Papertrey Ink March 2013 Blog Hop

By Taheerah | 25th March 2013 | 44 Comments

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!


44 thoughts on “Papertrey Ink March 2013 Blog Hop”

  1. I am in love with this sequin flying out of the jar card!!! Like seriously! You have chosen the colors very well, and together with those gorgeous patterned paper, the whole thing looks AWESOME!!

  2. T…..I am in LOVE with this card! I think adding in the bokeh technique really makes this shine! Now you need to stop using the sequins…….I may need to be calling Danielle and asking her to add some to my next package! haha……seriously….beautiful!

  3. Brilliant! I knew you were going for a Bokeh look without having to read through your post! Great use of an older set and I love how the sequins just seem to be flying from the mouth of the jar!


  4. So, after seeing your photo and before I even read your post, I thought to myself, "that is so like Taheerah to purposefully place a million sequins on her card!" You are awesome! You can totally tell the difference. The colors (of the sequins, and the different layers) are just so darned happy. So fresh. And, am loving your new slimmer cards as of late. Well done!

  5. Totally love this! Great patterned papers, perfect colors in sequins, and they really look like they are floating out of the jar, perfectly placed! I always feel like my sequin groups are haphazard because I am too lazy to individually place them!

  6. Oh, did you find the perfect forum for those beautiful sequins?! Thanks for taking the time to detail how you did this. (Like most great art, it looks deceptively simple, but it means the artist did a seamless job of constructing their piece.) The details you used in making this, are amazing. Your list of all the supplies also supports the care you took.

    Thanks for also showing the inspirations. You did them justice, and then some. Have a wonderful and fun day hopping around.

  7. Taheerah this is so stunning! I love the sequins coming out of the jar! I agree I love using them also ! Can't wait to use them on Christmas cards too. Love your card.

  8. Taheerah, this is simply stunning! 🙂 I love the little sequin there on the top…adds so much with such a tiny detail! Well done!

  9. Taheerah, this is wonderful!!! Everything flows so nicely! And the generational stamping in the background is the perfect touch, it really adds a lot and at the same time is super subtle. WTG, girl!

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