Tuesday, September 3, 2013

The Sky's the Limit Grungy Card

Here's a grungy card I whipped up.  Not my usual style, but I like it.

The background is the Tweed Pattern Stamp from Hero Arts.  I just used some white pigment ink over grey cardstock and it came out beautifully.

I rounded the top left corners of both layers on a 1/2 inch setting with my Corner Chomper.

The little bird is a brad I purchased from Oriental Trading.

The sentiment and large arrow are rub ons from 3 birds I purchased a long time ago and am trying to use up.

The green button is from the $1 section at Michael's.  The blue button is from Stampin' Up and was free during the last Sale-a-bration.  Both of them are threaded with some embroidery floss.

I used some chevron washi along the bottom of the kraft layer.

The little clothespin meant I needed to put the kraft layer up on pop dots, but I like the look of pop dots anyhow so that was no big deal.

I used some mirrored and regular sprarkly gems from Irock.

I used a large white brad from my stash.

I used the Papertrey ink set Grunge me to create some splatter effects on the kraft layer.

I used some Bisque colored liquid pearls as well.

There's so much going on here so I hope I listed anything you may have wondered about.

My daughter went crazy for this, my husband was polite - but I could tell he hated it!  *LOL*  Personally I really like it.  I'm not sure if I'm any good at this type of style or not, but I sure had fun trying.  The worst thing that can happen is a little paper in the trash - so don't be afraid to experiment, you just may like what you come up with :)

Thanks for visiting me :)



cuilliesocks said...

Great card Amber, love all the little elements to it, Kate x

Karon said...

This is so sweet and I love the mix of embellishments you have used! TFS

abusybee - DoubleClick Connections said...

Great card! Love all the elements on this! Carri~Abusybee

Audrey Frelx said...

Amber, love your great grungy card!

Lisa said...

I love it!! The mixture of embellishments you used is just fabulous!! Awesome card!! Have a great evening :)

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Lisa said...

I'm having trouble leaving comments tonight, so if you already got one from me, just ignore this ;)

I love your card!! The mixture of elements you used are just fabulous together!! The texture and design are awesome!! Have a great evening :)

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Missy said...

Oh yes I really like this too! I like the cute little bird and the sparkle from the gems!!