My button trial didn't work out so well initially, and I can't say I'm overly thrilled with this one but it is night and day better than the first! I created my button using cut files instead of punches. For this one, I used the MTME Elegant Curves - Circles cut file.
I scaled the main layer to 1", and copied/pasted until I had five pieces. I cut three out of SU Poppy Parade cs, and two out of white. I added two small circles to the poppy pieces for my button holes, and added one larger interior circle to my white layers so that I would end up with a frame of sorts. Here's a snapshot of what it looked like in SCAL:
After adhering the layers, I painted the sides with white acrylic paint to hide the poppy layers, and added a thick glaze (a little TOO thick) of Crystal Effects to the top. Let it dry before touching the glaze otherwise you'll have to add another layer of glaze and you'll end up with the THICK layer I've got!Check out the cutie-patootie rainbow and cloud pieces!! These clever little images (and sentiment) are courtesy of Lil Inker - Rainbows and Clouds Dies and Stamps. Laura is so talented...she never fails to amaze me with her new products. Her eye for versatility and what the market is lacking, is phenomenal. I love watching her humble company grow with each release and can't wait to see where this takes her :] If you LOVE her products as much as I do, and you're looking for a temporary design team gig...check out her DT call! You'll be a part of the very beginning if you get picked up AND you'll receive at least two of her current release products! Win-win if you ask me!!
I cut my rainbow from four different sheets of my MTME School Plaid, and added a strip of the poppy to the top of my card. I used Kathryn's sketch from last week's challenge (JUGS91) for my layout.
That's pretty much all there was too it other than some sponging and embossing. Be sure to swing by the rest of the DT's blogs for a ton of inspiration this morning. They turned out some gorgeous cards!!
♥ Christina ~ July Featured Designer ♥
Thanks for stopping by today! Hope you are enjoying this HOT summer and finding some time to get creative. Have a fab weekend.