Here's another angle.
In my quest for a decent 'oxidized metal' card, I thought of a NBUS jar of
embossing powder in my stash. The name of it is Verdigris. When I checked
the definition, I saw it's a word for oxidation of copper.
Sooo, I pulled out a piece of thin copper sheet and die cut it in the shape
of a maple leaf. I patted a little Wow embossing pad over the top and
heat embossed with the Verdigris powder.
I used the same technique to add some Aged Gold embossing powder and
while it was still hot, sprinkled a little more of the Verdigris.
It's hard to see the forest of trees embossed behind the leaf. I had a
devil of a time getting a decent photograph!
There's still time share a card with oxidized metal at
This technique is so good for masculine cards!
Stamps: Fun Birthday Sentiments (HLS)
Ink: WOW Embossing Pad
Paper: Shaded Spruce (SU), Neenah Classic Natural
Other: Copper Sheet (Art Emb.), Verdigris EP (Ranger), Aged Gold EP (Stampendous), Gold EP, Subtle EF (SU)