Hey, thanks for coming by! I’m working on another scene card, except this one’s in a jar. Mason jars are everywhere, and if you have a stamp already, you can make this card. I’m using some of the products from the new SOA box from Catherine Pooler, and they’re so cute!
First I die cut a panel that’s about 4 x 5 1/4 from Bristol cardstock. I used the Postage Edge dies from Simon Says Stamp. If you don’t have this die, you can always trim it to size with a paper trimmer. Then I used a mason jar die from Hero Arts to die cut the center of the panel. I stamped my sentiment underneath, using the Here We Come A Caroling stamp set from Catherine Pooler. I double stamped the sentiment with Blueprint Sketch Distress Ink.
The mason jar is from Hero Arts’ Winter Scene stamp set, and I stamped it onto acetate with white StazOn ink. This is a special ink designed to stamp on surfaces like plastic. You can see that the threads of the jar didn’t stamp well, but I’ll cover that up.
I cut out a hill from a scrap of cardstock, and brushed the top of the hill with Salty Ocean Distress Ink. The trees and the house are from Catherine Pooler’s Winterhaven dies. Aren’t they adorable?
I wanted a lid for my jar, but the stamp set didn’t come with one. I stamped the top of the jar onto silver cardstock using Onyx Black Verafine ink, and heat embossed it in clear. Then I used the die to cut out the top of the jar, and trimmed around the threads. Instant lid!
I created a 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 card base from the same cardstock I’m using for the rest of the card. Then I centered my panel on the card base and drew a couple of light pencil lines to mark the edges of the jar. I heat embossed stars from the Here We Come A Caroling stamp set in the top third of the jar in clear. Next I added Post It tape around the edges of the panel to protect it from ink.
I used a Mini Ink Blending tool to add Salty Ocean to the panel, revealing the stars. Then I added Blueprint Sketch to the top third of the panel for an ombre look. I removed the Post It tape, and set the card base aside to dry.
In the meantime, I added B Creative tape to the back of my card panel to attach the vellum. You need a strong adhesive when working with vellum, and this works better than anything else I’ve found. Once the vellum was attached, I added more tape over the threads of the jar, and fitted the lid in place.
I attached my hill temporarily to the panel with a bit of tape runner, and put the card base and panel in my stamp positioner to figure out where to put my stamps. Next I removed the panel so I could stamp the images against the sky. I stamped my tiny carolers with Versamark ink, and heat embossed them it white.
This is 3M foam tape. I’ve folded it in half, sticking it to itself. Then I cut the piece off the roll, and cut my doubled piece in half lengthwise.
I used my strips to go around the jar, and around the outside of the panel for support. I added an ounce of white iridescent glitter inside my jar, and attached another scrap of acetate to keep the glitter in place. Now I don’t have to worry about glitter going everywhere.
I attached my hill to the panel with tape runner, making it look like the carolers are standing in the snow. After I attached the panel to the card base, I added my die cuts to the front of the panel. The card on the right I made using stamps from the Winter Scene stamp set by Hero Arts.
Which card do you like better? Let me know in the comments, and I’ll be back again soon.