Hello everyone! Thanks for stopping by! I’m excited to be apart of another Newton’s Nook Deck the Halls with Inky Paws Blog Hop! These are so fun and there is so much great holiday inspiration to be had!
I don’t know when it started but I have a thing for nutcrackers at Christmas. So naturally I’m totally drawn to this super fun Nutcrackers stamp set and chose it for today’s card share. I started by stamping one of the images and coloring it with my copic markers. Then I used the coordinating die to cut it out.
I chose 2 patterns from the Meowy Christmas paper pad, cut one at 2×5.5 inches and the other at .25 inches. I adhered them together with scrappy tape and added foam tape to the back.
Next, I cut a white panel to A2 size and inked a light blue shadow behind where my nutcracker is going to go. For a little added interest I flicked some watered down ink on the whole panel as well. Then I adhered the patterned paper to the left side and also popped my nutcracker up with foam squares.
I die cut the smallest circle from the Circle Frames die set out of kraft cardstock and inked the edges with some brown dye ink. I stamped a sentiment from the Nutcracker stamp set on it. Die cut a pinecone and some tree sprigs from the Pine & Holly die set and adhered everything with liquid glue and foam squares.
For finishing touches I added glossy accents to all of the buttons on the nutcracker and the tips of his crown as well. Then I came in with black glaze pen on his eyes for a little shine there too.
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Deck the Halls with Inky Paws Blog Hop List:
Newton’s Nook Designs
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