Tuesday 29 May 2012

My jar ‘runneth’ over…..

The sun is shining and I have managed to squeeze in a little “Less is More” crafting…. although my eyebrows shot up to my “very grey” hairline when I read the challenge was to create a card other than square or rectangle…..oh heck… I thought it was tricky last week creating a child's card and keeping it clean and simple ….but without stamping or using my cardmaking stuff…. I could only think of novelty style cards which were definitely not CAS…. so not sure if this totally qualifies….


but it was a great excuse to use the adorable free print sheet from The Graphic Fairy  that I recently found.

Luckily I also had some printable projector acetate from a computer course I did many years ago……never have needed to create a presentation….so I still have more or less a full packet…and I thought the acetate would be perfect to print the jar on.


After printing the jar I created a text box to position in the jar…..then deleted the image before printing the text on card……then before I attached the acetate and card together (attached along the top with double side tape) I highlighted the text with a couple of stencilled hearts (chalked with eyeshadows!!)

DSC_0012To attach a back panel I scored the top of the acetate section to create a hingeDSC_0019 which fixed onto another piece of card

Once the three panels were joined I cut out the shape of the jar.

To finish I tied on a couple of scraps of ribbon from my salvaged stash.

I photographed the card with some confetti sequins as I am going to pop a few  a handful in the envelope…..

       ……dont you just love it when people do this!?!? Winking smile

Now must go and have a play with the clematis stamp from Lynnda at Oak House studio.…..Lynnda is planning an ambitious 24 hour craft with “One Stamp” and I am supporting her by having a go at creating some revamped home decor projects…… one of my projects is hopefully going to be immensely useful but has to be one of the oddest and possibly the most unappealing projects  I have ever created in my papercrafting!!!!!!!!


Chrissie said...

This is simply terrific Diane!
Thanks for your kind words about my cards... the 'cross' one does mention in the description that I scored that back piece of the card close to the top and glued it to the front piece above the score line, to create a hinge! This method works really well to avoid the flat folded part of a shaped card!
Thanks so much
"Less is More"

Deanna said...

This is very cute card!

Bea said...

fab card Diane - just can't get any inspiration this week still a few days left though

kingstonmama said...

This is fabulous, Dianne. I love the colors you've used (and the eyeshadows!) and the ribbon trim. Ann

Viv said...

Fabulous card. Eyeshadow?? That's an interesting thought!

Linda said...

Fabulous card Dianne, such pretty colours. I've never used eyeshadows to colour with, but they seem to work really well. Great job! xx

Mandi said...

Just briliant Di
Superb picture tutorial
Thank you very much
"Less is More"

Suze Bain said...

A fab card Dianne, well done! I just haven't got any inspiration this week, I can onky think of novelty cards too. xx

Unknown said...

Brilliant card Dianne - love what you did with the text box.

Jenny said...

You've come up with a cracking good card again Diane, love the kilner jar and the hearts behind the sentiment give extra feeling to the meaning :0)
The 24h one stamp event sounds intriguing !!! As does your project!!
Jenny x

Aileen said...

Fab entry to the challenge. Well done. x

Lynnda said...

I can't wait to see what you are doing for the one stamp project Dianne

Faith A at Daffodil Cards said...

Congratulations on being showcased for this card, well deserved

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