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.
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.
The glue is blue. Very, very blue. But never fear, your projects will not have any smurf-like qualities.
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.
On the left is the wet button. On the right is the dry one. It takes 2-3 minutes to dry. Pretty cool, huh? :)
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!
To make bow-tying easier, I run my twine through my button first. Then I adhere it to its proper location.
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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