Stampendous: A Dazzling Finale!


Hope you're enjoying all the inspiration featuring Add a Little Dazzle Craft Metal Sheets and Stampendous Stamps and Essentials this week! We know you'd love to win some goodies to try yourself! If you missed the earlier posts, here are the links for you. MONDAY, TUESDAY, WEDNESDAY, THURSDAY The team over at Add a Little Dazzle has created a special featuring the metals from this blog hop for those of you who have already realized you're going to need these products. You can find it here - Add A Little Dazzle Stampendous Hop Special

Of course you might win some, too! We're giving away three prize packages this week for comments on the blogs. A nice package of Metal Sheets, Stamps and Cutting Dies!

Prize Package from Add a Little Dazzle

Here's my creation for today:

I had soooo much fun creating this apothecary jar! I have five of these jars that are on my shelf in my studio to display buttons, pompoms, rhinestones, flowers, etc., but I just had to steal one from the set. So now my flowers are in a Ziploc bag, lol. But it was worth it!

I originally started to make a card featuring Stampendous and the metal from Add A Little Dazzle. I cut a panel of the black aluminum, and wiped the surface with talcum powder (Johnson & Johnson to be exact). This acts as an anti-static medium before working with embossing powder or glitter on a staticky surface. I stamped and embossed in silver the Stampendous Mirror Mirror Cling Stamp, and stamped and embossed her in black on a purple metal panel. I cut out that oval, and used a tool to smooth the metal out, which caused it to curve a bit. When I did it to the other panel, I realized this would be cool curved over a the mad experiment continued! Bwhahahahaha!

I prepped the jar by spritzing the outside with irRESISTable Spray from Tsukineko in Lilac and New Sprout. It dripped down the sides and  base, looking a bit gory...heeheehee. When dry, I cut slits in the sides of my Witch panel, and tied it around the jar with wonderful May Arts reversible polka dot ribbon. I used foam tape to attach the purple witch oval. I wanted a label for the jar, so I used the Poison Labels Perfectly Clear set, and stamped one of the ornate designs on the back of the purple metal scrap. I used some of my metalworking tools to manipulate the metal and emboss the stamped design into the front. I sanded and inked it a bit to age it before stamping and embossing in silver the label...Poison No. 9.

I wanted to fill the jar with creepy stuff, and all I could find at my local Target store was some black net bags of spider and bat rings, and some bags of foil-wrapped chocolate balls that were printed to look like eyeballs. All of this was dumped into my jar, and then my eyes fell upon the black net bags! They were perfect to wrap around the lid and the base of the jar, giving it a webby feel. I dribbled some Gem Tac from Beacon Adhesives over both, and sprinkled heavily with Lime, Purple, and Trick or Treat Color Fragments. Oh, and I almost forgot, I adhered a flameless tealite inside the knob of the lid with Quik Grip from Beacon Adhesives to create a candle-lit effect, as well as the metal-worked label on the outside. A bat and a spider made it onto the netting as well...they're tricky that way!
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Iris said…
How fun and gorgeous too - love the colors.
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snazzyjj said…
Love the background and the purple metal with the black is really awesome.
sue k said…
DAZZLING!!!!!!!! Fantastic Halloween jar.

Spookaliscious!! LOVE the background and that purple metal ROCKS!! This will certainly spook out some trick or treaters when they go to get their treats!! LOVE it! TFS!
vinita jain said…
Wonderful spooky and festive creation with beautiful colour combo!!!
Carol said…
Wow, such a fabulous week of great ideas! I have really enjoyed seeing all the projects.

Carol B
Vicki Dutcher said…
A perfect Halloween decor item!!
marylouh said…
I'm sure your flowers are glad that they gave up their jar so it could be embellished into such a beautiful jar. Love the
"gory" dripping down.
Love this jar. Wish I had it at my house.
thanks for sharing a great project.
Donna said…
I've been looking at this jar all week! so happy that you share how to make it!
Jamie Martin said…
You are 3-D Queen, love this!!
Judy said…
What a super fun jar! Love all the elements your used to make it. Thanks for sharing with us a really cool idea.
Susan Falkler said…
Cute decoration for Halloween.
Carolina Kathy said…
Love your scary Halloween jar! What fun!
Pam this is just beautiful!!! You have such a talent. great project, love all the dazzle.
Wow, this is a great project and totally great for this season. - Martha Lucia - Stampartpapel
BurningRubber said…
I love this candy jar. I need to make one for my display. Looks like I will be doing more shopping!
Jean Bullock said…
Spooky and sensational.
Papertangler said…
Lol! You really did have fun with this. Especially like the black mesh bags. The purple metal looks perfectly poisonous!
Elena C said…
A jar befitting Halloween! Great job!
LynB said…
Pam, you are the Queen of 3D projects and this one is fabulously creepy in a home decor sorta way! Love your details and use of so many cool products. Every time I see these jars, I will think of you!
This jar is full of surprises! :) very spookalicious! Love it!
Lea said…
This is absolutely creepy cool and awesome all rolled into one! I'm keeping an eye on this! Heehee! I love it!
Janis said…
Very spooky!!! The purple metal is terrific for this project!!
<3 J

jwoolbright at gmail dot com
Crafty Gio said…
What a fantastic project. I am not into Halloween, but your project is adorable!
Quite a stunning piece! Love your attention to all the details in 3D especially!
Quite a stunning piece! Love that you did a 3D piece!
Stampendous said…
This bewitched apothecary jar is just fabulous! Thank you for a great week of projects!

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