Category: Gorgeous Grunge

Butterfly Birthday

Here we go with a trio of cards simply creaTed because I cut way too many butterflies.  I watercolored a piece of watercolor paper with Peekaboo Peach, Melon Mambo and Pink Pirouette and then die cut some butterflies using the Butterfly Thinlits.  With the leftover piece I used the Elegant Butterfly and Bitty Butterfly punches to punch the rest.  This gave me a lot of butterflies!

Using Gorgeous Grunge and Suite Sentiments, I created 3 background pieces and placed all the butterflies around the sentiment.

That’s a little strip of Glimmer paper down the left side – hard to see in the photograph!  So now there are 3 cards – similar but different.  Hugs, Fran

Another In Color Grunge

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While I still had all the In Colors out, I made this card.  Again I used Gorgeous Grunge, but this time I add a Hello You Thinlit Thanks, Crazy About You sentiment and some rhinestones.  Love these colors!  Hugs, Fran

Gorgeous (Grunge) In Colors

All together now!

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All the new In-Colors using Gorgeous Grunge and Layering Love.  I was inspired by several cards – on Pinterest and Splitcoast – and finally ended up with this.  I almost went with butterflies – might have to make another!  The sentiment is from Layering Love in the New Catalog!  Hugs, Fran

Trust God

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This card is a re-do of an oldie but a goodie.  I originally saw the layout from Sandy McIver several years ago.  This recreation is done in Marina Mist and So Saffron.  The stamp sets are Gorgeous Grunge and Everything Eleanor  – with Trust God as the sentiment.  It’s such a nice, flat card, even with the butterfly, making it easy to send.

Hugs, Fran


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Home from convention!  We had such a great time!  This was one of my convention swaps made with Beautiful Bunch and Bravo.  Both of these sets are photopolymer which is quickly becoming a favorite of mine.  They are completely clear and stick like crazy to the acrylic blocks.  The card went through a few “redos” and I thought I’d show you how it started out –

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Looks like a different color in this photo (!) but it’s still Daffodil Delight.  I decided to cut down the Whisper White and make it a bit more compact.


Stamp Sets = Beautiful Bunch, Bravo, Gorgeous Grunge

Card stock – Daffodil Delight, Whisper White, Basic Black, Pear Pizzazz

Ink – Daffodil Delight, Jet Black Stazon

Etc – Fun Flower punch, Petite Petal punch, Pear Pizzazz ribbon, pearl, Flower Fest die


Back to convention – so much fun!  We got a hands on looks at the upcoming Holiday Mini and all the beautiful new product coming soon!  I also got to see great friends – and meet many more – all while stamping!  What more in life do you want?  Hugs, Fran

Stamp a Ma Jig Thanks

Last night my Tool Time class was about the Stamp a Ma Jig and this is the card we did.  Not only did we line things up all over the place, but we did a little “ombre” stamping. 

Stamp Sets – Lots of Thanks, Gorgeous Grunge
Card stock – Whisper White
Ink – Cajun Craze, Tangerine Tango, Pumpkin Pie, Calypso Coral, Crisp Cantaloupe
Etc – sequins, Stamp A Ma Jig

Make sure to check out the Weekly Deals for this week!  Some of my favorite things happen to be on it!  Hugs, Fran

Shine On, Fabulous

This card features one of the hostess sets from the Occasions Mini called Make a Point and the fabulous stamp set, Million and One.  I colored the nail polishes with Copic markers and then coated them with Crystal Effects.

Can you see them shine?  Kind of fun   On the inside I added a “splat” from Gorgeous Grunge and some more Crystal Effects. 

Stamp Sets – Million & One, Make a Point, Gorgeous Grunge
Card stock – Whisper White, Basic Black
Ink – Memento Tuxedo Black, Real Red
Etc – Black Chevron ribbon, Crystal Effects, Copic Markers (R20 through 29)

It’s the last day of Saleabration!  If you haven’t grabbed all the  free goodies you wanted – now’s your last chance.  Hugs, Fran

Million and One

This simple card makes a nice impact.  Grab your Color Coach and pick a color and a neutral that you like together and then one color that is either darker or lighter than your neutral.  For this card I used Bermuda Bay, Soft Suede and Early Espresso.  Bermuda Bay and Soft Suede (I stamped off the Soft Suede to make it softer) are down the side using Gorgeous Grunge and the sentiment is in Early Espresso.  Each Petite Petal flower has a rhinestone in the center. 

The color combo here is Pink Pirouette, Smokey Slate (stamped off) and Basic Gray with pearls in the center.  To round the bottom corners, I used the Envelope Punch Board.  It’s much easier to use than the corner punch.

Stamp Sets – Million and One, Petite Petals, Gorgeous Grunge
Cardstock – Whisper White
Ink – Pink Pirouette, Smokey Slate, Basic Gray or Bermuda Bay, Soft Suede, Early Espresso
Etc – Petite Petals punch, rhinestones/pearls, Envelope Punch Board

I lined the insides with Pink Pirouette or Bermuda Bay and Whisper White – which makes the card more finished and sturdy.  Hugs, Fran

The Gift of Butterflies

Happy Valentine Day!  And the final (for now) butterfly design is this one.  Again I used Gorgeous Grunge – and to vary the width of the lines, I masked off sections of the card using Post It notes.  This way I could fit all 7 colors on there.  What did we do before Post it notes?  I love this sentiment from Gifts of Kindness. 

Stamp Set -Gifts of Kindness, Gorgeous Grunge
Card Stock – Whisper White, Real Red, Tangerine Tango, Delightful Daffodil, Wisteria Wonder, Bermuda Bay, Pear Pizzazz, Melon Mambo
Ink -Real Red, Tangerine Tango, Delightful Daffodil, Wisteria Wonder, Bermuda Bay, Pear Pizzazz, Melon Mambo
Etc – Beautiful Wings Embosslit

It has been so refreshing to work with these colors – especially since all this snow is just white!  Hugs, Fran

Butterfly Grunge

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More butterflies!  Ok – I saw something like this done in grays (very pretty) but I still had a rainbow of butterflies on my workspace.  So rainbow it is.

Stamp Set – Gorgeous Grunge
Card Stock – Whisper White, Real Red, Tangerine Tango, Delightful Daffodil, Wisteria Wonder, Bermuda Bay, Pear Pizzazz, Melon Mambo
Ink –Real Red, Tangerine Tango, Delightful Daffodil, Wisteria Wonder, Bermuda Bay, Pear Pizzazz, Melon Mambo
Etc – Beautiful Wings Embosslit

One more tomorrow – I die cut too many!  Hugs, Fran

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