Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Victorian Style Purse/Pocketbook Card

I thought I would try a different style pocketbook card and I'm happy with the results...I have a beautiful, vintage purse from the 1920's and I used that as my inspiration for this birthday card for a dear friend...

I drew my shape on card stock and then cut it out..The lovely, floral paper reminds me of a tapestry type of material...I added two rows of a heavy, gold lace to the top and it has a little, shimmery sparkle to it, but the camera doesn't pick that up too well...I finished the old fashioned Victorian look with a big, soft pink, stick on jewel for the clasp and a few pearls in a very different color, for accent...They are not quite gold and not quite beige, either...beigey-gold, I guess...The handle is a rose colored ribbon..

I like the shape of this card and will make more...Inside I stamped the sentiment with Tim Holtz's Distress ink in my favorite Victorian Velvet..Next up will be a tag for my ArtHaven group..The theme is "By the beautiful Sea" and I'm really looking forward to playing in this swap..

Thank you for all of your wonderful comments and for taking the time to visit my blog...I would love to hear what you think of this purse card..Hope everyone is enjoying the beginning of summer....Kathy

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Purse/Pocketbook Card

I love making these die cut cards and here's another one...I made this little purse/pocketbook card for my cousin's birthday next week..I hope she doesn't peek at my blog...

I cut the shape of the purse out of card stock and then added the stripe and check papers..I edged the purse with Distress Ink from Tim Holtz in Victorian Velvet, to give it a little depth...Love the color... Next came the fun part adding the white lace to the edge of the flap, the pink and white pearls along the top edge and the pretty pink, paper rose from Petaloo..The handle is a soft green ribbon...I stamped Happy Birthday on the inside in the Victorian Velvet...The card opens from bottom to top...

I would love to hear your comments about my purse card, if you have a minute...As always, I appreciate you stopping by my blog and I will have more art soon.............Kathy