Friday, 22 January 2021

Bags of Style in Navy and Cream

Hi everyone.  This card uses a Creative Expressions set of stamps which hasn't seen the light of day for a very long time and features some lovely handbags with frames and sentiments.  I also used a stencil from a set by Craft Sensations which I bought from The Range, and this particular set is Art Deco, with five designs and this is one of them.

I started with a piece of cream card and using a brush I added the design very softly using Faded Jeans Distress Ink.  I then stamped the handbag onto another piece of cream card using Versafine Majestic Blue ink and heat embossed it using WOW Clear Gloss Embossing Powder and fussy cut it out.  I finished the bag with a very watery soft wash of Adirondack Sunshine Yellow ink onto the piece across the front of the bag and also on the stone in the centre of the ornate badge, and then added some Glossy Accents over this central stone.  

To finish it I also stamped the sentiment and two little flowers from a set of florals which came with a magazine sometime last year I think, using the same blue ink and with a little wash of the yellow ink to the petals, and also fussy cut them out, and added theme to the stencilled layer after I had stamped the sentiment. 

I finished by adding the handbag using some silicone gel to give it a bit of dimension.

Thank you for visiting here today and I hope you will visit again soon.

I am entering this card in the following challenges:

Less is More Challenge - No. 434 Fashion and/or Accessories.
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Make Your Own Background.
Uniko Challenge - No. 63 Anything Goes + Optional Twist Use A Stencil.
AAA Birthday Challenge - No. 21 A Stencil Background.
Colour Hues Challenge - No. 10 Navy and Cream.


  1. A great card with some delicate stencil work and neat fussy cutting. It is quite interesting to get out some older stamp sets for a play now and then especially because at the time they were acquired they were probably real 'must-haves'.

  2. A real fiminine card, Pat! Love the soft background and the fading of the colour! Lovely handbag in a pretty colour, the little flower is the finishing touch. A very pretty card!

  3. So glad you pulled this stamp set out again. This card came together perfectly using our colors at Color Hues. I love the soft background as well. Thanks for joining us and I hope you have a great day!

  4. What a gorgeous and very elegant card Pat, lovely handbag stamp and beautifully coloured, I love it stamped in blue. Your made a pretty subtle background too, Kate x

  5. What an elegant card Pat. The cream card with the delicate stencilling looks so pretty and well done you with the fussy cutting out x.

  6. The soft blue stencil behind the embossed fussy cut handbag really brings your design together.
    Thanks for sharing at Uniko and Color Hues. :)

  7. Sorry to be so late to the party in commenting on your fab card, pretty colours too

    Thanks so much for your visit to my blog today and for your lovely comment on my Penny Black row of cats!

    Happy Saturday


  8. You've enabled me to get the purses stamp...perfect for my daughter who has dozens of bags. Thanks. Love your card with the navy purse design.

  9. I love your subtle stencil background. The card is very elegant. Thank you for sharing your creation at AAA Birthday. Valérie DT AAA Birthday

  10. That brilliant fussy cutting! Lovely card and such a pretty stamp ad stencil... Love the softness of the background

  11. such an elegant and stylish card, Pat! So besutiful!

  12. That's a very stylish handbag. Great stencilling too. Thanks for playing at Uniko, hope to see you join in with future challenges too. Stay safe and keep crafting!

  13. What an elegant card. I love the soft stencilling behind the handbag! Thanks for joining our AAA Birthday challenge!

  14. Beautiful CAS card. Thanks so much for joining in on the fun at Uniko. Crafty Hugs Bev x


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