Thursday, August 8, 2013

Festive Friday Card


I have been wanting to play along with the Festive Friday gals forever, but just no time. Luckily I am on vacation now and going nowhere, so I was able to play this week. The current theme is to use the element: Candy Cane. Here's my card: 


My candy canes are sitting in an acetate jar. Clever stamper Deborah Frings does a great job with the technique of stamping glass jars on acetate, then leaves little tabs when cutting out the image so that the tabs can be inserted in discreet slits in the card. This eliminates the need for adhesive and frees up the inside of the container to "hold" things! So thanks to Deborah for that technique, which I have been meaning to try. I used it for my jar and my lid. Stamps are all Waltzingmouse; sentiment is a rub-on.

I also created this card for a Splitcoaststampers DTGD Challenge for red and white, the A Simple Five Inspire Me Fridays Anything Goes Challenge, and Card a Day's August Challenge to use a die cut. Thanks for looking!



7 comments:

Julie said...

Love the idea of the candy canes in the jar- I'll have to try that. Great dp and I love the layout. A lovely card.
I hope you enjoy your holiday!

Deborah Frings said...

Oh Charmaine - this is absolutely wonderful! Love the candy canes and fab bow. The acetate jar looks brilliant - thanks so much for the shout out!

Meredith MacRitchie said...

I've seen Deb do this, and I love how you did yours. It looks awesome! It's so great to see you playing with Festive Friday, Charmaine!

artful-notions said...

This is why I love Blogland, I learn so much! Thank you, And your card is wonderful! With the tabs hidden, all the more a beauty! That bow's delightful too!

Ardyth Percy-Robb said...

Love how you've made the 'glass' jar - it looks really realistic! Thanks for joining us at Festive Friday

Tina Campbell said...

Wow cool card! oh I got to keep that in mind for the jar cuts I have that is just that cute. Thanks for playing along with us over at Card A Day Blog

Geri said...

Such a sweet design, Charmaine! Love the acetate jar and the way you've dressed up the candy canes with the bow! Love it! So happy you shared it with us at Festive Friday!!!