Wednesday, 10 November 2010

Oriental Button Card

Good evening.
Here is my entry for the Crafty Creations Challenge #93 - a card featuring buttons. I had great messy fun making this one.
The card is based on a very dark green A5 size card. I made the background paper, tag and buttons.
The background paper was really cheap card which did not like water much. I added rough splodges (a technical term) of various colours of Distress ink, then added lots of water and screwed the whole thing up into a ball. Very carefully this was flattened back out, extra ink added where required and then screwed up again. Once roughly flattened out it was left to dry thoroughly. Although not too easily seen in this photo the resulting card has great texture. This was then over stamped in black Stazon with a beautiful stamp from Inkadinkado.
The tag was made by putting splodges of three colours of Distress Ink - Spiced marmalade, Worn Lipstick and Fired brick on to a clean non-stick mat and spraying them lightly with water. The tag was dabbed onto them and dried off with a heat gun and the process repeated until the tag was fully coloured with a pleasing design. This was dried thoroughly before the wonderful poppy stamped from Sheena Douglass was added using Versamark ink and Wow Gold Sparkle Embossing Powder. After the embossing powder was heated to set it, extra colour was added to the poppies using Red and Orange Aquamarkers with not too much water to blend them as the tags don't like water much either!
The 3 buttons were made from Fimo clay, rolled into balls and flattened into discs and holes punched through with a ball tool. These were coloured with mica powder before being baked to set the clay.
The card was assembled after organza ribbon was added to the tag and the buttons. The hand coloured background was applied to red glossy card which was layered onto the base card. The tag was bonded in place with thick foam tape. The buttons were positioned with Pinflair glue.
I do hope you like the finished result.


  1. What a great idea to use fimo for your buttons! It looks great. Thanks for joining our challenge at Crafty Creations this week. Hugs, Jeanet

  2. Beautiful!! Love the handmade buttons and great background!! Thanks for playing the Crafty Creations challenge with us!

  3. So beautiful and so elegant!

    Lovely to see your work at Crafty Creations Challenge! Thanks for joining us and good luck!

    Greetings, Saskia :)

  4. Saw your comment on Crafty Creations and popped over to see the card you made. Boy you put so much work into that, how are you going to part with it (or do you put them away in a box like I do lol). Love how you've made your backing, had a close look to enjoy the texture. I must have a try sometime. Great idea for making the button with fimo, and well done with them, I'd have thought you'd bought them in a posh shop. Hugs lin

  5. Oh Shirl, this is gorgeous I love it, the background is beautiful, you certainly are a talented lady. With love and hugs Shirleyxxx

  6. Oh glad you got messy!!! Thanks for joining us at Crafty Creations this week - your mess was well worth it as your card is beautiful!


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