Last Week’s Card & Cuppa – Floral Grunge

At last week’s Card & Cuppa classes it was the turn of this floral grunge project.

Floral Grunge Card & Cuppa Project. Designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

I know this type of crafting doesn’t suit everyone, but it’s good to step outside your comfort zone every now and then.

This project is inspired by Page 157 of the Annual Catalogue where I’ve made a few changes.

Timeless Textures is the main stamp set for the images with Swirly Bird for the smaller splatter pattern. Thoughtful Banners gives us the sentiment that is randomly stamped across the page. I’ve used Crumb Cake, Sahara Sand and Soft Suede as the browns and the green is Pear Pizzazz. A mixture of first, second and third generation stamping gives a variety of shades.

Sponge Daubers are used around the edges and in the centre to add more of a grunge and distressed look. These are also used on the scrunched banner pieces behind the flower too.

Floral Grunge Card & Cuppa Project. Designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

To create the flower, two circles, a scallop and the tail from the Bunny Builder Punch are cut from Crushed Curry Cardstock. All of the pieces, apart from the tail coloured on both sides with Pumpkin Pie and a Sponge Dauber.

Scrunching the pieces to soften and then separate them creates the layers for the flower. Once they are stuck together, the tail makes the centre and we turn the flower into a button with a Linen Thread bow through the layers.

Floral Grunge Card & Cuppa Project. Designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

As the banner and flower aren’t flat, they are attached to the finished project using Tear & Tape.

A close-up of the flower button is below.

Floral Grunge Card & Cuppa Project. Designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Join us for a future Card & Cuppa session by booking your place by 18:00 the day before.

Happy crafting

Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs

To order any of the supplies used, click on the images below to go to my online store. Remember to use the Hostess Code if you are placing an order.

You can also join my team here.

Timeless Textures Clear-Mount Stamp SetSwirly Bird Photopolymer Stamp SetThoughtful Banners Photopolymer Stamp SetWhisper White A4 CardstockCrumb Cake Classic Stampin' PadCrumb Cake A4 CardstockPear Pizzazz Classic Stampin' PadPear Pizzazz A4 CardstockCrushed Curry A4 CardstockSoft Suede Classic Stampin' PadSahara Sand Classic Stampin' PadPumpkin Pie Classic Stampin' Pad1-1/2" (3.8 cm) Circle Punch1-1/4" (3.2 cm) Circle Punch1-1/8" (2.9 cm) Scallop Circle PunchBanner Triple PunchBunny Builder PunchSponge DaubersLinen ThreadSnail AdhesiveTear & Tape Adhesive

Last Week’s Card & Cuppa – Jar of Love meets Bunny Builder Punch

Last week’s Card & Cuppa project was Jar of Love meets Bunny Builder Punch. Due to the Bank Holiday, there was only one Card & Cuppa session.

Jar of Love meets Bunny Builder Punch. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

The jar from Jar of Love is stamped twice, once on the main card and once on a separate piece of cardstock.

2nd generation stamping of Pool Party adds the water to the bottom, along with several stems, before cutting the jar out.

On the main card, it’s time to stamp the stems that will show above the jar. It’s part of the project that is a bit of smoke and mirrors – if you can’t see it, it isn’t there!

The separate jar overlays the base jar to cover the other stems. A fun Gray Granite bee with Wink of Stella wings creates a buzz by the leaves.

Next, it’s the turn of the flowers. On a separate piece of cardstock, Watercolor Pencils and imagination create a bespoke block of colour for the flowers. Blender Pens then soften the lines from the colouring. It’s personal choice as to the colour or effect of the flowers.

The Bunny Builder Punch then comes into play as the tail from the punch are perfect for creating flowers. Using the Blossom Builder Punch, you can make smaller flowers in a different colour too.

Every flower is given a Rhinestone centre and a Glue Dot back, for attaching to the project. More smoke and mirrors hides the double stamping of the stems by ensuring a few flowers cover the top of the jar.

Jar of Love meets Bunny Builder Punch. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Once again, for the layer for back of the sentiment, a piece of cardstock has the personal colour touch from Watercolor Pencils. This can match the flowers or be completely different as it’s a personal choice. The Duet Banner Punch creates the banner shape from the bespoke colouring.

Thoughtful Banners creates the outline for the ‘For You’ sentiment.

Due to the bespoke nature of the colouring, no two projects are the same with this design.

Jar of Love meets Bunny Builder Punch. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Join us for future Card & Cuppa sessions. Book your place by 18:00 the day before.

Happy crafting

Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs

To order any of the supplies used, click on the images below to go to my online store. Remember to use the Hostess Code if you are placing an order.

You can also join my team here.

Jar Of Love Photopolymer Stamp SetThoughtful Banners Photopolymer Stamp SetWhisper White A4 Thick CardstockWhisper White A4 CardstockGray Granite Classic Stampin' PadPool Party Classic Stampin' PadPear Pizzazz Classic Stampin' PadPear Pizzazz A4 CardstockOld Olive Classic Stampin' PadWatercolor PencilsBlender PensRhinestone Basic JewelsClear Wink Of Stella Glitter BrushDuet Banner PunchBlossom Builder PunchBunny Builder PunchSnail AdhesiveMini Glue DotsStampin' Dimensionals