Saturday, October 4, 2014

Lightning Bugs, Captured!

I promise this will be the last mason jar for awhile (although I have made others from this second mason jar stamp set . . .)!  Summer may be over and the lightning bugs/ fireflies gone with it, but I managed to capture a few on paper! 

Happy World Card-Making Day!

Supplies:  Recollections mason jar and fireflies, Recollections sentiment, Stampin' Up yoyo yellow and basic black cardstock and ink, Heidi Swapp gold color shine (on bugs), Spellbinders Nestablities Classic Ovals, Glossy Accents, Recollections light blue distressed paper, Copic light blue marker & miscellaneous ribbon.

Mason Jar with Paper Flowers

I've had these paper flowers in my stash for a year or two, and rarely think to include them on a project but somehow decided they might work OK on this mason jar card, another favorite of the series I've created this summer.  I water-colored the mason jar to create a subtle watery effect and used Copics on the lid.

Supplies:  Inkadinkadoo mason jar, MME Moments patterned paper, Prima flowers, satin ribbon, miscellaneous brads, Memento Tuxedo Black ink, Copic cool gray C1, C3 & C5 markers.

Ship in a Bottle

It's often a struggle for me to come up with appropriate masculine cards, so I challenged myself to use the mason jar stamp for just that purpose.  I considered putting a "message in the bottle," but the bottle a/k/a mason jar seemed better-suited for the ship alone with message underneath!  I thought the nautical navy & white baker's twine was a good substitute for ribbon.  

Supplies:  Inkadinkadoo mason jar, Just For Fun map background, PSX ship stamp, sentiment from Stampin' Up, SU whisper white, night of navy, creamy caramel cardstock and ink, baker's twine.

Double Daisies

I love this daisy, so I decided to make a vase out of my mason jar to give the flower a new home.   Which one do you like better?

Supplies:  Inkadinkadoo mason jar, Penny Black flower stamp, miscellaneous ribbon, Stampin' Up whisper white, old olive, cajun craze & pumpkin pie cardstock and ink, Cuttlebug Stylized Flowers and Oriental Weave embossing folders, Glossy Accents (on left card), Copic light blue marker and colorless blender (on right) for watery effect.

Lemonade in a Mason Jar

Happy World Card-Making Day!

I can't believe how long it has been since I last posted anything!  Where did the spring and summer go?  Well, I planned to post this in June or July, but with highs still in the mid 80's here,  I don't feel bad about my faux homemade lemonade in a jar (even if it is a little out of season)!  My family and I love freshly squeezed lemonade and my friend Paula recently served us some in mason jars (her jars  had handles) which seemed to make it taste even sweeter (or it could be she uses more sugar)! 

I decided to start a series of mason jar cards this summer, but will only post a few of my favorites to get back in the swing of card-making/blogging.  I'll have to be careful about mailing this one when/if I decide to send it away, but I was definitely happy with the way it turned out!

Supplies:  Vellum, tiny white brads, baker's twine, plastic straw, square punch (for an easy slit of the tag), Inkadinkadoo mason jar, sentiment from Fiskars Latte Love, Studio G Hampton Art patterned paper, Stampin' Up brilliant blue, whisper white