Sunday, 4 August 2013

A 'Slightly' Grungy Anniversary Card

Hello everyone and a very warm welcome to my blog.
I'm back to share another card with you.  This one is an Anniversary card and it's a little bit different to what I usually do, and yet, it's the same.  Is that confusing?  Hell, yeah!!!  hehe.
 The papers I've used are from Kaisercraft  (surprise!! surprise!!)  I love their 6 x 6 Pads, they are perfect for cards.  Anyway, these papers are from their Periwinkle Collection.  
 Used a chicken wire template and Tea Dye Distress Ink for a bit of interest on the front.
 Being an Anniversary Card I didn't want it to be overtly feminine, I mean, it's going to a guy too, right?  So it should be suitable for both male and female, although I guess the female side of the partnership is usually the one more interested in looking at the cards they receive.  
Cut some banners from the paper and added a small wooden flourish which is also from Kaisercraft.  Coloured it with the Walnut Stain and, after cutting off the prongs, added a small K'craft brad to the top of it. 
Anyway, I did my usual distressing with the distressing tool and inked the edges with Walnut Stain Distress Ink.   The flowers came from my stash and the die-cut is from the paper collection.  The leaves were cut with my Silhouette Portrait and I layered the cluster on a small piece of gauze which was coloured with Tea Dye Distress Ink.
I cannot for the life of me remember where the little postcard is from  (old age, says my hubby, and he's probably right:):)  )  Both the die-cut and the postcard were mounted on some pasteboard to give them more dimension.
So, you're wondering why is this card different?  Well, really, the only difference is that I've made it a bit more grungy than I normally would for a feminine card.  Not sure if it works.  Perhaps I should have made it more grungy still.  I do think  that I should have inked or gessoed the flowers a bit, but it's too late now as it's already been sent off.
In most of their paper pads, Kaisercraft includes some papers that have heat embossing on them, and when they are inked they have this gorgeous resist as you can see around the edge of the paper above.  I must use these more often because I really like that effect.
So, there you have it.  My grungy Anniversary Card.  
Not one hundred percent sure of this one, would love to know what you think.

Thank you so much for stopping by I really appreciate it.
Take care and God Bless.
oxox Marg


  1. a card with the wow factor ... love love love this xoxo

  2. Just perfect Marg, a gorgeous card that will no doubt be loved by both the male and female couple... love the 'light grunge' appearance, and the chicken stencil stamp!!

  3. Well I think this looks really beautiful, love the earthy colors and the flowers make it so very pretty! Kaiser papers are so versatile I love em too!!

  4. Love this card Marg, you have such an eye for composition! I also think it has just the right amount of grunge to it! I am sure the couple will love it. Kaiser certainly do the most wonderful papers. I love those banners!

  5. Well I think it's perfect and totally gorgeous. I so wish I could make cards like this!

  6. I just love your cards Marg. I am sure the recipients are going to be over the moon. Just so beautiful :D

  7. Wonderful card - lovely tones!!! :D

  8. Fantastic card Marg - just adore grunge!

  9. it's beautiful, love the rustic color!

  10. Marg you've done it again. What a perfect combination of masculinity and feminity. I'm sure the recipients will be blown away. Just gorgeous. Karen.x

  11. wow, this is gorgeous, totally luv everything about this! Hope you have a super day!

    enjoy *~*

  12. AS usual I adore the detail you put on your cards Margaret - amazing!

  13. I agree the 6x6 paper pads are Perfect for Cards.... & your card is ABSOLUTELY DELIGHTFUL!!!

  14. wonderful card, great papers you have used also :)


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