Freshly Made Sketches #60

Time for a new challenge at Freshly Made Sketches! The sketch this week is brought to us by Tui.  You can always change out shapes to suit your needs as long as you follow the basic sketch outline. Here is a look at the original sketch-
I used the new Sizzix Snow Flurry die by Stampin Up to cut my snowflake from glittery chipboard.  My chipboard was originally all silver.  I colored parts of my snowflake with the new Exclusive Inks Markers by Close to My Heart.  I used Pacifica to match my cardstock.  The alcohol based markers are great for coloring glitter trim and other embellishments to coordinate your projects.

I added strips of silver shimmer trim to the inside of my card and stamped with my favorite holiday sentiment from the Ornamental Cheer stamp set.  The silver shimmer trim is self adhesive and applies easily to your projects.  It only takes a small amount to add a lot of bling to your project!

All supplies by Close To My Heart, except where noted:
D1520 Ornamental Cheer
S1210 Very Merry Christmas
1385 White Daisy Cardstock
X5759 Pacifica Cardstock
Z2192 Pacifica Ink
Z2411 Pacifica Marker Set
Glitter Chipboard-American Crafts
Z1799 Silver Shimmer Trim
Snow Flurry Die-SU
Snow Embossing Folder-SU
Dots Embossing Folder-Provocraft

I have entered my card in the following challenges:
Alota Rubber Stamps-Blue and White
Created with Love-Christmas
Hooked on Craft-Christmas
Kenny K's-Sparkle Snowflakes
Pile It On-Make it Sparkle
Quirky Crafts-Layer it Up, Let it Snow!
Sentimental Sundays-Dimension
Shopping Our Stash-Best Deal Ever Challenge (I bought the glitter chipboard at the American Crafts Warehouse sale for $1 a pack for 12, 12x12 sheets!  Awesome deal...only wish I had bought more...though it has taken me over a year to actually use it!)
Sweet Stamps-Christmas

Hope to see your creation at Freshly Made Sketches.  You have until noon on Monday (PST) to link up!


  1. Love those sparkly flakes! And I always love how you do the inside of your cards! You finish them off beautifully!

  2. Very pretty. I thought that was the new Avonlea Teal; not pacifica. Glad I read your description. :) P.S. Love the sparkle!

  3. Very pretty, love your snowflake!! Thanks for joining us this week at Created With Love Challenges

  4. What a lovely the glitter and the gorgeous blues. Thanks for joining us at Sentimental Sundays.

  5. I love this - so sparkly, and the texture on that embossed "ribbon" - perfection!

  6. What glittery snowflake goodness! I love how you colored the glitter paper. Thanks for the tip!

  7. Lovely card. Thanks for taking part in our challenge at Created With Love Challenges


  8. This is a stunner! Gorgeous design and colors Allisa. :-)

  9. Oooh, I love snowflakes and I love sparkle ... I love this card! It is just gorgeous!

  10. I love love love your card. Clean and simple and elegant.!!!! thanks so much for playing along at Created with Love Challenge.
    Linda K.

  11. Hello Allisa. Absolutely stunning. A very classy creation.
    Thanks for sharing at Created with Love.
    Love Sandra xxx

  12. WOw - this is a a gorgeous and sparkly card -- super elegant!! Thanks so much for joining us this week at the Pile it On Challenge.

  13. ok, yeah, that is an AWESOME deal, and you've used the gorgeous sparkly chipboard to make one FANTABULOUS card! thanks for SHOPPING YOUR STASH with us this week!!! :)

  14. Fantastic card Allisa! Brilliant idea to use markers to colour the glitter snowflakes. Thanks for sharing your creativity at Created With Love Challenges.

  15. Hi Allisa! Your card is so pretty and sparkly! Love those colors!

  16. Such a beautiful card Allisa! I love those glimmery snowflakes! Fabulous colours!!!

  17. Wow, Allisa! This is a gorgeous card! I love the colors; such a beautiful winter-feel. Your details are fabulous, too!

  18. Fabulous card!!! Gorgeous design and snowflake! Thanks so much for playing with us at Kenny K’s Krafty Krew *Sparkly Snowflakes* challenge!

    Tammy, KKKK DT from Créations LaDiva :) xx

    See my blog for yummy candy ☺

  19. what a snowflake spectacular card

    Good luck in the challenges, hugs Sarah-Louise My Blog - Tiggertastic

    Designing for:

    Sketch Saturday , Bearly Mine Designs and Kenny K

  20. ACK! I wish you had bought more of the glitter cardstock too! For a deal like that, you can pick up a lifetime supply :) Although where would you put it....hmmm....I absolutely love that layered snowflake. So glad you shared your BEST DEAL EVER! with us at Shopping our Stash!

  21. What an elegant Christmas card and I love all those layers. Thanks so much for joining in with the fun at the Quirky Crafts Challenge Blog

  22. What a deal on that glittery paper ... and what a gorgeous holiday card ... whoever gets this baby will be displaying it for sure.


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