Friday, 10 March 2017

Flower Button Birthday Card – With Room For Improvement.

This card measures 4.25ins x 4.25ins using a white linen effect card blank. 
Button Flower CardThis card seemed to make itself, it wasn’t the idea I had in my head when I sat down to make it,  but I think, in part, it’s worked……
The Works Flower Buttons Childrens CraftsButton Flowers
The flower buttons came from The Works (Children’s Crafts) and the silver foiled sentiment from Craftwork Cards.  I started by seeing if  the largish clear flat back gems I already had would fit in the middle of the flowers
Button Flower Card. 1My original idea was simply to put the three flowers in a row and just doodle a stem on each with a few leaves, but it just looked pants.  That’s when I got out the silver foiled sentiment, mat and layered it  and then arranged the flowers round it.
Button Flower Card. 2The punched foliage followed and then the flat back pearls.
However, coming back to it again now I think I could go up an inch or two on a card blank, using this card as a topper to make it look more balanced, less crowded and in better proportion.  Here I go again, watch this space!


Cheryl W said...

Simple, but pretty! I like the gems as the flower centers. It's great to log some ideas like this for cards that can be made in a very short time (when all the supplies are already on hand!).

Pamela said...

Well I think it's lovely. What a good idea to cover the button holes with a gem.

Sue said...

Love it! What an excellent idea to enhance the buttons with a gem - much more attractive than a couple of blank holes! An otherwise unexciting foiled sentiment looks great with your embellishments too.
I often end up with something completely different from the initial idea in my head - don't know what that says about my ideas :)