Thursday, August 15, 2013

Hello, Lovely Grunge

Hello, Lovely Grunge!

What do you get when you combine a modern and lovely stamp set with a grunge inspired stamp set? You get Lovely Grunge, of course!

This card was actually one of our make & take projects from the Stampin' Up! convention last month. A fun thing about massive thunderstorms and no internet: you have time to clean/sort/reorganize or even FIND things you forgot about. (Now you know what I was doing yesterday.)

The lovely details:

  • The splatter images (in Bermuda Bay and Summer Starfruit ink) were "stamped off" once before repeated stamping on the card and envelope.
  • The small arrow is stamped and cut out with Paper Snips.
  • The larger arrow is created by first stamping on the lower half of a rectangular strip of Coastal Cabana Core'dinations cardstock and then lightly sanded. The strip is then cut using Paper Snips to resemble an arrow.
Trendy arrows, splatters, and washi tape are featured on this lovely grunge card

  • The sentiment portion of the stamp is inked using a Stampin' Write Marker in order to omit the border image.
  • Whisper White Baker's Twine is color coordinated by pulling it across an ink pad while holding it down with a Stamping Sponge. (Be sure to let it dry or use the Heat Tool to set the color.)
  • Grunge loves a little glimmer (Silver Glimmer Paper). Who knew?
This card is a very different style from what I normally create, yet I really loved making it. It's fun to try new techniques, styles, and stretch creatively. Keeps you on your stampy toes!


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Today's project featured the following Stampin' Up! products:
Stamps: Gorgeous Grunge (W-130514, C-130517), Hello, Lovely (W-130240, C-130243)
Ink: Burmuda Bay (131171), Crisp Cantaloupe (131176), Coastal Cabana (131175), Old Olive (126953), Summer Starfruit (126991), Calypso Coral Stampin' Write Marker (Subtles Collection-131263)
Paper: Whisper White (100730), Crisp Cantaloupe (131298), Coastal Cabana Core'dinations (129958), Silver Glimmer Paper (124005)
Tools: 1-3/4" Circle Punch (119850), Stampin' Sanding System (129367), Paper Snips (103579), Stamping Sponges (101610)
Accessories: Whisper White Baker's Twine (124262), Very Vintage Designer Buttons (129327), Epic Day This & That Designer Washi Tape

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