I would like to send out a big thank you to Michelle Wooderson for allowing us to share her beautiful design with you today. Be sure to visit her blog Mish Mash. You will truly be inspired.
Michelle stamped the jar and daisy images then stamped the jars with the polka dot filler pattern. She colored the flower center using a buttery yellow Copic marker then used a grey marker to outline the flowers to make them pop off the page.
Next she used some of the journaling tags from Elle’s Studio that were included in the Gossamer Blue March Bits & Pieces Kit, stamped a sentiment on each tag, trimmed them down, and stitched them with her sewing machine. Don’t you just love how Michelle created scalloped border strips using the pretty floral paper from the March Add-on Kit #2?
I absolutely love the white space and the soft & pretty colors. Each card is a little different but the basic design is the same. And except for the base papers, some grid paper, small paperclips and twine, the rest of the embellishments are from Gossamer Blue. It’s such a creative boost to take your kits and challenge yourself to use those items.
I love how the tiny sprinkling of ink fills in the white spaces just a bit on the cards. To get a very controlled area of color, rip scraps of paper into small pieces and mask off very small areas on your cards. That way the main image doesn’t have blobs of color. If you want teeny tiny specks, unscrew the spray nozzle from the Color Shine and flick off most of the color onto a scrap piece of paper (I keep mine in a box to color the over spray)…when there is very little color left then flick the ink onto your card.
For each card, the sentiment piece is popped up with pop dots. She used a small Elle’s Studio tag from the kits underneath + added a small Tim Holtz paper clip for interest.
On each card Michelle also added a tied embellishment to the jars. She created these using the Mixed Buttons from Fancy Pants and the Chipboard pieces from My Mind’s Eye all from the Gossamer Blue March Add-on Kit #2. I absolutely love the stick pins from My Mind’s Eye in the March Main Add-on Kit. Tiny buttons and enamel dots from other kits were added here and there too.
Oodles of little embellishments and papers that coordinated so well for this batch of cards.
I hope today’s project has inspired you to break out those stamp sets and start your own mass production of this beautiful card. One can never have to many cards created ahead of time.
Thank for visiting and have a very creative day!
- March Main Kit (Gossamer Blue various $34.95)
- March Main Add-On Kit (Gossamer Blue $27.50)
- March Main Add-On Kit #2 (Gossamer Blue $26.50)
- Friendship Jar Summer Fillers (PTI 2396 $24.00)
- Black Velvet Color Shine (Heidi Swapp HS00794 $5.99)
- The Sweet Life Journaling Tags (Elle’s Studio $4.25)
- Unforgettable Decorative Pins (My Mind’s Eye ctb205 $2.99)
- Be You Buttons (Fancy Pants $4.99)