Stamp Review Crew: Gorgeous Grunge

SRC-Gorgeous-Grunge-bannerGorgeous 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.

Debra Burgin Three grunge eggsThe 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.

Debra Burgin Grunge Make a wishFinally, 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!

Debra Burgin Grunge heartsLet’s move on — there’s a lot of hopping ahead!  Your next stop is Jill’s blog, Stampin’ in His Name.  Enjoy your trip!

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21 Responses to Stamp Review Crew: Gorgeous Grunge

  1. Beth Beard says:

    Great projects! Love all the layers and details on the valentine!

  2. Shana Gaff says:

    I love all three of your cards! What a great variation! I love that vellum tag over the stamped background. I will have to do that!

  3. Nancy says:

    I like the effect of the splatters stamped in Versamark – very subtle and just the right touch on your lovely Valentine card.

  4. Dawn Tidd says:

    Three Very creative projects! I love those eggs!

  5. Betty Traciak says:

    Such fun ideas! I would love to see these in person!!

  6. Mike says:

    Great job! The eggs are awesome, and I love the red background!

  7. Tanya Boser says:

    I predict a whole pile of egg imitators in the next couple of months! Those are awesome with the mixing of embossing powders. All 3 cards are wonderful. the eggs are just my fav 🙂

  8. Beautiful projects, Debra! I’ve never mixed together embossing powders and will have to give this a try!

  9. Debra!!!! I love the hole egg card!! I was wondering what to do for Easter this year. lol You are so smart!! I love visiting your blog I always learn something new! I just love all your cards there so pretty!!

  10. Heidi Baks says:

    I love how the Olympics inspired you. I agree that one or two images can be used for ice skating-themed project. The grungy valentine with music paper is fab, but the egg card was really a wow, out of the box, thought!

  11. martha says:

    All three are beautiful projects! Love all the grungy detail in your valentine. All are really well done!

  12. Cindy Beach says:

    You show such creativity and variety in your projects, Debra and got great results!
    I appreciate your sharing the skating being your inspiration for the second card. It’s beautiful and does look shiny, slick and icy too! I love the sparkle!

  13. sue says:

    Great grunge cards with Olympic inspiration and I love the Valentine too.

  14. Lisa Young says:

    Valentines day, the Olympics and Spring – Gorgeous Grunge does the trick! LOVE the bird eggs. That is so creative!

  15. Love them all, but especially the valentine. You did a great job showcasing how versatile this set can be.

  16. Carol Carriveau says:

    Love each of your projects – one is so different from another and love the color on the eggs….saw a few costumes on the skaters that I noticed as well. I love our GG stamps and need to pull them out again…they make such a statement! Yes, I agree that the Valentine is the most beautiful….thank you for sharing these great projects!

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  18. Deb says:

    Beautiful cards! I love the eggs! What a creative idea! And I love the idea of mixing emboss powders to get a whole new look!

  19. Jill Coleman says:

    Such pretty cards Debra! Love the images embossed and the pink card is just gorgeous!

  20. Adriana B says:

    You really showed the versatility of this set! Love the embossed/speckled eggs on the first card. What a great idea!

  21. Rita says:

    Great projects! I am super impressed with your embossing on vellum for that tag. I made a mess trying to do that. lol 🙂

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