Friday, October 25, 2013


This week at Just Add Ink, our challenge (courtesy of Paula) is to "just add grunge" to your papercraft project.

This challenge was a great prompt for me to get an 18th birthday card made.  My eldest son and most of his friends turn 18 this year, and are going for their driver's licences.  This card is for one of Jack's friends. 

Stampin' Up!'s Gorgeous Grunge stamp set, and some distressing and sponging of the card edges, adds just the right amount of 'grunge' :

Stamps: Rev Up the Fun, World Map, Gorgeous Grunge, Four You, Memorable Moments
Card: Basic Gray, Island Indio, Smoky Slate, Whisper White
Ink: Versamark inkpad, Smoky Slate, Basic Gray and Island Indigo stampin' pads
Other: Silver stampin' emboss powder, Regals candy dots, Stamp-a-ma-jig, 1 1/4" and 1 3/8" circle punches, 1 1/2" circle punch (not SU!), Smoky Slate and Island Indigo Chevron ribbons, Stampin' Distress tool, glue dots
Make sure you check out the rest of the Just Add Ink Design Team samples - LOVE their takes on "grunge".  We hope you'll play along with us this week!


  1. Perfect card for a young guy! Great color choices, gives a nice gritty feel to it.

  2. Brilliant card Christine. Love all the elements with just a hint of the map at the top. Perfect.

  3. Brilliant card Christine, you are truly the Queen of grunge. When I attempt grunge it just looks a mess!

  4. Beautiful Christine! WOW lovely this card is totally grunge!! Look at that rough detail on the edges and the combo of colours are super duper!! As for that great touch of the hub-cabs... very clever and a wonderful POP!!!
    Fabbo dear lady!!
    SMiles SHarnee :)

  5. Christine, What a great male card, you dont see to many of these!
    I like your colours combo, very cool.

  6. Just perfect for your 18yo Christine! Love the play between the two colours, the map touches and of course the grunge ;)xxx

  7. FABO!!! Love the layout, and choice of colours!!! Perfect card for that age group!!

    Luv K

  8. I'm pinning this one, Christine! What a perfect card for an 18th birthday!! Darnell

  9. Terrific card, Christine! You really are the Queen of masculine cards and I always come to you for inspiration.

  10. I'm sooo late with my comments this week, but I wanted to say this is a super-grungy card, Christine. Love the World Map all grunged up.