Trim each invitation, punch a heart into the bottom right hand corner and using a faint ink pad, stamp lightly around the empty spaces with a swirl stamp to create a watermark. Now edge the outside with a red Copic pen – this will blend the white paper more into the red background to create a seamless finish.Using the same heart punch you just used for the invitation, punch out some more hearts from a couple of different Valentine patterned papers. Curl the edges slightly and adhere to the invitation randomly. Using the same red edging pen highlight the words RED, may make the invitee take more notice! lol
Mount the white base of your invitation onto red card and trip around, pull up the edges with a paper edger or your nails (…I’m a nail girl!) and voila all you need is a little jewel in the punched heart and you’re finished 🙂
On the invitation I mentioned that everyone would receive a red flower for their lapel at the dance. The second part today is going to show you how to make these flowers – so inexpensive, so cute and so flipping easy to do I swear you wont ever want to spend a fortune on flowers again!!
Just using scissors, cut out 4 gradually smaller circles – doesn’t matter if they aren’t perfect circles as they are going to be distressed anyway.Using the same red pen as before, ink around the edges and crumple the circles into small balls. Open them up and again, drag your nail or paper edger around the edges to create small tears and wear. Layer the ‘petals’ on top of each other and add a brad to the middle to keep them all together. You can either add a brooch backing or simply double sided tape to keep in place for the dance – either way you have a simple yet effective floral decoration that everyone is sure to admire! Come back tomorrow for our first recipe and a drink to make you swoon into the arms of your loved one! 😉
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