I recently wanted to make a card for a stamping friend so I could show her the new, fabulous seam binding ribbon (seriously, I can’t get enough of this stuff right now – I love how it is delicate and soft like silk yet more opaque than organza.) So, I put together this sweet and simple card for her.
The bow is not tied and instead the loops are held together by a rhinestone brad, which is then punched through the Crumb Cake cardstock. Had I been thinking before I added the bow, I would have loved to use my Color Spritzer and added some splattering of Soft Suede ink to the Crumb Cake cardstock first, but I guess I’ll have to save that for next time. So, instead I added some Bitty Buttons covering the matching shapes punched out of the Botanical Gazette designer series paper.
Tip: When you are using matching paper shapes with clear buttons, I find I get the best results by adding a light layer of Crystal Effects to the back of the button and then using that as the adhesive to stick the button to the paper. You don’t need a lot of Crystal Effects, but you want just enough lightly cover the entire side of the button. This gives you a perfectly clear adhesive with out those weird shadows you can get with glue dots or tapes and other adhesives.
This card was centered around the pretty Rose Red Seam Binding ribbon. But I bet it would be great with the other 6 colors of Seam Binding ribbon. Which color is your favorite?
See all the Seam Binding colors here in the online store.
Bitty Button Friend Card recipe:
Stamps: Curvy Verses
Ink: Soft Suede
Paper: Whisper White CS, Crumb Cake CS, Botanical Gazette DSP
Accessories: Bitty Buttons, Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack, Rhinestone Brads, Rose Red Seam Binding Ribbon, Scallop edge Punch, Crystal Effects
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Wow, this is absolutely gorgeous. So simple and so stunning. Thanks for sharing.