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Saturday, March 7, 2015

Leprechauns and Sisters!

Happy Saturday, and welcome to a new challenge at the Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers! Now that we are into the lucky month of March, we are looking for all things leprechaun or St. Patrick's Day related. 


Strangest thing... I have little need for St. Patrick's Day cards (although I'm sure I'm very much in the minority) so of course I ended up making two. This is the one I made first:



This card is really out of my usual sphere. It's so... nice. (Or, as my husband said, "who made this and what have you done with my wife?" LOL) The main panel is a free digital image from Five Heart Home, printed on cream cardstock. I had made the background panel a few months ago thinking I might use it on a Christmas card. It's mixed media paper, coated with a thin layer of gesso for texture, and sponged with distress inks. I ad-libbed shamrocks using a small heart stamp. As I was trying the elements together, it still seemed to need a little something, so I added the two strips of Basic Grey paper ribbon. I am going to enter this card in Simon Says Stamp's current Monday challenge, Just a Hint of Clover
Feeling snarky after all that niceness, I went back and looked at our P is for Paddy challenge from last year. Katie Melhus's entry gave me my inspiration... 



I found my chubbiest, smuggest looking cat and inked him in orange, then rock 'n' rolled the edges in brown. And embossed him, of course. (Technically, with the calico colours, he is a she, but hey, artistic licence.) I had a student one year who would often say to me, "I love cats... they taste like chicken" (grr), which inspired the computer-generated sentiment. In a vaguely Celtic-style font, of course. 
Need yet more inspiration? Check out the cards, snarky and not, from my sisters and our current Queen of Snark/Guest Designer Dana! Feeling lucky? ;) Perhaps you'll be our next Queen or Princess of Snark! 



Supplies: (Irish blessing) Cougar cream cardstock, Strathmore mixed media paper, Paper Smooches Wicked Nauticool heart stamp, Memento cottage ivy & iced spruce, peeled paint & evergreen bough distress inks, Claudine Hellmuth Studio gesso, Marvy Uchida corner-rounding punch, Basic Grey Olivia ribbon doily, pop dots; (love leprechauns) white cardstock, Glitz Finnley patterned paper, All Night Media Cats stamp, Versamark, Simon Says Stamp orange peel & Memento rich cocoa inks, Zing clear embossing powder, Spellbinders oval dies, pop dots

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16 comments:

Donna said...

He he he both cards are awesome! I adore the super chubby kitty :)

Barbara Godden said...

Love the chubby cat and the saying, both cards are fabulous.

Dotty Jo x said...

Great cards... especially #2 - made me laugh so much! Jo x

Chris D. said...

So glad you redeemed yourself with the second card! LOL! Love that chubby kittie and the sentiment! Your first card is just as amazing, and sooo nice!

Scrapbook Lynne said...

Oh! Oh! OH! I LOVE them Both! But that smug looking kitty won over my heart! Great job Sistaaah!

Dana said...

Awesome cards!! Love the kitty one the best, its so funny!! Thanks for letting me play along with the challenge!!

Heather G said...

Both cards are nice, but I have to admit that the cat card is my favorite. So snarky of you!! LOL

Teresa Doyle said...

Both of your cards are very nice. The cat is so cute.

Karen Schroeder said...

Oh yeah, that kitty definitely has a leprechaun in his tummy! The look says it all! Great cards!

Simon Says Stamp said...

Hehe, I love the cute chubby cat! Both cards are amazing, Lindsey! Thanks for joining the Simon Says Stamp Monday challenge!

~Hugs~
Chelsey
Simon Says Stamp

Violent Kittie said...

I'm going to parrot everyone else: both cards are nice, but the kitty wins! I think I need a chubby cat stamp like that.

Jessi Fogan said...

I swear I have that cat stamp somewhere...you'd think after my Easter search I would've seen it. Hmmm. You already know that's my favourite, and I love the cobbled-together clovers!

Michelle N. said...

I absolutely ADORE that cat card-giggling uncontrollably!

Darnell J Knauss said...

Such great cards, Lindsey! Of course, the cat smacking his lips made me LOL!! Hugs, Darnell

Susan M. Brown {sbartist} said...

Thanks for the fun and snarky inspiration! The cat with the chicken quote is so hilarious... and your other card lovely with the painted background... gotta love GESSO!

Lisa Arana said...

LOVE both cards so much. The green sentiment just pops and how cute is that orange kitty. The rock 'n roll worked out purrrrfect.