Saturday, June 23, 2012

The Magic Number is...10!

Welcome, and happy Saturday!  The lovely Kristin, over @ Our Creative Corner, is our hostess this week.  Kristin, has asked that we create a paper craft item using 10!  Here is what Kristin says, '10 years ago yesterday, I married my amazing hubby.  In honor of a decade of married bliss, my challenge is for you to make a creation with either the number 10 in it, or it must contain 10 of the same items (ex: buttons, flowers, repeat images).  Ok, this I can do! and you probably have guessed what my repeat image is...buttons!
I wanted to make an Anniversary card for Kristin, and I knew that I wanted to use 10 buttons.  My favorite colors are pink and kraft.  I have a weakness for seam binding and crochet trim.  I love glitter.  So, I combined all my favorite things, and favorite pattern paper pieces.  Here is my card:


These are some of my favorite pattern papers.  And the original scrap pieces weren't very big, so they are pieced together.  I love how this card turned out.  Ok, the pale pink solid card stock is a retired color from Stampin' Up! (blush blossom).  I love how the color is soft and pretty without being too pink.  
For the heart, I cut the shape from chip board.  I painted it with some picket fence crackle paint.  I used spun sugar to 'color' the cracks.  The buttons were attached with a hot glue gun.  I then sprayed the button heart with adhesive and then sprinkled a chunky glitter and a fine glitter.  The buttons range from kraft, cream, white, to pink.  The rectangle is embossed, and a center text paper is added to give the rectangle some dimension.  I used foam tape to lift the heart off the rectangle.  And foam tape to lift the rectangle off the card front.
The seam binding is actually white.  I used the spun sugar distress ink to dye the seam binding.  I had a scrap piece of crochet trim, that just had to be added to the card front.  The glitter brad is from a scrapbook kit about 5 years ago.  
I added the sentiment to the top of the card.  I wanted to keep your eye moving.  And I didn't want to compete with the text paper at the bottom of the card.   I stamped the sentiment in basic black classic ink and then sponged the piece with crumb cake classic ink.  I free hand cut the banner.  
Thank you for looking.  I hope you get a chance to play along with us.  Remember, for this weeks challenge we want to see 10.  You can use any particular products/manufacturer.  See ya soon {smile}

11 comments:

Sue said...

Hello Sharon
You have made a beautiful card for Kristin.
Your little Heart steals the show; it is deliciously soft and feminine, setting it within a Pink Frame with your Pink seam Binding shows it off in all it's glory, and although your Bg has lace and die-cut elements, your eye always returns to the Heart. It is wonderful
Smiles:)
Sue

Lisa S. said...

This is gorgeous and I love the mix of papers you used. The sparkly little heart is a show stealer and I love how every element complements the other. Beautiful card Sharon!!

Yvonne Garner said...

I just lov your card! The color choices, the button coated heart, the glitter. Perfection! Bet wishes, Yvonne

Inspired Gal {Crafts} said...

Wow! Love it. It looks like you've mastered dying the seam binding. Isn't it fun?

Conniecrafter said...

Gorgeous, lovely glimmer and such pretty paper combo!

Meihsia Liu said...

Oh....Sharon, this is such a gorgeous creation!!! I love the glittered buttons on the heart so much. The frame, the layout and color scheme are just fabulous.

Anita Houston said...

This is absolute pure shabby chic JOY!!! Amazing design and so many elements, but that heart has my heart Sharon!!! Absolutely stunning and perfect and dreamy and gorgeous!!!!

Patrice Herrera said...

Wow! I have to agree with the rest of the ladies your little heart is a jaw dropper for sure! The hounds-tooth DSP was an awesome choice for contrast. Stunning

Tui Nathan said...

Absolutely stunning Sharron ... love those gorgeous buttons and love your soft romantic themeing .... great job!!!

Kristin said...

Sharon - this is SO beautiful! I love the glittered buttons on the heart - absolutely to die for! The houndstooth paper in the corner is a great balance to the text paper at the bottom of the card (and it's my favorite pattern besides!) Another beautiful creation Sharon. It's been really great to be a part of the OCC with you!

Jill Norwood said...

Sharon I had to pin this card! I ADORE it!!!! So beautiful!!!!!
Your blog is just full of eye candy treasure!!! :)