Recently I received some great customer service from Rubbernecker Stamps. I just had to send Dave a thank you card - using one of his company's stamps of course. :-)
1. I stamped the jar image on water color paper and used a pencil and a ruler to draw a pattern on my jar lid. I actually started with water color (WC) pencils, but did not like how it was coming out, so I switched to markers. I used a red WC pencil to color the ribbon and then used a water brush to spread the color. I didn't like it, so I switched to markers and it actually made a rich color. Hey! a new technique....for rich color, use WC pencils first, then go over with marker and blend. :o)
2. I colored the diamond shapes using Tombow markers - adding one dab of color per diamond and then using the blender pen to spread the color. I started with the SU! blender pen, then tried the Tombow. I like them both.
3. After coloring, I cut out the jar and glued it on the folded edge of the base card - making sure the ribbon and lid were flush with the fold. I then cut around the jar, leaving the ribbon and lid untouched.
The envelop is a little big, but just fine for A Thank You in a Jar.
STAMPS: Rubbernecker, Stampin' Up! PAPER: Fabriano Artistico Bright White Watercolor Paper Block 140lb, Stampin' Up! INK: StazOn Jet Black ACCESSORIES: Tombow Markers and Blender Pen N00, 158, 451, 947, Stampin' Up! Blender Pen
Take care and STAY POSITIVE!