Monday, May 16, 2011

SCS's Try a New Technique - Paper Buttons - with Marie by The Stamping Boutique

(Scroll down one post for the Stamps R Us challenge card for this fortnight)

Here's another addition - Been ages since I participated in the Splitcoast challenges (serious withdrawal here).  Today, I was inspired to use this brand new digital image from The Stamping Boutique - I love all things "Kings & Queens" from the past - imagine my ecstacy with Camelot, Game of Thrones and Borgias on cable mini-series all at once - I'm in heaven.  Plus, I just saw the Kirsten Dunst version of Marie Antoinette only last week. (nothing to write home about, but it did satisfy that weird urge for 'period piece').  Shocker - I'm digressing.....

Today's Splitcoast's Try a New Technique Challenge was to create paper buttons.  There's a tutorial over in their Resource section, entitled Paper Buttons.  Basically, I took 5 punched hearts and glued them together with liquid glue, stamping the top layer with a background stamp.  I then used my Crop-a-Dial to punch the holes.  After this, I propped the 'button' on 2 swizzle sticks and slathered the button with Glossy Accents.  (My challenge was to wait for it to dry - argh).  It says wait 1/2 hour, but I had mine on the thicker side, so took a good 1-1/2 hours before I could touch it.  VERY COOL technique, indeed!  I've got to get some more punches in button size to do more.

Anyway, this image was colored with Copics and then I added some Stickles (diamond & fruit punch) as well as glossy accents to the hanging jewels & her feathers.  Because of the size of the image, I kept the layering simpler (this is actually a 4.5x6.25" card), with just rose mats, pink pirouette base and unk DP.  I punched slots for the ribbon & threaded the button with some rose floss.

Thanks for popping in again!


Rhonda Miller said...

What a gorgeous card. I just love all the pink and your button is cute. TFS.

Queenie Jeannie said...

This is a gorgeous and amazing card!!! Well done! I love your *button* too - I'll have to try this sometime!