Wednesday, January 15, 2014


Welcome to the second half of the Button challenge!
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Serendipity is running their challenges for the full month.
We want to see buttons in your design along with a Serendipity stamp or die.
Remember they can be real, or faux!
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The DT was challenged to use a chalkboard technique and buttons. Here are their links:

The Cottage image was inked with Versa Magic- Cloud White onto black cardstock. It was then embossed with detailed white. I repeated the same steps with the "friends" stamp. With a white chalk pencil I ran a line near the edge of the rectangle die. The fun buttons repeat the colors in the paper.

For the inside, the Welcome stamp turned out perfect for the chalkboard technique! I thought this card would be fun to give to a new neighbor. The buttons were made from circle dies and a small hole punch.
Splitcoaststampers has wonderful tutorials. The Chalkboard technique can be found here by Beate Johns.

Thanks for looking!
  • Stamps: Serendipity- 1150F Cottage, 581K Flowers, Leaves and Family Friends Set, 1008D Welcome
  • Ink: Versa Magic- Cloud White
  • Papers: Flourishes-White, Fancy Pants- The Good Life, Bazzill
  • Other: Spellbinders- Circles, Scalloped Circles, A2 Matting Basics, Nellie's Circle Dies, Sizzix- Labels Wavy, Stampedous- Detailed white embossing powder, X-Static, Pigma- Archival Ink, Chalk pencil, buttons, twine, ribbon, thread, hole punch


  1. Karen this cottage stamp is just too cute, one I don't have but love. Your card is adorable with these buttons and wonderful paper . The inside of your card could pass for a card itself . I love the way you finished the inside. Those flat buttons are perfect.

  2. Karen- this one very sweet card!! Love the image and sentiment....don't have these but, might just have to work n that now!! Love all your buttons-inside and out!!

  3. Beyond cute Karen! Love the stamp with this technique and the addition of the friends stamp.

  4. This is so cute, Karen! Perfect welcome card and I love the bright, fun colors.

  5. So jolly and fun Karen, I love that sweet house and the cheerful papers.

  6. Great image..and nicely done card!