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Valentine’s Day Card wtih  Grungeboard

By Wendy Visser (wendance)




          Grungeboard  Elements Seasonal  – LOVE and Cupid

          Mini Mister

          Red Pepper Adirondack Alcohol Ink (or Fired Brick Distress Ink – Re- inkers)

          Pearl Ex (or Perfect Pearls)

          Fired Brick Distress Ink

          Worn Lipstick Distress Ink

          Inkssentials™ Ink Blending Tool & Foam

          Heat Gun

          Ranger Stamping Supplies – Craft Sheet 15×18

          Script Stamp – Hero Arts

          Cuttlebug Embossing Folder – Hearts

          Cuttlebug Embossing Folder – Swiss Dots


          Foam tape

          Bellas Baubles or Robin’s Dew Drops

          Black ink – either StazOn or Archival Ink – Jet Black

          Glue dots

          Glossy Accents


Using the ink blender tool with foam pad, rub Worn Lipstick onto your Grungeboard. Do the same with the Fired Brick to add a contrasting colour.   Do this on the letters and on the cupid.



In a Mini Mister, mix 4-5 drops alcohol ink or distress re-inker with a smidge of Pearl Ex or Perfect Pearls.    Fill the rest of the container with water and shake well.



Spray the mixture onto the craft mat (this is a non-porous surface and nothing will stick to it!) and press your Grungeboard into the mixture.  Dry the ink on the Grungeboard, using the heat gun.  Repeat this step until you have all of the letters and cupid covered.  The more you do it; you will find that the ink will sparkle more and little water spots may show up.  This will add to the end result.



Next, take your script stamp and ink it with the black ink.  Stamp your letters and the cupid.



Using your Cuttlebug, emboss the red paper with the Hearts and the white paper with the Swiss Dots.  I added foam tape to layer the white paper and then used the Glue Dots to attach the Grungeboard.  The baubles or dew drops can be added with Glossy Accents.



This technique can be used on Chipboard, too!!! The possibilities are endless!  Have fun!


Comments on: "Technique Tidbit Thursday-Valentine’s Day Card" (10)

  1. Awesome Wendy!! Thank you so much for this oovely article and technique! What a gorgeous card that makes!

    Thanks Noella (our Blog Admin) for organizing and posting this week! :O) ~ Ali

  2. LOVELY! I meant to type “LOVELY!!” (Not “oovely!”) LOL. Great job Wendy! ~ Ali

  3. Great use of techniques–love it!

  4. This is beautiful, Wendy!

  5. Great job! I love that!

  6. Oovely sounds like a great word, Ali! I think you just invented a new word!!! It’s a combo of OOOOOO and Lovely, thus Oovely!!! I love it! And Wendy, that technique is a MUST DO!!!!! Thanks!!!!

  7. LOL Deanne, maybe you’re right!!!! LOL: Ooooovely card Wendy! I mean that MOST sincerely. ((HUGZ))-A

  8. lindasueanne said:

    Beautiful!! Great tutorial!

  9. Congratulations! This blog post was featured in the latest Carnival at We would love it if you’d let YOUR blog readers know too… you know, share the love! Happy Valentine’s Day! Craft Critique loves you!

  10. I hope you never give up on writing valuable contents for this site =)

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