April 8, 2010

Fun with Buttons

Hello everyone!  Hope you have all been having a fabulous week.  We had a freak snow storm this morning.  It has stopped snowing and hailing and now it's starting warm up a little.  No snow left on the ground thank goodness but it was awfully scary taking the kids to school with slushy west coast snow on the road and no snow tires.  Unfortunately I don't know if our apricot tree is going to produce much fruit this year.  It started blooming only a few days ago.  I guess we'll find out this summer.

Anyhow....on with the card.  This was my practice run for the Embellish Magazine publication call.  I find it takes me a couple of cards to get into the colours.  I decided to use TESC107 as a starting point.  A fun sketch for fun colours right?  I used black cotton thread to chain all the buttons together.  I tried to go with a more whimsical approach to that; any button threaded every which way I could think of.  These colours were perfect for a birthday card with a paper pieced cupcake.  I think I got the colour balance right?  What I like most about this card is the black zigzag stitching.  The pink panel might be missing something?... 

Hopefully I'll have more to show you this weekend.  Happy Crafting.

Paper:  Bermuda Bay, Basic Black, Melon Mambo, whisper white, Razzleberry lemonade dsp (SU!)
Ink: Basic Black, Bermuda Bay, yellow marker
Accessories:  Lemon Tart buttons (PTI), Black dmc thread. circle scissor, sewing machine, dimensional
Stamps: Birthday Best (SU!), Whimsical Words (SU!)


  1. This set has been sitting on the way bottom of my stamp pile and thanks for the inspiration to pull it out and use it. Really like the row of buttons and the paper pieced frosting.

  2. Too cute... love the colors :)

  3. Love this! Fabulous stitching and buttons :) Is that a new watermark? I just noticed it! Cute, cute!

  4. Lovely, yummy card!

    Saskia :)

  5. This is a super cute card! I love how you've strung all of the buttons together!

  6. Oh, this is a great card. Just love it!

  7. So sweet! I love the buttons! :)

  8. AWESOME stitching!!! You did an amazing job =) Those buttons & thread work really well.