Before I start, I'd just like to tell you of a competition over at the new challenge Twofers. We are giving away two lovely stamps - the task is to comment (comments aren't going to be published until after the competition closes) telling us all the different ways you can think of using stamps and inks. It's open internationally - but you need to be quick as it closes on September 3rd!
Right, back to the post.....
Some time ago I bought a bargain bag of big beautiful buttons (oh my, aren't we alliterative this afternoon?) which included just ONE gorgeous poinsettia button. The other buttons were equally gorgeous but there was nothing the least bit Christmassy about them - and what do you do with ONE gorgeous button?
Well this morning I was rummaging through my button box, looking for some shirt buttons for a future Cardz 4 Guyz DT project, when I happened to drop a few on the table and when I looked down at them, I thought, "Hold on, that looks a bit like a Christmas tree...." - light bulb moment!
A little rearranging and swapping of colours (dayglow pink and black just didn't hit the spot) and I'd produced a Christmas tree that featured my beautiful button. I arranged it on snippets from my snippets box, but the size it sort of naturally evolved to wasn't really compatible with any standard card size.
Rather than cut a custom blank and then find I had no suitable envelope, I thought I would try giving my card a " flat spine". To do this, I took a 15cm square card blank and scored 2cm in from the fold on both the front and back. Then I stuck the two layers together from the fold to the score line, and creased the new folds so that the card opens at that point. To decorate and reinforce the spine, I used Christmas washi tape that picks up the poinsettia flowers, wrapping it completely around the spine with the join at the back.
Here's a little aerial photo in case it isn't too clear what I mean.
I'm sharing this festive make with
Glitter and Sparkle - add buttons
Christmas Card Challenges - anything goes
Pixies Snippet Playground - week 192