Winter cards with December Guest Designer - Jenn Shurkus

I have had so much fun sharing some cards with you this month, I hope they have inspired you and you find some time to create soon!
If you haven’t noticed by the other cards I have shared with you, I LOVE Distress Inks. There is just so much you can do with them and I find myself using them a lot! I recently organized my ink blending tools for both regular Distress Inks and Distress Oxide inks so they are more convenient to use. I find because of this I not only use the inks more, but I also experiment more with different techniques and color combos. You can see how I did so here in this post. ( link: )

Today I wanted to share two cards with you, and even though Christmas is over, I think both of these could be sent throughout the winter!

Sending Winter Wishes

For this card I started with the background on Distress Watercolor Cardstock. Using the “Fa La La” Stencil I spread Ranger Texture Paste through it, while still wet I sprinkled gold embossing powder on it, and then heat embossed it.

For the little houses I die cut out the “Warm Winter Scene” Cover Plate out of Distress Watercolor Cardstock. I watercolored each of the houses and trees with regular Distress Ink.

On the background I watercolored some Tumbled Glass Distress Ink towards the top, that will eventually be the sky.

I arranged the houses across the card with various heights of foam tape.

I white embossed the sentiment “Sending Winter Wishes” from the “Stay Cool” set on black cardstock.

For some finishing touches I created a ground, snowy roof tops and snow on the trees with white liquid applique. I also added a touch of chunky glitter.

You’re COOL

For this card I started by stamping, Copic coloring and die cutting out images from the “Stay Cool” stamp set. I then ink blended the background on the smooth side of Distress Watercolor Cardstock with Distress Oxides ( Picked Raspberry, Blueprint Sketch and Wilted Violet).

I cut out 2 stitched hillsides, and arranged them onto the background. I then added the images.

Using Chipped Sapphire Distress Oxide, I stamped some snowflakes around the background.

Once I determined where the word “COOL” was going to go, I used a powder tool and dusted the card background to stamp and white emboss “I think you’re cool”.

I then used a quickie glue pen and some Prisma glitter to add some sparkle to the trim of their coats, and the centers of the snowflakes.

I used a glue tube along the hillsides and where the characters were standing and added chunky glitter there.

Thank you!

Thank you so much for following me along this month, and Danielle and Miriam for having me as a guest designer. I had a wicked fun time and hope to see you over on my site soon!


  1. Such great cards! I love the sparkly snow too! FUN!

  2. Gorgeous cards, nice & colourful. You have fabulous blending skills with distress inks, still mastering this myself.

  3. Amazing cards!!! SO beautiful - so colorful!


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