Sunday 7 February 2016

Grungy Valentine

I don't really do valentines....neither my other half or I really pay it that much attention, but I was inspired by several challenges this weekend so have made a grungy attempt at a 'love' themed card.
 I started off by making my own background with distress inks, old dictionary pages, washi tape, texture paste, stencils, stamps and ink sprays.

 The heart is hand cut and covered in metal foil before being run through a texture fade embossing folder and 'grunged' with black paint. I also added some text stamping. The wings are stamped fantasy fibre which have a shimmer in reality and I just added stamped words and some black jewels.
I'm sharing my card here -

A Vintage Journey - Industrial
The Artistic Stamper - HeArt Art
Craft Stamper - Text Me
Country View Crafts - make your own background
Try It on Tuesday - A Fine Romance
Stamps and Stencils - Splatter, Spritz, Smoosh
Anything but Cute - Grungy Love

Thanks for stopping by..Happy Crafting..Esther xx


  1. I really, really like your grungy valentine. Thanks for explaining how you did the background, and the metal on the heart is amazing.

  2. A wonderful grungy Valentine card with Essie, love your gorgeous background and the foiled embossed heart is just fab ! Thankyou for joining us at Stamps and Stencils Toni x

  3. What a beautiful grungy Valentine card! Love your winged heart and a combination of red and grey! Wonderful background!
    Thank you so much for joining in our Grungy Love challenge at Anything But Cute and for joining us at Stamp and Stencils! Branka DT

  4. Love this grungy Valentine! Amazing background, and I love how you made your Industrialized heart with the addition of stamping text and the bling! thank you for joining our Grungy Love challenge at Anything But Cute! Hugs! Sara Emily DT

  5. A fabulous card Esther - just love the heart and background together -
    Thanks for sharing with us at A Vintage Journey
    hugs Brenda xxx

  6. Stunning, beautiful card. Thank you for sharing it with us at TioT.

  7. Esther, this is fabulous!!! Every single element is a delight to the eyes! The metal heart is fabulous and the wings are perfect, let along the awesome textured background! Amazing work!

  8. A wonderful card ! Thank you for joining us at TioT's!

  9. A fabulous grungy valentine card, thank you for joining in this months challenge at The Artistic Stamper.

  10. Wow! What an amazing dramatic and romantic card this is! Thank you for joining us at Try It On Tuesday! Chrisx

  11. Fabulous textural card, very grungy. Does this mean your OH is going to get a Valentine card this year ?

  12. Gorgeous work!
    Thank you so very kindly for joining our “Grungy Love” challenge at Anything But Cute!
    Samra DT
    Paper Talk with Samra

  13. HI Esther, Fabulous card, love all the textures, that heart looks stunning.
    Thanks for sharing with us at TioT

  14. Gorgeous Esther your heart is very striking and I love your background. So pleased you joined in our industrial challenge at A Vintage Journey. Tracy x

  15. Gorgeous grungy heart, it really pops and thanks so much for joining us at Stamsp and Stencils. Ruth x

  16. Your wonderful red and textured background really sets off your metalic heart - great embossing and inking on the heart - thanks for joining us in the AVJ Industrial challenge! Julia xx

  17. Wonderful card! Great background, and I love that grungy heart!! Thanks so much for playing along at Craft Stamper Take It, Make It :)

  18. Fabulous card .... great texture to the background. Thank you for playing along with the Craft Stamper Challenge. Linda xx


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