Wednesday, April 2, 2008

Rhinestone Cowboy

I received the True Friend set in the mail today from a trade I did on SCS. I have nothing else like this and thought I should give at least one of these "boho" sets a try. New rubber + new technique posted on SCS = craft time!

I set out to make a flowery Flap Card and then once I had the background stamped it screamed western. What is an essential closure for a western outfit? A belt buckle of course! Break out the chipboard, silver embossing powder and the big ol' Thank You stamp and you've got yourself a beltbuckle!

I embossed the chipboard 3 times and right after the 3rd time while it's still hot smoosh your stamp in there and hold for a moment. You'll then be left with faux metal. I added some rhinestone to complete the look.

You can find the toutorial on these cards here. I used the Basic Gray magnets on this and love the feel of the little snap each time I close it. So cool!

Here's a close up of the buckle:

Here is the inside with the cut out flower I intended for the front:


Linsey said...

Way cool, Sarah! I love what you did with that chipboard piece, wowza girl! sounds like a fun swap! fAbulous card, as always! I've given you a major award over at my blog if you're intested in paying it forward (and have the time--I know you're a super busy working gal!) Hugs and happy stamping~

~amy~ said...

WOWZA!!! What an absolutely magnificent belt buckle!!! Love the faux metal's perfect!

Nardi said...

What a fabulous card! Really have to try that technique out as it looks so good. TFS!

Becky said...

Very clever buckle, I love it!

Mary Dawn said...

yeehaw!! i really love how this turned out

Lorie said...

Very, very cool card you have!

Julia Aston said...

Hey Sarah - love your belt buckle - what a great technique! and it looks great on this card! I'm gonna have to try this out!!