Wednesday, November 16, 2011

With Love

Boy oh boy is it heating up! This has to be the most unpleasant time of year in the 'Great' South East... it's 30 degrees celsius up here in my craft room and it's only 11am. Yuck!

I'm sharing a card I created earlier this week for AnnaBelle Stamps' latest challenge - Say it in Lime, Black and White. It's such a fantastic colour combo (though I don't think I did it proud) I just had to play along...

With Love (1)

As a standalone stamp, this background chevron style pattern from Backgrounds by Design 3 rocks! I'm going to use this one similarly again, I'm sure of it. I stamped it using Kaiser pigment ink in 'Splice'.

With Love (2)

The buttons are cheap white ones I found at a bargain shop, coated with Versamark to make them sticky, then covered with the Splice ink, dipped in clear embossing powder and finally heat set to seal. I left the bigger button overnight after coating it with the pigment ink and rubbed off the excess in the morning to make it a lighter shade. I got the idea when the pigment ink stained my clear stamp a lovely shade of green. ;)

I used some embroidery floss to finish off the buttons and adhered them to the front of the card using mini and micro glue dots.

The sentiment is from the Squared Mother's Day set from Annabelle stamps using Versafine Onyx Black ink.

Don't forget to email me your address so that I can send you a Christmas card! I'll be taking names and addresses until the 5th of December.

That's all for now. I'm going to go downstairs now and cool off under the fan :)


  1. Beautifully clean and simple. Well done.

  2. I really like the soft, cool colours of this card Jess :)

  3. Awesome card Jess! Thanks for the button colouring tips! I'm loving that Summer has finally hit... although it has arrived kinda fast!

  4. This is totally awesome! Love your button technique! Thanks so much for joining us at AnnaBelle Stamps (0=

  5. LOVE your card Jess, it's stunning and your design is perfect, just love it and I love the way you coloured your buttons, thanks for the tip I sure will give it a go!!!
    Thanks for playing along with us at AnnaBelle Stamps!

    Take Care,
    Kylie X

  6. One word..........Fabulous!!!!!

    Thinking of some button colouring now!!!

  7. Love it Jess, it's amazing!

  8. Such a great card Jess...CAS to the max, but oh so soft an subtle! Love it! Good luck with the challenge!

  9. This is awesome Jess!! love the simplicity of the design, those buttons look amazing!!
    thanks for sharing your gorgeous creation with us at AnnaBelle's this week! :)

  10. This is so clean and simple and wonderful!!!

  11. I seriously love this card! Adding it to my Pinterest inspiration!

  12. don't you think it's too plain to get appreciation.
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  13. I LOVE this card...simple, clean and crisp. :)


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