Thursday, March 25, 2010
Papertey Blog Hop - March 2010
Thank you for stopping by today. I am participating in the Papertrey blog hop. How fun!! This month we were supposed to do something with buttons. Oh my! I am not a button person. I cannot remember the last time I put more than one button on a project. Ekk! I pushed and pushed my creativity until I came up with this card.
This was such a fun card to put together. The original inspiration came from a technique form Betsy Veldman. She gave some great tips for dies. She said to cover one in buttons. When I read it, a light bulb went off. I could surely cover a die cut in buttons, right? Well, as it went together, the buttons on the die looked somewhat silly. I scratched the card, but resumed when new inspiration hit. Yeah!! I love it when that happens! :) As it turns out, I was going to emboss the sentiment with white, but that darn quality ink from Papertrey REALLY shows up on kraft card stock. So . . . I dug around and found this red. This might be my first successful embossing - ever. I love the look of the white embossed and have wanted to try it for a while. Let me tell you that this red makes me want to do lots more embossing.
Stamps: Polka Dot Basics (PTI), Flowers ($1 stamps), Grass (Autumn Leaves), Birthday Wishes (SillyLeAnn 1.0 - yes, I make my own stamps)
Paper: Stampers Select White, Kraft, New Leaf (PTI)
Ink: Fresh Snow, Pure Poppy, New Leaf (PTI)
Die Cut: Serenade Cartridge (Cricut)
Ribbon: Hobby Lobby
Buttons: My Minds Eye
Embossing Powder: Pure Red (Ranger)
Floss: White DMC Floss