Hello Everyone! I am back with the last post in the COOLest Card Series for 2016! I have been hosting this card series every Thursday in January. It’s the COOLest Cards Series and it has been featuring snowman and snowflakes! Yep, you read that correctly. This summer loving, winter hating girl LOVES snowman and snowflakes- just as long as I don’t need to feel the cold! Ha! Two years ago I hosted this series, and last year I just didn’t get around to doing it. I missed it. It was so much fun and a great way for me to use all the snow related supplies I have collected!
See week 1: Stencils, Paper Smooches
See week 2: Watercolor, My Favorite Things
See week 3: Valentine Colors, Lawn Fawn
You have until February 3rd at 3p to enter all of the link ups. You do not need to use products from the companies we did, you just need to follow the themes
This year Audrey another snow loving creative friend is sharing along with me. That means more inspiration for you! I am also inviting you to participate with us and of course that gives you a chance to win some AWESOME prizes!!!
This week the theme is Sparkle. This week Audrey and I decided to have an “anything goes” for the companies we feature. If you are going to enter the giveaway be sure the project is SNOW themed AND you use a Sparkle in some way.
I had purchased 2 new stamps from Hero Arts before the holidays and hadn’t had a chance to play with them- so this was the perfect time. Of course I couldn’t resist the Hand Drawn Snowflakes Stamp and I just fell in love with the Candy Stripes Stamp.
I started by stamping the Hand Drawn Snowflakes in VersaMark ink and embossing them with white embossing powder. I then spritzed the background with Tumbled Glass and Peacock Feathers Distress Spray Stains. I white embossed a small strip of Distress Watercolor Cardstock with the Candy Strip stamp and spritzed it with Picked Raspberry Distress Spray Stains.
For my sparkle I found some adhesive glitter ribbon from American Crafts. I added it down the side of the card but I also used it to cut out Lawn Fawn’s Thank You Border. It was perfect since it was adhesive it made adhering this dainty die so much easier!
Participate in the COOLest Card Series:
You will have 3 chances to win each week.
- Link up your card below ( creating a card with a snow theme AND using sparkle)
- Leave a comment on this blog post
- Pop on over to Audrey’s blog for some more inspiration and leave a comment
We will announce all winners February 4th, so you have until February 3rd to participate. You can still enter the previous weeks challenges as well. They are linked at the start of this post. Also if you are sharing your creation on social media feel free to use #COOLestcardseries when posting!
Deadline: February 3rd at 3p ET. You will know when the deadline has past because you will not able to submit a new link through the Link Box. (Winners will be announced here at shurkus.com on February 4th) Note: I realize adding links this way may be new to some of my readers, I found Kristina Werner has a great tutorial on how to add a link to a link up here.
wow!! This card is amazing Jenn!! Love every single detail!! 🙂
Gorgeous card, Jenn!! Love that gold border, the sentiment and the gold flecks.
Beautiful card! I love the gold and pink and blue!
I goofed up and added the wrong link. So sorry, Jenn. Hope you can delete it. Love that background stamp and your gold sparkles!
Love your card!!!
I made one to enter, but not sure about this linking up process.
(guess I really need a blog!)
Another gorgeous card! Love the sparkle and the snowflakes. Nicely done!
Such sparkly goodness! Love the aqua and white combo!
Oh my goodness, that turquoise and gold combination is stunning!
such a cool effect!
Gorgeous card! I love snowflakes! Great way to add the sparkle and I love the pop of pink!
That snowflake Hero Arts stamp is so cool. Love the blue/gold combination too.
Hi Jenn ~ LOVE your card! The Tumbled Glass & Peacock Feathers look lovely together and everything is always better with a splash of gold and some yummy Picked Raspberry!! The Lawn Fawn scripty words always add a fun touch, as do the border dies. Thanks so much for sharing this winner!!
Oh my how beautiful! I’m off to make something sparkly!
I love your cards!
As always your creations are beautiful! i love this card!!!
Gorgeous card! I love the scalloped edge with the striped red and white design peeking out! The snowflakes are beautiful with your lovely background! Awesome card with beautiful details!
That background is SO beautiful, Jenn!!
Love your snowflake card, this is another one of my favorite stamps from Hero Arts. Love how you added the sparkles!
Really pretty card, Jenn. We all love the aqua/blue for a snowy card! And, I think the sentiment dies from Lawn Fawn are so handy – I just bought another one! Thanks for this series all month! I’m glad I was able to play along. I’ll pull out some snowflakes tomorrow!
Another cool card! Love how blue and gold go together! Cheers
Love the colors!
I had to come over on your blog. The card is fabulous!!
Super cute card! Loving that turquoise blue! 🙂
Gorgeous how you combined the blue with the glittery gold! I love the look!
How pretty and love
the sparkle! The touch
of gold and the pink
really add to the card.
Carla from Utah
Your card is absolutely gorgeous …gorgeous & classy! The sparkle in my link up doesn’t show up in the picture that well. but it’s there! 😉