This week's Pals Paper Arts challenge is to use buttons. Keep it Clean and Simple and use a button or buttons in your design! Of course, I always find it difficult to stay Clean and Simple, but at least I have no problem using buttons! I hope that you will join us this week...I love seeing what you create! You are all inspirations to me!
The Stampin' Schach Design Tips:
- It's hip to be square! Since all of the patterns in the Deck the Halls Designer Series Paper collection are beautiful, I could not decide on just one! So...I selected four, cut into 1-3/4" squares!
- Lovely layers! Brushed Gold card stock adds understated "bling". Here it is paired with Always Artichoke, while Cherry Cobbler gives a "pop" of color!
- Elegant embossing! The sentiment from Welcome Christmas was stamped in Early Espresso onto Crumb Cake and then embossed with Clear Stampin' Emboss Powder. The sentiment was then stamped a second time in VersaMark onto River Rock card stock and embossed with Gold Stampin' Emboss Powder. I then snipped "Season's Greetings" from the River Rock card stock and popped it onto the Crumb Cake base with Stampin' Dimensionals. (Tip: Since I did not have any Early Espresso Craft Ink for embossing, I inked the stamp with VersaMark, followed by Early Espresso Classic Ink...going from the VersaMark pad straight to the Early Espresso pad. It worked great!)
- Who's got the button? Stampin' Up! does! Three styles of Designer Buttons in Cherry Cobbler, Early Espresso and Crumb Cake were dressed up with a snippet of Linen Thread.
The result is a card which is both elegant and country!A few day's ago, I promised a video to show how I make the bows that I use for cards like these:
I am using a cardboard template that my mother shared with me many years ago. I am sure that this video will help you make quick and easy bows!
Thanks for joining me today! If you have questions about the cards that I make, or the techniques that I use, don't hesitate to email me. And please, won't you leave me a comment to let me know what you think of today's card? Until next time...
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Stamp Set: Welcome Christmas (W 118736; C 120597); Inks: VersaMark (102283), Early Espresso (119670); Designer Series Paper: Deck the Halls (120810---Holiday Mini); Card Stock: Crumb Cake (120953), Brushed Gold (102935), Always Artichoke (105119), Cherry Cobbler (119685); Tools: Heat Tool (100005), Embossing Buddy (103083); Glitz and Glam: Early Espresso 5/8" Satin Ribbon (119753), Chantilly 1/2" Crocheted Lace Trim (118480), Linen Thread (104199), Regals Designer Buttons (119744), Neutrals Designer Buttons (119743), Clear Stampin' Emboss Powder (109130), Gold Stampin' Emboss Powder (109129)