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2.06.2010

Faux Leather Purse

This faux leather purse was cut at 7" with the Cricut using the Tags, Bags, Boxes and More cartridge ("purse2") and a sheet of dark brown cardstock. I scored the fold lines before doing the faux leather technique b/c it would have been difficult to see the guides once the embossing was done.

After scoring, I rubbed a VersaMark ink pad over the surface of the purse to completely cover the cardstock. Then I sprinkled clear embossing powder over the cardstock, tapping it to removed the excess powder.

Next, I used the edge of my Cricut spatula tool to make wavy, uneven lines both horizontally and vertically through the embossing powder. You could also use a ruler, bone folder, etc. I shook off the excess powder that was lifted when making the lines. Then I used my heat gun to heat emboss the powder until set. Once the faux leather techniqe was complete, I constructed the purse, added adhesive Velcro for the closure, a large silver brad and some leopard ribbon for the handle.

The result is this shiny, leather-looking brown purse! How fun would this be for a gift to hold candy, trinkets, jewelry or even a gift card???
Thanks for looking!  :)

4 comments:

Brenda said...

awww this is sooo adorable!!! I just got this cartridge...thanks for inspiring me!!
hugs
Brenda

Melissa said...

OMGoodness! The faux leather technique is sooooo cool! That looks like a real purse!

MelissaAllore on the Cricut Board

The Paper Crazed Craftier said...

Great looking purse ! I love this idea . Can't wait to try it. Thanks for sharing.

RaiderSoonerMom said...

OMGosh! That has to be one of the cutest things of all time! Thank you so much for the great explanation! It is gorgeous too! WoW!!