Monday, 28 August 2017

Jar of Love - Happy Anniversary Shaker Card!

Its our Wedding Anniversary today! Twenty four years ago today we got married. The sun shone then too. It was a beautiful day surrounded by friends and family. I wanted to make my hubby a special card and the Jar of Love Stamps and matching Everyday Jars Framelits seemed perfect. I first bought this set as a bundle about a year ago, I loved the whole set. It has lots of images perfect for lots of occasions and the Framelits cut everything out so easily on the Big Shot. 

I must admit though when it arrived I was a little overwhelmed by it. Has that ever happened to you? It seems like there are endless possibilities and yet you don't know where to start! I have a tip for you if that happens. Concentrate on one idea and go with it.  Leave all those other ideas , or things you think you could do, to the side for the moment. Play with one or two elements in the set and see what you come up with. I have found it helps the creativity flow and before you know it you are on a roll. 

The Jar of Love is perfect for a shaker card. This is how I made mine.

I have stamped the largest jar onto window sheet using black Stazon ink and leaving a border cut it out. Using the matching large jar Framelit I cut an aperture into the Very Vanilla cardstock base and adhered the window sheet jar behind it. I used the double sided foam strips to create a border around the jar and filled with sequins and teeny tiny hearts cut out with the strip of hearts framelit in Powder Pink. The "water" is stamped in Pool Party , the Love sentiment in Flirty Flamingo and added flower stalks in Pear Pizazz onto the cut out Very Vanilla jar. I then placed this behind the window on top of the shaker elements. The double sided foam pads keep it snug. I then adhered a piece of cardstock  behind to keep it all in place. A piece of Very Vanilla card stock the same size as the base adhered behind finishes it off neatly.

The best part of making the card is building up your bouquet.
The larger flowers were stamped off on scraps of Very Vanilla card stock in Flirty flamingo and two step stamped, again with Flirty Flamingo ink. Then cut out using the Framelits .The smaller flowers were also two step stamped in Powder Pink ink onto scraps of Very Vanilla card and die cut with the Framelits. They are cut two at a time making short work of it. I had stamped a couple of the leafy stems onto the card to sit behind the flowers and I then built my flowers up. Some of them flat and some with mini Dimensionals behind. I placed them wherever I thought it looked most pleasing with a couple of my blooms fallen. 

As it is an Anniversary card I used the Anniversary sentiment form the Number of Years stamps on small rectangle of Very Vanilla card edged in Flirty Flamingo ink and raised with Dimensionals.

With the Number of Years stamps I put Happy Anniversary inside in Flirty Flamingo and thought it would be fun to add the numbers in Powder Pink card using the Large Number Framelits too!

Flowers are for men too right? It is an Anniversary card after all.  So he received his card today and he loved it. Or at least he said he did. Maybe that's why we have been married for 24 years! 😁

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