Saturday, May 3, 2014

Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers #7 - Y is for Your Mama!

Good Morning and happy Saturday to you all! Today starts another challenge at the SISTERHOOD OF SNARKY STAMPERS! The next 2 weeks are brought to you by the letter Y, as in Your Mama! Mother's Day in the States is on May 11th, so we'd like you to make a Mother's Day card!

(Doesn't Edna look all happy and cozy, taking a bubble bath
in her boots and glass of wine at the ready?! LOL!)

Here's the card I made:

The inside of my card: 

I just love the way this card came out! That background was made by using an embossing folder and Distress Inks! Soooo easy to do! Here's the link of the video tutorial I found if you want to see how it's done. Before getting inky, I first made a frame using washi tape on the main panel. After it was dry, I pulled off the washi tape, then stamped the flowers, dragonfly and Mom in black, framed it with some pink card stock and popped that up on my card base. I also added some rhinestones under the word and on some of the flowers for a bit of sparkle. Another sentiment with one of the flower stamps finished the inside. (I know, there's no snark on this card. I just couldn't bare to snark up that gorgeous background! But the next out! LOL!)

So, what are you waiting for? Go make a Mother's Day card and link it up at the Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers for a chance to be crowned Queen or Princess of Snark! As always, snark is optional. Please be sure to check out what my Sisters and Shari Trumbull, our Guest Designer, created for your viewing pleasure! Now go forth and get your craft on!

Stamps: Paper Smooches - Botanicals 1 & 2, Kinfolk; Hero Arts - Celebrate Everyday
Ink: Ranger DI - Broken China, Peeled Paint, Peacock Feathers, Dusty Concord; Memento - Tuxedo Black
CS: Darice (white); Strathmore water color paper; pink scraps
Accessories: Cuttlebug - Modern Wallpaper EF; water spritzer; washi tape -to make the frame; rhinestones - Recollections, Hampton Arts
Adhesives: SA by 3L - MyStik permanent, 3D foam squares


  1. Ohhhhhhh more stencil-y goodness for me to try out! Thanks for sharing the link. I love your background, the colours and the the black and bling just pop! I am totally stealing this card...hmmmmmm do I have that embossing folder???
    Kudos for using your washi tape for something, mine just sits in the craft room being admired from a distance!!

    1. Sadly, I use my washi tape more for holding my dies in place before running them through the Grand Calibur. LOL!

  2. Yes, Chris, now that we know your secret, we are all going to be using this technique. It rocks. I love the colors that you have used. Congrats on making a snarky-less card.

  3. I have the perfect not-at-all sticky washi for this! Gotta try it :) I love the colours you've used - and nope, you totally couldn't snark that up! I love it :)

  4. WOW Chris! I was immediately taken by that fab background. Thanks so much for the link to the tut. Beyond gorgeous! xxD

  5. I LOVE how this card turned out, too, Chris! Love that fab background and thanks for including the link for this technique!! Just Gorgeous, Chris!! More fabulous inspiration :) XOXO-Shari

  6. OMGosh, I just laughed out loud at your challenge title! Yo' Mama! Too funny.....and what a beautiful card you created! That watercolored background is just stunning! What a very cool technique! SO love it paired with your silhouette stamping!

  7. Gorgeous!! I love the watercolor look of it.

  8. WOW! That's one gorgeous background you've created! The stem of bling looks amazing! Beautiful card!

  9. Count me in -- I'll be trying this technique too! What a gorgeous card, Chris.

  10. Awesome card...The silhouette stamps work perfectly with the beautiful background! I'll have to try it too!


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