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Saturday, February 20, 2010

Faux Buttons - My New Technique



I am the host for the month of February over at Our Creative Corner. That means I get to set the challenge - whoohoo!! This week I decided to challenge everyone to learn a new technique. There are so many wonderful papercrafting techniques, but I am guilty of never slowing down enough to stop and learn something new. I'm sure many of you have the same M.O. So this week, let's see what we can learn. If you are stumped for a technique to try, check out the Resources page on Splitcoast Stampers or the Tutorials page at PaperCraft Planet.

I fiddled around with several new techniques this week, but settled on faux buttons. There are several tutorials available. One is Stamping with Sheryl and here's a video tutorial by Linda Lloyd. I followed the step-by-step instructions from Linda Lloyd's video, but instead of punching the circles out, I cut them with my circle Nesties. I wanted the embossed ring around the inside of the top circle to simulate a button look. I thought it was cool that I could have "buttons" that matched the images on my card.

I finally broke down and purchased the set Peaches and Cherries from Flourishes a few weeks back. I have wanted it since it came out last summer and this is the fist time I have used it. I'm not real happy with the Copic work I did on that panel. I got a little bleeding around some of the edges. I haven't really mastered Copic coloring yet. I don't do it enough to get really good at it.

I LOVE this paper from Webster's Paper. I got the 6x6" pad with some Christmas money and this is the first time I have had it out. I started to use one of the papers with a cute retro cooking image on it and that's when I decided on the recipe card as an embellishment. But later I decided that I was covering up too much of the cook image so I sent it aside for a later card and used this beautiful red starred paper instead. But I still stuck with the recipe card. I pulled this card out of my recipe file. It's called Recipe for Home and the ingredients are things like friendship, thoughtfulness, tenderness, loyalty, faith, etc. It's my grandmother's handwriting and she wrote it for me when I was in high school (back in the '60s) so it is almost 50 years old. No I didn't rip and distress my grandmother's gift. I photocopied it onto white cardstock and tucked the original back into my recipe file. I also made up the sentiment and seal on my computer and printed it onto the card before I cut the card out. Not too many details on this card, but if you have any questions, please feel free to leave them in the comments section or email me privately.

Now it's time to scoot on over to Our Creative Corner and check out what the rest of the design team learned and used on their samples this week. Have a wonderful weekend!

Blessings,

Challenges Entered:

Flourishes Timeless Tuesday - FTTC54 - All About Me (use what you love and makes you happy. For me, it's vintage/collage with lots of distressing, but you know that, don't you, LOL??)
Stamp & Scrap - Hybrid challenge - use a digital image on your traditional paper layout
CCEE Stampers - Sweet Challenge

18 comments:

Julie said...

Beautiful, Linda! Great buttons! That Webster's stuff IS fabulous! Loved seeing it at CHA--just wanted to take it all home with me! Hope you're having a wonderful weekend so far!

amanda73 said...

stunning, love those websters pages too, gotta get me some, and love the faux buttons, will have to try it, thanks for the tip

Chris said...

Super button idea on a beautiful card. Maybe you could share the recipe for home....

Joycelyn Turner said...

This is simply spectacular, Linda!!! Those buttons are amazing and I LOVE the ribbon!!!

Michelle ~ daydreams505 said...

Hi Linda, I'm bad about taking time to learn new techniques too and need to try and slow down. I love the All- American summertime feel of this card. :)

Loretta said...

Linda, this is marvelous!! I love all those cherries and that vintage recipe card is a stroke of brilliance! Thanks for the challenging challenge!!!

Wendy J. said...

I sooo love cherry stuff! This is so very adorable! Love the nestie cut with the overhanging cherries! Love the buttons! Very nice, Linda!

Beautiful Greetings said...

This is a beautiful card Linda! I love your faux buttons what a fun thing to try!

Joseline said...

Beautiful!!! I'm gonna have to play along this week. I just learned a new technique last night. I was waiting for the right time. Now is the time. Thanks for a great challenge!!

having a {me} day said...

This is beautiful! I just love those papers and your buttons are the perfect finish. Fabulous! kxx

Sue C said...

Gorgeous card Linda ! The buttons look fab, I must have a look at that technique. Sue C x

Tasha said...

Wow what a beautiful card, and such an awesome technique!
I love the vintage sticker you have used in the corner and the gorgeous colour combo
love tasha xx

Silke Ledlow said...

FABULOUS looking card - Linda!!! I love how you used this Flourishes Set. So fun and fresh!!! The faux buttons rock and I think I have to give it a try too....they are a fab touch!!!

Thank you for getting my out off my comfort zone this week....I had fun playing!!! Hugs ~S~

Primitive Paper said...

Linda, red is my favorite color and my eye keeps coming back to your site to look at this. Thanks for sharing. Tracy

Beverly Gotthardt said...

Your nesties really made those look like real buttons, cool. It's always fun to look back on special loved ones handwriting.

Jennifer Meyer said...

What a cheery design Linda!! LOVE the buttons - I have got to try that sometime!

Thanks so much for the fun challenges in February!

Hugs & Smiles, Jennifer :)

Jennifer said...

Linda...I want this card! I love Cherries! So cute. It's do great to be on 2 teams with you! OCC and PIO! Your cards are all so wonderful.

Jen

Betty Wright said...

Be still my heart, girl! This is fabulous! LOVE the design and vintage feel! The gingham bow is stunning! Thanks so much for playing FTTC, Linda!

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