Really Good Greetings is the name of the Stamp Set and, yes, it does have really good greetings! 😀 (See images below). This card probably should have been a little larger because the flowers really do take center stage. I intended to do one flower but it was a little big so I had to balance it with a little one on the bottom. Everything was created with Soho Subway Designer Series Paper. I love that stuff! There are so many unique images that you can get a great variety if you mix and match! I wouldn't call this card "Grunge" but perhaps "Shabby Chic" might apply.
The base of the card is Chocolate Chip Cardstock 4 1/4" x 8 1/2" and scored at 4 1/4". It was distressed using a Stampin' Distress Tool. The next layer is Soho Subway Designer Series Paper that was distressed and sponged with Chocolate Chip Ink. The Greeting is from Really Good Greetings and is stamped onto Very Vanilla Cardstock in Chocolate Chip Ink and then embossed using Clear Embossing Powder and a Heat Tool. It was cut using Deco Labels Framelits and a Big Shot Die Cutting Machine. The edges were sponged with Chocolate Chip Ink and a Stampin' Sponge. The Chocolate Chip border was cut with the same size Framelit and then was cut in half and adhered to the back of the sentiment.
The large flower was created by punching the same pattern of Soho Subway Designer Series Paper using the Pansy Flower Punch and then snipping into the petals and sponging them with Chocolate Chip Ink and a Stampin' Sponge. I used Glue Dots to overlap the petals to give the flower a more realistic look. I used a Bone Folder to curl the petals downward and then applied Dazzling Diamond Glitter using a 2-Way Glue Pen. The brad was covered with a Pearl Basic Jewel that was dipped into Chocolate Chip Ink and then embossed using Clear Embossing Powder and a Heat Tool. It was then adhere to the card front using Stampin' Dimensionals.
The smaller flower was created by punching the same pattern of Soho Subway Designer Series Paper using a 7/8" Scallop Circle Punch and then sponging the edges with Chocolate Chip Ink and a Stampin' Sponge. I cut into some of the scallops to make it easier to overlap them. I used Glue Dots to place the "petals" to give the flower more dimension. It is adhered to the card with Glue Dots.
The three Pearl Basic Jewels in the lower corner of the card were dipped into Chocolate Chip Ink and then embossed using Clear Embossing Powder and a Heat Tool. Don't forget to follow your theme into the inside of your card! I used a Deco Label Framelit to cut a piece of Very Vanilla Cardstock and then sponged the edges using Chocolate Chip Ink and a Stampin' Sponge. All supplies are Stampin' Up! and can be found in my ONLINE STORE.
- Chocolate Chip Cardstock #102128
- Very Vanilla Cardstock #101650
- Soho Subway Designer Series Paper #130140
- Really Good Greetings Stamp Set W#130330 C#130333
- Chocolate Chip Ink #126979
- Clear Embossing Powder #109130
- Heat Tool #129053
- Big Shot Die Cutting Machine #113439
- Big Shot Magnetic Platform #130658
- Deco Label Framelits #130102
- Stampin' Distress Tool #127562
- Stampin' Sponge #101610
- Victoria Crochet Trim #118481
- Pansy Flower Punch #130698
- 7/8" Scallop Circle Punch #129404
- 2-Way Glue Pen #100425
- Dazzling Diamonds Glitter #102023
- Stampin' Pierce Tool #126189
- Stampin' Pierce Mat #126199
- Silver 1/8" Mini Brads #122941
- Pearl Basic Jewels #119247
- SNAIL Adhesive Refill #104331
- Glue Dots #103683
- Stampin' Dimensionals #104430
- Paper Snips #103579
- Stampin' Trimmer #126889
- Bone Folder#102300
Really Good Greetings Stamp Set W#130330 C#130333