Friday, September 27, 2013


Gorgeous Grunge is...

Gorgeous! Today I have a really bright and fun card that uses the Gorgeous Grunge stamp set. The idea for this card popped into my head one day while I was at work so I quickly jotted my idea down on paper with a quick sketch so I didn't forget it. Later that evening I just HAD to put it together! 

  • Stamps: Gorgeous Grunge, Chalk Talk
  • Card Stock: Coastal Cabana, Strawberry Slush, Whisper White, Smoky Slate
  • Ink: Smoky Slate, Daffodil Delight, Strawberry Slush, Coastal Cabana, Jet Black Stazon, Versamark
  • Accessories: Chalk Talk Framelits, 1-3/8" Circle Punch, 1-3/4" Scalloped Circle Punch, White embossing powder, Rhinestones Basic Jewels, Strawberry Slush Ruffle Stretch Trim, Stampin' Dimensionals, 2-Way Glue Pen

To make this card start off by cutting a piece of Coastal Cabana card stock 5-1/2" x 8-1/2" and score it at 4-1/4". Next  cut a piece of Whisper White card stock 3-3/4" x 5". Stamp the splatter images from Gorgeous Grunge all over the card stock in Daffodil Delight, Strawberry Slush, and Coastal Cabana ink. 

Next stamp the "for you" from Chalk Talk onto the colorful splatters in Jet Black Stazon ink then adhere this layer onto a 3-7/8" x 5-1/8" piece of Strawberry Slush card stock. 

To get the fun lines on the label cut a scrap piece of Smoky Slate card stock with the Chalk Talk framelit in the Big Shot. Then stamp the lines image from Gorgeous Grunge several times onto the card stock in Versamark ink, cover the stamped lines with White embossing powder, tap off the excess, and heat it with you heat tool. Take the 1-3/8" Circle punch and punch a circle out of the tag. Sponge around the edges of the tag with Smoky Slate ink to really bring out those lines. 

Now take a piece of Silver Glimmer paper and use the 1-3/8" Circle punch to punch a hole. Now line up the circle in the center of your 1-3/4" Scalloped Circle punch and punch out a glimmery scalloped frame. 

Use 2-Way Glue Pen to adhere your frame around the circle in the tag. 

Wrap a piece of Strawberry Slush Ruffle Stretch Trim around the stamped Whisper White panel and tie it into a bow. Adhere the tag onto the card front at an angle with Stampin' Dimensionals. Make sure that the bow of your ribbon is inside the slit at the top of your tag. Add a single medium Rhinestone basic jewel onto the greeting for a little more sparkle (because there just wasn't enough already). 

Now adhere this layer onto your Coastal Cabana card front with Stampin' Dimensionals and you're done! 

This is such a cheerful and bright card! I just absolutely love it! It will have to go to someone very special, or it may just stay in my personal collection forever because I don't think I'll be able to part with it! I just LOVE the Gorgeous Grunge stamp set! It has so many possibilities and works for any occasion!