First Jar Card Attempt

I finally got my Friendship Jar set and made a card I think I will keep just for me! I love the colors on this card. I was drawn to the cover of Better Homes and Gardens magazine this month. I love the colors of the beautiful summery tablecloth. I decided to try to duplicate the tablecloth with stamps I already own. Background Basics Tin type and raspberry fizz ink was the first paper I stamped. Next I used some Lemon Tart paper with fresh snow polka dot basics. Third, I used Lemon tart paper again and stamped some flowers from Beautiful Blooms II in Hibiscus Burst and Orange Zest. I embossed a white flower onto the pink one so that the white would pop out. A Simply Chartruese leaf shaded with copics finished this layer. Lastly, I used Summer Sunrise paper and the smallest flower from In Bloom in Orange Zest and shaded it with copics and a black marker. I cut small squares from each pattern, adhered it to a white panel and stitched around the edges. At this point, the card sat in my craft room waiting for the jar set to arrive. Waiting. Waiting. Finally it arrived and I cut the jar in Clear cardstock, used black stazon to stamp it and die cut it with the new die. The ruffle is from the yellow polka dot paper and the stems are just little strips of ripe avocado paper. I used some Martha Stewart Zinnia stickers for the flowers and the small label that comes with the jar set to cover up the adhesive on the jar. Wow, that was a lot of steps for a card I plan to keep myself. I really love the jar set cut out in clear cardstock. It really does look like a real jar when you can see through it.
Details:
Paper: Raspberry Fizz, White, Lemon Tart, Summer Sunrise, Ripe Avocado, Clear Cardstock
Ink: Raspberry Fizz, Hibiscus Burst, Simply Chartruese, Fresh Snow, Orange Zest, Black Stazon
Stamps: Friendship Jars, Background Basics, Tin Type, Beautiful Blooms II, Polka Dot Basics, In Bloom
Accessories: Stitching, Friendship Jar Dies, Copics, Martha Stewart Zinnia Stickers

15 comments:

Kara said...

This is so pretty! I love the patterns you created behind the "glass" jar! Great inspiration piece too! Wonderful!

Pat said...

Amazing card!!!! Lots of work but what a gorgeous result. I often think BH&G uses very PTI-friendly colors on their covers.

Marge said...

Wow, sooo pretty, Cathy!!! Thought I could live without out this set?!!!

Nadine said...

What a gorgeous card Cathy! I'd want to keep this for myself too, lol! I didn't get the set this time but I love seeing what everyone does with it. :o)

Linda said...

Super, super card! You're going to put the PP manufacturer's out of business. Love your "quilt".
I love realistic. Totally fabulous job!!

Baseret said...

This card is gorgeous! I love how you took inspiration from the table cloth.Your jar is just darling!

Monica K. said...

What a great card, Cathy! :) It is so clever how you used the cover for inspiration. I love all the patterns and it turned out beautiful!

Amy said...

I am sooo loving the clear jar idea! What a great card.....you matched the inspiration piece perfectly!

I can totally see the inspiration coming from the cover. Love the bright colors and sweet flowers. :)

Laurie said...

SO pretty! I love your inspiration piece! What a colorful and fun card!

Maggie said...

You did a great job with the inspiration piece....love that patchwork background, and of course the jar!

Heidi said...

Wow! I think you should keep that card and frame it! It's gorgeous Cathy! Your background paper is beautiful and the clear jar with flowers is darling! :)

Jill said...

It's gorgeous! You did such a good job with your inspiration, Cathy! I love the colors, and your card balances them so well. Superb card!

LOVE the patchwork background on this Cathy! I used my jar for the first time yesterday and it's so fun!

Dottie said...

Love this. The colors are wonderful and I really like the clear jar. With all the work duplicating the patterns I would keep it for myself also. I'm having fun with the Friendship Jar set also. Love this set.

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