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Wednesday, 2 June 2010

Coordinating Buttons Tutorial

Hi Guys,
I just wanted to share this card I made a few Weeks back for InStyle Stamps using the gorgeous new stamp ' Shopping Day'.
 I'm also going to be showing you how to make your own perfectly coordinating buttons for all your crafting projects after seeing a tutorial some while ago by a lady called Sonja.
They are very simple and quick to make and here are the few supplies you will need.

Scrap pieces of card stock
Designer paper
Punch or any die cut
Clear Gloss Finish / Glossy Accents
Eyelet setter / paper piercer 
Right first you will need to punch out or use a die cut of your chosen shape 4 times using scrap pieces of card. It doesn't matter what the card looks like because you will be covering it with designer paper.
You then need to cut out the same shape again but this time using designer paper to match your card.
Glue each shape and place one on top of the other making sure the designer paper one is on the top.
 This part is optional you can either ink around your shape or leave it as it is.
Now you need  to make 2 small holes to create your button holes either using an eyelet setter or a sharp tool.
 I then used Anita's 3D clear Gloss finish but Glossy accents would give the same effect or any Gloss finish such as Mod Podge.
You now need to allow the gloss to dry completely or you can use your heat gun to speed things up.
Once your button is dry add some thread to complete your handmade button.
You could try other options too like colouring your top shape with copics instead of using designer paper allowing you to get a perfectly coordinating button for all your crafting projects.
Here is my finished card with the 3 buttons I have made.

Thank You for visiting today ;0)


Andrea said...

great card, but why do they look so crumpy,
I thought shoppin' is having fun
hugs andrea

marsha said...

Fabulous, love your colors and dp! One of my favorite hobbies too!
Hugs, Marsha

Scrappychick said...

So cute! Love the colors you picked :) What on earth is half-term?

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Regina Easter said...

what a fun card lana...hugs

CraftCrave said...

Just a quick note to let you know that a link to this post will be placed on CraftCrave today [02 Jun 02:00pm GMT]. Thanks, Maria

itsabrt said...

Holy cow that stamp is awesome in all the detail and your card is fantastic! Beth

bonnie said...

Love this cute! :) hugs to you, Bonnie xx