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

X5757Gypsy 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 thoughts on “Purple Flakey Friends”

  1. Hi Allisa,

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


  2. 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.

  3. 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!

  4. 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?!

  5. 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

  6. 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! 🙂


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