Saturday, 2 November 2013

Sweet Stampin' - Shaped Card Challenge

Hello everybody, well another 2 weeks has past and it's my turn to show you my Design Team card/project for the Sweet Stampin Challenge Blog. This week's challenge is to create a SHAPED CARD (No squares or rectangles allowed) with a stamped image or element on it.

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.


Janine x


Sammy said...

Such a fabulous card! And I LOVE the inside! Just brilliant. x

mixamatoasties said...

Fabulous card. Love the shape.

Susan xx

Natali said...

Great idea for shaped card challenge. Your creation just gorgeous and elegant in colours.

Ali said...

Sorry for the late visit - been to the Metrocentre - love this!!! Gorgeous colour combo you have chosen xxx

Chris said...

It's gorgeous, Janine. Such a stylish classy handbag... I mean card!

coops said...

oh wow this is stunning Janine.fabulous handbag design and I love how it opens out ;D

xx coops xx

Gail said...

Such a fabulous project! This is adorable and it stands up so the lucky person getting this can enjoy it on their desk all day long! Just gorgeous!! --Gail

Anet's Crafting said...

Your card is beautiful Janine, I love the handbag shape and colour combination.