Today is our 33rd wedding anniversary. Hubby and I went out for dinner to celebrate earlier in the week (on Wednesday). The Vancouver Canucks are on a road trip right now and they had a game yesterday (against Detroit) and a game tonight (against New Jersey) and we are huge Canucks fans and didn't want to miss a game, so we celebrated our anniversary early. BTW, Canucks won both games!! whoo hoooo!!
I've been so wrapped up working on my new blog that I haven't had much time to create cards. So I took some time this afternoon and combined two of the SCS challenges from this week ... Wednesday's Sketch Challenge (SC373) and Thursday's Ways To Use It (WT363 - Bring on the Buttons!). I find working with buttons a real challenge ... other crafter's add them to their cards and they look fantastic!! I add buttons and they usually look, well, stupid is the only word that comes to mind :( ... but hopefully not today. All SU! products used for this card. Hope you like.
SCS Sketch 373:
"Buttons and Bird House"
Stamps: Up in the Air (SU!)
Paper: Real Red, Whisper White, Just Add Cake DP, So Saffron striped DP (SU!)
Ink: Early Espresso, Real Red, Wild Wasabi, Pumpkin Pie, Tangerine Tango (SU!)
Accessories & Tools: Brights Collection buttons, white Baker's twine, 5/8" Real Red grosgrain ribbon, Stamp-a-ma-jig, paper piercing tool, adhesives and glue dots
I stamped the image in Early Espresso ink onto Whisper White cardstock and used the Stampin' Write markers to color. I used the Stamp-a-ma-jig for placement and stamped the sentiment in Wild Wasabi ink.
I mounted the main panel on top of the orange polka-dot DP and then mounted onto a frame of Real Red cardstock. I mounted the framed main panel onto a full card front panel of striped So Saffron DP. I wrapped the ribbon around and tied a 1/2 knot off center. I secured the center of the knot with a glue dot to hold it in place.
I mounted the card front onto a card base of Real Red (for stability).
I threaded white Baker's twine through each button and tied a knot at the back and trimmed the twine. I mounted the buttons onto the front of the card, using glue dots to hold them in place.
After I finished making the card I took a picture and that's when I realized that the top of the card looked too plain. So I added some paper piercing detail to the two top corners.