Sunday, July 12, 2015

Grunge Butterfly with Carmen's Veranda Stamps

Hello Dreamers!
Has been a crazy week for me! My Mom fell and broke her arm last Sunday.  We bought a new house and then backed out because the house inspection found lots of bad things.  So now we are back to square one!  Mom is doing pretty well and did not have to have surgery.
I squeezed in some time to create two projects using Carmen's Veranda Stamps.  I used the same stamps on each project and changed the ink colors.

Project #1

Materials List:
Stamps: Grunge Black Swirl and Butterfly Square from Carmen's Veranda
Dye Inks: Chocolate Chip and Blackberry Bliss - Stampin' Up
Chalk Ink: Pumpkin Spice and Jumbo Java (project #1); Pink Petunia and Red Magic (project #2) Versa Magic
Spray ink: Rouge Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist
Paper: Mixed Media - Strathmore
CS: Gold, Brown/Gray, Brown
Watercolor Crayons
Paint Brush
Cotton Fabric Strips (torn)


  • Make a base from Brown CS and add one layer gold/gray CS- tearing edges on project #2
  • Stamp the Grunge Black Swirl on Mixed Media paper with Chocolate Chip ink
  • Spray with Glimmer Mist and let dry
  • Tear the bottom edge of one of the pieces
  • Distress edges with Chalk inks and add to base

  • Stamped the Butterfly Square with Blackberry Bliss ink
  • Color the Butterfly Square with the watercolor crayons
  • Distress edges with Chalk inks 
  • Add one layer of CS and add to card

  • Add Pearls
  • Tear strips of cotton fabric and tie in bow; glue to card

Project #2

This version used chalk inks ink red tones and pink  fabric for a totally different look.  I tore the edges on this card.  And tore the sheet out of the mixed media pad and did not trim off the edge.

 Don't you just love this new CV background stamp??!!  There is lots of potential with this stamp.  Of course I got carried away and stamped about a zillion of them.  LOL  There is also a "White" version  called Grunge White Swirl. --- I will have projects using the White version coming up.

Thanks for popping by and see you next time.


  1. I like both versions, great vintage feel and nice touches such as the torn "ribbon" bow

  2. Hello Karen!!!!
    I love each version of this butterfly stamp, the way you've added so many cool details. I especially like the pearls alongside the butterflies. :-)
    Hope you are well and that Life is treating you good. Sending you a big hug!!


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