Monday, August 11, 2008

Card Purse and the French

I have been working on making some quick cards, for folks like me who only have about 5 minutes and still want to turn out a great card. This one was a little something I made to go in my "Clearly Creative Purse" I did for a demo swap. The purse is meant to hold a set of cards as a gift, and I couldn't just demonstrate it empty! The trickiest thing was trying to get a picture of the image through the vellum. It was difficult, very,
very difficult!

There. Better. I used Kraft and
Chocolate Chip CS, Whisper White and Vellum. Forever Yours stamp set, and the sentiment from my retiring Carte Postale set (boo hoo!). Au revoir mon Amie, you had that je ne sais quoi! Chocolate Chip and StazOn White ink were used, and markers in Cameo Coral, Pretty in Pink, Old Olive and Certainly Celery for the flowers. A little white gel pen on the scallop punched vellum, some Always Artichoke ribbon, and some nifty ghost stitch dots (?) for little flair. Voila! Simple. Oh yes, and the slit punch for my paper ribbon, and a little eyelet . So easy, just try it. The purse tutorial is here or above. Mine was made with the same materials as the card, along with the Crop-a-Dile and brads to secure the handles. Go try it, its simple and fast-like those American swimmers. Even a little french sentiment won't slow it down!

(Being that there is some French in me, there is no ill intent in my joking)

Do you like the colors I chose for this card? I saved it in my Color Q
and you can see by going to the Search and looking under any of the colors, or labels (such as friend) and click view. It's so fun saving my Color Collections for future reference, and just to share them also! You can create 3 collections for free! Try it out, let me know what you think.


Kari said...

Gorgeous card!!! I am so loving it!!! Can't wait to see it in person!!! :O)

Georgia said...

Love it!! Love it!! Wish I could see it in person too! *smile* You are soooo talented this card and purse.

Maureen said...

Very pretty! LOve the purse and the card!!

Karen said...

Might well have a go at that purse: Great idea. Love the colour combo you've used, esp the chocolate brown.