Hello! I have been having a very good time making grungy, layered, inky cards this month. I combined a whole bunch of things on today’s card, including a light bulb from one of my most-used stamp sets of all time. In fact, you’ll see another card using a different light bulb from this set tomorrow too.
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This card started off by my desire to use the Teeny Honeycomb stencil from A Colorful Life Designs on a non-bee card. I love honeycombs/hexagons, and they certainly don’t always have to have bees. I sifted through my Gel Press and roll-off prints and came across the one you see here on the left. It had wide gaps with no color, so it was the perfect piece to add those Teeny Honeycombs. I used Wild Honey Distress Ink for that. It looked like bands of light, so I pulled out AALL & Create’s Steampunk Alchemist to use one of the light bulbs. I stamped it on a Gel Press print and heat embossed it with Black Embossing Powder. I added some highlights with a white Posca Pen.
On my brown card base, I used some Tim Holtz Collage Paper and adhered it with Collage Medium. Then I used some bronze Craf-T rub-on metallic color to add shine. Next, I die cut the word shine out of black cardstock from Stamp Anniething’s Sunshine Slimline Die Builder and rubbed on some metallic gold from Craft-T. I splattered the background with some black ink, and attached all of my elements. I also attached a few Black Starburst Rhinestones from Doodles Paper Playground.
I really had fun with this card, especially because this grungy style is one of my favorite ways to create. Please be sure to visit A Colorful Life Designs if you’d like to shop for incredible stencils. You can use my code, AlFan10 to save 10% off of your purchase, not including Master Bundles. Thanks so much for stopping by. Have an inspiring day!