Monday, 1 June 2020

With Love

Hello and Welcome.
Here is a 'grunge' style of card I made for my oldest son as I am missing him during this time of isolation.
I think it's good to add some grunge when creating a guy card.

Here are my card details.
I began with a piece of heavy white cardstock.  I laid the Messy Dots Grid onto my card front. I love this stencil for adding the look of distressing to a simple card.  I added a few drops of Distress Re-inker to a baby wipe and pressed that through my stencil to give a more diluted effect.  I also rubbed some down my card front to add to the distressed look.
While that dried, I fussy cut out a heart and stamped over it then inked the edges with some more green DOX inks.
I placed the dry piece into my Misti and stamped the sentiment using some black Versafine.
I pop dotted the heart over the inky background then mounted it onto a heavy white card base.

Thanks so much for coming by and taking a look.

Discount Code for A Colorful Life Designs

Stamps- Scripted Bold Sentiments (Pinkfresh Studios); Friendship bkg (HA)
Inks- Versafine Clair; Distress Re-inkers (Peeled Paint, Cracked Pistachio, Mowed Lawn)
Paper- heavy white (Scribes Nook)
Accessories and Tools- Messy Dot Grid Stencil (A Colorful Life Designs); baby wipes; 
Misti (My Sweet Petunia); inking tool (TH)


cuilliesocks said...

It's beautiful Karen, and gorgeous colours, Love the heart filled with encouraging words, I'm sure your son will love it, Kate x

Mac Mable said...

Grungy and what a fabulous and artsy looking masculine card for your son. I love how you did the background dots too Karen x.

Julia Aston said...

A lovely masculine design Karen - that heart is like an optical illusion - it looks like its behind a cut out on your dotted panel! I had to read your description to realize it's layered on top! love the script sentiment too! xx

Nora Noll said...

Oh wow!! I love this card. That grunge look is so cool!!

Pat said...

What a great idea to send your son a card to show how you are missing him and such wonderful one too with the stencilled dots and the script on the heart, and of course the perfect sentiment. I sent our son a card for his birthday posted nearly three weeks ago and he still hasn't received it in Sydney Australia. Unfortunately his birthday was the 30th May and I am sad that I gave it lots of time to get there and it still hasn't arrived, especially as things are mostly back to normal in Aus. and here there hasn't really been a problem with the post. I am assuming your son doesn't live so far away so there shouldn't be a problem. x

Christine Alexander said...

perfect masculine card and great idea to create a grungy background. I bet your son will love it :)

kiwimeskreations said...

Stunning grungy card Karen - I am sure it will be appreciated!
Stay safe

Annie said...

I love this card Karen! Do you have a spare room? I’d like to move in with you and craft with you every day! You have such fun ideas.

Susan said...

Love this, Karen! What a great masculine Valentine card this would make! Beautiful shades of green and a great heart with the text on it.

Faith A at Daffodil Cards said...

WOW! Love the grunge, I expect your son did too. Love the heart words and as always a great design and colours.
Take care
Faith x

Loll said...

Fantastic grunge card for your son, Karen. You are so talented! You make so many different styles of cards and they are all amazing! Your son is going to love getting this in the mail. xx