Friday, June 15, 2012

{YNS} Button Flowers

I have a fun little card to share with you today for Your Next Stamp Fun Friday. I wanted to use on of the newly released jar and die sets, but wanted to try to challenge myself to use it in a different way. I like the look of flowers in random mason jars and other odd shaped jars rather than perfect store vases (I guess it's the country in me- and pinterest is bursting with ideas like that!), And so, I decided to use the Jam Jar as a vase!

I stamped the jar in memento ink and coloured with very light grays and blue to make it look a bit more dimensional. I figured out where I would be placing the flowers, and then drew a very faint pencil line to follow with my sewing machine, and stitched stems with black thread. I used buttons from my stash and popped them up on MFT diecut flower bases, then tied them with Ribbon Carousel black jute twine, and glued them to the tops of the stitched stems! I cut the lid using the coordinating YNS jam jar die and popped that up on dimensionals. The jar was then covered with a thick layer of crystal effects to give it the look of real reflective glass!

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Anonymous said...

Very pretty!! I love this and am so going to steal your idea! :)

Tonya said...

Awesome!! I love everything about this card. That jar is fabulous with those big, beautiful flowers.

Katie Skiff said...

This is great - I love the button flowers and the way you laid the lid!!