Saturday, January 15, 2011

Give that button a boost!

 Hello, br-t here for the Sketches In Thyme Sassy Saturday's Tips Tricks & Tutorials. Today I am going  to share a fun technique of embossing buttons!  I love buttons but sometime I need  textural boost so here is a gallery of how I go about creating it:

The supplies needed are pretty straight forward. If you don't own VersaMark, any pigment based ink should do.

 Firmly press desired side of button down onto ink pad.

 Place the button into the Embossing Powder...

making sure it's well coated. Heat with craft gun.

This is what it looks like after one coat of melted Embossing Powder. Repeat process 2-3 times until the EP sort of makes waves while heated up.

You can see here how it's pretty thick.  Have your desired stamp ready to go laying stamp face up and begin your final heating...

 ...immediately press onto the stamp and hold for a few seconds, the EP will cool rather quickly. Don't fret if you didn't heat the EP enough or press onto stamp hard enough just reheat and try again. You can also add another layer of EP.

Here is the result, but we're not done just yet!

I wanted to give my buttons a sort of "Shabby" look so I rubbed some white Acrylic paint onto the button and carefully wiped off the excess. You could get about a bazillion results just by changing the EP color, the stamp or paint!!!

What do you think?

Here is a card I created using buttons that underwent this fun little transformation. Well I hope you found this little tutorial useful and fun, have a super Saturday!  

 Frosted Designs  Use Paint
Digi's With Attitude  Green &  Black
Moving Along With The Times  Make your Dreams Come True
Cute Card Thursday  Monochrome
Tuesday Throwdown  Back ground Stamping (on black Panel)
Stamp Fairy  Layers & Buttons
Color Chef  Monochrome
AI Factory  Anything Goes
Paper Craft Journey  Digital image


Dawn said...

Beth this is fab! Love how rich they look.I will have to play with some of my "few" buttons.

Juls said...

wowzer!!! what a stunning techneque.....thanks for sharing!!!! and I just adore the card you made too...great image love the muted colours and the fabulous texture you have created with your altered buttons! Hugs Juls

Gerda said...

Awesome tut, great pictures, easy to follow. And the card is fabulous, I love it!!! Thanks for joining us at StampFairy challenge this week.

Hugs, Gerda aka StampFairy

juelmarie said...

I'm definitely gonna' scrap lift!! Good job - love the technique- i'm always looking to learn more - thanks and thanks for joining us at Digi's with Attitude -

Juelmarie DT

Dawn said...

Great tut, love the buttons! Must give it a try sometime!
Love the card!
Thanks for playing at Digi's With Attitude!
Dawn xxx

Jeanne said...

What a great idea for your buttons. They look fabulous! Thanks for the tutorial!

MommaSaid said...

My jaw dropped wider and wider as I read through. This is absolutely amazing and awesome and WOW!!!!!!

Just, wow!

Laurel said...

Wow, you are amazing, love it!

Angi @ CokiePop said...

Love your tutorial Beth. Awesome project. :)

Saskia said...

Wow! You're so creative!!!
Lovely to see your work at Freshly Brewed Challenges! Thanks for joining us!

Saskia :)

Lisa Foster said...

WOW! Thanks for the fab tutorial! You are a genius! I can't wait to try this! Such a beautiful button and beautiful card! :)

Good Kardma by Jules said...

Wonderful card! Love what you did with the buttons - very creative. Thanks for joining us at Digi's With Attitude!

Amy said...

Fabulous tutorial Beth, so easy to follow and the results are amazing! They add the perfect 'Wow' to your card, it's beautiful!

pinky said...

Briliant tutorial, just love the finished card. Thanks for playing along at StampFairy this week.

Lauren said...

Oh WOW! What a great tutorial! I NEED to try this! So pretty! Great background stamping too! Thanks for joining us at Tuesday Throwdown! We hope to see you again next time!


Jane (Carroll's Creations) said...

Gorgeous and love your buttons

Thanks for joining us on Stamp Fairy challenge :)

Hugs Jane x

Pami said...

What a great tutorial, thank you. The card looks amazing. Thank you for sharing with us at MAWTT this week. Pami x

Caryl P said...

Beth this is AMAZING! Thank you for the tutorial and making it look so easy. Now I know what to do with my buttons that just aren't the right color. Thanks for sharing your talent!

{ kelly jo } said...

Holy cow!!! Now I know what to do with all the buttons I dislike! Thanks so much for playing over at the color chef challenge!

Sharon Basel said...

OMG - what a fantastic technique. I'm running out the door now to get bigger buttons and try this. Love, love, love this and so glad you've shared this and your beautiful card with us at StampFairy. Please join us again next week too!
Sharon - StampFairy DT

Emma H said...

Great tutorial and great card! Thanks for playing along with Stamp Fairy!

Hazel (Didos) said...

WOW what a great tutorial. I love what you have done with the button. Thanks for sharing. The finished card is super too. thanks for playing on MAWTT this week Hazelxox

Erica said...

oh my goodness...gorgeous!

Mandi said...

Great tutorial, stunning effect on the button
Super cardThanks for joining us at Totally Papercrafts

mandi xx

coldwaters2 said...

Great tutorial and they look absolutely gorgeous on the card this is beautiful thank you for joining us at Stamp Fairy this week.
Lorraine x

Anonymous said...

Brilliant card hunny! love the tut too!
Thanks for joining us on the Stamp Fairy Challenge, Samantha :0)

Heather said...

GORGEOUS card, SUPER COOL Tutorial! I have been wanting to try this for some time... you made it even more desirable adding the paint! WOW what fun!!!

Thanks for playing along with us at Freshly Brewed challenges

Carissa said...

Lovely card and awesome tutorial. Thanks for joining us at the StampFairy challenge this week. Hope to see you again soon.
Carissa xx

Lori Apgar said...

Great technique and I LOVE your layout!!!

Thanks for playing with us at Frosted Designs!!

Cindy Haffner said...


Julie said...

Gorgeous! I love what you did with the button. Great idea that I will have to try. Thank your for joining us at Cute Card Thursday.


Crystal said...

Fabulous Beth!!!! Thanks for the awesome tutorial hun!!!!

cabio's craft corner said...

Oh Beth, you did a very cool tutorial and I love looking at it. What a great idea to do up your own embellishment for extra texture on your lovely creation :o)

Lisa Jane said...

Gorgeous card - love the interpretation of our Dreams theme at MAWTT and thanks for the button tutorial.
Good luck
Lisa ;)

Tanya R said...

Fantastic tutorial. Thanks Beth, I now have something new to try out.

Jeryn Carlisi said...

What a great technique!! Seeing your cards always makes me want to whip up a card. LOL

Deanne @ Three Trees said...

Wowie! Great trick on the buttons - just love the outcome!!!! Thanks so much for playing at StampFairy Challenge.

Deanne :)

Stressed Stamper said...

Stunning - love the tutorial.
Thanks for joining in at TPC this week - Good Luck
Sarah - Stressed Stamper

Brenda Brown said...

Great card Beth and love your buttons.
Thanks for playing with us at MAWTT this week and good luck.
Hope you've had a great weekend and that all your dreams come true.
luv and hugs {brenda} xoxox

Fern said...

WOW Beth!!! I love this technique!! I have so many buttons but hardly use any of them... I am so anxious to try this out!!!! BTW your card is beautiful!!! TFS!!! Hugs

~amy~ said...

what a GREAT card...thanks for the tut!!!!

Tanya said...

Great card!! love the tutorial!

Thanks for joining us at Digi's With Attitude! this week!

debby4000 said...

Oh this is fabulous.

Jennifer said...

This is AWESOME! Thanks for joining us at DWA! This week!

CraftyGirl said...

Great tute you shared over at SIT! I love the idea and it is a great way to use up some supplies without buying more! Thanks for taking on our paint challenge at Frosted Designs this week!
barb :)

ruth said...

Super cute card!!! And fab-u-lous tutorial! Wow!!!

Thanks for taking the challenge over at Frosted Designs!

Anonymous said...

Beautiful card.Great colouring.Wow!Those buttons!Thanks for the tut.Thnaks for joining us at AiFactory :D
Lisa x

Cassie said...

Amazing buttons. Such a cool idea. Thanks for playing along with us this week at Frosted Designs.

Tazza said...

Fabulous technique! , Might have a go at it sometime. =D Finished product is beautiful!
Thanks for playing with us at Digi's with Attitude!