All week I have wanted to get a card ready to enter in the Stampin' Sisters in Christ and Our Daily Bread Designs Challenges. Wow I have almost let the week slip by me. Tuesday I worked and Wednesday I went shopping at a new stamp/scrapbooking place with my friend Pat....its so nice to have someone who shares the same enthusiasm I do for this craft and is willing to drive miles to look at paper and stamps with me. While we were shopping I was sooooo excited to find some Magnolia stamps and new funky ribbon - as I told Pat even if I don't use this ribbon I'll enjoy looking at it and thinking of things to do with it - and surprise, surprise it is exactly what I wanted when I finally put my card together.
The challenge at SSC required buttons so I knew I would be including some in my design. I don't often purchase buttons because when I go to use them they are never quite the color I want. Blog hopping last month I discovered an exquisite card by Angella Crockett at Body, Mind and Spirit, Stamps - her buttons actually matched her design paper because she makes her own. This lovely lady also had a tutorial on her blog showing the process step by step.....so I jumped right in and made some, and today I am using them on my card. Posted below is a close up of these cute little homemade buttons. This is the second time I have made my own buttons and what fun it is to use different shapes - even changing the ribbon or thread tied through them can change their appearance......Thank you Angella for taking the time to share your creative talent thru a tutorial. There is so much to learn from so many of you - thank you for sharing your ideas and talent!!
Products used were DP, ribbon, die cut, bling, punches, crystal effects, ODBD sentiment stamp, and angel stamps from Michaels. My angel image was inked up with Stampin' Ups Rose Red and I stamped her on a scrap sheet first to mute the color under my sentiment.