Good morning Stampers and crafters today I am sharing with you my take on the Jar of Cheer card that was in the Holiday catalog.  I loved this stamp set when I saw it in the catalog, and the fact that it matched the Everyday Jar Framelits, was a plus.   Here’s a look at the card in the catalog.

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Images by Stampin’ Up!

This was a lovely card that the designers at Stampin’ Up! created.  I wanted to recreate it.  I didn’t order the Pretty Pines Thinlits dies so I had to come up with something else that would sort of give the same effect.  So I am going to share my card with you now.

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I used the Botanical Builders Framelits to create the twigs coming out of the background and from under the jar lid.   I used both Garden Green and Mint Macaron cardstock to cut the ferns (I call them fern frons but I am not sure if that is what you really call them) leaves.   My card base is a piece of Kraft cardstock cut down to 5 1/2 x 11 scored at 4 1/4.   I stamped the jars on Whisper White and stamped my images on the inside of each jar.  Once the images were stamped I took the Everyday Jars framelits and cut out each image.

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The jars were all colored using a blending pen and then put on a piece of  Pool Party cardstock (3 1/4 x 5 1/2).  This was then popped up using the foam strips placed on top of a Delightful Dijon cardstock cut to 3 1/2 x 5 1/2.  The ferns were then placed behind the Pool Party layer if I didn’t mention that before hand.   The color combination for this card is Pool Party, Delightful Dijon, Mint Macaron, Garden Green and Kraft.

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Coloring:

To add some color to the stamped jars I used the blender pens to add a watercolor effect to the mason jars.  This was accomplished by taking the color from the lid of the ink pad and pulling it out to make a lighter shade.  By that I mean you grab some color and pull from the center of that pool of color in a circular motion in the lid and pull it to the edge.  This creates a lighter shade when you add it to paper.

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This is a great way to add tones to your images.  It can be a little tricky and does take a little practice so I suggest doing it on scrap paper before you try coloring in your images.   That way it will save you some heartache.   And, you want be so afraid to make a mistake.

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Thanks for dropping by today I hope that you have a wonderful Holiday Season.  And if you would like to order the Jar of Cheer stamp set you need to do so quick it’s on the Year end close out, and on the retirement list.   You can pick any of the supplies you’ve seen today in my online store by clicking here, or by clicking on the product list below.

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