Wednesday 23 July 2014

Gerbera Grunge ...

I've had a fun afternoon playing with an idea involving my favourite Gerbera stamp (Uniko Studio), embossing powder, Stampin Up's Gorgeous Grunge stamp set and some distress ink. The result is a vibrant card and possibly not what you would expect from me and the Gerbera stamp!

Well you need wait no longer, here it is!

I began by heat embossing the image with black embossing powder and then stamped the image using one of the stamps from the Gorgeous Grunge stamp set.  I cropped the image then layered it onto two pieces of card that I had edged with distress ink to match the image. 

This was the third one that I created but the only one that I have done anything with - I'm not sure about the other ones but thought I would include them in this post so that you can see how the idea developed.

This was white embossed and coloured using a grunge stencil
Two white embossed gerberas coloured with a stamp
I am entering the following challenges:

Uniko Studio - Anything Goes

Craft Stamper Magazine - Take It, Make It Challenge, The Embossing Resist Technique



  1. Ooh these are all lovely Elaine,love the colours on them especially that splatter effect.

    I think you are my favourite card making blogger,you do create some yummy cards :)

    By the way,try the stamp carving kit,it's so much fun,perfect for your cards. I made about 8 stamps from the block in the kit so good value too

    Donna xx

  2. A trio of awesomeness! Love the vibrancy and the grunge look definitely works with this stamp as well as the delicate cards you create :) Thanks SO much for joining in on the Uniko Studio challenge. Hugs Bev x

  3. All so beautiful Elaine, great take on the challenge!
    So happy you joined us over at Craft Stampers TIMI challenge xoxo

  4. Ooh, splatter, love it! Thanks so much for playing along at Craft Stamper Take It Make It! (Love the other two versions as well).

  5. Hi Elaine! Thank you for your sweet comment on my blog!
    I thought I'd come over to visit and have found some gold dust! I love your gerberas and all your other beautiful creations so have joined your lovely followers and can now look forward to some more crafty goodness from you! All the best!
    Ingrid xx

  6. These are fabulous .... love the colours. Thanks for joining in with the Craft Stamper TIMI challenge ..... good luck! Linda xx

  7. Gorgeous makes, love the splatter effect. Thanks for joining us at the Take It Make It Challenge. Elizabeth x

  8. Lovely set of cards! Really fabulous! Thank you for playing with us at Craft Stamper challenge!

  9. Lovely card Elaine. Love the arty splatter! Stef

  10. These cards are stunning! Great entry at the Take It Make It Challenge.

  11. Wow! The Uniko Gerbera is one of my favourite stamps and it is great to see it used in such a different way. Love it!

  12. These are fabulous, love the colour splatter, I find that so difficult to do. Thank you so much for joining in the Uniko Challenge this month.

  13. These are amazing! I love the splatter look, and that stamp is one of my favorites too!


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