Monday, February 5, 2018

Love Bugs



Hi Everyone, 
I'm up on the Gypsy Soul Laser Cuts Blog  today with the cutest little captured Love Bugs! When I saw these new canning jars I knew I needed to capture something adorable in them. Scroll down and see how you can capture your own. 


Cover your Mini Canning Jar lid using a Hammered Metal embossing powder.  While the powder is still hot press in your scissors to make the lines on the lid.
Cover the edges of your jar with Fractured Ice embossing powder. 

Cut a piece of acetate to line the back of your jar.  It doesn't need to look pretty, it just needs to cover up to the edges.  

Cut wings out using the Tim Holtz Butterfly Frenzy Die.  This die has a ton of different small butterflies on it, so you can mix and match your wings.  I edged all of the wings using Distress Inks. Color in your paper doll using Distress Markers.  I used the smallest of the paper dolls in these jars.  Give each doll a heart and place them on a small piece of paper from the Tim Holtz wallflower paper collection.    
Glue your paper doll to the paper and glue the paper to the jar.  Trim your paper so nothing shows from the sides.  Cover the Chunky ATC blanks using vintage book paper and embellish with rub ons,  clipping stickers, and scribbled gel pen. Glue your jar to the ATC.  Add a stick pin to the top of the jar. Another tiny rub on works perfectly on the stick pin.  

Paint the back of your ATC black and add a little story using stickers.  These are from the Tim Holtz clippings pack.  Use gel pen to doodle and scribble around the stickers.  

There are three cards in the Chunky ATC blanks package, so I created a trio of Love Bugs.  


The little guy was actually my first Love Bug.  I got so excited when I made him that I didn't take my step out photos.  

I love how I was able to get twins in this jar! 

To complete the display I painted the ATC Stand black and edged it in gold.  Now my fairies can be displayed properly. 
I hope you enjoy and try to catch some love bugs of your own!

Try it ON Tuesdays- Fire and Ice (I used Fractured Ice embossing powder)

40 comments:

  1. I fell in love with these Jess! Such a creative use for the canning jars from GSLC! Perfect accessories and backgrounds and their "stories" on the backs are so fun. Awesome project! LOVE your love bugs!

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    1. Thank you Ann! I love the little stories too.

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  2. Just saw this on the SSS challenge page they are so cute! Love the canning jar.

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    1. Thank you for taking the time to stop over and comment. It means a lot to me!

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  3. I just love these Jess, they're wicked cool like you! The jar lid looks so realistic and I love those paper dolls! <3

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  4. What a beautiful creation all of these are. You are so talented.

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  5. ...and can I just say, thanks for joining the "All you need is LOVE" challenge over at Frilly and Funkie. I'm sure glad you did!

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    1. Thanks for hosting a great challenge!

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  6. These are so Beautiful! Thank you so much for joining us at Try It On Tuesday! Chrisx

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  7. Thank you for sharing your wonderful projects with us at Try it on Tuesdays
    Yvonne

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  8. A fabulous set of ATCs, and I love the added quotes to the back.
    Thanks for sharing with us at TioT
    Avril

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  9. What enchanting embossed jars and wonderful fairy scenes inside Jess - each so different and adorable - love the words you chose for each on the back and the cute little pins sticking out of the tops! Thanks for joining us in the A Vintage Journey Melt it Challenge! Julia xx

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    1. Thank you Julia! I had a lot of fun making these!

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  10. Oh shoot! Just clicked myself out before posting my spontaneous comment-always the best! But it went something like SQUEEEALLL! These canning jars are the sweetest Valentine's project I've seen this season! Those little stick pins are the perfect detail! Someone needs to make a die out of this canning jar, because I want to make 1000 of these! I am so happy you put the word LOVE in there, which makes them PERFECT for our All you Need is LOVE challenge at Frilly and Funkie. Hugs! Sara Emily

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    1. lol Sara! Thank you for your excitement. That's how I felt when I made them.

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  11. PS I'm back to say thank you, too, for joining us at A Vintage Journey in our Melt It challenge!

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  12. The truly are adorable Jess and those dolls are just the perfect size. Love how your wording on the back tells a mini story too. Thanks so much for joining in at A Vintage Journey for Julia's Melt It Challenge. Hugs, Anne xx

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    1. Thank you Anne! I had a great time making these.

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  13. Thank you for sharing your wonderful projects with us at Try it on Tuesdays

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  14. Jess, thee are truly so darned adorable!! I just love each one, but that little boy,captured my heart!
    Love your use of the embossing powder, really makes the look 3d!
    hugs,Jackie xx

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  15. These are so adorable! I love how you used the jar to capture those little "love bugs". :) Thanks for joining us on the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge.

    Cathie ♥

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  16. Fabulous Melt It entries for our challenge theme at A Vintage Journey x The jars look amazing and its clear you had lots of fun

    Great to have you on board

    Best wishes
    Annie CG x

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  17. These are so imaginative and adorable Jess!!! Absolutely LOVE them. Thank you for joining us at Frilly and Funkie xx

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  18. These are absolutely incredible Jess! What an amazing idea to emboss the jar! :) We're so thankful you shared with us at Frilly & Funkie. Happy Valentine's Day! Hugs, Autumn

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  19. These are super cute and so vintage. Thanks for joining us at Frilly and Funkie.
    Hugs!
    Cec

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  20. Fabulous work and congratulations on Frilly and Funkie!

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I've received products/compensation as part of the Blank Page Muse and the Gypsy Soul Laser Cuts Design teams. My projects, however, are 100% my own.