Black and White Purse
I made this gorgeous little purse after seeing one that Elizabeth Hurst made. She was kind enough to send me the template which I printed onto Whisper White card.
One of the things which I was able to pre-order from the new catalogue was the Newsprint Designer Series paper. Until I made this purse I hadn’t used it but I think it is going to be very versatile. So after printing my template and cutting it out I covered the purse with a piece of Newsprint DSP. The top of the purse is a piece of Basic Black cardstock (I know the colour is off but it is black) which I ran through the Big Shot, firstly with the Top Note Die and then with the Vintage Wallpaper Embossing folder. I made the handle by adding a piece of Basic Black 1/4″ grosgrain ribbon to a piece of Very Vanilla 5/8″ grosgrain ribbon. I added two Antique Pewter Jumbo Brads to the sides of the purse and tied the ribbon on the inside. I made a little flower by punching out 6 1″ circles from the Newsprint DSP and scrunching and layering them to make a gorgeous carnation-like flower. I added a velcro dot to close the purse.
Elizabeth had made some gorgeous little 3 x3″ notes to go inside and I cased one of the designs because I absolutely love it. I cut my Whisper White card 6″ x 3″, scored it in half and it through the Big shot using the Finial Press Embossing Folder on the front half only. I cut the flowers using the Simple Flower embosslit (which cuts and embosses at the same time) using Rich Razzelberry, Pumpkin Pie, Melon Mambo and Regal Rose card. I cut the Old Olive card using the Little Leaves Sizzlet to go underneath the flower.
Very simple but I absolutely love the way this turned out. I gave this to my last Hostess (Hi Lynda) as a token of my appreciation.
I’d love to hear what you think of this gorgeous purse.
Bye for now, Kris.