Saturday, October 1, 2011

Button, button, who has the button?

Birthday Sundaes' challenge this week was to use buttons.  That is not something I usually use on my cards since I think they can make them difficult to mail.  But. . . I have a huge stash of buttons considering I used to be a seamstress and have collected them over the years.  I went through some of the ones that I picked up just because they were unique and found the perfect ones to use on a card.


Aren't these the greatest buttons?  I had a green paper that matched, although the picture doesn't look very green.  I printed the "celebrate" on my computer, then scored on either side of the word.  Using my cuttlebug and the paisley embossing folder, I embossed above and below the score lines.  I rounded the bottom corners, and mounted the green on a black card.  I didn't want to distract from the button design so I just ran some black crochet thread through the holes and tied in the back to keep from having strings.  I stuck them on with glue dots.  I'm loving the simplicity but elegance of this card.  I may have to look through my button stash again.

2 comments:

  1. I love the colors that you used! The embossing looks beautiful and you did a great job with these button. Thank you for playing along with us at Birthday Sundaes!
    Maribel

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  2. This card is gorgeous! I love the buttons and embossing together! Thanks for sharing it with us at Birthday Sundaes! I hope you'll join us again this week!
    Amber

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