Friday, 12 August 2016

Jar of Love Card 2

Hello, Crafters.

Yesterday, I decided to have a play with the flowers in the Jar of Love Stamp Set and they are gorgeous. For the larger flowers I used Sweet Sugarplum stamped off once, and Rich Razzleberry with Basic Grey for the centre stamens. The leaves and stems are Pear Pizzazz and the small flowers are Archival Basic Grey. 

Whilst I'm happy with the overall design of my card, it would look better if I'd used a smaller jar - there are three in the stamp set to choose from. If the jar had been smaller, I would have made the overall image smaller and would have been able to show more of the stripey layer.

The way it is on this card, it's out of proportion but I'm not going to beat myself up about it. I will have another play with this today and although I won't re-do this same design, I might test what I've said about the jar and the surround!

I started today's card with a base of Whisper White Cardstock, with a layer of Sweet Sugarplum and a top layer of the Sweet Sugarplum stripe design from the 2016 - 2018 InColour Design Series Paper (DSP) Stack. I adhered them together using Tombow.

Using Archival Basic Grey Ink, I stamped the largest jar onto a piece of Whisper White. For the water in the jar, I used Soft Sky Ink stamped off once. Then I used the sprig of leaves and stamped two images. Finally for the greenery, I stamped three separate stems making sure all the stems reached into the water!

I stamped and die cut three of the large flowers and five of the small ones. I adhered the three large flowers using two glue dots for each and I cut some small pieces of Dimensionals for the small flowers.

I used my (now retired) Two Way Glue Pen on the water in the jar and sprinkled Dazzling Diamonds all over it. As much as I love Clear Wink of Stella Gitter Pen, you can't beat Dazzling Diamonds for real sparkle!

I adhered the image to a layer of Sweet Sugarplum using Tombow. I cut a length of Sweet Sugarplum  Ruched Ribbon and tied a bow half way along using my bow-maker. I adhered the centre of the bow in place with a Glue Dot  then wrapped the ends around to the back onto some Fast Fuse.  Then I glued this to the card base.
Using Archival Basic Grey Ink, I stamped the sentiment from  the Balloon Celebration Stamp Set onto a piece of Whisper White, which I then layered onto a piece of Sweet Sugarplum. I adhered this in place using Tombow. 

My final touch was to go over the small flowers and the Rich Razzleberry part of the large flowers with my Wink of Stella! 

I'm looking forward to playing with this stamp set again today! Until tomorrow, happy crafting.



  1. I am happy with the proportions of this card. Such a beautiful card with the gorgeous flowers. You did it proud!

    1. Hi, Doris. This is definitely a brilliant stamp set, with the dies. I saw one card on Pinterest (forgot to make a note of the creator!) where she had stamped the jar laying on it's side and stamped the ship from the retired The Open Sea Stamp Set inside the jar. It was stunning! ☺ Happy crafting, JanB.

  2. Another lovely card. This is the second best card using the jar technique.

    1. Hi, Marlene. That's a huge compliment - many thanks. Which card do you think is the very best? ☺ Happy crafting. JanB.

  3. stunning as always blessing thank you for sharing have a blessed day

    1. Hi, Linda. So pleased you like today's card. ☺ Happy crafting, JanB.