Monday, July 4, 2016

In Colors Color Block Jar - Stampin' Up! Jar of Love

  Happy 4th of July!  I hope you have a fun BBQ or other event to attend today to celebrate our nations birthday!  The weather isn't looking too promising for the outdoor concert we were planning to go to this evening but maybe the clouds and rain will be gone by then!  We did get to see fireworks last night though.  One of our neighbors puts on a great show each year and we sit out in the yard or in the cul de sac and watch.  We definitely need to bring him a thank you card!

  There hasn't been much stamping lately but I do have this project to share that my stamping ladies made at my new catalog party a few weeks ago.  I always like to showcase the new In Colors and sometimes it can be challenging to use them all on just a few projects.  After browsing Pinterest and seeing several ideas I decided that a color blocked background would show them all off very nicely.

  The trick to getting your strips of cardstock lined up just right is to cut a piece of Whisper White to the exact size of all your strips lined up and just adhere the colored strips to it.  I tried to just adhere them to the card front and my borders kept coming out just a bit wonky.  So save yourself some frustration and cardstock and use a base.

  The Jar of Love stamp set has taken off like wildfire!  You can't look for inspiration on the internet without seeing awesome projects using it.  We used the smallest jar and inked it up with Dapper Denim (my new favorite I think!) stamped off once for a lighter look.  Then the jar handle, sentiment, and fireflies (or do you call them lightning bugs??) are stamped in Basic Gray.

  The coordinating Everyday Jars framelits were used to cut out the jar and handle.  After adhering those pieces to a rectangle of Whisper White we added a piece of Sweet Sugarplum ruched ribbon to the handle with a glue dot.  Using a sponge dauber and the Peekaboo Peach ink pad each little firefly got a bit of glow.  You can't see it in the photo but the clear Wink of Stella pen was used over the top of the Peekaboo Peach spots for a little shimmer.

  I hope to get back in the stamp room for some new projects to share.  I have a lot of new products that need some trying out!

  Thanks for looking!  Did you stamp today?

Stamps: Jar of Love

Ink: Dapper Denim, Basic Gray, Peekaboo Peach

Paper: Whisper White, Dapper Denim, Emerald Envy, Peekaboo Peach, Flirty Flamingo, Sweet Sugar Plum

Accessories: Wink of Stella, Everyday Jars framelits, ruched ribbon

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