Since Jar of Love first made its way onto my stamp shelf, I’ve been most excited to work with the adorable fish – how sweet is he? I’m not sure I’d keep such a delicate creature in a jar, but this isn’t real life! He looks adorable in there, and that’s that. Here’s my card:
And here’s the banner for the challenge that inspired my card:
Tips, Tricks and Reminders
- Jar of Love Bundle. There are SO MANY images in the Jar of Love stamp set – and so many great dies in the coordinating Everyday Jars Framelits. Let’s count them – 37 stamps and 17 dies. Amazing! You could put just about anything inside the jar – flowers, food, fireflies, hearts, candles…do I need to list everything you have a stamp for? You can also decorate the jar (fun!) with ribbons and bows or a burlap band. The coordinating sentiments complement the set perfectly. Overall, this is a must-have set.
- Sentiment Pairing. It’s always nice when an image (let’s say, a fish) pairs with a sentiment (let’s say, “best fishes) when you are making a card that fits that them (in this case, you’d be sending a supportive, best wishes card). All images, though, are perfect with a “thank you” card, don’t you think? There’s no connection between the fish in a jar and the sentiment of this card (unless you want to thank your very good friend for giving you a fish in a jar), but that’s OK. The image is cute enough on it’s own. Thank you cards can have flowers or trees or a fish in a jar. As long as there’s a sentiment that says “thanks,” you are good!
- Cool Color Combination. The colors for this card started with the Tangerine Tango fish – the other colors would have likely changed if I had gone with Pumpkin Pie or Crushed Curry. I am a longtime fan of Tangerine Tango, so this card is all about Tangerine Tango. I love how the Basic Gray really pulls the rustiness out of Tangerine Tango, while the touch of Soft Sky brightens it a bit. If you like this combination, too, please save this:
Stamp Sets: Jar of Love, Crazy About You Papers: Brights Designer Series Paper Stack (Tangerine Tango), Basic Gray, Tangerine Tango, Whisper White, Thick Whisper White Inks: Archival Basic Gray, Tangerine Tango, Soft Sky Accessories: White Stampin’ Emboss Powder, Everyday Jars Framelits Dies, Stampin’ Dimensionals
I hope you’ll pop over to the FabFriday site to see the cards by the design team members and to play along with this week’s challenge.
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