Saturday, February 10, 2018

Sweet Little Wishes in a Jar by Betsy Skagen

At least once in a lifetime a person should receive a tiny jar full of sweet wishes. Every now and then we all need something magical to happen! You can be the one to create magic in someone else's life--and perhaps help a wish or two to come true, when you give them this card. 

Begin by coloring a tissue paper with light blue marker.
Dry brush white acrylic paint onto it. 
Next apply silver embossing powder with embossing ink to lid of Canning jar and heat set. Draw lines with a black marker.
Daub Blue Stream colored acrylic paint around jar edges and dry. Apply Fractured Ice embossing powder with embossing ink over top of blue paint and heat set.
Glue jar to tissue paper and cut away remaining tissue.

Fussy cut the baby from Paper Calliope's Precocious #1. Cut wings from teammate Nichola Battilana's Just Wings sheet and glue behind baby. Adhere both baby and wings inside jar.

Twist a brown wire  to add dimension and add it and a silver star to the baby's hand.
To finish your card, adhere a dictionary page to a greeting card base. Did you notice how I picked the page with definitions of  "fairy", "fairyland", "fairy ring" and "fairy thimbles"?  It's those little extra touches that help bring about the magic.

Rub brown ink around the edges of the dictionary page. Glue on the jar with baby.

Write "Wish" on a leftover scrap of blue tissue. Frame it with decorative scrapbook paper and adhere it to the card.

All that is left for you to do is send this sweet card to a special someone to brighten their day!

Great Stuff

Silver star
Scrap of decorative paper
Old dictionary page
Tissue paper
Blue and markers
White acrylic paint
Silver Embossing Powder
Fractured Ice Embossing Powder
Embossing Ink
Brown ink


  1. I love it when Design Teams are inspired by each other. Your take on Jess's Love Bugs is great and who doesn't love Fractured Ice ep, one of my faves 😊

    1. Thanks Cathy! I had to go look at what you were referring to. What a funny coincidence! I had made and posted this back in early Jauary but it didn't go live until now. I had actually been inspired by teammate Nichola's lantern fairies!