I love making purses with Tonic Studios purse die sets and am sharing three more I made recently with you today. I admit my favorite of the two purse sets I own is the Kensington, but I played with the Chelsea too and both are available at Let's Create in Wisconsin Rapids. We are making the Kensington purse shown in this blogpost at the next classes I am teaching at Let's Create (June 17th and 18th), and above is another example of a different way to use this versatile die. (If you are not local and want the class kit to make all the projects from any class I teach at Let's Create, just let me or Franki at the shop know.)
I started with a fun leather like paper and embossed one side with Spellbinders Fabric Weave embossing folder. I applied Nuvo Pure Platinum Embellishment Mousse to the lacy cover of the other side of the purse. I die cut the heart purse tops which fit together with slits and close the purse. I added a heart charm also die cut with parts of the Kensington purse set and finished the purse with three Ivory Seashell Crystal Drops on each handle. Here is another Kensington purse I made, this one for giving a Christmas gift card:
More embossing and Crystal Drops make this little purse a delightful way to give a holiday gift card. Here is a new Chelsea Handbag I made with some of the new Ken Oliver Color Burst colors:
I sprinkled Fuchsia, Orchid and Turquoise Color Burst crystals on watercolor paper and spritzed with Tattered Angels Iridescent Gold Glimmer Mist to activate the colors and give the paper a lovely shine. When dry, I die cut all the pieces of the Chelsea handbag and a flower from the Plush Peony die set (also from Tonic Studios.) I decided to keep the pieces of the lacy front inside their holes so I applied tape behind it before the pieces came out. I embossed the main purse piece with a Quilted embossing folder by We R Memory Keepers. I attached the lacy side panels, a Plush Peony flower and a gem after putting the purse together. These little purses are so fun to play with and would make perfect little gift holders or table favors for a bridal or baby shower or any gathering of female friends.
I am entering these purses in the Anything Goes challenges at Win and Tonic and Wonderful Wednesdays.