Thursday, February 17, 2011
Welcome to my little blog during the Waltzingmouse Stamps February Waltz! Those of us that like the great stamps Claire comes up with always have a little fun the 17th of the month making projects with our stash of stamps. This month the theme was buttons along with WMS stamps.
I don't use buttons a lot, but they are fun. I was at a loss for what kind of a card I could make that incorporates buttons though. But when I needed to wrap up my husband's Valentine's Day present I had an idea that I thought would work for using some pretty cool WMS stamps and letting me get some buttons into the project too.
So here's what I came up with:
I used the heart from Celtic Heritage and one of the text background stamps from Text It. And tada! a custom bag fit for Valentine's Day. I'm picturing it here with the card I made and even posted about earlier (but hadn't specifically said it was for DH at the time...but who am I kidding, it was). It was my inspiration for making the hearts match the card with the white Text It stamp on top of the red.
I just used a mask with some scrap cardstock that I had stamped the image on and cut out. Overlaying that over each of the hearts on the bag made sure the text was only on the red. Imperfections I figured were just part of being homemade and rustic since I used twine in the buttons (no naked buttons!) and the bag handles were with the same type of material too.
Here's a detail shot:
Thanks for stopping by! Be sure to see all the waltzers this month by heading over to the Waltzingmousehouse Forum. There's always lots of good dance partners at a WMS waltz! Now off to see what others did with the button challenge!