Saturday, May 17, 2014

SOSS #8 - C is for "Crap"



Hello everyone, and welcome to my post as a guest designer for the Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers challenge  SOSS#8. The challenge this week is "C is for Crap." We're challenging you to use something you just had to buy, but have seldom used it since you bought it. I know most of us can relate to that challenge, and I know I'm among those numbers! LOL




For my card, I've used some glossy cardstock I bought perhaps 10 years ago, and it still sits in my stash, practically unused. I was recently inspired by this card, and decided to pull out that glossy cardstock and use it again. The stamp is by Tim Holtz, and I will never part with this stamp as it makes beautiful cards! I stamped the image with Versamark Black ink, and heat embossed it with clear ep. I sponged with tangergine, turquoise, and finally daffodil inks, then stamped some birds, butterflies, and a dragonfly with brilliance platinum planet ink for a hologram look. I'd been to a craft show recently that used this technique and the cards were beautiful!

Here's a close-up so you can see those details.

The sentiment is by Studio Calico and the feather is from Memory Box.

I could make this a nice masculine birthday card with a birthday sentiment inside, or I could make it snarky by splattering some white ink inside with a sentiment like "And so do the birds...." Hah! I think I'll wait until it's time to use it and then decide on the inside sentiment!

Thanks for stopping by, and I wish you all a snarky sisterhood kind of day! Keep smiling :)

Carol

21 comments:

Donna Hanley said...

Congrats on your GDT spot. SOSS are lucky to have you. Your card is very nice and as you said can go in a couple of different directions, which is always a good thing. Wishing you a great day.

JD/ Jill said...

This is really a pretty card, Carol, and I think your sentiment for inside would be perfect..smile. and Yes, I have some glossy cardstock in my stash that I have never used. I think I saw a technique on Utube or somewhere to try...and now I don't know where it is...It may never get used...

Diane Jaquay said...

What an awesome CRAP card, Carol lol! I love the stamped image and the colors behind it, just beautiful!! Way to use up those old supplies. Have a great weekend!

KT Fit Kitty said...

What a funny and fun theme! You really got my attention! However, nothing you used on your card looks like crap - I really like that cardstock - and everything else! Love the technique you used! It's a gorgeous card! And congrats on your well-deserved GDT!

Benzi said...

Beautiful card, Carol....love the colors you sponged with. Fun way to do the inside with the the splatter of white paint (full of mischief, aren't you)? HaHA

I really like that feather flying across your card.

Donna said...

Ohhhhh what a lovely card!!! I am so with you! I have so much of that glossy cardstock and I NEVER use it!! And I love love love love that Tim Holtz stamp!
Thanks for being our guest DT this week! It's been great having you join the sisterhood!!
**donna**

Di said...

Fabulous Carol! And well done on the GDT spot. Beautiful stamping and I do so love the little die cut feather, wink :)

Hugs, Di xx

Violent Kittie said...

I am glad that you explained what the "crap" was, because I couldn't figure it out by looking at your project. I also have some glossy cardstock that I would love to try this technique out on. Thanks for being a super guest designer at SoSS!

jimlynn said...

Congrats on the guest designer spot and love all your 'crap'! What a beautiful card this is. Love the sponging and stamps and those little birds! Fantastic.
Lynn

Lindsey said...

Me too -- I've been waiting for your post today to find out what you were considering CRAP. It certainly doesn't look like crap, this card looks awesome! Great to have you joining us, Carol!

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

Congrats on being a guest designer! Lookie there, this awesome card would not have come about if we had not seen the hologram card at the show! You did a great job!

Sue from Oregon said...

Ha! What a fun challenge! Congrats on your GDT too. Love this stamp as well...very cool! And yes...I have a stash of unused glossy cardstock too!

Irish Cherokee said...

If this is crap I'm mother goose's dad. I'm not of course. I think this card is awesome.

nwilliams6 said...

What a fun challenge! I love the word snarky! Your card is just wonderful - love the image and the colors and how you did the birds! I vote for the snarky sentiment inside - it would so totally make the recipient laugh! Love, love, love this!!! Hugz!

Brenda said...

Congrats on your GDT spot! I am loving this card Carol, I have some glossy paper that I haven't used too. lol That stamp is amazing and I love all TH's stamps, but I'm never sure how to use them so I don't buy them. lol Now I love how you have used this stamp! The colors you sponged on are awesome and I love that hologram look of the birds and butterflies/dragonflies. So cool looking! I love the sentiment too, but I love the other sentiment as well and had to chuckle. You do some amazing cards Carol! Hugs

Princess Judy Palmer said...

I'm so excited by this challenge! I have a lot of crap. I don't think I have any with me so it will have to wait until I get home.

Love your card! I remember when glossy cardstock was all the rage. I'll bet I have a large stash of it still. I like the snarky greeting idea the best, but then again.... you know me.

Oh my! I see a crap right here on my mother's desk that I have at home that falls into the category of "why do I have these?" Do you think she'll share??

Chris D. said...

What a fabulous crappy card! LOL! Seriously, your card ROCKS, Carol! Love that stamp, and all the inking and embossing details! Thanks for being our GD at the Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers!

Shari Trumbull said...

Fantastic Guest Designer creation, Carol! Ooo-you have good crap! Glossy card stock can really be fun! But, I've had my stash of it for 10+ years and I just used up my last sheet--so I understand ;) Congrats on your Guest Designer spot at SOSS! They are a fun bunch of Snarksters!!

Darnell J Knauss said...

Grrr. I thought I left a comment ... congratulations on the GD spot, Carol!! This is the best challenge! The question is which crappy thing
should I use?! But, seriously, your card is awesome and it's a brilliant CASE, so I don't know what there is to be snarky about for this one!! Hugs, Darnell

Loly Borda-Towery said...

Awesome card Carol! Congrats on your GD spot!

Jessi Fogan said...

Way to make crap shine like gold! This is utterly awesome, Carol - I too was waiting to find out how on earth you incorporated crap! The hologram stamping is fantastic, I love the colours, and OMG you have GOT to put the splatters on the inside! I bet you expected me to vote for that one ;)