I am back after a nice weekend. The weather was nice and had a nice visit with my brother. I also spent quite a few hours working on a group of cards for submission. Those went out in the mail today! Yeah. Now, I have four custom order cards for my BF to work on this week. Now, for today, I have some fun projects made with Grungeboard. The designers on the Blockheads Design blog, have been showcasing grungeboard this month.
I used a technique in the Tim Holtz's book Compendium of Curiosities- Rusted Grunge. I thought it would be fun to make some rusty flowers. LOL. The flowers are pre-cut Ranger Grungeboard. You could use any shape for this technique. I made a Birthday card with matching tag, and another tag. Let's look at the card first.
Happy Birthday (Verses Full Sheet or as a single) and For You (Daisies Half Sheet) both from Blockheads.
Shabby Shutters, Vintage Photo, Spiced Marmalade, Barn Door, Tumbled Glass Distress Inks -Ranger
Embossing Ink ( I used Emboss It)
Vintage Photo Distress Embossing Powder
Manila Pre-Cut Tag
Rust, orange, and black CS
- Rusty Flowers (per Compendium of Curiosities): Cover grungeboard with embossing ink and heat emboss with Vintage Photo Distress embossing powder.
- When cool, rub off some of the unmelted crystals.
- Apply Barn Door and Spiced Marmalade ink over the embossing powder on the flowers. Use Shabby Shutters on the stem. This just adds a bit more color. You could do this before the embossing too. I did not think of it until after the embossing was done.
- Make a card from orange CS layered with black CS. Glue flowers to the CS.
- Add ribbon
- Stamp the sentiment with Sienna ink and add to card.
Matching Tag for a gift bag or wrapped package.
- Cut a tag from black CS.
- Add the flowers and sentiment.
- Cover a grungeboard butterfly with Spiced Marmalade ink and add to tag.
- Stamp sentiment with Sienna
- Tie the ribbons through the hole
- Knot a piece of ribbon and wrap around.
A closer look at the rust.
I used three more of the rusty flowers on another tag. I made a garden-like background on this pre-cut manila tag.
- Apply Tumbled Glass and Shabby Shutters ink to the tag. Apply a little bit of Vintage Photo to simulate a horizon type line.
- Glue the flowers to tag.
- Tie the ribbons.
- Add a few tiny pearls.
Super close look at Garden Tag.
So, another fun way to use Grungeboard. How do you like to use grungeboard? If you missed my Grungeboard Pins, take a look here.
Challenges for my Rusty Flowers:
Simon Says Stamp: birthday
City Crafter: birthday
Tuesday Alchemy: garden and gold---my gold is rusty. LOL
Make My Monday: create your own background--my garden tag
Unstampables: no stamping and anything but a card
Stamping for the weekend: anything but a card
Oh, guess that is it for me today. I will be back tomorrow with a pretty folded tag card with ribbon tie. Sound good??.. Hope you are having a great day! Love ya.