Hello, crafty friend! Today starts a mini series of projects & tutorials featuring a very sweet stamp & die collection with an adorable candy theme from Catherine Pooler Designs. Let’s get started with the first one…
Step 1: Stamp & Cut
Once I chose a color palette, I cut and stamped the “Candy Shoppe” candy and container images multiple times. I like to get loads done at once, so have plenty to work with during the assembly phase.
For the jars and containers, I picked shades I thought would give the impression of glass. I also embossed a few with white embossing powder and silver sparkle powder for the one with a solid lid (and a gumball machine I’ll show you later).
Tip: When I’m not washing my stamps at the sink, I use a dauber filled with cleaner and washable cloth to quickly clean between ink colors. It saves on time, space, money, and waste when compared to the baby wipes or sprays and scrub pads I used to swear by.
Step 2: Fill the Jars
At this point I decided to pull three of the round jars I embossed with white and silver. The palette I chose has nine colors, so I stamped three colors of candy in each going in rainbow order.
Step 3: Add Shading
To give the jars a bit more definition, a bit of shadow was added to each with a grey alcohol marker.
Step 4: Base Layers
Next, I took a top folding mini slimline card base (6.25″x3″) and swiped my ink pads across it to give it a painterly effect. (Colors are listed in supply list below.)
I also trimmed down a piece of white cardstock to 5.5″x2.5″ and added a decorative stitch border with ombre thread.
Step 5: Final Touches
Once each layer was secured using foam adhesive, I flicked white pigment and sparkly ink over the entire card front.
Finally, a sentiment was stamped onto a strip of cardstock, the ends were snipped into a fishtail banner, and it was secured to the card front.
There you go! What do you think of these little candy jars? I think they’re super cute. They remind me of the candy jars and bubble gum machines I use for storage here in my craft room.
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– Laura Evangeline