Poppystamps: Life Is Full of Magic

Friday, July 14, 2017

Morning, y'all!  I've got a little number, using some new goodies from the latest 2017 Holiday Release, up on the Poppystamps blog today and wanted to share it here as well.  My thought process behind this card was to make it look as though the largest of the new Jar Collection craft dies were used to collect treasures from a child's garden hunt.
I started this card by stamping a 3-1/2" x 4-3/4" piece of watercolor paper, in Tumbled Glass, Broken China, Faded Jeans, Spun Sugar, Tattered Rose, Barn Door, and Peeled Paint Distress Inks, with images from Birch Press Design's Watercolor Wildflowers stamp set.  Y'all, I just can't get enough of these gorgeous blooms.  Swoon!  I then spritzed everything with water just to fade the flowers into the background before splattering over them with watered-down Tumbled Glass and Barn Door Distress Inks, as well as Pure Black and Titanium White acrylic paints.
Once everything was dry, I stamped the "LIFE IS FULL OF magic" sentiment, from a sweet, little, new, Believe in Magic stamp set, in Jet Black ink, along the vertical left edge of the prepped piece before framing it with Pool Party cardstock and white-threaded, straight, machine stitching.
The jar itself was then die-cut from clear cardstock and filled with a Tomei Branch, die-cut from Always Artichoke cardstock; Pine Twig, die-cut from Garden Green cardstock; Ragged Daisy, die-cut from Lucky Limeade, Daffodil Delight, and white cardstocks; and the new Sugarplum Faerie, die-cut from watercolor paper.
The fairy was also painted with watercolors; and a simple button, not to mention a snippet of cheesecloth, fills the jar completely.
To secure the jar to the prepped piece without showing any adhesive, I also partially die-cut and partially hand-cut it from Going Gray and Soft Suede cardstocks to create the foundation of dirt and the lid.  It was not adhered in any other places other than the top and bottom bits.  The lid was also wrapped with a length of Baker's Twine, tied in a bow; and a die-cut, from Riding Hood Red cardstock, Stitched Butterfly, which was embellished with a single pearl and lots of Clear Wink of Stella for shimmer and shine, completes the look.
Thanks, once again, for stopping by, friends!  Be blessed!

{Supplies & Tools}
Stamps: Believe in Magic (Poppystamps); Watercolor Wildflowers (Birch Press) Paper: white (Recollections); Pool Party, Soft Suede, Going Gray, Always Artichoke, Garden Green, Lucky Limeade, Daffodil Delight, & Riding Hood Red (SU!); clear (unknown); watercolor (Canson Studio) Ink: Tumbled Glass, Broken China, Faded Jeans, Spun Sugar, Tattered Rose, Barn Door, & Peeled Paint Distress Inks & Jet Black (Ranger) Other: white thread (Coats & Clark); sewing machine (Janome); foam tape (Scrapbook Adhesives); watercolors (Kuretake); Pure Black & Titanium White acrylic paints (FolkArt); button (Buttons Galore & More); Clear Wink of Stella (Zig); cheesecloth (Dritz); Baker's Twine (Clean Country Paper Supplies); pearl (Paper Studio); Big Shot (Sizzix); Stitched Butterfly Trio, Tomei Branch, Pine Twig, Ragged Daisy, Jar Collection, & Sugarplum Faerie craft dies (Poppystamps)


Lynn said...

Love that sweet little fairy garden Jinny!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

So gorgeous! LOVING the colors and that dancer!!!!!!!!!!!

Tracy said...

Fantastic concept Jinny and you really aced it. Hugs!