Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Invitations and Decorations with a little BLING

I am a huge fan of the TV show Revenge.  (OK, I'm actually a little obsessed with it)  Since the season finale is upon us, (It will actually air the same day as this post), I decided to throw a little Season Finale viewing party for a few of my fellow Grayson Groupies.  I was inspired by Daniel and Emily's engagement party invites.

I started by creating the invitation on my computer and printing on plain white card stock.  I had pilfered the infinity symbol off the internet and wanted to highlight that.  I used Art Glitter Dries Clear Designer Adhesive and a fine tip and traced over the lines of the symbol and then sprinkled Art Glitter Ultrafine Opaque glitter in Country Red over the wet glue.  I did about 1/3 of the symbol at a time so that the glue was still wet when I added the glitter.  I used the same technique to form the infinity "g" in "Revenge".

For the crystal dangle, I used 2 Connie Crystal Raindrop Dangles (one for the invitation and one for the vase).  I threaded an eye pin through the hole in the crystal, bent the pin so that the eye extended above the top of the crystal and wrapped the long end back around the shaft below the eye of the pin.  Then I attached a large silver tone jump ring.

I tied a bow in a piece of red ribbon.  Then I laid the bow face down across a second piece of ribbon - ran the second piece of ribbon through the jump ring on the crystal and brought that up near the bow.  Then I tied the ribbon in a knot around the knot in the bow so that the crystal dangled below the bow.  Then I brought the ends of the second piece of ribbon around to the back of the invitation and attached the ribbon to itself with double stick tape.  I did not attach the ribbon to the invitation so that it can be slipped up or down or off to read the invitation.  I repeated this process to form a bow and dangle for a black glass vase (found at Hobby Lobby).

I had a lot of fun with this project and getting ready for the Revenge finale, but I really like the bling that the crystals add to the invitation and decorations.  I think they would be great for wedding invitations and decorations!


  1. So classy and what fun! Great Job!

  2. So cute! Enjoy the show...we record it and watch without the commercials!

  3. OOooo I want to come. I can't wait to see it tonight. Do you think Nolan is OK?
    I love the double infinity, perfect.

  4. They can't kill Nolan off!!!

  5. Very elegant! I know it is appreciated.