Saturday 18 February 2017

Who needs affection when I have blind hatred?

I’m so excited to be sharing a card today I made as guest DT over at Sisterhood of the Snarky Stampers for their X is for Xtreme challenge.

And heres my card.

Now I have been wanting a Queen of Snark badge for ever so I was so excited to have finally snared one even if my win was in a Steven Bradbury* finish.  For this challenge Edna has gone off the edge and she is asking you to do the same.  Well, not literally of course, but she wants you to stamp off the edge of your project.

I have to admit I didn’t have any stamps that we screaming ‘snark’ to me that would also work in an off the edge kind of way and I really wanted to be snarky for my guest DT turn.  In the end I finally got inspired by some other challenges into making a somewhat snarky Valentine card.

The colour scheme comes from If You Give a Craft a Cookie, where the inspiration cookies are heart shaped in black and white polka dots with a pop of red and green from some roses.  So I started by stamping my hearts off the edge in black ink and one in red with green accents. 

To add some shimmer and shine, the theme over at Make My Monday, I then stamped them again in Embossing Ink and covered in clear embossing powder.  I did it this way to avoid stray bits of black, red and green embossing powder lingering on my otherwise white background.  I then printed my slightly snarky Valentine poem (the sonnet from 10 things I hate about you, a film I loved when it came out, 18 years ago, boy do I feel old now!) on an old overhead transparency and again covered in clear embossing powder to set.

I figured you’d never be able to read the poem if I did the background in black so instead I did red and green alcohol ink.  It’s barely perceptible but I also stamped another heart on the background using the alcohol resist technique.  I made up some heart confetti using a punch and threw in some white and black sequins.  In a nod to the pop of red and green from the inspiration cookie I also added one red and one green heart.

As my sentiment is the main focus of my card and it is about love (yes, a bit snarky but still at heart about love, no pun intended!) I am also linking this up at Aud Sentiments for their current challenge.

Hopefully I’ve inspired you to get your snark on and your stamps off the edge of your project.  If I have, do come join Edna and the sisters for their challenge, do it for the snark in you and do it for the chance at the Queen of Snark tiara.

Chalks & Powders etc
Inks & Paints etc
Tim Holtz Adirondack Alcohol Ink ~ Alcohol Blending Solution, Lettuce, Red Pepper & Silver Mixative
Tim Holtz Distress Ink ~ Black Soot, Candied Apple, Embossing & Mowed Lawn
Mondi Color Copy Paper ~ 200gsm White
Make My Monday #39 ~ Shimmer and Shine

Thanks for stopping by!

* Steven Bradbury won gold at the 2002 Winter Olympic Games in the men's short track 1,000 metres event (that’s a skating race in case you didn’t know) basically by being the last man standing after a pile up of the rest of the racers who were all ahead of him.  His victory has gone into Aussie folk lore (we’re a proud sporting nation and will take any victory at a Winter Games we can) where we appreciate the hard work that got him to the finals and the irony of his gold medal performance ultimately being down to luck.  What it really proves, is you have to be in it to win it because you never know when everyone else is going to fall over or, in the case of my victory, just not turn up!


  1. This a really pretty card. Thank you for joining us at Make My Monday. Sian.

  2. You've done us proud, Emily! Great card, thanks for guesting with us over at SoSS, Jo x

  3. Fun card, and a tad snarky....Love the colour combo and the hearts, so happy for you winning the queen of snark badge and joining us for this challenge.

  4. Queen at last! And with a wonderful card. I love that poem!

  5. Loves it!!!
    Thanks so much for being our Queen and guest designer!!

  6. Fun card and the embossing adds that bit of sparkle. Thanks for playing with us at MMM.


  7. Definitely a Queen of Snark-worthy card! Love the idea of using the Ten Things sonnet, brilliant!

  8. Awesome card,love your color combo...thank you for joining us at Aud Sentiments
    Zeljka DT xx

  9. Was that movie really 18 years ago? That sonnet is perfect for some valentines snark! Love the trio of hearts. Thanks for being our queen!

  10. Awesome!! Thanks so much for participating in our IF YOU GIVE A CRAFTER A COOKIE... challenge. Hope you participate in our next challenge!! Have a happy crafty day!!!
    Deanne at A Little Bit O’ Paper


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