Thursday, February 17, 2011

Buttonwood Trees



There's birch. Maple. Oak. Cottonwood. Why not a buttonwood tree? It would certainly make a whole lotta crafty people happy!

Today I'm waltzing with Waltzingmouse Stamps with this soft and serene buttoned woodgrain card. I stamped the circular tree tops from Teeny Trees in a random fashion in shades of sage and brown and accented each large top with a button. This panel then was adhered to the top of an embossed solid piece of cardstock. The piece is finished with a sentiment from the same set.

Supplies Used:
Cardstock: (Vintage Cream) PTI, (Sage Shadow) SU

Stamps: (Teeny Trees) Waltzingmouse Stamps
Ink: (Sage Shadow Pigment) SU, (Vintage Photo, Antique Linen Distress) Ranger
Embellishments: (Buttons) Fiskars, (Burlap String) May Arts, (Woodgrain Embossing Folder) Craft Concepts

54 comments:

  1. Lovely card Karen, I love the texture and dimension. I always love seeing what everyone comes up with for the WMS waltzes. Thanks for sharing, Robyn

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  2. Love the soothing colors! And that texture! I need a woodgrain embossing folder...;)

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  3. Ooooooh Karen I love this. I love the woodgreain texture on the cardbase and the colour scheme is fabulous. :)
    Buttonwood trees would be pretty cool.

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  4. Gorgeous.. I am always in love with your creations :)

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  5. Oh Karen this is fab. The colours are scrummy. One of my favourite SU colours too. Teeny Trees is on my wish list. Fabby card.
    Have a super day!

    Ali x

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  6. You work is beautiful, Karen. I'd love those stamps too! :D

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  7. wow! absolutely beautiful, Karen! love love how you used the stamps! i adore this yummy card! =)

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  8. So pretty! Love the texture with the woodgrain and the buttons.

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  9. This is such a fun card, Karen. Your wooden textured background is perfect for your button trees. Great job!

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  10. Love the colors...very soft and soothing...true Karen card!

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  11. I LOVE this buttonwood card!! Great way to use Teeny Trees and those colours and so soft and gorgeous!!

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  12. YUM! Love the color scheme, the circles in various colors, and the background texture is perfect for this!

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  13. such clever design work here and i love the colors you've used to make your own patterned paper!

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  14. Oh your woodgrain embossing folder is sooo fab! Never seen that type before, it's so realistic! The colors and soft swirly circles/buttons complete the soft, serene look!

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  15. Wonderful CAS design here! love the embossed bg adn your circle stampings - the brown buttons add just the right accent!

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  16. Such a fabulous design, very clean and simple. Love the border you've made with teeny trees and great embossed backing! Lovely!

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  17. You aren't kidding about the Buttonwood Tree! I just stumbled upon Waltzingmouse and I like so much of what I see there!

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  18. Ooh, I love this. Love the woodgrain embossing and your color scheme. And isn't Teeny Trees the absolute best?!

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  19. Love that dotted circle strip on top of that woodgrain impression! Perfection Karen!

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  20. Oooo, beautiful texture and colors! I wish I could plant one of those in my yard!

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  21. love the simple rustic feel of this.

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  22. LOVE the wood grain embossing!!!! This card is fabulous, love the colors! :-)

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  23. Great card, the woodgrain texture makes it special!

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  24. What great texture... and the tiny trees remind me of looking into a pool or something fun... soothing is a good word.

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  25. I love the subtle colors you used to stamp the circles and the woodgrain embossing is perfect!

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  26. Perfect woodgrain base and beautiful soft colors.

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  27. Class and simple... and great colors, I like your card !

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  28. Beautiful card. I love simple card and buttons.

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  29. Ooh, great colors--your buttons are perfect!

    Chris L.

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  30. Should I chime in with 30 other species? (that would be the dendrologist in me sneaking out!)
    I want a button wood tree too!

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  31. Beautifully done! Love the colors and the woodgrain embossed background.

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  32. Love the fun texture and the fun use of the circular tree tops!

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  33. Ooh, aaah! Now this is my kind of card. A Buttonwood tree? Why not! I adore every aspect of this card from the incredible colour combination to the fluidity of texture. This is glorious!

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  34. LOVE this!! Gonna have to scraplift this!

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  35. Love the graphic circles on the blue wood grain - such a perfect juxtaposition :)

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  36. What a great idea! Love how you paired these stamps.

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  37. Super cute card Karen! Love all the circles and buttons!

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  38. I love, love, LOVE this one!! I love the colors, the dimension you've added via embossing and buttons, the fun pattern and simple sentiment! And I'm not just saying that because you left the sweetest comment on my blog! ;) I'm going to have to case this one...

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  39. Very cool, modern card! The circles are so fun, and I love their subtlety! And the buttons are so sweet!

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  40. what an awesome background!! and congrats on your moxie fab win - i knew your card was going to win for sure!!!

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  41. Hi Karen,
    What an awesome card! I love your "buttonwood trees" - this design is wonderful!
    Hugs!

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  42. mmmm. love this. REALLY love this! I haven't seen that set, but love the button centers, woodgrain & your colors!!! those colors are sooooo pretty together!

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  43. Very different, very creative....the colors are lovely together.

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  44. Pretty color combo. and I like the woodgrain embossing.

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  45. I am totally on board! Where can we get our button wood trees?? ;D Fun idea, lovely card, very cool colors!!

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  46. WOW... the colours on this card are just beautiful together, and I am loving the woodgrain background. Beautiful!!

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  47. this is absolutely gorgeous color combo. love the textured tree and the how you incorporated tiny trees with your buttons.

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  48. This is a natural beauty, Karen!!! LOVE the texture of the woodgrain embossing and the colors you used to stamp the tiny trees!!!

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  49. I love these colours and the treetops. And guess what? There are buttonwood trees! We have them in Bermuda - they're part of the mangrove tree family. :)

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