Saturday, June 28, 2008

Our Creative Corner Challenge - Brads and Buttons

Hi Everyone,

Here is a card that I made for the Our Creative Corner Challenge - Brads and Buttons. The inspirations for this card came from: Dawn Easton and Maria whose cards I CASED.  Before I continue with the card - I would just like to take a moment to thank Maria for being so sweet and welcoming. Way before I even had a blog, I would pop onto Maria's for a little inspiration and was always amazed by her crafts and more than that who she was. She has always been so open and so encouraging in her emails - she is just the sweetest sweetheart and a wonderful person. Thank you so much Maria! As my son would say: "You are just so tweet".  So go on over to Maria's site and check out her cards!

As to this card - I have to admit - it all started when I saw the paper -(Sparkle Cat Circles - from Cloud 9 designs). I just loved it! and then I remembered that I had some brads that matched, and then I found some buttons that would go and then I saw some ribbon that could tie it all together (all of these elements are from MakingMemories). I love how the brads look like buttons (these are epoxy buttons). As for the sentiments - the  Thank You ,  I think is from MSF! - but I am not sure because I didn't keep the packaging - will have to check on that.

And after I made the first one, I couldn't help but make a second one, using the same stamp set but a different Thank You sentiment.  I really loved all the circle elements - it just feels so very fun - you can't quite see it - but the paper has some glitter on the black circles -which makes it quite the disco card in the sunlight ;)

This was a really fun project and I have to say I am so into buttons now. Who knew buttons could be so fun!? I couldn't resist adding a button with the matching ribbon in the top right corner...  and had to control the urge to go button-wild :) 

I can't wait to see what new challenges they have today at the OCC. Hope you are all enjoying a sunny saturday! 

Best wishes to all
Ciao fro now :)


Brooke S said...

WOW!!! I absolutely love these cards. The colors, texture and Layout.. All so brilliant.

Dawn Easton said...

Oh Sankari, these cards are GORGEOUS~! I'm so happy you had a chance to play along!! Thanks for emailing me too ;) I've bookmarked you in my faves!

Linda Dalke Stampin'Up Demonstrator in Australia said...

That is just fantastic! Love the colours, love it all. Thank you!

Beth Norman-Roberts said...

What a cool card!! Those buttons and the bg paper is awesome.

Maria said...

Awww, Sankari. . .thank you for the kind words! You're such a sweetheart. Actually, it is you who is so warm and open! Like your blog name says "Sunshine Corner". . .you are definitely like sunshine!

Well. . .your card is like "Wow"! I love the wave and buttons! The paper is awesome too! It really goes so well with your design! As always, your cards are GORGEOUS!!


Anonymous said...

Super, super cute!!! Awesome card, lady!!!

Kristi said...

Hello Sankari!
I don't see my card up here, but I wanted to write you a note and let you know that I love the card you made for me, and I feel very special having one of your handmade cards. It is so beautiful. I also am so sad that I misunderstood the spelling of your name when I signed your CD! I am sorry about that! We are hopinh to get me back to Fairfield in September. Hope to see you then! Love and blessings,

Manuela said...

I loved the balls!