Welcome to the World of Michael Trent, a crazy American artist living in the countryside of Sao Paulo, Brasil. A person in love with paper, stencils, rubber stamps, and markers. The creator of StenDoodle, a technique that merges stencils with doodling. I hope you enjoy your time in my World!
Monday, December 21, 2015
Merry Christmas Button Card
Hello everyone. I hope you all had a great weekend. Today I have a card that has pretty much been a year in the making. I bought a die from Simon Says Stamp called Ring Frame last year and it took me a year to use it! Crazy. But I just loved the die. It was talking to me. And for some reason it was whispering for me to use it with just buttons
To make this card I started with a top-folding A2 card base of textured white cardstock, another piece of the same cardstock, 4" x 5.25", and a piece of white fun foam also 4" x 5.25", which I adhered to the piece of white cardstock. Then I die cut the Ring Frame out of red textured cardstock, which I adhered to the front of the white cardstock using my Zig Two Way Glue. (If you get any glue residue on the front you can remove it with a Xyron Adhesive Eraser). Then I stamped the phrase, that I found on an older Hero Arts set called Holiday Messages (CL244), with Onyx Black Versafine ink.
Next up I grabbed my jar of buttons and went through it finding different shapes, sizes, textures and played around with them until I found the right amount that would fit into each of the round spaces. I also grabbed my glossy accents and a roll of red/white baker's twine.
Then I glued each button down with Glossy Accents.
Once dry, I poked my needle through the holes and then, with one long piece of the baker's twice, I stitched through all the buttons.
Then I adhered this piece to the card front and applied some green, gold and red sequins to the card front.
Done! Here is a shot of the same card before I put the sequins on the front. I like both of them. Which do you like better?
I hope you enjoyed this post. Until next time - Hugs from Brasil - ~Michael