Friday, January 28, 2022

It's All Fun and Games 'Til...

Hello, again! I'm so excited to have a play with my Snarky Christmas cats, since they didn't get any use at Christmas this year. I hope you'll read on to see how this came together or at least scroll through for the closeups.

 I lightly blended card for the back panel with Chipped Sapphire and inked the snowflake from Holiday Things with the same, spritzed the inked stamp with water and made random first, second and third generation impressions. I over-stamped the darker, first generation impressions with Versamark embossing ink and embossed with Emerald Creek Fractured Ice powder. This panel is matted with black card.

I die cut a Stitched Oval and embossed with the Flurry stamp from Flurry & Pine using Emerald Creek Soft Fallen Snow and  Eileen Hull's White Wonder Molten Dimensions powders. I blended with blue and brown inks and splashed with water; dried. I edged in Black Soot Archival. This kinda looks like the wintry mix we got last weekend that left everything coated with about 1/2 inch of ice.

 I inked the sledding cat from Snarky Christmas and fussy cut. He is popped up on dimensional foam adhesive. I colored him with distress inks: Spiced Marmalade, Rusty Hinge and Brushed Corduroy. His eyes each got a squirt of Glossy Accents. I embossed the runners with Fractured Ice powder. I added "snow" under and around the sled runners using Translucent Grit Paste sprinkled with dimensional embossing powder. When the paste dried, I blasted it with my heat tool to get that white fluffy "snow".

I cut two snowflakes using the Snowflakes 3D Impresslit from a heavy wavy textured translucent paper thicker than vellum (I think this was from a candy box) and dipped them in watery blue ink.

The sentiment is a shortened version of one in the Snarky Christmas set stamped in Chipped Sapphire. I just taped off the part of the quote I didn't want, inked it and removed the tape. This card is for my daughter, inspired by a mishap she had while sledding last weekend in some rare southern icy snow. She had a little crash and burn while avoiding another sledder. She didn't get hurt, but the sled did, and her party ended for the day. Oh, well, it's all fun and games 'til...

Thanks for stopping by! I need to go dust off my sled, because we will be getting snow flurries in the morning. Woohoo! Hugs! Sara Emily

I'd be honored to share this in some of my favorite challenges: The Funkie Junkie Boutique blog Icy and Cold; a good excuse to break out my Snarky Cats for Simon Says Stamp Monday Furry Friends; added some sparkle and shine for Country View Challenges January 2022 - Your Year To Sparkle & Shine; and who doesn't love a good Anything Goes?: Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Anything Goes.


  1. Great card! I'm a fan of the Snarky cats too... did a whole series for Christmas I enjoyed them so much. Your icy background is perfect too! Thanks for playing with us at Country View Challenges!

  2. Such a beautiful card! All the sparkle and shine is amazing, I love the way that you used the Fractured Ice powder and the embossing powders to create that icy look and feel - gorgeous 😀. Thanks so much for joining us at Country View Challenges, it's a pleasure to see you there! Happy wishes! Hugs Jo x

  3. Really fun card! Thank you for joining us at The Funkie Junkie Boutique!

  4. What a cool winter card, Sara!!! I love the sparkly snow and snowflakes!!! Thank you for joining the January challenge of the Country View Challenges!

  5. Oh, Sara, you've given me a really good chuckle! I'm so with you on time passed so quickly over the holidays that I didn't feel like I got sufficient time to play with all the Christmas TH stuff I have... and we Addicts have it rough if we have to put anything away early. LOL! I keep laughing over this card because it's pretty much what happens to me all the time. And how you made that REALISTIC SNOW...I'm gonna need to try that; it's so COOL looking (pun for ya)!!
    You're rockin' these Challenges- and I am so HAPPY you are still sticking to The Funkie Junkie Challenges !! <3

  6. Love the Snarky Cats and this darling scene. So much texture. Thanks for joining the challenge at The Funkie Junkie Boutique!


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