Sunday, December 18, 2011

Button Challenge

If there is any crafty item that I can play all year around, it has to be BUTTONS. They can be incorporated into any themes, designs or seasons. Buttons can be the main theme for any design, they can also be the little embellishments. And  lastly, they can give the card the WOW factor!  I needed a break from making Christmas cards, so here is my all occasion card with buttons. I am entering this for Lily Pad Cards Challenge (details here ).
you brighten my day
 
Card stock: White, kraft (Recollections), green (Bazzill), Grenadine Layering paper (Hero Arts)
Stamps: Butterfly from Lauderdale Floral, leaf from Sweet Thread, sentiment from Big Hugs, all by Hero Arts
Embossing Power: Stampedous (white, detailed)
Ink: Versamark by Tsukineko, Distress Ink (Peel Paint) by Ranger
Accents: buttons (DeNami Design), 3 D-Dots (EK Success)

  1. Make card from card stock 
  2. Stamp leaf in Peel Paint
  3. Emboss butterfly and cut out, emboss the sentiment
  4. Arrange and sew up the buttons
  5. Pop dot the butterfly

Aren't those buttons "delicious"!? 

23 comments:

Barb said...

gorgeous! the different colors and shapes are so pretty. great card!

Hussena said...

this is just gorgeous.. i love the play on the sentiment and those buttons are simply fab!!!

Barb said...

As usual, you are so creative, Virginia! Love the leaves for the butterfly trail, and your row of buttons looks fab! :)

Dawn said...

Incredible Virginia. Such a happy card. Lovely butterfly

Donna Bowman said...

Such a great card Virginia!! Love your butterfly & buttons and how you framed it with the kraft card stock!

onecraftymama said...

I love the variety of shapes, colours, stitching, shine...to all those buttons. I heart buttons, and I hope they're trendy for a long time!!

Lynn said...

Love it Virginia...really love the flourish that makes the butterfly feel like it will fly off the card!

dahlhouse-designs.com said...

Loving your embossed cards!!! This one is no exception and each button is so adorable. Fabby card.

Creations by Shirl said...

Great colours of your buttons, hummm seems like a fun challenge to play along with....
Have a great Sunday....

Annette said...

very pretty Virginia...I love that butterfly and those fun buttons...Great color combo..

MarcyK924 said...

Oh gosh, this stole my heart with those beautiful buttons and the pretty butterfly! SO creative using the flight trail with a leaf stamp! GORJUS!!!

Erin (Homemade Cards by Erin) said...

Oh I should really pull out some buttons.... thanks for the inspiraiton.

Maureen Morton said...

So cute, Virginia. I love buttons, even new ones like these. Great how the butterfly breaks the frame and has such a classy trail. Love!

Chunyuan said...

love the row of different color buttons. perfect to match the color scheme of the card and add texture.

Lisa's Creative Niche said...

So beautiful!!!

Tiffany said...

Wow!! I so love these vibrant colors, such an eye-pleaser!

Simone said...

This is sooo pretty Virginia! Love those buttons and the beautiful colours!

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

OHHH! I am loving all the different buttons--I must go to the button store to get some amazing buttons! FABULOUS card--love everything you make, Virginia!!!

Trinh said...

So pretty! Love the border of buttons and the leaves for the butterfly trail.

BabyBokChoy said...

I love the clean cut look!

Lin said...

LOVE the butterfly trail you made with the leaves! Beautiful use of buttons for our challenge, my friend!

Melissa Shea said...

CAS and down right gorgeous!

Vicky said...

What a fun card, lovely colors and great use of buttons! So happy to see this card in our lilypad challenge!!! Thanks for playing with us!