Hello friends of Frilly and Funkie! Welcome back to our weekly Friday Focus column where we focus on one product or group of products sold in The Funkie Junkie Boutique, give you some fun inspiration for using the products and discount the products 15% for an entire week. Check out this week's Friday Focus category in the boutique for an awesome selection of buttons, all 15% off.
I don't know too many female crafters who don't love buttons. I certainly am partial to them and love purchasing unusual ones for the boutique. My recent purchases have ranged from bright and cute to vintage and grungy with girly and shabby in between. So I made a few tags for to showcase the variety that is now available at The Funkie Junkie Boutique.
Let's start with shabby and girly. For this tag, I fashioned a little garland using Venise lace and embellished it with these darling floral wooden buttons. I started with one of the jumbo manila tags sold in the boutique and stamped it using my all-time favorite Wendy Vecchi gingham background stamp from the Nature's Art set using Victorian Velvet DI. And of course the edges were all sponged with Vintage Photo DI. I broke out one of the new Wendy Vecchi archival inks - Potting Soil - to stamp the sentiments. The die cut was done from chipboard covered with Sticky Back Canvas using the Sewing Room die, then run through the Damask texture fade and sponged with Victoria Velvet DI. The skirt is made from one of the border doilies sold in the boutique, the waist band is coffee dyed Venise lace and the necklace is a corner filigree also sold in the boutique. Love that butterfly diecut with the tiny sewing spool body wrapped with burgundy burlap thread.
Next I created a vintage button card to showcase these lovely vintage style silver tone buttons. You could use this button card as the focal piece on a card or a mixed media project. If you would like to print this card, here is a link to the website where I found it (scroll down a ways).
Hope you enjoyed my button extravaganza. Hop on over to The Funkie Junkie Boutique to check out the Friday Focus sale, running now through next Thursday. Most of the products used to make the three tags can be purchased at The Funkie Junkie Boutique where most name brands are sold at 20% below MSRP. Check out our great selection and pricing!