Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Paper craft project no. 364: Happy birthday grunge card


So it's time for a new challenge at Time Out, and for the next two weeks, we're doing a theme challenge: Grunge with the optional twist of embossing. STAMPlorations is sponsoring this challenge and giving away two $10 gift certificates to spend on the shop: one winner (voted by the design team) and one winner randomly picked from those entries with the optional twist (embossing). Joining the fab TO girls in this challenge is guest designer Ksenija of Sweet kobylkin. Check out what she and my TO teamies made for this challenge, and we look forward to seeing your grungy creations!

I love creating grunge and artsy cards so I was happy when Sandie and Nonni picked this theme :o). My card's background is a Gelli plate print: pulled the first print by loosely brayering yellow and orange acrylic paints, and then pulling a negative print (3rd pull) from the honeycomb stencil with black acrylic paint. Then I simply did second-generation stamping of various grunge elements (stamps from Mixed Media Grunge, Blossom Overture, The Birds and the Blooms, and Texturized: Big Numbers Background) in jet black archival ink. Finished it off by stamping the distressed label and sentiments (from Blossom Overture). I made this card for my MIL, whose birthday is May 14. She loves birds and I thought she'd like the hints of oriole and cardinal in the card.

Linking my card to these fun challenges:


Thanks for stopping by! Don't forget to smile :o)

~Shery

23 comments:

  1. Shery, what a lovely sunny card, although absolutely grungy ;)

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  2. I knew you would rock this challenge and love you went with such bright and cheery colours. Thanks for sponsoring us xx

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  3. What a riot of gorgeous colour, Shery ... fabulous background and amazing collage stamping! Anita :)

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  4. Fabulous card ... love the bright & cheery colour. Thank you for joining in with the Craft Stamper Challenge .... good luck! Linda xx

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  5. Gorgeous! Love the bright yellow! Thanks for sharing and joining us at Inspiration Destination. Hope to see you again and good luck!
    Ema
    IDCB Owner

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  6. amazing !!! love the hidden birds and thos BG !!!
    such bright and colorfull ... love it too
    thanks for a new OLC *insider ~lol
    LG hellerlittle

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  7. Gorgeous, Shery!! No one does grunge like you do. :) I love the yellow and the combo of stamps. I'd never have the guts to combine these all put you make it look so simple and perfect! You rock! xxx

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  8. Love the gorgeous sunny colour on your card, Shery and the ghostly images - I keep looking at it and seeing something else :) This challenge is perfect for you!

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  9. This is a fabulous grungy creation Shery, love it. Carol x

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  10. Great grunge and happy card all in one..sounds kinda like an oxymoron doesn't it? LOL So glad you joined us at Seize the Birthday and sure hope to see you again soon!

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  11. You rocked this theme - stunning result. Hugs Bev x

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  12. What a fabulous grunge card. Wonderful! Really love it.

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  13. Fabulous card Shery thank you for joining us this week at Inspiration Destination
    Dianne x
    ID DT

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  14. I knew this theme would be your favourite and you totally rocked it with your card. All that yellow and black looks amazing and love the different images I can just make out. Amazing!

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  15. LOVE the beautiful stamping ! Thanks for joining in the TIMI challenge at the Craft Stamper!
    xxx Ellie xxx

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  16. Love all the colours; what a great card! Enjoy the sunday, Gerrina

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  17. Fabulous background. Love all the details. Thanks so much for joining us at Seize the Birthday.

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  18. Another fabulous one layer card, Shery! Thanks for playing along at Seize The Birthday and Craft Stamper Take It, Make It!

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  19. Hey Shery,
    Awesome grungy card Shery!
    I got those lovely stamps and stencils and have started working on it already! :)
    It feels really cool to get a post card through parcel. Thanks for that (loved the stamps on it too):D
    Cheers!
    Suchi xx

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  20. So bright, love it! Thanks for joining us at Party time Tuesdays! :)

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  21. Wow, that's gorgeous, love the colours.
    Thank you for joining us at Party Time Tuesdays.
    Sabina DT

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