For my challenge card I create a handbag - this is my take on a Fendi bag. All the templates I searched for were designed to be cut out of one piece of A4 card - making the final bag really small. So after finding a template shape I really liked (this was a download file) I adapted it so that the front panel and each bag side including the folding vent could be cut out of an A4 pieces of card, making the completed bag a good size. I stamped the body of the bag with my leafy swirl stamp and versamark ink as I wanted to create a delicate watermark look. I used a Velcro dot on the top of the bag so it could be opened and closed easily, and because I used a valley fold vent inside it also stands up perfectly. I also diecut some embellishments to hang from the bag, one of which has a greeting on it.
I made a small envelope pocket and attached it on the inside, and I stamped a small greeting card to pop inside. I wanted the inside of the bag to look neat so I lined the top clasp section and covered the ends of the ribbon with the same paper as the front.
Here's what I used:
Template: Becky Roberts - Tres Chic Handbag
Papers: Deep Cream CS, Parchment Cream Paper, First Edition 'Desert Blooms'
Dies: Spellbinder Shapeabilities 'Damask Accents' and 'Persian Motifs'
Stamp: Clarity - Leafy Swirl
Other: Ribbon, Versamark, Cutting Machine
So why not drop by Sweet Stampin' Challenge Blog and check out what Shaped Cards my fabulous Design Teamies have created to inspire you. While you're there why not enter your card or project into the challenge - don't forget it must include a stamped image/element on it. This week's sponsor and prize is from THE HOBBY HOUSE and the monthly draw sponsor is The Ribbon Girl.
I look forward to seeing what you create.