Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Berry Special Cards in a Canning Jar


 Hello All, This week I have a Canning Jar filled with mini strawberry gift cards. I made four assorted cards, added a bit of shredded paper to the bottom of the canning jar and decorated the jar. The cards can be attached to cello bags of sweets or homemade cookies. I used several of the Cottage Cutz mini dies, The Strawberry Mini, Doily Mini and the Picket Fence Border. The mini white flowers that are on the berries came from the Cottage Cutz Laundry Line 4x4 die. There are several cute micro mini designs on the laundry line that work great as added items on any project. Bqt Flowers, Watering Can, Birds. . . .
 As you can see, I created a basic layout with the Cottage Cutz Mini Strawberry placed on the Cottage Cutz Mini Doily. . than placed inside a red 1 3/4" circle (this made it all pop). Each of these items have foam dots sandwiched between to add depth. I cut a four splint section of fence from the Cottage Cutz Picket Fence Border and placed in different area's of the mini cards. than arranged the circle medallion. The stamp HOMEMADE is from the Cottage Cutz Home Baked Clear stamp set. I randomly added the word Homemade, than stamped a swirl for vine. . . . .than the mini white flowers. The pink base paper happened to be polka dot on one side and pink wood grain on the other. . so I switched the designs out. The cards have red ribbon and brown lumpy yarn tied off the corners..

 I know everyone has their thoughts on the coloring of berries, but I will just . . throw my thoughts into the pile. #01 I highlighted the right side of the berry with a deeper shade of red Copic marker. #02 highlighted part of  that deeper section with white ink with a sponge #03 colored the seeds with a white gel pen, than when dry. . colored the white gel seeds with the same red Copic (will come out a crisp shade of pinky red). I know a lot of you color your seeds black, but I tend to like the seeds red . . where the seeds seem to just begin to turn. I never can seem to find a brand of color pen that will come out a crisp light color on dark card stock, so I have been using a white gel pen and tinting the white to the color I need. . it's like working on white card stock in a small area.
This is the berries dangling off the ribbons and lumpy yarn tied around the canning jar. Just sandwick the ribbon between two card stock berries. 

Thanks Berry Much. . and have a wonderful Spring. . Barry

6 comments:

Cheryl Walker said...

Super DARLING canning jar and tags!! I love this! I also love the cottagecutz you used!! beautiful job!!
Hugs,
Cheryl

MiamiKel said...

this its tooooo cute! wonderfully creative!!

Carol (Gingerbeary8) said...

Oh I love this. Last year I did a strawberry mini album with strawberry recipes. I looked all over for some cute strawberry items-this die would have been perfect. How cute and simply delightful.

Cindy Haffner said...

FABULOUS ideas!!~

Barbara said...

Awesome!! I had so much fun making one.

Lorie said...

Very well done, Barry! Wonderful project!