Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Shimmery Shiny Buttons

I promised a tutorial, and you've got one :)
Enjoy, please leave some love and let me know what you think!!!

I have a simple fun way to make your own buttons using any of your Shimmerz products. I love the bare elements line by Creative Imaginations. These are called pointes. They are adhesive backed and ready to be altered.

For this project I am using Shimmerz Pearlz "Carrot Top", and Blingz "Pixie Dust", a paint brush (small), a 1/8th inch punch, and a fine tip black pen.

You need to decided which color you want your buttons to be. Simply peel the pointe off the back of the clear sheet, use your paint brush and apply a generous amount of paint to the adhesive back.

Allow it to completely dry. It will take about 20 minutes or less.

Now you can do this two ways. If you desire more bling you can add your Blingz to the adhesive side first, then come behind it with the Pearlz once it drys. I did it both ways. Also keep in mind you can adhere a patterned paper behind your button once your Shimmerz drys for an even different look.

this is the button with the Blingz "Pixie Dust" applied first.
And once it dried I applied the Shimmerz Pearlz "Carrot Top" to the back. So basically you can reverse the steps of paint application for different levels of shine.

Next you will take your dry buttons and eye ball where you want your buttons holes

then punch your button holes

and voila you have a gorgeous custom button to match your projects.

And her is my project using these buttons

this is a close up using the Pixie Dust Blingz first, followed by the Carrot Top Pearlz.

here is a close up using the Carrot Top Pearls first, followed by the Pixie Dust Blingz

I hope you are inspired to go and customize something for your project using your Shimmerz.
Happy Scrapping!!!

1 comment:

  1. Great tut and layout. I like how you used more colors then the Pink, that was in the title, it kind of makes you pay more attention to the page.
    I dont have any of these products in order to try your tut but I will try it one of these days!



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