When May shared with me that she was spearheading a new line of embellishments and buttons were included I was not surprised. May Flaum is the queen of button embellishments! We are so excited that she is here with us again today to share how to create a simple project with dimension in a quick and easy manner using her new line, 28 Lilac Lane! In November May shared this post with us - the cool things is that you could use this Tried & True layout utilizing buttons in that horizontal strip as a way of changing up that simple layout!
Please help us and share some comment love with May for sharing her creativity and a way to use button embellishments here in the CLASSroom. Head over to her blog Craft with May. Look for the post where she shares a peek at this project here along with the opportunity to randomly win a $50 shopping spree in our store!
Congratulations on your new line May and thank you so much for sharing how to use this fabulous assortment of goodies when card making!
When it comes to card making I love using buttons and dimensional embellishments. Sometimes I like to keep it simple with just a sprinkle of sequins and beads, other times a few well-placed buttons. Today I’ve got one of my absolute favorites to share - putting buttons all around a raised sentiment!
To create a card like mine I have a few tips to share with you:
- Pick a bold sentiment, something that stamped onto a square (2 ½”) of cardstock will be a strong statement and centerpiece for the card. Rectangular sentiments or shaped sentiments can work just as well – work with what you have!
- Speaking of working with you have, don’t stress the exact button or embellishment placement! Just play and work at random. It’s going to look great!
- PPA is the adhesive I recommend with dimensional embellishments as it dries completely clear and matte finish, as well as being archival and acid free.
- When working on a collage like this I suggest starting with larger pieces and working smaller. It’s easier to place those big items first and work down than it is to work the other way around.
- If you end up with a few gaps or odd spaces, you can always add another embellishment on top (such as a pearl or sequin) or add a bit of Stickles to cover a gap as well.
I love doing cards like this because I get the best of both worlds: loads of button and embellishment play as well as a simple design. I hope you’ve enjoyed my project.
For more ideas showing how to use the 28 Lilac Lane Embellishment line please join May on my blog Craft with May!