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Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Bits & Buttons Birthday

Melissa Phillips is known for her unique use of stamps, felt, vintage and hand made embellishments. Bits and Buttons stamps and the Circles Cover Plate were featured on her card (here) and was the inspiration for my card today. I made a few changes to the design, in places where I didn't have the same materials.

The top portion of the card was created by stamping a piece of Fine Linen card stock with polka dots (Waltzingmouse Stamps) in Simply Chartreuse ink.   Machine stitching outlines the sides and top of this panel. Brown ribbon and a double bow divides the polka dot design and the Cover Plate: Circles panel below. 

Various 'buttons' from Bits and Buttons were stamped onto circles of Fine Linen and then inserted into the cover plate. Three Vintage Cream felt hearts were cut with the smallest die from Heart Prints and then hand sewn onto the circles.  The Kraft card base shows through in the smaller diamond openings.

The sentiment panel was cut from Fine Linen using the center portion of the Framed Out #8. The border was stamped with Chocolate ink (Close To My Heart) and then a sentiment (Framed Out #7) was added with Berry Sorbet ink. Three cream coloured pearls accent the panel. 

The inside of the card uses a panel of Fine Linen mounted onto a Kraft card base.  A row of polka dots frames the sentiment (Stylish Sentiments: Birthday). I masked the sentiment so I was able to stamp the center in Berry Sorbet and the top and bottom portions in Chocolate ink.

Card Details (PTI, unless noted)
Stamps - Bits & Buttons, Framed Out #7, Framed Out #8, Stylish Sentiment: Birthday;
Off Beat Backgrounds (Waltzingmouse Stamps)
Inks - Berry Sorbet, Summer Sunrise, Simply Chartreuse, Hawaiian Shores; 
Chocolate (Close To My Heart)
Paper - Kraft, Fine Linen
Dies - Cover Plate: Circles, Heart Prints, Framed Out #8
Other Supplies - Vintage Cream Felt; American Crafts Coffee Ribbon; 
Sewing Machine; Bow Easy; mini pearls.

Thanks for visiting today.
Karen C.


Leigh said...

This is gorgeous, Karen! I thought that top panel was patterned paper-- it's so perfectly stamped!

Suzanne B. Webb said...

Your card is gorgeous, love how you used that panel!

craftmates said...

What a beautiful card! Everything is perfect, both the outside and inside. your gorgeous work got me thinking on maybe "needing" that cover plate- Irma