Tuesday, October 23, 2012

SOS #74 - Out of the Jar

Happy Tuesday! It's time for another challenge at Shopping Our Stash. This week we ask you to use something out of a jar. There's lots of options: flower soft, glitter, perfect pearls, embossing powder, etc. Alternatively, you can use a jar image, or make something using a Jar! (decorate a jar)

See? So many options.

Being a rebel, I tried to avoid the obvious. I did not want to use embossing powder, but in the end, I did. I wandered around The Captain's Quarters muttering, "Jar , jar, jar ...". I have all my buttons in jars. I have a drawer full of embossing powder and flock. Spray mists and inks are in bottles, not jars, though that might be a technicality.

Then I spied a stack of three (only three) jars of scented embossing powder I'm pretty sure I've never used. I chose the green because I wanted to use the world stamp from one of my Hero Arts OWH sets, and this is what came out:

 This card could actually qualify as another entry in Coming Clean, since it uses so much new stash. I opened and used my Impression Obsession Gradient background, my Hero Arts OWH stamp set, and a roll of washi tape. And the new old EP.

Now it's YOUR turn. Go through your stash and find something that comes in a jar, then use it. OR, use the image of a jar OR decorate a jar. Then come back to Shopping Our Stash and link us up so we can see what you've made!

Thanks for stopping by!

Products used but not linked below: SU Baja Breeze card stock, Gelly Christmas Pine Scented EP.


  1. I love that your card is kinda like a scratch and sniff... ;)

  2. I was just wondering - is it really mild, like scratch & sniff, or does the whole card smell like it? I've seen 'make your own' scented EP by adding cinnamon, etc...I think maybe I need to add it to the list of 'want to try!'

  3. Leslie, This one is puzzling me also as I did not want to use the obvious, but I didn't have a good jar to use either. I might have to end up with the obvious to enter this one. Well your card is fabulous. I love the world, the stamp, the ribbon and most of all that sentiment. Ideal for an OWH card. Enjoy your day.

  4. The gradient background stamp was the prefect choice as a backdrop to draw the eye from the world stamp above to the sentiment below.

  5. i ♥LOVE♥ that you can make cards which are simultaneously old stash AND brand new at the same time. *that* shows talent AND determination!!! as does this gorgeous stampy masterpiece where you've done about 6 different inky things and they all make me thinkm "i should TOTALLY stamp more!!!" :) :) :)

    (for the record, i do HAVE stamps AND ink... they are just seriously underemployed except for distressing/aging other elements i want to use. i need to work on using them as FOCAL POINTS, like you do sooooo brilliantly!!!) ♥

  6. ALL is wonderful with this card!!! Scented embossing powder - um....never even heard of it but it sure made a pretty card. Love that sentiment too!!!

  7. Leslie - LOVE this card!! That sentiment is AMAZING!!! And I love the background. You did a great job! And it sounds like we had the same problem....I did alot of wandering around before I actually made my card too. I plan on getting on track and getting mine made before the last minute from now on!! (that was my little pep talk! ;) lol)

  8. LOL i always forget those embossing powers so I grabbed it as a change to use it.
    Beautiful card. Love the soft colors and how the tape lets the pattern shows through.


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