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Friday, March 2, 2012

Buttons, Buttons, Buttons!

I feel like I haven't crafted in a month... so many hours at hospitals out of town.  Why is it that hospitals are so exhausting, even if you're not the patient?  Ugh.  Back to the good stuff. Paper, Ink, and embellishments!

This week at Card Crafter's Circle, we have a fun challenge.... we want you to create with BUTTONS.  One of my favourite embellishments, although really, more of an addiction.  I love buttons. When I run my fingers through a bowl of buttons, I feel like Scrooge McDuck swimming in his Money Bin!  

This week our sponsor is... Bugaboo Stamps!  We love Bugaboo! I can't keep up with all the  new releases... my wish list is as long as my arm!   I hope that you'll pop on over to the Card Crafter's Circle blog and check out the design team's fabulous creations... this group never ceases to amaze me!  

Ingredients: White Cardbase; Decorative papers; Stardust Glitter Pens; Copic Marker; Paper Twine; Pea Green Rhinestones, Buttons...
I used an image from the AKV (A Kid's View) Earth series.  I love this image, and have had it a while, but never used it... I love it... reminds me of playing with an Earth Ball as a kid at camp, and the song "Whole World In His Hands".  I coloured the image with a Copic and glitter pens, and trimmed it to size. I created three blue  layers and fixed them together. 


With a button I had gussied up as our planet earth, I threaded some knotted paper twine through, and fixed it to the image, over the earth he was already holding.  I fixed this layer to the cardbase, then added a vertical embellishment, of a paper strip and paper twin threaded through a buckle button.  To finish, I added rhinestones to the image layer.

This card is entered in the challenges at 
PollyCraft #129 Teenage Dream (5/3) (Doesn't every teenager dream of having the world in the palm of their hand? Or is that at their feet?)
Pixie Dust Studio #116 Buttons (8/3) 
For Your Inspiration #25 (15/3) Photo Inspiration 

I hope you will join us at Card Crafter's Circle and share your buttoned creations with us! Thanks for peepin'!
 

13 cared to share!:

Jennifer said...

Such a fabulous way to use a button! I love how you created earth and this bugagoo guy is great! Love the blue!

Pauline said...

Hi Pauline, what a brilliant card! I love the button world! A great card, and such a fun image!

dstandard said...

What a fun card - great use of the button! Thanks for playing at FYI!

Anne-Marie said...

I love how you did this cute card, Pauline...a really great way to lead the challenge, this week!

StephC said...

Very cute! The image is adorable. Thanks for sharing with us at FYI!

Lynsey said...

Fab card for a Teen! Thanks for joining in the Pollycraft Challenge this week.
Hugs Lynsey x

rudlis said...

Super cute card. Fantastic card. Thanks so much for sharing with us at FYI this week.

Vicki Dutcher said...

Fabulous use of a button! thanks for joining in at FYI~

Sara Mac said...

Oh my goodness this is so cute! Love the big button. Thanks for joining us at FYI.

carefree creations said...

I love how you "gussied up" the button to resemble earth - very clever! Thanks for playing with us at FYI!

Taylor said...

Love how you used the button! Thanks for playing along with us over at Pixie Dust Studio!

Trish and Treasure said...

I love the added dimension this vertical strip adds to your card design! Great idea using a button with this little fellow,very ingenious!
Hugs Trish

Michelle said...

Such a cute card! Thanks for joining us at FYI!