Monday, August 10, 2015

Time Flies


I have a snarky birthday card today that makes use of some very unattractive dsp (in my opinion). It's got big alphabet letters in white on a black background and I had no clue what to do with it, so I took the challenge at the Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers SOSS#40 "U is for ugly" and made a card with it. Of course I covered up most of it, but at least I used it! Ha! I hate to call anything "ugly", so I'll just say I don't find it appealing :)
The old time telephones were done with a Studio Calico stamp set and I heat-embossed one in gold while adding paint pen gold accents to the other. I cut the panels with Lil Inker stitched rectangles and tucked them behind a gold embossed panel with a snarky sentiment borrowed from my friend Mary Anne. I added 3 matching mini brads for the final touch.

I'm also sharing this at the Cards in Envy challenge which is to make a birthday card (A2 size with no bulky embellishments) as well as the Snippets Playground #189 (use snippets).

Thanks for stopping by and have yourself a fabulous Monday!

Carol

24 comments:

Donna Hanley said...

Where you thinking of me this morning when you made this card? LOL While splitting woods we were both saying we remembered when we could do this for hours on end, now it is 2 hours at the most. You made good use of the paper you don't care for by hiding most of it behind all the good parts of the card. Have a fun day.

Liz said...

Great card. I had a chuckle at you covering up the 'unappealing paper'. :-) xx

Donna said...

Fab card Carol! I agree the best thing to do with some underappreciated paper is cover it up!
Thanks for joining the Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers for our "U is for Ugly" challenge!!

Jean said...

You have made a great card from your unappealing paper, and I like the vintage phones and the snarky sentiment.
Jean x

Barb said...

There's nothing ugly about your card Carol and I like those old telephones. That is a snarky sentiment though! Barbxx

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

Ha ha, you snarked it up real fine! Dang us paper hoarders and our junkola!

scrAPpamondo said...

You have made a beautiful vintage card with these "very unattractive dsp"!! You are as "King Mida"....do you know? :D Any scrap paper change it's look in your works! Well done, my friend! The sentimet is just fun and so right!

Lindsey said...

A very smart way to use *unappealing* paper — covering most of it up! You ended up with a perfectly fine card, and I like the snark factor! Thanks for joining the fun at the Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers.

Darnell J Knauss said...

Hahahahaha! You did a great snarky creation here, Carol! I have a big ol' grin on my face! And well done, as always, using those snippets!! Enjoy your day! Hugs, Darnell

Leslie Hanna said...

I'm still looking for ugly paper. I agree ... I don't think I have any, just stuff that I wouldn't buy on purpose. I like your idea of covering it up. Now I might even have an idea. Wheee! Thanks! :) (It's all about me, you know.)

Jenny L said...

Hi Carol,
what a great card.
Lovely design, and a wonderful sentiment too.
Great older telephone stamps used as well.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

Di said...

Well hidden there! I do so like the sentiment and the old fashioned telephone - I hate to admit but my very first job as an office junior included operating an ancient switchboard, with a telephone just like that one! You just brought a few memories back here - I had nightmares about that switchboard!!

Hugs

Di xx

cotnob said...

A fabulous card Carol, well done for using your unappealing paper - I like your vintage telephones.
Pauline
x

SARN said...

Top marks for using up your non-fave paper and mostly hiding it away!
What a great snarky snippets card!

Hugs, Sarn xxx

JD/ Jill said...

What a great card you made here. Nice layout and a really creative way to use difficult to use paper. BUT...the card is NOT UGLY!
great colors, and I love that sentiment!

Sandy Trefger said...

The background paper looks great with the different layers and elements you used! I love it! So much for hating something. LOL Thanks for sharing this with us at Cards in Envy!

Patricia Hays said...

I have to admit that your writeup about this card made me chuckle. You've definitely made the best of that paper, Carol - and believe me, I've seen much worse stuff! The font of the letters works well with the vintage phone images. Thanks for sharing your delightfully snarky birthday card with us at Cards in Envy! :)

Sherry Hickey said...

Hi Carol! No matter how hard you try to convince us that your background paper is ugly it's not working, lol! Sure, it's tricky, but you made it work with the vintage telephones! The hilarious sentiment caught me by surprise and I'm still laughing! Thanks for joining in the fun at Cards In Envy!

Stampsnob. said...

Gotta love the memories...................Lis

Lee Mae said...

I agree with Donna, only I think you made this card for me, lol. Great job covering up the background paper. Just enough shows that it actually looks good with the rest of the elements of your card. Hope your week is going great!

Chris D. said...

Great idea to cover up that unappealing paper! Your card is fabulous, and snarky also! Woot Woot! Thanks for joining us at the Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers!

Princess Judy Palmer said...

Great job covering up that unappealing paper. Great card too! That greeting is a scream. Some of my younger coworkers were recently overheard saying that they can't stay out past 11 pm anymore. I'm like, "That's TWO HOURS after my bedtime!"

Jane Willis said...

You've really turned that ugliness on its head and come up with a stunning card. I think if I'd had that paper the only thing I could have thought of to use it would be to fussy-cut all the letters and use them to build words with

jane

Chelle (PhotoArt/MaybeCreative) said...

I agree with you, it is not a very pretty paper. For some reason I think I had that at one time. LOL Great job. Thanks for joining our Ugly challenge at the Sisterhood.