Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Whatever Challenge Wednesday -- Faux leather purse 2S4Y #55

Whatever Challenge Wednesdays features a challenge from the blogosphere, chosen randomly.
Here's our pick for this week:

Hi everyone,

Today I chose to play with the girls at 2 sketches 4 you! here's this week's sketch:

Here's my version, a little card/purse/gift card holder (finished size : 5 ½ X 4):

First the flower was made in pretty in pink and old olive CS with the extra-large flower punch , there everywhere theses days, I also sprayed it with some homemade shimmer mist but as usual, it doesn't show on the picture. I hand stiched the edges to really make a purse look.

I used a FAUX leather technique that is soooooooo simple :versamark your cardstock every where, add clear embossing powder and BEFORE heating the powder, run you're bone folder across the take off curvy lines of embossing powder, then heat to melt the remaining powder.

Here you can see that the purse doesn't fold flat, in fact it's a 5½ X 11 piece of CS scored at 4, 4½, 5 and 9. WHY?? ... because it's hiding a little surprise for someone special.

Velcro closure, beads on a wire for handle, a mat for sentiment and handwritten message and a GIFT CARD HOLDER.

here's how its holding in place. I wrapped around a piece of satin ribbon vertically around the pretty in pink CS and stuck a inch piece horizontally, so simple, I wonder why I never thought of it before.

Have a nice stampin' day.


Smita said...

This is gorgeous!! I love your faux leather look and the inside of the card is done beautifully too...

Super take on the brilliant sketch at 2S4Y!!


Marie-Précieuse said...

Vraiment beau Gen!! J'aime beaucoup ta fleur, même sans les brillants. Et l'effet du cuir est très réussi. Puis la grosse boucle qui tient la carte, ingénieux. C'est tout toi finalement!! :)

Eveline said...


MissKoolAid said...

Très joli! J'aime l'idée du ruban qui tient la carte cadeau. Très ingénieux.

Cindy Major said...

Wow, absolument magnifique! J'adore les couleurs et la façon dont le ruban est noué à l'intérieur est vraiment bien pensée!


Stacey Schafer said...

beyond cute! thanks for sharing this darling creation with us at 2S4Y:)

Marie-Claude Bastien said...

Super! Mais personne n'a remarqué la bandouillère? Même si on ne voit pas le brillant de ta belle fleur, je trouve que les billes resplendissent! Beau travail!

Cheryl Nelson said...

wowzers! this could not be more fabulous! LOVE this in every way possible!

Sylvia said...

Wonderful card and take on the sketch!

Kazan Clark said...

oh my goodness - wow! This is so stylish, so elegant! and so beautifully created.
Thanks for playing along with us at 2S4Y this week

Artnova said...

Fantastyczny pomysł! Śliczny prezent dla kogoś wyjątkowego.

Sylvia said...

Congratulations! You are a winner!

Sylvia said...

OMG .. this is amazing!!! CONGRATS on making the 'Card of the Week'.. sooo well deserved!!!!
{hugs} Sylvia

Katrina said...


Stacy W. said...

Too cute. Will have to give this a try! TFS

Juanita B said...

Tr`es magnifique! That is one of two French phrases that I know, LOL. I would LOVE to learn the entire language.

This is one of the best interpretations I've seen, pure genius. TFS.

Valarie (vampme3) said...

OMG! This is the cutest thing I have seen in a long time!!!! Wonderful! tfs