Today I have a card to share that I made as a sample for this week's Inspiration Challenge 398 on SCS ! I was honored when Stephanie asked me and the site we were to get our inspiration from is called Persona Jewelry. The site is chuck full of beautiful beads! At first I thought it might be hard to be inspired by beads, but I had no problems at all when I started looking! HERE is the first bead that inspired me and HERE is another. With so much silver, what's a girl to do? I decided to start with a white base, mat with brushed silver, and then overlay my Quatrefoil Pattern die cut, which I cut from silver Mirror Paper. It really shines and in the photos almost grabs the light so much that you can't see that my image and sentiment are actually heat embossed with silver as well. They just look gray, but you'll have to take my word for it. :)
Anyway... I stamped my cake image and the number 25 from Anniversary Blessings with Versamark and heat embossed with silver (Ranger Fine Detail powder). I hand cut it out and mounted it with dimensionals on to two layers of white Spellbinder's Oppulent Ovals. The inside panel is embossed with a Sizzix folder. The sentiment is from All Occasion Sentiments and is also heat embossed, then cut with the inner part of Spellbinders Fancy Tags 1. I had cut the brushed silver frame for it as I did not want as large a frame as the Fancy Tag was. I then looked at the bead and tried to bring out the pink floral and green leaf. My roses are ZVA Creative and the top one is smaller because I simply removed 2 layers of petals from it. The leaves are made with a Martha Stewart punch and scraps of green paper. I pulled out some things from my stash that I have not used in ages.... Dew Drops! I found these Robin's Nest dew drops and adhered them with jewelry glue. I added a few other clear gems and called it done. It's certainly glitzed up, but then, isn't a 25th Anniversary a good occasion for a little extra glitz? :)
I hope you have a wonderful weekend!!!
Hugs & Blessings,