Saturday, January 8, 2022



Hello and welcome snarky peeps! Holy Crap, it's 2022!
It's also time for the new challenges to start up at the
For this first challenge of the new year, we want to see
your inky creations! Speaking of inky, Sister Lee has
done it yet again with this glorious colorful graphic!

For my card, I used Dylusions ink sprays on the background
panel, plus alcohol ink markers to color the cake image:

This was a labor of love. In the below picture, the original
cake image is shown, along with a bunch of stamped and fussy cut
candles that I added. Once I had everything stuck down, I gave
the flames a coating of Crystal Stickles for a bit of sparkle.

I continued the snark on the inside of my card:

Guess what? I decided to make TWO cards! Yay me!

I hope that you'll join Edna and the Sisters and play along in our
Ink challenge at the Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers!
Need more ideas? Just visit the blogs of my Sisters and our
reigning Queen, Stephanie, to see their amazing projects!
Thanks for visiting, have a great day!

I'd like to enter this at:

Stamps: Technique Tuesday - Umpteenth Birthday; Honey Bee Stamps - Inside Snarky Birthday Sentiments; PhotoPlay - Dog Lover (2nd card)
Ink: Memento - Tuxedo Black, Dandelion; Altenew - Crimson
CS: Neenah; Cardstock Warehouse
Accessories: Spectrum Noir markers; GC; Altenew - Angled Mosaic EF; Sunny Studio - stitched Ovals 1 die; Dylusions ink spray - lemon zest, pure sunshine, postbox red, pomegranite seed, (fresh lime, vibrant turquoise, crushed grapes on 2nd card); Taylored Expressions blending brush; Ranger - Crystal Stickles; MISTI
Adhesives: SA by 3L - tape runner, thin 3D foam squares, adhesive sheets; Scor Tape


Dotty Jo said...

Just look at those gorgeous backgrounds! Spraying ink is such fun, isn't it and gives such glorious effects, Jo x

JulieP said...

Wow! I can't believe you colored and adhered all of those candles individually! Very fun!!

Donna said...

WHHHAAAATTTTTTT you fussy cut all those teeny tiny candles?????
Your eyesight must be amazing!!
I love the wee puppers on the second one too - look at you go with a two-fer

Patti said...

All those candles you cut out Chris make this card crazy cool!!! I love the snark too! Oh yes and your sprayed background -they are both wonderful cards! Thanks so much for creating with us this week at Tuesday Morning Sketches!

Carol said...

WOW! So much to like here! The birthday cake with its abundance of candles is great! Then there's the inked, cool texture behind them. And to finish up, the great sentiments! Made me chuckle! Your second card is darling as well. Thank you for sharing this gem with us this week at Just Us Girls!!

Debbie said...

These are such fun cards! I love the backgrounds you created, and I'm so impressed with all that fussy cutting!!!
Thanks for playing along this week at Tuesday Morning Sketches
Debbie - TMS DT
Debbie's Dash of This and That

Melissa Craig said...

Really fun cards! You really paid attention to details. Thank you for joining us at Tuesday Morning Sketches.

Ina G said...

Love those backgrounds Chris. Love all the candles. Bet they were fiddly to cut and assemble on that cake. Lovely to see you again in our Gallery at JUGS.

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