Saturday, June 16, 2012

Buttons, Burlap and Bows for OCC

(Looking for my Dynamic Duos post? It's right after this one! )
Hello there! I am running a little late with my card for this week's Our Creative Corner challenge. But better late then never, right? This week the fabulous Linda Coughlin (aka: The Funkie Junkie herself) is our hostess and she has whipped up a fun challenge for us. Here are the details, straight from Linda: 

"This week, we are going super simple with just two required ingredients, but they are some of my favorite embellishments - Buttons and  Burlap or Bows (must include buttons and either burlap or bows or both).  Easy peasy and lots of fun, right?  So grab your buttons and your burlap and your bows.  Let's see what you can do!"
Speaking of Linda, she actually inspired (and made a key component on) my card.  I got the flower and the burlap from her last fall and am so glad I did because in looking through my was the only burlap I had! Yikes! So, I suppose I am cheating a bit with this one as I didn't really make that gorgeous flower. Don't tell anyone, ok? Haha! ;)

I used all three components for the challenge, Buttons, Burlap AND Bows...well, just one bow but it still works. I used the new Argyle Embossing folder and distressed it with the watermark stamp from the French Foliage stamp set and a few squirts with the Color Spritzer Tool. The paper is retired, and I sponged some Chocolate Chip ink around the edges to tone down the fact that the print had sage green color which was not the right shade to match the flower. I guess those little circles look a little bit like buttons, don't they? Hmmm...
I sure hope you will join us and play along at Our Creative Corner this week. I think it is a really fun challenge, don't you? You can link up until Friday, June 22, 2012 at 11:59pm (EST). Please stop by and see what the rest of the awesomely talented gals on the Design Team have created, too:  

Linda Coughlin- The Funkie Junkie
Sue Butler- Scrumplescrunch
Anita Houston- The Artful Maven Haven
Anne Marie Hile- Stampin' Anne
Wendy Janson-  It's All About Stamping
Marcy Kaminski - En Papillote Arts
Holly Kean- Kean On Paper 
Irena Kowalczyk (aka Rudlis) - Love, Life and Crafts
Meihsia Liu- Simply Paper Crafts
Tui Nathan- Stampin Time
Lori Rider- The Diva Stamper
Kristin Tierney- Lilly Beth Boutique
Sharon Wheet- Designs by Sharon

Our Guest Designer this week: Jessi Fogan - One Crafty Mama

Thanks for stopping by. Have a HAPPY day! 

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Stampin' Up! Supply List: 
Stamps: Curly Cute and French Foliage
Paper: Autumn Vine (ret.), Summer Sun (ret.), Chocolate Chip, Crumb Cake and Very Vanilla card stock
Ink: Chocolate Chip and Crumb Cake Classic ink
Punches: 1- 1/4" Square punch (to make the banner end) 
Accessories: Argyle Embossing Folder, Crumb Cake Stampin' Write Marker, Color Spritzer Tool, Stamping Sponges, Basic Pearls and Stampin Dimensionals
Non-SU! Accessories: layered flower, burlap (from Linda) and yellow button from my stash


  1. Hello Anne Marie
    I want to mention the Bg firs, as it creates so much delicious texture; it caught my eye instantly.
    Your card is so lovely, even though you did not make the flower you still had to make a design to show it off.

  2. Great the burlap, which totally sets off that gorgeous flower!

  3. Oh, I love the sentiment flag with the great layered button/pearl - so eyecatching! And the texture of the flower is amazing :)

  4. Love this brown and orangey yellow. Fantastic texture with the burlap and fabric. The shabby leaves really turn me! LOVE how you distressed them. What a beautiful card Anne Marie!

  5. totally gorgeous Anne Marie!! I love it so much!! A great country/homey feel!!!

  6. This is wonderful! I love the rustic style and even if you didn't make it, the flower is beautiful and looks even more wonderful on YOUR card!! Great way to incorporate all three items!

  7. Very neat!!!!!!! Who cares if you didn't make the flower! Looks great with everything else!!!

  8. Wow .... that flower is stunning and looks great paired up with the burlap - what a fabulous find in your stash!
    Love too that textured background - it works wonderfully here!!!

  9. Anne Marie, what a fabulously rustic card! Linda makes beautiful blossoms and what a fabulous purchase. I love how you added the pearl to the yellow button, very pretty!
    YOur card is just so pretty, I can't stop looking at it!
    hope your weekend was wonderful! hugs, sharon w.

  10. Wow...absolutely beautiful. The gourgeous flower made by Lidna just perfectly matches your layout. Love your fabulous distressed backgroung, too. So lovely.. :)


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Anne Marie