Friday, March 19, 2010

Homemade buttons!

I spend way too much time blog surfing but as a result, I have stumbled across some amazing and delightful sites! Take this FIMO button tutorial by Plain Jane, for instance. I bookmarked it over 6 months ago but I knew I wanted to give it a try...

The highlight of this card is the FIMO buttons we made with gold clay...ours were quite simple buttons but Jane shows how you can really take any plastic cap to make a variety of buttons. I found you don't want to go too thin (sorry that I broke your button, Angela!) but 1/8 " worked perfectly!



This was a simple card we made at my hostess club get together this month. What I love about the card is that it will be suitable for pretty much any occasion - you just need to stamp the sentiment as needed. It's also a card that would be pretty easy to mass produce.


Card Materials: all stamps and papers from The Angel Company
Stamps: Watercolor Plants
Accessories: DCWV green paper, Aspen Cardstock, Martha Steward border punch, ribbon (Joanns), FIMO buttons, Mango Madness and Tea Leaves VersaMagic Chalk ink

I love the VersaMagic chalks inks for second and third generation stamping like in this card. These inks are so juicy and vibrant that the colors are beautiful in real life!

Do you have a favorite tutorial bookmarked? Share the link here in the comments by Sunday, Mar 21 (midnight) and I will have a drawing for the stamp set, Little Things, retail value: $8.95.


Hope you have a great weekend...we'll be going from a baseball game in the afternoon to Tuxedo and long gown affair in the evening on Saturday. How crazy is that?

10 comments:

Laurie said...

I love your card Chris! That is really pretty!! And the button....to cute!! Thanks for the link....that looks like fun...and I LOVE buttons! :)

disneychickstamper said...

This was a fun card to make! Thanks for posting it on your blog! I will have to remember for the future to not roll my clay so thin for my buttons! :0)

Jennifer Carter said...

Pretty card Chris! Love those colors! What a fun way to make buttons! Very cute!

Barb said...

Beautiful card, Chris! Love the button and the colors! Have fun at your soiree this evening :)

Heather said...

Did some one say buttons??? LOVE it Chris!

Trudy Osborn said...

Oh MY! I LOVE this card! Beautiful

Myrna said...

Chris
I am so glad I stumbed on your site, via Juliet and her zentangles.
Lovely work.
Myrna

Juliet A said...

Yes, your button is very cool, but...

One of the things that I love about TAC is that they sell ribbons and buttons to match their papers - you always have coordinating stuff at your workshops.

Silli said...

OM!!!!! Chris, the button is perfect! Love the colors, love the stamps... Oh sorry, I can´t open your shop...I LOVE the versamagic!!!!!

Ingen said...

Great card and thanks you share the tutorial with us. I really like the watercolor plants stamps too!