I'll be honest, I had no idea what today's ornament was going to be. I knew I'd use the new Jumbo Tattered Pinecone die, but beyond that, I was a total blank. Then, this morning I spotted a copper luminary I'd made a couple months ago and had a little 'ah ha!' moment.
Back in October, my friend Cyndi had suggested we try cutting the luminary from copper. I was not convinced it would work. I thought it would be too hard to bend the score lines and it would either be too stiff, or too floppy. I'm happy to say I was wrong! The die cuts the copper beautifully and, with a little patience, it's not hard to fold at all. Since the copper was so shiny, I started exploring ways to age it. Read below to see how it all came together!
HERE, age the copper. My patina developed very fast! You can stop the aging process whenever you're happy with the result. Be aware that it will continue to develop more of a patina over time.
You can find all the supplies I used at Inspiration Emporium via the links below. Remember to use my coupon code - stamptramp - to save 10% on your order!
Note: Several of you have asked about the copper I used. I've updated my links to include 36 gauge copper foil similar to what I used to create my lantern. You can find it at Amazon. Hope that helps!
Thanks so much for coming by today - I hope you enjoyed this final ornament! If you missed any of the previous ones, you can click on the 12 Days of Ornaments tag below this post to see them all.
Have a great weekend!