Monday, April 7, 2014

Festive Friday #28

Good morning friends.  I'm playing along with Festive Fridays today and once again, Meredith has provided us with a wonderful inspiration photo to inspire our card.  I've been seeing a lot of clean and simple cards for this challenge, but the inspiration photo takes me in a completely different direction.  Candlelight makes me think warm, soft, vintage, shabby chic, etc. and so that's the way I went.  Take a look:

When I think vintage, I think Melissa Phillips, and when I think Melissa Phillips, I think one of her favorite card sizes (3.5 x 5.5), and so that was my starting point for this card.  I made my tag first (PTI - Tag Sale #5) and stamped it with SU!'s "Weathered" background stamp in Smokey Slate ink.  I also used SU!'s Perfectly Preserved die and stamp set for my jar, which I embossed with silver embossing powder on vellum.  Before adhering the jar to the tag, I added a few red star sequins beneath the jar, and added a few gold stars to the top of the jar (to simulate the candlelight). I also added a piece of cream colored bakers twine to the neck of the jar and a pine sprig (SU!'s "Lovely As A Tree").  I added seam binding ribbon that I dyed with SU!'s Soft Suede refill ink to the top of the tag, and also added a star that I die cut using PTI's Tiny Tags.  The background of the card is all scraps from my DSP stash except for the middle which is a piece of SU!'s Delicate Details Lace Tape (I sponged over the tape with Baked Brown Sugar ink to make the details of the tape "pop" a little more).  I also used PTI's Super Star Border Die for one of the strips of DSP to mimic the stars in the jar.  I finished by adding a button to my lower corner simply because I associate buttons and vintage together.  Here is the inspiration photo that inspired this card:

I may actually have to try making a few of these for Christmas next year, as they would fit in beautifully with how I decorate for the holidays. :0)  Make sure you check out all the rest of the inspiration from the design team and players over at the Festive Friday site here .  There's still time to play, so why not get a jump on those Christmas cards NOW?! :0)  (come next December, you'll be SO glad you did!!)

Thanks so much for stopping by today...I love it when you do!!  Have a wonderful Monday! :0)


  1. Surprisingly clean and simple but very elegant! NIce.

  2. Beautiful - both the jar and the card! I think I might try the jar - thanks for posting!

  3. So pretty! I love the translucence of the jar! Thanks so much for joining us at Festive Friday!

  4. This is stunning! I love the little stars in the mason jar, so dreamy!


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