but first here's the sketch:
and here's what we did with it:
stef says, "When I saw the half-circle in the sketch layout it kept saying "snow globe" to me, so that's where I started my design ... with a glittery snow globe that I found in the "Christmas Tags" section of the craft store ... I got a whole package of tags much cheaper than standard paper crafts "embellishments" ... so very fun. "
lauren says, "i started with this sweet vintage illustration from an old "ideals" magazine; added bits of ribbon, silky ruffles, wired pearls and punched paper scraps; and topped it all off with a white poinsettia and a couple of snowflakes. at the end i did a bit of machine stitching to add texture and interest...and also to make sure all of those layers were really ON THERE for good!"
there are also gorgeous cards by the mega-talented sketchy thursdays design team on their blog, so you'll definitely want to hop over and see those, as well, for an extra-helping of holiday card inspiration! of course, sketchy thursdays is also currently running their regular challenge as well, for which you can submit layouts, altered projects, cards, etc. they post a wonderful sketch and TONS of drool-worthy DT inspiration each and every thursday morning, and announce the winner--plus a selection of favorite projects--the following week. you'll definitely want to be adding them to your blogroll, so you don't miss a thing!
and now it's time to see what you will do! but first...it's time to see what you could *WIN*:
(THE GOODIES: 6" Dear Santa Collection Pad from KaiserCraft, Reindeer Snag 'em Stamp from Imaginisce, Kolette Hall Studio G stamps with gems, Scrappy Cat Christmas Sentiments stamps, Zva Creative Ho Ho Ho adhesive green crystals)
this fabulous prize pack will be awarded by random draw to one lucky cardmaker who links up a holiday sketch card here between now and 10pm EST on thursday, february 24th. (yep, this week is so special you get a whole extra day to submit your holiday finery!) the keyword for posting to SCS or flickr is JB08. don't forget to also head over to sketchy thursdays and link your card there, as well (under the "second chance" card sketch) for a chance at the prize they're awarding!
that's right, there are TWO prizes on TWO blogs and you only need to make ONE CARD to have a shot at both!!! it doesn't get any better than that, right?! so off you go, ♥JINGLE BELLES♥, and let's see your very best sketch cards!