Good morning and happy Hump Day!
I have a quickie for you today, using the Jar of Love bundle. Have you seen this set floating around yet?
How FUN are these?!?!?! Check out that little goldfish!
The matching framelits are perfect, and yes… there is even one for the goldfish!
Now, yesterday while at work I was thinking about this set and how I wanted to use it. BOOM! Inspiration struck!
These days, anytime you go into an antique store, it seems like there are more than antiques. There are things that have been made new again, or repurposed. I am the first to admit, I love (some) of those things! In fact, hanging on the wall of our front room is the top of an antique hutch, that was turned upside down. Perfect for little knick knacks! The mirror in it is original, and beautifully aged.
Anyway, this set got me thinking of another repurpsed item I see all over…
Lights inside of mason jars! You can get them just about anywhere, from antique stores selling antique lights inside of mason jars, to Walmart and Target who sells ones made to look antique.
In addition to the bundle above, I used the Pun Intended hostess set…
See that light bulb on the right hand size? I was hoping that it would fit… and it did, perfectly!
Ingredients listed at the end of the post
I will admit, even though I had the idea, I struggled hard with this card last night. It was a breeze coming up with the image, but everything else? Wow…
I’m please with what it ended up being though!
- Stamp mason jar in Basic Black ink onto Whisper White cardstock.
- Stamp light bulb in Basic Black ink so it looks like it fits into the jar. Don’t worry about the wire/cord part of the light bulb stamping also. It will be cut off later.
- Stamp the mason jar lid using Versamark onto a separate piece of Whisper White.
- Heat emboss the lid using Stampin’ Up’s new Copper embossing powder.
- Die cut the mason jar and the embossed lid using the coordinating Framelits.
- Adhere the lid to the mason jar. You now have a mason jar light!
- Trim a piece of Pink Pirouette cardstock to 2.5″ x 3″
- Run the edges of the cardstock over Crumb Cake ink pad, giving a bit of color to the edges.
- Cut a piece of Copper thread to about 3″ long. Fold over the thread twice, so that the thread ends up being 4 strands thick.
- Adhere one end of the thread behind the mason jar, so it is coming out the top of the jar, looking like the wires for the light. I found Tear and Tape adhesive worked best for this.
- Trim a piece of Pink Pirouette cardstock to 3″ x .75″.
- Trim a piece of Sahara Sand cardstock to 3″ x 1″.
- Trim both pieces of cardstock using the Triple Banner Punch.
- Run both pieces of cardstock over the Crumb Cake ink pad, including the insides of the banner edges (*hint: drag a bit of paper towel through the ink pad and dab onto the parts that you can’t get the ink pad into”
- Stamp the sentiment using Versamark onto the Pink Pirouette piece of cardstock.
- Emboss sentiment with Copper Embossing Powder.
- Adhere the Pink Pirouette piece of cardstock to the Sahara Sand one.
- Cut a piece of Sahara Sand cardstock to 8.5″ x5.5″, scoring to form a top folding A2 card.
- Stamp various ink splotches from the Timeless Textures stamp set, using Crumb Cake ink. (*hint: stamp off once or twice before stamping onto the card front, to give a bit more dimension and texture).
- Adhere the panel with the sentiment to the trimmed Pink Pirouette piece of cardstock, making sure that the mason jar will cover the left side of it. Trim it if needed so it doesn’t stick out to far on either side.
- Using Dimensionals, adhere the mason jar to the center of the Pink Pirouette cardstock.
- Carefully fold over the copper thread/wire, and adhere to the back of the Pink Pirouette piece. I used Tear and Tape adhesive again for this.
- Adhere the whole panel to the front of the A2 card.
- Put away the giant mess you made designing this card (if you are me!)
It is so hard to see in the image, but there is a touch of color in there… I went back and added some Daffodil Delight around “love” and a touch of Pink Pirouette around the heart. I didn’t want them to be bright colors, but just wanted it to look like they are glowing a bit.
I plan on playing more with this idea at some point soon, so you might be seeing a different version in the future!
If you have any questions, let me know in the comments!
Have a great day!