Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Pink "Buttons & Bows" Card

I made this card for Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge's Challenge # 115!
The theme this time is "Buttons & Bows" - so that speaks for itself really!
Here's my card:
For the background, I tore strips (or pieces) of dark pink vellum and light pink marbled paper and glued them on.  Here's my little bow:
The glue you see there behind the bow is part of the glue dot that I SHOULD have cut smaller before pasting it on the card...*sigh*
And this is how I incorporated the buttons:
I made little satin fabric flowers - I got the idea from Vintage Wanna Bee.  All you do is cut out circles in varying sizes, singe the edges on a candle flame and glue (or sew) them together.
I cut 3 circle sizes for each flower (out of pink satin fabric scraps), then glued the petals together, and glued a button on top.  A fun way to recycle fabric scraps!  I'm not a fan of using buttons in crafts (at the moment anyway....this may change if I build up a cool collection of buttons), because the only buttons I have on hand right now are a few of those spare ones you get when you buy clothes. 
LINKY PARTIES linked to:
This And That                                       Vintage Wanna Bee
Free Pretty Things For You                   All Things Heart And Home
Someday Crafts                                    Blue Cricket Design
The Trendy Treehouse                           Somewhat Simple
The Shabby Chic Cottage                      Craftaholics Anonymous
Saturday Mornings                                 .

Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge (Challenge #115)          .


The Answer Is Chocolate said...

This is gorgeous!

Shelly said...

Beautiful card~ I love the colors!

Nichelle @ Vintage Wanna Bee said...

CUTE! They look great! I hope you come link up this and other stuff on my Talent Tuesday part!!!

Fiona said...

Monique, those are lovely flowers!!!! I think they are also a great idea for accessories.

Jane (Carroll's Creations) said...

Fabulous card

Thanks for joining us on SCSC :)

Hugs Jane x

Linda said...

Very original use of those handmade flowers. very nice. Wishes for a happy, healthy New Year. Linda

Monica said...

This is ANOTHER winner... what rich colours. These are the best fabric flowers I have ever seen. Love the colours - so stylish. You have made the flowers with such perfection. I have read tutorials but do not have the guts to work with fire!!! Wimpy Monica!

xxx Monica

Terry said...

Your flowers are cery pretty! I always love when a project turns out so wonderful! Great job!

Monica said...

Oh I thought that I had not commented on this card. In one word STUNNING!

Thanks for your lovely email... sorry I have not not answered yet.

Have a pleasant and restful weekend,