With that in mind, I created a sassy little bustier bag. Actually, it's not little at all. It's huge! The front and back panels take up a full 12x12 sheet each. I'm considering making a smaller version for those that may not want something so large. Just let me know if you're interested.
After cutting the top layer panel out, I used my Shimmerz paints in Apricot and lightly brushed the paint over the black areas on the Gothic paper to add a bit of glimmer. The paint is so sheer that you can barely see the difference in color, but it's just enough somethin'-somethin'. Then I took the Fire Engine Red Shimmerz and dotted a few places here and there too.
After it was dry, I cut the front panel in half, marked where I wanted the gromets to go and put them in using my crop-o-dile. (such a great tool!)
Then I layered the two panels onto the base panel for the front of my bag along with some pieces of the back of the Gothic paper cut in a lacey style reminiscent of the MS border punch. (Did i mention the Cosmo Cricket papers are 2 sided? And both are fab!)
I used a bit of green stitched ribbon I found at my local Michael's to lace up the front of the bodice on the bag.
When putting the bag together I originally used Bazzill Black Tuxedo. I loved the little bit of glimmer on it. Then pieced together the side and bottom panels and attached them to the back base panel. (see pic below.) if you want vertical sides you can do that, but I wanted to see how it would work with the sides angled out to match the front and back of the bag.
Last of all, I attached the front panel of the bag. I used my ATG gun and it held just fine. As you can see, it is a large bag, standing about 11 inches tall and approximately 10 inches wide. I definitely would recommend using stiffer cardstock if you plan to fill it full of anything that is heavy. The Bazzill cardstock cut beautifully but for a bat this big you will probably want something a bit more like chipboard strength.
I hope you like the bag. You certainly don't have to create yours in the same fashion that I did mine, but I know that my Bikini Card has been so popular. I couldn't resist some kind of follow up to go with it.
Hope you have yourself a fabulous day!
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- Approximate size of finished bag: 11" tall, 10" wide, 4" deep
- Cardstock: Bazzill Black Tuxedo
- Patterned Paper: Cosmo Cricket: Haunted - Gothic
- Shimmerz paint: Apricot, Fire Engine Red
- Ribbon: Michaels
- Eyelets: sun (came with Crop-o-dile)
- Tools: Crop-o-dile, paint brush, ATG gun with permanent adhesive
Jodie made a darling "tulip" version of this same bag. (Yes the extra tab is included in the file for those that want to make it that way.) I guess you could say Jodie is the reason the bag is so large. She wanted it that big. :) THANKS for sharing Jodie and for encouraging me to create this bag!! Your friend is going to love it!