Saturday, April 25, 2015

Shopping in Style


Hi everyone.  There's a new challenge at Addicted to CAS.  This time it is being run by the very talented and sweet Barb (Barb's Studio Creations).  She has a colour challenge for us this time ...





When I was younger, I used to love looking through little boutiques that sold all kinds of fancy tableware, crystal, etc. for your home.  Not that I bought much for myself, but did get lots of gifts for others.  The store clerks would always take a lot of time to wrap up each item carefully and then place it in an elegant bag for me to carry home.  It was so elegant that I didn't need to rewrap it ... just gave it to the recipient in the beautiful bag from the store.  When I saw this challenge, that's what I thought about, so I made an elegant shopping bag.  You never know what's going to inspire you. :)

I stamped a flourish from an older stamp set onto black card stock and heat embossed it with gold.  Then I cut the piece down to a 2" x 2" piece and scored along three sides at 1/8" and 1/4" and then folded them in to create the bag framework.  I added a piece of gold cording for the handle, and secured a small piece of gold patterned tissue paper at the top.  Easy and fun card to make.

We have Pia (Pia's Creative World) joining us as Guest Designer this month.  Please check out her beautiful card for the challenge, along with the rest of the DT by clicking HERE.

As always, the challenge is open for two weeks, so there's lots of time to play.  Hope to see you in the gallery!

I'd also like to enter this into Simon Says Wednesday Challenge - Clean and Simple and ATS&M #141 - Anything Goes.









Stamps:  Baroque Motifs (SU!); A Little Sentimental (Clearly Besotted)
Paper:  White (Neenah); Black (SU!)
Ink:  Versamark; Black (Memento)
Accessories & Tools:  Gold embossing powder (Hero Arts), heat tool, gold cording, gold patterned tissue paper

ATCAS #62 - Black, White and Gold
Simon Says Wednesday - Clean and Simple
ATS&M #141 - Anything Goes







33 comments:

Kylie said...

This is brilliant, Lolly!!! Wow, a sensational design and I love the little story behind it. xx

Bonnie said...

I agree with Kylie. This is brilliant! What a wonderful idea and a beautiful bag! I love that gold and white tissue and the tiny cord handle! Such detail!

aileen (mum) said...

Loll, such a beautiful card, love the little shopping bag, looks brilliant.

Pat said...

How clever to make this little shopping bag Loll with the pretty complementary white and gold tissue. The black and gold really stands out against the white. x

Jacquie said...

Stunning as always Loll, you are the Queen of CAS for me.

Love & hugs

Jacquie J xxx
http://jewelscardcraft.blogspot.co.uk/

Cornelia (fun stamping) said...

What a card - swoon! I wanna go shopping with you, Loll! This is just over the top!

Vicki Dutcher said...

Awesome bag! I use to collect these :)

Darnell J Knauss said...

Lolly, your bag captured the essence of shopping in the "good' stores! I love it! I normally shop in the "big box stores," so I'm like a little girl whenever I am able to go to a store that offers gift bags with tissue paper!! Have a great weekend!! Hugs, Dolly

Deepti said...

Now that's called out of the box, sensational beauty. I so want that bag :)

Barb Ghig said...

You are so clever, Loll! I love your gift bag, all dressed up in gold flourishes, complete with beautiful tissue paper ~ So elegant, and perfect for this color combo!
Thank you so much for your sweet comments...you are too kind!

OH Babs said...

Wow this is one cool card Loll - I am sure it will be CASED by many.

Carol said...

Brilliant idea Loll and a fabulous card. I love shopping in those sorts of shops too! Carol x

Becky said...

What a fabulous card.

Lee-Anne said...

Well if this isn't brilliant, I'm not sure what is, Loll? Love this clever and very creative design!

Brenda said...

Oh my Loll, this is stunning! It looks just like an elegant shopping bag, I love the tissue sticking out the top of the bag too. Great color combo, just makes it all the more elegant! Hugs, Brenda

Valerie Nolan said...

Elegance personified Loll! This card is a present in itself :0) love the story behind it.
Val x

Bobby said...

How elegant, Loll. Those must have been some boutiques. I can see this with a gift card tucked behind the tissue.

Mrs. O said...

Love that little gift bag! So clever. Gold and black equals elegance, for sure!

Pam said...

Brilliant! I love this, Loll.

Susan said...

Great idea for that challenge, Loll - and I love your story about shopping!

Julia Aston said...

You are just SO clever and creative Loll! I love this elegant gift back in black and gold!

Lisa Lara said...

Now that is just stunning and genius Loll.

Stamps and Paper said...

Such a lovely card Loll and so creative...great colours too

Anne

Karen Mead said...

Your little shopping bag is gorgeous Loll and very elegant too:) Thanks for joining us this week at ATSM xx

Sue said...

Simply gorgeous and so elegant!

Pat Jandacek said...

It may have been easy but it's such a fabulous way to answer the challenge. I'm always amazed at how creative you are in creating such gorgeous CAS cards. TFS

MaryH said...

What a clever way to design for this challenge. The black & gold against the crisp white is just so elegant. Love the way you have that wonderful tissue peeking out of the fabulous 'bag'. TFS & Hugs

Pia Krogh Larsen said...

awesome card, Loll.
It has been fantastic and an honor to be the April guest designer. I have always found loads of awesome CAS inspiration with ATCAS. Thank you :-)

Dana said...

Oh i love the present bag!! Great idea!! Thanks for playing with us at Addicted to Stamps and More!!

Anita in France said...

What a delicious mini gift bag, Loll ... rich and so luxurious ... and such beautiful detailing! Anita :)

jenn shurkus said...

this is so pretty :) so CAS and perfect!! thank you for playing a long with us at simon says stamp wednesday challenge!!

cm said...

Your little bag is exquisite, not to mention phenomenally brilliant! WOW!
Hugs~c

Jaydee said...

Loll, your card is a perfect re-creation of those wonderfully wrapped gifts from expensive stores. It's absolutely beautiful and a great take on the challenge. I love it
hugs
jaydee