Friday, April 12, 2013

Vintage Memories

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.

5 comments:

Annette said...

aww I love how you used this set.. that jar looks awesome and love that paper too..

Creations by Shirl said...

Awesome Lynn, I really like the way you turned that jar stamp on your card... These would be perfect for you to make on your recipe cards for those yummy jams that you make....
TFS!

Cami said...

Great card and tag set with this jar stamp, Lynn. There are so many things you can use this image for and all kinds of occasions. Like the use of the acetate!

eunice said...

Very, very cool! I love playing with acetate too and I especially like the effect you created by stamping the jar on acetate and slipping special words and flower stem inside. So clever!

Stampn'HI said...

Not sure how I missed this post...but this is another fab creation!