This card was the reason I bought Garden Variety and Wildflower Garden. Michelle Wooderson made the original seen here. I loved it. I love the text style stamped over the Fruitti Tutti patterned paper and the beautiful red strawberries. Now, I don't have any vintage bookprint. Wish I did, but I don't so I used what I had and stamped some Impression Obsession Cover a Card Newsprint and distressed the edges. I think it looks almost as good as vintage bookprint, don't you? I changed the sentiment to fit a birthday, added a little honey bee (thanks, Joyce) and I love how this card turned out. Except it was almost identical to Michelle's original card. For that reason, I had to make another card, same basic sketch, just mixed up a little.
Here is my take on the same sketch, what I call Button Boutique - Butterfly Style
I used royal velvet cardstock stamped with Impression Obsession Cover a Card Woodgrain in versamark for the card base. The newsprint is stamped on ocean tides with Memento Grape Jelly ink. I would never have thought ocean tides and royal velvet went together so well, but they are GORGEOUS together. The button card is rustic white and the little pinked square is stamped with Background Basics Text style in versamark. Those adorable buttons are from Making Memories and I sewed them on with some purple floss. I stamped the sentiment and the wildflowers in rustic cream ink. I added a few diecut butterflies cut from Bitty Box papers, popped up with a few pearls colored with copics. This time, I wised-up and made an extra button card in a PTI seed packet to give to my PTI friends that I am sending these cards to. I want them to "use" the buttons and I realized that I would never cut up a card someone sent me, so to use the cute buttons, there better be an extra set included with the card. I have had such fun making button cards this past week. I am going to have to force myself to use another set. Thanks for taking a look.