I found a sheet of metallic silver images ... no idea who makes them or where I got them, but I decided it was certainly time to use some on a card.
I started with some shimmery black designer paper on the background and added a silver doily. Next I layered on my metallic image and sentiment using foam tape for dimension. I finished with a few silver studs.
It's been all work and no play for me this week, so I was grateful for a little time in my studio this week. As I was catching-up on blog challenges, the picture from the Inspired By: Challenge caught my eye.
I flipped the sketch on its side to work with my focal point tag.
Rather than a bow at the top left, I added two pink glass buttons, which is perfect for the Button theme at Love to Create Challenge ... and perfect to use up somevthings that I've had in my stash for way to long.
The Stamp It! Card Sentiment Challenge at the Paper Crafts Blog is to layer two or more sentiment stamps. I stamped the big words in Lime Green Pastel Ink and then stamped the smaller sentiment in India ink on top.
I used Hero Arts Grass Chalk ink for the holly leaves and Punch Chalk ink to stamp the berries ... however, I decided to put some gems on top of the stamped berries for a bit of blingy pop. I framed my stamped panel in black and attached it to the card base with foam tape.
As I was thinking about how to fill my jar, I had a flashback to sitting at our dining room table when I was in the 6th Grade ... intensely drawing my entry for the Missouri Conservation Association Poster Contest ... I remember drawing a poster-sized canning jar with all sorts of farming and conservation elements inside ... with the title We Must Conserve to Preserve (no I wasn't a winner, but I did get to go to award ceremony and enjoy a big bowl of ham & beans ... oh the things I remember).
I used a similar design style to evoke adventure. I replaced the home with a CityScape Die cut from Savvy ... and the clouds with twinkling night time stars. I attached my die cut with foam tape, so it looks like light is shining through the windows. The sentiment is from Kelly Purkey's RAD Stamp Set.