Time Out #31 has really challenged me this week with grunge ... even with the excellent explanation given, I'm stumped! But the embossing? I have that down!! One out of two isn't bad?
Armed with my favorite embossing folder from The Paper Studios, I dry embossed a 4 x 5.25" piece of PTI Smoky Shadow cardstock - here's the trick: I applied a healthy coat of SSS white dye ink on the negative side of the folder before sending it through my Cuttlebug. Here is the result, after just a bit of smearing it about with my finger-tip.
The main attraction on my card - that gorgeous Camellia from MFT - was cut from three different paint swatches [more on that in a moment], add a fabulous silver leaf cut with a die from the Wild Garden collection from E.H. Essentials, and a tattered piece of linen ribbon... I'm not convinced this is grungy... but I'm putting it out there for you all to decide, 'kay?
Here is the reason for the tri-colored Camellia... The Card Concept and their fabulously frosted cupcake flowers:
The embossing pretty much mimics the boards, the card base represents the dark spaces between them, and my silver leaf and embellies are used to represent the fork - in my mind anyway!! Hmmm... now the style? I'm guessing Shabby Chic?
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