Tuesday, May 3, 2011

{TCPTUES157} Button Bear

Hey there fellow TCP fans (and if you aren't a fan, you better get on board!)...time for TCP Tuesday:) Today's challenge is brought to you by the super sweet, nuturing Cat-packer Julie. She has challenged her fellow kitties to get out the buttons! I LOVE buttons and had such plans to go button-nuts...but this card got away on me and took on a mind of it's own, and before I knew it, the card was done with only 2 stacked cork buttons (cut from my TCP buttons die) and a single green cord button, threaded with a TCP Divine Twine bow. But the card is done and I think sometimes more is not always more, so I had to let my desire to pile on the buttons go;) hehe!

My card features the sweet Big Bear from the sset 'Bear Hugs'...the sentiment inside is from that set and it also comes with a few other phrases.
Oh yeah, and I used one of my favorite and most versatile cutup dies on this as well, the Big Scallop die!! People- you HAVE to have this one...seriously, go to Costco and buy a case of KD to live on for a week and buy that die!!! Scurvy and Rickets will be worth it....trust me! LOL!

I wanted that cork button to have a bit of strength, so I just cut 2 and stacked them together. See Big Bears heart popped up on dimensionals and his lil paws too? I love alot of dimension on a card! Here is also a closer view of that great Divine Twine in 'Brown Sugar'.....


And the view from the other side...a little zig zag stitching on the vertical panel...cork scallop die included.


I kept the inside really simple, as the front is a little on the heavy side;) I think this would make a good all-occasion card..baby, friend, bday...whatever:) Another great TCP set!
Thanks for popping in! Head on over to the Dancing In Pajamas blog to see a list of the designers posting for today's challenge! And be sure to link up your card on that blog to be elidgeable to win weekly Cat Cash and your chance at the coveted title of TCP's Swanky Stamper of the Month!
Jenny

Supplies: DP- Jillibean Soup, CS- SU!, cork- MFT, felt- MFT, Dies- spellbinders (scallop oval, oval) TCP (Buttons, Big Scallop, ink- memento, dimensionals- SU!, Ribbon/Cord button- SU!, Copic markers, Baker's Twine- TCP
Sketch- Verve- VLV April week 3

9 comments:

alma said...

This is just adorable. LOVE all the patterns and textures. Not sure about the Big Scallops being worth Rickets and Scurvy, but I feel where you are coming from ;)

Nancy Thomas said...

I love all the texture on this. Gorgeous card.

Vickie Z said...

Love the card but, scurvy...he,he!! Everything is perfect. Love the cord button with cork button!! Was coming here originally to give you congrats on your MFT GD win but, I guess I should add that to the appropro card, huh???

carole (TruCarMa) said...

So fab, Jenny, and I TOTALLY agree that the Big Scallop is worth rickets & scurvy!!! Everything about this is yummy, and it makes me so happy to see your TCP watermark on your creations! (hugging myself! ;) )

Lisa T said...

OMG, your card is fabulous!! I love the colors/prints of the DP. They just make the card! And that big scallop die does look like a great future purchase!

Jess Willison said...

This is GORGEOUS! Love your colouring, and the different textures.

Noelle said...

Jenny, LOL, your comment on my blog had me in stitches! I really hope things calm down soon (I know, RIGHT, huh? I swear it's a LOT particularly when you're helping out friends too... hang in there!) This card is soooo fabulous! I LOVE all the beautiful texture with the cork and the felt, so awesome! And, I really wish you lived closer (or, even in the same COUNTRY) so I could get some Copic lessons from you:) Going to try to eke out some time this weekend for TCPTUES, I love buttons! Have a wonderful Mother's Day! **hugs**

Lori said...

This is fabulous, Jenny! Love the paper pieced heart in the bear's hands and all of the texture you incorporated.

Beate said...

Jenny, your card is gorgeous inside and out! GORGEOUS rich coloring, lovely layering...everything looks amazing!
Happy Mother's Day weekend!
Hugs and smiles