Buttons Galore & More Baby Shower Card

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by May Flaum, Buttons Galore & More

Buttons Galore & More Baby Shower Card

It's always a wonderful occasion when a friend announces that she’'s having a baby, and it's definitely something to celebrate with crafting! We love creating themed projects with basic craft supplies, and this lovely card for a baby announcement or shower is no exception.

Flatter the parents-to-be even more ... post a pic of your homemade card with the hashtag #ACMooreInspired

Project Details

  • Level:intermediate
  • Time:20 minutes + dry time

Project Instructions

  • 1
    Select three pastel buttons and decide where on the card they will go. Make note of that area.
  • 2
    Trim Pink cardstock to 5-1/2" x 8-1/2" and watercolor paper to 5-1/4" x 4". Draw stems and a ground line with a waterproof Black pen onto the 5-1/4" x 4” watercolor paper. If you’'d like, go over these lines using Black thread in your sewing machine. Tip: don’'t worry about getting this perfect! Some sketchy lines and imperfection will add to the project! Add swirls, leaves, and dots.
  • 3
    Color in the leaves and stems with Green watercolors. Let the Green go outside the lines a bit. Put a dab of watercolor in the center of the area where each button will set and create a circular shape slightly larger than the button. Tip: Set the button down to check and see how much more color you’ll need to form the petals/outer flower area. It is easy to add a bit more and expand your color area.
  • 4
    Add a bit more color once dry in a circular or sketchy fashion to add more movement and interest in your flowers, then once dry adhere your buttons to the watercolor paper. Finish this card by adhering the watercolor cardstock to the Pink cardstock folded card.

Project Details

  • Level:intermediate
  • Time:20 minutes + dry time

Project Supplies

  • •Buttons Galore Buttons Bonanza Pastel 8 oz.
  • •Strathmore Watercolor Paper Pad 18" x 24" 12 pc., Nicole™ Crafts 12" x 12" Cardstock Pink, Sargent Washable Watercolor Magic in Green & Other Desired Colors, Liquid Adhesive, Scissors, Ruler, Black Pen
  • •Sewing Machine and Coats & Clark 250 yard Dual Duty XP All Purpose Thread Black (optional - see step 2)