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Hi Friends!  It’s that time again, to #getcrackingonchristmas.  Every month, Jenn Shurkus coordinates a blog post with links and inspiration for holiday cards.  It’s never too early to start on holiday cards -right?  You can find the post here.

Today I’m sharing two cards using the same two stamp sets.  The first card is a shaker card and the second is a toned down version using a softer background.

For the first card, I ink blended a sky using the following Catherine pooler inks: peppermint scrub, samba and rose petals.  The panel was splattered with water and left to dry.
Next I used a powder tool on the background to make sure the embossing powder doesn’t stick.  Next, I used the snowflakes from the holiday greetings set to white heat emboss snowflakes.

The images from winter woodland were stamped using rich cocoa ink and colored using copics.
Copic colors:  E30, E000, E0000 (moose body), E53 and E51 (antlers), W0 and W1 (rabbit), E55, E53, E50 (log).
A frame was cut from white cardstock using the scallop frames die.   The tree and “snow” was cut from white cardstock using the new nature essentials die.  All the of die cut pieces were glued together and then adhered to a piece of heat-resistant acetate.  Next, I black heat embossed a sentiment from the holiday greetings stamp set.
I filled the shaker with some tiny foam balls and adhered the acetate using foam tape to complete my shaker.  Stickles added to the tree branches and snow for a bit of sparkle!
The card front was adhered to some really rainbow paper by Lawn Fawn and attached to an A2 card base.
The next card was created by ink blending aged mahogany and tattered rose distress oxide inks on Bristol smooth cardstock.  Snow was white heat embossed using a snow stamp included in the winter woodland stamp set.
Next, I used the images from winter woodland stamp set and coordinating die to stamp, color and cut the images.   A white border and tree were cut from white cardstock using the nature essentials die.  Everything was put together using glue and foam tape.  Stickles added to the branches and snow for sparkle.

Thank you so much for stopping by today!  I hope you found some inspiration here to get cracking on Christmas.  Tag #getcrackingonchristmas on instagram so we can see your amazing creations!

Have a wonderful day!

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