I'm so thrilled to be guest designing over at the Greatest View this week! Gail has some super fun and unique embellishments in her Etsy shop, and I had fun working with them for these projects. I thought I would share a couple of cards I made today, and then I'll share my second layout tomorrow.
I wanted to use a few of the small chevron bags, along with the happy birthday badges, to make a few birthday cards. I choose my patterned paper colors to coordinate with the badges and bags I choose.
For this card, I pulled a few scraps of Pebbles patterned papers out to use. I distressed the edges of the papers and layered them all together. I pulled out some larger flowers to layer together, and adhered them to the center of the grey chevron bag.
I added a petite paper doilies and my birthday badge to the center of the flowers, and added a few colored sequins to finish off the card. Super easy to tuck a gift card right inside theh little baggie!
I did the same basic idea on this second card. I wanted to pull in some green in my patterned paper to coordinate with the green candle on the birthday badge. I choose this green grid paper from Bella Blvd, but wanted to soften it up a bit.
So I used a trick that I see my good friend Wendy do all the time on her layouts. I pulled out some vellum, and laid it over the green paper to soften up the color a bit. I added my adhesive to the vellum on the areas that I knew would be covered up. And then I used a few mini brads on the corners to make sure the vellum stayed put.
We already gave this card away, to Joe's mom, who celebrated a birthday yesterday. And we tucked a gift card inside the orange chevron bag. When I called her last night, she said she just loved how clever this card was and thought it was such a fun way to give a gift card. I thought so too :)