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!