I was making a Christmas card last evening ~ getting frustrated
because it wasn't turning out as well as I'd hoped.
Instead of scrapping the entire mess,
I decided to cut out what I liked most...
a little snowflake made of buttons.
I used the other side of the card to make a second.
Now that I've got the process down, I'll gladly share it with you...
white or off-white card stock (I used a plain greeting card)
fine-tipped permanent black marker
metallic pearl white acrylic paint
flat-backed clear acrylic gems
white or off-white glitter
Write... Let it Snow in cursive, in somewhat straight lines down the paper. The best sections are where I didn't write very well... they're more interesting.
Paint... a thin layer of the pearly white over the words.
Buttons... I used 12 small buttons and 1 med/lg button for the center. I played around with different combinations until I found something I liked. If you've got buttons that are the right size but too bright, you can lightly paint them with the pearly white to tone down the color.
Glue... an acrylic gem in to the center of the large button. Glue that down on the paper, making sure to leave plenty of room for the rest of the buttons. Glue the small buttons down in their rows, then let everything dry for a few minutes.
Cut... around the buttons in a hexagon shape. Cut out small triangles from between the button rows to reveal your snowflake.
Glitter... Place a few dots of glue here and there, and sprinkle glitter over your beautiful creation... done!
Here's a card I made with one of the snowflakes:
"Snowflakes are kisses from heaven."
~ Author Unknown ~