Monday, May 9, 2011

Show us your Buttons! Heart2Heart Challenge

I LOVE using buttons on my cards, and CTMH has such a lovely selection right now - gorgeous colours, flower shapes, clear buttons, wooden buttons - just about all you could wish for.  We even have a button stamp set (one of my faves!).  This week's Heart2Heart Challenge is to use buttons on your card or project, so hop on over to the blog to see what the rest of the design team has come up with - there is some extremely cute & inspiring artwork this week!  One of this month's prize sponsors, Angel Shifflet is playing along with us, both she & Sharon Holmes are providing lovely prize packages that will be randomly awarded at the end of the month to two lucky players.  We ask that you use mostly CTMH product in the challenge, and if you sneak in a little contra - just be sure to list where it comes from.   My card was inspired by one that we made at the Toronto Regionals event hosted by CTMH a few weeks ago, we used the Happy Moments stamp set in several different ways, and I've incorporated a couple of them this week.  The background paper is the back side of the butterfly b&t paper in Wings, that I have overstamped with the long border image in Happy Moments, and the flower is made by stamping the flower image 3 times, cutting them out and layering them to make a 3D flower, with the paisley images working as leaves.  I don't think it shows up too well in the photo, but I 'bowed' out the sentiment so that it curves away from the card.
Here's a closeup of the flower, I curled up the edges of the petals, and pop dotted the center piece:

Patterned papers are Wings; Cardstock is Kraft, Pear, Sunkiss Yellow & White Daisy; Stamp sets are Happy Moments & Birthday script; Inks are Pear & Sweet Leaf; Buttons are Clear & Green Assortments. - all CTMH.  Martha Stewart border punch.

7 comments:

Debbie Carriere said...

Karen, this is beautiful!! Love the fresh colors & your stamping/cutting is fantastic :)

Melinda said...

Green is my favorite color! Such an elegant card. Love all the details and the buttons really add to the layout.

Jessica said...

So very pretty, the colors are fabulous!

Lorrinda said...

Beautiful card Karen! Love all the details, and the bowed out part really makes the sentiment pop!

Haley D. said...

Your card is so pretty! I love the colors, and I had to do a double take to see that it was all CTMH stamps.

Mary said...

I love the color of this card - subtle yet so eye-catching! Lovely!

Jody Gustafson said...

Very nice. I haven't used yellow for so long and it's really nice on your card. It gives a fresh and soft look with the green.

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