Wednesday, 27 April 2011

Bloom & Buttons Birthday BRAK Card

More faux buttons - I absolutely love the Button, Button set and can't seem to stop playing with it!  This is a birthday RAK card I made using some fave SU! sets and some fave colours - Rich Razzleberry, Marina Mist, Old Olive and some Crumb Cake and Vanilla thrown in.  The card is a side opening landscape A6 size.   I had an idea before I started the card, I knew I wanted a row of buttons along a scalloped border.  My large QuicKutz scalloped border die was perfect for the buttons I chose.  I used two different buttons from the set for the border and a flower shaped button for the centre of my bloom.  I layered each stamped button onto punched 3/4" CS circles to add dimension, punched holes and added CS strips through the holes.  Hmmmm, it seemed a good idea at the time - maybe I'll embrace the concept of naked buttons yet LOL!  I would have to choose a button that had 4 holes!  I certainly wasn't going to punch the holes in the teeny, tiny buttons I added to the punched photo corner!  That tiny button is so sweet though and is easily punched out using a 1/4" circle punch.

To keep the leaves popped up I've placed half a dimensional with the backing paper still on behind each leaf.  The scalloped circle and flower button are also popped up.  I thought ric rac would make a great trim to go with the buttons so I used a Sizzix Decorative Strip die for that.  I was so chuffed to find that the Curly Cute happy birthday sentiment is the perfect size for the largest Spellbinder's Labels Trio die!  I punched a Marina Mist 1/16" circle as a dot for the i.

Then it was time to stamp the envelope and the inside of the card.  Even though I've popped up elements this card will still fit easily in an envelope for posting which it wouldn't have if I'd used real buttons!

Stamps: SU! Button, Button, Curly Cute, Printed Petals & Sweetheart sets, Hero Arts Fabulous Birthday
CS: SU! Rich Razzleberry, Marina Mist, Old Olive, Crumb Cake & Very Vanilla
Ink: SU! Rich Razzleberry, Old Olive & Marina Mist
Tools: SU! Scalloped Circle, 1/4" & 3/4" circle punches, SU! Photo Corners punch, 1/16" handheld circle punch, QuicKutz Scalloped Border die, Sizzix 'Ribbons' Decorative Strip die, Spellbinder's Labels Trio die
Embellishments & accessories: Dimensionals & glue dots



Aileen said...

Another super trendy card. love the colours. x

Sue said...

Fab card thanks for sharing Luv Sue x

kelly said...

that button button set is beautiful,beautiful!!
love it, kelly xx

liannallama said...

what a fantastic color combo! Love how bright and cheerful this is!