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

3 comments:

Clara said...

So pretty, Kathy! Great to give $ in that card!!!

Tammy D said...

Very pretty Kathy. I love the paper!

Penny Duncan Creations said...

That's so pretty!!! I love are of your purses they look so real.