Friday, July 17, 2015

Hello to Grunge

The theme challenge at Inkspirational #86 is Grunge. I am not a fan of the grungy look but here's a card I put together this evening. I was unsure exactly how to execute a pretty card with grunge but took a stab at it.

A piece of dictionary paper was wrinkled up, torn, and sponged with earthy colors to age it a bit. A circle stain was added along with some green and orange splatter. Once aged and stained, it was adhered to a green card base. A piece of burlap was adhered. The sentiment was handwritten. A piece of hemp was tied around the top of the card.

The flower pot and flowers were drawn freehand and fussy cut. They were backed with Dimensionals. The stems and leaves were drawn directly on the paper. The corners of the card base were rounded. The inside was lined with a panel of white cardstock and decorated with a zig-zag border.

Drop by the Inkspirational blog and join in the challenge!

Techniques: Sponging, stamping, freehand drawing, fussy cutting
Size: A2 (4.25" x 5.5")

Products are Stampin' Up! unless otherwise noted:
Stamps: Gorgeous Grunge stamp set
Ink: Garden Green, Sahara Sand, Tip Top Taupe, Pumpkin Pie
Markers: Garden Green, Pumpkin Pie
Cardstock: Garden Green, Pumpkin Pie, Whisper White
DSP: Dictionary paper from stash
Misc.: Burlap, hemp, Dimensionals


  1. That's an awesome card Melanie! I love the colors and the layout. The dictionary paper background is perfect!!

  2. I thought when you said Grunge, you meant Grinch LOL. You make grungy look fantastic, and your artwork is pretty darn good...I almost took it for a stamp. Another great card. Good luck in the challenge.