Friday, 18 June 2010

Handbag Birthday Card

Handbag Card
This is a card I made for my nieces best friend Jessica, who is mad about bags.
I used a digi scrapbook download set  from Scrappin Doodles (sets cost about $1.99, I’m not sure what that is in English money)  It’s a brilliant site for digi sets, easy to use, and especially useful  when I am really stuck for just the right embellishment.
I used Publisher to set up the design, putting in three shelves first, then adding the handbags, keeping the design symmetrical.  Once I was happy, I printed the design three times.  One was for the base and mat and layered on black paper.  the other two sets were cut out and very simply decoupaged, i.e the main bag shape and then the bag flap. To complete the card I added a few gems and three tags saying “Reserved for Jessica” for a personal touch.
I added two side pieces of black dotty paper and three clear gems to make the design flow across the card