Friday, March 2, 2012
Button, Button, I Forgot the Button
Many of you can remember sitting at your Mother's or Grandmother's feet as they sewed and playing with their button boxes. While I do have memories of sitting on the floor playing as my Grandmother worked her wonders with her trusty Singer trundle sewing machine, I don't particularly remember playing with buttons. I tend to be a sorter and catagorizer type, so I'm sure that all the buttons would have been separated by color or style -- but as I said, I can't recall doing anything like that. Never mind, though, as I know buttons are a favorite embellishment for a lot of you card makers, and this week at Card Crafter's Circle (http://cardcrafterscircle.blogspot.com/), we'd like to see what you do with buttons.
Our sponsor this week is the uber-fabulous... Bugaboo Stamps! Not only does Bugaboo have a plethera of adorable images, but they are always so very generous with their prizes. Our randomly chosen winner for the Button challenge will receive SEVEN Bugaboo images. Now how fun is that?
My little image comes from the Sun Bonnet collection and can be found at http://www.bugaboostamps.com/Sewing-SB-button_p_153.html. I figured this little charmer was perfect for the button theme. I printed her off on X-Press It card and coloured her with my Copic markers. I cut the image out using a Spellbinders circle die and backed it with another Spellbinder scalloped circle die. My card base is white card layered with blue and then yellow. On top of that, I added a smaller layer of blue with pattered paper from Daisy D. I added a strip of ecru lace and a strip of ribbon. The X-es on the ribbon reminded me of cross-stitching and kept with the sewing theme (yes, I know the theme is buttons, but that's all part of sewing, isn't it?). I adhered four tiny buttons, one in each corner, and three larger buttons under the bow. I used ecru crochet thread to tie small knots in the holes of the buttons, and I adhered them with sticky glue dots so that they would "stand up" against the bow knot rather than lie flat.
Even if you don't decide to join us this week in the challenge at Card Crafter's Circle, take a few minutes to drop by and have a look at the lovely cards the DT did this week. As our wonderfully spunky and talented DT member from the UK put it, "I'm gobsmacked at how good all our creations look." I think you will be gobsmacked, too!