Loosen Up Your Buttons Baby

It's Thursday, and time for another Meet the Verve Divas challenge. This week our hostess with the mostess is this week's SCS featured stamper, Susan Liles, and she put out a challenge to use buttons on a project. Click here to read about the challenge and pepper Susan with get to know ya questions. More specifically, Susan challenged us to use AT LEAST 3 buttons on a project. However, being the multi-tasker that I am, I only half read the challenge, and so my sample card has only one button. Wonder if she'll let it slide - maybe she'll count the pearls as buttons? ;)

I don't know about you but I love collecting buttons. They're so pretty in a jar, all sorted by color, or mixed in together. But something about actually using them on a project makes me kind of shudder just a bit. Don't get me wrong - I love seeing them on the cards of "button whisperers", like Susan, Amy, and Laurie. They make buttons look cool, hip...awesome. But my button skills usually look like I made a card and then decided to throw a button on at the end. Well, maybe that's because it's not too far from what I really do! LOL

Anyhow, here's my "I threw a button on at the end to meet the challenge and then realized it still didn't meet the challenge" challenge card. :) It was also my attempt at two of the Dare to Get Dirty challenges from yesterday... watercoloring and one layer cards, neither of which are what I would consider my strong suits, but I still like my finished card. The card is pretty straight forward, so I won't bore you with all the step by step details. I used Thankful Blossoms and Filigree Fantasy and colored with Watercolor Wonder Crayons. Finished off with Hero Arts pearls, a button, a couple rows of piercings and some Chocolate grosgrain ribbon.

19 comments

  1. Oh my gosh! I'm totally the same way about buttons! I will NOT use them unless it's like a baby card! LOL! so glad I'm not alone! This challenge would FORCE me to think outside the box...

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  2. Hi Julee!
    I am mostly a lurker (rarely miss your posts) but have to tell you how much you inspire me. I am sure you hear that often, but I just Love, LOVE your creations . . . every one of them and could not let this card go without telling you. Thank you so much for sharing your incredible talent with us.
    Hugs,
    Colleen

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  3. This is a scroll stopper, not because of the button (because like you I don't think to put them on my cards until after they are ... sent) but because of those pearls. They are wonderful, I love your placement and the layout is very nice. Thanks for sharing and Thanks for the inspiration.

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  4. Button Whisperers...you are so funny! Your card is absolutely beautiful!

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  5. Totally fabulous! Now you have me singing that crazy song...

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  6. this is just beautiful! I Totally love it!

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  7. Yep, now I'm singing the Pussycat Dolls song!! :) Gorgeous card!

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  8. This card is great, perfectly great!

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  9. Happy Birthday to you
    Happy Birthday to you
    Happy Birthday, dear Julee
    Happy Birthday to you!!!!!

    I just couldn't let it go without posting here too! LOL!

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  10. This one's really pretty! I love it. The colors are beautiful, your coloring is brilliant, and I just love the overall effect.

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  11. This is fantastic! I love where you placed the button! Great job!

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  12. Hey Julee, I hear it's your birthday! Have a great one!

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  13. This is just beautiful, Julee! So soft and pretty! HAPPY BIRTHDAY Girl!

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  14. This is elegant and beautiful Julee, I love the colors and the little pearl accents!! And, Happy Birthday to you!!! *STAMPIN HUGS* Alex

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  15. Fantastic creation, very elegant I love it!

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  16. Oh great, now I'll be singing that (title) song for DAYS. lol!

    Such a pretty card though. I love the button in the middle. Such a nice touch to an already beautiful design!

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