Sunday, January 15, 2012

Button Anniversary

Inspiration

Here's a whimsical anniversary card I made last fall for a few anniversaries that I never had a chance to post. Hope you enjoy!

ButtonAnniversary

Ingredients

Note: Finished card size: 5" x 7"

Paper

Garden Green (SU!)7" x 10", and
3 1/2" x 3 1/2"
Crystal Blue (CTMH)4" x 5 1/2"
Cafe Mediterranean designer paper(DCWV)3 3/4" x 5"
Very Vanilla (SU!)3 1/4" x 3 1/4"

Stamps

Flowers (Inkadinkado)
Happy Anniversary (Annette Allen Watkins)

Ink

Basic Black (SU!)
Garden Green (SU!)
Marina Mist (SU!)

Accessories

Label 1 Nestabilities (Spellbinders)
Grand Calibur (Spellbinders)
Corner Rounder punch (Fiskars)
Buttons (SU!)
Embroidery floss
Needle
Raffia
Watercolor brush
3-D Foam Squares (Scrapbook Adhesives)
Clear tape (3M)
ATG (3M)
Scor-Pal
Scissors
Rotary Trimmer (Fiskars)

Instructions

BASE CARD

Cut a piece of green card stock measuring 7" x 10", score at 5" and fold. Use the corner rounder punch to round the two outer corners.

MAT LAYERS

Cut a mat of blue card stock measuring 4" x 5 1/2" and mount at the top center of the card front. Cut a mat of designer paper measuring 3 3/4" x 5" and mount on the blue mat.

SENTIMENT

Stamp the sentiment in green ink below the mat layer.

IMAGE

Cut a label 1 die cut from vanilla card stock, and stamp the flower image in black ink on the die cut. Use a watercolor brush to color the flowers and leaves using ink from ink pads. Use a needle and embroidery floss, attach the buttons to the image, fixing the floss on the back with tape. Wrap a piece of orange raffia around the bottom of the die cut and tie a knot.

Cut/emboss a label 1 die cut one size larger than the image die cut using green card stock. Attach it to the card front using foam squares. Add the image panel onto the green die cut using foam squares.

Thanks for stopping by, and again I wish you the very best in the coming new year!

Blue_Orange

2 comments:

GLENDA BROOKS said...

I love, love, love your card! I love the way you used the buttons for the flower heads and that raffia is to die for!

hlm said...

Oh I really like this card. The buttons are so cute!

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