Monday, 15 August 2016

Jar of Love Card 4

Hello, Crafters.

I hope you've had a great weekend.

Yesterday I had another play with the Jar of Love Stamp Set and the matching dies, which are called Everyday Jars Framelits. The ideas I started my card with were the stamp set and the card base. 

When I was preparing yesterday's video - Revertsed Double Cutain Fold, I made a card base for the card I was making but, unfortunately, I'd adhered all the layers together, forgetting I needed wrap the curtains around the top two layers first!

So I started with a cardbase of Whisper White Cardstock, with a layer of Melon Mambo and then a top layer of Whisper White.

Using Smokey Slate Ink and stamping off twice, I stamped the splatter stamp from the Gorgeous Grunge Stamp Set horizontally across the front of the card three times, turning it 180° after each stamp. 

Then I stamped three leafy stems using Old Olive Ink, three bows using Archival Basic Grey Ink, and six of the double flowers which are two-step stamps. 

Using Melon Mambo Ink, I stamped the darkest image first, and then I stamped the Melon Mambo Ink off once for the background image of the flowers.

Then I die cut all the images. Once they were all done, I arranged the images in various layouts on the card base trying to decide what I wanted to do with them. 

I started with a bouquet and worked my way through various arrangements down to a single stem. I decided I liked the triple stems layout the best.

It meant I had three of the larger flowers left over but that's OK- they're ready for a future project!   

For each of the three individual stems, I chose two small and one larger flower each. I used my now retired Two Way Glue Pen the adhere the stems to the card base. The nine flowers and three bows were adhered with thin short slices of Dimensionals! 

It was a toss up between tiny Pearls in the centres of the flowers or dots drawn with my white gel pen - the Pearls won!

Finally, I chose the Get Well Soon sentiment from the Hopeful Thoughts Stamp Set. Using Archival Basic Grey Ink, and Whisper White Cardstock, I stamped the sentiment and punched it out using the Classic Label Punch. I also punched two more out in Basic Grey Cardstock. 

I cut one in half horizontally and adhered them behind the sentiment top and bottom. Then I cut both ends off the second Basic Grey label, so they were about half and inch long and adhered them at either end of the sentiment so it looks just like a normal layer! Then I adhered the sentiment to the card front with Dimensionals. 

That's about it for today. Until tomorrow, happy carafting.



  1. Oh, what a cute and original take on this stamp set, Jan. Love it! (and no jars involved! lol) -- it's just delightful and the colours, while being something I may not have thought of myself, work just great too! I so appreciate how we can all take the same stamp set and come up with such a vast variety of interpretations or creative possibilities. And I so appreciate your willingness to share with all of us fortunate ones out here who know who JanB is!! : -) Thank you once again! I intend to be CASING this one!!

    1. Hi, Geraldine. As you say, this set is just so amazingly versatile. I haven't started with the fish yet! ☺ Happy crafting, JanB.

  2. Awesome update thank you for sharing have a blessed day

    1. Hi, Linda. I'm pleased you like today's project - a bright happy card. ☺ Happy crafting, JanB.

  3. That's a very sweet card! It would definitely cheer me up if I was feeling unwell! Flowers do that don't they :-

    1. Hi, Sue. Yes, it's really lovely to receive flowers and if you can't send the real thing, this would be a very nice second best! ☺ Happy crafting, JanB.