It's a digital stamp which comes with several pre-colored versions for super quick cards. I colored this one with Copic markers and will be using it as a Thanksgiving card.
The top of the tag seemed like a good place for a button, so I handmade my own with circle punches. It's not that I don't have buckets o' buttons, but I wanted one that's less dimensional and easier to mail. Honestly, you'd never know it wasn't a real button.
Here's what I did:
- Punch 2 holes in card stock with 1/4" circle punch.
- Center 1/2" punch over the holes and punch again. Now I have the two rings.
- Punch another 1/2" circle. Glue all three together.
- Color if desired. I used a slightly darker color in the center.
- Pierce button holes (2 or 4).
- Coat with Glossy Accents. When dry, pierce holes again.
I threaded linen thread through the holes. The recessed center means no added lump from the thread. Additionally, I punched a 1/4" hole in the top of the tag so the threaded area would seat down into it.
The most important thing about the button is that it was fun to make. Imagine all the shapes and sizes -- scalloped circles, squares, little flowers or butterflies, leaves, etc. Make the top layer from a small print designer paper. Christmas buttons would be cute!
Okay, that's it from me today. Moving along to the next fun project... Have a happy day!