Monday, 7 March 2016

Buttons and snowflakes

I'm rather overawed to have been chosen as Guest Designer for the Merry Monday challenge. My card was a winner which surprised and delighted me very much as all the entries are so amazing. 
So this is the new challenge:
                                         
http://merrymondaychristmaschallenge.blogspot.co.uk/

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.  
 

11 comments:

  1. So happy to have you Guest Designing with us this week, Alison! Just love the snowflakes with the buttons in the center! So very pretty! :)

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  2. I love the embossed DP that you've stamped on! And I love how you've tied the buttons on! This is a fantastic card, Alison! Thanks for joining our team this week!

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  3. Your background layer is so pretty and elegant and the addition of the buttons really makes this a pretty fancy card! Thanks for being our guest designer this week!

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  4. Lovely card Alison, the snowflakes are so pretty. So glad you could join us as our Guest Designer this week.

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  5. Congratulations on your Guest Designer position Alison. Your card is very pretty. The little pearl buttons look lovely. Barbxx

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  6. This is such a beautiful background and your buttons are perfect. Congrats on being our GD on Merry Monday.

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  7. Congratulations on your guest design spot! So exciting! Your card is so pretty with the little buttons on the snowflakes! What a wonderful idea!

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  8. Alison, congratulations on being our GD this week. Your card is awesome...good idea to use those snowflakes with a button in the center!!

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  9. Beautiful card! Love the background and your buttons. So happy you joined us this week as our Guest Designer. :)

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  10. So pretty! I just love the snowflakes and buttons together!

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