Make It Monday and Tuesday Trigger somehow just seem to go together, like peanut butter and jelly or mashed potatoes and gravy or a burger and fries or… Well, you get the point. Sometimes, though, I worry that I might be forcing the pairing. PB&J just isn’t the same unless the jelly is grape, and I was afraid this card was going the raspberry jelly route, good but not great.
Anyway, when I saw the TT photo, I wished I owned the PTI Button Boutique set. Since I don’t, I needed to come up with another idea that would capture the feel of the button card. That along with the colors were what stood out for me.
Love Lives Here was sitting on my table, so I used it to test colors, also trying out patterns with the square stamps, which are the bottom portion of the house stamps. The 3x4 patchwork pattern speaks to me of the buttons grid. I’m happy with how it turned out.
I used harbor blue as an accent and the buttons are a given. The top of the card panel is embossed with polka dots to complement the dots in the stamps, pick up the hardanger stitching in the napkins, and meet the requirements of MIM#6, a partial embossing challenge.
paper: vintage cream c/s (PTI)
stamps: Love Lives Here (PTI)
ink: creamy brown and chestnut roan chalk, dune and harbor pigment (Clearsnap)
punches: 1-inch circle (EK Success); 1/8-inch circle (Recollections)
extras: Swiss Dots embossing folder (Cuttlebug); buttons (La Mode, Basic Grey, My Mind's Eye); lace from LSS; ribbon (Michael’s); seam binding (thisgoodday Etsy); ecru floss (DMC); quilt pin from stash; beads (Michael’s brand); Caribbean blue opals (Jolee’s)