Sunday, September 3, 2017

Grid Technique and Paper Buttons - One Hour Card Class 020

Did you know you can make your own paper buttons?  Its pretty easy too!

Cut 3 button dies from olive cardstock.  

Glue them together using a Glue Stick.  If you want your button thicker, add more layers.

Use the sanding block to sand the sides of your button so they are smooth.  You may also need to sand the back of the button so it lays flat.

Lay your button on a silicone craft sheet or parchment paper.  Add Crystal Effects along the edges and the top of the button.  If you clog the holes, you can go back with your Paper Piercer to open them up once dried.  Move to a clean spot and let them dry. Crystal Effects gives the button a raised glossy sheen when dry. 

Now, to do the grid technique, cut vanilla card stock 3” square.  Line your card stock up diagonally with a score line on the Simply Scored Scoring Tool. Score card stock at 1/2" intervals.

Turn card stock 90 degrees, line up as before, and score at every 1/2" again to create a scored grid.

Ink image with Pumpkin Pie.  Stamp on a scrap twice then stamp twice lightly on the card stock side with the indented score lines about ½” from edges. The ink will not stamp in the scored areas.

Repeat image #1 with Old Olive ink, going a little further than ½” from the edges.

Stamp the tree in Chocolate Chip ink in the center of the grid panel.  Do not press hard or you will fill the grid.  Lightly stamp the tree here and there around the edges without re-inking.  Sponge edges brown.

Cover the phrase and grid panel with Versamark and clear EP.  Heat set.  Kinda looks like tile or faux tile!

Stamps: Lovely as a Tree, Happiest Birthday Wishes (retired), Timeless Treasures.

Card stock: Chocolate Chip, Old Olive, Pumpkin Pie, Very Vanilla, 8” square paper for envelope.

Ink: Chocolate Chip, Old Olive, Pumpkin Pie, Versa Mark, Chocolate Chip marker, Old Olive marker, Pumpkin Pie marker.

Accessories: Simply Scored Scoring Tool, Envelope punch board. Clear Embossing Powder, Heat Tool, Sponge, hemp, Sizzix buttons #5, Spellbinders scallop squares, Woodgrain embossing folder, silicone craft sheet or parchment paper, Crystal Effects, Paper Piercing Tool, Banners Framelits, sanding block.

Punch: Decorative Label, Large Oval.

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