Gorgeous Grunge. Wonder where Stampin’ Up! got that name? I think it’s a play on words on Gorgeous George, a wrestler/celebrity from the 1940s, but I’d love to know if someone has any more insight into this.
So are you ready to hop, stampers? Perhaps you’ve been hopping and arrived here via Tanya’s blog, Tinkerin in Ink. She never disappoints me!
Some of my inspiration came from the Olympic games — which I’m mostly listening to, not watching, unless I hear some excitement from the commentators. I had the idea for this card in mind for some time, but the soaring, emotional music of the figure skaters’ programs made me actually create the card. The embossing is equal parts Black and Iridescent Ice powder.
The powerful and mesmerizing speed skating made me pull out one of the Gorgeous Grunge stamps and combine it with a greeting tag that I had in my “use someday” basket. Here the embossing powder is equal parts white and Iridescent Ice powder.
Finally, I had to get a little grungy with a valentine, although this was not the one my husband got. In addition to the VersaMark spatters on the card base, I used the largest stamp in VersaMark on the hearts and embossed the speckles in Pewter powder. Much easier than flicking or flinging ink around!
Let’s move on — there’s a lot of hopping ahead! Your next stop is Jill’s blog, Stampin’ in His Name. Enjoy your trip!