Saturday, 19 March 2016

Here is another make from the new Downton Abbey Filigree dies by Crafter's Companion UK
I got to play with four dies from this collection and I loved every one of them. 
This one was made using the Delicate bow die, and this was another 1st for me. I have never made a handbag card before and searched for a template for one the size I wanted to make and couldn't find what I wanted. So I used a bit of common sense I devised a way to get what I wanted. I figured it needed to be able to stand up so I started by thinking it needed the base to have a a set of mountain and valley folds to give it a W shape.Then I decided I wanted it to be 7" wide and 5 3/4" high and then I needed a 2 1/2" flap on it. I used a die to put a decorative edgeers from the Downton paper pad and cut them to fit to decorate it and then used the delicate bow die to embellish it by cutting three of the same die, on being a purple miricard so that I could sandwich it between the layers to give it a bit of sparkle through the cut out pieces. I then found a piece of wired ribbon to use as the handle and cut slits in the spine of the flap and threaded it through and secured on the back. Then I used some sticky backed Velcro to secure the flap so it would stay down. I hope you like it, I was pleased with the finished card.

Downton Abbey Filigree dies
Handbag card
Delicate bow die
Papers from paper pad
Centura pearl card/silver
Damask embossing folder
Lace ,button,pearls from kit
A4 dotty embossing folder
Tacky glue
Collall glue

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