Welcome back, friends! I have a fun card to share with you tonight. Have you been following along with the festivities over at Papertrey Ink? Well, today's challenge is to use buttons in a unique way. I immediately thought of this week's Waltzingmouse sketch challenge and the color combo at CR84FN. Here's the inspiration:
Can I just tell you how much I enjoyed dumping out my buttons and picking through them to find the right ones? They're just so much fun to look at. This card actually came together fairly quickly. First I cut a rectangular window in a piece of scrap paper to use as a mask. I placed it onto Rustic Cream cardstock with removable adhesive, then stamped the Tin Types background onto the cardstock with Dark Chocolate ink.
Next I took buttons from my stash and arranged them around the outside of the stamped area to make a frame. You could adhere them with glue dots, but I prefer the look of stitched buttons, so I took a paper piercer and carefully pierced through each of the button holes. Then I moved the buttons off of the cardstock, keeping them arranged in the same order so I would know where each one should be stitched.
Once the piercing was done, it was super easy to stitch on the buttons with coordinating floss. I just used a long strand and did all of the bright pink at once, then the light pink, then the chocolate.
To finish off the card, I mounted the panel with foam adhesive onto a Sweet Blush card base and added a die cut teapot and label. This little card makes me kind of giddy with all those darling buttons, and I feel good about clearing some out of my
All supplies Papertrey Ink unless noted
Cardstock: Rustic Cream, Sweet Blush
Stamps: Tea for Two, Background Basics: Tin Types
Ink: Dark Chocolate, Chai tea dye
Tools: Teapot die, Label die, Corner Chomper (We R Memory Keepers)
Accessories: Dark Chocolate buttons, pink buttons (my stash), DMC floss, foam adhesive
So glad you dropped by tonight! I hope you have a happy Friday!