Freshly Made Sketches #54

Our sketch this week at Freshly Made Sketches is brought to us by Jennifer Timko.  The moment I saw it, I knew it was a snowflake card in the making.  I especially like making snowflake cards in non traditional colors.  Any color of the rainbow is fair game for me, when it comes to snowflakes!  I went with a rustic look for this card.

My designer paper is from the Christmas Cottage Collection by Teresa Collins. Fairly certain I purchased the pack just for this rustic snowflake and woodgrain paper!  My snowflakes were cut with the Cricut Art Philosophy cartridge. These are my favorite snowflakes for layering!  There is even a stamp set to match!  Since I cut my snowflakes with pattern paper, I kept the stamping to the inside of the card. 

For those that are interested in measurements.  My card is 5" x 5" in size.  My large snowflake and layer were cut at 3".  The smaller snowflake and layer were cut at 1 3/4".

My sentiment is a sneak peek of the upcoming October Stamp of the Month, Very Merry Christmas!

All supplies by Close To My Heart, except where noted:
Z1686 Cricut Art Philosophy Collection
D1480 Snowflakes
S1210 Very Merry Christmas
C1525 Holidays
Christmas Cottage Papers by Teresa Collins
Early Espresso Cardstock by SU
Grosgrain Ribbon-Unknown
Z2118 Desert Sand Ink
Z891 VersaMark Ink
Z673 White Embossing Powder
Z1358 Basic Assort Buttons
Z1760 Burlap Ribbon

I have entered my card in the following challenges:
Catered Crop-Knot (yes that is a tiny knot on my button!)
Crafty Calendar-Browns & Cream
Jingle Belles-Snow
Penny Black-Early Christmas
Ribbon Carousel-Button & Twine
Simon Says Stamp-Anything Goes
Stamp n Doodle-Anything Goes

Thanks so much for stopping by!  Be sure and enter your creation by noon (PDT) on Monday!


  1. oh wow that is beautiful, I love Art Philosophy it's my go-to!

  2. Just gorgeous!!! I really think I might be casing this in the near future;) TFS!

  3. Love your different take on the usual snowflake color Allisa! Beautiful card!

  4. Beautiful Allisa! Love that rustic feel of the card and how you finished the inside. I don't do that enough.

  5. Oh MY!! I love the rustic snowflake creation you made!

  6. Oh my goodness ... love love love!!!

  7. STUNNING card! LOVE the rustic feel this and the non-traditional colors! Thanks for joining us for the Simon Says Stamp Challenge!

  8. Absolutely beautiful, Allisa! I love the rich colors! The inside is just as beautiful as the outside!

  9. Alissa! This is BEAUTIFUL! I love the colours and that fabulous snowflake!

  10. Wow ... and again I say wow ... such an elegant snowflake design ... love it ... so glad you dashed through the snow with us at jingle belles.

  11. Your card is so very elegant Allisa.

    Thanks so much for sharing your lovely work with at Penny Black and More challenge this month.

    B x

  12. I was thinking snowflake when I designed it and this is just stunning!! Love the colors and the natural feel.

  13. Only you can make rustic look so beautiful and elegant!!

  14. What a beautiful card!
    I love the rustic look of the card! Lovely!
    Hugs, Anni

  15. This card is Earthy and gorgeous! I LOVE it! :)

  16. Hi Alissa, thanks for your kind comment on my blog. Your card is pretty inside and out. Love it. Hugs, Bev

  17. what a strikingly beautiful holiday card! i loooooooove the C&S design and neutral colors, so very eye catching &beautiful! (plus bonus points for the FAB inside decor, as well!) thanks for "dashing through the snow" with us at JINGLE BELLES this fortnight! ♥♥♥

  18. Beautiful Christmas card Allisa! I love your layered snowflake!! Thanks for joining us at Crafty Calendar this month!
    Tammy x

  19. Oh! I think rustic snowflakes are my new favorite kind of snowflake!

  20. So unusual for a Christmas card and so stylish.
    Thanks for joining us at Penny Black & More this month.
    Lynn x

  21. So beautiful! I love the sketch and CAS style of the card. Thanks so much for sharing at penny black and more!

  22. Gorgeous!! love your CAS. Thanks for playing with us at Stamp n Doodle.
    Hugs, Jill

  23. This is a great CAS. Love the rustic colors which is different for a Christmas card, love it!!

  24. What a fabulous design! The snowflake is so decorative and I love the papers you've used!

  25. Absolutely gorgeous. Love the colour pallette. x


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