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Friday, August 4, 2017

A note for you!

Hey there!  Hope all is well with you.  I have a card to share with you today that I made for a challenge! (Hiya Tamara!)  The challenge is to make a card that you are going to use and that has a button on it.  Sounds like a perfect way to get the ole' creative juices flowing this morning.  I decided to go for it!  Aaaaannnndddd....let the challenge begin! I went to my stamp room and pulled out all sorts of stuff.  I knew it would truly be a challenge because Stampin' Up doesn't currently have any buttons.  I figured I would work it out!  Here is what I came up with:

I kept the color combo simple with Real Red and Crumb Cake/Early Espresso.  The pop of the crisp Whisper White is what appeals to me about this combo though.  It just kind of enthusiastically shouts hello there, but without knocking you completely over!  Lots going on here.  I embossed with the Brick Wall Embossing Folder and stamped all of the available space with tiny little designs.  I used the Eastern Beauty stamp set and the Daisy Delight stamp set.  I also combined several shapes for some added visual interest.

Wanted to point out that I did a little bit of tweaking with the sentiment.  It comes in a curved shape originally, but because it is made from the Photopolymer I was able to manipulate it into a straight line for this image.  Take a look:

The top stamp is the sentiment in it's original shape and the bottom one is after I straightened it out and placed it on the block..  Once I removed it from the glass block it flopped right back to it's original, fun curvy shape!

Here  is a close up of the focal point.  The oval is from the Layering Ovals Framelits and I used Dimensionals to pop it up some.

Here is the button part of the challenge!   I made this by punching out 8  3/4" circles.  I used the 1/8" Handheld circle punch to punch out the 2 button holes in the center of each one (being sure to line them up) and then glued them all together.  The I took the remaining 2 circles and punched out a 1/2" circle from the center and glued those 2 together.  I glued that on top on my button and added the linen thread!  Button, button...who has the button! 

Here are the goodies I used to make my challenge card today:


Do you have any fun plans for the weekend?  Make time to create something!  It's just so good for you!  I will be back soonest with more to share!  Have a wonderful day!


1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Oh! You are so clever w/that button! Kavi