Monday, July 22, 2013

Winter Wishes - Christmas in July # 3

Welcome Friends!  Today's project is more on the lines of a Winter theme vs. Christmas but I figure they kind of go hand in hand.

My card today was inspired by a sketch over on The Sweet Stop sketches blog.  I just recently discovered this blog and I am in love!!!

Here is the sketch from this week:

And the spin on the sketch is to use doilies.  I immediately thought of snowflakes!  I love all the intricate designs and how no two are alike.  I'm not a  fan of snow when I'm out shoveling, but if I'm sitting on my couch with a warm cup of coffee gazing out the window - then I love it!  

Here's my take on  the sketch:

Card base is 5 x 5 with slate cardstock.  The mat layer is a snowflake paper from DCWV Arctic Wishes cut 4 3/4 x 4 3/4.  I inked the edges with indian corn blue ink.  The snowflakes are cut from a variety of cartridges.  I used Artiste, Christmas solutions, and Art Philosophy.  I inked the edges of the snowflakes also with indian corn blue ink so they stand out a bit from the background paper.

The stamp for the center of the large snowflake is from C1469, Dec. 25th Holidays set.  This is a really nice stamp set for the holidays, and it also coordinates with the Art Philosophy cartridge.  I used stardust glitz in spots around the snowflakes to give them a little shimmer and shine.  The silver ribbon is a Celebrate It ribbon I picked up on clearance at Michaels last year after the holidays.

On the inside I used the same snowflake paper to cut a mat 4 3/4 x 4 3/4.  The snowflake comes from the Best of 2009 cartridge cut at 4 1/2".  I also inked the edges of this one with indian corn blue ink as well.

I am really happy with how it turned out and working from a sketch made it come together so easily!
I hope you enjoy!  I'll be back tomorrow with # 4 of Christmas in July.  Have a great day!!

Linking to Sweet Stop Sketches challenge


  1. Love how you thought of snowflakes for the doily spin on this sketch! Your blue tinged snowflakes, and the large doily really have that chill of snow! Mind you, you are probably sweltering right now! Thanks for playing along with us this week at the Sweet Stop - and we are glad you found us! Hope to see you each week from now on! Hugs! Ann

  2. Love the way you used snowflakes for the doilies on the sketch, Dawn! Very creative and right now very refreshing as it's so steamy here at the beach! What a beautiful design! Thanks so much for joining us at The Sweet Stop this week! So glad you made this discovery and look forward to seeing more of your wonderful creations!

  3. Thank you! It has been really hot! Dreaming of cooler temps and working on winter projects helps my frame of mind LOL Thank you so much, I loved finding The Sweet Shop and can't wait to see what's to come!