If you’ve been around Stampin’ Up! products for very long, you may remember several years back when there was a stamp set that featured some Mason Jars and lids and lots of little images and sentiments that went with it. I did like that set, called Jar of Love. But I didn’t use it that much as it was, really, too much work. Now there’s a new jar in Stampin’ Up!’s catalog – and it’s a breeze to work with it!
A Jar With Flower Bouquets
This time there’s just the jar, with some stamps to “fill” it with water, and four bouquets of flowers. None of this stamping with lots of stamps to create an image for a card. But you can still color the flowers however you’d like to give it your own personal artistic touch.
For my artistic touch today, I wanted to use some blues with the upright posie bouquet. I didn’t know which blues until I started playing around with card layout ideas. I should have known that I’d pick Misty Moonlight as soon as I decided my jar would be one that’s painted a light blue. That blue is Seaside Spray, one of the 2019-2021 In Colors, and the “paint” is just cardstock that I punched out. The darker blue of the Misty Moonlight is just right with the lighter blue.
Picking the Contrasting Color
I thought of going monochromatic and using other blues for the remaining flowers. But nothing really grabbed me. Finally, after going through a least half a dozen other colors, I decided on Pumpkin Pie. As I look around the gardens where I live, I definitely see some oranges this time of the year. So, even thought I think of it as a fall color – probably its name! – out came the Pumpkin Pie. I finished the bouquet up with Old Olive for the leaves and stems.
Once I had the flowers colored, the rest of the card came together pretty quickly. A bit of Misty Moonlight cardstock, some Pumpkin Pie Designer Series Paper from the Regals 6″ x 6″ collection, Misty Moonlight ribbon and Enamel Dots and one of the Greenery Embossing Folders and I was finished!
And Behind the Scene – New Adhesives!
As you can probably imagine, the jar and bouquet are mounted on the card front using Stampin’ Dimensionals. They have been around for a while, and I definitely don’t see them going away any time soon. But the adhesive I used for most of the rest of this card is a new Stampin’ Up! product called Stampin’ Seal. To adhere the whole card front to the Whisper White Thick Cardstock base, I used a stronger new adhesive called Stampin’ Seal+. I’ve been using Multipurpose Glue for my cards of late as I’d become disenchanted with the old adhesive which Stampin’ Up! called SNAIL. It may be the humidity here in the East Hawaii rainforest, but SNAIL didn’t keep things together very well. So I’m glad to have a new tape runner, which is my preferred way to construct cards.
I hope you have a chance to try some of these new Stampin’ Up! products. I’m finally having a chance really to get to use them as my craft room is now all organized for the year. Now I’m really getting to play! Please join me! Don’t forget that you can click on any of the items in the carousel below and find out more about them on my personal Stampin’ Up! website and store!