Wednesday, January 21, 2009

It's a Love Thing



I have been inspired with all the button projects that I've been seeing lately, and thought that I would use some of my thousands of buttons to create a Valentine's Day card. It's such a simple card, really - the hardest part that took the longest to was just threading the floss into the button holes...lol.

Using some of the Prismatic Papers that I recently got as "Candy" from The Paper Craft Planet, Prism Paper Group, I created my card base and background for my button heart. I had never tried Prismatic Papers before and I have to say that I am loving the shades and textures of this paper.

The flower center was created using an acrylic disk and some rub-ons from Stampin' Up!. I have lots of their run-ons, but always seem to forget to use them, but since I knew I wanted to use the acrylic disk, I thought using a rub-on would be so much easier than trying to stamp a small sentiment on the slippery disk.

I hope you like my button heart, and perhaps you will be inspired to use up some of those buttons that I'm sure you have in your supplies. If you do, please post a comment and leave me a link to your project so that I can take a look. :)

Supplies: Stamps: None; Papers: Prismatic Pink Pack, Basic Gray, Stamper's Select White; Inks: None; Accessories: Eastern Elegance Rub-ons (SU!), Circle Disks (Buttons Galore & More), Classic Heart Pearl Heart (Buttons Galore & More), Heart Nestabilities, Love Language Cuttlebug Folder, Lace (Hancock Fabric), Sheer Blossoms (Creative Imaginations), Pink Ribbon (SU!), Embroidery Floss, Glue Dots

14 comments:

Justine said...

Love this card. Great idea with the rub-ons also. I always feel like I am cheating when I use mine. Did you emboss the little heart white paper or is that one of the papers that you were speaking of?

Lynn Mercurio said...

To answer Justine's question...I used a Cuttlebug Embossing folder called Love Language. If you look real close, those aren't embossed dots, but little embossed hearts. Isn't it sweet?!

Tamara said...

Love this card. What a cute, and simple idea.

Danni said...

This is an amazing card! Love it! Great job!

Barb Schram said...

I am in love with buttons too...went to the fabric store and walked out with too many!! Now I have to incorporate them into what I create! YOUR card is fabulous, Lynn! Very inspiring!

specialcraftmom4 said...

Okay I am LOVING the little embossed hearts! Great job Lynn on this beautiful card (:

wendyp said...

LOVE this!!!!

Clearly Inspired said...

Lynn, this card is soooo pretty! I love the embossed center and the buttons! BEAUTIFUL!

Janna said...

Lynn, this is fantastic!! I love the idea to create a shape out of buttons. I am definitely going to give this a try!! You are always os creative!!

Smiles,
Janna

Dolce Deb's Designs said...

Well this card made have been simple to make but it packs a big punch on the love meter. You did an awesome job with this card. Hope you have a great day and TFS.

Debbie/Phx AZ

Karolyn Loncon said...

Could this be any sweeter? Lovin' those buttons!! Absolutely darling!!

Tammy Hershberger said...

Beautiful card, Lynn! LOVE the buttons!

Kristie said...

So cute, what a great idea!

IamDerby said...

I love that button heart lynn! beautiful!