The card is a piece of cream-colored cardstock. I stamped it with a sheet music stamp and added a piece of newsprint scrapbook paper that I covered with matte multi-medium mixed with Frayed Burlap Distress Stain. A piece of canvas-textured scrapbook paper was cut with Tim Holtz's On the Edge Ticket Postage die and grunged to form the background for the grapes. This piece was laid aside until I made my "button grapes" .
To make the grapes I started with a piece of Ranger Gloss Paper and that I covered with a combination of Sail Boat Blue, Cranberry, and Eggplant alcohol inks. I cut the paper with Sizzix Buttons #5 die. The buttons were stamped with a variety of vintage images in Tsukineko Brilliance - Archival Pigment Ink in Moonlight White. I added shading and highlights with Picket Fence and Black Soot Distress Markers. After laying out the buttons in the "grape pattern" that I wanted on top of the Postage-edged background, I took a picture of it my phone and used that as my template for sewing the buttons onto the paper with embroidery floss.
I finished my card with a "Thanks A Bunch" sentiment.
I'm so glad I finished this card. I really enjoyed working on this project. I think I'll submit it to Country View Crafts' Die Cut challenge. Now it's time to call it a night and pack for a business trip that begins tomorrow. Have a great weekend.
Until next week -- Mary Elizabeth.