Saturday, July 9, 2011

Just Us Girls Challenges #91 & #92 :]

Ahhh...TGIF!  I'm back after several days of NO crafting :[  I've been engaged with lots of non-crafting stuff though, and it's all AMAZING, so I'm definitely not complaining.  I'll set aside crafting to enjoy life any day ♥  Maybe I'll share more on that another day...as things get even better...but for now, I'm going to share my JUGS92 card!  I'm your hostess this week for the Technique Challenge, and I'm challenging you to make a project showcasing your very own handmade paper buttons!
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.

8 comments:

Laura Pryor said...

Wow, Kristin! This is all so amazing. Your card is so great and your post is just so wonderful!! Thank you for mentioning me so nicely! You're too sweet! And thanks for including the new product graphic too!!!

Maria Levine said...

That is a wonderful card!! LOVE that rainbow and your button looks amazing! Thanks for a great challenge this week.

Lynn said...

Gorgeous card Kristin! Love the rainbow and button!

Jen Carter said...

Very cute card!! I love the patterns you used and that you put the rainbow in a circle die!

Elise said...

Okay, then, you lovely, little rebel - so you used CUTTING FILES! {Eeeeek!} Spectacular! I would like to order a dozen or so of these, please! I'm going to spiff up some shirts! {Hee Hee } Seriously, girl! WHATEVER you've been up to, gears NICELY shifted back to CRAFTY girl! Wow! Hope you're enjoying every VERSION of what you're up to! THIS was SUCH a wonderful technique - I love it! Thanks for sharing the fun, fun, FUN! xoxoxo!

Dana Gustafson said...

That red and white button is FABULOUS! I am pretty sure I have a real vintage button that looks just like that! eeek! I love that you made cut files for this....I want to now too! Thanks for the fun technique challenge this week (you know I loved it!) and can I just say your digi paper looks so cute as a rainbow??

Andrea M said...

AWESOME button Kristin! But that rainbow just makes me swoon!!! Seriously, a patterned rainbow!? How fabulous is that?! LOVE IT!!! You rock girlie!!!

JRhoades said...

I love this card & the colors you used!

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