Monday 10 September 2012

Loads of Perfectly Preserved jars

I've decided not to carry on with my regular Masculine Monday slot as I found it was my least popular post of the week. I'll continue to make masculine cards of course and, if you're here looking for male inspiration, just take a look under 'male cards' in the index on my side bar and you'll find plenty of ideas!

Today I want to show you another card I've made with the wonderful Perfectly Preserved set in the new autumn/winter catalogue. This set, with its fabulous jar image, has already provided me with a great deal of fun and I'm certainly not finished with it yet! Come and have a look:

I love the look of recycled glass and found that stamping that gorgeous jar in Gumball Green several times on the card stock gave the effect of a group of them. I added the stalk and the allium style flower head to one of the jars before sponging in a background.

The panel was mounted onto a Basic Grey card base with a ribbed feature made with my Simply Scored board. I finished with this useful thank you tag from the set, stamped in the wonderfully acidic new in-colour Summer Starfruit and popped up on dimensionals...

... and added matching die cut butterflies - oh the beauty of ink and card stock in the same colours!

Here's what you'll need to make this card
Stamps: Perfectly Preserved
Ink: Gumball Green, Garden Green, Baja Breeze, Summer Starfruit
Card stock: Basic Grey, Whisper White, Summer Starfruit
Other: Gumball Green marker, Simply Scored, Beautiful Wings embosslits die, small oval punch, stamp-a-majig

I'd be delighted to order any of these items for you and have them delivered straight to your address in the UK. I'm committed to providing excellent customer service and am always happy to offer help and advice. To place your order, just send me an email or give me a call on 01280 820593. Click here to view my regularly updated lists of retiring stamps and accessories, some at up to 40% discount. 

It's been a glorious weekend in Buckingham and we found ourselves wishing we'd planned a trip to the coast. Instead, my husband and I did DIY jobs around the house and garden while the children enjoyed time with their friends. The boys in particular like to hang out with bunches of other boys - in fact I worried slightly that they might get bored with us on holiday and mentioned it to my oldest son before we went. "Oh I'll never be bored," he said cheerfully. "If the worst comes to the worst I can always eat!"

I'll be back tomorrow with another idea for that gorgeous jar (do tell me if you're getting bored with it won't you!)



  1. This is gorgeous, Vicky! Your stamping is perfect and I love the scored lines on the grey card. :)

  2. Beautiful and a great way to use this image. So creative.

  3. This set is one I would never have looked at but your cards are stunning and I am definitely tempted to buy now!

  4. This is a gorgeous card Vicky-very nicely done-i do love your scoring too which adds extra interest-really clever ! :) x

  5. Vicky, this is just so beautiful! I love the delicate sponging, and the green stamped jars, I will have to try that!

  6. Vicky, why do you have to make such gorgeous cards? It's way too costly to my bank account lol

    I wouldn't of considered that stamp until I've seen what you've done with it! Both cards are beautiful, especially love this one with the butterflies. So even though, it's going to end up costing me, please do share more!

    Happy Monday xx

  7. Another beauty!! Your talent is never-ending!!

  8. None of your cards are ever boring Vicky. This is a lovely example of the set. xxx

  9. I am never bored with your creations Vicky and look forward to visiting your blog every day. I love what you are doing with this jar stamp - it must have been made specially with you in mind! - Jacqueline xx

  10. You are SO imaginative Vicky. I would never know what to do with a jam jar. LOVING that new green colour.

  11. Very creative jars, love the whole card, colours, everything! I don't think I would ever be bored by your card designs Vicky. Helen (Sydney)

  12. The jars do look really useful - you created a stunning scene with them here.

  13. Another beautiful card with your jar stamp Vicky this one's a super card too :0)
    I'm with your son, I like eating too especially when I'm bored LOL Gay x

  14. Ooooh! I love how your scoring highlights the threads on the tops of the jars. Beautiful card!

  15. What a beautiful card. I love the jars all stacked on the grass and the butterflies investigating them!

  16. Hi Vicky, this is gorgeous, I always love what you do, I don't miss any of your cards as I follow by email, just remiss at commenting. Loved all your other cards too.

    I enjoyed the male cards you did, always great ideas.

  17. I love the way you used generational stamping to get such great depth with your jars. Lovely card!

  18. A beautiful card Vicky, so soft and gentle. The jars on the grass are stunning. I love the scoring on the background card.

  19. Beautiful Vicky. Makes me think of summer meadows gathering flowers. x

  20. Bored !!!! Who could possibly be bored with the beauties you create. The jars are amazing, the delicate colours and the fabulous stamping plus the added £d butterfly and sentiment , perfect Mrs.


  21. I'm enjoying seeing how you use the jar and love the dimension you've achieved on this card. Love the embossing on the base too, that scoreboard looks very tempting :0)
    Jenny x

  22. I Love everything Mason jar! The card is absolutely adorable! Thanks for sharing!


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