Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Decorated Jar


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"


Versamark (Tsukineko)


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)
Heat gun
Paper Blossoms Tool Kit (MacGill)
Glass Jar
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.


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.

Thanks for stopping by!




I'm always excited to see what you do each week. Your decorated jar is just beautiful and I like that you used alcohol inks too. That flower is drop dead gorgeous!

Carol (Gingerbeary8) said...

This is gorgeous Lisa. Your carnations are super lovely. They remind me of the red tipped ones my Mother loves so much. What a beautiful creation!

Angelica said...

Oh my, this is such a beautiful project. I love the embossed glitter on the flowers, it added the perfect touch of sparkle.

Cibele Glazer said...

Wow Lisa! What a fabulous project. Very creative and I truly love your flowers!

Jan Hennings said...

Love adorable!

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Caroline D. said...

You are so clever! This jar and flowers are amazing! I'm gonna have to try to color glass now with alcohol inks... thanks for sharing!

Andrea Ewen said...

Stunning flowers in such beautiful colors! Love the glittered edges, it adds such a "WoW" factor!

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