Thursday, 27 January 2011

Quick button tutorial

This was going to be a video but I didn’t get organised till late so I’ve done a quick photo tutorial for those of you that asked for one.  Apologies for the bad lighting.

You can either punch out or draw the shape of the button you want out of chipboard or card.  I tend to draw mine freehand because I am always in a hurry lol. 

You will need your punched/cut shape, a small pattern/text stamp, dye ink pad and blending tool, Versamark (or similar) ink pad, UTEE (Ultra Thick Embossing Powder), a 1/8th” punch or a pokey tool to make the holes for the button, tweezers and a heat gun.

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Stamp the pattern/text on your shape and ink the edges.  Punch out two holes

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Press the shape onto the ink pad and coat with UTEE.  I find holding the shape with a tweezers in the two holes helps to keep the holes clear as the UTEE melts and also saves burnt fingers lol.  See how chunky that UTEE is?

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Heat the UTEE till melted.  Don’t worry about the patches that have no UTEE on, by the third application of ink and UTEE this will smooth out.

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Nearly there

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After the 3rd coat the button is lovely and domed and shiny (except this one has my grubby fingerprints all over it because I didn’t clean them off before I took the last photo hence it not having the lovely glossy shine that it does have after a quick rub with a cloth!)

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hugs

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50 comments:

  1. Great tutorial Bev!! HUgs, Frea

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  2. great Bev....thakn you.....

    Hugs
    Judith

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  3. Stunning tutorial and yes it will be easy to follow. With love and hugs Shirleyxxxxxx

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  4. Oh this is fab BEv I will link you up on my blog sweetie to share this.

    they look fabulous and loving your new blog header too :D

    Ali x

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  5. Fab new blog header.

    Thanks for sharing the 'how to'.

    Toni :o)

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  6. Thankyou Bev for a clear and precise tutorial! Ruby x

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  7. Whoo-hoo!! Thanks so much for the tutorial, Bev! I do believe I can even do this!! Well, guess I better go get some UTEE first... thought I had some....hmmm....
    Hugs,
    Teri

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  8. Thank you so much Bev, this is brillant, easy and inspirational. Thank you also for the email regarding the crackle paint, much appreciated and loving the new look blog!!

    Hugs, Barbara xx

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  9. Fab turorial Bev, thanks for the tip.
    Fae xx

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  10. Gorgeous buttons! Thanks for the tutorial! I think I will have to get some of that UTEE and give this a go.

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  11. Very easy-to-follow tutorial and also thanks cos I downloaded two of your gingham papers as well, Hazel x

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  12. Hi Bev,

    Thank you very much for this very helpfull tuto.

    Lyse

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  13. Thanks for the tutorial - your button is just gorgeous!
    That's another crafty item that I really MUST have - UTEE! LOL
    Love, Andrea xx

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  14. THANKYOU.. Great tutorial. Very Easy to follow.
    Tricia :O)

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  15. THANKYOU.. Great tutorial. Very Easy to follow.
    Tricia :O)

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  16. what a fab tutorial bev, i have a candy on my blog if you would like to pop over, as your always offering candy's i thought you ight like to enter one instead lol

    hugs sandra

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  17. Wow, what a transformation! Really beautiful x

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  18. Fab tutorial Bev

    LOVE the buttons and am fired up to have a go!

    I often find image tutorials easier to follow than video - you can take it in at your own pace.

    BIG thank-you.

    Hugs
    Elaine x

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  19. Fab tutorial hun ! As always very easy to follow and a light hearted slant.
    Please let me into your secret ...... how do you work, look after your babies, design and make such fantastic cards and make embellishments ? Do you have womething that makes time stretch - if so can I have some !
    You are ammmmazing

    Hugs
    Julie

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  20. Thank you for the tutorial, that button is fab!

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  21. Hi Bev. Thanks for the great tutorial. Donna

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  22. Thank you bev, I'll have to try that myself now I know how to! Mary G x and I didn't even notice a new blog header, just saw the comments down the left hand side - I'm off for a peep

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  23. Thanks for a great tutorial Bev the buttons are just so cute! Chanelle xxx

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  24. This is great. THANK YOU. Regards, Helen

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  25. FAb tut, Bev - you end up with such a great result!! Thanks for posting this! Juliexx

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  26. Hi What a fanrastic effect and for once I have all the stuff to do it now . I am off to have a go !! Thankyou Kitty :)

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  27. Brilliant tutorial Bev - thanks!
    Hugs
    Christine x

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  28. Brilliant Bev - love it. The new look to the blog is a beauty too. Your tutorials are a joy to follow. Thank you so much.
    Paula (PEP)

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  29. Lovely tutorial Bev! Easy to follow due to your pics. Thank you.
    Hugs Yolanda

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  30. Awesome Tute Bev~~Also I love your new blog Header!!!
    Hugz

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  31. Great tutorial, easy to follow. Love your blog header.
    hugs

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  33. The Button is Gorgeous!!! After 3 coats with UTEE it looks Beautiful!!! :o)

    And your New heading of your blog is Beautiful too! :o)

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  34. Nice tutorial! Thanks for sharing!

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  35. Wow, wow, wow! Love this button! Gonna have to get me some UTEE now! Thanks for the tutorial, Bev. Warmest wishes, Lesley

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  36. Hi Bev, Thank you for the wonderful tutorial on using UTEE. I had forgotten how great it is to use!! Your heart button is gorgeous!!
    Hugs,
    Suzan Laverty

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  37. Great tutorial thanks for Sharing Bev. Also want to say that as usual your creation are gorgeous, I pop and have a look almost everyday but usually too lazy to leave a comment.
    hugs
    Sue xo

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  38. Great tutorial. Thanks for sharing

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  39. Beautiful. Thanks for the tutorial.
    Hugs Jacqueline

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  40. OOhhh how lovely is that!! Yup, UTEE is coming back out of the drawer hahaha!!

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  41. thanks a Lot! Looks anreal beautiful!!

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  42. Thanks so much for this wonderful tutorial, Bev! You are such a doll! Hugs, Lori P

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  43. this looks so real, thanks for the tutorial Bev x

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  44. Thanks for the tut Bev, off to get some UTEE...

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  45. this is great, and so easy!!

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Bev x

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