Friday, March 20, 2020

Happy Birthday & You're Invited

Today there are two cards that are different but share one thing in common:  bling!  Who doesn't like bling, right?

The first card entitled, "Happy Birthday", is a simple birthday card full of spring colors and flowers.  The lovely background paper (Julie Nutting) sets the tone for the card.  The lace edging (Anna Griffin) serves as the base for the beautiful Eyelet Outlet's Fancy Long Bling and the Eyelet Outlet Red Paper Flower is adorned with a jewel from the jewel strip.  (Yes, you can easily cut the Long Bling strip!)  The birthday sentiment (Lawn Fawn) is the finishing touch.

The second card entitled, "You're Invited", demonstrates another application of the Eyelet Outlet Fancy Long Bling against an array of black and grey papers (from my stash, but I think Michaels).  This version of the Fancy Long Bling features clear jewels with black beads.  The lettering (Anna Griffin Alphabets 2 die) lends to the card's sophisticated look.

Because of the dark paper background and the luxurious, linen-look silver paper, the impression is that the jewels are encrusted onto the card and it looks expensive.  (Actually, it cost $2.01 per 5x7 card and approximately $1.75 for an A2 size card as the bling is currently on sale!)

This can be any kind of invitation by changing up the papers.....milestone birthday, sweet 16 birthday, or a formal dinner party.  I had a wedding in mind while creating the card.  Note:  there is room on the card to add the appropriate die cuts; however, I wanted the invitation to be a surprise until the information was revealed on the inside of the card.

Eyelet Outlet supplies used:
Fancy Long Bling - wide (clear & black)
Red Paper Flower

Be Safe, Be Well, & Happy Crafting!

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