Friday, September 9, 2011

Purse shaped card

I just discovered this fleur de lis paper in the DCWV Travel Stack and HAD to use it.
I grabbed this oblong shape from Gypsy Wanderings, using my Gypsy, I welded it into a purse shaped card measuring 5 1/2" x 4 1/4" so it will fit in a standard A2 envelope. The flap is a tag shape (also from Gypsy Wanderings) I welded to the blue fleur de lis layer.  Originally, I designed this flap to open to revel the sentiment but decided I liked it better embossed on the bottom corner.

Here is the full height of the card, including the ribbon handle. I love the fleur de lis paper, but I grabbed the center compass from another patterned paper (I punched it out with a 1 1/2" circle punch) and added a 1 3/4" layer to match the card base too.  The base is cut from a worn paper looking cardstock (also from the Travel DCWV paper stack).

I added a button to the center of the compass medallion, adding just a little bit of dimension. A second button adorns the bow on the left side of the handle. I inked all the paper edges with some brown ink and a finger dauber, I love the aged look this simple technique adds. 

I embossed the Scrappy Mom's sentiment using super fine gold metallic embossing powers. I had a little issue getting a clean impression on the foiled paper, but I think it turned out fine.

Here you can see the fine details in the foil papers... I love it.

And one last look at my little bow.  I use a bow-easy to get this uniform look on such a small bow.

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10 comments:

Christine America Real said...

Oh this is so elegant! I just love it AND I have that paper! I love your little bow, you did a really good job on this Cheryl! Love it!

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abusybee - DoubleClick Connections said...

So nice! Great design and papers!

Davi said...

What a fab card Cheryl!! Love the little purse and the pretty dp you used for it.The flap and beautiful medallion of quite lovely. So glad you shared in our Challenge at The Pixie Cottage this week :)

NanaConnie said...

Great shaped card, Cheryl! Love the medallion. So glad you joined us at Tuesday Throwdown this week. Hope to see you again soon.
NanaConnie TT DT

Sharon said...

OH WOW!!!!!!! Awesome!!!! Love it! :)

Deedee Anderson said...

Very fun shaped card. That paper is pretty, and the medallion is fabulous. Thanks for sharing this with us at Tuesday Throwdown! :-)

Adrian said...

Great job!

Debican said...

Another fabulous card. TFS
Hugs, Debi

Cheryl said...

I love your purse shaped card! Thank you for joining our “Thinking of You” challenge at Sentimental Sundays .

~Cheryl~
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kurlygirl said...

This is gorgeous! Thanks for joining us for Sentimental Sundays Sympathy/Thinking of You Challenge and I hope you join us again next time!

~Heather
Kurly-Q