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Jul 27, 2019

Allsorts Challenge 530/531: Buttons and Bows

Hello and welcome! It's time for a new theme at Allsorts challenge. And just so you know ...the next three challenges will actually each run for 2 weeks to cover the rest of summer, then in September we will be back weekly.

This week Kath is hosting and she picked the theme of Buttons and Bows. Hope you can join us for your chance to be entered into the prize drawing. We have a great prize package to give away by 
Tattered Lace.

I made a fairly simple looking card using a clear stamp set by Penny Black - Sunny Wishes as the focal point stamped with Versafine Clair Nocturne ink and heat embossed using Hero Arts ultra fine clear embossing powder on Bristol Vellum paper.

I started out by masking the edges of square piece of Bristol Vellum paper using Washi tape, then inked with Tumbled Glass and Blueprint Sketch Distress Oxide inks. With the mask still in place I stamped the image and words border then removed the mask.

I watercolored using a distress marker (Worn Lipstick), then fussy cut each one of the flowers. Some of the flowers were adhered with pop up glue dots, the smaller ones we glued on with Tombow Multi Mono liquid glue. I wanted to highlight some of the words from the script border stamp, so I stamped it again on white card stock using black ink and cut out some of the words. Two buttons and a bow tied with Natural Jute twine finish off the card.

Here is a close up.
Penny Black Sunny Wishes // Whimsy Stamps Basic Backgrounds and Borders - retired // Versafine Clair Nocturne Ink // Hero Arts Clear Embossing Powder Ultra Fine // Distress Oxide Tumbled Glass // Distress Oxide Blueprint Sketch  // Distress Marker Worn Lipstick // Tonic Stamp Platform // Washi Tape for Masking // May Arts Natural Jute Twine // Cutterbee Scissors for Fussy Cutting // Tombo Mono Multi Glue // Pop Up Glue Dots // Strathmore Bristol Vellum Paper

I'm also sharing with these challenges:
Cute Card Thursday - No Pattern papers // WaterCooler Wednesday - All Occasions (Encourangment) // Colour Crazy Challenge  - Coloring // Colourific Challenge Corner - Coloring //  
Anything Goes themes here:
Brown Sugar // Crafty Catz // Creative Fingers // Addicted to Stamps and More

Remember this challenge runs for 2 weeks, so you will have plenty of time to join us during the busy summer time. While summer vacation is just starting in parts of the world our kids have just about 2 weeks of summer break left before it's back to school.......

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  1. So lovely and striking card!! Fab blended blue tones, and love the buttons for the daises centres! The words highlighted look great!!

  2. What a pretty card Ellie - love how you have used the buttons and bow! So elegant

    1. Thanks Maxine! Buttons are my favorite embellishment although I've been neglecting them lately.

  3. Beautiful card! Love your coloring and how you used the buttons
    Have a great day!

    1. Thanks so much, Marilyn. Same to you too!

  4. Such an amazing, creative card. I love how you highlighted certain words.

    1. Thanks Amy! Love that border stamp!

  5. This is gorgeous Ellie, beautiful flowers, xxxxx)

  6. This is gorgeous! LOVING the highlighted words and the flowers!

  7. Really lovely image and a great design, love the way you have done the sentiment, great use of the buttons and bows, thank you.

    Kath x

    1. I really enjoyed the challenge Kath.

  8. This is beautiful! I love the button center! what a fun challenge!!

    1. Thanks for stopping by, Meghan!

  9. Gorgeous card, love the design;-))m

  10. I love your buttons as flower centres - a great design.

  11. Love the way you incorperated the buttons and bow, gorgeous card Ellie.
    Happy crafting
    Tracy x

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