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Newton’s Nook Deck the Halls with Inky Paws Week!

This is a very special week because it’s time for Deck the Halls with Inky Paws Week! Every year, Newton’s Nook bring in a new guest for each of the first four days of the week and hosts a fun bloghop at the end of the week with the design team. I am thrilled to be invited and to be kicking it off this off with a bright festive card with a little advice from a snowman!

Believe it or not, almost all of this card was done with just a mini stamp set called Snowman Advice. I used every little image in this set! I started with the snowmen, stamped in a dark brown hybrid ink and colored with copic markers. Then I fussy cut each of these images out with my trusty o’ precision scissors.

I created a purple ink blended sky with Dusty Concord and Milled Lavender distress oxide inks. I added some splatter of white paint for the snow effect, and then heat embossed various snowflake images from the mini set in white. In addition, I also stamped on some of the smaller snowflakes in white pigment ink.

I had originally heat embossed the sentiment in white too, but it didn’t come out clearly so I redid it, this time in gold onto some Natural cardstock. I trimmed it down to a fitted rectangle and added it to my card with foam tape. I also die cut an edge for the snow with Snow Drifts Die-namics and added my little snowmen last.

In the words of our dear snowmen: spend time outdoors, be well rounded, stay cool, take time to chill, and avoid meltdowns! Tune in Friday for the fun blog hop with Newton’s Nook!