Sunday, June 20, 2010

Melon Mambo Madness

I thought I'd share with you a card that I taught at last weeks technique class.

This was a two-fold technique, as not only did we do the cool distressed flowers, but we also learnt how to make our own buttons, so that no matter what project you are working on, you will always have a button to match. 

It's really simple........Here's how.

  1. Punch out 3 circles, in your desired size, from card stock or DSP.

  2. Use 2 way glue to adhere them together.

  3. Poke holes in the desired pattern.

  4. Apply Crystal Effects over the top, avoiding the holes.

  5. Allow to dry.

  6. Thread ribbon, string, or a really thin strip of card stock through the holes.

  7. Attach to your project, either with a glue dot or dimensional.
Here is a close up of my faux button.

After the class had finished, I had some extra card stock cut to size, so I have adapted the remaining C/S to make up a few other cards. 

The first card is still a birthday card, but one that can be used when you remember in advance. LOL.

Stamp sets are All a Flutter and A Little Birthday Cheer.  Colours are Melon Mambo and Soft Suede.

Then I decided to change to Vintage Vogue, and change the design slightly.  I had misplaced the SS middle strips of CS, so I used the border stamp to imitate the strip. 

But then I wasn't sure if I liked that or not, so I made up another one without the centre strip.  Even though it looks far simpler, I think I prefer the second one.

I'd love to have your opinion on which card you prefer - Soft Suede middle stamp or not.  Please leave me a comment letting me know which you think works better. 

Happy Stamping.......Manda


  1. Yep, go the suede middle strip! Very nice :)

    Lee x

  2. Hi Manda, I think I prefer the second card, though they are both lovely!

    PS Love the new look!