Blue Jar of Thanks Card

by Joanne James4. July 2016 22:04

Happy Monday everyone! I hope yours was a good one; I had a very early class today, followed by school sports day for the James Juniors, the bad weather having caused it to be postponed from last week. Today was beautifully sunny though and there was some great sporting action out on the field. Back to a late blog post though as a result!

Whilst finishing up the preparations for my classes this week on Saturday I managed to sneak in an extra card too, using this week's Colour Q colours (or their closest current equivalents):


One of my classes this week features the Jar of Love stamp set, and I've been having so much fun stamping and cutting out the flowers that I decided to make another card with it - take a look:


Here's the low-down on today's card:

Jar of Blooms - The 'Jar of Love' set has a trio of jars, each a different size, with so many content options. My jar today is a vase filled with a mix of blue and orange blooms, stamped off first for the base layer of colour to allow for contrast - and cut out easily using my Big Shot and co-ordinating Everyday Jars Framelits Dies. There are also a host of co-ordinating sentiments. I've used the retro-styled 'thanks' on my card today, heat embossed in white onto Night of Navy cardstock.

Gorgeous Grunge Border - I used the striped stamp in the Gorgeous Grunge set for my border, stamped in Pumpkin Pie for a bright pop of orange.

Soften With Vellum - I stamped my jar, water and leaf stems directly onto my Whisper White cardstock. To soften the appearance of my glass jar, I used my framelits to cut a jar out of vellum and adhered it over the top, adding some Night of Navy twine around the neck of the jar and finishing with a bow.

Here is the visual summary of the key products used on today's project for you to pin for easy reference:


You can see all of my 'How To' summaries on my 'How To - Tips and Techniques' Pinterest board in case you've missed any. 

I'll be back tomorrow with another project; until then, happy stampin'!


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Comments (6) -

Arielle Gordon
Arielle GordonUnited States
7/4/2016 10:31:48 PM #

Oh wowza! This is just fantastic, I love the way you used the colors, and those stripes... LOVE IT! Thanks so much for playing!


Joanne James
Joanne JamesUnited Kingdom
7/5/2016 10:57:02 PM #

Thanks Arielle - so glad you like it!


LeAnne Pugliese
LeAnne PuglieseUnited States
7/5/2016 12:11:12 PM #

This is one of the prettiest cards I've seen with this set....I was not going to get it but I am just loving the effect you created here....maybe it will have to jump into my cart anyway!  Your colors are so soft and pretty and I love the gorgeous grunge on the side!  Beautiful!


Joanne James
Joanne JamesUnited Kingdom
7/5/2016 11:07:01 PM #

Thanks LeAnne - I know blue flowers are not the norm, but I loved this bright colour combo and well, anything works on a card, right?! I've been using this set for a class this week so I am truly in love with it. Watch out for more fun makes using this set!


MichelleUnited States
7/16/2016 11:53:03 PM #

Really beautiful!  Love your colors and how you used the Gorgeous Grunge.  Great idea!!


LoriUnited States
7/24/2016 8:01:46 PM #

Gorgeous card! Love what you did with the grunge stamp for the border, too!


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