Thursday, 16 July 2009

Buttons Galore.........


Hello how are you today?
We've been enjoying some winter sunshine here is Sydney thankfully, as we hate those dull days.
I felt like playing yesterday, Walshie was working from home so the kitchen was out of bounds to me. He says he can spread out here and enjoy the view outside! Anyway I was having a tidy up in my craft room, sorting out odd pieces of paper and such. Decided to put a few scraps together and took down my button jar. This is the card I came up with.
  • Stamp GKD bug me anytime by Nina Brackett
  • Inks Martha Stewart - meyer lemon, bamboo and hibiscus plus two Copic markers
  • Card GKD Pure Luxury layering weight pure white, Kaiserscrapbook - garden party, pale blue , lemon and green scraps.
  • Embellishments: Assorted buttons, green organza ribbon
I've started with white card then layered with pale blue. The green, lemon and dp I've punched along the right end with my SU lace border punch.
The butterfly image was stamped onto pure luxury pure white which was then cut using a Spellbinder die. I cut a second square in the green card using the scalloped die, then mounted the image.
Now the fun part, each of the buttons (once I sorted out how many I needed to fit around the square) were taped around the frame (20 in all!).
I cut an oval, again with a Spellbinders die. Stamped the sentiment towards the right hand end and attached this to the card folding the left hand side to the back.
Some ribbon knotted along the side and playtime was over!
Not a bad way to use some scraps of card and a few buttons is it.

Till next time...........

8 comments:

CraftieConnie said...

This card is so cute, and what a great assortment of buttons! What little things can turn into great creations!

Robyn said...

Haha! You know you are addicted when you can't even clean up without starting to make a card from the scraps you are cleaning up! I have done that too! Your buttons are so sweet! I don't have that many- I will have to enlarge my collection!

Juls said...

what a fab button frame, It looks great!

craftieodamae said...

Sue this is so cute! I love what you did with all the buttons!

Butternut Sage Designs said...

hi Sue,

I just love what you have done with all these buttons so cute!

KathyJ (Wattle) said...

This is lovely Sue!!! The punched edge and all the buttons look wonderful!!! :)

Selma said...

Sue this is a very cute card. The buttons are just perfect for a cute embellishment. I really like how you did the tag too.

Kym Weber said...

Awesome! Love all the buttons! Really darling!