Monday, June 2, 2014

Festive Friday #32

Good morning friends.  Playing along with Festive Friday's today and have a very CAS card to share with you.  I struggled a bit with this challenge and I'm not sure why!  As usual, they gave us an absolutely beautiful photo as inspiration, but could not seem to find a direction to take it.  The photo itself shows fabulous elegance, and that's the direction a lot of the players took with their cards, but I ended up going the extreme opposite!  I think the problem was that after going through a bunch of stamp sets that I hadn't used in years, I came upon a retired SU! set called "Berry Christmas", and even though that set is NOT elegant, it is the set I wanted to use!  So I ended up using the colors from the inspiration photo, and this is what I came up with:

I simply used red and green for the wreath, hanger, and bird, and embossed with silver for the sentiment (PTI), and then matted with a piece of kraft cs.  Here's a look at the simple inside:

This is definitely not an elegant card, inside or out, but I think the simplicity of it is what spoke to me this week for this challenge.  And even though it is not elegant like the inspiration photo, the simplicity of it is what makes it beautiful to me! :0)  Each to their own, right?! :0)  And last but not least, here is the beautiful inspiration photo:

SO pretty, right?  I would love to sit in that elegant chair and have a cup of tea, but then I start thinking of our 2 dogs, and how that chair would look with dirty paw prints all over it, and I know that is NOT my style after all.  (Doesn't mean I don't enjoy looking at it though!!)

There's still a couple days to play along with this challenge over at the Festive Friday blog, and LOTS of beautiful cards to get you inspired too!

Thanks so much for stopping by today and have a wonderful Monday!! :0)


  1. This is such a pretty card, Marcia! I just adore the little red cardinal perched on your sentiment. The inside is great, too! Thanks so much for playing with us again at Festive Friday!

  2. I really like it. Such a beautiful CAS card! The simplicity is what makes it beautiful!

  3. I love your CAS take on this - so clean and fresh! I have that set and this is a fantastic reminder to get it out! Thanks so much for joining us at Festive Friday!

  4. Very classy! I love that set!


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