I've had this project going since the middle of March and I've been slowly finding time to put it together. Most of you would probably get something like this done in a day or even a weekend, but I've got two darling children that keep me busy and it has been March Madness season as well so you know, I'm creeping along with my projects! The idea came while getting some wedding ideas for another project and I ran across this fab trend of bouquets in purses for table decorations. Is that a new trend or old one?
So I thought it wasn't going to make it in time for the Verve March Project Parade, but here I am done with the project and I have to say it came out just like I had it "in my brain" (as my 4 year old would say).
A purse bouquet!
here. (For some reason the downloads on SCS weren't working when I tried, so I took the jpg image and did a redraw in PaintShopPro. I decided to add a strap from the back to the front while I was redrawing, otherwise it is her template.)
I traced my template onto kraft cardstock and embossed with a Sissix Texturz (Tween set) plate then sponged Creamy Caramel and Ranger Walnut Stain Ink over the raised edges for depth. I embossed with clear powder over the whole thing minus the areas I needed to use tacky tape. The metal buttons are jumbo brads I got at my fav art store (Quality Art) and dabbed them on my Versamark ink pad and dipped them into Tim Holtz Metal Distress powder (2 times), then I clipped off the super long tines in the back so they wouldn't show.
I added the flowers onto a Old Olive CS cut out with a Large Labels Nestibilites, then I stamped the sentiment from Because of You in Graphite Black onto white CS and cut out with a smaller Large Labels nestibilities. It was too big for the space below the flowers so I just ran the sentiment through a couple more times cutting away the top and bottom white space.
All purses need to be filled with something so I filled a cello bag with some wrapped candy and tied it up with some Stampin' Up ribbons. I had an extra flower I couldn't fit on the card that I strapped around the tie MacGuyver style with cording sandwiched between a couple dimensional foam dots.
I'm writing up this post in a flash so I hope this all makes sense. Enjoy, and please get creative and have some fun with this idea. You can easily use flower punches and pattern paper for the flowers or do all those great crumpled layered flowers too!
Thanks for stopping by!
I can't believe I'm suggesting this, but the photos on my screen look stark and out of focus (I must need to clean my contact lenses, LOL), but when you click on the photo it looks pretty good.
Size: 5 1/2 x 3 3/4-inches (purse only)
Stamps: Verve Floral Symphony, Petals and Stems, Wishful Elegance and Believe in Miracles, Because of You, SU! Tiny Tags
Paper: Wausau Royal Fiber Kraft, Mohawk Smooth White, Old Olive
Ink: Brilliance Graphite Black, Creamy Caramel, Ranger Walnut Stain, Prismacolor Markers (Blush Pink, Cherry, Raspberry, Tulip Yellow, Yellow Ochre, Violet Mist, Imperial Violet, Sky Blue Light, Colorless Blender)
Accessories: Martha Stewart glitter, Stickles, clear EP, dimensional foam tape, florist wire, jewelry tag punch, Nestibilities Large Labels, jumbo brass brads, candy and cello bag