Follow me as I make my way through the blogging and stamping worlds (who knew they could go hand in hand?)
September 2, 2010
Catalog Inspired Card
Hello! Today's card was inspired by a card on page 201 of the 2010-11 Idea Book & Catalog. I don't own the Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack (pg 201) so I decided to use the Big Shot and my Buttons #5 Sizzlits Die (pg 210). My original plan for this card was to make each button several layers thick so they popped off the card a bit. To do this I would run card stock through the BS 3 times for each button then glue them together. After several minutes of cutting buttons with the Big Shot, I realized that would take an awfully long time. If I planned on having 18 buttons on my card that would mean that I would have to run card stock through my Big Shot 57 times. Ummmm, no. So each button was left as one layer. It did take me a while to get the buttons lined up just so (that would be my OCD kicking in!) on the card front and although this is a simple card it is a time intensive one to make. Maybe that's why I haven't given it away yet!
To make this card more of my own I changed the colors and used a different sentiment from the same stamp set. I also added a Pretty In Pink button to the top row.
Stamps:Thank You Kindly
Paper:Whisper White, Sage Shadow (retired), Chocolate Chip, Brocade Blue (retired)