Buttons & Bows

I opened the Less is More blog this morning to see this week’s theme and found the challenge is to use ribbons and/or buttons.  I don’t think I have ever used a button on a card but I have a selection of ribbon types and colours so I started thinking.  When I went down to my craft table however, I saw a little blue button sitting there and decided to try and incorporate it into my design. I found a very narrow piece of ivory ribbon which I managed to get threaded and tied through the button’s holes.

So the tiny little button and ribbon set the colour scheme for the card.  I cut a square mask into a post-it note and used sponging in Not quite Navy to define the square before stamping the three Pocket Silhouette stamps.


Stamps:  Pocket Silhouettes, Short & Sweet
Inks: Basic Black, Old Olive, Not quite Navy
Cardstock: Flourishes Classic Ivory
Also: a button, a bow and a glue dot

43 Comments on “Buttons & Bows”

  1. Margaret says:

    So pretty Heather
    Margaret x

  2. fiona says:

    I like what you have done here, so pretty. I have those stamps and you have inspired me to use them in a different way.

  3. mandi says:

    This is just lovely Heather, so elegant and striking against all that white space
    Love the button
    Thank you so much
    Diva LIM
    “Less is More”

  4. Caro says:

    What a gorgeous elegant card. Thanks for sharing!

  5. Kathyk says:

    Lovely and so elegant


  6. Vicky says:

    Your cards are always so gorgeous Heather! I love this one and your understated ribbon and button embellishment complements it perfectly!

  7. zoe tant says:

    Gorgeous CAS card and button ‘n’ bow!

  8. Marja says:

    Fabulous Heather. beautiful layout and colours. Great your position with the button and bows. And then such a great card.
    Nice weekend
    Greet Marja

  9. GinaA says:

    Love the way you started with the button and created this beautiful card from there.

  10. Emma W says:

    Wow So Simple and so effectve

  11. sue says:

    What a pretty card! It’s amazing how much you get into a card, Heather, and still leave it so clean and simple. Your sponging is, as always, without flaw, and in that dark blue it just really sets off those lovely Pocket Silhouettes. The contrast with the rest of the bright, white card is just lovely. I also loved your story of how the card came to be — starting with a little blue button sitting on your desk. Lovely card.

  12. Chrissie says:

    This is beautiful Heather… it’s unusual to see a ribbon on your work but it looks lovely!
    Thanks so much
    Lady LIM
    “Less is More”

  13. Linda says:

    Gorgeous card! I love this set too! the ribbon and teeny button are just so cute!

  14. THUD! I’m blown over by the simplicity and perfection here, Heather!

  15. valerie says:

    A little masterpiece! Love it:)
    Val x

  16. Trudi says:

    Fabulous card – very elegant

  17. Jan says:

    Lovely card xx Jan

  18. debs m says:

    this is so gorgeous x

  19. gibmiss says:

    Hi Heather
    Fabulous card….love it Heather…..

  20. jan c says:

    Have followed your delightful cards for a time
    and finally got smart and signed up!!!
    Love Love Love

  21. Lindsey says:

    I don’t think a card of mine will ever have a button (maybe a “faux” one) but I do like how you’ve used one on this card! Beautiful.

  22. Joan V says:

    What a pretty card.

  23. Jess says:

    this is so pretty and delicate

  24. mustavcoffee says:

    Beautiful card Heather, I love it, Gay xxx

  25. Ang C says:

    A really lovely card

  26. Sarah says:

    A lovely clean,crisp looking card!

  27. Hazel says:

    Delightful card – love the image x

  28. Evil Edna says:

    wonderful, really striking.EE

  29. Lins says:

    Hi Heather,

    terrific card, how did you manage to get that beautiful bow on that button? Super card.

    Lins 😉

  30. Suze Bain says:

    A beautiful CAS card, love your colours. xx

  31. Lovely card, XOXO Zoe

  32. Beryl K says:

    Beautiful card
    Beryl x

  33. Carol says:

    This is gorgeous, love the image and the button and bow finish it off perfectly. Carol x

  34. Jen W. says:

    A piece of CAS perfection. 🙂

  35. Sientje says:

    I realy love your stamping it is so beautifull!

  36. Sasha says:

    Gorgeous LIM card. Perfect stamping and beautiful colouring.

  37. Lynne says:

    Beautiful! I love what you`ve done with that stamp.
    Lynne xxx

  38. Daizy-Mae says:

    Such a pretty card, I love that little scene you created too :O) Viv xx

  39. […] also asked me how I tied that teeny little bow on my button on this card.  I don’t know-it just worked the first time and I ran with […]

  40. lilybygilly says:

    That bow through the button looks soooo good! Love it! Wish mine turned out like that! Great card. Gill x

  41. lilypadsis says:

    Thhat is lovely! I’ve got that stamp set and will pull it out tonight to try this technique! TFS!

  42. stampsalot says:

    Simply beautiful. Thanks for sharing.

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