Monday, March 12, 2018

Jar of Love

Happy Monday all! How was your weekend? Mine was tiring, but productive, so I’ll call it a great weekend. I hope you are ready for a bright new week full of creativity and endless possibilities.

IMG_5053I have a fabulous new card to share with you. I used the Jar of Love stamp set from Stampin’Up! and the coordinating dies, Everyday Jars Framelits. I have had a ton of fun creating with this set. You can mix it up with different DSP paper and coordinationg colors for a beautiful design every time. Lets talk about how I made this card.

The first thing I did was choose my paper that I wanted to use. In this case I used a sheet from the Sweet Soiree Designer Series Paper collection. I had an idea in my head already that I wanted the DSP on one half of the card and my jar on the other half. IMG_5045So, I picked my pattern and cut it to 5 1/4 X 2. That would fill half the card front allowing for an 1/8 inch border on the 3 outward facing sides. Next I double stamped and die cut my flowers. My pattern paper color is Calypso Coral so that was one of my obvious ink color choices. Then I had to choose a second color. I thought blues might be a good choice…I was right. I love how this color combo turned out. I used Soft Sky for the base color and Dapper Denim for the accent on the smaller flowers. For the larger flowers I used only Calypso Coral. For the base color I stamped off first so that the color would be lighter, then I did NOT stamp off for the accent so it showed up much darker. 

IMG_5047Next I stamped and die cut the jar. Its pretty straight forward. I stamped the jar and the Love sentiment in the same color, Calypso Coral. The stems in Pear Pizzazz, where I stamped one stem full color then the second one without re-inking so it would be lighter. I did this twice so I had a total of four stems, two dark and two light. Then to create the water look in the jar I used a q-tip (smaller than a sponge or dauber) and dabbed in Soft Sky to lightly fill in the bottom half of the jar.

IMG_5048In the background I’m sure you can see the greenery I stamped. I used Pear Pizzazz for this. I decided to go with a softer green so the ink colors would be more cohesive. Calypso Coral, Soft Sky and Pear Pizzazz are all in the subtles collection. Before I stamped the greenery I placed my DSP on the card face so I knew where my center line would be. I used a pencil and lightly drew in a line. (Make sure you erase this line later with a white eraser!) Now that I could see where center would be I placed my die cut jar where I was going to attach it later, UPSIDE DOWN, so I could easily see where I wanted to stamp my leaves. I removed the DSP and stamped my greenery where I wanted it, knowing that a few leaves would fall behind my DSP and be covered up. I did get ink from the leaves on the back of my jar but since it was the back side it wasn’t going to matter.


I wanted a little more in the background to fill the negative space. Do you see the blue water spots? Out came my Brusho Crystals.



IMG_5050I simply blended my blue and yellow until I found a color that would work with my blue flowers and the color of the water. I used my aqua painter and flicked spots. Easy peasy!!



IMG_5052Time for assembly!! I put the DSP and jar flat but then popped all the flowers. I added some small rhinestones to the blue flower centers and a nice Calypso Coral shimmer bow for some wow factor. The end result…I love it! I think it turned out gorgeous. I hope you like it as well.


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Have a great Monday! Happy Crafting!


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