This was one of those cards that just kept changing. I started all white, with snowflakes and a few swooshes of watercolor and ended up with this snowy church scene in blues and krafts!
The turning point on my card was remember the frame with "Joy" and envisioning a joyful scene behind it. I love the Night Before Christmas border and I've used it on other cards, both in full and cropped down just to see the church. I quickly decided that the watercolor swooshes such as on the sketch were just too much for my little church. I did add a small forest of trees in a nod to the sketch. That's why I like sketch challenges so much. Without the inspiration of the sketch, I probably would have stopped at the framed church, but I really like the dimension the forest gives it.
I also used the tic tac toe - glitter, no patterned paper and twine!
I did "share joy" with this card but you have to be a little careful around Christmas to give away surprises - so you'll just have to trust me that this one has been mailed off!
I used some heat 'n stick powder and some Martha Stewart Fine Crystal Glitter to "frost" the scene.