Thursday, December 23, 2010

SKETCH 63: BUTTONS!!


Ah, today's sketch challenge focuses on one of my personal favorite things to use on a card... BUTTONS!! I just love how they can be rustic or elegant. Cute or stylish. So much fun! And we all have buttons lying around, right? If not, they can easily be made by punching a circle out of cardstock or cardboard. Simply punch a couple of small holes in the center and VOILA!

My card features some soft and muted colors that really pop when you put them together! I really had Spring Moss in my mind for this card, and I paired it with one of the Waiting for Santa & Sweet Season papers from Webster's Pages. The buttons at the top are Cream and Spring Moss. Love the mix of colors. The sentiment is a silver rub on from SU's (retired??) Merry and Bright rub-on set. It's attached onto Vintage Cream cardstock and mounted on black felt. The dies are all PTI. The Soft Pink Rhinestone berries were used because I was out of red, but it seems that they make a nice addition to the softer feel of this card anyway.
THE DETAILS:
**Use the sketch provided and try to incorporate BUTTONS! Get anything crafty for Christmas? Use that in your creation, too! :)
**Key word for SCS upload is LLPC063.
**Post a comment with a link to your card on right here on this post by Sunday, December 26, at midnight (or before winner is drawn Monday a.m.).
**PRIZE ~ a Shimmerz Prize Package! Winner is chosen randomly from all participants.

12 comments:

Sherry Wright said...

Just beautiful!

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

LOOOOOOVE the idea of a lime green, black, and white for a Christmas card! CLEVER--LOOOVE it! And I love using buttons...must put my thinking hat on:)

Rose said...
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Rose said...

stunning card Mandy :) will be back with my card

lynn said...

this is so lovely, mandy! love the felt shape:)

Ravengirl said...

Cute Mandy! I am going to print out the sketch now so I can play in a little while :)

Emily Keaton said...

What a sweet card and a fun sketch. I hope to be able to find time to play along with this one!!

Rose said...

found some time to play today :) my card is HERE

doodlebuddies said...

Hi Mandy, Love the use of olive green and black. Its gorgeous. I too love using buttons. Here is my take on your sweet sketch.

http://doodlebuddies.wordpress.com/2010/12/25/you-make-me-smile-2/

Regards
Naush

~amy~ said...

LOVE your card and such a fabbie sketch...I played along:)

http://tsurutadesigns.blogspot.com/2010/12/thank-you-banner.html

Crafty Math Chick said...

Very pretty card Mandy! I liked this sketch a lot and can see myself using it again in the future.

Here is the card I created for your challenge:

http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/1867428?&cat=500&ppuser=88429

Thanks for the fun sketch and for the chance to win some yummy Shimmerz too! Love those!

Hope your holidays were happy.

Scrapaddict said...

Great pics ~ glad you had a wonderful time with your family. You look great btw! Love the sketch this week see my card at
http://twin2u2-scrapaddict.blogspot.com/2010/12/two-cards.html