Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Fun with Buttons!

Wow, it is time for a new challenge at Retro Rubber Blog Challenge, and this time around it is to use buttons on your project.  Do check out the Design Team’s wonderful creations.

I first looked through my button collection and was not inspired by what I had on hand . . . so while I was at Joann’s I checked out their novelty buttons.  Once I saw these cute outdoor themed buttons by Favorite Findings I had the perfect retro stamp in mind to create a fun scene!

First I stamped and masked the tree images from Creations Unlimited from about 1999.  I inked the trees with Memento Pistachio and then added some lowlights on the stamps in Olive Grove before stamping. The stamp of my beloved Mount Hood is most likely from Stamp Cabana and purchased in the early 2000’s at the Portland Stamp Convention.  It is stamped in Tuxedo Black over the masked trees.  The images are lightly chalked with EK Success craft chalks to finish the scene.  To create the look of the snowfields on the mountain I used Imagines’ irRESISTible Pico Embellisher in Wedding Dress.  It added just the right amount of shine to look like snow!  The frame is Kraft cardstock pressure embossed with Theresa Collins woodgrain embossing folder then is inked with Memento Rich Cocoa and Potter’s Clay.  The cute buttons had the hasps removed before they were adhered to the scene.  

Come join the fun at Retro Rubber and create your own project with buttons!  Remember to use at least one stamp that is more than a year old!  Thanks for stopping by!


  1. Hi Neva Cole!
    Lovely card - congratulations!
    I'm curious and I invite you to participate with a new card here -

  2. Clever you to create such a scene from such amazing buttons! I do love the rustic wood frame you've given it - a perfect touch.

  3. Neva, what a great idea to create this forest scene with this awesome buttons, what a fabulous find!!!
    Love the beautiful mountain in the background and the "snow" looks amazing.

  4. How cool! Your landscape is great to support these adorable buttons. What a wonderful masculine card.

  5. Neva, this is so clever, genius idea to create a scene to showcase the fabulous buttons. I love the scene. it's gorgeous. Cx

  6. Oh wow love how you inked that folder image! Great scene too, awesome design!❤️

  7. Neva, adorable card! Love the masculine look of it. Love the moose button!

  8. Wonderful scene (and frame) for your button find !


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