Sunday, September 9, 2018

Jar of Love for PP409

Good morning stamping friends! It’s time for another challenge over at The Paper Players. This week, it’s MY turn to host the challenge so I hope you will ink up your stamps and join us. I have a color challenge for you. Here is the cool part…I picked three of the colors, you decide on the fourth color. I’m excited to see what you coordinate with this trio. The challenge is open through Friday September 14th at Noon PST. 
I love the new Country Home stamp set in the Stampin’ Up!® Holiday Catalog, but I kind of didn’t want to color it. (Shhh!) So, I turned to the Jar of Love Stamp set and coordinating Everyday Jars Framelits to pair with the sentiments in the Country Home set. It ended up taking on a life of it’s own with all of the shapes and layers and I totally love it! 

For the flowers, I “stamped off” the base of the flower in Blackberry Bliss ink and then added the little detail full-strength. Wink of Stella provided a little shimmer accent. I added some to the flowers and all to the “water” in the jar, before covering that element with some clear liquid glue for the “watery” effect. 
So, what was my fourth color? Well, I guess it could be one of two. I colored the pearls in the center of the flowers with Daffodil Delight Stampin’ Blends. It’s a tiny pop of color but it works. I’m not sure that “silver” qualifies as another “color” but I added it to the jar lid and used some of the Chicken Wire Elements. I actually meant to add more yellow to the card but got a little wrapped up in the other details. This one took a while to create…I’m not going to tell you how long though. Suffice to say I really need to pay more attention to the clock when I’m stamping. Thank goodness for Netflix! (What are YOU currently watching?) 
Finally, I heat embossed the sentiment from Country Home on the Hardwood stamped background. How awesome is that sentiment? A wonderful reminder. I popped up some ruffles in the ribbon and finally decided that the details were finalized. What time is it?? Ha ha! I’ll add the supplies I used at the end of the post. 

Please join us over at The Paper Players this week. Be sure to stop by and share some love with the rest of the Design Team. You can also get all of the challenge details there. 

The Paper Players Design Team
Anne Marie Hile (that’s me!)

Have a fantastic day and thanks for stopping by! 
-Anne Marie

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  1. I LOVE this card, just as I love this colour combination. I can see it's taken time to create but so, so worth the effort. Each detail adds to the whole, from the hardwood stamp to the just-right ruching of the ribbon. The chicken wire and the vellum tucked in at the back - wow! What a marvelous creation!

  2. Oh goodness is this ever a pretty card! Love the colors Anne Marie!

  3. Amazing...a work of art! I love your little jar, but the background elements really steal the show, IMO!! LOVE the chicken wire and the ribbon....two of my favs! Great color combo, great challenge!

  4. Your jar full of posies is so sweet! Love this!!!

  5. Gorgeous Anne-Marie - I love your little jar of flowers with their bright yellow middles! So much fabulous texture too with the wood, ribbon, chicken wire and embossing. You totally aced this colour combo - normally I struggle with colour challenges, but this one is a sure fire winner!

  6. The colors were fabulous, fun to play with, and a combo I would never have thought of! Your card is beautiful with so many wonderful details. I especially like the natural feel with all the textures!

  7. Your card came out perfect. Bank up job. Thanks for sharing this lovely card.

  8. Anne Marie love everything about this beauty! The colors are FAB and the touch of chicken wire knocks it out of the park! Hugs


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Anne Marie