Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Day 2 of TE Sneak Peeks-Wreath of Luck

I love anything Irish so I'm really looking forward to today's sneak peeks!! Taylor's Baker's Dozen and I are showcasing Wreath of Luck, a new Whimsical Wishes petite set that coordinates with the wreath die released last month. I couldn't resist making some "Irish" buttons for St. Paddy's Day and these were so quick...


I found 2 1/4" reusable 'fun buttons' at Michael's (I really wanted a button maker but couldn't get my hands on one in time and probably couldn't justify buying one!). The back is easily removed. I printed 2" circles on cardstock first, stamped my images from Wreath of Luck within the circle, coloured with copics and prismacolors, sponged the edges with 'shabby shutters' distress ink and finally added some stickles to the shamrocks. Once dry, I cut the button insert with nestabilities and popped the button back in. Easy!



I used last week's Mojo 175 sketch for inspiration for my card and my "Kiss me. I'm Irish!" button for the focal image.


Here you can see how I punched two holes in the circular mats to insert the pin.



Can't wait to see what the Baker's Dozen has cooked up with Wreath of Luck today!


Kiss an Irish friend!
~Nancy

10 comments:

Jodi Collins aka Kharmagirl said...

ACK! Nancy! The buttons are an AMAZING idea (and perfectly executed!!) WOW WOW WOW! I am SO going to make some too! LOVE your card as well! This set makes my Irish hubby happy!!!

Karen Giron said...

Buttons!! I love it, they are absolutely amazing and your mojo card is perfect!

Donna said...

look at your IRISH buttons - how FUN are those?!?! Your card is awesome, you are awesome!

Natalie said...

Very cute buttons, super fun idea!! I kiss an Irishman everyday :-)

Regina Mangum said...

Absolutely darling...what a wonderful and clever idea, Nancy! XOXO

Danielle Lounds said...

Oh these buttons are soooo very neat! I LOVE this set Nancy! :)

Karen Motz said...

Get out with the great ideas!!! Buttons??? SO clever!!!

Melissa Sauls said...

Ahhhhh!!! I'm totally stealing your idea here. I just LOVE those pins!!! You should come to Texas and we can wear these and party it up right...and outside...where it will probably be gorgeous and in the 70s! (farenheit)

Charmaine (CharmWarm) said...

The buttons are just FABULOUS, Nancy! I LOVE that idea and your card is just darling!

MiMi said...

Amazing! I love the color of that card.