Friday, April 20, 2007

Buttoned Up Love

Okay-I lied. There is some stamping on here but not unless you know about VersaMark ink. I used the clear kind to ink up the chipboard flower after I had colored it with Making Memories Acrylic paint. I then added a sparkly embossing powder-which all that heat started to warp the chipboard.

I used the same embossed paper I used on the last post to make the front of this card. The base card is ordinary cheap black card stock-no texture at all. I cut a few pieces of ribbon and inserted them under the right side before I tacked the paper down. I found this large antique button in a jar with a bazillion other sad buttons. I wasn't sure what to do beyond that until I was digging thru some embellishments and found this odd paper clip thingie. Then I wondered-how do I attach it? I just tapped the edge of the button with Acrylic Accents-you can barely see its sheen. I let it set overnight-and voila! Instant flower.

This one is a bit bulky, so if you try it, make sure you use a padded envelope to mail along with extra postage. Gotta keep the PO in business so they can smush our mail more and more.

13 comments:

  1. This looks so neat...love the chipboard!

    BTW, I know Comcast is streaming some games live: http://www.comcast.net/sports/nhl/hockeylive/schedule/

    Hopefully you are not blacked out again...silly fans since the Wings are playing so well. I wouldn't be surprised if my dad didn't make it down there from Ontario all decked out in his Flames regalia!

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  2. Wonderful. I love the colours and the way you have so creatively used wire.

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  3. Cute Card! I love this idea :)

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  4. thanks for visiting, I have you entered in the drawing, and it was fun to come and see your stuff too.

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  5. Hey Jan, don't forget to send me your addy, so that I can put you on my "Celebrate U" listing.

    Aloha,
    Jen

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  6. This is gorgeous!!! I love checking your blog each day. If you want to play, I've "tagged" you. See my blog for more info. Take care!

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  7. Your card is gorgeous. I love whatyou have done with the versamark, glitter EP and chipboard. The wire looks great too.

    Mary

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  8. I just added you to my favorites...thanks for reading MY blog!

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  9. Hi! It was so funny that you mentioned burning out your electric pencil sharpener... OMG I did the same thing and had to run out the same night to replace it because I just had to have all 120 pencils sharpened. YOU bought 2 sets? I feel better now. =D thanks for visiting my blog.

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  10. Hi Jan!

    I love this card! The colors and textures are all wonderful.

    Thanks for sharing and have a great day!

    =)

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  11. Sara Frawley9:12 PM

    I was just tagged on my Blog and had to list 5 blogs I like and I picked yours :)
    Have a great weekend!

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  12. Jan, this card is so cute! Love how the flower curled up ... it adds great dimension!

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