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Saturday, August 23, 2014

K is for...???

Happy Saturday! It'a time for a new challenge at the Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers -- we had a large and talented turnout for our previous challenge, Z is for Zoo! I think you'll find our new one appealing as well, even if some of the design team seem to have been a little confused... 






It seems we thought that the K stood not just for KRAFT, but for KRINGLE! Some of us decided that a kraft challenge was a perfect excuse to break out the Christmas spirit(s) and make a festive card. For me it was also a chance to use this subway-style stamp (and is it just me, or has that trend already left the station?) and combine it with a chalkboard technique. The shiny background circles are courtesy of a stencil, embossing paste and microfine glitter.
Of course I didn't stop there, but made a tag too. 



This one is stamped and embossed on watercolour paper, then each section brushed with distress inks. 
Perhaps you too will decide that our latest challenge is the perfect excuse to get a late-August start on your holiday card-making! We will happily accept any season or occasion as long as you've added some kraft to the mix. ;) Remember to check out the challenge blog for the rest of the design team's creations -- including our latest guest designer, Hazel! She got the Christmas memo, too! 

Supplies: (card) white, Neenah desert storm & DCWV red silky smooth cardstock, Doodlebug Home for the Holidays patterned paper, Unity Santa, Stockings, Candy Canes, etc. stamp, Colorbox frost white ink, Wow white embossing powder, Heidi Swapp stencil, Dreamweavers translucent embossing paste, Wow microfine red glitter, white Prismacolor pencil, pop-dot tape; (tag) Stampin' Up kraft & garden green card stock, watercolour paper, Unity Santa, Stockings, Candy Canes, etc. stamp, Colorbox frost white & salty ocean, festive berries & mowed lawn distress inks, Wow white embossing powder, vanilla Smooch spritz, generic green ribbon & Twinery peapod twine

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11 comments:

Donna said...

I dunno, I love that subway style stamp (PS kudos for the witty "left the station LOL)
Next round K will be for Kraft Kris Kringle :)
Fab projects as always! Love em both!

Jocelyn Olson said...

I think the subway stamps are a trend. Love the embossing on both...you could give lessons on embossing. ;) The stenciling in the card is fab--I thought it was pp. You've inspired me to try the glitter technique. The watercolor resist on the tag is awesome...love those stripes!

Violent Kittie said...

Your glittery polky dots are amazing. I would have thought that you bought those. I hope you really like glitter. And I love snowmen.

Heather G said...

Love how you water-colored the tag. Such a cute idea. I really do like my water-color paper...just don't use it enough. And I need to get me some of that embossing paste. I keep forgetting when I'm online or at the store.

Hazel (Didos) said...

Love the card and tag they are both brilliant. Love Hazel (Adopted Sister of Snark this week) xx

Jessi Fogan said...

Left the station! lol! It may not be a 'hot' trend but it's still fabulous :) I love the sparkle & layout on the first, and the inking on the second is brilliant. Love the combined twine & ribbon too!

Chris D. said...

"Left the station" Buahahaha! Love your snarkastic mind, my friend! (Hey look! I just made up a new word: snarkastic!
Love the card, especially the glittery embossed paste - brilliant! Your tag is equally amazing! Awesome water color effect with the DIs!

Lisa Arana said...

Oooh, I still love it. And I love how you used the stamp two ways!!! Brilliant girl.

Carol L said...

Adding to the puns.......I never "got on board" with the subway style for some reason, but I like how you used it here. I'm especially fond of that great background you created, and the tag in pastel colors is lovely! NJ on both

cards said...

Nicely done, Lindsey. Kraft is a great base for both the card and tag. I especially like your sparkly polka dots.
Heather

Emily Leiphart said...

I love these projects, Linds! The card is absolutely gorgeous and so is the tag. Love the glitter circle corners on the card and the beautiful watercolours on the tag!