Wow, I have found my new favourite stamp set… Jar of Love and it’s so exciting because it also comes in a bundle with the Everyday Jars Framelits! I spotted this set when the catalogue first came out however I just ordered the bundle this month.
It’s not until you have the set in your hands or start to use it that you realise sometimes just how amazing they are, this happened when I discovered there was a framelit to cut out the fish stamp and the little firefly! Wow, no fussy cutting! Plus there are so many cute images to choose from including 3 jar sizes, lovely flowers, the fish, the firefly, leaves, heart and a darling bow.
My card making group had asked me if they could make a shaker card so when I spotted this one from Juan Ambida I knew I’d found the project I wanted to teach. Juan was inspired by the card on page 74 of the Annual Catalogue, where the Jar of Love set is shown, consequently the shaker is filled with confetti hearts.
• Card base is Thick Whisper White Card.
Shaker Card Window Panel:
• Whisper White card stock measurements; Background 10.1cm x 14.4cm, Shaker Window Panel 6.5cm x 12cm, Back Panel 5.5cm x 8cm.
• The sentiment has been stamped on window sheet measuring 5.5cm x 8cm with black Stazon ink. See my tip on Facebook for using Stazon with Photopolymer stamps.
• Stamp the Jar image on the back panel in Smoky Slate.
• Jar window created by die cutting using the Everyday Jar Framelits in the Big Shot. Also die cut are the confetti hearts in Flirty Flamingo and Gold Foil and the jar lid that has been gold heat embossed.
• Glue the gold hearts inside the jar in place so they stand out rather than falling to the bottom.
• Use adhesive foam strip to mount the layers and house the confetti inside. Run the embossing buddy around the inside before adding the confetti hearts to remove any stickiness.
• Decoration on the jar lid is a vellum leaf that has been die cut with the leaf framelit.
• The Flirty Flamingo flower is from the Sunshine Wishes dies.
• Stamp the sentiment on vellum with Black Stazon and punch out with the Sweetheart punch.
Background Artwork Panel:
• The splatter image is from the “Swirly Bird” set and is White heat embossed.
• I have sponged Flirty Flamingo ink over the White embossed splatter which resists the ink.
• Use the splatter image again on the Jar shaker card panel using Flirty Flamingo Ink.
• The outlined sketchy heart shape is from the Sunshine Wishes dies using Whisper White card.
• A few clear sequins were added just for interest on the background.
Inside the Card:
• Sponging was continued here but not as much.
• The Whisper White flower is the same as the Flamingo one from the jar lid.
Jar Tag cut out from window panel:
• Use the left over jar shape to make a tag. Stamp the image using Memento or Archival Black Ink. It’s easy to line up by looking through the clear block.
• Stamp the Fireflies from Jar of Love inside the jar and one on a small piece of Whisper White and use the framelit to cut him out.
• Colour the Fireflies using a Daffodil Delight marker pen.
• Adhere the cut Firefly to the top of the jar with a glue dot. Wrap bakers twine around the top of the jar and tie in a bow.
• Stamp a sentiment onto a piece of Whisper White and adhere to the jar, I used Thoughtful Banners.
• If you want to hang the tag punch a hole and add another piece of bakers twine to the top.
The creativity is endless with the Jar of Love set, you can create some beautiful and unique cards and tags for many occasions. As a result it’s my new favourite and I can’t wait to create another project using this fabulous bundle. For more ideas follow my Pinterest board. I hold classes every month in Onehunga, find the next class here.