So here is my little white leather handbag shaped card. I started off with a template which I drew around with a pencil and then hand-cut the outer shape. I had to use a craft knife and self-healing mat to cut the inside handle and flap detail as it is all one piece, the waste from the handle actually folds down to become the flap. (You could always add the flap as an extra separate piece of card if you prefer)
Using cosmic shimmer glue to attach the heat embossed handle and corner pieces, I also added some to the top half of the clasp shape and stuck that to the bottom part of the hand bag flap, allowing the bottom half of the clasp to hang. To create the impression of the clasp closing, you can add a temporary fixing to the bag where the clasp meets it. i used a small piece of a glue dot, they are not too sticky and so it is easy to open and close the clasp. 2 little faux half pearls add decoration to the clasp.
Next up was the little bag charm, I took a little key shaped charm and a flower charm, and along with some small seed beads, threaded them onto some gold coloured craft wire, the wire enables the beads to be bent into any position, which is useful for looping loosely around the bag handle.
I am pleased with how this little bag shaped card turned out, I think the Leather effect card really helps with the look and the experiment with clear embossing the Buff coloured card went better than I expected, as it gave not only a glossy look but lots of texture too.
Why not try making a bag shaped card yourself, or maybe a shoe card or wallet, I think the White Leather card would be perfect for those. I already have plans to colour the card next time to make handbags or maybe a shoe card, haven't made a shoe card in ages.
It is a great time to buy the 'White Leather' as it is currently a 'special offer' at papermill where you can buy it in either a small box £5, midi box £13-50 or mega box for £32-50.
White Leather 230gsm card - Papermill Direct
Buff card 260gsm - Papermill Direct
Clear Embossing Powder
Seed Beads, Craft Wire, Charms
If you like the look of the White Leather, why not find out more over on the papermill blog and the other DT blogs :
1) Sisters of Craft - Anything Goes
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