My daughter was looking through my card stash last night and she found this card---I really love this little branch from Beyond Basic Borders. When I saw it, I knew I wanted to use that branch for another card----I have gotten a LOT of buttons since I first got that stamp!!! I also wanted to use the CPS sketch this week, so I pulled out some Cosmo Cricket Snorkle paper and started~here's the sketch for the week:
I started with some Summer Sunrise cardstock. I used two pieces of Snorkel paper. I scalloped the short one with the threading water punch. After I attached those to the card, I cut out my Top Note Die from Vintage Cream cardstock and cut part of it off. I stamped the branch in New Leaf ink and then chose buttons to put on the "dots" that are around the leaves. I stitched them all with DMC thread and used glue dots to attach them to the card.
Next, I stamped the sentiment from the same stamp set and punched it out with the small oval punch, then used the large oval punch to make a layer. I used more buttons and floss to tie in the buttons on the branch. I wrapped more floss around the image, popped it all up on dimensionals and put the sentiment on. I love how cheerful this paper is---I'm looking forward to using some of the other paper from this same line!
Short and sweet tonight---Joshua has a friend over and I'll need to get them to bed soon. FYI---boys talk and giggle at night, just like little girls---but don't tell him I said so~~~
Stamps: Beyond Basic Borders
Paper: Summer Sunrise, Vintage Cream (PTI), Snorkel-Carbonation (Cosmo Cricket)
Ink: New Leaf (PTI), Tuxedo Black (Tsukineko)
Accessories/Tools: Top Note Die (SU!), Cuttlebug (Provocraft), DMC thread, Spring Rain, New Leaf Vintage Buttons (PTI), Yellow & Red buttons Foof-a-la, Threading Water Punch (Fiskars), Small & Large Oval Punches (SU!)