Heart button card

I’ve been continuing with the Mother’s Day theme recently and wanted to share a couple more I’ve made that, again, haven’t really ended up being specifically Mother’s Day cards at all.

Firstly, I decided to try and make my own sentiments using the print and cut function of my Silhouette, which if you follow me on Instagram you’ll have already seen.

IMG_1957These helped me get the technique right (and I’ll certainty be doing more of these soon) but I didn’t like any of them. In the end I settled for the sentiment in a scalloped heart and decided to build my card around that. After looking through some magazines a card with a heart filled with buttons caught my eye and I decided to use that as my template/inspiration for today’s card.

First I needed my colours. As it was going to be a Mother’s Day card, pinks were the order of the day. I picked out a cute polka dot paper from an American Crafts pack I had and a lovely flowery paper from my Blank Canvas First Edition paper pack. Using the flowers as my background for the card, I cut a couple of scalloped hearts out of the polka dot paper and set to work arranging and gluing buttons from the Papermania Vintage Notes collection onto my hearts.

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I decided to do one pink and one peach, so I could make a couple of slightly different cards.

So then I had my hearts and my background and I got stuck. The sentiment didn’t look right on it and I didn’t have any other Mother’s Day sentiments to choose from. I was left with a rather plain looking card. Again, if you follow me on Instagram, you’ve already seen this and my plea for help.

IMG_1960It was then that I realised I hadn’t done any bows for a while and I do love my bows! I bought a slighty different bow design a few weeks ago that I hadn’t used yet so I dug out some complementary stripey paper from Capsule Collection Spots and Stripes Pastels and cut out some bows.

Trains and cards 016Pretty cute, huh? I added another strip of the stripey paper and popped it on the bottom of the card and promptly got stuck again.

IMG_4091And that is how the card has stayed. I toyed with adding faux stitching round the outside but couldn’t decide on a colour that wouldn’t completely overtake the card. I also played around with a few non-Mother’s Day sentiments that I had but again, couldn’t find anything I liked. I therefore decided just to keep it as it is. As Ed pointed out a few weeks ago, there’s nothing that says I have to put a sentiment on a card. At least then it can just be used for anything, and if I feel the need to add something later, I will.

So this has gone in the shop as is and while it was a pain to put together in the end I like how it’s turned out, I think it’s something I’ll try again in the future as I really like the button heart. Maybe I’ll actually do a Mother’s Day card with one, who knows?

What do you think? Does the card need a little more adding to it? Let me know!

Em x


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