Saturday, May 14, 2011

CTMH Spotlight Blog Hop Featuring Buttons

Welcome to the May 2011 CTMH Spotlight Blog Hop featuring buttons.  If you've just arrive from {Luisa's} blog, you're on the right path.  If you are just starting here, you can still enjoy the whole hop.  Our hop is a circular hop, so just click on the link at the end of each post to take you to the next stop on the hop.
 

One thing I love about CTMH is that the accessories and embellishments match the inks and papers perfectly.  However, sometimes you want to do something a little different.  I wanted to incorporate a patterned button into my card, so I made my very own designer buttons using a patterned paper, Liquid Glass, and a few clear buttons.


 To do this, simply cover the back of your button with Liquid Glass, then place it on the paper.  Press it down to ensure no air bubbles, and every few minutes press down again to ensure it stays even (notice the one on the paper is raised up on one side, you don't want your final product like that).  Once it is dry, cut around the button, sand the edges if necessary, use your Piercing Tool or Embossing Stylus to poke through the holes, and then attach to your project.


I made my card following Mojo Monday Sketch 190, and the H2H Challenge (All Buttoned Up).   

 Now hop on over to {Nikka's} blog to see what she's put together!  If you find any broken links along the way, Wendy has the complete list of hoppers here.

12 comments:

Haley D. said...

Those are some cool buttons! Great tips to create buttons of any color or style. Thanks for sharing with us at H2H too!

Tracy said...

Wonderful card and I love what you did with the clear buttons...great idea!

Tamytha said...

Love the clear buttons for this very reason. Your card is beautiful on it's own, but the customized buttons do add an extra flair. I love the colors, too.

Lorrinda said...

Love your custom buttons! Thanks for playing along at H2H:)

Tracey ~ GardenOfGrace said...

Your card is so beautiful! Great tips on using clear buttons.

http://gracescraps.blogspot.com/

Nikka Geers said...

thats why i got clear buttons. still haven't done this tho. i know im a slacker.

Jody Gustafson said...

Love those clear buttons. Now we can always have the perfect colored button to match our project. Thanks for sharing with us at H2H

Jessica said...

Awesome button project, these buttons look great. Thanks for joining us at H2H!

Karen Day said...

Fabulous birthday card, Jill! Glad to have you join us at H2H this week :o)

Debbie Carriere said...

Love this card & your altered buttons :) Thanks for joining us at H2H & Mojo Monday:)

Melinda said...

This fabulous card could have been entered in our technique challenge as well since you gave us a tutorial on custom designing our own button embellishments! Great card and than you for joining us at H2H!

Luisa said...

Great way to alter clear buttons Jill... Love your card!