Thursday, August 7, 2014

The Paper Players - A Button & Coloured Baker's Twine

This week Sandy is hosting at The Paper Players & has provided the challenge of using a button on a project.  Here is my submission:-

& here is a close-up of the vintage button, which has it's own specially coloured "Mossy Meadow" baker's twine, courtesy of a little colouring from the lightest shade of the Old Olive Blendibilities markers:-

& here is a shot of the layered trim so you can see what a perfect match the coloured twine is to the Mossy Meadow ribbon!

The last few cards I have posted have been rather CAS, so I went to town on this card!  I brayered the background DSP with Crumb Cake ink to soften the starkness of the white hexagon print (from the Moonlight DSP Stack) against the vanilla cardstock.  While I had the brayer out, I coated my hexagon embossing folder with ink & used it to "stamp" my background panel.  I added a punched edge to the vanilla panel & layered up the three trims.  This whole panel is lifted on dimensionals.

The flowers were stamped with Rich Razzleberry & Blackberry Bliss in varying combinations & levels of saturation.  The leaves were stamped with Old Olive & Mossy Meadow.  The flowers & leaves were fussy cut & layered with dimensionals onto the card, then given a liberal sprinkling of tiny pearls.

To colour the trim, I laid some white baker's twine onto a piece of wax paper & used the side of the brush nib of the Blendibility marker to colour it.  I set it aside to dry for a while before using it.

I really enjoyed all the processes involved in this card & am very happy with the outcome.  Thanks for the inspiration, Sandy!

Click on the graphic below to go straight to the challenge:-

All Stampin' Up!, as listed above
(Razzleberry satin ribbon is retired)