So this is the new challenge:
Have a quick look on the Google web, there are so many inventive ideas for using buttons on cards. I played around with several ideas but after realising I was making it far too complicated I went for something simple. I suspect we will see plenty of good ideas here at the challenge too. I have lots of white buttons saved from clothes etc and a just few coloured ones. Now I've seen what can be done with them, I plan to use them more often. Who doesn't love buttons?
I found this pretty blue paper which had a very slight pattern on it which gave me the idea of stamping flourishes over it. I stamped off the blue ink once first so they are more subtle.
The I embossed the snowflakes. I confess I put the first sheet in the folder the wrong way round so had debossed flakes! How cross was I?
Luckily, I had another sheet the same. I saved the mistake, I'm sure I can use it but it wasn't right here.
I sewed on the buttons with silver thread and left the ends loose. This means there is no danger of them falling off and adds a little more interest.
Then I mounted on dark blue with silver embossing around the edges. I'm pleased with it and also pleased to have used some buttons.
I hope you enjoy the challenge, I'm looking forward to all the inspiring cards.