Tuesday, November 25, 2014

A Jar of Christmas Cheer

Once again - life has gotten in the way of my stamping for fun time!   but today I was inspired by a few Christmas challenges out there and snuck away to my craft room to play as I knew (in my head!)  just what I wanted to create!
I filled an apothecary jar with glittery ornaments in red, white and green.
I die cut the jar out of Art Parts Clearly for Art Modeling film, brushing the edges with Picket Fence Distress Paint to give it a little definition.  I adhered the jar to the patterned paper from Merriment/Tim Holtz by gluing just the cork to the paper - as adhesives seem to always show up on clear materials!  Some of the ornaments are up of foam dots.  They are punched from glitter card stock from Michaels.
I painted the cork stopper with Brushed Pewter and Picket Fence Distress paints drying each layer with my heat tool to make it bubble a bit.  I made the enamel dots by melting Perler Beads and scattered them throughout the jar.
I stamped Christmas Greetings from Tim Holtz Mini Holidays 5 set in the top corner and added two ornaments outside the jar.

I was inspired to make this card by these fun challenges:
The Mixed Media Monthly Challenge - to use stamps in your project.

Try it on Tuesday:  Christmas is coming

Fusion - Sparkly Christmas
Stamps:  Mini Holidays 5 - Tim Holtz/Stampers Anonymous
Paper:  White, Smokey Shadow - PTI, Glitter card stock - Michaels, DP - Merriment/Tim Holtz Idea-ology, Cork, Art Parts Clearly for Art Modeling Film - Wendy Vecchi/Stampers Anonymous
Ink:  Archival Jet Black
Accessories:  Ranger Distress Paint Picket Fence and Brushed Pewter, circle punches 1 1/4", 1", 3/4" - EK Success, Glue N Seal - Ranger, home made enamel dots from Perler Beads

18 comments:

chrissies said...

Wonderful ideas on this and a very beautiful end product :)

Thank for sharing with us at Try it on Tuesday

Love Chrissie x

~amy~ said...

perfect! What a fun card Julia!

*Vicki* said...

This is such a clever and awesome design Julia!! Happy Thanksgiving!

Mary Marsh said...

this is a creative idea Julia-don't you love it when an idea that's in your head comes out so perfect on paper!! Happy Thanksgiving my friend

Bonnie said...

Love these sparkly ornaments, Julia! Glad you got a chance to play and shared this with us at Merry Monday!

Betty Wright said...

Great design! The stopper looks so real! Fantastic card, Julia!

Terry said...

Life does have a way of doing that! Julia, this is a fun card for Christmas. Love it! Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

Sharli Schaitberger said...

Wow, that looks cool!

Donna B. said...

What a great Christmas card! Love the ornaments in the jar. Thanks for joining us at The Mixed Media Monthly Challenge.

Linda said...

What a clever idea .... love all the sparkle! Linda (GD Merry Monday) xx

Deanne @ Three Trees said...

SO much fun!! Love your card!!! Thanks so much for playing with us at Merry Monday.

Deanne :)

Evil Edna said...

Funky idea, thank you for joining us at TIOT.EE

Lynn K said...

Love the glittery ornaments in the jar and the stamped sentiment! Thanks for joining us in this month's Mixed Media Monthly Challenge!!

Katie Melhus said...

Wow, this is so clever and fun - what a lovely idea and beautifully executed! Thanks for playing along with us at Merry Monday!

Lori said...

Love this jar filled with shimmery goodness! Thanks for joining us at Merry Monday this week xoxox

Rachel said...

what a fun idea to fill the 'jar' on your card! very pretty! Thank you so much for playing with the Mixed Media Monthly Challenge!
-Rachel
rwkrafts.com

wienerhoneymooners said...

SUPER creative!!!! WOW, what a great idea!!!

Lyndal said...

FABulous jar of Christmas Julia :)