Sunday, September 1, 2013

Button it! ABNH Challenge 31


Hey crafty peeps! I said yesterday I'd be seeing you soon and here I am :)

Since I'm officially back from my maternity leave I'm here with my card for A Blog Named Hero's 31st Challenge!

So buttons are super cute embellishments buuuutttt I don't often use them! Gasp! :( I just never really know where to put them since so much of my style is CAS. However, I had  3 months worth of backlogged creativity propelling me and I'm actually pretty happy with my button card :)

I started by stamping the Hero Arts Starburst background with distress inks. I made a template and labeled where each color should go (I used 18 of them, 9 to stamp and 9 to blend!!) then masked each area of the stamp as I inked up each ray with the appropriate color. I misted a little with water to make sure they would all stamp. 

Once that was done I took a thin sharpie and my ruler to outline each ray. Now I blended in all my other distress inks. I just masked and blended until I had them just the way I wanted. I really really (REALLY) love the way it turned out!  I trimmed down my inked panel and mounted it on black. I wanted it to look like a Polaroid snapshot on my card base. 

For my cloud I stamped the Hero Arts cloud from Right at Home in Versamark and heat set it in white. I trimmed it out and I adhered my buttons with glue dots. I felt like my button holes looked empty but I didn't want to pull them off and put string on them so I filled them with stardust stickles. I also filled the gaps in between the buttons with stickles. It's really pretty cute, especially for a last minute solution!

The sentiment is from Hey Dey Sentiments, was heat set in white, and trimmed into a banner.

Not to toot my own horn  but I think it's not so shabby for 3 months off :) 

Don't forget to head over to the A Blog Named Hero to play along! You can win a fabulous gift card  

and see all the super awesome button creations by the rest of the design team!

Thanks for stopping in, I've missed you guys :)


  1. Kelly, you have outdone yourself on your return. This card is absolutely brilliant. Just love your colours and blending and what a fantastic way to use the buttons. Truly a totally eyecatching card.

  2. This is such a happy card with your gorgeous rainbow of colours and button cloud!

  3. Oh, my word. The blending looks like velvet! I want to touch it! Your hard work paid off! I LOVE it. Welcome back!

  4. I love it! It's so colorful and VERY creative! So good to see you creating again, Kelly! Hope your sweet little family is doing well and you're totally enjoying Nathan! Welcome back! :)

  5. This is absolutely AH - MAZ - ING!!!! I love the buttons on the clouds, but holy heavens the background - there are no words adequate!