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)