Thursday, March 25, 2010

Papertrey Ink Blog Hop: March 2010


This month, Papertrey Ink challenged us to use buttons on our project!  I love buttons!  On my cards I usually just incorporate them as a small accent, but for this challenge I decided to make them more of the focal point.

I was so excited to buy Distressed Stripes this month and I've had my order for almost a week and I hadn't had a chance to ink it up so I new I wanted to use it for this card.  I had so much fun building this plaid!  I can already tell that it's going to be a set that sees lots of ink!  After I stamped the plaid, I used my Fiskars circle cutter to cut out a 2" circle.  I don't use it often because it always slips and never gives me a clean circle, but since I knew I was going to cover it up with buttons that didn't matter.  After I attached the buttons, I felt like it needed just a little something in the top corner.  I think the twine was a nice final touch.

And here is a close up.  I have also been using trying of Becky's photography tips!  It's been fun trying out some of the different settings - rather than just using "automatic" for everything!

Thanks for Hopping!
~Anika

Supplies:  (All Papertrey Ink unless noted)
Cardstock: Berry Sorbet, Stampers Select White
Stamps: Distressed Stripes, Signature Greetings
Ink: Berry Sorbet, Ocean Tides, Hibiscus Burst, Raspberry Fizz, Dark Chocolate, Spiced Marmalade Distress Ink by Ranger
Other: Vintage Buttons in Hibiscus Burst, Orange Zest, Raspberry Fizz & Melon Berry, Rustic Cream Button Twine

70 comments:

Chris Simon said...

What a fun, happy card! I love your plaid and the coordinating buttons.

Jennifer K said...

Love all the colors. And good idea using the buttons to encircle the sentiment. Nice job, Anika.

Laurie said...

What a GREAT focal point! The colors you picked are so perfect!

Taheerah said...

Great use of the buttons but I'm afraid your plaid more than steals the show for me - it's stunning!!

Sara Mac said...

So cute!! I love your color combination. Great patterned paper you made.

Sherry said...

Oh WOW! That plaid is awesome!!! I love the buttons too!

Pat said...

The plaid is just perfect. I can't wait to try my set. I'd be thrilled to get results like yours.

Janice said...

Love the plaid and choice of colours....stunning!

Diane Jaquay said...

Anika, this is so COOL!! I LOVE your plaid, and the circle of buttons framing the sentiment, and the twine, just AWESOME!!

Bethany Paull said...

Love your button circle, esp with all the different colors.

Kara said...

you had me fooled...totally thought that was patterned paper! great job!
kara

Dana said...

wow, you did a great job with the background here, i love it! so bright and colorful and adorable!

Melissa said...

Beautiful! I love the bright colored background!

carpediem said...

The plaid you created is wonderful!! Just love the colors your chose!!! laura j

Ginny said...

I really like the plaid, beautiful colors! The circle of buttons was a great idea!

Rosanne said...

Nice bright card!

Fuzzy Slippers said...

What fun colors! I've gotta try that stripe technique. I long for summer after looking at your card. :)

Sue Ann said...

Anika I love your card!!!

Travel & Living said...

I love the plaid and color! So lovely the card!

mamareebs said...

Love the plaid and how you popped the saying with the buttons. Nice job!

Vera W. Yates (Ling) said...

Your card so cheerful and springy looking. Love it!

Kelly S. said...

Three cheers for plaid, woot! Yours is soooo bright and vibrant! Love your cute button frame with that greeting...this card is just that, girly good fun!

ashjoy said...

Anika, love how you added a few more buttons than normal. Great card!

Patti said...

love, love, love the plaid! Beautiful, Anika

Jennifer Carter said...

Such a fun, fun background!

jen said...

This is terrific- very 'betsy'-ish!!! :) I love the button circle! Girly, you DO rock! :)

Heather P. said...

Oh wow, how fabulous is this?! Love the bold colors!

Carol's Ink Spot said...

So Cute! Love the background you have created for your card.

Gwen said...

oh my gosh!!! I just love your "homemade" DP!!! amazing color choices!!! great job!

travelingmama said...

Ca-ute! Love the plaid!!

Lea L. said...

So bright and cheery! I love the circle of buttons! Great job with the PTI Blog Hop Challenge!

♥♥♥Lea

N2ScrapN4Fun said...

Really nice.

Baseret said...

I LOVE your plaid!! I so need to get this set out and play with it. awesome card!!!

Marge said...

Okay, you had me at plaid -- what a totally adorable card!!!

Emm said...

I really like how you did the plaid!

Laura :) said...

Love this!! The colors are so fun!! And your plaid turned out so pretty!

resmith said...

Beautiful card!! I love your colors and the plaid. Have this set on my wish list.

Diane said...

Beautiful color choice! You did a fantastic job on your plaid.

Leigh Ann Baird said...

I am most definitely going to get Distressed Stripes! Love what you've done with this card!

Terri said...

Nice job. I especially like the pattern you made with the stripes! Thanks for the birthday wishes!

peggysue said...

No way! That is some fabulous plaid! Love it!

leish said...

i love how you used the distressed stripes! I'm sooo thinking of getting that set! love your card!

Kerri said...

WOW! That plaid background looks amazing! Love your button frame!

Jenny said...

Love the colors!! So pretty! :)

Cindy Holshouser said...

What a great idea framing your sentiment with buttons. And that sentiment just seems to so go with it. Darling.

Sharon said...

Love your plaid! So colorful! I got Distressed Stripes too, but--boo hoo!--I haven't had a chance to play with it yet. But you make it look so fun!

christy compton hall said...

What a great job on the plaid - and the perfect buttons too!

kolling143 said...

Your plaid is gorgeous!

honugurl16 said...

Love the plaid. The colors are awesome.

..::Paulina::.. said...

Super fun colors! Great job with the Distressed Stripes- it could totally pass for patterned paper!

Anne B said...

Love the colours and your plaid!

Ann said...

Ooo I love this plaid background Anika - doesn't it look fabulous!

And thank you so much for your comments on my blog AND for signing up to follow - I'm really flattered!

Nadine said...

Great job building your plaid background, love all the colors you used! So fun how you used the buttons as a border for the circle!

Babies- Beth said...

Uh oh, I see another stamp set in my future~ I love your background and colors!

Susan said...

I just love that plaid with all of those wonderful colors!!! And what a great idea to use the buttons as a frame. You definitely rocked this challenge!!

Lori said...

Don't you just LOVE the Distressed Stripes? I am having a hard time not using the set on every single card!! Beautiful colors and I love that you used the buttons as a border!!

Shiloh said...

Great great card! I love the background and how the buttons highlight the sentiment!

Ginny said...

lovely plaid in the background!

i love the button circle too :D

Jackie Pedro said...

That plaid was made with Distressed Stripes? Holy cow....I'm going to play with mine today!! GREAT card!!

Lisa V. said...

Your card is beautiful! I love the distressed stripes plaid that you created. I am waiting to receive mine. Can't wait. Using the buttons as a frame is perfect! Fantastic job.

megspaulding said...

Anika, sorry it took me so long to comment... I love your card! The distressed strips look fabulous! I havent had a chance to ink up this set yet but you did a great job with it!

Janelle said...

Great plaid and circle of buttons. The twine was a nice addition, too. :)

Cammie said...

I love the way you angled the plaid and framed the sentiment. Such a great juxtoposition of the circle and the linear. This is such a fresh card in both design and color!

Kim Wilson said...

Thank you for the comment! This is too cute! Please check out my challenge for a chance to win prizes :)

¤*¤Marinette¤*¤ said...

Fabulous, j'adore tous ces boutons et cet arc-en-ciel de boutons, c'est génial

Linda W said...

Beautiful job, Anika! I love your plaid. I'm saving this one!!

Laural-Lee said...

Fantastic colours and use of the Distressed Stripes set!

Katie {choc0holic} said...

Love that plaid! And the circle of buttons...the color combination is yummy too! Great job!!!

Amanda said...

This is fab! Love the fun color scheme!

Dana said...

How did I miss this Anika? It's supurb! I cannot believe the time you must have spent making that incredible plaid BG. I just keep looking at it trying to figure it out. truly awe inspiring. Of course, your button circle is clever too, and unique i think.