Welcome to a new year and another Heartfelt Creations Wednesday! Remember, we are back to our regular schedule of a NEW RELEASE on the second Wednesday of the month, so there's a sneak peek of the January release on the Heartfelt Creations blog today! I think you will LOVE it. Be sure to head over there to check out the inspiring creations of the design team, too.
My contribution this week is a decorated jar - alcohol inks are so easy to use to color glass, and the Heartfelt Creations' flower stamps make beautiful decorations. Together, creating gifts like this is a snap!
Note: Finished card size: 5" x 7"
|Seersucker Stipe on Aegean (ANW Crestwood)||2" x 12", and|
4" x 4"
|White Gold Metallic (Wassau)||6" x 12"|
|New England Ivy (CTMH)||4" x 6"|
|HCPC 3406 Botanical Floral 1 PreCut Set (Heartfelt Creations)|
|HCPC 3407 Botanical Floral 2 PreCut Set (Heartfelt Creations)|
|Rose Creations Shapeabilities (Spellbinders)|
|Scalloped Circle Nestabilities Large (Spellbinders)|
|Grand Calibur (Spellbinders)|
|Squash Blossom Opaque embossing glitter (PK Glitz)|
|Moss Tinsel embossing powder (Creations Unlimited)|
|Paper Blossoms Tool Kit (MacGill)|
|Alcohol inks (Ranger)|
|Felt Applicator (Ranger)|
|Wired-edge ribbon (Hobby Lobby)|
|Peg bow maker (Unity Stamp company)|
|Modge Podge glue (Plaid)|
|Dries clear Glue (Art Institute)|
|3-D Foam Squares (Scrapbook Adhesives)|
|Zip Dry Paper Glue (Beacon)|
|Rotary Trimmer (Fiskars)|
My jar started out clear glass - apply a combination of alcohol inks to the glass using a felt applicator to completed color the jar and lid. I used Stream, Wild Plum, and Pearl Additive. I will tell you that this can be messy! Wear rubber gloves if you have them. I made this jar on Saturday (12/31), and went back to work on 1/3 with blue under my fingernails... LOL!
Cut a 2" x 12" strip of paper (or any length you need to fit around your jar). Using Modge Podge glue, attach the paper strip around the middle of the jar and set aside to dry. Cut a scalloped circle from matching paper and mount on the jar lid, and set aside to dry.
ROSES and LEAVES
Using Versamark ink, stamp 2 of each rose image size on the white metallic paper, and heat emboss with the embossing glitter. Stamp 6 leaves with Versamark on green paper, and heat emboss with green embossing powder. Using the matching dies, cut all of the stamped images out. Shape the petals with the blossom tool kit, then carefully roll the petals and glue the layers together to form 2 roses. Using foam squares and Zip Dry glue, attach the roses to the jar lid. Shape the leaves and attach under the rose petals with foam squares and Zip Dry glue.
I'm loving my peg-bow maker - it's really great for tying bows! I saw Becca Feeken's great tutorial on making peg bows, and really got hooked. Tie a triple bow, and string a 12" ribbon into back of the bow (or the length you need to fit around your jar). Using the double-sided sticky tape, mount the ribbon and bow around the paper trim on the jar.
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