Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Chalkboard Mason Jar

Hello, Friends!

I don't know if you've noticed, but I've been trying to stretch my card making again.  On Monday's wiener dog balloon card, I used different colors than I usually reach for and stamped on colored card stock.  Today's card looks a little more classy as opposed to cute which is what I usually lean towards.  Since cute or whimsical is what my cards usually look like, this was a stretch for me!

My card is based on the Mason Jar challenge at the Curtain Call Inspiration Challenge blog.  

There are so many ways to go cute with this picture.  I could have used the yellow mason jar and had cute yellow pencils sticking out of it.  I could have stamped or written the ABC in a child-like handwritting on the black mason jar and stamped and die cut a piece of white chalk beside it.  However, I decided that I would try and make a different card from my usual style.

My card is still based on this picture.  My gray and white striped background comes from the stripes in the shades in the background.  I chose to focus on the black mason jar and recreated it using chalkboard paper.  I stamped my red flowers in two different shades of ink to mimic the various colors in the red flowers created by the shadows in the picture.  I stamped a more serious sentiment in white pigment ink on my mason jar like the ABCs in the picture.  I wasn't overly happy with the white ink on my chalkboard paper.  It might have been because of the different texture of the cardstock paper, but I didn't think it covered very well.  Finally, instead of a piece of chalk, I added one extra red flower at the bottom of the jar.  

I like challenging myself and forcing myself out of my "cute" box every now and then!  I also like being a more well-rounded crafter who can create different styles of cards.  Trust me, I'm still going to make more cute cards than anything else, but this was a fun little challenge to myself.

Is there a way you can challenge yourself to create a card or do something that's out of your "comfortable" box?  I'm challenging you to do it because it feels good to stretch yourself!

Happy Stamping!

I used the following products to make this card:

Petals and Stems Stamp Set by Avery Elle
Mason Jar Labels Stamp Set by My Favorite Things
Love Bugs Stamp and Die Combo by Taylored Expressions
White Pigment Ink by unknown
Love Letter and Rhubarb Stalk Memento Luxe Inks by Tsukineko
Solar White 110 lb. Card Stock by Neenah
Smoky Slate Card Stock by Stampin' Up
Chalkboard 12 x 12 Paper Pad by DCWV
Petals and Stems ELLE-ments Dies by Avery Elle
Stripes Cover Up Die-namics by My Favorite Things
MISTI by My Sweet Petunia
Scotch Double Sided Foam Mounting Tape by 3M


Melody said...

I love the black jar with the sentiment! Thanks for playing with us at the Curtain Call Challenge.

Kim Heggins said...

Sweet card Angela...love your black mason jar and that gray striped background is so amazing and really makes your sweet posies pop!

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