Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Tuesday Throwdown Button Challenge!

Digis by Fred She Said, Card Designer Angie Crockett

Hi everyone!! This is my second project as February Guest Designer for the Tuesday Throwdown challenge blog! I'm having a blast so far!

This week's sponsor for the Tuesday Throwdown challenge is "Fred She Said" Digital Stamps. They have so many gorgeous digital stamps available, even some that are already colored! You'll have to go and check them out!!! I picked out the "Hearts and Roses Digi Set"....I just love the scalloped heart and the roses are gorgeous....the set comes with three different sentiments too! The winner of this week's challenge will win a $20 Gift Certificate to the "Fred She Said" online store!!

This week's challenge theme is BUTTONS! For my sample, I made my own 5-layer buttons out of cardstock, designer paper scraps, a heart punch, a Cropodile (super duper hole punch), and Ranger Glossy Accents.....if you'd like to learn how to make your own buttons, check out my tutorial here! It's so easy and so fun.....the only hard part is waiting an hour for the glaze to dry!

Card details:
I started off by printing the digital image from the "Hearts and Roses Digi Set" from "Fred She Said", onto vanilla cardstock, vellum, and on the Basic Grey "June Bug" designer paper. Since ink takes a while to dry on vellum, I clear embossed the image as soon as it came out of the printer. Once the vellum was embossed and the image cut out, I turned it over and colored the roses with markers. The image printed on the designer paper was cut out, edges sponged in brown, and the roses were highlighted with markers for dimension. I ran the designer paper piece through a Xyron sticker maker and made the printed side a sticker to adhere cleanly to the vellum layer with no adhesive marks. After the two hearts were adhered together, I colored in the scalloped edge and highlighted the roses with a Gelly Roll Glitter Pen. A second sheet of the "June Bug" designer paper was trimmed down and the edges were punched all of the way around with an EK Success Dotted Scallop Border Punch, sponged in brown, and adhered to a vanilla cardstock mat. The sentiment (also from "Hearts and Roses") and its mat were cut out with Spellbinders Big Scalloped Ovals and stenciled in brown. Zva Creative Pearls, "Pearl" Glimmer Mist, and May Arts Satin Ribbon tied with a Bow Easy finished out the card.

Along with the Tuesday Throwdown Challenge, I have used the following challenges in the making of this card:

Color Monday Challenge at Christian Paper Crafts: use this gorgeous inspiration photo, with rich reds and cream!;
Crafty Cardmakers: Hearts;
Crafty Cardmakers: Water/H2O challenge....Glimmer Mist!;
Craft Your Passion: Anything Goes;
Cupcake Craft Challenge: Seeing Red;
Incy Wincy: Love;
Oooh-la-la: For Someone Special;
Paper Playtime: Cupid or Hearts;
Crafty Pad: Love is in the Air;
Stamptacular Sunday: Hearts Gone Wild;
All Sorts: Love, Love, Love;
Basic Grey: All Heart;
Crazy 4 Challenges: Valentine;
Secret Crafter: Valentine;
Raise the Bar: Hearts;
Stamp Something: Digi;
Dutch Dare: Buttons!;
Flourishes Timeless Tuesday: Button Up;
Papertake Weekly: Have a Heart.

Thanks so much for stopping by today! God Bless!!!


Lauren said...

LOVE this! I love that you printed the image on vellum. I love your buttons too! I will definitely try out your tutorial!


fionalawlor said...

Wow fab card! I love your little heart buttons and your bow looks beautiful :O)
Thanks for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers this week.
Fiona x

Cindy Haffner said...

Your card is GORGEOUS!!

~♥~The Navy Wife~♥~ said...

Wow WOw WOW ! I am gob smacked this is just stunning! I love how you made your own buttons and this card is really super! Good luck and thanks for playing along with us for Love is in the Air at the The Crafty Pad and we hope you can play along with us again next Sunday!. The Navy Wife

Davi said...

Wow how pretty this is Angie! Love the colors and those very cool buttons. :)

aqualeiga said...

This is soooo beautiful! I am really impressed with your buttons....MUST go check out your tut, thanks for sharing it! So glad you played along with The Crafty Pad challenge this week.

Hugs, Ali x

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

Just gorgeous!! Lovin your buttons they look fab!!

Thank you for sharing with us at Craft Your Passion this week, good luck!
Hugs Shell xx

Jo Nevill said...

Wow, this is just so beautiful. I love the buttons you have made (you could use UTEE and then you don't have to wait so long !) - I keep forgetting that tip too !!

Love the papers you have used, gorgeous and elegant.

Thank you for joining us at Papertake Weekly this week.


Jo x

Anonymous said...

Fabulous card, love all of it especially the buttons. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers. xx

Betty Wright said...

So gorgeous, Angie! The colors are wonderful and the homemade buttons look so professionally done! Love the heart shape! The vellum center heart is divine! Beautiful! Thanks so much for playing Flourishes FTTC button challenge with us this week!
Betty :0)

Nikki said...

Beautiful Buttons You've created thanks for the tip :)
Thanks for Sharing at Incy Wincy this Week
Hugs Nikki and the rest of the DT

Wendi said...

Wowee this is gorgeous I love those buttons I am going to give them a go they look so real
beautiful bow too and image too
Thank you so much for sharing with us at ooh la la this week

Debs said...

This is simply stunning - I love it!!!
Your buttons are amazing!
Thanks for sharing the love with us at Allsorts this week.
Good luck.
Debs xx

ellepaulette said...

So lovely!!

Kim said...

Gorgeous Angie! I love the textures and beautiful embellishments.

Kirsten...x said...

stunning card love those buttons...x

Thanks for joining us this week at allsorts hugs Kirsten...x

Stephanie said...

Beautiful card! Thanks for joining us at Craft Your Passion.

Karita said...

Beautiful card! :) Heart image is gorgeous and colours are magnificent! I love that big bow!:)

Thanks for joining at SSC this week :)


Donna said...

Such a beautiful creation...thanks for joining in the fun with us at Cupcake this week :) Donna x

Thanh Vo said...

Gorgeous!I love those clear heart buttons and that Stampin Up ribbon.
Thanks for playing along at Raise the Bar.

Darlene Gabriel said...

Your card is absolutely gorgeous! I love these colours - that chocolate ribbon is so rich. Your roses are stunning. I love the heart buttons - thank you for providing the link to your tutorial - this is a "must try"

Liz's creative corner said...

Wow fab details, love those buttons, thanks for joining us at Basic Grey, hugs Liz xx

sammi said...

Absolutely beautiful! Love the buttons! Thanks so much for joining us at Ooh La La.