The Technique Lover's Challenge from Joan - stamp your border and the HYCCT challenge from Anna - use a bee on your card.
I stamped the focal image and colored it with a waterbrush and markers. Then, a spritzer tool was used with the lighter two colors. Then the edges were all torn. Next, the border was stamped with three different little background stamps in three different colors.
The embellies are home made buttons. They aren't as thick for mailing which I like! I used the SU Buttons #5 Sizzlet die in two colors, then I used a punch on the pink die cuts to make them slightly smaller than the green ones. They are glued together with Crystal Effects and then coated with Crystal Effects. When partially dry, I used my paper piercer and opened up the holes so they could be threaded with embroidery floss. Not difficult, just time consuming waiting for the CE to dry.
And finally, for a little sparkle, the bee and some of the border flowers are colored with a Gelly Roll Stardust pen.
Thanks for checking out my card and thanks for taking the time to leave a comment!
Date: Monday, October 24, 2011 GMT Views: 699
Paper: SU Pink Pirouette, Naturals White and Mellow Moss
Ink: SU Pink Pirouette, Blushing Bride and Mellow Moss
Accessories: Big Shot Pro, SU Buttons #5 Sizzlet Die, Crystal Effects, Color Spritzer Tool, Mellow Moss and Blushing Bride markers, embroidery floss, small circle punch, piercing tool, Gelly Roll Stardust Pen, Niji waterbrush
Registered: November 18, 2009 Location: Alaska Posts: 585
Mon, Oct 24, 2011 @ 9:22 AM
TFS what a neat idea. Love those buttons. I have a button punch but never thought to use it like you did. Love the idea. And your card is very pretty and delicate looking. I am partial to pink and green.;>)
Registered: May 10, 2006 Location: Westminster, CO Posts: 22084
Mon, Oct 24, 2011 @ 9:35 AM
Love how you did this with the ripped edges and what terrific faux buttons.
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