I started with a piece of whisper white cardstock cut to 4 1/8 x 5 3/8 and stamped the branch image using tip top taupe to create the background. I inked up the stamp avoiding the stem piece so only the top part of the stamp was used. I change the orientation of the stamp so that the pattern was more random looking. The sketch challenge called for a diagonal stripe of cardstock across the front of the card so I added the dotted lace ribbon in tip top taupe (now retired) across the front of the whisper white piece. Here is the sketch challenge image:
For the main focal square on the front, I created a mason jar full of flowers using the Jar of Love bundle - Jar of Love stamp set and coordinating Everyday Jar Framelits. I stamped the floral images from the stamp set using the following ink colors: pool party, flirty flamingo, dapper denim, peekaboo peach, sweet sugarplum, and emerald envy. After stamping everything, I used the coordinating dies to cut all the images out. Having coordinating dies really makes creating floral arrangements super easy.
I stamped the middle size jar onto some whisper white cardstock with versamark and heat set in black embossing powder. I then stamped the flower stems using emerald envy ink and then applied a light wash of dapper denim ink to give the appearance of water in the jar. I used the coordinating dies to cut out the jar.
I laid all my die cut florals onto the jar image making sure to get the arrangement I wanted and then picked the entire arrangement up with a piece of Press n' Seal. I have talked about this great craft room tool before but basically Press n' Seal allows you to pick up floral arrangements like this or multiple die cuts in one piece so you don't lose your original placement. You can then add adhesive or dimension to the images and place them onto your card one die cut at a time with everything else sticking to the Press n' Seal without again losing that original layout. This stuff is awesome!
I cut a piece of vellum to 3 1/4 x 4 1/4 and adhered the jar to the vellum using Tombow Multipurpose glue. I then used the Press n' Seal to align my floral arrangement onto the vellum and adhered the images using glue and dimensionals. This vellum piece was added to the card front with Tombow glue and I set a large acrylic block on it to make sure the glue dried in place.
The sentiment is from the Jar of Love stamp set and was stamped onto a scrap of tip top taupe using Versamark ink and heat embossed with white embossing powder. I cut this down to a banner shape and adhered to the card front using dimensionals. The entire card front was then adhered to an A2 top folding card base made from tip top taupe. That finishes the card for the Mojo Monday challenge.
This is one of those must have bundles and remember you can get 10% right off the top by buying these products in a bundle. So it's a super great deal and these products are so versatile! I can't wait to make more products with these cute little jars.