Saturday, 4 May 2013

Button Buddy backgrounds

I did look at the Less is More site bright and early this morning but my husband decided it was time to buy himself some shorts (just in case summer should arrive at any stage) and I offered to help. So it was quite a few hours later that I settled down to have a think about today's colour wheel challenge and this is what I came up with:

Card made with Button Buddies from Stampin' Up

Having chosen a blue/green and red/orange colour combination I thought I'd use the cool colour for a bit of a textured background and add pops of the red as an accent.

Inchies stamped in Island Indigo with Button Buddies from Stampin' Up

The background squares were cut, stamped, sponged and swiped with an ink pad. They were then mounted onto a piece of Real Red card stock which in turn was mounted into a frame scored with my Simply Scored board. I added some punched flowers, decorated with brads, the vase...

Fussy cut sentiment using A Word For You by Stampin' Up

... and a fussy cut sentiment for balance. The thing that entertained me most about making this card was that the stamp set I used for these backgrounds was the most unlikely set ever - Button Buddies! It is the Bilbo Baggins of background stamps!
If you'd like to know more about the backgrounds, there are more details on my facebook page - do pop over and check it out and perhaps give it a 'like' while you're there. There'll be a give away at the end of this month so it's definitely worth keeping in touch!

Here's  the colour wheel Chrissie and Jen have provided for our inspiration:

Here's what you'll need to make this card
Stamps: Button Buddies, A Word For You (sentiment)
Ink: Island Indigo, Real Red
Card stock: Whisper White, Real Red
Other: Simply Scored, 1 1/4" square punch, Itty Bitty punch pack, Real Red brads, paper snips
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You'll be glad to know that we managed to get my husband kitted out for the summer and a certain pair of bargain sandals from TK Max managed to come home with me too - so it's perfectly possible we'll never see the sun again and it will all be our fault! 

If you're in the UK, enjoy the May bank holiday and I'll see you soon,

27 comments:

  1. Great card Vicky. I love the colour combo. I still can't make up my mind what colours to use for the LIM challenge.

    Have a lovely weekend.

    Kat xx

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  2. Lovely card , really detailed background. Rebecca x

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  3. Great card Vicky! Shorts? Does he want to chase the sunshine away then? :) Mind you, we haven't seen his legs that I can recall!

    Hugs, Di xx

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  4. Love how you've created the background Vicky, I'll have to look at my stamps in a different way:) So it was you that caused our thunderstorm today!
    Val x

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  5. Just love your card Vicky like your design and colours..
    Enjoy the rest of your weekend

    Anne

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  6. Those squares have had a great treatment Vicky... each different but so unified!
    Love this layout!
    Thanks so much
    Chrissie
    "Less is More"

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  7. Hi Vicky
    Gorgeous card... Fabulous colours.....
    Hugs Sylvie
    Enjoy your weekend....,,xx

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  8. Fabulous card as usual Vicky, love the colours you've chosen.
    I haven't managed to join in at LIM for a couple of weeks or so but hoping to come up with something today, she said hopefully :)
    Suzi B x

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  9. A marvellous card. Great layout and colours

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  10. A beautiful and stunning card Vicky. I love the stamps and red background colour.
    luv
    irene
    xxxx

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  11. Super card.

    Hope you're having a wonderful weekend.

    Hugs
    Sarn xxx

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  12. Great card, Vicky. All the backgrounds are so different but wonderful together. I love how you have layered over the flower stamp with the little red flowers. A xx

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  13. A great card Vicky, with lovely colour combo and fab background. I admire your patience in the fussy cutting of your sentiment 10/10!

    Hope your husband gets chance to wear his shorts and sandles

    Bev x

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  14. Love the layout of your card, Vicky. Such a fab use of the colours and your background looks amazing! x

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  15. LURVE these 2 colours, a great combo. Great card too, hope you have a good BH weekend.

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  16. This looks great, Vicky! xx Jan

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  17. You are so clever Vicky. Your backgrounds are fabulouse and the touch of orange is super.
    Lynne xxx

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  18. Great card and great choice of colours!

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  19. I love the busyness of your six tiles paired with the simplicity of the colour scheme. Very attractive.

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  20. It's incredible that you have managed to crate an illusion of texture with these stamps. Are you a crafting genius or something? I think so! Fantastic card - love everything about it.

    Louise xx

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  21. Gorgeous as always Vicky :) I love your backing squares-and the colours you have chosen to use suit this card really well-love it !
    Nessa xx

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  22. just love it vicki .. those flowers are so cute

    Fabulous colour choice. Thanks for joining us the week
    Jen x
    "Less Is More"

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  23. Absolutely gorgeous card.

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  24. Gorgeous Vicky - your fussy cut sentiment is very neat - I'd have lopped an end off of somehting that small!
    Tara

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  25. This is lovely Vicky, and that fussy cut sentiment is a perfect finishing flourish to balance the card, Jo x

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  26. I wont comment on the change in weather because we did have a lovely BH weekend but buying shorts in May is a bit risky!!
    Well those patterned squares are brilliant and how you lined the flowers up was clever... great use of the colour combo :0)
    Jenny x

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  27. This is just fabulous Vicky, I love it :) Viv xx

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