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

46 comments:

Melissa said...

Very cute!

peggysue said...

I like the polka dots on kraft, it shows up really well.

Rosanne said...

Sweet card!

megspaulding said...

Very pretty card! Nice job!

Babies- Beth said...

Your card is so cute!! I can see buttons in the little green circles, too- what fun!!

Leigh Ann Baird said...

Lovely card!

Cammie said...

This is so pretty. I love the way the circle motif is carried throughout the design.

Laurie said...

Love that big green flower! Your card is so pretty!

Kelly S. said...

Well isn't this such a cheerful little garden! Love how the bottom is a little mini version. Great job with the die cut, too!

Jennifer K said...

I really like your green flower - it's so graphic and stylized. Great job on the embossing - isn't that just so fun!?

Diane Jaquay said...

Very creative and beautiful!!

Nancy L. said...

so cute!

Marge said...

I appreciate your not being a button person, as I LOVE them & purchase the Holiday buttons, but I truly rarely use them! Your card is darling though!!!

Shiloh said...

Very Cute!

Anika said...

Cute card!

Lisa V. said...

Ver nice card. Isn't it great to try something new? This is only my second time doing this, but I like the challenge.

Dana said...

Not a button girl? Are you crazy, this card full of buttons is so fun! Keep 'em coming!

Allison Cope said...

Cute card Leanne!

N2ScrapN4Fun said...

Really cute card.

Pat said...

Love that large flower focal point.

Janelle said...

Cute card. Good job stepping outside of your comfort zone!

Carol's Ink Spot said...

Cute card! Love the buttons on the ribbon!

Kerri said...

What an awesome layout! I love your strip of buttons, and the embossing looks fantastic!

resmith said...

Very cute!!

Holly Jordan said...

super cute!

Mariana said...

WOW that is pretty, I love the dots, and the sentiment is beautiful, congrats!

Jara said...

Cuuuute, Leann! Love the white dots on kraft!

Lori said...

Nice card!

kolling143 said...

I am a huge fan of polka dots on kraft!! They look great!

Heather P. said...

This is just TOO ca-ute!

Kathryn B said...

Such a pretty card! I like the polka dot background and your big green flower and the little flowers! Your elements flow so nicely together!

Liz said...

So cute! I love how the sentiment pops with the kraft and white polka dots.

Laural-Lee said...

Lovin' the dots and pure poppy.

Suzanne said...

Love your choice of colors. Good job.

Chris Simon said...

Fun! Your giant flower is great. You look like a button pro now1

Savitri said...

Super super cute!!!

Katie {choc0holic} said...

Such a fun card!

SnappyStamper said...

Super cute!!! Love that big flower!

Sharon said...

Very cute! love the mix of red buttons!

Jessica said...

So cool! I love that sweet button border.

Gayatri said...

Gorgeous!

jen said...

I'd say you did a fantastic job working outside of your comfort zone! And that red embossing looks perfect! Great card!!

Nadine said...

What a beautiful card! I love the colors you used and your sweet row of flowers along the bottom! And doing the sentiment in red really makes it pop against the kraft & white. Good choice! :o)

Charmaine (CharmWarm) said...

Oh how cute!

AnitaRex said...

So cute, it's awesome to push yourself and try something new! Love your blog design!

Taheerah said...

Very funky, lots of repetition of circles - perfect to go with the button theme!