Saturday, March 19, 2016

The Legendary Snarky Stampers

Yes, the Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers is truly legendary... in our own minds, at least. So what better theme for our latest challenge than L IS FOR LEGEND?

The Sisters are looking for legendary or mythical creatures... fairies, mermaids, unicorns and the like. I have a shocking lack of such stamps in my collection. Or maybe not so shocking, mermaids and fairies being not so much my thing. But with St. Patrick's Day just behind us, I went with the legendary leprechaun: 

This is a larger format, 5 1/2 by 5 1/2 inch card to hold all the stuff I wanted to put on it. I knew I wanted to have a pot of golden amber ale mugs, a rainbow, and this cute leprechaun all represented. The rainbow is die cut, watercoloured (I tried for an ombré effect in each arc, but not very apparent) and Wink of Stella'd. The leprechaun and beer mugs are also watercoloured. This card seemed to call for sparkle everywhere: the wee fellow's teeth are Winked and Glossy Accented, his shamrock and tie Winked, and his various buckles painted with gold Smooch. The beer foam has white shimmer paint. The cauldron is heat embossed with black gold embossing powder. Of course the clouds are Winked as well. The background sky is sponged using a Paper Smooches border die cut as a mask. 
Trying to photograph shimmer seems as elusive as a pot of gold at the end of a rainbow, but you can see a little of it here: 

I'm entering my card in the current Curtain Call rainbow challenge and the Shopping Our Stash Oh Me Lucky Charms challenge. 
Be sure to pop over to our challenge blog to see all the fantastical cards the Sisters have created, and that of our latest guest designer, Sharon! And then I hope you will join us!  

Supplies: white & American Crafts textured green cardstock, Strathmore mixed media paper, Paper Smooches A Magical Spring stamps & dies, Stampin' Up Tee-Hee-Hee stamp, Versafine onyx black, MFT black licorice & mermaid lagoon distress inks, black gold embossing powder, Paper Smooches Rainbow, Clouds & Borders 1 & MFT Scenic Safari dies, distress markers, Tsukineko frost white shimmer paint, gold smooch, clear glitter Wink of Stella marker, pop-dot tape

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Donna said...

Love love love it!! And...I...can'

Ahhhhhhh yer always after me lucky charms!!

Even better when the pot o' gold is filled with beer!!

Dotty Jo said...

Brilliant! What a fun card, Jo x

Chris Dring said...

Gang! This card is just brilliant!! Love your cloud background, that rainbow with the wee leprechaun, and of course that awesome pot of gold!

Changes hats: Also, thanks for linking up at Shopping Our Stash!

Chana Malkah said...

Nice take on both challenges! Thanks for sharing with us at Shopping Our Stash!
Chana, DT

Barbara Godden said...

Awesome St. Patricks day card, love all the elements on it, the rainbow, the sparkly pot of gold the whole shebang.

Changing Hats
Awesome card, thanks for joining us at Shopping Our Stash for the Oh me Lucky Charms challenge.

Heather said...

Love all the sparkle. Love all the beer LOL Now THAT's a bucket of gold!!

Donna said...

I'm baaaaackkkkk!! LOL
This time I am here to say thanks for sharing and for playing along with us at SHOPPING OUR STASH for our "Oh Me Lucky Charms" challenge!

Jane Willis said...

So many fab elements to this card, I think the one that caught my eye most though is the cauldron. That embossing powder is just perfect for it.


Leigh Penner said...

This is so cute! Great take on the inspiration photo!