Monday, June 11, 2012

Fabulous Purse

If you're looking for the Merry Monday post, click here.

A while back,my fabulous friend Ruthann and I went on a "field trip" to a craft store a couple hours away from us.  It was such a fun day and the store had the largest selection of rubber stamps that we'd ever seen in one place.  Ruthann discovered some delightful purse stamps.  She bought one and I bought another.  Mine sat on the shelf and never saw ink.  Until yesterday...

I was checking out the Queen for the Day challenge at SCS and looking through Taylor's fantastic gallery. When I saw this card, I remembered this stamp and an idea was born.

I decided that the colors that Lesley chose for the Paper Players challenge would be perfect.

Then I had the brilliant idea to do a row of embossing across the top.  It looked really good so I embossed across the bottom.  Oops! the folder moved.  It moved a lot.  There was no way to salvage it.

So I cut the design away from the embossing and mounted it on another card base.

When I saw the CAS challenge at SCS this morning, A WHITE LAYER ON A WHITE BASE, -I thought, hot dog!   That mistake worked out for the best!  How often does that happen?

Then I stamped and colored another one for the Less is More challenge.  It's

time once more. 
The challenge this week is to

I thought a flourish would make a good purse holder.  And I have a new set, Everything Eleanor with a fantastic flourish stamp. What do you think?

There's a little rhinestone button on each purse. I don't think the sparkle shows in the pictures.

These were fun to make.  It was fun having some time in my craft room.

All supplies are Stampin' Up! unless otherwise noted

Card Recipe (card 1)
Stamps:  Fabulous Phrases, Purse (Impression Obsession)
Ink: Lucky Limeade, Melon Mambo, Basic Gray
Paper:  Whisper White
Other:  Blender Pen, Basic Rhinestone, Lucky Limeade Ribbon (retired)

Card Recipe (card 2)
Stamps:  Everything Eleanor, Fabulous Phrases, Purse (Impression Obsession)
Ink:  Basic Gray, Lucky Limeade, Melon Mambo
Paper:  Whisper White
Other:  Basic Rhinestone

I hope you had some fun today!  Thanks for spending some time with me.



Darnell J Knauss said...

You had a complete serendipity-doo-da-day in your craft room with fantastic results! You go girl! You should go bowling or buy a lottery ticket. (Psst, lottery ticket.)

Paper Creations by Shirley said...

Gorgeous cards ! So unique, Love the purse :)

Cynthia said...

Cute and ingenious! Using a flourish for a purse holder--SMART!! Love that purse stamp!

Anonymous said...

Bonnie, I love both of your cards. The One Layer Card is especially pretty with the flourish holding the purse.

Benzi said...

Cute, cute CAS cards. And, just the opportunity you needed to use that purse stamp. Perfect case of Taylor's card, too. Glad it all worked out and you could use it today for the SCS CAS challenge.
I really like that flourish, too.

Emily Keaton said...

That is SO cute! You are right--that flourish is perfect as a purse holder!

Chrissie said...

This is a very inventive use of your flourish Bonnie!
Super job!
Thanks so much
"Less is More"

Victoria said...

That sounds like my kind of field trip! I'm so glad you got Everything Eleanor in your new catalogue as I love it to bits and know you really wanted it too! Love both cards!

Vicky Hayes said...

These are fabulous Bonnie and I particularly like the second: what a great idea to use the flourish as a hook!

mustavcoffee, Gay Peplow said...

Hi Bonnie, Isn't it fun having crafty days with friends!!! You've made 2 brilliant cards, clever fitting them to your challenges as well, Gay xxx

Mandi said...

Fabulous card Bonnie, I hand handbag baubles on my Christmas tree so this is right up my street!
Thanks very much
"Less is More"

Colleen Dietrich said...

Hooray for happy mistakes! Boy, it's not often a mistake winds up working in your favor, huh?

The purse is a neat stamp. It has the look of being hand-sketched. Love it in pink and green - so fresh!

Karin said...

gorgeous card you made!

Stephanie Lanzalotto said...

I just love it when you make a small change to the same idea you come up with completely different products. Both cards are fabulous. I love the PP color scheme for your wonderful purse, and the idea to hang your purse on the flourish was brilliant.

Aileen said...

These are fab. Love the handbag hanging from the flourish. x

Susan said...

good save on that first card. i LOVE the LIM card...that flourish couldn't be more perfect for hanging that adorable little purse!

Deanna said...

Bonnie, how fun is this card love the purse hanging off the flourish! Super card!

Sally said...

A clever idea Bonnie & fab stamping.
Sally x

Nance Leedy said...

The first card was beautiful but the second card is FANTASTIC! Love the addition of the flourish and your coloring is gorgeous! Just lovely! Thanks for joining us at The Paper Players!

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These cards are awesome I love them all