Sunday, 26 June 2011

Faux leather technique for some girlie bags

Well MIL and I had a great afternoon crafting yesterday. She came along to my last technique class where we covered the faux leather technique to make a man's wallet gift card holder. Yesterday we applied the same technique to a more girlie creation.

I'd seen a few pictures of this little bag out here in blogland and worked out some dimensions for my own version:

Cardstock: Rich Razzleberry
Ink: Versamark
6mm Grosgrain Ribbon: Rich Razzleberry
Bigz Die: Top Note
Other: Filigree Brad, Circle Fire Brad
Tools: Heat Tool, Bone Folder, Crop-a-dile
Non-SU: Velcro spot

The base for the bag is an open top box and three top note die cuts. The faux leather technique is applied to all the top notes. Two of the top notes are then trimmed along the long edge and adhered to the front and back of the box. The third top note is scored and folded and the narrow edge adhered to the back of the bag. Brads and a velcro dot are attached for the closure and some ribbon threaded for the wristlet/handle.

Here's another one done in Real Red:

And my MIL's version in Tempting Turquoise:

Enjoy the rest of the weekend.

Sara xx


Elizabeth said...

Very cute Sara - love the red one. :)

Val said...

these are gorgeous x