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Monday, March 5, 2018

Merry Monday #280 - Inspiration Photo!

Welcome to another Merry Monday post! This week Kelly hosts challenge #280 with an amazing photo to inspire us. Such an elegant dinner setting!!


I took away the silver stars dangling from the chandelier and gold stars sprinkled around the centerpiece. A rich black night filters through the windows so I included black in my color scheme. Here's my card:

Supplies: Paper - Poptone Black Licorice; Tim Holtz Metallic Kraft; white by ?
Stamp - Hero Arts CG619 Chalkboard Messages (retired)
Dies - Hero Arts - DI331 Star Confetti Fancy Die
Other - foam tape; Tarnished Brass Distress Stain; Distress Embossing Ink; 
Ranger Superfine Black Embossing Powder; Wink of Stella; puffy sticker

Thanks to my dear friend Betty, I had some Hero Arts star panels in my stash. Betty cut them in white and all the bitty stars stayed stuck in the panel I picked - what a feat! I decided to pop some out in a few cascades and left the rest in. Then I painted the panel using brass stain. Once dry, I trimmed it to 4x5.25" and adhered to a silver mat. I didn't inlay the remaining stars, just let the silver show through. I adhered the layers to a black top-fold A2 card and added a black strip. I stamped the sentiment on a strip of silver, embossed in black, fussy cut it, and added to the black strip. The sentiment has an outline star but I put a glittery gel sticker right over it - perfect size - from the December 2017 My Monthly Hero kit!! Also added some clear Wink of Stella to the largest brass stars in the diecut panel. The photo doesn't do justice to all the shimmer.

How are you doing with your Christmas cards? It may be early March but time flies! Be sure to check out this week's Merry Monday for loads of inspiration from the Design Team and a spot to link your creation.

Thanks for stopping!!

15 comments:

Betty Keefe said...

WOW-fantastic card, Linda - totally didn't remember i sent you those star panels - what a great idea to color them with brass stain!

Kelly Lunceford said...

Look at all of those beautiful stars!!! Gorgeous!

Pia S said...

Ultra elegant and festive with a modern touch. I think this sparkly and shiny creation looks fab!

Felicita Johnson said...

Linda,

I love the gold star studded background and the sentiment with the silver stamping makes the design pop. Have a great week.

Notes by Nina said...

Fantastic card Linda, I love all your wonderful stars.

Jean said...

Terrific take on the inspiration!

Linda said...

So pretty, Linda and great take on the challenge. Hope you have a great week.

Dawn Turley said...

So very pretty Linda. I haven't even thought of starting Christmas cards yet.

Rosemary said...

beautiful take on the inspiration photo, linda!! that panel is amazing!!

Greta said...

Oh my goodness--this is a stunner, Linda! I love elegant & this just oozes it! How sweet of Betty to send you the star panels--such a neat product!

Marcia HIll said...

WOW...this card is absolutely perfect for the inspiration photo Linda! I just love all the gold and silver against the black...totally STUNNING card!! Hope you're having a wonderful week!! :0)

JoAnn said...

Beautiful take on the inspiration photo. Love all the sparkly stars and how you included the black with your design.

Deanne @ Three Trees said...

Oooohh - so pretty! Love the stain!

Julia Aston said...

Love your wonderful golden stars background!

My Card Attic: Hazel said...

Great interpretation of the challenge Linda! Love that gorgeous gold and silver! Luv & Hugs. Hazel xx
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