Tuesday, March 25, 2008
Creative Cuts and More Pink Purse
Here's another cute die cut from Creative Cuts and More. You can see how this looks open in the previous post. The holes I put the ribbon through are part of the die cut, how easy is that, I ask you? This looks fairly labor intensive, but because I started with a die cut, it was not! Remember, you can have this purse cut out of any of dozens and dozens of papers! I started by using A Chemistry With Paper's set, Stlylized Flowers. I stamped one of the solid little flowers in Pixie Pink Craft Ink randomly all over the outside of the purse. I poured on the Iridescent Ice embossing powder and heated. Then I did the piercing and faux stitching. One thing I would do differently next time is start with the piercing and faux stitching, as my Signo white gel pen was quite balky when it came in contact with the embossing powder and stray bits of glitter. It almost met its demise, as I won't tolerate recalcitrant tools in my stamp room. Either perform satisfactorily, or get out, that's my philosophy. I decided to give it one more chance, since there were extenuating glitter circumstances. Apparently, not everybody loves glitter and EP as much as I do! Then I chose and layered my flowers. I got them placed perfectly by setting the large Heidi Swap flower where I wanted it, and making a mark through the hole. I used a piece of velcro to hold the purse closed, which was not a good idea, because I ripped it when I opened it to take the picture. Creative Cuts and More sells these little magnets by Basic Gray designed specifically for this purpose, I guess I'll be buying some of those, now won't I? If you order any purse die cuts, don't forget to add a package of the slick little magnets to your cart!