Friday, December 11, 2009

Faux Alligator Purse

At our last group meeting, I demonstrated the Faux Alligator Skin technique. I whipped up this little purse to show as a sample of what kind of project you might use the technique on. (I saw lots of these little purses this past spring, but I'm not sure who was the original thinker-upper.) It was super easy to put together with the help of a couple Big Shot dies!

Technqiue: When I made the purse, I did the technique on three pieces of cardstock, before I cut them into Top Notes. Here's how to do it: Press the Versamark ink pad directly onto your card stock, covering it well. Cover with clear embossing powder. Use the tip of a bone folder to draw horizontal or slanted lines through the embossing powder. Then draw lines going vertical to make little boxes. Tap off excess powder and heat emboss.

Purse assembly: You'll need one Box #2 (XL die) and three Top Notes. (I used Always Artichoke, but you could make these little purses in lots of different colors!)

Here's a picture of how I cut them.

The frame of the purse is the Box #2. I cut the flaps and lid off and pinched in the sides a little, like a milk carton. For the sides, trim about a 1/2" off the top and bottom of two top notes. The third top note is folded in half for the purse "lid". I used Sticky Strip to adhere it to the back of the purse and a Velcro to hold it shut.

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Lisa Wright said...

OMG! That is toooo CUTE! I love it!

Tina Joergens said...

You are so very clever! Love it!