I am an independent craft demonstrator and have been crafting for over 12 years (card making, jewellery making, candle decorating), and have regularly demoed card making at various craft stores for many years. Crafting is my passion, not just a hobby.
I make and sell hand made cards, jewellery, wedding / party invites etc, please contact me if you are interested.
I decided I enjoy the black and white theme of cards, so came up with the idea of doing a shaped card - a handbag shaped card.
Using Jem's Designs Petals and Flowers CD I printed out backing paper and butterfly toppers.
I started with an A4 piece of black card folded in half and drew a bag shape and cut it out, I then drew round this in silver miri card and trimmed slightly smaller to create a matt, then again with the backing paper to create a layer.
I drew round the top of the bag and created a clasp in sliver and backing paper both for the back and front of the bag and finally created two handles again for the front and back of the bag.
I cut out the butterflies and glittered them and added to the bag and added gems for stud fastenings and finally added a punched/stamped flower front Tonic punch and stamp set and added embossing power to emboss it.
Below is a picture of the front and back of the card.