Sunday, November 29, 2009

Cards Blog Button Challenge

Hi peeps! I can't believe it's already Sunday. I'm lamenting the fact that the long weekend is coming to a close. Luckily, this coming week at work is Jeans week, so I've got that going for me. And, I was able to squeeze in a challenge today from the CARDS blog. The criteria is to use at least 5 buttons on a card. I happened to use 6 for good measure {heehee!}. Here's the card I created: I've had the idea of a snow globe for a couple weeks, but just haven't had the time to put the concept on paper. I was also debating on what to put into my snow globe. This challenge sort of led me to do a Christmas Tree with buttons. For the base, I used the Olive Green grosgrain ribbon and then added my buttons on top. To create the globe, I used the Stampin'Up! Sizzix Clear circle Bigz die and also used that for the snow, which I just cut into a wavy slopy pattern. To give my snow a little shimmer, I added some dazzling diamonds glitter on the edges. Here's a look at the side view.
You can see that the inside of the card is basically put together like the front of the card. I just adhered the top together with Tombo glue. The base was cut from the Clear Circle die as well, then I cut the black circle in half and trimmed the top rounded edge off. Here's the recipe:
{Button Christmas Tree Globe Card}
All supplies Stampin'Up! except where noted
*Cardstock: Kraft, Whisper White, Basic Black, Real Red
*Stamp set: Christmas punch, Teeny Tiny Wishes
*Inks: Whisper White Craft Ink Pad, Real Red Classic Ink Pad
*Accessories: Modern Label punch, Sizzix Clear Circl Bigz die, Old Olive Grosgrain Ribbon, Vintage Brads, PTI Buttons, red embroidery floss, Dazzling Diamonds glitter, sponge dauber (for the white shading on the base).
Thanks for stopping by today. Hope you guys have a great week!

I'll be announcing the Freebie Friday winner tomorrow morning, so stay tuned. Bye for now.


~amy~ said...

Rose, this is perfect for the button challenge...soooooo stinkin' the snowglobe idea!

Susan (rainy) said...

This is SO ADORABLE!! The red embroidery floss with the buttons is a perfect "pop" detail. Love this!

Andrea said...

so cute.

Melissa Sauls said...

Oh my goodness girl, this is over the top amazing!!! Absolutely love it! And I haven't forgotten about my award!!! Oh my goodness I can't believe you picked little 'ole me!! I'm putting my award up on my next posting later this week. :) Thank you for the sweet award girlie.

NinaB said...

Oh, Rose, this is adorable.

Cindy Major said...

This is so totally cute!!! Great use of buttons :)


travelingmama said...

This is just TOO cute! LOVE it!

Aimee said...

AWESOME project!

Anonymous said...

Very unique!
Cute buttons!
Take care!