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:

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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:

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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:

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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:

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

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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:

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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!!

The 2018 Holiday Catalog will be live September 5th, so if you would like a complimentary copy please contact me for more details!!

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I hope today’s project inspires you to get creative! Please contact me if you have any questions about the products used on this or any other project. I hope you enjoyed today’s blog and thanks for stopping by!


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Filled with Love

Hello and welcome to today’s card, which is featuring the Animal Expedition Suite! With the new Watercolor Pencils that are available now through August 31st(while supplies last), I was able to use the Crushed Curry pencil from this set to help color in these super cute giraffes!! The sentiments are from the Special Celebrations stamp set, which is a great set to have for many different occasions.

To make this card, start with the card base in Thick Whisper White cardstock, cut at 5 ½” x 8 ½”, and scored at 4 ¼”:

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The base layer is Crushed Curry cardstock, cut at 4” x 5 ¼”, and embossed with the Climbing Vines Textured Impressions Embossing Folder:

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The giraffe stamp from Animal Outing stamp set is stamped on Watercolor Paper in Stazon Ink. They are then colored in with the Crushed Curry and Early Espresso Watercolor Pencils and blended with an Aqua Painter. After the paper dries, they are cut out with the coordinating die from the Animal Friends Thinlits Dies:

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I cut a piece of this Designer Series Paper from Animal Expedition DSP to 1 ½” x 4”. I used the leaf die from Animal Friends to cut out 5 pieces in Call Me Clover cardstock and 2 additional leaves in Vellum cardstock with the Leaf Punch. The sentiment is on Whisper White cardstock in Call Me Clover ink and punched out with the Tailored Tag Punch. I cut an 8” piece of Whisper White Polka Dot Tulle Ribbon and folded in half:

I used liquid glue to adhere the giraffes to the DSP, so this will give me some room to move them before it sets:

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I placed some Snail on the back of the DSP to help adhere a couple of the Call Me Clover and Vellum leaves to the back and then used liquid glue on the rest:

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A small amount of Snail is used on the front for the Tulle Ribbon and then the sentiment is attached using dimensionals. I used my Silicon Craft Sheet underneath while putting this together so the DSP would not stick to my grid paper:

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The giraffe piece is then adhered to the embossed base layer and then this is adhered to the card base:

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The inside sentiment is stamped in Call Me Clover ink and then I used the Call Me Clover Stampin’ Write Marker to color only part of the leaf stamp:

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Isn’t this a fun and cute card?? With all the new Watercolor Pencil colors, this will make choosing your colors easy!

The 2018 Holiday Catalog will be live September 5th, so if you would like a complimentary copy please contact me for more details!!

Wondering what specials are going on?? Current specials are listed to the right!!

You can head over to my online store by clicking the Shop Now! button at the very top to see all available products and don’t forget to print out your shopping list on the righthand side, under Follow Me!

Live in the USA? I would love to be your demonstrator! Contact me today to learn more about purchasing Stampin’ Up! products, hosting a party, or joining my team!

I hope today’s project inspires you to get creative! Please contact me if you have any questions about the products used on this or any other project. I hope you enjoyed today’s blog and thanks for stopping by!


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