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Sunday, April 13, 2014
This was my first attempt at using copper on a card. I really like the color effect you get when it is heated. After a half hour of trying to use my heat gun, I finally gave up and headed for the kitchen. I placed the punched piece of copper in the toaster oven, and after 6 and 1/2 minutes on "toast" it finally turned deep orange. It looks much better here; but IRL it is all one color. The center flower was punched from an unheated piece for contrast.
Although it didn't turn out the way I had hoped, it will still make a nice Easter card. Meanwhile, I plan to try again tomorrow morning with my BIC candle lighter in the hopes that an open flame will do the trick. I'll be doing it in the driveway so I don't set the house on fire!