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,