Saturday, February 9, 2008

hello grunge

Happy Saturday! I made this card for the inspiration challenge on splitcoast today. When I looked at the inspiration picture, my first thought was 'yuck!', that is so not my style. But, after looking at it more closely, I knew that the smallest pillow on the bed would be the basis for my inspiration. I did pull in some other features as well.

The victorian pattern backgrounder from Cornish Heritage Farms reflects the overall pattern on the bed quite well, so that was perfect for my card base. I used the small floral spray from SU's embrace life set and colored it with markers. You're probably asking, 'where does the grunge come in'? Well, that fun swirl is a piece of Tim Holtz grunge board. I picked up a package last November and this is the first piece I've used. Very cool, fun stuff. It looks like chipboard, but is completely flexible (you can scrunch it up in your fist), but returns to its original shape. I colored it with my artichoke marker, adding some extra color along the edge for shading. Then I just glued it down. Easy and fun.

The little flower in the lower corner is made up of 6 layers! And a brad. The brad is just a regular office paper fastener, which I sanded, dipped in artichoke craft ink and embossed with clear EP. I attached it with a craft glue dot.

The sentiment is stamped on white, punched out with my small oval punch and attached on top of a round tab punch with brads. The image panel is popped up on mounting tape.

stamps: embrace life, amazing to zany (SU), victorian pattern backgrounder (Cornish Heritage Farms)
ink: basic brown, not quite navy, always artichoke craft & classic
paper: river rock, ruby red, not quite navy, whisper white
other: brayer, markers, round tab punch, small oval punch, boho blossoms punch ( SU), daisy punch (EK Success), crop-a-dile, piercing tool & mat, mounting tape, brad, grunge board (Tim Holtz)

I'm so glad you stopped by. Have a great weekend.


bensarmom said...

This is so pretty. Love that layered flower with the brad.

Jen said...

I love how the main image really compliments the BG. Great card!

Diane said...

Ooh I like it alot!!!Love the flower and the ribbon on a diagonal.Great card!!!

Anonymous said...

OOOOO!!! I like how you used the grunge board (I have some that I've yet to use too!!)

Savor the Journey said...

This is really special! I love the overall look and feel it presents!