I love the simplicity and bright cheery colour of this card with pretty flowers made with my new favourite set Jar of Love. While different to the Jar of Love Shaker Card it remains soft and feminine. This time I used Watermelon Wonder, Old Olive and Soft Sky. The flowers are created using a 2 step stamping method and the light colour was simply the same Watermelon Wonder ink but stamped off first.
• Card base is Watermelon Wonder card stock, half an A4 piece,scored and folded in the centre. Basic Black card stock measures 9cm x 13.3cm and Whisper White measures 8.5cm x 12.8cm.
• Using Memento Black ink stamp the Jar image on the white. I use my Stampin’ Pierce Mat with Photopolymer stamps to give a great image every time.
• Stamp the leaves with the stems going inside the jar using Old Olive ink. Stamp the water inside the jar using Soft Sky ink.
• On a 12mm wide piece of Whisper White, stamp the sentiment in Watermelon Wonder and cut the flag points on one end and punch a 3.2mm (1/8″) hole in the other end.
• Stamp the flowers on some Whisper White using the 2 flower stamps. With these small flowers it doesn’t matter if you stamp the light or dark colour first.
• For the light colour ink up the stamp with Watermelon Wonder and then lightly stamp it onto your desk blotter before stamping on the Whisper White, this will give you a lighter version of the colour.
• When you stamp the second stamp you will use it fully inked with Watermelon Wonder. Use the flower framelits and your Big Shot to cut out the flowers.
• Put each flower face down on your Stampin’ Pierce Mat and rub them with your bone folder or the larger end of the stylus from your Simply Scored. This shapes the flowers slightly therefore making them more natural looking and adds interest.
• Adhere the flowers using a dimensional to keep the slight curve you have created. Finally add a small pearl to the centre of each flower.
• Cut a piece of Basic Black Bakers Twine to the length of the jar top and a seperate piece tie into a bow. Thread the sentiment onto the twine and adhere across the top of the jar using a spot of Tombo at each end.
• Put a couple of flowers inside the card and stamp some on the envelope if you wish.
I would give this card to someone who needed cheering up to really brighten their day with pretty flowers. To find out more about 2 step stamping or any other technique from this post I run classes every month in Onehunga.