Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Treat for A Pony

Great minds think alike, or at least choose the same stamp to feature at One Crazy Stamper.  Madge, a fellow dt member, featured this cute image a couple of weeks ago, and now here's my version of the same image.

This is Whimsy Stamps artist Crissy Armstrong's "Good Pony" image, which I have colored with Copics.  The pony's eye and the red apple both received a coat of Diamond Glaze, and then I cut the image out with Spellbinders Label 25.  After cutting the image out, I noticed that the shape resembles that of a belt buckle, so for the mat I inked up a Cuttlebug embossing folder with black, and used the folder like a letterpress.  After embossing, I ran a Tsukineko Silver Metallic ink pad over the raised parts of the mat, creating the look of a metal belt buckle.  The brown cardstock behind the buckle represents the belt itself.
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  1. The image is gorgeous, beautifully coloured. Love the embossed buckle panel, great idea xx

  2. I LOVE this. It completely looks like a belt buckle, that was my first thought before I even read your description. The embossing and stamping give it such dimension, great job!
    {Hugs} Barb

  3. Shari, the belt buckle idea is absolutely ingenius!! Love it! Great minds do think alike in choosing stamps, but you spin it to a new level.
    ~ rubber hugs ~

  4. This is such a gorgeous card. Really love how you did the border to look like a buckle, thanks for playing with us at SAS4Kids, blessings Hilde

  5. What an awesome card! Love the image and the belt buckle look! Thanks for sharing it with us at Send a Smile 4 Kids. Hope to see you back again soon!

  6. What brilliant colouring and super-cute image! :) Fabulous card!

    Thanks so much for joining us at the Joanna Sheen Challenge,



  7. I just love how you have made it into a belt buckle and your coloring is beautiful! Thank you for joining us @ SAS 4 Kids in our "Animal Cards for Kids" challenge :)