Friday, March 11, 2016

Merry Monday #195 - Buttons

Hello friends.  The challenge over at Merry Monday's this week is to use buttons on your card.  I have had a package of extremely tiny red, white, & green buttons for years, and decided to use the red ones for berries using PTI's Spruce & Sprigs stamp set.  Take a look:



I am still so in love with this stamp set, and think it makes the most beautiful cards!  I blended Old Olive and Mossy Meadow inks with a blending tool directly onto the holly leaf stamps, and then used Always Artichoke, Certainly Celery, Cherry Cobbler, & Real Red inks for the rest of the spruce and sprigs.  Can you see those tiny, tiny buttons I glued on to the berries?  The hardest part of making this card was gluing on those buttons because they were so hard to hold on to...if I had been thinking clearer, I would have used my pick-me-up stick!  I gold embossed my sentiment which is from WPlus9's Christmas Greetings stamp set.  I also used Spectrum Noir's Sparkle Pen on the two berry sprigs at the top of the card, so IRL they really sparkle!

You can check out all the beautiful cards with buttons from the design team (and players) right HERE.


Thanks so much for stopping by today...I love it when you do!!  :0)

18 comments:

  1. Such a beautiful card! Those little red buttons are perfect for the berries.

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  2. how cute...I love the tiny buttons on the berries!!! lovely card!!

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  3. Super sweet card, Marcia! I love the buttons on the berries. So clever!

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  4. Beautiful, card Marcia. So sorry to hear about your mom, but glad she is on the mend. Was wondering where you were.

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  5. Marcia, I love how you used all those spruces and sprigs, this is gorgeous! I was sorry to read about your mom and glad she is well enough that you are home and crafting again, we missed you. I know about how the elderly can effect us, my 94 year old dad fell and it was quite an ordeal, ended up in the hospital and even a rehab place for two weeks. I will pray for your mom! Thanks for joining us at MM...I did have to take a closer look for the buttons, but I spied them! Good job, my friend!

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  6. Hi Marcia - thank you so much for your lovely MM comment. i came to reciprocate and was blown away bu this fabulous card - wonderful use of those little buttons too! Love it!

    Hugs

    Di xx

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  7. Gorgeous card...love how you used these stamps, just stunning! Off to pin this to make another day, just love it!

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  8. Love the gradations of color you got on the holly leaves, and the slight dimension the buttons add! I don't think I've ever seen buttons that small. Thanks for sharing your artistry! :) ~ Andrea

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  9. Gorgeous, I'm not surprised you love the stamp set, I am quite envious. The little buttons are so cute on the berries.

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  10. I am certainly impressed with this card, Marcia! I may have to make a shopping trip to PTI! Your teeny buttons are just perfect on the berries! Thanks for sharing this with us at Merry Monday!

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  11. Love the images & your card is stunning, Marcia!

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  12. Oh your card is stunning Marcia!!

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  13. What a lovely card, Marcia - so worth the fiddly buttons!

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  14. Beautiful. Just the perfect Christmas card.

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  15. Very pretty card, I love the design. Thank you for joining us for Merry Monday.

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  16. Gorgeous card as usual. After the week you had, I'm sure playing with stamps released some of your stress.

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  17. Wow! Gorgeous creation! Love all your button berries! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Merry Monday.

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  18. Now that I own this set I pinned your card, Marcia! Actually, I just want to copy it--so, so beautifully made!

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