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Jars of Love
Hello everyone! Jessica from Purple Puppy Papercrafitng here! I wanted to share a card I made using the Jars of Love stamp set along with some masking, ink blending, glitter glaze and copic coloring.
First, I started out by making masks of all the jar images - after I stamped them onto some masking paper, I put those through my Brother Scan n Cut to cut them out right on the line (I hate cutting things out by hand so I avoid it whenever possible!). I wanted to make a scene on a strip of paper to mount onto my background. These jars are so cute!!! When masking stamped images for a scene, always remember that the first image you stamp will be at the front of your scene and everything else will be behind it. After I had all the stamping done, I colored my images with Copic markers and a couple of Studio 71 alcohol markers - and used light grays to make a shadow below the jars to help them look grounded.
(I ended up not using the Glitterstock that this panel is mounted on in this picture - but isn’t it beautiful?!)
Next, I made my background - I used the Jagged Hearts stencil (first sprayed with some Pixie Spray of course!) and did some ink blending using Surface Ink cubes to match the colors in my jars scene. I started out at the bottom of the panel and moving up used Hayride, Apricot, Honeysuckle, and Rouge. Once the coloring was done, I left the stencil in place, wiped it off with a papertowel and then went over the hearts with the Fallen Snow Glitter Glaze. Wow! The hearts not only matched the coloring in my image, but now were all glittery! LOVE THAT SPARKLE
After the Glitter Glaze dried, I used the Rouge and Apricot Surface Inks to ink the edges of the background panel.
Once I had this background done, I decided that I didn’t want glitter paper behind the jar scene. I couldn’t find the exact color of cardstock that I wanted though, so I did some more ink blending just along the edges of a piece of white cardstock slightly bigger than my jar panel - using the Surface Inks so that the mat for the images would match the background.
I wanted to put my sentiment on some type of label to go along with the theme and the labels on the jars. So, I went on a hunt looking through my Inspiration Boxes for something that would work! I found the perfect labels, they are a kraft color - but I went over them, direct to paper, with the Hayride surface ink to lighten the color up a bit and add some of that shade to match the rest of the card. I then used just the “Thanks” part from a stamp in the Tree of Thanks stamp set that said “Thanks A Lot”. I was able to ink up only part of the stamp by putting a post-it on the part of the stamp I didn’t want to get ink on when I inked it up. Be sure to remember to remove the post-it prior to stamping on your project! (Believe me….. I have learned this the hard way!). As I was looking through my Inspiration Boxes to find those labels, I came across some flat back pearls that I thought would match the card well, so I used those on the label on either side of the sentiment.
To finish up the card, I used foam tape to adhere the jar scene and label to the card panel and then the panel directly onto the card base. I hope you enjoyed!
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