Guest Designer – Christina

Hi everybody 🙂

Today I’m a guest designer on Jenn’s blog…and will be sharing with you a card I made with a stamp set (keep calm & get crafty) that I recently bought and could not wait to use it. As a part of the Craft Card Gallery Design Team, this months challenge is to create a card using a stamp that is new or already have. This is the card I made…

and to all my friends who have requested that I set up a how to for Grunge, I decided to use this card, because it has a bit of grunge on it.
So let’s get INKED…
Supplies: Ranger distress inks/distress stains/archival ink/Technique Tuesday stamp set/ 3 in 1 glue(this glue is the best, has a really good hold)/Ranger distress sponge
Sizzix embossing folder, woodgrain/Tim Holtz ideology parts/time pieces/game spinners/7 gypsies metal pieces. (these supplies are great for embellishing projects).
Now, let’s get started…
I inked the inside of the sizzix embossing folder-this is a really cool technique, if you want your embossed image to have depth.
Notice the effect it gives on the woodgrain…next I distressed the edges and parts of the background.
The same steps are applied here, except I used a distress tool and ink on the edges. You can see how vintage the paper looks…it’s pretty cool.
Next the grunge board pieces are inked with distress stains and sanded, then inked around the edges. This gives the pieces a grunge effect.
Another way to achieve a grunge effect is to use distress paint/stains on metal. Dab the paint on a craft sheet, using your fingers apply the paint to the metal until desired color is reached. (don’t forget to heat set it-so it won’t rub off) attach a game spinner to the time piece. It can be glued down, but I prefer to leave it as is. This way it can spin around.
As you can see, there are many ways to create a grunge look by using different mediums, embellishments, papers…in just minutes. For more fun projects with the grunge look…hop on over to my blog – where the possibilities are endless.
Thanks for stopping by…
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