Sunday, September 16, 2012

Cricut Artiste Western Theme Card

As I was looking through the stamps that coordinate with the Cricut Artiste cartridge I received from Melanie, I came across one that reminded me of a belt buckle. I immediately thought I needed to do a western theme card with it...and so I did! This particular stamp set didn't come with the bundle. One of the good things about CTMH is they produce other sets that coordinate with the Cricut cartridges besides just the ones that come with the bundles.

Supplies Used:
Cricut Artiste
CTMH Casual Expressions Stamp Set
Gold Embossing Powder
Silver Embossing Powder
Heat Gun
Versamark Ink
Paper Studio pattern paper
Mica Stardream cardstock
Various cardstock
Various Inks/Markers
Mounting Foam

I cut the shape out of Mica Stardream cardstock and then stamped on the image with Versamark and added embossing powder. It is very easy to get the stamps lined up since they are clear but I always cut one or two extra images just in case I screw up. I did have to hand cut the stars after stamping and embossing them but it didn't take long to do those.

I folded strips of the denim paper to make them look like belt loops and added on the sides of the "belt buckle".

I used mounting foam to give dimension to the belt buckle and the starts. You can also see the loops a little better in this picture. The ends were folded under the "leather belt" to make it look more realistic.

While I haven't had much time to play with all my goodies lately I am hoping to have some time soon to really see what this cartridge can do!

If you are interested in ordering the Cricut Artiste Bundle just contact MELANIE and she will glad to assist you!


  1. Love this, there is so much you can do with that cart. The buckle you did is just fabulous!