Birthday Blue and Grunge

It was the Birthday of one of my regular class attendees last week and the recipient loves blue and grunge.

Every time I design a project with a grunge element, they throw themselves in fully. Therefore, I knew that grunge just had to feature.

Blue and Grunge Birthday Card. Designed and handmade by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

To begin with, the Artisan Textures Stamp Set and a range of blues are stamped onto Whisper White Cardstock. The blues are Balmy Blue, Pool Party, Pacific Point and Blueberry Bushel.

Next, the edge of the card has more ink added using a sponge dauber. Then, the piece of cardstock is scrunched and screwed up several times to soften the fibres and give it a creased look. More ink is added in the various blues to highlight the creases.

I then used an emery board randomly around the edges and across the stamping and accentuated these additional bits of distressing with more ink and sponge daubers. As I’m also a nail technician, I tend to have an emery board or two available!

Blue and Grunge Birthday Card. Designed and handmade by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

It’s great when after lots of scrunching and distressing the fibres are so soft that they create tears and cause the layers to separate.

I also used an emery board around the edge of the Blueberry Bushel layer.

Blue and Grunge Birthday Card. Designed and handmade by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

After mounting the layer and stamping onto a Thick Whisper White Cardstock base using Tear & Tape, it was time for the sentiment.

Using the Happy Birthday Thinlit I cut two, one in Blueberry Bushel and one in Whisper White. The Whisper White one was then inked in the various blues before being offset onto the blue one. It was then coated in Wink of Stella for a touch of sparkle. Dimensionals cut into smaller pieces attach the sentiment to the project.

Finally, Rhinestones add some extra bling and sparkle.

Hopefully, you can the Wink of Stella and ripping in a bit more detail in the picture below.

Blue and Grunge Birthday Card. Designed and handmade by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Why not join us for a future class where you can unleash your creative side.

Happy crafting

Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs

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Artisan Textures Clear-Mount Stamp SetHappy Birthday Thinlits DieWhisper White A4 CardstockWhisper White A4 Thick CardstockBlueberry Bushel Classic Stampin' PadBlueberry Bushel A4 CardstockPacific Point Classic Stampin' PadBalmy Blue Classic Stampin' PadPool Party Classic Stampin' PadSponge DaubersClear Wink Of Stella Glitter BrushRhinestone Basic JewelsFine-Tip Glue PenTear & Tape AdhesiveStampin' Dimensionals