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Mason Jar Scene

October 18, 2017

Mason Jar Scene - Colorful Encouragement

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!

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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.

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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!

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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.

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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.

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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.

Mason Jar Scene - Colorful Encouragement

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.

Mason Jar Scene - Colorful Encouragement

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.

Mason Jar Scene - Colorful Encouragement

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.

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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.

    1. Thank you, Denise! On the first one, I used Blueprint Sketch and Chipped Sapphire Distress Ink.

  1. I find it impossible to choose between them! They are both fabulous. Thank you for explaining so thoroughly what you did. I will have to have the computer right in front of me to try this one of these days. I don’t have a jar die yet, but I was looking at one the other day!

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