Tuesday, April 1, 2014

A Candle in a Bottle

I am so excited to share my card today  -   I just love how it came out.  I used a brand new Alterations die - Apothecary Jars - cutting it out of Clearly for Art Modeling Film and then covering it with Glossy Accents to make it look more like a glass bottle. 
The candle, holly, berries and flame are from Bright Season, the sentiment is from Seasonal Remedies and the pine cones are from Festive Foliage all from Waltzingmouse.  I wasn't sure how I was going to attach the clear jar to the card without any adhesive showing.  I decided to adhere the candle to the card base with foam dots so it's popped up - then I put some Crystal Ice Stickles on the inside bottom of the jar - I put runner adhesive on the front of the candle and holly and ScorTape on the back of the cork stopper - then pressed the jar onto the candle and the adhesive stuck to the jar - and the cork stuck to the card.
I just LOVE how these apothecary jars have stoppers for each of the 3 styles of jars on the die and I cut mine out of thin cork from Staples.  However, my dear husband kindly pointed out to me that you would not have the stopper in the jar when you were burning the candle!  So consider this a little poetic license!!  I used a border embossing folder to make the lines at the top to look like the shutters on the inspiration photo below.

I was inspired to create this card by this weeks Festive Friday Challenge
Beautiful isn't it?!
 And one last look at my card!
Stamps:  Bright Season, Seasonal Remedies and Festive Foliage - Waltzingmouse
Paper:  White - PTI
Ink:  Ranger Distress Mustard Seed, Festive Berries, Pine Needles and Antique Linen.  Archival Watering Can
Accessories:  Apothecary Bottles Die - Tim Holtz Alterations, Glossy Accents- Ranger, Enamel dot - My Minds Eye, Crystal Ice Sticklers, Twine - Waltzingmosue, thin cork - Staples, foam dots, Scor Tape.


Julie said...

Well I love your jar as well Julia...husbands are so literal sometimes aren't they...no imagination!I'd never have thought about the stopper and the lack of air.
Great card.

Tracy said...

Stopping by to say hi Julia, sorry I have problems getting onto the yahho dt group.
Looking forward to getting to know you and seeing more of your work.
Big hugs
This is beeeautiful xoxo

Sharron said...

Such a beautiful card, Julia--love it!

Annette Allen said...

wow this is stunning... fabulous designing..

Doris said...

Never gave the cork a second thought--it could have had a hole on the top for air (lol) Maybe next time, you could show the cork laying next to the jar to make it more authentic. Meanwhile, your card is beautiful!

Ardyth said...

Love the bottle with the stopper - so cool! The sparkle makes this very festive and elegant! Thanks for joining us at Festive Friday!

Shirley said...

Wow, now that is one perfect CAS and it's even more beautiful!! Love how you embossed the top and how you did your sentiment too! Beautiful!!

Kay Miller said...

What a beautiful card! You did a lovely job with the inspiration photo! Thanks so much for joining us at Festive Friday! :)

Meredith MacRitchie said...

Oh, I LOVE the jar! The die is so COOL, but also the way you used it with glossy accents... It turned out so great! Thanks for playing with us at Festive Friday!

Mona Pendleton said...

Beautiful card Julia! Love how you created the bottle! What a fantastic idea! Thanks for the inspiration!

Geri said...

Hey, Julia!!! Love your card and the super-creative elements you've included. (And…leave it to a husband to get caught up in technicalities!!!;) It all looks so sweet together and makes for such a warm greeting! LOVE it!!! It's been so great to see you at Festive Friday…thanks so much for playing along again!!!