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Hello Everyone! I am back with the 3rd post in the COOLest Card Series for 2016! I am hosting this card series every Thursday in January. It’s the COOLest Cards Series and it will be 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
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 Watercolor. Audrey and I are featuring one of our favorite companies, Lawn Fawn but you can use any company as long as the project is SNOW themed AND you use a Valentine color scheme in some way.
You might have seen this sneak peek on instagram last night. I have been playing some MAJOR catch up after getting back from CHA so this card was one I had designed in my head, but didn’t put it to paper until last night. I do promise I am going to do a post about my time at CHA just need to get through the technical difficulties first.
Who says you can’t have pink snow, making a adorably cute PINK snowman!?!! 🙂 I had this idea in my head for a few weeks now and I love how it turned out. Audrey and I were texting a bit while I created it and I knew it was missing a little something- she suggested the wicked cute bow made out of the Sweetheart Lawn Fawn Trimmings. The background is Lawn Fawn’s Snowy Backdrop, but I just love it in this soft pink! And of course I had to use my all time favorite Lawn Fawn Stamp Set, Making Frosty Friends. I used Spun Sugar Distress Ink to stamp it, but a watered down version of Worn Lipstick to add color to him.
I had way too much fun with Liquid Applique! I honestly think that supply has been in my stash since I started stamping over 15 years ago… and I still love how it looks on a card. (Of course I have had to buy new tubes of it because I have used it so much!)
I used the “make a wish” sentiment from Party Animals. I figure this little snowman is making a wish on the starry sky 🙂 I stamped the sentiment with Spun Sugar Distress Ink and then carefully traced it with Worn Lipstick Distress Ink.
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 Valentine Colors >pinks and reds)
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. Each week we will have a new theme and another prize! 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.
I am also adding this into the Lawnscaping Watercolor Challenge! 🙂
Love the pink and the liquid appliqué! It’s so fun to watch it puff up when you add heat.
Love your card..cute snowman..I think you’ll like my pink Yeti!! Cx
LOVE LOVE LOVE this card! The pink and red look great together. Love your snowman and LOVE how you did the falling snow. Nicely done!
How fun is that 3d snow?! And that light blush of pink is terrific!
Love your cute snowman!!!
OMGoodness could this be any cuter?! Pink is my favourite colour! I love this card!
Ooh, the challenge is on, and a difficult one to boot! Cute card!
SUPER SWEET Pink Design!! I LOVE LOVE LOVE the FUN Background too!! THANKS for sharing and have a FABULOUS WEEKEND!! =)
Oh love the pink snowman..so cute! Xx
Pink snowmen how adorable! Super cute card.
This card is adorable!
These are absolutely adorable!!! I’m in awe over your work. That little pink snowman is adorable!! I usually make a pink Christmas card every year.. I don’t think I made one this year. I hope I get a chance to participate in this challenge. Fun Stuff!!!
Thanks for visiting my blog today Jenn!!
Oh wow! It’s so cute this pink snowman!
hee hee, that’s a lot of liquid applique snowflakes! super cute!
Frosty Friends is one of my favorite stamps/dies, too. Love your card with its puffy snow and the star background. Perfection!
So cute! Pink snowmen! Love it Jenn!
Cool – your pink snowman with that fluffy snow! If I want to play along – do I have to use Lawn Fawn stamps? – I don’t have any 🙁
Hi, I’m commenting again now that I finished my card! Whew, this one took me a while! I used your idea of pink snow… hope that’s ok. And, of course I popped up my seal just like you showed us on Big Pictures! I’m a good student, right? LOL Seriously, if you nave a minute, check my blog for a close up of the card. My photos are never very good, but in the close up you can see the details better. OH, I discovered that I don’t have many stamps of snowmen! Gotta remedy that. THANKS for the challenge, Jenn
Such a cute card! I love the pink & red that you used!
Very cute card. Love that you used pink and the liquid applique is so cool. I need to put that on my wish list!
what a cutie!
Pink and snowmen. Sounds like fun. Never get tired of your puffy snow and that snowman is perfectly dressed in pink.
YouR card looks gorgeous!
Hi Jenn! I totally adore this pretty cute creation in pink! love the star die cut BG with beautiful watercoloring and puffy snow!
i love liquid applique too..which reminds me i havent used it yet this winter season…need to remedy that! As always what a a cute twist on a theme!
So cute, Jenn! I love the stars in the background (awesome die!) and the adorable snowman! Love the way you applied the shading!
Cute pink snowman!
Hi Jenn. Your snowman card is just in time… it’s coming to NJ/PA this weekend. This card is so darn cute!! I love the colors and the little guy!
This is very cute again!! Love how you colored the snowman!!
Oh how cute this pink
snowman is! Love the
colors and the puffy
Carla from Utah