I finally got around to completing a card in time for submission to a great new blog - 2 Sketches 4 You. You can see the sketch here. This is what I came up with.
My starting point was the beautiful Basic Grey Sultry paper (from one of the 6x6 pads I bought recently). I love the BG papers, however I do have a great deal of trouble actually using it! Once I picked the papers, I found that the big prima flowers I picked up for 40% off at a LSS a few weeks ago matched the papers perfectly. I thought a bit about what I was going to use as a sentiment and then had a brainwave - my SU Anchored rubons would look great around the flower (I had been stumped as to what I was going to do with those curved ones!) Then came the buttons. Now, I don't know how it started but I have almost become obsessed with buttons. I have NEVER used them before - never, ever wanted to, but now, everytime l look through my SU catty, I stop on the buttons and think how much I need them. When I placed my last order, I decided to cave and got the clear ones. Then I wondered if the rubons would fit on the button - and they did. The one in the center of the flower says 'Friends Forever' and is attached to the flower using some 3mm white ribbon I found whilst looking for thread! The 3 buttons on the bottom are actually 'faux buttons', punched with the 1/2" and 3/4" RD punches. I made the button holes with the 3mm punch and threaded some thin strips of cardstock through as thread and then gave them a coat of Crystal Effects.
Thanks for looking and hope you're all having a great weekend!
Cardsock: Pink Passion, Whisper White, Basic Grey Sultry (stripes & houndstooth) Stamps: Baroque Motifs Ink: Whisper White Accessories: Anchored Rub Ons, Prima Flower, 1/2" RD Punch, 3/4" RD Punch, Crystal Effects, 3 mm RD Punch, Corner Rounder