Handicrafts by Kate Perry and other ramblings

Saturday, February 5, 2011

Buttons and Bows

This is my entry for the Bah! Humbug! Challenge 5, which is Buttons and Bows.

I decided to connect my buttons to make a Christmas tree decoration and then I coated them with UTEE in pearl Blue. While it was still hot I stamped into the top and bottom ones with snowflake stamps and highlighted one with silver pen and the other with stickles glitter glue.
I used white for the main card, and stamped a pine branch randomly in tumbled glass Distress ink, with the slightly darker shade of Broken china for the two at the top. I then coloured a piece of silver dufex card with stream and pool alcohol inks, and darkened the edges with a little denim. I used this to mount the buttons and to go under the Martha Stewart punched lace down the edge.

The Spanish greeting (Happy Christmas) is a stamp that I made using Imagepac, because I couldn't find one in the shops, and I use it a lot on my cards. A small length of sticky-back ribbon and a couple of mini bows finished it off.


Christine B. said...

Hi a lovely card , I love how you've embossed and stamped onto your buttons. Glad you've mastered the link. I still can't do it. Hugs x ChrisB

camcraft said...

Wow .. Such a stunning card and so love the idea of emboss/stamping into the buttons,most definately something I must try. Can I ask please, how did you connect your buttons?
Carole x

Ann said...

Wow this is special. LOve how you've used the buttons and well I just love it all. so many clever techniques combined beautifully.
Ann xxx
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Jill said...

I love the idea of using UTEE on buttons. I woulda never thought of that!!

Its a gorgeous card and I think the Spanish greeting is so nice. Its lovley to see something other than English.



Max said...

A truly beautiful card and very clever use of buttons. Fabulous technique! Thank you for sharing with us at Bah! Humbug!

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Rita said...

What a super card Kate, and well done on the hyperlink too. Hugs Rita xxx

camcraft said...

Hi Kate, Thank you so much for your kind response on my blog re: my question of how you connected the buttons, much appreciated.
Carole x

Crazicards Crafty Blog said...

Smashing card Kate, Love the buttons and the colour :O) Angie xx

Gina said...

Hey Kate, what a great card - I love the embossed buttons, what a brilliant idea. And success, the link worked :-)

Love Gina x

veronica said...

lovely card Kate - really like the idea of UTEE on the buttons, clever you