Hi there crafty friends. I made this card to send to someone in Australia and am hoping that she has received it in time for her birthday today. The postage service to there can be a bit variable, and I could perhaps have sent it a little sooner than I did. Anyway when she receives it I hope she likes it. It was made using one of the bags from a set by Creative Expressions called Bags of Style.
For the background I started with a snippet of white stamping card and stamped and embossed using WOW EP White Pearl, and a stamp from a set by Chocolate Baroque called Lily and then stamped using Adirondack Stonewashed ink with a stamp from a set called Poppy Meadow . I also used a Crafty Individuals Crackle Background stamp for extra texture. I stamped it in my hand using my fingers to support it, just to get little touches of it using Adirondack Stonewashed and Distress Ink Picked Raspberry. I finished by embossing with a Cuttlebug embossing folder called D'Vine Swirls and on removing from the folder I inked the edges and the swirls with some more Stonewashed ink and Picked Raspberry. I layered this on to a piece of dark blue card.
I then found some more snippets/scraps of dark blue card and die cut using a Spellbinders die D- Lites called Grate Works which I cut into four, and filled three of the four corners with it. The piece of card from which it was cut I decided to use as a mat which I paired up with another mat, which I had cut but never used, using a SB die called Captivating Squares, the second size die, which I distressed using Adirondack Stonewashed and DI Picked Raspberry, using it sparingly just to give the mat a more lilac tone.
I used another snippet of white card and with WOW EP Metallic Silver stamped and embossed one of the handbag stamps, and then I decided to use WOW EP White Pearl over the top of the top piece of the handbag to fill in the pattern. So I went over it with a Versamark Pen and then used the embossing powder. It didn't quite have the effect I thought it would but decided to leave it. I then paper pieced the handbag using a leftover section of the background card and a piece of paper which I coloured using blending foam and Stonewashed ink for the handle and the bottom of the bag.
I finished by layering it up on to a white square card and stamped a sentiment on a snippet of white card using Stonewashed ink and then distressed the edges with the Stonewashed and Picked Raspberry ink as for the topper.
Thank you for stopping by today, and I hope you enjoy the upcoming weekend.
I am entering the following challenge:
Pixie's Crafty Workshop Challenge No. 128, where we have to use up snippets of card and paper, and I have used quite a lot of snippets of white and dark blue card. This is also my third entry for a special challenge that Di is running which is to enter three cards in two weeks.