Saturday, July 12, 2014

Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers: #12 - B is for Buttons or Brads!

First off, thanks to Sister Lee for this incredibly YUMMY graphic for the new challenge! Bradley Cooper and Brad Pitt are making an Edna sandwich - so jealous of her! LOL!

Yep, the SISTERHOOD OF SNARKY STAMPERS want you to make a card using buttons or brads. In my case, I used both, since I didn't read the directions carefully enough. *koff*

So, I made an apple tree. On a tag. Which I rarely use. I colored the tag with DI's, then used a couple small cloud stamps and "tried" to stamp them with water. Didn't really work, and you can't really see them. Oh well. I stamped the tree, and glued buttons (leaves) and added brads (apples). Found some ribbon (another hoarded item) that I've had for years but only used one other time and tied it on the tag. A bit of scrap DP underneath and I was done with the front. As for the inside, it's not done yet. I'm still figuring out what to put on the inside. Do I make it a nice card and just add a birthday/thinking of you/etc. sentiment? Or should I add something like "Well, the apple sure doesn't fall far from the tree!"? Decisions, decisions. ;)

In any case, I hope that you get a chance to play along with the Buttons or Brads challenge at the Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers! Please be sure to check out all the fabulous inspiration by my teammies! Now go forth and get your craft on! Have a great day!

Stamps: Paper Smooches - Gently Seasoned; Metropolis
Ink: Ranger DI - Mowed Lawn, Peeled Paint; Broken China, Tumbled Glass, Salty Ocean; Memento - Rich Cocoa
DP: Studio Calico - Snippets
CS: Recollections
Accessories: tag, buttons and brads from stash; American Crafts - ribbon; SN markers; water spritzer
Adhesives: SA by 3L - MyStik permanent, 3D foam squares; Glue Dots


Chelle (PhotoArt/MaybeCreative) said...

I think using both was inspired. Great job.

Donna said...

Ya Ya we all know you are the over achiever in the group that has to use BOTH
Not to mention its a tag AND a card...sheesh
Gorgeous, I love the colours and using the buttons and brads on the tree is perfect!

Barbara Godden said...

what a great tag, super cute use of the red brads for apples and fabulous you used buttons too, Kudos

Audrey Pettit said...

OMG, such a funny graphic! You nailed the challenge, Chris! Love your apple tree. How genius!

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

I LOOOOOOOOOOVE the button tree! ACK! SOOOOOOOO cute! And I LOVE the apples made from red brads! CLEVER! YOU rock! This tag is fab and perfect on this card!

THANKS for leaving some love on my blog--- you made my day <3 HUGS <3

Lee aka Violent Kittie said...

Overachiever! I love the red brads for apples. You have made an incredibly cute card here!

Lindsey said...

I can't believe you might use a nice sentiment on the inside versus the perfect snarky one you've come up with! ;) Such a fab card, Chris!

Carol L said...

I vote for the apple doesn't fall too far from the tree! LOL Great tag/card and very clever to use buttons and brads for apples and leaves! Cute card!

Jessi Fogan said...

Seriously, you know my vote for the sentiment :) And the clouds may not have worked the way you hoped, but I think it turned out neat - it adds texture! Happy mistake, see?

DonnaMundinger said...

Definitely use the snarky one! LOL Love your fab tree. Brilliant use of buttons AND brads. xxD

Princess Judy Palmer said...

I like that you used both buttons and brads and made an apple tree with them. Very clever!

Karen Schroeder said...

Awesome apple tree...brads and buttons together work! I think the apple sentiment would be absolutely perfect!

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