At first when I saw the Authentique Carefree Collection of papers and stickers at Ben Franklin Crafts, I was not excited because I love colorful stuff. However, upon closer inspection I realized that the muted reds and grays would be perfect for a vintage card.....perhaps a Mother's Day card. My mother loved flowers and even now I could easily fill jars with words that remind me of her, so the Hero Arts clear stamp set, Love Jar, seemed the perfect pairing with the Authentique items.
The card began with the stamping of the jar image on clear acetate with Staz On black ink. After cutting out the image, I applied Beacon 3 in 1 or FabriTac glue to the edges of the jar but not the top and adhered the 'jar' to the checker patterned cardstock. Word stickers from the set were applied to scrap cardstock and inserted into the jar. The stamped stem and leaves were cut out and inserted into the jar too. An artificial blossom was glued on the card and the saying sticker from the set was pressed in place. As a final touch, leftover artificial flower petals were glued to the card.
Since I had an extra stamped jar image and word stickers, I decided to make a tag with the leftover cardstock. Because I was too lazy to fussy-cut the stem and leaves, I used an artificial stem with leaves. All of the items used on this card can be purchased from Ben Franklin Crafts, even the twine and artificial flowers. There are always new items arriving at the store so go check them out and don't forget to use your craft club card for a discount (even on sale items!). Thanks for visiting this blog site. I hope you enjoyed your time here and will return often.