Tuesday, 23 October 2012

Life's a jar of Cherries

It was my birthday yesterday and I found a little time to craft so I made this card, especially for the simply Stamping sketch challenge.

 I really wish that I had a large oval die or punch as I think it would have been better, but sometimes you have to just make do and this was one of those times. I used my new stamp set again, this time stamping the jar in white onto acetate, I cut out two and stamped a spare on to act as a mask. Choosing the DSP was easy, all from SU's range Festival of Prints and I used some organza ribbon to add some detail. I stamped the cherries stamp through the mask to get the shape of the jar and then stuck the acetate over the top, then the bow and then a second layer of acetate adds dimension

The greeting is held on with two little brads and everything is layered onto a card made from Naturals White CS.
I didn't have time to post it yesterday as we all went out for lunch at a local pub and then had birthday cake and family movies for the rest of the day.  With one or two presents and cards thrown in it was a lovely day! Oh and even better, I'm having a crafting party on Thursday evening. The week just gets better!


  1. Hi Louise,
    I think the circle works really well in place of an oval! Love the look of your delicate cherries in the acetate jar - a lovely card!
    Thanks so much for playing along with us at 52 {C}CT!

    Hope you had a very Happy Birthday!
    Ruth x

  2. I think you've done a great job without the oval element, I didn't use an oval on mine either.
    That jar full of cherries looks so yummy!
    Thanks for joining us this week at Simply Stampin'
    Kelly xx

  3. Happy birthday Louise! It sounds like you had a lovely time. Hope you enjoyed your party too - I have no doubt that it was great fun! Love the card - the jar looks wonderful filled up with cherries! Vicky x


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