Hello, Thanks for popping by today and having a read. Your company is always much appreciated. Sometimes its hard to know what to write, this bit does not come easily to me…. however creating something pretty to look at like this new card, Forever Greenery Meets Jar of Flowers. Well that is much easier. Paper and inks and pens that’s definitely my niche …… what’s yours?
Forever Greenery Meets Jar of Flowers
The idea for this card simply just evolved. I totally totally love the colours in the Forever Greenery Designer Series Paper. They are so varied and so pretty. I just knew they would make the perfect background for the shaker card I had in mind.
Whilst I love the Jar of Flowers Stamp/Die Bundle – the Forever Greenery Bundle is never far from hand. The variety of shapes and textures of the foliage included means it blends seamlessly with every floral stamp set in my collection. (I will never part with this one!)
Using the colours in the Forever Greenery DSP I stamped and then Die Cut the leaves ready to add into my jar.
Shaker Mason Jars
The idea behind Forever Greenery Meets Jar of Flowers was to use the Mason Shaker Jar shapes to create a 3d effect on the front of my card.
The image of the jar and the stems is stamped first, then using the matching punch, punch this out. Stamp the water onto this as well. Don’t forget to colour in your stems.
Add in your shaker dome and then your shaker elements. In this card I have used the Flowers for Every Season Gems. These remind me of the balls you add to the bottom of a vase, before you add water. They then soak up the water and keep your flowers hydrated.
Seal the back of your dome with clear accetate or window sheet. You can then adhere the punched out jar shape to this.
Flowers from Jar of Flowers
Stamping the chosen floral arrangement twice enables you to cut them and layer them into a beautiful bouquet. You can see I have added the Forever Greenery Leaves behind to give depth and further interest to the Jar of Flowers Bouquet.
The flowers are stamped in momento ink and then coloured with the light and dark Rocco Rose Blends. The foliage are Just Jade, both light and dark shades.
Layer up your matts and layers and voila you have a gorgeous card. To finish off use the Just Jade Gingham Ribbon from the Ribbon Combo pack, – Flowers for Every Season Ribbon Combo Pack. This gorgeous Gingham Ribbon is the perfect finishing touch.