July 9, 2011

JUGS #92 & CR84FN #33


Hello, friends!  I'm so glad to be back for another week as Guest Designer with Just Us Girls!  This week Kristin has challenged us with a fun technique--making cardstock buttons!  There's a great tutorial for this technique HERE.  I chose to use the challenge colors at CR84FN as well, with kraft as my neutral.

ETA:  Check out this wonderful tutorial by JUGS Designer Dana at Want2Scrap!



The idea for this card started with the buttons, which I made using Papertrey's button dies, although you can make yours with any shape of die or punch you want.  Each button has 5 layers of cardstock to give it a nice thickness.  On the top layer of white cardstock, I stamped an image from WPlus9's Mehndi Medallions.  I can't tell you how much I love how this turned out!  A coat of Glossy Accents and these babies look almost like the real thing!

For the rest of the card, I stamped images from WPlus9's Spring Post, including the letters L-O-V-E over the bird postage stamp.  

Cardstock:  Papertrey Ink (Kraft, Pure Poppy, white)
Stamps:  WPlus9 Design Studio (Spring Post, Mehndi Medallions)
Ink:  Clearsnap (Frost White, Cranberry), Stampin' Up! (Pretty in Pink)
Tools:  Papertrey Ink (button dies)
Accessories:  DMC floss

Another sweet card for my sweet hubby.  I don't think he'll mind the pink, do you?  *grin*

I hope you'll give this technique a try and share your creation with us at JUGS!

Thanks for stopping by!

31 comments:

E.T said...

super fabulous!

Karen B. said...

This is beautiful! I think you should market those buttons!

Lindsay said...

It's perfect in every way Christina! I just love the subtle bg and those buttons, sigh! So so lovely friend!

Kim O'Connell said...

Wow! Simply gorgeous! Love those buttons! Off to check out that tutorial!

Dana said...

They DO look like the real thing! This is a fantastic card Christina. You just have a way with design that makes me see things in a different light all the time. Amazing you are. as Yoda would say! *grin*

Anne said...

Your buttons (and card) are FABULOUS!! They totally look like the real thing. Thanks for the link to the great tutorial. I think I'll give the JUGS technique challenge a try now:)

Maria Levine said...

These buttons are amazing!! I LOVE the stamped designs! Fabulous job!

Lynn said...

Oh...I love white on craft and the pink buttons are perfection!

LeAnne said...

Oh my gosh.....I want that postage set now! Your buttons are adorable, too!

Mona L. Pendleton said...

What a darling card Christina! Love the postage stamp and your home made buttons look wonderful! Thanks so much for joining along with CR84FN :)

Dana Gustafson said...

This turned out fabulous Christina! I love love LOVE your Mendhi stamped buttons! (You gotta share this card with Dawn at Wplus9). Also, loving the subtle postage stamped background and,well every detail actually!

Lisa said...

Love the clean look to this and those CUTE buttons!

Debbie Carriere said...

Wow, they do look like the real thing!!! Fabulous card! Love that postage stamp image!

Stephanie Kraft said...

Beautiful card, Christina! Love the white postage stamps on kraft and sweetly stamped buttons! Thanks for joining us at CR84FN!

Monika/Buzsy said...

What a pretty card Christina. Love the colors and those buttons. Hope you are having a wonderful weekend.

Deanna Jean said...

Love the card and those buttons are great. I've made tons of buttons with my PTI dies. I'm going to have to try the ctystal effects.

Diane Jaquay said...

Fabulous design, love the stamping on this, and the buttons!

kasia c. said...

Awesome card! i love that white postage stamp background and your buttons are just gorgeous!

Jennifer Rzasa said...

Christina, those colors are wonderful, and I just love your placement of the buttons!

Laura B. said...

those buttons are good enough to eat!! gotta try this, soooo pretty!

Amy said...

I think your hubby will LOVE this card! Definitely not too girly.......:) Those buttons are to DIE for!

Laurie said...

This is gorgeous! I love these colors together!

Lisa Petrella said...

LOVE the postage stamp background you created!!! And your buttons are ROCK STAR!!!! LOVE LOVE LOVE those!!!!

The Paper Parade said...

You always place everything perfectly on your cards. It looks like it must take hours to get it to come just right, but for you I bet its effortless!!

P.S. I don't think he'll mind the pink...pink and love just seem to go together ;)

xiumaiyuki said...

Oh, wow... I've never cared for those postage stamps but you've made them look FANTASTIC here. and those buttons... *swoon*.... :o)

Andrea M said...

Perfect. Simply BEAUTIFUL!! LOVE your use of the challenge colors and your take on the JUGS challenge!!! Your buttons are FANTASTIC!!! Thanks for playing along with CR84FN!!!

Elise said...

SERIOUSLY!!!!!!! Can you hear me GASPING, all the way over here! GOSH, girrrrrrrrl! YOUR buttons are positively EXQUISITE! Never mind that you are the mistress of the Wplus9 stamps - this crad is BREATH TAKING! Oh, darling - how I am LOVING your inspiration! Thank you for ALWAYS sharing your talent, so generously! xoxoxoxo!

Cristina said...

Beautiful. Pinned.

Jen Carter said...

I am loving, loving those buttons!! I have to give that a try with the medallions which I love! The postage background is so cute too!

Debgem said...

Love the stamp background and the really sweet buttons - lovely card. Thanks for playing along with CR84FN!

Nerina said...

Those buttons *DO* look real! What a gorgeous card! I can't believe how you switch over from the card below to this .. ??? It's amazing! Totally lovely CAS!

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