Friday, August 2, 2013

Baby Buttons on Friday

wow, this year is going by fast.  I can't hardly believe that it is already August.  Can you?  So, to start off another month, the lovely Robbie, over @ Sketch Frenzy Friday has a wonderfully creative sketch for you to try.
this week's sketch

Ok, before you get discouraged, frustrated, or none of that, lets take a second look at the sketch.  The long vertical piece on the left hand side, can be almost anything.  Think: ribbon, box pleat, accent piece, stacked flowers, a row of hearts, a stream of butterflies.  See the new possibilities?  Ok, next, the rectangle piece with the arch.  The rectangle can be a matted piece, a tag, an accent piece, also.  The arch piece can be leaves, a bow, a doily, or an oval/circle accent piece.  Can you picture the card coming together, now?

The card base is pink pirouette cardstock.  The main panel is whisper white cardstock.  I used an embossing folder to create the texture.  For the vertical piece, I used the plaid wheel inked in pink pirouette classic ink.  I used the polka dot pink pattern paper from the subtles dsp and the scallop border punch to create the scallop edges of the plaid piece.  I used my sewing machine to make the simple border along both sides.
I love layers, and so I couldn't put one single sentiment banner.  So, I created a doily with the delicate doily stamp set, versa mark ink, white embossing powder, and vellum cardstock. Pretty, huh?  I used the That's the Ticket stamp set, to create the ticket.  I stamped the ticket onto pink pirouette cardstock and versa mark ink.  I heat embossed the text with white embossing powder.  And to create the curved banner, I used the Itty Bitty Banner set.  I 'colored' the outline of the stamp with my basic black marker, and the sentiment in soft suede marker, then stamped onto whitsper white card stock.  
To create the rectangle piece with a arch, I created a frame.  I used the designer frame embossing folder to create the 'frame'.  The crumb cake card stock has texture to keep this piece from looking flat.  I used foam tape to adhere the frame to the card front.
I made a trio of buttons from clay, using SU!'s new button & blossom mold.  I thought that they add a simple sweet embellishment.  
Now, for the arch piece, I added a dyed seam binding 'hanger'.  I used pink pirouette re inker to dye some very vanilla seam binding.  I tied a simple bow and used the tails to hold the frame.

Thank you for looking.  I hope that you have been inspired.  So, grab your stamping supplies, card stock, embellishments, and create a card using our sketch and play along with us @ SFF!

1 comment:

Tammy said...

beautiful card! love all the elements you've added!! you're awesome!