Do you ever find that the less time you have to do something, the more complicated it gets? That's what happened yesterday - I had this idea for a card with a big button, and so I made it. I was in a rush 'cos I'd been out all day and had loads to do.
When I finished the card I thought it was lovely but maybe, just maybe, was there just a bit too much going on?
I'm much happier with today's version - I hope no-one minds that I used yesterday's sketch and the same button idea for today's challenge on Nichole's blog!! S'pose it's a bit like cheating but I reckon I can get away with it because it is a brand new card...pssstt! don't tell on me!
Anyhow, used various circle and dot stamps from PTI sets (Polka dot basics, and the new Stationary set) to make a background of button shapes in Versamark on Ocean Tides card. Stitched around it, tied bow etc. Used the 'friends' word stamp from First Fruits (rubbed ink of the 's' before stamping).
Scalloped edge courtesy of Ek success corner rounder, minus guard.
Layered a circular frame on top of the plain circle and punched 4 holes to make the ginormous button - Clear embossed as yesterday's was, and Threaded it with card strips a la Alli Miles.
Scor-pal'ed a couple of oversized stitches down the card behind the button and done.
I have to tell you tho' I'm absolutely hating the new Kraft cardstock that I got from my local office supply - it is a far cooler and greyer shade than my previous batch, ugh! And it photographs awfully. Must find replacement.
Hi, I’m Claire Brennan and I'm a crafter. I am currently designing new stamps for Gina K Designs as well as prepping some of the popular WMS sets for re-release with Gina - it doesn't get any better! Thanks for stopping by, sure hope you see something different here!
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