Okay...I kind of have a thing for jars. Really - I LOVE canning jars! Of course, I love canning too which probably helps! But last weekend my brother-in-law got married, and they used the nifty old blue mason jars, filled with clear large marbles, water, and flowers - then hung them on little metal hangers down the aisle. Oh - it was SOOO pretty! Anyway - when I saw this gorgeous Unity Stamp - I just HAD to have it!!! Here is what I made with it the first time inking it up:
I also am linking this up with this weeks Tuesday Trigger over on Moxie Fab World. It's so stinkin' adorable and pretty all at the same time! I got my inspiration from the lace doily (lace on the card), the silver pedestal (the jar stamped in gray), the twine and skewers holding up the banner (the jute tied around my jar), and the colors of the banner (for the colors in the jar and on the flowers in the background paper). Here is the picture:
I colored in the stamp for the center image with my Tim Holtz distress markers. LOVE the multi-colored effect! I had originally done that after stamping the jar in black, but decided it looked better for this card in gray, so I cut out the inside of the jar, then attached it to the jar I stamped in gray. MUCH easier than doing the whole coloring thing over again!
I generously inked the edges of everything with Tim Holtz distress ink in Antique Linen - my FAVORITE! The papers are, appropriately, by Simple Stories (appropriate because the stamp is a Simple Stories set made by Unity).
Added some jute twine from Ribbon Carousel wrapped around the top of the jar, and a PTI button in the center of it. Also layered some beautiful lace (also from Ribbon Carousel), and some seam binding ribbon that actually was wrapped around an order of crafty stuff I got in the mail! So I saved it and recycled it on this project!
I attached the jar with foam adhesive so it pops from the background a bit.
Here is a closer look at the dimension, and that beautiful jute twine!
And that's it! I think this is destined to become one of my FAVORITE stamps ever, if it isn't already! SOOOO in love with it!
So thanks for dropping by once again! As with each Growing in Unity post this week, make sure and leave a comment for a chance to win 2 Unity Itty Bitties of your choice! I will draw and post a winner on Saturday, and it could be you! Have a wonderful day today!
Edited to Add: I am also linking this up with the Jars of Joy challenge on the Moxie Fab world - since this is one of my favorite jar cards EVER!!!