The purse itself was cut from Very Vanilla cardstock. But before assembling, I stamped the floral spray from ‘Elements of Style’ (wood: 118611, clear: 120045) in Black StazOn and colored in with the Watercolor Crayons ‘Brights‘ collection and a blender pen and ‘outlined’ with the addition of the ‘River Rock‘ crayon from the Neutrals crayons for a 3D look. I also sponged it with More Mustard ink and a sponge dauber to ‘antique’ it.
I then cut a 2 1/2 x 2 1/2 piece of More Mustard cardstock and lay it over the purse top portion of the die and cut it plus a strip for the handle. I embossed the handle and top as shown with the ‘Vintage Wallpaper’ embossing folder and adhered the purse flap with our stick glue and then cut off the purse tip and used my sponge dauber to bring out the embossed pattern. I adhered the handle with glue dots and embellished the entire purse with Pearls and also Dazzling Details glitter glue.
The flower is two punches of the largest blossom on the Boho Blossoms punch. I distressed the flowers with a bone folder until they came apart and ended up with four layers of very soft paper. I crumpled them up and punched a 1/16th inch hole through the middle and put a silver mini brad in to hold it together. I actually stuck a pearl on top of the brad (no one is the wiser so far, LOL!) and sponged the edges a bit. The leaves are from the Bird Builder punch–I think I use those leaves more than the bird itself, LOL!. I held the top closed with a Dimensional, but I suppose if you want it to hold a gift and be reusable, you can use Velcro coins.
So, how did I do? Is it annoying to have the live links to where you can purchase the products I am talking about? You’d be surprised how many emails I get… ‘where do I buy that…’ REALLY? Rule of thumb, I don’t show it, unless I sell it! So good news, I sell it! And remember, you can only get the Petite Purse die in April–until the new catalog comes out in June… can you LIVE that long without it? I think NOT!