Graphic 45 Magical Midnight Masquerade Bendi Card Centerpiece: Savor Life and All Its Magic
Hello, G’45er’s! Do you ever use your gorgeous G45 papers to create party centerpieces? I made this Magical Midnight Masquerade Bendi Card Centerpiece with parties in mind! If you’re hosting a prom party, a graduation party, birthday party or even a bridal shower, I think this vibrant and whimsical design would be a real conversation starter!
The inspiration for this project was that gorgeous ball gown on the 12×12 signature page of Midnight Masquerade. I wanted to find a way to display that would capture all its wonderful detail. To do this, I needed a base that would be larger than the basic bendi card design. (You can find a link to the basic design HERE.) This took a llttle “mathing” but was not terribly difficult. (Sadly, I forgot to write down what I did…so I’ll have to work another of these fun centerpieces up so I can share the numbers with you!)
The end result was a fantastically dimensional, vibrant centerpiece! I’m happy to share that this card made it all the way to CHA/Creativation back in January where it was displayed in the G45 booth.
Tips and Tricks for Magical Midnight Masquerade Bendi Card Centerpiece
If you loved to play with paper dolls when you were little, then this collection is your dream come true. Midnight Masquerade is loaded with gorgeous ball gowns, fantastical flowers and fabulous masks. You’ll need a really sharp pair of fussy cutting scissors to create this centerpiece. I found that my tiny Tim Holtz snips worked very well. I inked all my edges with Pumice Stone Distress Ink to cover up any raw paper edges.
To create the dimensional skirt on the ballgown, I gently shaped the skirt with the edge of my ruler. When the paper began to curl, I glued just the outside edges to the base, pushing them toward the center. Hold in place for a few seconds until the glue dries.
Use extra heavy cardstock for your card base so that it will hold up under the weight of the designer paper. I also glued the ends of my bendi flaps in place to secure them. Normally, you would leave the bendi flaps unattached so that the card can be folded shut. But since I was making a centerpiece instead of a card, I chose to glue the flaps in place.
Layer fussy cut flowers with dimensional flowers for extra fullness.
Add height to your creation by layering the fussy cut sentiment at the very top of the card base.
Use border pieces and sentiments to add text, color and drama to your centerpiece. I backed these elements with metallic cardstock for even more glitter and shine.
Magical Midnight Masquerade Bendi Card Centerpiece Supply List
- Midnight Masquerade 12×12 papers
- Midnight Masquerade
- Savor the Magic
- Music Makers
- Romantic Rendezvous
- Venetian Carnival
- Music Makers
- Petaloo Flowers
- Bronze Metallic Cardstock (3 sheets 8.5×11)
- Purple Glitz Ribbon
- Gold Metallic String
- Foam Dimensionals
- Glue, Glue Gun, Scoring Tool, Fussy Cutting Scissors
I hope I’ve shared some tips and tricks that you can use in your own crafty adventures. If so, I’d love to hear from you in the comment section below.
Thanks for stopping by!
I still love playing with paper dolls! Our toys just keep getting better and better with the years…lol Love this card…so much eye candy…love it! Hugs
Love the idea from a
Carla from Utah
Okay now you are just showing off. LOL This piece must have taken the weekend to make. The fussy cutting alone must have taken 8 hours. I enjoy cutting, it’s kinda therapeutical for me, trouble is now I have all these pieces and no idea what to do with them, but it will come. Now the nicer weather is coming and I now have a lovely big outdoor table and chairs (free almost) I hope I will be out there created and not just knitting 🙂
Big hugs to you Kathy for an amazing creation!!