Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Blingalicious Button (And an LPS sale too!)

Edited to Add: ACK! My free bloggin' days are ovah!

Sighhhh, I was going to post that other promised post (cloud & box) today, but I can't because I just ran out of room for photo uploads on Blogger and hafta figure out how to pay for more space. UGH, but blogger does give so much for free so I can't really complain...

So I'll catch ya with that soon.... :O)

News at Little Paper Shop:
Today is the new Release (and a sale too)!!! Everything in the store will be 10% off (even the new releases.) Starting today (16th until the 25th of Feb.) So if you needed an excuse, there it is. ;o) hehehe

This is the how-to for the button from that Hedgehog box. If you're like me & you have lots of plain ol' clear buttons, this is one way to glam 'em up (and make them match stuff):

Photoshop button brushes by~Illu-sab & Missvestand

Step 1)
Punch circles of paper roughly the same size as your buttons.

Step 2) Add Crystal Lacquer to your button

Step 3) Sprinkle a little glitter on it (that's Dazzling Diamonds here)

Step 4) Add the paper on the back of the glittery lacquer & press down to spread out the glue.

Step 5) Put a line of Crystal lacquer around the outside & add bling. I scratched a bit under where the gems would go to help them adhere better (using a paper piercer.)

(This is one extravagant button since this uses 21 Swarovski crystals (squeak!), but they're just so sparkly! They were a Christmas present from the World's most Marvelous M.I.L. Esther. Tempting to hoard, but we gotta use things right? 'Cause "they're tools not jewels." No wait, they are jewels! LOL.)

Step 6) Didn't want this sparkly suckah goin anywhere, so it's sewed on well.

Step 7) If you want to add it to a box with a ribbon under it, you can also add a circle of matching paper (to hide the stitching & it makes the ribbon tie at a perty spot.) Ouuu, don't look at those dirty mitts o' mine! lol ;O)

Thank You for taking time out of your busy day!

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Penny said...

That's so beautiful! I really love real crystals, they are so sparkly and classy looking.

Anonymous said...

OMG I would have never thought you made that! AWESOME! You are always doing the coolest stuff! I love this little box!

Kirsten Alicia said...

This is a brilliant idea Mel & the finished result is gorgeous.

Elena said...

this button is so cute! I love all the sparkles!!! Thank you for tutorial, Mel!

Denise G said...

WOW! Love the idea and hadn't thought of that.... I have a project that needs this finishing touch! Thank you for sharing!

Anonymous said...

Love it !

Anonymous said...

What a great idea that I would have never thought of. I have tons of buttons that NEVER match. Thank you, thank you, thank you.

Laurel said...

Export older posts to a new blog as an archive. That way all your new stuff will be at melstampz.blogspot and we'll have a link to the new blog with the old stuff.

Btw, love reading your blog! SO inspiring!

Anonymous said...

Oh my goodness!! This button is truly fabulous! 21 Swarovski crystals!! How absolutely wonderful!

Jessica Diedrich said...

This is SOOOOOO fabulous! LOVE IT!

Sherry said...

What a great idea Mel, you are always so far ahead of the curve girl! Thanks for posting!! Ü

Diane Davies said...

Great idea!! Love the box, so pretty.

neverenoughrubberstamps said...

You continue to amaze me!

LOOOOOOVE the box!



Perlen und Papier said...

here are a German stamper an I love our blog. thank you for the inspiration - I´ll come again soon

Erum Tasneem said...

Beautiful button!

Mari said...

Hi Mel! You *must* be feeling better, you've been posting almost non-stop! :)
Left you a little something over at my blog. And I plan to play with gesso and flourish diecuts tonight... thanks to you!

SparkofWhimsy said...

Awesome idea and tutorial. It's all beautiful.

I love the clouds and the easy peasy grungeboard previously too!

Your ideas always rock and somehow you find the time to photograph and share them all with us too! Thank you for that. :) I love learning and thrifty learning even more!


rozwillster@gmail.com said...

Thanks again Mel...wonderful idea!