Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Trigger Tuesday

Today I stepped out of my comfort zone and made a card with flowers.  Yep and it's all because I was inspired by the  
The challenge is to look at the trigger photo and make something that was inspired by the photo. This weeks photo is of a scarf made entirely of crochet flowers. 
The first thing that came to mind is kraft paper (for the wooden chair) and flowers.  But what do I do with the flowers?  Well I just picked up the new Jillibean Soup Owl mini deck and it's full of fun papers and cute owls so I thought I'd make the flowers with the different pattens (using the spellbinders flower die).  But what about embellishements, I love me some embellies so what can I do about that.  Well I bought a huge bag of button shanks (clear buttons) from Ebay a few years ago and I used to love making buttons from pattern paper, so I dug the buttons out and that it....funky embellies for funky flowers.
So I frayed the edges for a vintage look, did a terrible job on the stitching to make it look homemade and couldn't figure out where to put a sentiment so I left it out.

Here's a side view of the buttons.










All you have to do to make your own buttons is
Take a clear button and add diamond glaze (tiny dab) to one side
place on paper you want to cover
Squish down on the top of the button to put out the glaze
allow to dry throughtly the clip around button with scissors. (if the glaze is still wet the button will slide as your trying to cut around it)

10 comments:

Cheryl said...

Love all your flowers

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Bellaidea said...

Very cute!

sandee said...

Love your little buttons, aren't clear buttons the best! Cute take on the trigger!

Michelle said...

OH MY!!! This is so stinkin' cute! I love the colors and the little owls~ to die for!!

Jess said...

Love this card! That Jillibean Soup paper is a fav of mine! And such a great idea about the clear buttons!

Dawn said...

thanks for the idea! I will have to try this.

~amy~ said...

super cute...who can resist those SWEET owls?!

onecraftymama said...

What a fantastic way to add dimension & interest...love those adorable owlies ;)

Indy said...

This is so sweet! Great work!

Cath said...

Hey Melyssa! What a sweet approach to this week's Tuesday Trigger in the Moxie Fab World! Thanks so much for playing along! :)