Sunday, July 12, 2015

Christmas Log Cabin with Jenn Shurkus

Have you heard the news?  Jenn Shurkus, long time craft blogger, is having her 10th Blogiversary!  It's a month long party and you can check it out right here:



Of course, I'm all about helping my crafty peers celebrate those milestones so I'm joining the party by casing one of her cards.  Look through her archives, find a card you like and CASE it, then link it up to her blog post above via the InLinkz feature.

(Shameless plug.... I'm having a blogiversary celebration next month, so tune in! facebook.com/wavingmywand )


I chose one of Jenn's cards from December 2008.  The story sold me.  
I love the story behind her card.  I used similar colors and a similar layout to her original card below.



And this is Jenn's card.  You can read the story behind it here.  



I didn't have any small cabin stamps or houses that were suitable, so I chose this larger house from an Avocado Arts set called Gingerbread Goodness.  Yes, it's really the base for a Gingerbread House!




from: Scrapbook.com 
 I trimmed and scored a 5"x5.75" card and a coordinating piece of trim from the Shine pad, using my WRMK trimmer/scorer.  The house was colored on white American Crafts cardstock with Tombow Dual brush pens.  Ranger Glossy Accents and Doodlebug Designs Glitter make the roof sparkle and lots of Rangers Stickles glitter glue for little twinkling lights and also for the door and snow.


I used a Marvy Snow Marker for the snow and then once it was heated and puffed up, painted it with Ranger Picket Fence dabber and covered with Stickles White Lace glitter glue.  May Arts Ribbon red/white 2mm bakers twine finishes off this sweet card.

This was so fun to make.  Hope you like it Jenn!  Thanks for the inspiration and congratulations on your 10th year!

Additional Supplies: Ranger Brushed Corduroy distress ink, Ranger blending tool, white gel pen, Ranger liquid pearl Platinum Pearl, Bazzill vellum (for the smoke from chimney"), Tombow foam squares




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