Tuesday, August 3, 2010

EBKS20 - buttons


At Everything But the Kitchen Sink, we are to use buttons, preferably those that have been found around the house.  I got these big ones in a mix from DeNami Design , and pulled them out, thinking I would never use anything so huge, and put them in my mother-in-law's button jar, which contains old household buttons.  Amazingly, they almost exactly match the colors in this October Afternoon Farm Fresh Farmhouse paper, and that's where this whole card evolved from.  I added small brown buttons to their centers, to simulate the design paper.   Just like when I make a quilt, I chose this paper and then found other items that pull out the colors and design in that paper.  The stamp is from Stampendous, called Sunflower Stem, and because it has a sentiment incorporated along the stem, I didn't think this card needed anything else.

21 comments:

  1. Wow... the background paper is awesome. Just love it. The buttons match perfectly. Isn't great when everything just falls into place!

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  2. This card is truly darling! I can never get enough button flowers!

    I hope you'll be able to join us in a DeNami challenge one of these days... Our next one starts on Thursday! :)

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  3. Such perfect buttons for the great paper- lovely card Lin!

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  4. Lin, I love the buttons on the buttons! Fabulous job coordinating everything! The flowers look so pretty on that lovely patterned paper!

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  5. This is such a cute card - I love it!

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  6. SOOOO Sweet! Love these buttons and you used them so beautifully!! So glad you played the buttons, too ;)

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  7. Lin..you are an amazing designer!! I love coming to your blog to see all of your wonderful creations and I make sure to check every single one you do!!!

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  8. your button flowers are so cute, Lin!! such a sweet and delightful card!! love it!!

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  9. Perfectly coordinated! I love those big ol' buttons and your flowers! And yes, what a great patterned paper to match:)

    You have a great artist's eye!

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  10. Ahh ha sista...this is just so beautiful..fun and fresh ..thinking of you always
    hugs,Kathy

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  11. Love your card and those large buttons go great with the background paper. The colors and perfect. Thanks for sharing

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  12. Super cute use of the buttons, I really love the OA paper!

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  13. Love the buttony flowers! The OA papers are a perfect match!

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  14. This is so cute and pretty Lin! The pp is so beautiful and the button flowers go perfectly with it!

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  15. Wow! Love this, Lin! The button centers are a wonderful touch!

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  16. Fabulous button flowers. Adorable card!

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  17. Is perfect!! beautiful combination, lovely! I like a lot.

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  18. Adorable! I love it! Thanks for playing with us in the EBTKS challenge! :)

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  19. I love the colors and how you used your buttons! Thanks for playing the EBTKS challenge!

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