Life Is Full of Magic
by Jinny Newlin

Morning, y'all!  It's Jinny here.  I created a little number, using some new goodies from the latest 2017 Holiday Release, and wanted to share it with you all today.  My thought process behind this card was to make it look as though the largest of the new Jar Collection craft dies were used to collect treasures from a child's garden hunt.

Poppy Life is Full of Magic - JinnyNewlin

I started this card by stamping a 3-1/2" x 4-3/4" piece of watercolor paper, in Tumbled Glass, Broken China, Faded Jeans, Spun Sugar, Tattered Rose, Barn Door, and Peeled Paint Distress Inks, with images from Birch Press Design's Watercolor Wildflowers stamp set.  Y'all, I just can't get enough of these gorgeous blooms.  Swoon!  I then spritzed everything with water just to fade the flowers into the background before splattering over them with watered-down Tumbled Glass and Barn Door Distress Inks, as well as Pure Black and Titanium White acrylic paints.

Poppy Life is Full of Magic closeup - JinnyNewlin

Once everything was dry, I stamped the "LIFE IS FULL OF magic" sentiment, from a sweet, little, new, Believe in Magic stamp set, in Jet Black ink, along the vertical left edge of the prepped piece before framing it with Pool Party cardstock and white-threaded, straight, machine stitching.7.12.17 009

The jar itself was then die-cut from clear cardstock and filled with a Tomei Branch, die-cut from Always Artichoke cardstock; Pine Twig, die-cut from Garden Green cardstock; Ragged Daisy, die-cut from Lucky Limeade, Daffodil Delight, and white cardstocks; and the new Sugarplum Faerie, die-cut from watercolor paper.

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The fairy was also painted with watercolors; and a simple button, not to mention a snippet of cheesecloth, fills the jar completely.

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To secure the jar to the prepped piece without showing any adhesive, I also partially die-cut and partially hand-cut it from Going Gray and Soft Suede cardstocks to create the foundation of dirt and the lid.  It was not adhered in any other places other than the top and bottom bits.  The lid was also wrapped with a length of Baker's Twine, tied in a bow; and a die-cut, from Riding Hood Red cardstock, Stitched Butterfly, which was embellished with a single pearl and lots of Clear Wink of Stella for shimmer and shine, completes the look.

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Thanks so much for stopping by, Poppystamps friends!  Be blessed!

Jinny Floral Signature copy



Such a lovely idea with a truly beautiful result! xxx

Jinny, this is SO CREATIVE & just BEAUTIFUL!!! I LOOOOVE EVERYTHING you've done here! I could look at this all day! SUPER JOB on this!!! :D

Wow, how creative and fun and definitely magical.

Hi Jinny, A beautiful and magical card, I love it !!
Lots of love from Patricia xx

Soo Creative !

So completely magical, Jinny! Your sweet fairy is beautifully colored, and she is surrounded by wonder! Gorgeous!!!

So lovely and creative.

A clever concept Jinny and you achieved it so beautifully too, what fun that child must have had, thank you for sharing.

WOW Jinny!

Love this amazingly beautiful, creative, inspiring card! I can picture the girl in your story gathering all the treasures in the garden and bringing the jar in and keeping it in her room. Now, I want the jar dies! Thank you for the excellent step by step for constructing the jar. Thank you for sharing this amazing art card today!
Jacquelene L

This is so lovely Ginny! It reminds me of my childhood when we would collect treasures in an old Mason jar while playing outside!

Hi Jenny! I just received my Jars Dies today! I am so excited, so many creative possibilities. Thank you for your jar card and the story you told. My creative mojo had packed up and left, until this post, I have been pulling stamps of nests and feathers and thinking of all the different jars I can create. Daisy bouquets in the jar, jars full of wishes. Thank you again for this wonderful inspiring garden gathering jar card. Now I need to create a card for a friend who's fur baby cat has crossed the rainbow bridge, and hopefully help her smile.
Jacquelene L

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