Firefly Dreams


FMS Final 203-001I couldn’t help but take a few moments to create a card for the current Freshly Made Sketches challenge. It seemed so simple. . . until I picked my shape. Of course it all took on a life of its own, but I conquered it in the end.

I used my mason jar die for the shape and showcased it on a background of Simple Stories Summer Fresh papers. I highlighted the lid with a grey marker and added brown twine to give it some punch. The firefly stamp was the fun part, and I highlighted those cute little guys with a touch of pale blue on the wings and Stickles on the lights. I also added yellow sequins to mimic the fireflies outside of the jar. In the end, a bit of blue Glimmer Mist and ink all around adds depth to all the card elements.

“Dream” seemed like a fitting word for this end-of-summer card. . . plus, it was a handy stamp on which to lay my hands. (Sometimes it pays not to pick up your messes.)

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Comments: 5

  1. Jen Mitchell September 13, 2015 at 7:41 pm Reply

    Love this! The mason jar image and that patterned paper are a perfect match! Thanks for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches!

    • Small Talk Mama September 14, 2015 at 6:18 am Reply

      Thanks, Jen. I love that paper and am always looking for an excuse to use it.

  2. Narelle Farrugia September 15, 2015 at 5:07 am Reply

    This is such a wonderful card! I love your mix of papers and cute little bees/jar combo! thanks for joining us at FMS this week!

    • Small Talk Mama September 15, 2015 at 7:48 am Reply

      Thanks, Narelle. I’m so glad you stopped by for a look — the card makes me miss summer already (and it’s technically not even gone).

  3. […] Firefly Dreams I really like the simplicity of this card and how it became a farewell to summer for me. The paper and the lightning bugs just capture the season. […]

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