I love this blog hop but haven’t participated in a while. It’s so hard to create something in time with only one day notice! (Unless the topic is posted in advance somewhere I am not aware of, please let me know if it is.) So I often miss out. But this time, I already made a card that qualifies that I hadn’t posted yet, NO WAY! Oh yeah, WAY!
The challenge was to find your favourite card from 2011 that features PTI products, then to CASE yourself using that card as inspiration. I absolutely love Button Boutique and had a blast playing with it when I first got it. The original post is HERE.You can see the other button cards I made that day HERE.
I actually made this for last week’s Mojo Monday sketch but as is typical with me, I forgot to post it in time to link it up. I drive myself crazy doing that! And I remembered only 40 minutes late. But now that I see it will work perfectly for this month’s blog hop, I am not so disappointed in myself.
I really had fun making this stick pin. I decided to go very sewing themed with it once I found that the charm I picked would go on the pin when I bent the charm ring back. I was going to bend it back all the way flat against the back but when I got it half way, I got the brilliant inspiration to slide it on a corsage pin. A mini thread spool quickly followed as it was sitting in the same bellie container as the charm. I store my bellies by theme if it has a theme and by type, eg: brads, buttons etc if it doesn’t. Some things are subdivided by colour as well if I have too many for one container.
This is a close-up of the button card. I used a broken vintage MOP (Mother of pearl) button and the others are from PTI. The brown one looked too new and perfect so I scuffed it up with a nail file. I really like these colours together, cocoa, chocolate and baja by SU! (I apologize for the weird colour cast to these photos, I tried to adjust the colour but I am not using software with an auto white balance adjustment so I could only go more blue or more pink, this was the closest to neutral I could get. I actually do better photographing at night as usual!)
Here’s a close-up of the original card’s button card. I think this is baja again, LOL! I wanted each button to look different so I either threaded differently or placed them at different angles. But I really embellished the plain white button with embroidery thread making it look like a little flower! Awww, so cute right? The pink part is a French knot, easy to learn to do; I’m sure there are zillions of instructions on the web or on YouTube if you’d like to try this. A small detail but card making is all in the details right?
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RECIPE (see original card link for those supplies)
Stamps: Button Boutique-PTI
Ink: cocoa, chocolate, baja-SU!, Distress Antique Linen, Vintage photo, Antique Linen Distress Stain
Paper: chocolate, vanilla CS-SU!, DP-MME,
Accessories: button card die, buttons-PTI, damask ribbon-Wal-Mart, thread spool, corsage pin-Michaels, charm-stash, Silk ribbon-May Arts, Copic BG72,75, Bow-Easy, lingerie ruffle-stash of bra making supplies I sell, foam dots-Jody Morrow, Zots dimensional clear glue dots, EK Success mini scalloped punch, WRMK distresser