October 29, 2007

Button Tree


This didn't start out as a button tree. I initially used the eraser from the end of a pencil as a stamp to make little round ornaments hanging from the tree branches. I added some sparkle to them with a glittler pen and they looked quite cute. But then I bought these buttons from Rhonna Farrer and I just couldn't resist.
I used an Opaque Stix from Marvy to add snow to the tree branches. The snow at the bottom was created by by applying some glue with the Zig glue pen and then adding glitter over that.
The background paper is from K& Co. The circle greeting is from StampinUp. Not quite sure about how I added that to the card -- that may get changed.

This stamp by Judith just caught my eye as I thought of all the endless occasions I could decorate it for -- Christmas, of course. But how about a little Valentine's tree with tiny hearts? Or little eggs dangling from its branches for Easter. Tiny pumpkins for fall?

I'm sure you'll be seeing this stamp again.......

10 comments:

Barbara P said...

Hi Louise - love the card! Very pretty way to dress up what reminds me of the Charlie Brown tree. Great ideas for Val & Easter too!

Jacqueline's Craft Nest said...

LOVE, love this! OH it is soooo cozy and quite funny because I printed myself out a red gingham background yesterday for a Christmas card as well!

Sarosa said...

Hi Louise!

I must have visited your site before, but had not bookmarked it. I re-discovered it on the SALT site. I really like how you add texture and other elements to your cards!

Blessings,
Sarosa

SmilynStef said...

Cute cute cute ... love those tiny buttons.

Silvergirl said...

That is just DARLING! I love that tree. It reminds me of the Charlie Brown Christmas special that airs every year. I still watch it.

Thanks for the inspiration!
Lisa

joanne wardle said...

ah yes!! more buttons!! love them.
That tree stamp is fantastic. quite sad looking on it's own, but quite jolly once you dressed it up!
great card.

Paula said...

Awesome card. I love it!!!
Fab stamp, a lot of uses for it.

Paula said...

WOW - you have made, what looks like a nothing stamp, into something wonderful. I love it!! Your so clever!!

Trish D said...

Ooh, what a great idea! And that tree is easy enough that I might even attempt drawing it (gasp!) Love the buttons, and I really like the way you've added the sentiment along side, too.

Dawn said...

I adore this card. I just love love love it. It is perfect. hmm, I may have to buy that stamp next time..it's so great like this..loooveee it.