Monday, April 28, 2014

ffc30 {merry & bright}


hi there!  we had a terrific weekend with my dad--we went to the aquarium on Friday, strolled around Old Town Orange on Saturday, and hung out in Newport Beach and Balboa yesterday.  i think everyone's ready for a bit of a rest today, especially the kiddos!

{the fam enjoying the ferry ride to Balboa Island}
i'm popping in here real quick with my Festive Friday card.  this was kind of a fun one and amazingly, this card didn't take very long to make.  the concept, for me, is always the most time-consuming part of any project.  but i had this "merry and bright" tag from Elle's Studio within my grasp and had been wanting to use it for awhile.  pairing it with some wood grain paper--various patterns of which i've been keen on lately--and a few wood stars, and i had the card that i wanted.


the red calligraphic lettering of the merry and bright tag is reminiscent of the red ribbon in this week's inspiration photo.  (at least i think so)  when i picture ribbon, i imagine it whispy and flowing, which is almost what the letters are doing on the tag.  sometimes thin, sometimes thick...just like a twisted length of ribbon.


i added the stars to give it a couple extra details and because of the star in the photograph.  and because i simply love them, especially at Christmastime.


don't forget to play along with the challenge!

4 comments:

  1. Yay for fun times! Love your card, it's beautiful.

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  2. Great tag, love how the challenge inspired you too. Thanks so much for stopping by. ~Diane

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  3. Your card is really divine! The wood paper you used is so perfect as is the beautiful red sentiment! Fabulous work!

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