My cousin Jessica is having a baby! And this DIY Girl is getting busy, as the hostess of her shower I need to craft me up some super cute shower decor. So standby, I'll be posting a lot of Pretty in Pink & Pool Party Creations…
This project was pretty hard to photograph. I can only say it looks much better in real life. Or so I think. I used a lot of the supplies already on my craft table this past few projects. The elephant stamp is from the Sale-A-bration (Free with $50 purchase) Patterned Occasions and tickets from the Spring Catalog That's the Ticket stamp sets.
I recycled three glass jars from various yummy meals. The large one is a pickle jar. The two smaller ones are pizza sauce and pesto sauce, both favs around our house. (So I have a few more horded away.)
I went a little punch crazy, and of course I was already crazy for bits of ribbon and my new favorite 5/8" Flower Trim in Vanilla. I think these jars came out a little vintage, but all sweet and baby. All the edges are sponged using Sponge Daubers and Crumb Cake Classic Ink.
Are you noticing the glass is a little glittery? (Is that word?) Here is how I did it…Mixed Pool Party Re-Inker with this Martha Stewart paint I found at Home Depot. It looks white, but really it is translucent…and look when you put little battery-powered tea-lights inside! Brilliant!
(Don't "cook" these in the oven to "set" the paint…like some directions for painting the inside of glass will have you do. I tried that, "FAIL", it streaks and runs.)
You'll find a used Pretty in Pink Scallop Dots Ribbon in bits here and there. The big ribbon is the lovely 1 1/4" Two-Tone Pink Pirouette/Rose Red Ribbon from the Spring Catalog. Basics Pearls Jewels add dimension to the tiny punched flowers sprinkled around. The tiny flowers are from the punch flower in the Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack.
I used Pink Pirouette Card Stock, Pool Party, Very Vanilla, Brushed Gold and bits of Designer Series Paper Tea for Two. The Pool Party big tag is shaped with the Labels Collection Framelits and my Big Shot. And among the punches I used the 2-3/8" Scallop Circle and 1-3/8" Circle Punch.
I also added tiny dots of my white uni-ball Signo Gel Pen one of my favorite, simple techniques. I am sure I am leaving out some supplies, but you get the idea.
Hope you have a WONDERFUL first day of Spring today! This project could be used (minus the baby stuff) for your next spring event! Happy creating! Diana