Stamp Review Crew: Jar of Love


Hello and Welcome to another Stamp Review Crew Blog Hop! This week's featured stamp set is: Jar of Love.

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I'm sure by now, you've seen a ton of cards using the Jar of Love stamp set... Well, that's because it's awesome! (Psst... It also has coordinating framelits...Yep! Bundle!!!) I absolutely love all the creative possibilities, this set has.

For my card today, I focused on the firefly that is included in the set. I couldn't resist... I can remember catching them as a kid or sitting by the camp fire, watching them blink in the darkness. They seem so magical at times, and that's exactly the feeling I wanted to create on my card. I decided a shaker card would be a great way to portray that, and not because the fireflies could be flying around (in fact, mine don't. They are stationary), but because I could make it look like I captured a bit or their mystical aura too. I put in clear and white sequins from the Metallics Sequins Assortment (the stars and circles), and a couple of pinches of Dazzling Diamonds Stampin' Glitter. It turned out exactly how I had hoped. The light randomly bounces off the sequin shapes and the glitter has that iridescent sparkle to it.

My Colour combo is Crumb Cake, Basic Black, Whisper White, Smokey Slate and Crushed Curry.

I cut the jar out with the coordinating framelits: Everyday Jars, and stamped the jar image onto a window sheet with Black StazOn ink. I coloured the fireflies with the coordinating markers, and the lid is stamped on Smokey Slate cardstock, with Smokey Slate ink.

I layered my image over Crushed Curry DSP from the Festive Birthday DSP.

The stamp set does have a coordinating greeting for the fire fly:"You light up my life"... But I really wanted to make this a card that could be given to a number of different recipients...  that saying just sounds too romantic to me, so I used the Sunshine Sayings Bundle to add my greeting.

Thanks for hopping in, I hope you enjoyed my "Jar of Love" sample. Next up is the talented Mickey Roberts' Blog. Enjoy the rest of the hop!






12 comments:

  1. What a fun card, Martha! I love your sparkly jar of fireflies. Perfect colors, too.

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  2. I love how you kept your card clean so the eye is drawn to all the fun happening in the jar! Great, great card!!

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  3. love this colour combo! So clean. I must have a look at that sentiment.....

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  4. So sweet! Loving the added sparkle!

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  5. What a perfect sentiment for this sweet card!

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  6. This is adorable, Martha! The jar of firefly with the sparkle is so cute and the sentiment is perfect with it!

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  7. I love this color combo, and the alternate sentiment is perfect. Really nice!

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  8. Martha l love this sparkly creation and l especially love the partial use of the die cut...so clever. xx

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  9. This card is full of glittery goodness. Love your jar of fireflies. Thanks for the details about its construction

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  10. Love your card! Awesome! Also thank you for the ingredients to your jar! You really made it shine! Thanks for sharing!

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  11. Beautiful Martha! Fun and stylish all at the same time. The colours are perfect! Kelly x

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  12. Martha, your jar is just adorable! The greeting you used is just perfect!

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