Saturday, May 12, 2018

Classic Summer Bash Stamp of the Month Card

I had fun playing around with the May Stamp of the Month, Classic Summer Bash (and Heart2Heart's "Get Creative with Vellum" Challenge). It's such a fun, fresh set with endless possibilities. I'll have a couple more for you in the next few days, but lets start with this one...

I stamped the canning jar twice in Mink Pigment ink on Vellum paper and embossed with Clear powder. I stamped the straw in Smoothie ink and the lemons in Lemon ink with the edges rolled in Tangerine and one in Tangerine ink with the edge rolled in Sorbet ink. I used alcohol markers to color the vellum on the back side with yellow (top layer) and gray shading (bottom layer). After cutting out the lemons and straw, I glued them to the bottom jar, trimmed off the top edge of top jar, then glued the two jars together with Liquid Glass. I cut a slit in the lemon wedge and tucked part under the jar top.

I cut a piece of Beautiful Friendship paper to 5 x 4.25. This is two-sided paper, one with the tiny floral print and the other side with the yellow triangles. I then trimmed off the bottom at 1.5", turned it over (to the yellow triangle side), and glued half of a paper doily on it, folding over the top edge to give a more stable and finished edge. I glued the floral print above it leaving the top 1/2 inch of the card base plain. The borders are a small piece of Smoothie cardstock and blue ric-rac that's been retired for a long time. (I used this same ric-rac product recently on this card.) If you wanted to recreated this look, you could easily die white ric-rac with Sapphire ink or re-inker (though you will need to let it dry overnight before adhering it. See this post for instructions.). I used Liquid Glass to adhere the jars together to the card. I used very little and just along the edges.

I created my own gems by punching circles in Smoothie cardstock, gluing them down, then topping them with Liquid Glass. This is my "go-to" trick for custom-colored gems. I also used Liquid Glass to adhere the ric-rac. I'm tellin' ya, Liquid Glass is my best friend.

There was this small Die Cut Banner sitting on my craft area cut from Whimsy Fundamentals that didn't get used on a previous project. I tucked it under the ric-rac just for giggles and grins and ended up loving it.

The sentiment comes from Short & Sweet and was stamped in Sapphire ink.

I'll admit, this took me about an hour from start to finish, but I really love how it turned out. I'm going to send it to my daughter just to tell her I love her. She uses canning jars for everything from storage to drinking glasses. I think she'll get a smile out of it...and that's worth more than an hour of time to me.

Until next time,


  1. Wowie, I really love this card! All the shiny details make it really special. Excellent work, Becca!

  2. Love all the embellishments and design papers used in your card, and your technique using two vellum cuts and with lemons and straw between them...great idea and looks good enough to drink. Thanks for sharing with us at Heart2Heart.

  3. So cute, I love this stamp set and adore what you have done with it, great card! Thanks for playing along with Heart 2 Heart Challenges (H2H).

    Brandi R.
    DT member H2H

  4. Oh my goodness! I so love everything about this! Great use of the flower pattern and then building around it!

    Thank you for playing with us at Heart 2 Heart!
    Melissa Robinson
    Design Team Member


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