Sending Holiday Cheer - MFT Wednesday Sketch Challenge 408

Hello friends!  There's a brand new Wednesday Sketch Challenge up at MFT Stamps!

For my card today,  I created a fun shaker card with an embossed wintery background.  I was inspired by a card recently done by Jessica Frost Ballas for this snowy backdrop.  I first heat embossed some snowflakes from the Snowflake Splendor Stamp Set with Clear Embossing Powder.

I then blended some Distress Inks (Cracked Pistachio, Evergreen Bough, Iced Spruce and Chipped Sapphire) on top of the embossed snowflakes.  I lightly spritzed this panel with water and once dry, I added some opaque white ink splatters to resemble more snow.

I used various circle dies from the Circle STAX Die-namics Sets 1 & 2 to cut out a hole in the bottom left corner of my card as well as to make a circular white frame.  I glued one of the circle shaker windows into this area and added some Diamond Dust to the inside.  My cute little Penguin comes from the new Sweet Holiday Penguins Stamp Set by Stacey Yacula.

I added a snowy hill inside the shaker window using the Stitched Snow Drifts Die-namics.  Lastly, I added my sentiment by heat embossing it onto Black Licorice Card Stock with Fine Detail White Embossing Powder.

 Here's a look at this week's sketch!  Come play along with us for a chance to win a $50 MFT Gift Voucher!  Also, make sure to stop by the MFT Challenge and Inspiration Blog for a chance to win a $50 MFT Gift Voucher!

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Wishing you all a wonderful day!

♥ Rachel