June 24, 2016
I am entering this card in the Lawnscaping Challenge #132 Distress Maniacs.
When I saw the So Jelly stamp set, I immediately wanted to make a jelly jar at a county fair to go with the sentiment. I was originally planning on going with strawberry jelly because I have a strawberry stamp. Then I saw this challenge and knew I would have to go with grape jelly, to match the Seedless Preserves Distress Ink. I made two cards so that I could play with colors as I made the card.
Card one. I used black ink to stamp the jar and ribbon on this card. I also used Salty Ocean Distress Ink on the background.
Card two. I used second generation stamping to stamp the jar and ribbon to get a lighter of outline. I also used Abandoned Coral Distress Ink for the background.
Size: Horizontal top fold A2 card
Extra Details: I started by stamping and water coloring the jars and ribbons. I used Ready Set Snow and So Thankful stamp sets to make the grapes. I water colored everything with distress Inks. I watered down some white acrylic paint to give the jar the look of glass. After everything was dry, I fussy cut out the images and painted the edges with a black marker. I die cut a stitched rectangle for the main panel from water color paper. I ink blended some Antique Linen and Vintage Photo Distress Inks for the background colors. I used the Vintage Photo ink to stamp the wood grain pattern. I added some banners with Salty Ocean and Abandoned Coral Distress Inks. I used the third generation stamping to help the banners blend better with the background. I added the sentiments in Versa Fine black ink. I used a steak knife to distress the edges of the panel. I adhered the jar down flat to the main panel. I popped the ribbon up on DIY foam squares.
For the card base, I used water color paper as well. I ink blended the edges of the front in either Abandoned Coral of Salty Ocean Distress Ink. I stamped some texture with the same ink color using School House Backdrops stamp set. I added some Antique Linen and Vintage Photo Distress Inks on top to tone the brighter colors down some. Lastly, I popped the main panel up on fun foam and adhered it to my card base.
Stamps Used: Lawn Fawn’s Admit One, Best Pun Ever, Ready Set Snow, Summertime Charm, So Jelly, So Thankful, Wood grain Backdrops, School House Backdrops and Penelope’s Blossoms
Dies Used: Lawn Fawn’s Small Stitched Rectangles
Paper: water color paper
Ink: Versa Fine
Distress Inks in Abandoned Coral, Antique Linen, Blueprint Sketch, Hickory Smoke, Mowed Lawn, Salty Ocean, Seedless Preserves, Mustard Seed, Tumbled Glass, and Vintage Photo
Hope you enjoyed the card