Monday 8 October 2012

Rust is the new black

The theme over on the Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge is "rustification".  I took my inspiration from the rusty colours of autumn leaves.  I used scores of buttons in autumnal colours to recreate the feel of a carpet of leaves.  I had collected some real leaves to feature on the card, but after they had dried out they were a little smelly, too much so to use them!

I used a range of different patterned papers for the buttons and luckily the Martha Stewart buttons punch can cut out 5 at a time, which greatly speeded up the process!  The "thread" was created with a Walnut Stain Distress Marker.

The tickets were cut from Tattered Time card stock, and the stamps from Ali Edwards were the perfect size to fit nicely onto them.  The ribbon is a piece that has been kicking around in my craft room for a few years, it's very thick and is brown on one side, white on the other, with a brown and white edging.  I can't even remember where it came from, but it was perfect for this card.

Supplies I used included:

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Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Hi Dan, hope you are well. Love your card, the buttons in the background add so much dimension and texture, bet this is so tactile. Love the added ribbon too. Lovely autumnal rust like colours too. Tracy x

Candy C said...

Dan, I love your autumnal card. I love the ribbon and your Tim stamped tickets. Those buttons create such a cool background! <3 Candy

misteejay said...

Those buttons really do look like a carpet of leaves - fabulous effect Dan.

Toni xx

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What a beautiful card, design, & stunning execution, Dan! The sentiments perfectly frame the theme of this card!

Simon Says Stamp!

Sandra said...

What a pretty card, and I love all the buttons! Very cool idea! Hugs, Sandra

Words and Pictures said...

The leafy buttons are so clever - gives such texture and dimension - fab!
Alison x

Tracey said...

FAB card so much work to admire here!!!

Anonymous said...

Rustification, thats the name of the game. cool card.x

Diane said...

Even with punching 5 buttons out at a time, that's a lot of buttons. They look great!! I had to really look to make sure you didn't actually put thread in each one. The card is great!

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