Do you remember as a child running into the house to ask Mom or Dad for a container to catch butterflies, bugs (like fireflies) or worms or something in a special container that was ONLY YOURS!!?? Well, here on this card, I pretended to ask my friend, Melissa, Co-Owner of TWO PAPER DIVAS for this special jar, HER Two Paper Divas "Jelly Jar"!!! Don't tell her........HA! This jar was just the right size to catch the darling "bug" from one of her creative sets of bugs stamp set!! So, I needed some flowers because where do you catch bugs but in the garden ..... RIGHT? And captured some flowers from my collection of Two Paper Divas stamps and wallah......the card was beginning.
So first after all of that, I decided on the colors of card stock, pens to color with, the ribbon was obvious, found a piece of card stock for the paper piecing to coordinate the concept and then found some other embellishments AND a card was "born"!!
PRODUCTS USED FOR THIS CARD:
All Stamps - TWO PAPER DIVAS
- Jelly Jar Set - One of the newest stamp sets
- Seed Packet Accessories #1 Set - Flowers
- Mason Jar Accessories 1 - Bugs & Sentiment (*) See below for Sentiment explanation
- Lemon (Card Base) - Ellen Hutson.com
- Jelly Bean Green - Gina K. Designs
- Green Wag Pattern - Recollections 12 x 12 - for Paper Piecing
- Neenah Solar White
Pens - SU colors; Inks - Memento Tuedo Black & Hero Arts Shadow - Soft Granite; Wink of Stella Clear Brush; Quickie Glue Pen; Black & White ribbon by Gina K Designs & Eclipse Tape (**)
(*) Because I wanted to curve part of the Sentiment and place part of the same Sentiment in another location, I cut apart the full Sentiment. The pieces can be placed on the block and used in its intended order in the future. Performing "surgery" on the clear stamps does not hurt the stamps - just be careful when cutting and always store the stamps together when finished using. This can give your stamps double usage!! Another way you can look at your stamps is to see if there is a word within the original stamp and cut it out and try and form a new sentence with your stamps set. This is easily done with "larger" stamps.
(**) I used the eclipse tape to "mask" off the area where I stamped the flowers.
I used the Wink of Stella on the flowers & the bugs ...... that is the glistening that is seen in the photo - Cute in person!!
See you next time when I post some of the current cards from my classes. Never got to that last week......oops!!