Saturday, April 9, 2011

Wishing You Sunshine

The Heart 2 Heart Challenge this week is "April Showers Bring May Flowers", where we are to create something with showers and/or flowers.

My card was inspired by a design I found in another paper crafting supply catalog.  When I saw the flower bouquet made with buttons, I had to try it out myself using the new buttons that CTMH unveiled in their Spring/Summer Idea Book

Since there isn't a yellow assortment, I made my own!  I mixed one drop of Create-a-Shade Pearl Paint with one drop of Sunny Yellow Reinker and painted it on the back of one of the flower buttons from the Clear Buttons assortment.

For the sunshine stamp image (from the Splendid Day stamp set), I stamped the image using Sunny Yellow ink and then used a sponge dauber to dab some Sunset ink around the edges of the image.

All supplies used are CTMH, and you can purchase them all here or by clicking on the "Shop with Me" link on the right.

Paper:  White Daisy Cardstock, Wings Level 2, Fanfare Level 2
Inks:  Sunset, Sunny Yellow, Black
Embellishments:  Clear buttons assortment; blue buttons assortment; pink buttons assortment; red buttons assortment; basic buttons assortment; green floss assortment; bitty sparkles; sweet leaf ribbon rounds


  1. Very cute card! Thanks for sharing it with us at H2H. *Ü*

  2. So cute! I like how you made your own yellow button flower. That's what's so awesome about CTMH products. Good job! ~Amy

  3. I love your button bouquet & the yellow button is a great idea! TFS

  4. Beautiful button bouquet! Great idea to make your own colors, you would never know! Genious! Thanks for joining us at H2H :)

  5. Hi Amy,
    Great idea to make your own colors, I am a big fan of that. Thanks for sharing with us at H2H!

  6. A very sweet card, Amy! I like your two-tone stamping on the sun. Thanks for playing along at H2H this week :o)

  7. Fun, fun card!! Love how you altered a clear button. Thanks for playing at Heart 2 Heart!

  8. I absolutely love your flowers! I have been trying to figure out how to color the clear buttons and I so appreciate your technique. Thanks for sharing it and joining us at H2H!