Remember that childhood game? No matter, but you can still trot on over to the Simon Says Stamp & Show blog where they're challenging participants to use buttons in their art. I've had this idea brewing in my head for awhile and now seemed the perfect time to try it out.
Using Wendy Vecchi's new Clearly For Art (clear) I created a bracelet cuff. I stamped Wendy's floral stamp (Make Mine Mini Art) in Sepia and Olive Archival Inks. I heat set the inks before punching holes for the buttons and forming the cuff.
I created a plaid pattern on manilla cardstock (Fired Brick, Scattered Straw, Vintage Photo) then overstamped with Wendy's alphabet background stamp (Art-fully Said) in Sepia Archival Ink. A bit of Glossy Accents between the Hero Arts button blanks and the cardstock held the 2 layers together. Let dry; punch the button holes and sand off the cardstock using an emery board. The buttons are sewn to the cuff with gold cord. The final touch was the Gold Paint Dabber applied to the edges of the cuff.