I love sketch challenges because I probably wouldn't make any cards just for fun without them! Maria (Stampin' Inspirations and Card Inspired) always has lots of great sketches on her blog. This one is for day two of her blog candy challenge.
I used the designer paper I just won from Jenny (Stamping Moments) with some Blue Bayou as the base. I made it a 4 1/4" square card. After I adhered the snowflake paper across the bottom, I sponged Blue Bayou ink around it to blend it with the cardstock. I then layered some Whisper White and Blue Bayou on top (sponged with ink as well) with some double-stitched Blue Bayou ribbon. This was a different card for me because usually I stamp the focal image. But the snowmen on the designer paper were so cute, I cute one out and used him as the main image. I finished off by stamping "peace" from Everyday Flexible Phrases (at least there's some stamping on it!) on Whisper White and punching it out with my small oval punch. I sponged more ink on that before adhering it to the ribbon with a mini glue dot.
Here's a copy of Maria's sketch: