Grunge Valentine

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

While my DH and DD were out playing in our second snow of the year, I had some time in my craft room to make a Valentine card. I used this week's Mojo Monday sketch and went a little grunge. ;)
I inked up a wood planks ef with Aged Mahogany Distress Ink before embossing a gray panel, then inked the edges with Black Soot Distress Ink. The wide horizontal strip is black cardstock with red Washi tape. For the tag, I started with white cs, then stamped three different Verve stamps in Versamark ink and embossed them in three different EP's. The black ep was my first experience with WOW ep. All I can say is WOW! That stuff is awesome! After embossing, I sponged Pumice Stone ink over the entire tag and edged it with Black Soot. The horizontal black fishtail banner is a strip of black cs that I completely embossed with the black WOW ep. Even IRL it looks like a strip of patent leather! The glitter hearts were cut with Verve dies, then I ran them through my Xyron and coated them with red glitter. They are popped up with CollAll 3-D glue. The main heart is a Spellbinders die cut, and the stamp is Tim Holtz. I colored the "14" with Copics, then spritzed the heart with red and white Dylusions Ink sprays. Finally, I sponged Black Soot around the edges of the heart.
The inside is fairly simple. I punched the top edge of a panel of gray cs with a Heartbeat MS punch, sponged Black Soot around the edges, backed it with a strip of cs that I embossed with red glitter ep, used a Flourishes stamp for the Happy Valentine's Day sentiment, and a Verve stamp for the XOXO sentiment, embossing the top half with red glitter ep. The little apostrophe heart is colored red now, but I forgot to do it before photographing. ;)

Wherever you are today, I hope you're warm and dry, and if you're in the middle of this freaky weather we're having here in the south, I hope you're home safe and sound!

I'm entering this card in the following challenges:
Mojo Monday 332
Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge: We Love Stamps
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge: Have a Heart
613 Avenue Create Challenge #58: Anything Goes
Corrosive Challenge #192: Feel the Love
Freshly Brewed Challenge February 2014: Choose Your Challenge (Photo Inspiration)


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Leslie Miller said...

Perfect grunge, and glitter, too! I don't think I could pull this off in a million years, but you totally nailed it. Awesome card, Cheryl!

Heather D. ~ Fresh Brewed Designs said...

This is AWESOME!!! {she says in her best sing song voice} LOVE all of the glitter and distressing! Very cool (non frilly) Valentine. Love EVERYTHING about it!

Thank you for sharing and playing along with us at Fresh Brewed Designs Choose your Challenge!

Heather D.

Conniecrafter said...

That is just too cool, great embossed background and use of the distress inks, love the pattern on the tag and great job with the heart, love the sprays they go along great with the style of the stamp!

Michelle said...

Happy Valentines Day from the gang at the Simon Says Stamp Monday challenge! Thank you for sharing your project with us this week. I love those glittery hearts! Such a beautiful inside too! ~Michelle

Kim B said...

Love this, glitter and unique. Fabulous! Thanks for joining Fresh Brewed. Hugs, Kim

Lori Barnett said...

Glitter and Grunge...YUMMY!!!! Beautiful card for VDay :) Thanks for joining in the challenge at Fresh Brewed Designs. Make sure to tell your friends about the challenges too! ;) We LOVE getting more ideas on how to use our crafty goodies! Thanks again Cheryl!

Amy A said...

This is AMAZING! Love the color palette and distressing! Embossing and DP's are perfect. Design elements are all amazing! Just love this grunge card! Thanks for the inspiration & Thank you for playing along at Fresh Brewed Designs "Choose your Challenge" this month!

Amy ~DT

Sally Dube said...

This is gorgeous!! Love the deep rich colors and your design is awesome - love the tag!!
So glad you joined in on the fun!!
Blessings to you Cheryl!!

Beth Brovold said...

FABULOUS Cheryl!!! So much technique here...LOVE the colour combination and grunge feel!!! Thank you for joining in the fun at Fresh Brewed Designs this month!! Hope to see you again!!

Shirley said...

Another really gorgeous card, Cheryl, and after seeing what you did with the Wow, I need to get some! TFS