Wishing you a Grunge Christmas

By now it’s NO secret that my go-to stamp set is the Gorgeous Grunge Stamp Set. Then when I came across a design by the very talented Andrea Walford, I knew just how I could adapt it so I could achieve a very Grunge Christmas! 🙂

The Gold Glimmer Paper as the border against the White Whisper Cardstock was the final sparkle this Christmas card needed to match the Gold Metallic Ink, Gold Heat Embossing and Gold Foil Framelit!

Gorgeous Grunge - For You - JIF

CARD RECIPE
Cardstock: Whisper White, Meadow Moss, Real Red
Stamp Sets: Gorgeous Grunge, Letterpress Winter
Inks: Old Olive, Cherry Cobbler, Metallic Gold
Specialty Paper: Gold Glimmer, Gold Foil
Punch: 1″ Circle
Framelits: Bitty Banners
Heat Embossing: Gold Embossing Powder, Versamark, Heat Gun
Essentials: Paper Trimmer, Paper Snips, Big Shot, Magnetic Platform,
Sticky Strip, Stampin Dimensionals, Stampin Scrub and Mist

Oh, and have yourself an... Inkee Fiddling Day!

Joanne x

Blended Bloom Blendabilities!

Oh. My. Goodness. I was so absorbed with Stampin’ Up’s wonderful new Blendabilities yesterday that the day slipped past so quickly it was bed-time before I realized I hadn’t posted what I’d achieved. Dang it… but hey, it was fun. Real fun!

Blendabilities are alcohol based, come in a fabulous rectangular shape that prevents rolling, and like the Stampin’ Up! Markers, have a thin and thick end. Each set comes in a group of three – light, medium and dark – allowing for some beautiful blending.

Blendabilities - what colors - decisions, decisions!!!

Blending is easier said-then-done but oh the joy of learning. 🙂 Here is my first attempt using the Blended Bloom Stamp on the background of Mossy Meadow Cardstock.

Bloomin Red -Vanila Seam Binding - JIF

My family likes this bloom but it’s only the first of what I’m sure is going to be MANY, lol. Stay tuned!!!

Oh, and have yourself an... Inkee Fiddling Day!

Joanne x

Project Life Mojo!

Yesterday was Mojo Monday and this was their sketch.

Mojo 348 Sketch

With the new catalog going live yesterday, my head was spinning with so many new ideas yet it left me oddly with absolutely NO desire to do any stamping. What the? Then I spotted my Everyday Adventure Project Life Card Collection. As such they are for scrapbooking but I had to wonder.

Project Life AssistanceThree cards was all that it took: one for the background, one for the center, and one more for the embellishments as such. Three Candy Dots and a tea-doily sponged with Crumb Cake Classic Ink and Gold Metallic Ink were the final touches.

Mojo Monday 348 - Hi Project Life - JIF

The “HI” was fussy-cut then covered with Liquid Crystal, as was the 1″ Circle that was adhered to the Essentials Wooden Embellishment. One of the off-cuts from the fussy-cutting was used for the banner which was put through the Decorative Dot Embossing Folder.

Mojo Monday 348 - Hi Project Life - HI- JIF

Oh, and if you think my tea-doily is a tad wonky, it is, lol! Having sponged the tea-doily I’d put it aside for the Metallic Ink to dry then promptly forgot about it. I did try to convince myself it wasn’t necessary but couldn’t do it so then had to cut three sides off the tea-doily before gluing them down. Crazy huh?!

Oh, and have yourself an... Inkee Fiddling Day!

Joanne x

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