Pink Sparkle & Handbag Workshop~ Part 2


This workshop is part 2 & shows how the rectangle stamp is used to make elegant corners and tone with the handbag stamp. The handles of the handbag are made using the pearl spray embellishment. 



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Pink Sparkle Handbag Card part 2


Pink Sparkle Handbag~ Part 1



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Grand Calibur Die Cutting Machine : WIZCAL

Sue Wilson Granada Spanish Collection Die Set : CED1207

Creative Expressions Damask Mask : MASKDAMASK

Creative Expressions Singles Stamp Set~ Rose Blossom Purse Pre Cut Stamp : UMS073

Stamps to Die For .. Floral Cartouche Pre Cut Stamp  : UMS553

Cosmic Shimmer Aurora Sparkle Texture Paste : CSPASTSPAUR

Copper Rose Sparkle Mica Powder : Various Micas Available

Grime Boss : GB30 & Cut `n` Dry Foam : FOAMCUT

Ink Blending Mat : INKBLENDMATA3

Non-Stick craft sheet: CRAFTSHEET

Tim Holtz Distress Markers ~  Peeled Paint : DMPEEL , Walnut StainDMWALNUT   , Crushed Olive  : DMOLIVE,   & Victorian Velvet  : DMVICT

Cosmic Shimmer Glitter Jewels Iced Snow : CSGJICSNOW

Foundations A4 Milk : 40109 ~ Black Gloss Card : GLOSCARDB

Creative Expressions Vintage Black Buttons : VINTBUTBLK & Pearl Sprays : PEARLSPRAY

 Cosmic Shimmer Clear Glue : CSGLUE

Low Tack Tape : 3MTAPEMAG

 Clear and Resist Ink Pad  : CRPAD

Tim Holtz Water Brush : WBF

Pink / Brown 2 Tone Ribbon : BM993


Step by Step Instructions

1 Continuing on from part 1 of the workshop, here are the 2 finished worked pieces. The rectangle frame has been coloured in using the same colour pallet and although the flowers are different types the colours take your eye away from this.

1212 Cut & colour a 2nd handbag as this will be used to decoupage later on. Place the large outer Granada die over the stamped panel and cut & emboss it through the Grand Calibur die cutting machine.


3 Add some tattered rose distress ink onto a piece of cut`n`dry foam & go in and distress the edges of the frame.


4 Now for the different use of the panel, cut the panel up making sure you keep the decorative corner shape & the flowers whole. Also cut the top centre flower out so it can be used to cover the pearl wire.


4a Cut the corners leaving the die shape in the corner & then follow the flower shape to make 4 corner pieces. Also cut the remaining flower which later on will be cut into 2 single flowers.

4a255 Take the Creative Expressions pearl spray embellishment & remove 2 from the bundle. Work the pearls so they all face towards the top of the single pearl. Cut out the top & bottom section of the handbag to decoupage later but don`t assemble it yet.


6a Twist the top pearls together from each of the pearl sprays. This will form a lovely 4 pearl part to the strip & will create length needed to make the handle for the bag without the need of threading any beads .


276 Use a pokey tool to pierce through the stamped hole in the top of the purse. Only do this on the top decoupage layer or on the piece if just using a single layer.


7 Poke the ends of the pearl wires through the holes & curve the wire / pearl into a handle shape. Leave some of the wire length showing as this will be covered with a flower later on.

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8 Gently bend the wire so it sits behind the stamped image. Twist the wires together to make a strong & neat finish without the need to cut the wire off.


9 Just as a security thing add some wonder tape to stick over the top of the wire.


10 Apply some silicone glue or gel glue onto the blank areas of the piece as this will make sure the levels from the wire & the glue remain the same height when stuck down.


11 Bend & curve both the handle and the bottom of the bag to add depth to the piece. Add the worked handle onto the base stamped image & also add the bottom area to the piece to complete the finished look of the bag.


12 Add some wonder tape to the outer edge of the sparkle panel or alternatively pierce or add pearl dots to add interest to the piece.


13 Remove the backing off the tape & tip the Cosmic Shimmer iced snow glitter jewels over the strong tape. Make sure you have a sheet of copy paper or a lid of a box underneath !!! Press the jewels into the tape.


14 Add the sparkle panel to a piece of black gloss card & then mount it onto a kraft card base card using foam tape for added dimension. Use 2 pieces of card to joined together to make a folded card or just use a single piece to make a front card panel.


15 Use some 3d glue to attach the corner flowers to the card & also add the handbag to the centre of the sparkle panel.


16 Take one of the cut out roses & add over the plain wire on the handle. Repeat this on the other side of the handle to complete the handbag look.


17 Twist 2 more of the pearl sprays & have the tips curved in the same direction. Make a bow out of the thin pink / brown reversible ribbon & add a vintage black button over the knot of the ribbon.


18 Attach the ribbon , button & pearl sprigs to the corner of the handbag to complete the finished look. Maybe add some pearls to the card ???


19 Here is a close up of the handbag with the pearl handle & the bow detail.



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