As you all know i LOVE things that sparkle and shine especially these gorgeous diamante buckles. Recently i seem to have a tendency of using them ALLLLLL the time, card making, scrapbooking, favour boxes. I actually even thought of adding them onto clothes somehow, but that idea hasn’t worked that well yet. Although i might try making a hair band using these… hmmm… watch this space
Sparkly diamante buckles are sooooo versatile for all sorts of cards so here’s a few samples.
Heart shaped diamante buckle on purple background
I used a heart shaped diamante buckle to make a purple themed card. The backing is a metallic mirror card from Kanban, if you look closely you can see the back of the diamante buckle reflecting in the card. I also added some purple gems to decorate the card. I had this lovely organza ribbon lying around in my craft stash, as you can see the ribbon fits just perfectly.
Tracey made a wedding card using the heart buckle. As you can see you don’t always need to use ribbon that fits perfectly. Wide organza ribbon works perfectly as it is quite soft and easy to work. All you do is simply slide the ribbon through to give it a nice ruffled effect. Tracey used ivory chiffon ribbon for her card.
Diamante buckles with ivory organza ribbon.
To be honest, i have bought other ribbon sliders in the past and the quality hasn’t been too great, I’ve had these buckles specially made for me. You’ll notice that each diamante gems is individually set. Also the back of the buckles are a nice silver which gives the gems more of a sparkly shine!
Back view of diamante buckle
Finally . . . . not only do i use these for my cards, my friend recently got married so i wrapped her present with some organza ribbon and what better to finish off the box than a diamante buckle to tell her how much i love her.
Using a diamante buckle to decorate a favour box
I think the chocolate organza ribbon works really well and looks absolutely gorgeous. I’m very happy with this ribbon as it holds its shape really well, I’ve used some before and it was really floppy this also cuts well without fraying.
Diamante buckle with chocolate organza ribbon