Saturday, 13 August 2016

Peekaboo Peach Jar of Love Card 3

Hello, Crafters.

Yesterday I had planned to make my video for Sunday and knew exactly what I was going to do. In the morning I received an email from one of my YouTube subscribers asking if I could do a video on a particular design. 

Susan explained she had seen a tutorial on YouTube but found it difficult to follow. By the description she gave me, it was easy to guess which design she was referring to and I said I'd check it out.

I watched the video Susan had seen and I could appreciate why she found it difficult to follow. It's a great design so I found more tutorials to watch so I could learn the pros and cons, things to watch out for, and of course to decide whether there was any point in me doing a video!

While I was playing with the design, I came up with a variation to the design that I hadn't seen during my YouTube search! I made three cards, all the same design but with variations, including my spin! 
Today I'll make the video, get it uploaded, edited and ready to post on Sunday. I'm really excited and can't wait to share this with you!

After I'd finished the design work for Susan's video, I started on today's card. As I said on my blog yesterday, although I liked card 2, I wasn't happy with the sizing of the image and felt the jar should have been smaller. I chose the smallest jar and the two small flowers for today's card. I'm so much happier with the positioning and sizing of the image. 

I started the card with the same three layers as yesterday but changed the colour to Peekaboo Peach. I took a piece of Whisper White Cardstock for the image that I judged to be the right width but was far too tall. Using Archival Basic Grey Ink, I stamped the smallest jar about 1/4" up from the bottom.

I made a mask for the base of the jar so I could stamp the stems into the jar but they wouldn't pop out the bottom of the jar! Using Pear Pizzazz Ink, I stamped one of the sprigs of leaves and used this as a guide to calculate how tall I wanted my cardstock to be. When I had decided what height I needed, I cut the excess cardstock off and then cut a layer in Peekaboo peach.

I stamped a few stems and lengthened the stems that had fallen short using the single stem stamp. Then I stamped the water in the jar using Soft Sky Ink stamped off once.

I used my craft knife to cut a slit in each side of the jar at the top. I threaded a piece of the Peekaboo Ruched Ribbon through the slits and adhered them at the back using Fast Fuse.

I chose to use the smaller flowers and was really pleased to find the two flowers were on one stamp! I stamped the darker layer first using Pumpkin Pie Ink amd then did the lighter all-over stamp using Peekaboo Peach. 

Then I die cut them out with the coordinating die which allowed me to do both flowers at the same time. It saved so much time having the stamps and the dies doubled up - it's a great idea. Well done Stampin' Up! and THANKS! ☺

I arranged the flowers on my image where I wanted to adhere them. When I was happy with the arrangement, I used Dimensionals to adhere them in place. 

The final step was to stamp the bee. Well, I think it's meant to be a Glow Worm - I'm not sure! - but on my card, I'm using artistic license and he's definitely a bee! I adhered him with a partial Dimensional.

I stamped the sentiment from the Vertical Greetings Stamp Set directly onto the card front using Archival Basic Grey Ink. I adhered the image in place using Tombow and my final step was to paint the water using my Clear Wink of Stella Glitter Pen.

Well, I must get on, I have a video to make so I can leave it uploading while I go off for my manicure at lunchtime! I hope you have a great weekend. Until tomorrow, happy crafting.



  1. I am really digging the Peekaboo peach color. Love how you showcased it. Beautiful card!

    1. Hi, Michelle. I always say that I'm not an orange colour but I love this one. Glad you like it too! ☺ Happy Crafting, JanB.