Monday, June 1, 2009

Button Tree


I created this card for the Caardvarks Shape Up Challenge HERE. The challenge is to create any card that is not a square or rectangle. I got together with my friend, Katie, on Friday and had a chance to play with her Silhouette (see her blog HERE). It was so much fun! I learned to weld and re-size. I created this tree card by welding the top of the tree image to create a card I could fold and then resizing the tree top to create the hounds tooth layer. I inked and added buttons...and voila. The finished size is approximately 4.25 x 5.5 inches.

I am still resisting the gloriousness that is the Quickutz Silhouette, all I have to do is remember that I can go to Katie's or Marisa's and play! Restraint---I swear (we will see how long that lasts).

Supplies:
Paper: Kiwi Kiss and Chocolate Chip cardstock, Patterned Paper (SU!)
Ink: Chocolate Chip Classic Ink (SU!)
Stamps: None
Extras: Buttons (Bag O' Buttons); Cream Twine (PTI); Die Machine (QK Silhouette)

9 comments:

Jill W. said...

This is major cute! I like the houndstooth for the tree and especially the buttons!

lauren said...

OMG! i soooooooooooo totally ♥LOVE♥ this! completely gorgeous and SO flippin' fun! fabulous job!

Lucy, England said...

Wow - love those buttons. And the tree shape is perfect for the Caardvarks challenge.

Jane said...

Okay......do I love it??? YES!! And who doesn't love trees!!!!!!!

Randee E said...

Just adorable! Love the houndstooth bkgrnd and the buttons are the bomb! Great shape card!

SmilynStef said...

How fun is that houndstooth tree ... I love how your card opens.

Heidi Van Laar said...

OMGoodness! This is too, too CUTE! Eeek, button apples!! Too cute!

Savitri said...

So stinkin' creative!!! I LOVE this tree button card. So awesome!!!

Joshua Jiraffe Designs said...

very cute...love the green with the brown and the red buttons!! Don't know this tool...but will have to look into it! Thanks for sharing the information and your great card!