Saturday, 18 February 2012

Sweet Buttons flower card

After collecting my beautiful daughter and her friends from a party at midnight and then having a dodgy night's sleep, I allowed myself a lie-in this morning - and have been trying to catch up ever since! I've found time to squeeze in the Less is More challenge though (!) and this week Chrissie and Mandi want to see die-cuts and punches being used on a card. I confidently predict record numbers of entries for this as everyone loves punches and die-cuts - in fact the main difficulty is choosing which ones to use! I managed to get over that hurdle though and here's what I made:


I chose to use my Sweet Buttons embosslits die to make these fun flowers. They're beautifully detailed with their embossing but also quite flat, so layering doesn't add too much bulk at all.


They're attached to stems and leaves made with my Little Leaves die - one of the most frequently used dies in my collection! - and 'stitched' with my white gel pen.


The flowers are growing in a little planter made from scored card stock, trimmed with my Scallop border punch and decorated with layered ribbons.


The only stamping on this card is the sentiment. I've always liked curvaceous sentiments! This one is from my favourite birthday sentiment set of the moment, a hostess set called Happiest Birthday Wishes. (Hostess sets are exclusive sets available when you place a single or group order for £150 or more and also to my Stampers 6 club members. I have one place left for my group starting in March if you'd like to join - just email me to let me know.)

Supplies needed for this card:
Stamps: Happiest Birthday Wishes (hostess set)
Ink: Melon Mambo
Card stock: Very Vanilla, Rose Red, Melon Mambo, Wild Wasabi, Pear Pizzazz, Pink Pirouette
Other: Sweet Buttons embosslits die, Little Leaves die, Scallop border punch, white gel pen, Melon Mambo scallop dots ribbon, Certainly Celery 1/8" taffeta ribbon, stamp-a-majig
I'd be delighted to order any of these supplies for you and can have them delivered to your address in the UK. I am committed to providing excellent customer service and am always happy to help and advise. Just send me an email or give me a call on 01280 820593.
Click here to see all the free Sale-a-bration sets and don't forget to let me know which ones you'd like - remember, you get one free item for EVERY £45 spent!

I really struggled to get any kind of decent photos of my card today as it was pouring with rain and light levels were very low but, just as I finished this post, the rain stopped, the sun came out and light flooded the room! I can't re-do the photos though as I'm being called upon to take my eldest son shopping for some new walking boots as he's discovered his old ones are several sizes too small. His feet are growing like triffids!

I'll be back on Monday with some masculine cards using those gorgeous free Sale-a-bration papers. Enjoy the rest of your weekend and I'll hope to see you then. 

Hugs,




45 comments:

  1. Hi Vicky
    You just pipped me to the Challenge .....wow!!!! yours is Amazing ....you are sooo clever ...love it ..might have to case it sometime ...if i may ......Gorgeous ....
    Hugs sylvie
    xxxx

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  2. what a good idea these button dies for the flower. It's very elegant!

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  3. A lovely card- great die. This challenge is really going to hit my bank balance- every time I see a new die I want it!!
    Claire x

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  4. Such a beautiful, brilliant card, Vicky. You never fail to amaze me:)

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  5. Very pretty car Vicky great use of the button die

    Anne

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  6. One of the outstanding gifts you have is that of innovation and this is no exception. Wonderful card Vicky... those buttons looks brilliant!
    Thanks so much
    Chrissie
    "Less is More"

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  7. So clever Vicky. This is lovely ;0) A really beautiful card and now I am adding the buttons die to my next order ;0) xxx

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  8. BRILLIANT . . . a flower made of buttons . . .GENIUS.

    Hugs, Sandra View my card HERE!

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  9. Hi Vicky the button flowers are such a clever idea, this card looks totally fabulous! Hope you enjoyed your lie-in :)
    Anne
    x

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  10. Total knockout Vicky - love button flowers but they do work so much better with the die cut version without the bulk.
    Tara
    x

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  11. Very innovative and super pretty Vicky. Haven't done mine yet as been trolling around the chazza shops in East Grinstead and getting soaked to the skin, what a grim day. Your photo's look fine to me.

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  12. Hello Vicky

    The flower buttons are a brilliant idea, and such stunning colours. Just perfect.
    luv
    irene
    xxxx

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  13. Oh great card Vicky, love the use of the button die to make the flowers, clever idea (I love buttons.)

    Vicki x

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  14. Such creativity Vicky
    Superb use of the buttons die
    FAB card
    Thank you very much
    mandi
    "Less is More"

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  15. Vicky this is so clever and a gorgeous result. You are so inspirational! Have a good weekend
    M x

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  16. Such a great idea!! Wow!!!
    Barbara

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  17. Bravo! LOVE your button flowers Vicky! So pretty.
    Lynn

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  18. Fantastic card! Those embosslit dies look EXACTLY like buttons!! So cute! :)

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  19. Lovely bright and cheerful card. Great use of the button dies. Helen (Sydney)

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  20. Oh, wow!!!! This is too stinkin' cute! LOVE the way you've used those button dies--fabulous, Vicky!!! :)

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  21. Buttons as petals...genius idea! Love your homespun flowers Vicky, I know what you mean about choice...this week we had to much!!
    Good luck shopping for boots :0)
    Jenny x

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  22. LOVE this! I really love these little button embosslits, and this is a cute, cute, cute way of using them Vicky. Thanks for sharing your wonderful ideas xx

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  23. Love your button flowers and the planter is a brill. Gorgeous sunny colours. x

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  24. Super idea to use the buttons like this!! I must try it :) My favourite colour combo too :) I love this card Vicky. Hugs Sarah xx

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  25. Hi Vicky, what a great use of these embosslit dies and a lovely fresh spring colour scheme too ! Have a good Sunday !
    Jane x

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  26. Wow ! What a beauty ! How clever to use the buttons for petals and i love the bright and cheery colours. Rodd luck with the Triffid feet !!

    Marie

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  27. Love this, what clever use of the buttons!

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  28. What a cute idea! Love this.
    Franka

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  29. Super creative, Vicky!! LOVE those buttons...might just have to order me some!! Awesome card!

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  30. Simply gorgeous Vicky - fabulous idea - Jacqueline xx

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  31. Gorgeous card Vicky hugs Karen x

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  32. What a fun card! And what a great way to make a flower. I would have never thought of that. Very clever!

    Marrigje

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  33. This is sooo cute Vicky. Love the adorable button flowers!
    Hugs, Victoria ~x~

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  34. this is so cute.....I love buttons but hate how they make my cards so thick, and I don't know why I don't have this die yet!

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  35. Amazing card Vicky, just love those pretty flowers esp. Know what you mean about kids growing out of shoes, my eldest son was worst....he now takes a size 13...enough said lol !!!! :) Viv xx

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  36. Such a pretty pretty card.
    Jo x

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  37. Stunning card Vicky, love the flowers they look fabulous
    Beryl x

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  38. Gorgeous - I have this die, thanks for the inspiration! :)x

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  39. Hola Vicky, very clever idea!!! flowers with buttons, fantastic, very elegant colours, beautiful work:D as every week.
    A hug from Palma

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  40. Wonderful Vicky.. just wonderful
    suzi b xx

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  41. OMG this is totally inspired! This is going straight on my Pinterest board!
    Kelly xx

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I love reading your comments. Thank you for taking the time to leave them! Vicky x