Timeless Tuesday #254: Button It Up!

Tuesday, January 14, 2014





Wherever you are right now, I hope you are warm! We had some unusually cold weather blow through Georgia recently, and I don't fare well when the wind chill dips below zero! Thank goodness we're back into our normal temperature range...for now! Well, our Timeless Tuesday hostess this week is Jenny Gropp, and her challenge for us is right in step with the weather. It's cold outside, so she is challenging us to "Button It Up!" and use at least one button as an embellishment on a winter card.

I used Flourishes' Snow Wonderful stamp set for my winter scene, colored it with Copic markers, and cut it with the Classic Keyhole Die. It's a little hard to see in the photo, but I used Copic Opaque White Pigment on the image for a little textured snow and Diamond Stickles for the sparkly ice crystals. The sentiment is from the same stamp set, and was heat embossed onto vellum with silver embossing powder, then "buttoned" to the image with a couple of tiny buttons. Behind the image are several layers of die cuts and some gray satin ribbon.
This birthday card is for a friend I don't get to see often, and the "true friends" sentiment, from the Friendship & Flowers stamp set was perfect for the inside of the card.

Stop by my teammates' blogs to see their take on this week's challenge, then link up your own creation on the Flourishes' blog, here..
I hope you are able to play along with us this week. And, remember, you don't have to use Flourishes stamps, but if you do, you get two ballots toward the weekly prize!

Thanks for stopping by, and be sure to "Button Up!" this week! ;)

I'm entering this in the following challenges:
Viva la Verve January 2014 Week 2 Challenge
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge: Ice Inspiration
Simon Says Monday Challenge: Anything Goes
613 Avenue Create Challenge #54: Anything Goes/Optional Theme: Party/Celebrate
Challenges 4 Everybody #37: Anything Goes

~Hugs,

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16 comments :

KimCreate said...

Very pretty! Love the snowy image and the embossed vellum!

Colleen said...

Cheryl,
This is picture perfect, love how you used the buttons.

Heather said...

A gorgeous card - a stunning design and background - your image is beautiful - lovely colouring!!

Thanks so much for joining Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
hugs
Heather xx

Debbie said...

Gorgeous card!! I love that snowy scene and you added "snow"!! Beautiful die cuts!!

Julee (Vervegirl) said...

Such a lovely card!

Maria said...

A gorgeous wintery scene in love colors! Very pretty embossed vellum, too!

Shirley said...

This is lovely, Cheryl! I really like what you did with your DP and die cuts to make your beautiful image pop! The sentiment is wonderful too!

Conniecrafter said...

Beautiful scene, love the snow and the vellum sentiment that doesn't take away from the image, very cool layering of the dies to frame it all, your friend will just love it!

Leslie Miller said...

This is one of those stamps on my list to be sure and use. What a lovely scene you've created and set off so beautifully with your card design. I love the sentiment embossed on vellum. Wonderful, Cheryl!

Katie Sims said...

Lookie at that gorgeously colored image....that cabin is so sweet and your winter skyline is amazing! And lets not forget your gorgeous dies and fabulous layout.....love your wintry creation, Cheryl! Hugs...

MichelleZ said...

Cheryl, this is beautiful! Your image is gorgeous and I love how you arranged your elements. Quite pretty! Thank you for sharing your card with us this week for the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. ~Michelle

TLady said...

HOW PRETTY CHERYL!!!!!!!!!!! :) LOVE the way you added that star burst die behind the key hole die! AND your GORGEOUS COLORING TOO----the SKY is GORGEOUS!!!!!!!:) OVER-ALL, GORGEOUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUSSS!!!!!!!:)

Deborah Anton said...

Gorgeous card Cheryl! The weather has been too cold here in TN too, so I know how you feel. Love the embossed sentiment and that wonderful chevron background!

Sue Lelli said...

Love the teal stitching, your paper combo, and the sentiment on vellum! Stunning card!

Sue Lelli said...

Love your mix of sentiments with that embossed BG! Pretty card!

Kimberly Eppley said...

Thank you for this beautiful card!