When I found out that Diemond Dies was getting this awesome Mason Canning Jar Mini Album Die back in stock, I knew I had to use it to share with you all about it’s availability and to make a summertime card with a fun glow-in-the-dark feature!
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First folded over about an inch from the top of half of a sheet of white cardstock. Then I ran the die through my die cutting machine with just a bit of the top of the die hanging off the edge of the folded cardstock. That creates a front panel for my card with a top tab. I ran the die through my die cutting machine again, this time with just more cardstock with no fold to create the back panel for my card. To connect the panels, I just glued them together at the back of the tab.
To add some stability and a more finished look, I also cut out an inside liner for the card with pale blue cardstock — getting the general size and shape with the die and then hand fussy cutting around the sides of the liner sheet to create a border all the way around. I also ran the top of the die with some shimmery silver cardstock to create a metallic mason jar lid; I hand fussy cutting just the bottom of the lid and glued that to the top of both the front and back panels. I used Copic markers in C3, C4 and C6 on the lid along with a Uniball Signo White Gel Pen to add some visual dimension to the lid.
To add some much needed color and the look of a warm Spring or Summer night that could be seen through the jar, I blended on Tim Holtz Distress Ink in Tumbled Glass, Seedless Preserves, and Blueprint Sketch onto the card front. To soften my rough blending, I also added some Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Ink in Broken China. I was also able to achieve a magical look of distant lights by splattering on some water with an old toothbrush to “bleach” out the ink for a mottled light appearance.
For the featured glow-in-the-dark fireflies, I used an old Recollections clear stamp set called “Mason Jar” that has 3 fireflies. I stamped them and used the following Copic colors to color them: B000, Y13, Y08 and YG25. Then I used a VersaMarker Pen and WOW Glow-in-the-Dark Embossing Powder on the lighted parts of the fireflies to make them glow-in-the dark! I fussy cut out 6 of these fireflies and positioned 5 on the card front and 1 on the inside card liner.
Lastly, I hand wrote out the sentiment: “Let Your Light Shine!” on a scrap of black cardstock using a Uniball Signo White Gel Pen. I matted it with a scrap of white cardstock and cut it into a banner shape to place on the lower left part of the card front. I popped the whole thing up with some thin double sided foam adhesive to add a bit of dimension as well.
The following is a process video of crafting this fun glow-in-the-dark shaped card:
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This card is being entered into the following challenges:
The Male Room Spring Challenge
Crafts Galore Encore Anything Goes Challenge
Crafter’s Castle Anything Goes Challenge with Optional Spring and/or Distressed
Penny Black and More Springtime Challenge
Through the Craft Room Door Anything Goes Challenge
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Animal Antics Challenge
Word Art Wednesday Anything Goes Challenge
Creatalicious Anything Goes with Optional Anything But a Card Challenge
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Anything Goes Challenge