April 13, 2014

Buttons and Bows


Happy Sunday folks:) 
I'm raising a glass to my Dad today. Although he died 6 years ago, he would be 90 today! Cheers to you Dad. *mwah*

I'm also posting today for the Buttons and Bows Blog Hop along with some other Denami friends. I'm the last stop and you should have come from Stacy's blog
Did you make it all the way through? 
For a chance to win one of two $20 Gift Certificates, be sure to check out the full list of participants on the Denami Blog and leave a comment on each person's post. 

I have two cards to share today.

The first one uses both the small and large daisy blossom stamps, along with a simple sentiment from the Assorted Greetings set. Their centers are white boutique buttons with twine to match the patterned papers.  I drew the stems with a brown marker and added the double hemp bow, then stitched the entire panel onto a card base. 


This one could be used for a masculine graduation, Bar Mitzvah, or even a wedding.
I was trying to get the feel of a button down dress shirt with a cummerbund below. Did it work? Can you see the picture in my head? *chuckle*
I used the houndstooth background stamped twice. First in light grey, then in dark grey off to the side a bit to add a shadow. Two white boutique buttons were sewn to a cardstock strip with stitching and the grey ribbon was tied below. A simple congratulations sentiment was all it needed to finish:) 

I'm sure you've been inspired by all the creative goodness in this month's blog hop! 
I can't wait to see what everyone has to share:)

Thanks for stopping by, good luck winning the Gift Certificate!

XOXO,

29 comments:

Deb said...

Dana, I love how you used your daisy stamps to create your gorgeous bouquet! And your masculine card is simply perfect. Thanks for the inspiration! Hugs to you as you remember and celebrate your dad today.

JanR said...

Both are wonderful but I especially love the first one. The colours are fab and I love the concept!

Tenia Nelson said...

What AWESOME cards!!

Camille Short said...

Love both cards!

Auror Willow said...

I love the muted colors on the first card. They both turned out lovely!

Stacey Schafer said...

gorgeous cards!

Rachel said...

beautiful! love the big flowers!
-Rachel
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Iris said...

Classy and striking card. Love the formal look.
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Teresa Godines #6857 said...

Great projects. Love the second card and how you used the buttons. TFS

Deborah said...

First of all Bday blessings to your Dad I'm sure he is smiling down on you. Second both your cards are knock outs I love paper piecing yours is spectacular and your 2nd card oh boy you nailed it I hope you don't mind if I case it some time love your blog!

Jessica Yoder-Jones said...

REALLY pretty!!!

Tina M said...

Both cards are completely blowing me away, Dana!!! And yes, I can totally see the picture in your head...I got the "shirt" right off! :)

Roey said...

I like the second one the best, reminds me of a tuxedo! thanks for sharing!

Linda said...

Those daisies are so cute! All the prints and buttons, but especially that stitching! Adds so much detail!

Special remembrance days are bittersweet...thanks for sharing yours with us!

Lisa said...

Excuse me while I brush myself off, think I fell on the floor...Dana these are outstanding!! Your first card with those darling blooms is my fave from the hop. And your second is SO clever. You ROCK my friend!!

Ann Kulseth said...

Love both cards - especially the shirt format. Love it.

Larissa Heskett said...

Simply Beautiful and Masculine!! I LOVE the Fun Designs!! THANKS for sharing and have a FABULOUS WEEK!! =)

Diane Jaquay said...

Boy did it EVER work, Dana, that shirt card jumped right out at me, totally awesome and creative! And the bouquet of flowers are so pretty!!

~Tammy~ said...

Two totally terrific and outstanding cards! Well, we all know to expect NOTHING less from you! *sigh*! Awesomtastic again...that is all! Way to close the curtain girl! Cheers to your Dad!

Sue D said...

Great cards. Love the colors and patterns of the flowers.

Kimberly said...

Super cute! Love how you used the buttons!

arlsmom aka Lynda said...

love both cards!!!

Ruza Rebel said...

Gorgeous cards! Love both of them Dana! :D

gwhee60277 said...

You are so creative, love all of your card designs! These are super special, thanks!

Lisa Petrella said...

Alrighty, you creative genius you!!! LOVE the bouquet of paper pieced flowers!!! And that Congratulations card-----knocked my socks off, girl!!! FANTABULOUS in every way, shape and form!!!! Sending you hugs as you remember your dad!!!!

Stacy @ Sweethearts + Sweet Tarts said...

Both cards are unique yet fabulous! Great work!

Emily Keaton said...

Both of these are super creative, Dana! You definitely nailed the look of the cummerbund and button-down shirt! Love them both :)

Greta said...

You never disappoint, Dana--these are fabulous! I had intended to use those daisy stamps--now you've inspired me to get them out. Hard to loose our dads--mine has been gone 4 years--just not the same without him here.

Barbara Murphy said...

I love love love love love the flower bouquet! Gorgeous!!!