Thursday, August 27, 2015

I have no words ...

The current challenge at Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers is:

No sentiment! But ... I usually use the sentiment to cover up boo-boos. Sigh.

I've made image-only cards before, but I didn't want to CASE myself too much. I wanted this to be a new creation.  I ended up combining a few things from my other image-only cards, and I made this:

I must admit ... well, I don't have to, but I will ... this was my 6th or 7th attempt. And yes, I started at 2 am because I wasn't sleeping, so that may have had something to do with my "omg, I hate that" versions of this card.

To make a very long, sad, story short, I used three colors of Distress ink to watercolor the masked background, dried it, then stamped the Hero Arts image over it with Memento Luxe black and clear-embossed it.

The reason I don't use this stamp more is I feel the circles need embellishment, and that's where I usually go way overboard and end up wrecking the whole card. I only used a few pearls here, so I hope it's not too much.

One of these days I'll get the gold version of this to work. I think I need to work on the background colors, so the gold doesn't get lost. Stay tuned!

Thanks for stopping by!

Stuff I used: vat of clear embossing powder (where vat = a whole pint) from Viva Las Vegas Stamps, and the following:


  1. I was speechless when I read your title because you don't usually having trouble finding something to say. After reading the post, however, it all made sense. Great card!

  2. 6th or 7th try is the charm. *cough* This looks fantastic, and I don't think you went overboard with the pearls at all. You have just the right amount on this very cool card! Thanks for joining us at the Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers!

  3. No words.... I use embellishments to cover the boo boos, but I'l have to keep words in mind. Meanwhile.... this is Snarky Sisters and you didn't have a snarky image???! That leaves me speechless.

  4. I am often speechless when I see what my snarky sisters expect of us. :D And I feel for you Leslie... I was having a let's try again day. The SOS challenge may have been a factor. Beautiful colours for the background, and just the right amount of embellishment! Thanks for joining the craziness at the Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers!

  5. pretty, Leslie. It reminds me of a beautiful sea plant.

  6. Wow I love, love, love this, the background is awesome and perfect image. thanks for playing along with us at the Sisterhood of Sarky stampers for I is for Image.

  7. lovely card! I think it is truly fabulous. Also we apologize for causing you distress. Wait until you see the next challenge on Saturday! Thanks for joining the Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers for our "Image Only" challenge!

  8. This is awesome, I love that stamp and the added bling!! Thanks for coming back to the sisterhood for our I is for Image challenge!!

  9. I love it. Very nice. Thanks for joining our image only challenge at Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers.


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