Friday, June 23, 2017

A Country Jar Full of Posies (Second Post Today)

I dug out my Jar of Love stamp set and Everyday Jars Framelits to design a card for a class I had, and this was my result - a jar full of pretty pink posies. I have a few fun tips to share with you to make this card yourself!

I recommend reading through all the directions before starting.

The base is Berry Burst, 8-1/2" x 5-1/2", scored at 4-1/4" for a side-fold card. Set this aside for now.

Jar of Love Photopolymer Stamp Set
#141587, page 29

Stamp the medium-sized jar with Smoky Slate about 3/4" up from the bottom of a 5-1/4" x 4" piece of Whisper White cardstock. Stamp the water inside the jar with Soft Sky. Stamp the burlap band around the middle of the jar with Crumb Cake.

Masking Tip:  Now you will need a small Post-it to mask off the jar from the burlap, down. Stick your Post-it across the top of the burlap stamped image. With this in place, you will stamp your greenery.

Stamp the leafy stem once in full strength Garden Green off to the right side. Without inking it up again, stamp it just to the side of the first stamp. Repeat this process in the middle of the jar. Stamp just once on the left side of the jar with full strength green. Next, using full strength Wild Wasabi, stamp the stem with the tiny leaves twice. Last, add three stamps of Crumb Cake using the small leaf image. Remove the Post-it, and it looks like the stems are behind the burlap band and inside the jar!

Now stamp the ribbon image off to the right side with Berry Burst.

For the flowers, stamp the solid images on a scrap piece of Whisper White using Sweet Sugarplum. Stamp the darker "inside" images over the top using Berry Burst. Crop these out with the coordinating framelits. 

Everyday Jars Framelits
#141490, page 213

Stamping Tip:  When you double-stamp the flowers, make sure the little tab is pointing up on both stamps to ensure easy placement. Then when you go to the Big Shot, make sure the tab on the framelit is also pointing up. This makes matching all the pieces so easy!

Glue the two smaller flowers directly to your card. Pop up the larger two flowers with Stampin' Dimensionals and place them where you think they look good. Now you're a flower arranger, too! :-)

The table top ~ Cutting Tip:  Take a 6" x 1" strip of Wood Textures Designer Series Paper and (without gluing) lay it across the bottom of your card. Yes, the two ends will hang over for now. Eyeball where the bottom of the jar is in relation to your wood paper, then remove the strip and stamp the bottom of the same jar image on the top edge of the wood strip. I used Soft Suede ink for this. Using Paper Snips, trim the jar bottom out of the wood paper, right on the line. Now place it back on your card, line up the cut out with your jar and glue it into place. The image should fit right into the cut-out, no paper showing underneath. It give the impression of the jar sitting on a table top! Turn the panel over and trim off the two edges of wood paper that are sticking out over the sides.  Another tip: If you start with a 6" piece of wood DSP instead of a 4", you have room to line up your jar before gluing it down. You don't have to stamp and cut it in the exact left/right spot! That is always helpful!

Last step ~ the tag. You may have a tag framelit that would be perfect for this. I do not, so I stamped FOR YOU on a 1/2" wide strip of Whisper White along the left edge, cut a point out on the right edge, punched a hole with my 1/8" Handheld Circle Punch, and added a length of Linen Thread. Tie a bow and attach with Glue Dots.

I rounded the top corners of my White panel. Our Corner Rounder has retired, so this is optional! 

Glue this art panel to your Berry base and add another piece of Whisper White to the inside of your card to finish.

I do hope my tips were helpful! Go try one! This would be pretty in many colors. Go crazy and have fun!

If you are looking for a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator, I would enjoy working with you! Contact me and I'll help you get started. This hobby is a wonderful way to stretch your creativity and to share your cards with others. Everyone loves getting handmade happy mail, right?


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  1. Karen, this is beautiful. I adore the burlap around the "jar".

    1. Thanks, Michelle! This is such a fun set!

  2. Love your card and expert instructions! I will surely be making this. Saw it on Mary Fish's blog. TFS!!

    1. Thanks, Kathy! I'm glad you like it and will be making it. It's a fun little card!

  3. Love this card and your specific instructions! Wow, that was perfect.....Thank you!!!

    1. Gosh, you are welcome, Terry! Glad you liked it!