Friday, October 16, 2015

Even More Buttons!


We are SO EXCITED to be hopping with Buttons Galore and More for a whole week. We have some fun projects to share that all include an abundance of buttons that were so generously sent to our team.
Buttons Galore and More provides a wide selection including specialty designed embellishments for celebrations, holidays, and various other events and themes. Find a plethora of choices on their website at Buttons Galore and More!


Yes, we have PRIZES! There are three (3) prize packages that include one of each:
  • Cling Create Christmas Stamps Set
  • Create Christmas Die Cut Set
  • Assortment of Buttons
To be eligible, you must be a US resident (see Official Rules), comment on our blog and that of each Stampendous designer’s blog posts each day of the hop and tell us in what state you live. Deadline to comment for our prizes is Sunday, October 18, 2015. Winners will be selected by and will be announced sometime on Monday, October 19th.
Wait! For our Aussie friends, be sure to comment and tell us where you’re from, because our Australian Distributor The Stencil Specialists are sponsoring a prize for one friend “down under” to win a Stampendous Stamp, a Dreamweaver Stencil and a surprise goodie from their terrific stock of Stampendous merchandise!
Here is my button project for today:

Tombow Dual Markers in  947, 969, 912, 847, 977, 873, 451, 493, 443 and 879
Tombow Blending Palette
Watercolor Paper
Brush  (I used the water reservoir style)
May Arts Ribbon
Heat Tool
Balger Cord
Large Needle
Thick Foam (like kids' craft foam)
Prismacolor Pencils in Non Photo Blue, Cool Grey 90%, Dark Brown, Rose Deco
Card Stock

1.  Stamp both images with Versamark on watercolor paper.  Stamp the Snowflake image twice next to each other.
2.  Cover with White Pearl Embossing Powder and shake off the excess.
3.  Use the Embossing Heat Tool to emboss the background.
4.  Color both images with Tombow markers and the brush.  I colored on the blending palette and picked up the color and painted with my water brush.  Let dry.
5.  Cut around the snow queen image with scissors.
6.  Adhere the snow queen to the background.  
7.  Place the project on the foam and use the needle to poke holes in swirl shapes coming from her hand.
8.  Backstitch with the Balger cord into all of the holes, sewing down the buttons wherever you want them.
9.  Enhance the snow queen image by coloring over some of the water colored muscles with colored pencils.  Color around the snow queen image cut out with non-photo blue.
10.  Assemble the card, placing shanked buttons over the May Arts ribbon.
11.  Add rhinestones.

Don't forget that today's post is part of a blog hop!  So, leave a comment and check out the rest of the players for today:


  1. Another creative idea...wonderful use of the buttons!

  2. Lovely card. Those buttons are gorgeous!
    Becca from Florida

  3. Those buttons are the perfect touch. Love! Texas

  4. the coloring is wonderful.
    Love the buttons in the wind.
    thanks for sharing

  5. What a great idea! I love the stitching and buttons. What a beautiful card!

  6. A beautiful and whimsical project, love how you incorporated the buttons into the design!

  7. MAGICAL card Laura!!!
    LOVE your ELEGANT Snow Queen and - WOW - your stitched flourishes with the buttons & bling look FABULOUS together!!!
    THANK YOU for sharing your CREATIVE INSPIRATION :)
    Tracy from Down Under in Victoria, Australia

  8. OH this is BEAUTIFUL! Love the light embossing giving it an airy and icy look. Great stitching and adding those buttons, too! Thank you for playing along on the hop this week!

  9. This is gorgeous! very creative!

  10. Beautiful colors and I like the buttons.
    Sue in Ohio

  11. Very creative. And I love the buttons. Mary-CT

  12. Hi from Ohio. This is so beautiful. I just love fantasy themed cards and projects.

  13. What a beautiful card. Love the stitching. TFS

    Teresa in California