My name, Karin, was pretty common when I was growing up...just not the spelling. Unless you are of German heritage like I am. So, I have spent my entire life answering the question, "What is your name"?... With, "Karin...with an "i"! Who knew it would come in handy all these years later when I went to name my blog.

Friday, June 10, 2011

Staying Cool

Hi Everyone and Happy Friday! 

I love Friday.  I think it's always the happiest day of the week.  My hubby gets the job wrapped up and then you have the whole weekend looming ahead, full of endless possibilities :)  Ahhh, ain't life grand?  :) :) :)

I'm going to finally let you in on a secret.  I was asked to be a guest designer for the month of June for Sparkle and Sprinkle!  WOO-HOO!  If you haven't heard of them, you HAVE to check them out!  Not only do they have really CUTE stamps, but they have TONS of really great glitter, embossing powders, flock and so much more.  The prices are reasonable as well.

I was in heaven while working with all the fun product when making this card.  Since it's been in the 90's where I live, I decided to "cool off" by making a holiday card with this darling snowman from the stamp set named Christmas Rudy.

I LOVE snowmen and he is just about as cute as they come :)  I colored him up with my Copics, and then set out to embellish my card with some of the flock and glitter they carry in the store

First I started with my background paper.  The big white dots reminded me of snowballs, so I added some Snow White Flock (FL101) to each one with a glue pen.  While that dried, I put a dab of glue on each snowflake dot on my image and then sprinkled on a bit of Crystal Ice (G1058) a semi-transparent glitter. They dried and stayed 3 dimensional and look really cool!
Here is a close up of the detail:

I was having so much fun that I didn't stop there.  When I went to assemble the card, I ran my glue pen around the last layer of the image and then sprinkled that with Sparkling Snow (G1003), which has a more sparkling look than what I used on the snowflakes.  

Ok, so I hafta show you the whole card again :)  (I love his crooked little smile!)

Here is a peek at the entire stamp set:

The last product that I used, that I have to share with you, is their Tear-ific Tape (SAT01).  It's double sided, permanent, acid free, heat resistant, and super high tack.  It's 1/4" wide and comes on a massive roll.  The best part?  This stuff REALLY works!  I love it.  We have all used that cheap-o tape and the next thing you know, some heavy panel you attached to your card is slipping off.  Not here! When it's glued down, it's on for good.  It also works great for attaching glitter too, but that I will have to save for another post (wink!)  

Until I'm back with another card made with my Sparkle and Sprinkle supplies, why not check out their blog?  The design team there is fantastic, and they showcase all kinds of cool techniques using the product available at Sparkle and Sprinkle.

Before I go, I have to say thank you to Judy for recommending me, and to Donna for extending this invitation to guest design for them. I'm absolutely thrilled and it's a complete honor. Thanks ladies!

Thanks for dropping by and have a great weekend!

Challenges for this card:
Crafts and Me-Stamp Something
Creative Craft World-3 or more Brads
Karen's Doodles-Brads or Eyelets
Pixi Dust-Christmas or Winter

Details not listed above: Paper: The Paper Company, Georgia Pacific White, Recollections, Ink: Momento Tuxedo Black, Punch: Martha Stewart, Brads and Gems from my supplies.


TannyP said...

Love it! All that sparkle is great and his lopsided grin is the best =) Fabulous card, Karin!

Angelica said...

WOW!! good news Karin, congrats!!

Adorable card , I love the colors specially the blue in Christmas theme. Bravo!!
have a nice weekend =)

Donna Ells said...

What a darling card, Karin! Thank you for working with the SNS products, and doing such an amazing job with them! Who wouldn't love befriending this little guy with an imp of a smile?

Amanda R said...

Love it Karin! Great idea to dress up the dots on the background paper, will definitely have to remember that!

Micki said...

woohoo congratulations!!!! And I love your card.... absolutely love the sparkles along the panel edge and the paper is perfect. Yes, a "snow" card is perfect with all this humidity :-).

Judy Rozema said...

Well, look at you, SNSGDT!!! What a fantastic post and card, Karin! You did a great job on your card. I love the colors and all the sparkle!! SO glad you are with us for June~!

Erin said...

Very cute, thanks for joining us at Pixie Dust Studio.

pinky said...

Oh I love this card Karin, what a cute little snowman and the colours you have used are gorgeous together. Well done on your guest dt spot. Have a great weekend.

E. Marie said...

Welcome as a guest designer for June. What a cute card. Great use of the Sparkle N Sprinkle products.

Julie Z said...

Really cute card Karin! The colors remind me of the patriotic snowmen I've seen in collectibles. Nice collection of photos to show off the details too. Great to have you designing for SNS this month -look forward to seeing more!

Belinda said...

Great layers and details, fabulous result. I love the idea of staying cool by doing this kind of card in the summer months.

NanaConnie said...

Love the card, Karin! Fabulous design and all that sparkle is wonderful! Perfect color choices for a holiday card. I love Sparkle 'N' Sprinkle and have long been a customer of theirs. Looking forward to more of your great designs this month, asnd I jst became an e-mail follower. :-)

Craftyanny said...

gorgeous card, he's one cool dude
Thanks for playing along with Karen's Doodles
Anne x

creativearts said...

Beautiful card and I love the glitter on the backgroun paper! Will look forward to seeing more cards while you are guest designer this month!

lakeslady said...

Welcome to the Sparklensprinkle design team. We shall love having you here for a month. That is a really cute card you made and I am looking forward to seeing your next posts and design work.
JP aka Joan in England

Chocolate Orange said...

Such a beautiful Christmas card !!
Thanks for joining us again at Creative Craft World for our 3 or more brads challenge.
Choccy x

susibee said...

A lovely christmas card.
Thanks for taking part in our challenge on Creative Craft World.

Linda said...

Wonderful card Karin, you really made the card sparkle. The Sparkling Snow really glistens.

Uhooi said...

Waw,, This card is very nice, sweet and creative,,


Kari said...

Wonderful card!Great paper too!
Thank you for joining Karen`s Doodles this week and good luck!

Hugs,Kari :)

1CardCreator said...

Congrats on the Guest DT spot, love the sparkle and flock on this card. The snowman is adorable, great card


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