This week we have been working from a sketch and as always everyone has a different concept of the design. I thought this week I would use some things from my stash which have sitting there for ages. Buttons. Below is the Sketch idea for us to work from,
and this is my idea to go with it.
Here are the things I used:-
3 different shades of lilac textured card stock
A piece of 5mm wide lilac organza ribbon
Selection of small buttons plus 3 slightly larger ones
Quickie glue pen
Purple metallic Gelly Roll pens
Dreamweaver Alphabet and number dies
Strong wet adhesive glue
3D foam pads
Stampendous Crystal fine glitter
1 To start the card start by cutting the base layer 73/4'' x 73/4'', the lilac layer 7'' x 7'' and for the top curved layer I used a pencil on the back of the sheet and drew the sort of shape I was looking for. Go around all the layers faux stitching using the metallic purple Gelly Pen.
These pieces can be attached to each other, the lilac piece is placed towards the top left hand corner and is stuck with double sided adhesive. The shaped piece is applied to the bottom right corner and attached using 3D foam
2 Next take all the buttons and do a mock up of the design you want to use. Once the design has been chosen start to stick the buttons in place. Around the corners and then the daisy flowers.
3 You next need to cut a circle 1 7/8'' in diameter and attach the organza ribbon to the back and start to wrap the ribbon round the circle. Once the circle is covered I stuck the ends down with a strong PVA glue. and left this to dry. If you have a hot glue gun the you could save a little time using this. Stick a larger button on the top of the wrap.
4 Next take the quickie glue pen and make a design of swirls and flourishes in dots with the pen so that all the daisies are linked together. Allow the quickie glue pen to dry and then cover with Stampendous fine crystal glitter. When the glitter has been applied take the metallic purple Gelly Pen and make a small dot in between the glittered dots
5 The final step is to cut the letters out using the Dreamweaver alphabet dies, you can put whatever message or sentiment you want. I did a trail run once the letters were cut to check they looked OK and they were where I wanted them to be.
There you have it my interpretation of Sketch 43
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