Dots, buttons and brads have been staples of scrapbooking since the beginning when we all got excited about coloured brads! Now there’s endless variety and they can make a great finishing touch to a project, or even be the main feature.
We’d love to see your very own take on using dots, brads and buttons on your projects, whether it’s a card, a Project Life-style pocket page or a traditional scrapbook layout or even a beyond the page or mixed media project. Please just make sure you use Aussie Scrap Source suppliers in your work!
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Below are some inspiring projects from our suppliers design teams using brads, buttons and dots in fun ways.
Celine Navarro created this fun page for Basic Grey using the Carte Postale collection, including their mixed brads and Wooden Buttons. They add the perfect playful interest to an area of white space to balance her layout perfectly.
Sometimes less is more as Tonya Dirk shows here using the new My Mind’s Eye Cut & Paste collection. A single button sets off a heart, a single large brad makes the inner circle of the ‘O"’ in Wow, a few dots accent the strip of chevrons.
As if this layout wasn’t stunning enough, Heather Leopard added sunshine yellow buttons to her sunrays to add to the playful feel of this page. She has used October Afternoon’s gorgeous Summertime collection.
And of course because they’re flat, buttons, brads and dots are perfect to incorporate into pocket page scrapbooking. Here Heather has used the bright colours as accents to October Afternoon’s Daily Flash collection, and outlined them in pen to give them an extra oomph. You can see more of Heather Leopards wonderful work here.
The October Afternoon blog is full of inspiration. Here Roree Rumph created a sketch and this beautiful card from several different collections.
Finally some inspiration from Webster’s Pages, and DT member Nina Ostermann using the Recorded collection. The Chipboard Buttons even come with co-ordinating twine colours!