Wednesday, September 23, 2009

my sunshine: button tutorial

My Sunshine

Well another good morning to you! This card started with me playing around with new Pink Persimmon stamps. I was stamping the small Banner set and thought that they looked like rays of sunshine. I then stamped the letters to spell out “my sunshine” using the small Soda Pop Alpha. I cut out a couple of circles and adhered the letters to the backside. The button in the center is kind of fun and I wanted to show you really quickly how you can make your own custom buttons and twine.

Step 1 Supplies

You will need a clear button, a small piece of patterned paper, and glue. Elmer’s sent me a ton of glue to play with because they have a handful of new paper crafting glues. I have always used this glue stick for this application. This is the best glue stick. I love it. It works perfectly with paper to paper, or in this case, paper to button.

Step 2 Blue Glue

The glue is blue. Very, very blue. But never fear, your projects will not have any smurf-like qualities.

Step 3 Glue to button

Apply the glue to the button surface. If you get excess glue in the button holes, I strongly recommend you remove it with a paper piercer or something else that can reach.

Step 4 Blue Button Wet Step 4 Blue Button Dry

On the left is the wet button. On the right is the dry one. It takes 2-3 minutes to dry. Pretty cool, huh? :)

Step 5 Color Twine

I wanted to tie yellow twine through my button, but I didn’t have any. So I took some Papertrey Ink Rustic White twine and colored it with my Copic marker. Place a piece of scratch paper underneath your twine. Use the chisel end of your marker and color the twine. Perfectly coordinating twine every time!

Step 6 Adhering Button

To make bow-tying easier, I run my twine through my button first. Then I adhere it to its proper location.

Step 7 Tying Bow of Twine

By having the twine attached to a larger surface, it becomes much easier to tie and play around with tying your bow.

I hope this brought a little smile and a little brightness to your day! Have fun making buttons too! thanks ever so much for stopping by!

Supplies: Stamps-Pink Persimmon (Small Banner, Small Soda Pop Alpha), Ink-Palette (Paris Lights, Noir), Patterned paper-October Afternoon (Ducks In A Row), Cardstock-Papertrey Ink, Twine-Papertrey Ink (Rustic White), Button-Hero Arts, Copic-Y15

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6 comments:

Betty Wright said...

Fabulous and super cute, Kim!!! Wonderful colors and I love the copics to color the string. I usually use the ink pad which is messy. Great looking sunshine card!!!

ellen s. said...

what a fun and great card to brighten up my day!

SMK said...

so cute!! love the sentiment around the outside :D

katemeri said...

This card is so cute! Thanks for the button tutorial!

imastampin said...

I love it Kimberly, and it did bring a little sunshine to my day! Hugs,
Karen

Jenna said...

Your sunshine card just brightened my day. I love the colors. I can feel the warmth of summer. :) Thanks for sharing!