Thursday, January 14, 2016

COOL-est Card Series - Week #2


Hello there!  I am so excited, because today, and every Thursday in January, I am teaming up with my friend Jenn Shurkus to bring you the 2016 Coolest Card Series!  Each week, we will be focusing on a particular company and technique, but every card will be winter or snow themed!  Each week, we will be giving away prizes so be sure to play along with us!  Here is how you can win:

1. Comment on this post
2. Comment on Jenn's post
3. Play along with us and link up using the inlinkz below

That gives you 3 chances to win per week, and we will be giving away one prize per week, so 4 prizes total.  The winners will be posted at 9am, February 4th.  When the winners are announced, you can find them here.

Today we are digging into our My Favorite Things goodies and our watercolors to create our projects for you!  I pulled out my Cool Day stamp set, and my distress inks.  I started with a piece of Tim Holtz Distress Watercolor paper.  I tapped my distress ink pads onto an acrylic block and wet them with a paint brush.  For my card, I used Picked Raspberry, Carved Pumpkin, Squeezed Lemonade, Twisted Citron and Peacock Feathers.  After my watercolor was dry, I used the Avery Elle Wonky Stitches dies to add a stitched edge.  Then I stamped, colored, and diecut the cute little polar bear, iceburg and sign from the Cool Day stamp set.  Popped them up using foam tape, and stamped a sentiment from the same stamp set.  Then, I stamped the snowflakes from the set using Versamark ink and heat embossed them with white embossing powder.  Finally, I popped the entire panel on a white card base using foam tape.


Coolest Card Series 2



I hope you are feeling inspired! Be sure to check out what Jenn has to share with you today! You can see her project by clicking here

 Play along with us for a chance to win! Share your creations with us on instagram using the hashtag #COOLestcardseries. We'd love to see how you are inspired by the challenges!

Want a chance to win this week's prize?



Remember, you can win one of three ways!  Leave a comment on this post, leave a comment on Jenn's post, or make a winter or snow themed card incorporating watercolor, and add it to the inlinkz below!



Thanks so much for stopping by! :)

Supplies:
Stamps: MFT Cool Day
Dies: MFT Cool Day, Avery Elle Wonky Stitches
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Versafine Black Onyx, Versamark, Distress ink in Picked Raspberry, Carved Pumpkin, Squeezed Lemonade, Twisted Citron, Peacock Feathers
Paper: PTI White, Tim Holtz Distress Watercolor Paper
Other: White Embossing Powder, Copic Markers, foam tape, white gel pen

35 comments:

vinita jain said...

How cute Audrey! Love the watercolored BG with a sweet image, perfect coloring!

Unknown said...

Love your rainbow water coloring.

jenn shurkus said...

i love this :) and the watercolor background is so so so yummy!!!! :)

Dana Kirby said...

I love your card! So bright and cheery on this cold day!!

cghundley said...

Oh how fun and love
the colors! Super
cute polar bear.
Carla from Utah

Nora N. said...

Oh how pretty!! I Love that fun background you created. That bear is adorable!!

KimCreate said...

wow-y, wow wow wow! Beautiful water color background! Love the sweet bear too.

Melanie Mallek said...

Your card is AWESOME! Love the background & your coloring is so great! That wonky stitching is so fun too & really adds to the detail! :)

Arianna Barbara said...

Oh wow! This card is so cute!!!! And I love these colours!!!! Thanks for sharing!!!

Jeanne Jordan said...

Love your card, Audrey! That background is gorgeous and the rainbow colors tied in perfectly... that scarf! YUM!

joy said...

Gorgeous watercolor background! I will never tire of seeing watercolor used on cards. Very cute card, Audrey!

Christy Q said...

What a super fun background and fab watercoloring!! I can't wait to play along with this one!!

Nathalie Paquette said...

What a beautiful card, the colors of your background are stunning!!

Geralyn said...

So glad I stumbled across your blog . Your card is adorable and love the color combination of your background.

stempelwelt said...

I wanna hug this card!! It's so sweet and perfect! LOVE everything about it!!

Christine Canfield said...

i'll never stop obsessing over watercolored backgrounds

Skrater said...

This is such a cute card and I just can't get enough of the watercolor look!

Mary-Anne V said...

Love the bright colours you used on this winter card...very fun.

Dawn said...

Love those rainbow colors. Not sure why my first comment was posted by unknown.

Katherine Barnes said...

What a cute card! I love the watercolor, just perfect!

Denise Bryant said...

Love your background colors on this cute card! Adorable bear too!

Michelle Daigle said...

Great card! I love how this came out. The colors are awesome. They go so nicely together.

Becca Cruger said...

That rainbowy background is sooooo cute! You sure know how to make a person go awwww! Thanks for the neat challenge!

Niki G said...

Wowzers! Totally in love with this rainbow look. Pure perfection!

KT Fit Kitty said...

Wow, your watercolour background is gorgeous! Love these bright colours! I'm a new follower!

Arlene K said...

Wawww,love the colorful background!! And the bear is sooo cute!!

Janet Zeppa said...

Very pretty water coloured background!!

Linda Droege said...

I so love your watercolor background & all the details on the card like the Wonky Stitches and the meticulous coloring. TFS!

Larissa Heskett said...

AMAZING Card!! I LOVE LOVE LOVE EVERYTHING about it, but that background is probably my FAVORITE!! =) THANKS for sharing and have a FABULOUS WEEEKEND!! =)

Karen B. said...

Holy camoly, what a bright and fun and amazing card!

Bad Kitty said...

wonderful card!
love it!
great backround you made!

Donna Idlet said...

Love your watercolor card!!!!

D.Ann C said...

What a fabulous rainbow background! Goes great with the muff. : )

Michelle Daigle said...

LOVE your card! The coloring came out fabulous! Nicely done!

francesca said...

this card is amazing Audrey!! the background is so beautiful and that bear is super cute! :)

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