Friday, February 4, 2011

Saturday Sketch Challenge 189

Good Evening Friends!

Boy did I have fun with this week's 411 sketch! This week operator Gretchen took a turn at the sketch board and I just love her sketch!

I love a play on words, and I sure did make a "GEM" of a button for that panel!

I got the "button panel" from some DSP from the occasions mini. I love how plain the buttons are on the panel and thought that I needed to make a special button to fill in the one that's missing. :D

I started with a melon mambo button, and a fabric colored brad that matches. I put the brad through the holes in the button. Then I made a faux bow.

I just folded the ribbon over itself on the ends, and tied it up with some thread in the middle. Then I closed the brad in the back of the pink button, and attached it to the bow by slipping the metal brad edge under the linen thread.
Next I took some self adhesive JEWELS and attached a string all the way around the seam of the two buttons. I added one more to the center of the blue fabric button on top.

Here's a closeup of that button. Isn't she purrrty?

Finally ~ I stamped the sentiment "you're a gem" on the card and ran a ribbon all the way around, making the seam go under the panel on the right. So when you open the card, you see the ribbon inside. :D

So how about some measurements?

Base: Melon Mambo 11 x 4 1/4", scored and folded in half at 5 1/2"
Layer 2: Daffodil delight 5 3/8" x 2"
Layer 3: DSP 5 1/4" 1 7/8

Not too many layers, but a whole LOT of fun with that focal point! I just love this mini catalog!

So ~ what do you think? I hope you like it AND I hope that I've inspired you to check out stamping411 to see what the other operators are up to and maybe to play along with our simple sketch!

Rubbah hugs,
Selene Kempton


Lisa Hensley said...

love this weeks' sketch and can't wait to play!

Patti Chesky said...

Now that's a fancy button! Love it!!!! You've outdone yourself, my friend!

Hi, I'm Lee Conrey! said...

You have been on such a roll lately. You're cards have been the bomb!!! This one no exception. I was on the phone with a hostess and saw this come through and sent it right to her. She of course LOVED do I!!! Keep em' coming!!

Connie Babbert said... the bling on the button! Great job!

craftystamper said...

Absolutely love the button!!!

Kerin said...

Woah, fancy shmancy button and I love it!!! The more bling the better I think :)

Julie B said...

Wow, Love how you did the brad/button with all the bling - so cute!

Tiffany Bauer said...

Great card Selene!! LOVE love how you did that button!!! So blingy!!

gbarron56 said...

Selene -- what a fabulous idea with the button/brad/rhinestone bling piece! How creative is that! So clever! Blessings, Gretchen

Robin Merriman said...

Absolutely FUN! Love your button, what a cool creation! Great card!

Meighan Wheller said...

Really love the button and the ribbon together. What a bright beautiful card. Regards Meighan