Playing with Gallery Grunge!

Hello and welcome to today’s card, which is my first time creating with the Gallery Grunge stamp set! When I first saw this set in the Annual Catalog, the “wood plank” stamp is what sold me on it! I wanted to create a fun card with the Painted Harvest stamp set (it was time to dust it off and bring it back out) and I thought the Gallery Grunge set would pair perfectly with it! I did fussy cut the flowers out for this card and even though I’m not the greatest at fussy cutting, this wasn’t too hard because you really don’t have to be precise in your cutting!

To create this card, first start with a piece of Gray Granite cardstock, cut at 4 ¼” x 11”, and scored at 5 ½:


The base layer is Whisper White cardstock, cut at 4” x 5 ¼”, and the “wood plank” stamp from Gallery Grunge is stamped in Gray Granite ink. To achieve the all over look, I first stamped in the middle, towards the bottom, of the cardstock, and then inked and stamped again on top. I repeated this process on each side and it’s ok if it’s not “perfect”, this stamp is very forgiving:


The additional pieces for the card front are from Painted Harvest, I stamped 3 of the flowers in Rich Razzleberry ink (both stamps), with the middle stamped in So Saffron ink, fussy cut out, and added some Wink of Stella. The leaves are stamped in Old Olive ink on Old Olive cardstock and punched out with the coordinating Leaf Punch. I cut enough Linen Thread to wrap around the base layer 3 times:


To assemble the front, I adhered the leaves to the back of the flower with glue dots, adhered one of the flowers with Snail, and then the other two with dimensionals. The Linen Thread is wrapped around 3 times and then tied in a knot:


The completed base layer is then adhered to the card base with dimensionals:


The inside is a piece of 4” x 5 ¼” Whisper White cardstock, the flowers stamped in Rich Razzleberry and So Saffron inks with some Wink of Stella added, the leaves are stamped in Old Olive ink, and the sentiment is from Itty Bitty Greetings in Gray Granite ink:


What a quick and easy card!! Deciding on colors is never easy, and I did stamp a few times trying to figure out which colors to use for the flowers and then which card base would look best, Gray Granite, Old Olive, or Rich Razzleberry. I chose Gray Granite because I felt that the colors for the flowers really popped and Rich Razzleberry or Old Olive would take that away the focal point of the flowers.

While I’m writing this blog, I keep staring at the Gallery Grunge stamp set because the other three stamps seem so familiar. Then it dawned on me! Animal Expedition DSP!! The other three stamps coordinate with some of the designs!! Now I’m really going to have to play with this stamp set!!

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Author: Christina Miller

I am an Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator located in Norfolk, Virginia and was first introduced to Stampin' Up! in 2004 when I attended my very first card class with my Mother-in-Law and I was immediately hooked! I first started out by making simple holiday cards and over the years as my stash has grown, so have my card and craft making skills. It has always warmed my heart when family and friends love my cards, but they actually keep them! In 2016 I decided to become a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator and figured I could just do it for a hobby, but now I am going to branch out for all to world to see. So grab your favorite beverage, sit in your favorite chair, and join me as I share my cards and crafts with you! Enjoy!

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