Hiya, here are my offerings for this weeks PanPastel UK challenge blog inspiration. This week the theme is ‘Add two buttons’ and please remember you only need to use PanPastels if you are entering two cards so everybody can enter at least once. The maximum number of entries is two and if you enter two at least one of them must be made using PanPastels, there is a £5 online voucher for Your Creativity Store up for grabs so please come along and join in the fun.
To make this card, I began by making my card base (if you would like to know how to make these please see my earlier tutorial) I then embossed my patterns on to the card using Crafters Companion Ultimate Pro embossing boards and then coloured the whole of the card using blue PanPastel.
Next I cut out my panels of silver card and the mend and make do paper that was free from Crafts Beautiful magazine and stuck then in to place. I then took some white cotton and coloured it red using PanPastels, I cut one piece and layered it over itself and put a few stitches in to it to hold it together and added a pin then stuck it to the card. I then took a cheap sewing kit that cost about 99p from a cheapy shop and cut the end off the tape measure folded around another small piece of the red cotton and stuck it in place. Finally I took two metal buttons from my stash and a needle and thread from the cheap sewing kit, I threaded on the buttons and stitched them so that they would stay where I had positioned them on the thread and leaving the thread and needle still attached glued the buttons and the needle to the card.
To make this card I began by taking two clear buttons from my stash and drawing around them for my characters eyes, I then drew the rest of the image from there and coloured in using PanPastels. I took an A4 base card and covered it with silver card and then a layer of striped paper. I then placed a smaller strip of a different striped paper going vertically. I cut out my main character and placed him on to some white paper that I coloured brown using PanPastels and then cut out my letters from more of the left over striped paper and stuck them in to place and finally stuck the buttons in to place as my characters eyes.
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