14 July, 2011

Jarfuls of Love

I wanted to make a card for Grampa to go along with his quilt (which I'll post in a bit). Originally the idea was this sentiment with a heart inside it radiating light, kinda like a lightning bug? Well, I couldn't figure out how to do that and then I found this stamp from Prima (which REALLY need sanding) and lo and behold it fits in the jar. I coloured the girl to look a bit like me and worked on getting the balloons to look transparent... a bit. It's hard to do the real technique on something so small.
Clear Stamps: Papertrey Ink (Friendship Jar) Prima (Jack and Jill)
Cardstock: Papertrey Ink
Patterned Paper: AC Dear Lizzy, Basic Grey (Basics)
Sizzix embossing folder
Papertrey Ink buttons
Copic Colours: V25/22, E39, YG67, B000, RV32


  1. The jar coloring looks like real glass! That's always hard to achieve.The little fairy is really cute!
    I hope your grandfather gets well really soon :)

  2. Thanks so much, Gaby. The colouring is the best part, but it's also the hardest. This little jar took me an hour to do. And no, Grampa's not going to get better, but hopefully this will brighten his day for a bit.... I was stupid and left it at my parents' house when we went to visit. Daddy will bring it to him on Thursday.

  3. I'm sorry to hear about your grandpa's situation. The love and dedication you put on that quilt will make him feel loved and that's what matters.

    We just lost a great grandmother here, a month ago. I had promised to make something for her half a year ago and I couldn't make it on time. Last thing I heard she was in coma and died the day my husband got there.
    So, you making the quilt and he enjoying it is precious, it's something really sweet of you.

    Sorry about the sad story, I guess I was trying to compliment your craftiness and dedication. I hope I did :)


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