Friday, December 7, 2012

Purple Flakey Friends

While I love snowflake cards in blue, purple is my favorite non-traditional color for Christmas cards.  In my book, snowflakes can be any color of the rainbow!  My card is based on the sketch challenge this week at Mojo Monday.  I flipped the sketch to accommodate my snowman.  Here is the original sketch design-

Check back this weekend for a Valentine card based on the sketch with the upcoming Whooo's Your Valentine kit.  I did my first take on the sketch featuring a snowman to enter the snowmen challenge at The Paper Players-


My card is really simple, just a few layers with a lot of bling to jazz it up!  The little details add so much to your finished designs.


When I am pressed for time, this is my go to design for the inside of my cards.  A strip of shimmer tape or pattern paper across the bottom and a stamped sentiment.  I love the Merry Christmas sentiment so much, that it has earned a permanent spot on my desk, at least for the holiday season!


All supplies by Close To My Heart, except where noted:

D1520 Ornamental Cheer
C1506 Flakey Friends
1385 White Daisy Cardstock
1386 Black Cardstock
X5757 Gypsy Cardstock
Z2410 Gypsy Markers
Z2190 Gypsy Ink
Tuxedo Black Ink by Memento
Z1801 Alcohol Blending Pen
Z2427 Autumn Terracotta Markers
E25 Copic Sketch Marker
Retired Dimensional Elements-Snowflakes
Z1313 Stardust Glitz Gel
Z1752 Clear Sparkles
Retired Black Grosgrain
Z1799 Shimmer Tape
Scallop Die-MFT
Polka Dots Embossing Folder-Provocraft

I have also entered my card in the Snowflake Challenge at Simon Says Stamp.

15 comments:

Teresa Kline said...

oh my, this is adorable...luvin your color choices...hope your weekend is fabby!

enjoy *~*

Casandra Bennett said...

This is beautiful. I love the purple. It's one of my favorite, non-traditional colors, too. :)

Ульяна и Полина said...

Прелестная открыточка!!!

Patricia said...

Hi Allisa,

Your card is very very very beautifull. Your others card is beautifull to. I like it. Congratulations and continue your good job.

Patricia

Kigz said...

I love your snowman card! You always do such fabulous things with the inside. I finally got the set with this swirly Merry Christmas sentiment, and now I am trying to stamp it straight, lol.

PetraB said...

a fabulous card, this little snowman is adorable

Amy V. said...

This is so pretty! Purple is a wonderful color for Christmas, such a nice change from red and green! Your snowman is adorable, and the inside with the sparkly strip is a great idea!

Creative M said...

Such a wonderful card.Lovely Color.
Have a Fabulous weekend,
Migdalia

Ann Schach said...

Adorable, Allisa! You just can't beat purple...especially when paired with bling! Thanks for playing with The Paper Players!

Nancy Ball said...

Well, that snowman is not so "Flakey" in purple. Love your card and am curious if this little guy will show up in purple in our HAS swap cards?!

Lisa Carroll said...

This is fabulous! Love that adorable image and this color combo is AMAZING! Never would have thought to use purple.. and it's just perfect! :) Thanks for paticipating in our "Snowflakes" challenge over at the Simon Says Stamp challenge blog! xx

Anne Marie Hile said...

What a cute card, Allisa! Love the purple and the sparkly bling. You have completely inspired me to use more purple on my holiday cards because it looks awesome. Thank you so much for joining us this week at the Paper Players! :)

Tui Nathan said...

Wow ... love this in purple!!!

H2 :) said...

Fabulous colour palette, Allisa! The texture & bling are awesome too. Thanks for playing along with The Paper Players. :)

Carol Maynard said...

Well now that is JUST adorable!! A Christmas card in all my favorite colors!!! I just LOVE it!!!!

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