Tuesday, 11 August 2009

Crafty Creations - Buttons

Good morning everyone. Well I finally got my ironing done this morning and boy does that pile grow when I'm not looking!

I started this card last night and had time for the finishing touches this morning. Can you guess which is my favourite new stamp? I love this flower set (it's great for using up scraps of DP). I am entering this card in the Crafty Creations challenge where the theme is "Buttons".

I wanted to use Kraft card but as I don't have any I made my own by gluing brown wrapping paper to card. If you look closely you can see where it has buckled a bit - oops!

I've stamped the flowers and leaves using Brilliance inks and heat embossed them with holographic embossing powder, I've also heat embossed the button on the flower - this doesn't show too well but if you want to see it better you can click on the picture to enlarge it.

Here's what I used to make this card:

Stamps from SU set "Playful Petals"
Pink, lilac and green Brilliance dew drop ink pads
Heat it Up embossing powders "Holographic" and "Enchanted Gold"
Spellbinders largest long scalloped rectangle
Brown wrapping paper
Buttons and thread from stash

Thank you so much calling by to see my cards. I love to know that you have visited and your comments make my day.

Happy Tuesday!


Lorraine Robertson said...

Fab card honey & love how you used the brown wrapping paper...

Lorraine xxx

Danielle said...

Lovely card Clare - very creative use of brown wrapping paper!! Love the buttons! And the flower is very pretty!
Hugs, Danielle

Emma said...

WOW Clare - you are so clever - I love how you have used this stamp on some funky paper and the tip for making kraft card too is brilliant.

Have a great day,

Emma x

Dragonlady said...

I love the card Clare. That flower is beautiful.

Ali x

Violets Corner said...

Fab card Clare!!! Lovely colours :) That stamp seems to be very useful and beautiful, mmm, why on earth did I say I wouldn´t by more stamps this month, hehe.


Juls said...

very gorgeous! love the scallops and the buttons!

Elaine said...

I love it, Clare!

Christine said...

Stunning creation Clare..great colours..

Christine xx

Jules said...

Hi Clare

Gorgeous card - very bright and cheerful.

Love the scallops.

Love Jules xx

Donna said...

Fantastic card Clare and such a stunning flower against the brown paper :) please can you come and do my ironing too lol! Donna x

Liz, said...

Mine first please!!

Wow just shows how versatile one flower can be, looks totally different from the last card but just as fab!

And what a brill idea using the brown paper, might steal that one some time.

Liz x

Riet said...

What beautiful Clare,i love the flower.

Hugs Riet.x

Tab said...

Oooh love your sweet card, the flower is gorge and I love kraft card!
Hugs Tab xxx

Littleted62 said...

Stunning card, very simple but effective - love the flower, it looks so different to your last card, it's a very versatile image. Nicki, xx

acreativeneed said...

Very creative using the wrapping paper, it worked out so well!! Lovely card!! So glad you played the Crafty Creations Challenge!

Suzie Q said...

Hi Clare,
OOh now this is lush, i too have used this instead of kraft and looks just as good x
Good luck in the challenge x
Suzie Qx