Buttons for PPA245


Today’s card is an entry for the current Pals Paper sketch challenge:


I agree with Brian King on this one – this was difficult because there are so many options – the problem is choosing just one!  Brian is part of the Pals Paper Arts design team and I loved the card he created to inspire us mere mortals!  If you’d like to see it, click here.

I was concerned that all my choices were going to paralyse me, but actually, I settled on my card quite quickly.  I think the reason for this is that the circles put me in mind of buttons.  My husband’s nickname for me is “Button” – because I am “cute as a button”, he says, and that was my inspiration:

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Ben certainly does make me smile, so the sentiment was super easy!

I chose a base of Rich Razzleberry, added a mat of Basic Black and then a final layer of Island Indigo.  I chose buttons from the Gold Basic Buttons, Designer Brights Collection and Designer Vintage Faceted sets and played around until I had a pattern I liked.  I threaded a piece of gold thread through one of them to add interest and balance.  I rubbed embossing buddy over the Island Indigo layer, stamped “you make me” and then “Smile” from the So You photopolymer stampset in Versamark and then heat embossed in gold.  Finally I constructed my card using tombow for the layers and attached the buttons using glue dots.

Hope you like it!


9 thoughts on “Buttons for PPA245

  1. Great card..love the buttons and your embosding. I have been using the Smile stamp a lot lately because it makes me smile! Thanks for playing along with the Pals sketch challenge this week!

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  2. The recipient of this card will need no explanation, it’s specifically designed with him in mind. It’s a very thoughtful card. Sure to be well received.

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