Friday 20 April 2012



TGIF, Peeps! :)

It's the final day of the sneaky peeks of the April release from The Craft's Meow before the full sets are revealed tomorrow!

The Craft's Meow

Today we're showcasing a set that is FREE. That's right, F.R.E.E! If you spend $50 on your order this set could be yours at no extra cost.

What's the set, you ask? Well it's another beauty of Nina.B's and it's called 'Giddy Up'. This set is perfect for all the cowboys or cowgals, young or old! I inked up both an image and sentiment (love that western font!) for today's card:

Hi Ya Cowboy

I tried my hand at a spot of triple embossing to create an authentic looking belt buckle/sherrif's badge. Firstly, I stamped the outline of the image once on brown card (masking the central image) and embossed in gold. Then on a plain piece of cardstock, I grabbed my clear ink, smooshed it all over and embossed with clear ultra-thick embossing enamel (UTEE). I repeated this process three times and then for the fourth layer I inked up the stamp in clear ink and used basic gold embossing powder; once that gold embossing powder had melted, I stamped my image into the molten powder and let it set (the clear ink on the stamp means your stamp wont' be damaged in anyway and will release easily!) Once cool, I simply trimmed the around the sherrif element to create this buckle/badge. It shines so much more IRL - you'll have to take my word for it!

Now I just need to find a cowboy to give this to...!

I hope you've enjoyed the release so far! Be sure to check out what the rest of the TCM DT whipped up with this set as it has some fabulous images and sentiments. In fact, why not leave a comment on the TCM Blog for a chance to win this set for yourself? (Comments must be left by 9pm Pacific time)

I'm riding on outta here for today, but be sure to stay tuned tomorrow for the full release and our TCM DT Blog Hop! There's a chance for you to win the entire release!

Thanks for stopping by today!

Catch ya later (for some serious hopping!)

Card Deets
{Hi Ya Cowboy}
Stamps: Giddy Up (The Craft's Meow)
Ink: Versamark (Tsukineko)/Antiqye Linen (Distress Ink)/Rich Cocoa (Memento)
Cardstock: Fine Linen, Vintage Cream, Dark Chocolate, Kraft (Papertrey Ink)
Accessories: Gold detail EP (Stampendous)/Clear UTEE/Linen and Canvas Impression Plate (Papertrey Ink)


~amy~ said...

Way to rock the embossing Teamie...looks fabulous!!!

Lagene said...

Fantastic belt buckle!!!

Miriam Prantner said...

How cute! That belt buckle is great!

JJ Bolton said...

Cool technique on that buckle! So 3D! I'll have to check out all the other new TCM stuff too:)

Hope you have an awesome Friday and weekend Aimes!

Maureen said...

giddy up cowgal Duchess! My dad is a cowboy and would love this...he has several belt buckles too! Enjoy the start to your Friday :) HUgs!

Larissa Heskett said...

LOVE the fun look and design of you're card!! THANKS for sharing and have a FABULOUS WEEK!! =)

Els said...

A great card, Aimes!! Love the textures :)

maria f. said...

Cooool. Love what you can do with embossing powder. Great idea.

Amy Martin said...

Super cute. Loving the belt buckle. Great job.

Marlena M. said...

Awesome effect with the embossing!

Debby said...

Yeehaw indeed! Have a great weekend :)

Laurie said...

oh my! How cute is this? I love that sentiment! And the distressing is just perfect for this card! Love it all!!

Amy Kolling said...

LOVE LOVE your badge! It really looks authentic!

Beverly S. said...

Cute card! Love how you used the stamp. :)

Jenny said...

Your triple embossing looks just 'fine 'n dandy' Aimes and the 'roughed up' edges are the perfect style for a cowboy too :0)
It's a rootin toot... okay enough of the cowboy speak, its a brilliant card :0)
Jenny x

Chunyuan said...

gorgeous card. you rock the embossing technique.

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