Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Snowflake embossed button

Happy Tuesday! I can't believe that November is almost over and Christmas is just over a month away! This fall is speeding by! I have yet to start my Christmas shopping! I am not worried, I love to shop, and I am a great speedy shopper! I also like to shop in December, that way it feels as if I am Christmas shopping!

I may not have started my Christmas shopping but I have been busy creating all sorts of Christmas goodies! Today I have one card to share. I have been having all sorts of comments on my use of patterned paper and such. I love patterned paper! I often take my inspiration for colors from the paper! I am always on the hunt for great paper! Sometimes I buy stacks but lately I have been buying more single paper. One of the difficulties on using PP with stamping is matching the images and such. I tend to favor PP in smaller prints, stripes (oh how I love stripes) and dot patterns! I also like to create my own PP with stamping and such but I feel that I need more stamps to do that! (but really do we ever feel as if we have enough?) I also try not to hoard my PP it goes out of style or I fall out of love with it so I like ot try to use it as soon as I can. And I often make more than one card from a single piece of paper. Sometimes I focus on one or two PP's and color scheme and make several different cards with that one. It's quite time saving! Anyways onto today's card! I used PP from Basic Grey's Eskimo kisses line getting my color inspiration from that. I stamped the tree from a HA set but my favorite part of this card is the button! It's a clear HA button that I embossed a HA snowflake onto! I saw this technique done by Kristina Werner I think for HA a while ago. I always remembered it and when I finally got some clear buttons I was able to do it!







A close up of the button. I used tweezers to hold the whole button when I stamped the button onto the stamp. In KW's video she shows holding the button with the holes but my tweezers wouldn't do that! It took a few button tries to figure it out and get it well but you can scrape off with your finger the embossing and try again.







Products used: Bazill cardstock, Michael's ribbon, stickles, colorbox moss green and silver pigment ink, Basic Grey Eskimo Kisses PP, Ha stamps: tree CL113, words and snowflake: CL343,star: CL354, SU scalloped border punch.

I also wanted to share one of my daughter's first drawings. Her name is Ariel, and it's quite fitting that her first drawing is of a mermaid of course! She has always been into coloring and crafting but just last week started to draw people, I am quite impressed she just turned 4! Also it's a little funny! I had a good laugh and had to share it! Can you see why I find it so funny?

I also wanted to wish all my American friends a Happy Thanksgiving! May you enjoy this special time with the ones you love! And may you have a really really good dinner topped with the perfect pumpkin pie (my favorite!)

9 comments:

Virginia L. said...

What a SWEET and lovely sketch. I think she should be hired soon for designing digital images!! (No kidding!). You never know, Anita!!

Dawn said...

Your daughters drawing is very cute... I see what you meant about it!!! very insightful for a 4 year old...
Love you card and your comments about PP. I do not scrapbook but find myself buying lots of PP- but I tend to hoard a bit. I am also getting into digital PP's. - does use up the ink a bit but you can make smaller bits as you need them.
Take Care Anita and enjoy your thanksgiving. Will be thinking of all my American friends on Thursday.

Alice Wertz said...

what a pretty button!! wow! it never occurred to me that you could do that!!! this is so creative and inspiring! Love the you girl's drawing, too cute! she is so talented!!

Creative Char said...

Love your card, Anita. A very unique idea to stamp & emboss onto a button!

Jill said...

I love your card and your daughter's drawing is priceless! :) Thanks for sharing and for posting a link over in flickr. Have a nice Thanksgiving!

Sanne said...

Such a cute drawing she is very talented!

Arlene said...

Wonderful drawing! Love the mermaid.

Vanessa said...

Love your card!! And that drawing is fantastic - talent runs the family, hmm?

Hugs,
Vanessa

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