Friday, March 30, 2012

Buttons, Brads & Rhinestones Make a Great Page

As a scrapper who loves buttons and brads, the Follow Your Heart line is absolutely amazing.  The button and brad sets have a wide variety and they are so fun to use to make your page interesting.  You might think I got a little carried away as I used 11 buttons, 2 rhinestones and a brad and yet I don’t think they look overdone.     To round out the page I used some of the chipboard shapes – a hexagon strip and kites.

I started with backgrounds that had Wander on top and Be Adored on bottom.  (I cut these carefully so the designs were where I wanted them.)

A piece of the Unique paper forms a photo mat.  This allowed me to write headings to go with some pictures directly on the paper. 

In the upper corner of the left background, I copied the design on the paper.  After applying little strips of a variety of the paper, I made a chain of buttons, rhinestones and a brad.  I tied a knot of twine from the Follow Your Heart Line in the buttons.  I tore the saying about “wandering” from another piece of Wander paper and affixed it with pop dots to make the saying more prominent.  I added some buttons in other locations – I even bought an extra set so that I could have three butterflies.  I also made a butterfly using Tim Holtz Sizzix Easter Elements die.  Before cutting out the chipbard, I affixed the gold hexagon side of Be Your Best paper  from the  6”  x 6” Designer Paper Pad.   (By the way, I  have not bought these before, but they are fabulous.  You get papers that have the same design as 12” x 12”, but the designs are much smaller and oh so cute.)  To enhance the butterfly, I cut a body out of three hexagons from the same chipboard.  I added twine to the its antennas.

I couldn’t resist using another Tim Holtz Sizzix Styled Label to make a place for my title.  I used Unique paper (making sure I got part of the design on the side).  I stamped it with a variety of Tim Holtz stamps.   For my title, I  used a Scrabble alphabet stamp set and Black Soot Distress Ink. 

It is so easy to make pages with lots of elements when you have this line of paper and accents.  

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