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Get Crackin' on Christmas | June

Hi crafty friends!

We are 6 months away from Christmas BUT we all know that when it is Christmas time we always struggle to create cards in time! So, Jenn Shurkus created this "Get Craking on Christmas" challenge, a great way to create Christmas cards all over the year and use all the amazing Christmas stuff we have collected (and maybe never used) over the years.

Every third Thursday of the month, a group of cardmakers will inspire you with their Christmas cards and you can find all the details in Jenn's blog.

And here it is my inspiration, using this new-to-me Trinity Stamps set!

I fell in love with this stamp when I saw a card from Sandy Allnock, so I could not resist to purchase it!

I firstly stamped the image on a piece of Neenah Solar White cardstock and I colored everything with copic markers (see below for combos). I chose bright and bold colors, which is a bit unusual for me. When I finished to color, I fussy cut it.

I then moved to my background, which was inspired by another talented crafter: Samantha Mann. I am always in awe of her background, I love how she plays with bold colors, stencil and white cardstock. So I partially masked the bottom part and inkblended the sky using Distress Oxides in Salty Ocean and Broken China and I splattered some water to create some texture. As I wasn't happy with the result, I looked through my stencil stash and took out the Cozy Snowflakes by Echo Park, and I applied some white texture paste. I also added some paste on my snow stenciled hill.

When everything was dried, I used some foam tape to attach the main images and I stamped the sentiment (using two different colors) at the bottom.

To complete my card, I added a little strip of red on the left.

I really hope you will enjoy the project and be inspired to create some Christmas cards too!

As always, Jenn Shurkus will be hosting a LIVE on her YouTube page, Thursday June 17th at 8:00pm ET: I'm sure she will inspire many of you to get ready for Christmas!

Hugs from Italy,


Products Used

Trinity Stamps - Gnome for the holidays

Echo Park - Cozy Snowflakes Stencil


Copic Color Combos

Car: R89 - R46 - R24 - R14 | T8 - T6 - T4 - T6 | YR31 - YR30

Chrismas tree: BG96 - G94 - YG25 - YG01

Christmas ornaments: V15 - V12 - V01 | R14 - R12 - R11

Gnome skin: E15 - E13 - E11 - E00

Gnome beard: W5 - W3 - W1

Gnome Clothes: BV29 - BV25 - BV23 - BV31 | Y35 - YR31 - YR30

Purple gift: V12 - V01 - V000

Red gift: R14 - R12 - R11 | R89 - R46 - R24 - R14

Teal gift: BG18 - BG23 - BG11 | BV29 - BV25 - BV23

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