Buttons & BowsPosted: July 23, 2011 Filed under: CAS, Pocket Silhouettes 43 Comments
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
So pretty Heather
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.
This is just lovely Heather, so elegant and striking against all that white space
Love the button
Thank you so much
“Less is More”
What a gorgeous elegant card. Thanks for sharing!
Lovely and so elegant
Your cards are always so gorgeous Heather! I love this one and your understated ribbon and button embellishment complements it perfectly!
Gorgeous CAS card and button ‘n’ bow!
Fabulous Heather. beautiful layout and colours. Great your position with the button and bows. And then such a great card.
Love the way you started with the button and created this beautiful card from there.
Wow So Simple and so effectve
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.
This is beautiful Heather… it’s unusual to see a ribbon on your work but it looks lovely!
Thanks so much
“Less is More”
Gorgeous card! I love this set too! the ribbon and teeny button are just so cute!
THUD! I’m blown over by the simplicity and perfection here, Heather!
A little masterpiece! Love it:)
Fabulous card – very elegant
Lovely card xx Jan
this is so gorgeous x
Fabulous card….love it Heather…..
Have followed your delightful cards for a time
and finally got smart and signed up!!!
Love Love Love
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.
What a pretty card.
this is so pretty and delicate
Beautiful card Heather, I love it, Gay xxx
A really lovely card
A lovely clean,crisp looking card!
Delightful card – love the image x
wonderful, really striking.EE
terrific card, how did you manage to get that beautiful bow on that button? Super card.
A beautiful CAS card, love your colours. xx
Lovely card, XOXO Zoe
This is gorgeous, love the image and the button and bow finish it off perfectly. Carol x
A piece of CAS perfection. 🙂
I realy love your stamping it is so beautifull!
Gorgeous LIM card. Perfect stamping and beautiful colouring.
Beautiful! I love what you`ve done with that stamp.
Such a pretty card, I love that little scene you created too :O) Viv xx
[…] 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 […]
That bow through the button looks soooo good! Love it! Wish mine turned out like that! Great card. Gill x
Thhat is lovely! I’ve got that stamp set and will pull it out tonight to try this technique! TFS!
Simply beautiful. Thanks for sharing.