November 17, 2020

JAR OF FALL

Since the Pandemic began way back in March, time seems to have been playing tricks on me. Have any of you experienced that feeling of The Twilight Zone? The feeling that things are not quite the way they should be, nor the time as it should be? Hard to explain. But, I often find myself saying, "Oh yeah. It's fall. Oh, it's NOVEMBER." Sort of confused. And weird. And tough to explain -- or endure.

Anyway, with all those profound words said, it's hard to believe that next week is Thanksgiving here in the US! Wow. Wow. 

I give you a little Happy Thanksgiving card this week. 


Utilizing the Jar of Flowers set, found on page 12 of the Annual Catalog, 
it is a fairly simple card to create.


Fussy cutting the Jar of Flowers  and popping it up with a few Dimensionals 
onto a sponged embossed base, it boasts a nice amount of dimension.


Would you like to know how I created this card, in case you would like to try something similar?

SUPPLIES:
Gray Granite cardstock
Whisper White cardstock
Fall-looking Designer Series Paper

Memento Tuxedo Black ink
Cajun Craze ink
Stampin' Blends in: Dark Mango Melody, Light Gray Granite, Light Pumpkin Pie, Light Soft Suede, Light Mossy Meadow and Dark Soft Sea Foam

Jar of Flowers (Page 12)
Itty Bitty Greetings (Page 44)

Greenery embossing folder (page 184)
Die Cut/Embossing Machine
Very Vanilla 1/4" Ribbon
Stampin' Dimensionals

INSTRUCTIONS:
Fold a 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" piece of Gray Granite cardstock in half, creasing it well with a bone folder.

Add a 1" x 5 1/4" piece of autumn Designer Series Paper to the left edge near the fold, leaving a 1/8" margin, as is usual on a traditional card.

Run a 3" x 5 1/4" piece of Gray Granite cardstock through the Greenery Embossing Folder. With a stampin' sponge, gently sponge Cajun Craze ink across the raised portion of the embossing. Adhere this piece to the right side of the card base, butted up against the DSP. Set aside for now.

On a piece of Whisper White cardstock that measures about 3" x 4", stamp the three components of the fallish bouquet: the jar, the stems in the "water" of the jar, followed by the bouquet of sunflowers in Memento Tuxedo Black ink. Another option would be to stamp the jar and water separate from the bouquet of flowers. Fussy cut both components, then pop the flowers over the jar. This would probably be a better look.

Using the coloring tools you desire, color in the bouquet. I used Stampin' Blends in the aforementioned colors. 

Fussy cut the bouquet. I know it looks difficult, but it really isn't. One piece of advice when fussy cutting: hold the scissors in pretty much the same position and turn the piece itself as you are cutting.

Use Stampin' Dimensionals to add the bouquet to the center of the embossed portion, raised some from center so you have room for the sentiment.

On a 1/2" x 2" piece of Gray Granite cardstock, stamp a sentiment in black ink.

I did not have any ribbon that was Cajun Craze, and I feel this card really needed that. So I made my own! I had some quarter inch Very Vanilla satin ribbon to which I sponged Cajun Craze ink untilt he ribbon was evenly colored. 

Attach the ribbon to the back of the sentiment piece, and use a few Stampin' Dimensionals to add it to the lower portion of the card.

Fall
Smiles.







8 comments:

  1. I love mason jars and I love sunflowers -- this is divine! Thanks for sharing at Vintage Charm. xo Kathleen

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  2. I love, love, love your Jar of Fall! So pretty!

    Happy Wednesday, Linda!

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  3. This is so neat Linda! Thanks so much for sharing it with us at Farmhouse Friday!

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