Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Clock themed purse and gift card set

I feel good now and can move on to some other projects.  I finished the last set of gift cards and matching purse (card holder) that I was working on.  This double sided scrapbook paper is one of my favorites.  I've made a gift card set with the same paper a while ago.
Here are a front and side view of the purse.  I'm sure the ribbon I used was a leftover from some gift I received a while ago, but it worked well with these colors.
 The left side is a piece from the scrapbook paper and the right side piece is from another packet of clock-themed paper I have.  I simply placed a brown ribbon down the center where the 2 pieces meet.  The 'Time' was stamped and then cut with a spellbinders die.
For the other card I cut out one of the clocks from the scrapbook paper and again used a piece of paper from a Bo-Bunny packet as the background layer.  A friend of mine has the Tim Holtz clock die and months ago we cut out several of them.  I found the die cuts hiding in my stash and thought it would work well with one of these cards.
 On the left I ran a layer of burgundy card stock through the cuttlebug with the sizzix 'pocket watch' texture fade.  Then, using my finger, I applied metallic rub ons to the embossed surface.  A piece of the scrapbook paper covers the bottom half of the card with some decorative ribbon attached where the 2 pieces meet.  The phrase is from a Tim Holtz Stampers Anonymous set that I cut with a spellbinders die after stamping on a piece of card stock.
The right side card is simply cut from the scrapbook paper, layered on black, and then placed on a burgundy card.  The phrase was stamped and then cut with a spellbinders fancy tag.
I also found some '7 gypsies' paper that I had to use with these cards.  Each of these cards is using some of that paper to compliment the scrapbook paper I was working with.  The words I used on both these cards come from a set by Cornish Farms.  And once again I used spellbinders dies to cut and layer the words I stamped for the cards.  The little corner embellishments are small square and round pieces that I've had for a long time.  I don't even know where or when I got them.
 This card uses a sizzix texture fade called 'steampunk'.  It came in the package with the 'pocket watch' texture fade.  Seeing the gears gave me the idea to attach the 'gears' in the upper right corner.  Those metal pieces were found in the jewelry area of Michael's.  One package of them includes a whole bunch of both large and small gears.
The words stamped on this card are from a set from Stampers Anonymous. 
I attached a very thin decorative ribbon where the scrapbook paper meets the embossed layer.
 The decorative edge on the top card was created with an EK Success border punch.  I attached a thin ribbon down the right side also.  I used corner punches on the 2 left side corners and added a gold brad for a little color.  It may be difficult to see, but there is a clear sticker on both of the cards.  I've had these stickers forever in various sizes and decided it was time to use them.
The right side of the bottom card uses a piece from the Bo-Bunny pack I have that matches this scrapbook paper so well.  The 'time' stamp is from Stampers Anonymous.  It is stamped on the Bo-Bunny paper and then layered on gold metallic and brick red paper.  The decorative ribbon is attached where the 2 decorative papers meet.  A decorative corner punch was used on the 2 right side corners of this card.
 And here are the first 2 cards I made when doing this batch of cards.   Both of these cards have a layer that is from a core'dinations pack.  I ran both through the cuttlebug.  On the left I used the 'pocket watch' texture fade and on the right I used a cuttlebug embossing folder.  Each piece was then sanded so that the core of each paper could be seen.  Just a corner of the scrapbook paper was attached in the left lower corner of the cards and then each was embellished.  On the left I ran a ribbon through a buckle that was created with a spellbinders die.  On the right I used the EK Success border punch to create a decorative piece that was attached to the top of the card.

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