Hey everyone! I hope you’re having a happy Monday!
I haven’t participated in the Papertrey Ink Blog Hop for a while – but as soon as I saw the subject for the challenge I just knew I had to get on board!
That’s right – it’s all things sequins!! How could I not take part?!
I have been going crazy over sequins since this trend first began to emerge – and now I want to add them to everything! They really do make everything better!!
I had few ideas in my head, but finally settled on this one:
*swoon*!!! Look at all that sequin goodness!!!
There are a few places I took inspiration from for this card. I’ve been seeing a lot of ‘bokeh in jar’ images on Pinterest:
And I also took heavy inspiration from a card that Kelly Marie Alvarez created:
All so amazing, right?!
So, anyways, back to my card. 🙂
I started by die cutting my jar from vellum using the Jar & Lid die, then stamped the co-ordinating image from Friendship Jar using Smokey Shadow ink. I masked the outer edges and then stamped two of the largest single dots from Polka Dot Basics I using Hero Arts Butter Bar and Bubblegum inks. I did some generational stamping too, to get a softer, more ombre/bokeh look.
I then adhered all my sequins – this part was so fun! I used Glossy Accents to adhere the ones that were flat against the jar, and Pinflair Glue Gel for those with a bit of dimension. I really enjoyed picking out my colours and working out where they would go! After the sequins were all in place I was able to add Glossy Accents to the reverse of the image, where the sequins were, and around the edges of the stamped image, to adhere to a jar die cut from Stamper’s Select White cardstock. This really allows all that soft stamping to shine!
I adhered my jar to some patterned paper layers (see the Supplies below for which collections I used) using Pinflair, and added some additional sequins too. I stamped the sentiment from Up, Up & Away using Smokey Shadow ink then finally adhered it all to a Lemon Tart card base – not forgetting to add one final sequin directly to the base!!
I am *so* in love with this little card and how it turned out – and I would love to know if you love it too!! I’m looking forward to hopefully setting some time aside to look at some of the other entries for the Hop too – after all, who can resist all that sequin goodness?!
Thanks so much for stopping by – I would love it if you left some love before you went on your way!