I had fun making this around a piece of acetate punched with the notebook punch. My favourite element of it is the copper tape, though. It's very affordable at stained glass supply stores and is self-adhesive. Though I'm not a huge fan of immature copper, heehee, I simply LOVE it aged. You can achieve a Verdigris finish the turquoise bits below (click on the pic to see):
You just sand the tape lightly and set it in miracle grow overnight. You might want to seal it by sponging on Crystal Effects to keep it from rubbing off. I can't wait to see if this works on copper wire, and brads.
Want to add some texture to a plain button? Just scratch it with a paper piercer. (I discovered this while scoring the back so it would stick well with Crystal Effects.)
1....Create flower (see this post for how to)
2....Scratch button on back (so it has tooth for adhesion with Crystal Effects) and scratch front for interest.
3....Tie thin satin ribbon into button. (Melt gently to it keep from untying.) Glue button on.
4....Stamp measuring tape in Tempting Turquoise ink onto Basic Grey "Drive in the Country" paper (ste-722 Stella Ruby line.)
5....Cut pieces for flower stem, plant pot, & leaf. Tint the leaf & stem using sponge with a Not Quite Navy ink wash.
6....Punch edge of an acetate sheet with notebook punch. Use it as a mask to sponge on Not Quite Navy wash to a large piece of that same Basic Grey paper. Add white signo gel pen details.
7....Stamp measuring tape onto the BG paper. Add subtle glitter with Sakura pen.
8....Trim acetate & Adhere copper tape (sealed with Crystal Effects.)
9....Put a line of double-sided tape on the back of the acetate using the copper tape to hide it.
10....Stick acetate to card & adhere rest of the pieces--including mats of Certain Celery & Chocolate Chip cardstock (distressed & inked.)
11....Paint Cool Caribbean mat with aquapainter & Tempting Turquoise ink wash, dry & adhere.
12. ...Mount onto a black card & add Cool Caribbean paper inside for writing on.
Thanks so much for taking the time to look at this,