Hi! This card was made for today’s Ways to Use it Challenge: Buttons AND for today’s Stampin’ B’s Challenge: Make a Scene.
Today is going to be very stressful, as Mark has a VERY important business meeting and Markie has surgery this afternoon. Since only PARENTS of children in surgery are allowed in the waiting room, I will be there alone fretting for HOURS! I think I’ll take a box of cards and start addressing them! LOL
Now, I have to admit this…I have a rather large collection of particularly sad, ugly, matchless buttons. It rivals the basket of LONE SOCKS that I have amassed over the years. I think I’ll always be a Cub Scout leader at heart, as in the back of my mind, I KNOW I have limitless button covered sock puppets just waiting to be made! LOL
Since the buttons do NOT match, (one has a ridge, and was YELLOW!), I pressed both into VersaMark and embossed in Copper. I used a black Copic Marker and the airbrush to “age” the buttons to have them coordinate with the brad in the center of the flower.
To create this scene, I stamped the tree in Adirondack's Espresso. Next, I tore a piece of scrap paper and used it as a mask while using my Copic Airbrush system to create the background.
Finished size: 4 ¼” x 5 ½”
Total time to complete: 49 minutes…It was difficult finding 2 buttons the same SIZE!
Registered: February 16, 2008 Location: Lost in the desert of Nevada Posts: 412
Thu, Aug 12, 2010 @ 2:31 AM
Beautiful card for a midnight stamper like me, or else your up early. Awesome idea on those buttons. I'll have to find that giant bag I have somewhere in a closet that always comes with new clothes and your'e afraid to ever get rid of them LOL. My thoughts and prayers are with you this stressful day.
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Registered: January 29, 2006 Location: Mount Forest,Ontario Canada Posts: 9948
Thu, Aug 12, 2010 @ 2:40 AM
Fabulous technique with the buttons, Faith. Nice to see all those dots around your beautifully airbrushed scene. Comfort and blessings to you and Markie today and all the best to Mark with his meeting.
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