Saturday, May 18, 2013

Country Jar of Flowers

Hey, it's Holly posting today.  I'm going country with this fun gingham paper and this rustic jar of flowers.  

I started with a piece of Kraft cardstock cut in half (4.25" x 11") and then folded it in half to make an A2 sized card.  I cut the red gingham paper from the Summer Fresh 6x6 paper pad (Simple Stories) to 3.25" x 5.5".  Some white paper was cut with the Country Girl Border die (Cheery Lynn Designs) and I glued it to the sides of the red gingham paper before adhering the paper to my kraft card base.

Next, I die cut the Tall Canning Jar from white cardstock.  I pulled out my Salty Ocean Distress Stain and dabbed it all over the jar.  Once this blue coloring dried, I dabbed some Brushed Pewter Distress Stain all over the blue jar and spritzed it with water to help the stain move.  I didn't want it to look completely silvery - I just wanted a hint of shine.  I let this dry and checked out the color.  Since I wanted a rustic country look, I sponged some brown ink around the edges.  You can see the shine as well as the sponging in this close up picture below.

I set the jar aside to dry completely while I cut out my flowers.  I die cut the Honey Blossom Sprig from green paper and then again from white paper.  I dabbed the white flowers with the Squeezed Lemonade Distress Stain and set it aside to dry.  Once it was dry, I cut out the pale yellow flowers and glued them over the top of the green ones.  I cut the lower pieces of the sprig off and arranged them all so they would fit into the jar and then taped the pieces down on the back.  I then wrapped some linen thread around the neck of the jar for that final country touch.  The jar was affixed to the red gingham paper with some Joy Foam Pads.  

This turned out so cute!  Now it's got me thinking what else I can put in that jar.  Any ideas from you crafty gals out there??  :-)
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Vicki Romaine said...

Holly this is so cute. I love the gingham background. In real life I would collect coins in my jar until I had enough for a crafty purchase. In my crafty jar, I would stamp some of my bumble bees.

Susan said...

Holly, what a cute card... it would be so cute to not only put flowers in the jar, but also fish in the bottom. Love your artwork.

Alice said...

Your card is very cute! On another site, I saw that someone had turned the canning jar on its side and put an old-fashioned sailboat in it -- making a ship in a bottle, which would be great for a masculine card.

Karen Letchworth said...

I think it would be adorable to cut the jar from vellum and fill it with vintage buttons. SO many ideas you could use to make this look just adorable - a very versatile piece for sure!