Sandy Mathis is hosting a “use one or more buttons on your project” challenge at The Paper Players this week. I’m not a BUB (that’s an acronym for “Big User of Buttons” that I just made up to add interest to this blog post), so I don’t use buttons a lot on my cards. My first thought was I’d make a baby card (baby cards are all button-y, right?). Then, I slapped my hand and demanded that I find a new and unique way to showcase a button. Buttons, buttons, buttons…
Here’s my card:
Tips, Tricks and Reminders:
- The Button. I’m guessing you didn’t miss the button on my project, right? Even though it’s covered up a little bit, it’s front-and-center and plays an important role in this card. Right there in the center of the flower sits the largest of the Very Vintage Designer Buttons. The button is backed with a 3/4″ Hello Honey circle and topped with a 1/2″ Hello Honey circle that’s covered with Crystal Effects. I like the extra shine created by this button-topper.
- Inking the Flower. The textured look of this flower was really easy to achieve. I inked the flower with Hello Honey and then sponged Tangerine Tango and Chocolate Chip over it with sponge daubers. I really love how these colors achieve a “dead leaf” color – not the look you’d typically want on a flower, but I really like it here. So easy.
- Color Inspiration. This card is inspired by the colors of Autumn. Chocolate Chip, Tangerine Tango and Hello Honey pair nicely with Very Vanilla to create a warm, Fall feel. This background piece from the Moonlight Designer Series Paper Stack features Hello Honey and Whisper White. While I would never normally pair Whisper White and Very Vanilla, the lighter, yellow hues of Hello Honey are vanilla enough to pair well with Very Vanilla.
Wow! After this project, I feel like maybe I COULD become a BUB. 🙂
Stamp Sets: Bloom for You, Lots of Thanks Papers: Chocolate Chip, Tangerine Tango, Hello Honey, Very Vanilla, Moonlight Designer Series Paper Stack Inks: Chocolate Chip, Tangerine Tango, Hello Honey Accessories: Very Vintage Designer Button, 3/4″ Circle punch, 1/2″ Circle punch, Fun Flower punch, Crystal Effects, Stampin’ Dimensionals
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