Buttons, glitter buttons, variety buttons, eyelets, brads, pearl brads, jewel brads, rose brads, and more! These little embellishments that provide such eye candy on any project are what American Crafts calls Elements.
Add color, texture and style to your projects today! Michelle Lanning and Wendy McKee are in the spotlight today with their layouts and cards featuring Elements.
Supplies: White 12x12 Cardstock (71081) - AC Cardstock, Sunny White (53112) -Thickers, Heart White (53092) - Thickers; Fantastic White (53110) - Thickers, Dear Lizzy Christmas Glitter Buttons (85515) - Elements, City Park Assorted Brads (85517) - Elements, Love Mini Pearl Brads (85508) - Elements, The Classics Fabric Brads (85524) - Elements, Library Pearl Brads (85527) - Elements, City Park Assorted Buttons (85518) - Elements
Michelle shares, "For this layout I thought I would keep the background simple with white on white cardstock. I added some scalloped edges with border punches and 3D adhesive squares. I think it allowed for a nice background to make the photos and button and brad accents pop."
Supplies: White 4x5.5 Cards (71362) - AC Cards & Envelopes, Dear Lizzy Christmas Glitter Buttons (85515) - Elements, City Park Assorted Brads (855174) - Elements, Love Mini Pearl Brads (85508), - Elements, The Classics Fabric Brads (85524) - Elements, Library Pearl Brads (85527) - Elements, City Park Assorted Buttons (85518) - Elements, Sparkling Silver (53102) - Thickers, Heart White (53092) - Thickers
"I went with a rainbow theme on this card. I drew one horizontal line as a marker to keep all my buttons straight."
Supplies: Charlotte's Web Paper (35307), Three Musketeers Paper (35295), Monte Cristo Paper (35305), Treasure Island Paper (35312) - The Classics, The Classics Medium Brads (85525) - Elements, The Classics Fabric Brads (85524) - Elements, Paperback Chestnut (52131) - Thickers, Preface (42184) - Remarks Books, 12x12 White Cardstock (71081) - AC Cardstock, 12x12 Chestnut Cardstock (71048) - AC Cardstock
Wendy says, "I wanted to make a different pattern for some of the rectangles in the page so I grabbed my brads and went to town! They give a different effect to what a spotted patterned paper would have and a chance to use the gorgeous fabric brads that i have been hoarding!"
What's on the agenda for tomorrow? An awesome tutorial for making an Element monogram. You won't want to miss it!