I enjoy working with monochromes. The first card is blue! These were all made by stamping the button tree in black archival and heat-embossing in clear before colouring the buttons with different coloured promarkers. Distress inks are lightly sponged onto the background using torn paper for a mask, giving a cloudy mountains effect. Some real buttons are added to the tree with Pinflair, which is a great, flexible glue for odd-shaped embellishments. Many of the buttons are just cheap, black, plastic ones which have been hand-decorated.
Ribbon and a sentiment add the finishing touches.
This last card has some alcohol-inked glossy card for a background. You might recognise it from an earlier project - I had some left over and never throw anything away :-)
Tatty Button Button Tree stamp
Justrite Large Fancy Holiday Sentiments stamps
Spellbinders: Poinsettia, Fancy Framed Tags One, Creat-a-flake Four, Snowflake Pendant 2012,
Distress Ink Pads
Patterned papers from magazine freebies
Adirondack alcohol inks
Archival ink, jet black
Stampendous embossing powder, clear detail
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