Introducing Our December Guest - Jenn Shurkus

Today we're introducing our December Guest Designer, Jenn Shurkus.  Jenn's no stranger to Neat & Tangled.  She's been a mainstay in the card making world.  Jenn loves working with a variety of mediums and techniques and we are so excited to have her with us this month.  Here's a little more about Jenn:

Jenn lives on Cape Cod, with her kitty Mister Harley and her boyfriend Chris. She's been papercrafting for 18 years, and has played multiple roles in the paper craft industry as an independent store manager, designer and teacher. Jenn loves to show people new and clever ideas to design their cards and projects. Jenn is eager to share her creative passions with others and encourage their artistic growth. She currently teaches in person and online classes as well as host Art Retreats. You can read more about her, on her blog {creative chick} as well as follow her creative endeavors on

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And here she is with her first project:

Hello everyone! I am wicked excited to be here guest designing for Neat & Tangled! I love everything that N&T releases, but I am a HUGE addict of all of Elena’s designs. I have lived in New England my whole life, but I can’t stand winter… I live on Cape Cod and wish we could have summer beach days all year long. This is what inspired this card.

I combined a few sets to create this card. Using “Oh Deer”, “Get Yeti”, “Hello Winter”, and “Merry Kisses” I decided to create a card to celebrate winter, the best way I know how, by saying “Oh deer!” :)

For the background I started by ink blending a little bit of Tumbled Glass Distress Ink. Then using some Matte Embossing Paste, I spread some through a snowfall stencil and sprinkled Prisma Glitter all over the wet paste. I set this aside to dry.

I stamped and colored all of the images with Copic markers. I then die cut them all out.

I arranged all of the images on the card using foam tape to pop some of them up off the card.

In honor of guest designing for Neat & Tangled this month I have a fun little giveaway over on my site- so be sure to check that out! {creative chick}

Hope this card inspires you, and I can’t wait to be back next week with more!


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