Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Buttons n' a Little Bow.....

Hello everyone: There is a new challenge over at SHOPPING OUR STASH that I think you'd like to play with, this time we want to see BUTTONS, big ones, little ones, shaped ones, critters or flower ones, the sky's the limit so I hope you join us in the gallery.
Here is a card I made to inspire you to play and, for more inspiration, hop over my teammates blogs and check out their awesome creations.

It's funny we are having this challenge because I just happen to have a nice bag of gardening buttons I got at my local craft store, 30 buttons for $1.00, now that's a bargain. I used it to make THIS CARD,
and I still have a bunch of them, my favorite are this cute flower ones.
So I stamped this old, old retired image from Impression Obsession with Stazon Dove Gray ink, it has a bucket filled with little flowers that look like my buttons so I knew they would look great. I then colored the stamped flowers with some SU markers and I used Prismacolor pencils for the bucket. 
I stamped the two little bees from a Power Poppy set called Foxglove and Ranunculus. I cut them off the stamp just to be able to use them on other projects, they are beautifully detailed and a perfect size.
The little tag is die cut with a Spellbinders die set and the word "Love" is from a retired Flourishes set called "Old Fashioned Florals", this set has 4 teeny tiny words that fit inside this teeny tiny tag perfectly, I made a little bow with some embroidery thread.
Here is a picture of the finished inside of my card.

This image is also from the same set as the one on my front panel and so is the sentiment.
That little butterfly was added last minute because I smudge a bit of pink ink on my finish panelšŸ˜”, oh how I hate when this happens, don't you? Sheeesh!!
So I hope you feel inspired and go dig out your stash of buttons and join us in the gallery.
For more inspiration, check out the SHOPPING OUR STASH challenge blog and my teammates' projects, you will be delighted.

I'm entering this card onto the following challenges.
Always Fun Challenges Challenge #5 "For a Female or Mom"
Lost Coast Portal to Creativity Challenge #36 "Use Faux or Real Stitching" I used a cross stitch die.
Make my Monday Challenge #45 "May Flowers"
Crafting from the Heart Challenge #158 "Anything Goes"
Great Impressions Rubber Stamps May theme challenge "Feminine"

Thank you for stopping by, I always read every single comment you so kindly leave on my posts, I want you to know I appreciate them more than words can express.
Until next time, happy stamping.
Hugs from Maria.


Karen Dunbrook said...

super cute the pops of colour on those fun flowers. Great find!
xx Karen

Aileen said...

Wonderful, love those buttons. What a bargain and such a pretty card.

lauren bergold said...

ooooooooooh that was a BARGAIN & you have the perfect stamps to go with! awesome missus!!! <3

Donna said...

30 cute flower buttons for $1??
That's an awesome find!
Love your button card and yes grrrrrrrrrrrrr I hate when I smudge a finished card grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr

Sue said...

This is a wonderful card Maria, those buttons were a fabulous buy! I love the way you always decorate the insides of your cards too, I've always lost interest by this point lol. Thank you so much for joining in with our challenge at Lost Coast Designs, and have a fun week. Sue xx

Cathy said...

This is a nice Spring card you made. I like how you added the lower buttons to it.

Mimi said...

Oh, so soft and pretty! The fact that you stamped the main image with grey made all the difference-- good thinking! Those tiny tags are adorable! Way to use that button stash!

Carla's Cards said...

Love this card, thanks for sharing with Crafting from the Heart!

Barbara Godden said...

Awesome card, love those flower buttons and what a good purchase!!!

Waleska said...

This is very pretty and the butterfly looks great! Thanks for playing along with us at Always Fun Challenges!
DT Waleska

Laurie said...

Your button flower card is so cute - both inside and out! And the faux stitching sets it off perfectly! Thanks for joining in the Lost Coast Designs Portal to Creativity monthly challenge!

Debi said...

Adorable card with all those cute buttons. Love the little bees, too. Thanks for adding it to the Great Impressions Stamps Challenge. Hugs, Debi

Nandini said...

Very pretty. Those buttons are so, so cute! Thanks for joining us at Make My Monday challenge. All the best. Nandini, DT

Art Tart on a Farm said...

What a sweet creation.

Unknown said...

Beautiful card! I love the pop of bright colors with those buttons! Thank you for joining our Feminine Challenge at Great Impressions this month.
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