Thursday, May 23, 2013

Make A Wish Upon A Jar Of Stars!

I whipped up this card in fact for a Papertrey Ink Blog hop a few months ago, but I hadn't properly focused on the brief.  In fact, the challenge was to include sequins.  Yep, sequins.  Although, I know what sequins are and am I fairly certain I have a frock or two that are sequined and quite possibly several on my craft room floor, but for the love of me I forgot to add even a single sequin to my supposed sequinned card! I am certain that while making this blog hop card, I didn't give it a single sequinned thought.  I was off with the pixies when crafting this card for sure. LOL  It's kind of funny because, I can't even think of how sequins could have fit in with this card?  Sequinned stardust perhaps?  Dunno?  Never mind.

This is very nearly a one layered card cave the gold and white corrugated cardboard painted dunes and the wee Mason jar of stars.  Although not evident in the photo, I also die cut a bit of acetate for the jar to give it that faux glass look.  Admittedly not photographically evident, but it is rather effective in real life.  I was delighted to go with a bit of October Afternoon patterned paper, a spritz of gold Glimmer Mist, and the three star brads to increase the starry, starry night effect.  Again, not so obvious in the picture, but fairly convincing in the flesh.  Golly, I was really batting a thousand with this card, hey? Not! LOL I might just strike it lucky next time.

Thanks a bunch for stopping by.  It's always such a treat when you do.  x


Leigh Penner said...

This is so pretty, Jen!
I have to confess doing similar things when creating projects for challenges.... checking later and realizing I'd missed an important element. For instance, this week, I thought I'd enter the Gallery Idol competition and made three cards for it. When I went to enter the challenge.... I then noticed that they'd asked for birthday cards for children or teens. Ooops!

Kelly S. said...

Oh GORGEOUS, Jen! It's actually twinkling in this photo for goodness sake! Just an awesome design and those golden stars TOTALLY look like sequins to me and you should have included it in the hop. We all wouldn't kick you out ;) I entered a card once in a pretty packaging with FELT challenge and my pretty packaging was made with a paper bag, EEK! I literally remembered as I linked back to Nichole's blog!!