Tuesday 14 July 2020

Itty Bitty Birthday for Retro Rubber 139

This week at Retro Rubber Challenge, we have an embellishment challenge: use buttons on your card. As this is Retro Rubber, we still need you to get out your older stamps and ink them up for us. Use at least one stamp that's a year or more old and tell us the approximate age of it. Other than that, it's up to you!

When I saw this challenge, I thought about various cards I'd seen over the years made to look like men's shirts or jackets. I had a snoop around with Mr Internet and there are many, many versions to be seen. 

I'd love say I was the brains behind this lovely card but credit goes to Australian demonstrator, Di Barnes at Colour Me Happy. Here's the link to her easy to follow tutorial. The only credit I can take is that I successfully followed her measurements and instructions while adding a couple of tweaks. It's a fun card to make and is actually very easy to do. In her version, she didn't use real buttons but since I'm a magpie, I had shirt buttons in my sewing box.

Itty Bitty Birthdays is the set I used for the front and the inside of the card and it first appeared in the Occasions catalogue in January 2019.

We'd love to have you join us in this challenge. Visit the Retro Rubber Challenge site and see what the rest of the team have done and to link up your entry. You can play along with us until July 24.

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  1. I just love this great masculine card! The colors are great and those little buttons really make this one a stand out! The little red bowtie just takes this one over the top, and thanks for sharing the tutorial to make one! Great job on the buttons challenge!

  2. Fantastic card, love the real buttons and the pops of red, and TFS the tutorial too. Thankyou for having me as a guest, Cathy x

  3. This is so awesome, I just love all the details. It makes my little 1 button card seem a bit sad LOL. x