Friday, November 20, 2009

The Flowering Brad Button Tree

I realize that out of all my SU Stampin' Spots, the majority of my Bold Brights are not opened, and I've had them almost four years. The colors of the latest Embellish Magazine Challenge were truly a challenge for me to work with. The flowering brad button tree concept started when I pulled the only red, blue, green and yellow brads I had (the rhinestones). The green buttons came out next and just fell around the brads. Buttons are fun, (especially when they fall) and I've just started working with them. Since this is certainly the most buttons I've ever used on a card, I thought it would be good to email Paige at the Cards Blog for her latest endeavor, to use LOTS of buttons. Wish me luck! The card is shorter and thinner than a standard size to account for the knot by the yellow canary. I kept the remainder of the card simple so as to not distract from the tree.

Here's the Goods: Craft Affair Owl Garden set, Fiskars Buttons, Grosgrain Ribbon, Rhinestone Brads, Black Marker


  1. awesome job on the challenge -- i love the rhinestone brads amongst the buttons, great idea! and the little canary is a super cute touch!

  2. Cute! Love the buttons, I was going to tell you that you ought to send this to CARDS blog challenge! :)

  3. Love how you mixed buttons and brads to make a tree! Thanks for participating in the challenge!