This is a 3-D purse pouch. I dry embossed the metallic silver paper for the flap. The buckle is made from two S shaped clips wired together and then I threaded the ribbon through it. I colored my stamp with markers in several steps using my stamp-a-ma-jig so that the ink wouldn't dry too quicky. I silver embossed the tower, the handle bars, back tote bar and hub caps. I added highlights with my signo white gel pen. I made the body of the purse with a 5 1/4 x 7 1/4 envelope. I folded it just like a bag-a-lope by scoring at 1 1/4 " from 3 sides and cutting off the top of a sealed envelope. I placed a piece of cardstock over both the front and back panels so that the envelope only shows on the sides. (Sorry I don't have the means to show this detail with a photo) The purse was the perfect size to enclose a small boxed gift. My daughter worked during High School and saved every penny so that she could travel to Paris and visit and stay with her best friend who was stationed in Germany. She had a ball. I found a sterling necklace of the Eiffel Tower that I enclosed in this purse for her. She was elated! This is a Nan original.
Date: Sunday, February 12, 2006 GMT Views: 1019