Thursday, June 18, 2009

Party Purse

I tell you, this purse is just the cutest thing! Our second challenge at the Inklings Cyberstamp was to make one of these purses, using a template from the demo side of the Stampin' Up! website. Being late with the challenges as it was I went the simple route and printed the template on DSP so I didn't need to spend a lot more time decorating it. The paper I chose was one of the Almost Amethyst sheets from the Tea Party pack. I knew I wanted to use my favourite colour combination again (Lavender Lace, Almost Amethyst and Baja Breeze), but decided that the other two colours would be accents. Initially I wasn't going to have a second layer on the flap, but I massacred the curved slit for the closure and wanted to cover it up... I also thought it needed to be a bit sturdier with the button and brad on there too. For this second flap I just traced it out on Almost Amethyst cardstock and cut it out, stamped it and stuck it on. To get the rhinestone brad on the flower I simply pushed the prongs through one of the holes in the button. Why I put them both through the one hole I can't recall right now... but I then decided that the prongs would interfere with the purse closure if I put them through the flap, so I trimmed one with wire cutters (otherwise it would have been visible out the side or the button) and simply attached it with a mini glue dot.

The other special feature of the purse is the handle. It is Whisper White taffeta ribbon that I died with my Lavender Lace marker. I have had a little trouble with the colour running a little bit from the ribbon onto the finished card even though it seemed dry, so to play it extremely safe this ribbon has been sitting out for a couple of months to dry - to make absolutely sure!

All supplies by Stampin' Up!
Cardstock: Almost Amethyst
Stamp Set: Embrace Life
Inks: Whisper White
Accessories: Tea Party DSP, Button Bouquet buttons, Ice Circle Rhinestone brads, Flower Fusion II, Trio Flower punch, Planter Box Rub-Ons, Whisper White taffeta ribbon, Lavender Lace marker, mini glue dots


Robyn said...

Love this bag, the colour, the work on it, just great.

Nerida said...

Carol, you didnt have to tell us - it is gorgous! Colours to match!