Saturday, May 19, 2012

PTI Tutorial: Bell Jar & Prayer Request

Pardon The Interruption (PTI)… Today’s Super Saturday Tutorial was a bit delayed due to an emergency!  My close friend Tee’s (Green Isles Crafts)  hubby is in the hospital, so I spent much of yesterday waiting for test results with her.  It’s going to be a long haul as he is facing triple bypass surgery on Monday.. please keep them in your prayers!

Today’s Super Saturday Tutorial features new catalog Bigz Clear Oval Accent Die and “Apothecary Accents” Framelits along with a couple quick and easy tricks to alter the shape of the die cut image.cas bell jar featuring creative elements stmap setPerfectly Penned and Creative Elements Stamp Sets were used in making today’s Bell Jar Card… along with two Textured Impressions Embossing Folders and some awesome accessories.

The bell jar was easily created by cutting off one end of the Clear Oval Accent Die Cut Shape…cut of one end of die cut accent to create bell jar

as shown in the very blurry shape photo above…. sorry!!  I took this picture three different times and each time it had a life of it’s own!midnight muse, wisteria wonder, marina mist and very vanilla card stockAfter cutting away the excess, a second die cut was made and cut to form the jar lid, and a third was made to use as a jar shadow.midnight muse embossed bell jar lid adorned with awesome accentsThe lid was embossed using Pretty Petals and adorned using awesome accessories: basic pearls jewels with marina mist taffeta ribbon before attaching to the bell jar using stampin’ dimensional “pop dots”.markers were used to color the bell jar stmaped imageThe Creative Elements floral spray was stamped in new midnight muse ink and colored using bashful blue, certainly celery, and daffodil delight stampin’ write markers.

After making today’s Bell Jar, I decided to alter the shape even further and see what could be made using the Bigz Clear Oval Accent Die… and came up with these shapes (a couple more are still rattling around in my brain).second alternate shape footed bell jarA bell jar with a curved, footed bottom… begin with a clear oval accent die cutThis is the original Clear Oval Accent Shape.footed bell jar using extra large wide oval punhcWhich was modified using an extra large wide oval punch.after punching, the edges will be a little pointedNotice the sharp edges from the punch?  Easy to fix…soften the sharp edges using smallest oval lpunhcSimply remove the sharpness using the smallest oval punch!use a sanding block to finish the edgesAnd then use a sanding block to sand away any remaining sharp edges.  My sanding block looks a little well worn and used, doesn’t it?? LOL.. that’s actually quite normal and from sanding away card stock and ink.Repeat this process on the other end of the clear oval accent die cut and you end up with another shape…big eared elf or fish bowl shapeLOL… if you were to turn it 90 degrees, it would look like a fish bowl… but here it looks kind of like a head with big ears!!

It would be a great background for a circle punched sentiment or journal box on a scrapbook page too!

See you tomorrow with more new product shares… Several of the items used in today’s tutorial are from the  new 2012-13 catalog and will be available at my online stampin’ up! store on June 1st. 

Have you received your new catalog yet?  If not, simply use the contact me form to have your catalog sent!



Stamps and Supplies used in today’s….

PTI Tutorial:  Bell Jar and Prayer Request

Stamps:  Creative Elements WM  122645/CM 122647, Perfectly Penned WM 122890 / CM 122892

Papers:  Midnight Muse 126843, Bashful Blue, Very Vanilla 100630, Wisteria Wonder 122922, Marina Mist 119682

Inks:  Midnight Muse 126860, and Bashful Blue 119700 (subtles collection), Daffodil Delight 119677, Certainly Celery 105106 (markers)

Terrific Tools:  Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine 113439, Bigz Clear Oval Accent Die 127005, Flower Garden 123113 and Petals-A-Plenty 116824 Textured Impressions Embossing Folders, Decorative Label Punch 120907

Awesome Accessories:  Basic Pearls Jewels 119247, Stampin’ Dimensionals 104430, Marina Mist 1/8” Taffeta Ribbon 119257

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ColleenB said...

Stunning looking card and love that blue

Lisawhs808 said...

Lovely card. Best wishes for our friend's husband.

Wvitch said...

Love it!!! The colors are beautiful I will say a prayer for you friends husband and will think of him on Monday. hugs for you and her

Cheryl Algie said...

Gorgeous card Sharon loving that new blue and hoping we down under will get the new clear oval accent die also !!! Really love the way you have mounted the sentiment also - never thought of that !!!!

Deb B (Debadoo) said...

Awesome!! I just love it when folks make other shapes by using things like this in a different way. Wish my brain thought like that. This is really stunning. Being the goober that I am though, when I first saw it, the song.......who stole the cookie from the cookie jar......... started going through my head, and it's still there. lol Are you singing it too now? You're very welcome! lol

Sharon Field said...

LOL... too funny, and the answer is YES!! now I have that song/rhyme going through my head too!! Thanks!