October 23, 2012

Show Me Your Technique

Hello everyone,

I would like to thank each and everyone for your sweet and nice comments on Thursday ( Halloween Blog Hop ) !! :)

Today,i would like to welcome you to my first Show Me Your Technique!! :)




You also wanne check out Cheryl and Cindy B and their great Techniques!!

This wasn't very easy for me,since i don't have a special thechnique in my craftings! ;) I just cut my papers...glue everything together,and put on some ribbons...rhinestones and yes,that's about it! haha
But i thought of something that i used to love to make before i became a card maker...when it was all about Layout's and Books.I used to love making my own buttons out of Polymer Clay.
And you can also use Emma's dies and stamps to create them! :)
Many pics to follow now... ( sorry )

For the first button i used 4 different Polymer Clay colors and swirled them,so they kind of would look like a lollipop at the end.
To create this,you need a white thicker base piece and roll 3 different colors of your choice and attach the to the white one.

 Now you just need to roll and roll...and when it starts to get thinner you will need to start twisting a little...
So it will start to look like this
and now,just roll it together,until you have your button as big or as small as you'll like
Add two holes ( i did after i took the photo ),bake it and ready to use!

I used Emma's ( My Creative Time ) Flower Petal Dies for my next one
Just roll your piece of Clay and press the die into it...not to hard though,so it won't stick to it and cut around the edges and add two holes




For my next one i have used one of Emma's background stamp from the Build a Banner Kit
to give it a little texture





Here is a picture after they where baked.Baked Polymer Clay is hard,kind of like plastic! ( I made a few more,that i didn't show )
The leaf to the right was made using Emma's leaf die from her Piles of Smiles
And on the blue one,i have also one of her background stamps from the Build a Banner Kit


And last but not least,a card where i used the Clay Heart Button and Emma's Tag Dies, From Our Family To Yours Stamp Set and Warm Holiday Fun


Sorry again for the many photos!!

Thank you for stopping by!! :)

Have a great day,
Cindy

38 comments:

Seahorse Creations said...

Great idea, thanks for sharing.

Craft Me This said...

That was different. Very nice.

Joan Smith said...

how cool are you....I agree very different but boy are you creative and clever!!!

Cathryn said...

Wow Cindy, this is great! I've never done something like this, looks wonderful! Love and Hugs, Cathryn :)

Crafting Katie said...

Cindy, these are amazing! I really love all of the fun ways you did this! Your card turned out adorable too!

snappy scrappy said...

Beautiful homemade buttons...love your card too! Lee-Ann :)

CherylB said...

Wow, I would never have thought to use polymer clay and Emma's stamps/dies to make buttons and flowers. What a great idea...thanks for the info on this!

Kim H said...

Cindy ~ OMG!! Shut the front door! These are beyond INCREDIBLE!! What a fun idea!!! I have never seen this before ~ ever!! Well i will be doing this for cards and layouts! Oh you card is just so BEAUTIFUL too! Seriously what a fun technique!!! Way to go!! See you have an awesome technique!!!

Kate said...

OMG Cindy this is like the most awesomeness idea ever. I LOVE it. I have missed your creations and so glad that you are back my friend. Great Picture tutorial too.

Felicia - Scrapper in the Making said...

These buttons came out Beautifully. I Love them. Great idea & technique. TFS, Smooches...

Glora said...

This looks like SO much fun to try. I LOVE it! Amazing technique! Thanks for sharing these. Hugs- Glora

scrapaholicjen said...

Love this technique! I just remembered I purchased some polymer clay years ago to make embellishments but never did! Wonder if I can find it.....

Cassandra said...

How totally cool!!! That is amazing! I LOVE the Christmas ones!!! What a neat little crafting technique!! :)

Linda V said...

Way to think outside the paper box!! Great accent to projects.

quilt4fun2 said...

I don't know why you are apologizing for how you make cards, no special techniques and too many pictures. Your cards have been beautiful and creative...your pictures are very good and explain a lot...Your button ideas are very special buttons. I get the feeling the rolled stripe is not as easy as it looks and I have the clay that I have not tried yet. You have inspired me to give this a try. You could even use these on garments or make a pin with them. Great job and technique!
quilt 4 fun 2 at hot mail dot com

Shar said...

holy moly!! These are awesome, Cindy!! Love your Christmas card too! Very happy to see you crafting again. You've been missed. :)

Cindy said...

WOW Cindy,your technique and card are FANTASTIC!I just LOVE your sweet little buttons,I am going to have to try it!Thank you for sharing,Have a great day my friend!!!:)

Kat's Kreative Corner said...

Hello Cindy, what a fantastic idea. Thank you for sharing your technique, can't wait to give it a try.

Kat

Shelly said...

Oh my gosh, what a fabulous idea! I have never thought of embellishing with clay! I just might give this a try!
Thanks so much and have a SUPER day!
Shelly

Lara said...

Cool, I never would have thought of any of this! Nice work!

Susan said...

I love the buttons-what a cute idea!

Danielle Lee said...

Too cute! Love the look of the ones you rolled. Definitely sharing this with my daughter. She's the clay queen in our house.

Creative M said...

This is amazing!very creative!TFS

Lisa said...

I think this is just so cute and clever. What a awesome way to think outside the box. Love it.

Lady Fair said...

Awesome buttons! I would love to try this.

Georgi Girl said...

How fun! Love it! I can't wait to try it. :)
Hugs,
georgifelix at verizon dot net

liz at liz's paper loft said...

oh my goodness these are so crazy cool! thank you for sharing!!!

Esther said...

Wow, really cute buttons!!!! Fabulous card too!

Kristi said...

WOW! That is darling! I have stuff to do this, but have never done work with polymer clay! LOL

Mickey's Craft World said...

Awesome technique...will try it for sure!!

Mickey

Brenda said...

OMGosh your clay buttons are so darn cute!! I love this idea, thanks for sharing on how to make!

Momof4inArlington said...

What wonderful ideas!

Karen B said...

Wow these seem like a lot of fun to do. Very nice card too.

kdnkdd

Christine said...

Great idea. I haven't worked with clay before...this might be fun to give it a try. Your buttons turned out great. --C

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Jeanne said...

Okay...so if this is your first Show Me Your Technique...I can't wait to see what's next! This is such a great tutorial!! :)

Kathy Salido said...

This is a really great technique. thanks for sharing!!

Crafty Moni said...

Cute thanks for sharing:)

Peace, Love, & Cricut Hugs!
Monica L.