I recently bought the Ornament punch from SU, and wanted to try and find some ways of using it that were not Christmas orientated, to demonstrate it's versatility. So what could be better than making a layered flower to decorate a handbag?
For the side panels, I have die cut the 'top note' shape from both bashful blue, and whisper white card. I deliberately then cut the white down further than the dashed line cuts, so it would look like stitching on a hand made bag. Finally I embossed the white with a dot pattern before assembling the bag.
A close up of the tag - I had to put some bling on there somewhere! The shape of the tag is made by punching a circle, then using the same circle punch to remove two symmetrical crescents.
Last but not least - who wants a boring handle? I made faux ric-rac ribbon using a 1" strip of card and the eyelet border punch staggered along both edges of the card.
I hope you like it - I certainly do as you may be able to tell by the very long post. More importantly I hope the recipient gets as much joy from it as I do.
Stamp Sets: Just Believe
Card stock: Melon Mambo, Bashful Blue, Whisper White, Perfect Plum
Inks: Perfect Plum, Bashful Blue
Punches: Ornament, Large Circle, Eyelet Border, Boho Blossoms, Word Window, Modern Label (XL).
Other: Top Note Die, Cuttlebug (non SU), ribbon (non SU), Basic Rhinestones, Neutral Buttons, Sponge Daubers, Dots embossing folder.
I am going to enter this creation in a couple of challenges this week as well, just for fun!
- cpccreativeblog.com - CPC G104 (Ok, so it isn't a scrapbook layout, but the natural world and giving gifts still instil Joy in me)
- SSC - Challenge #104 - 1 Cor. 10:17 (Using a popped up image, button and ribbon)