I had also just gone through my buttons, and I found these two black ones that had some sparkle to them that I thought would work. They aren’t matching which is a big leap for me! These buttons are old; they are from my grandma’s button stash. I can remember sorting through these buttons as a child! I discovered that a few of the sparkles were missing, so I added adhesive backed rhinestones that I’d picked up at Michael’s to fill in the missing ones. The sizes are ever so slightly different and they shine a little differently, but it is a pretty close replacement. The buttons are glued to a piece of black satin ribbon. The leaves are done with a Martha Stewart punch and then lightly inked on the edges with Vintage Photo Distress Ink.
Tip: to make the V-shaped ends, fold the ribbon in half and cut at a 45° angle. Try to just gently fold the ribbon just enough to be able to evenly cut it. I try to avoid making a crease in the ribbon as I think satin looks most elegant when it is not wrinkled or creased.
The edging at the bottom was done using a Martha Stewart doily lace punch. The the upper right hand corner looked a little bit bare, so I decided to add some bling! I had some fairly small swirly rhinestone designs (Recollections – found at Michael’s), but they were still too big for the space. So I reconfigured the lower left hand corner of the bling to make it fit in my available space. I kept the design on the plastic backing and just cut it apart in a couple of places to make sure it would fit before I took off the backing. Once these things are attached to the paper, they are not going to be removed and repositioned without making a mess out of the paper.
Last, I'd like to share how I finished the inside of my card. I used black as the card base, so I knew that I needed something lighter inside. The finished card is 6 inches square, so I cut the pink panel at 5.75 inches and the white panel at 5.5 inches. I used the same MS doily punch to add the edging like I did for the front of the card.
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