Friday, June 7, 2019

Sewing Notions

Hey y'all!  How's your Friday going?  My card-making for today was marked by a serendipitous confluence of challenges :D  Here's my card:

Very CAS, just white cardstock and seven colors of ink.  So why buttons?  Because of the Retro Rubber challenge:

I typically don't use actual buttons on my cards because it makes them hard to mail, but I have a stamp set that is all button STAMPS and this card is totally flat and mailable.  Button, Button is the name of that stamp set (appropriately), and I've had it since at least 2013, so plenty retro.  The sentiment is from Pattern of Friendship, which is even MORE retro since I got it in 2006.

And for a bit of serendipity, check out the sketch posted by CAS(E) This Sketch yesterday:

It's like they did it on purpose.  I did change mine up to two rows of three buttons rather than three rows of two buttons, because my sentiment was on the taller side.

And for the colors, I turned to the rainbow birds on the Fusion challenge:
These birds are obviously friends, so I thought my sentiment worked as being inspired by them.  I pulled a pastel rainbow of colors from the photo:  Pretty in Pink (retired), Peekaboo Peach (retired), So Saffron, Lemon Lime Twist (freshly retired), Balmy Blue, and Highland Heather.

I couldn't resist adding a stamp to the inside of the card:

I have no idea what I'd need this card for, but it was fun to make anyway!  Hope you have a great weekend, peeps.

Supplies, all SU! (some retired)
Stamps:  Button, Button and Pattern of Friendship
Ink:  Pretty in Pink, Peekaboo Peach, So Saffron, Lemon Lime Twist, Balmy Blue, and Highland Heather, Gray Granite
Paper:  Thick Whisper White
Accessories:  None unless you count a Stamp-a-ma-jig

P.S.  You wanna see a card with EIGHTY actual buttons on it, that actually got mailed?  Click here!


Maria Rodriguez. said...

Hello Christy: What a great way to combine the challenges, I love the button images, they are really beautiful and the sentiment is so true, beautifully done.
Thank you for sharing with us at RETRO RUBBER, we hope you play again soon.

Melissa Grant said... your card! How sweet, button stamps! Thanks for sharing with us at RETRO RUBBER :)

LeAnne said...

I always kick myself for not getting that "sewing pattern" stamp set! It's fun to see it used here, especially with those cute pastel buttons on the front! Thanks so much for playing with the Retro Rubber challenge this week!

Claire Grantham said...

I love this, the stamped buttons really make an impact and work so well with the sentiment. Thanks for playing along again at Retro Rubber. Claire DT