The Stamp Set – Gorgeous Grunge may not seem like a top pick for stamp sets….after all there aren’t any flowers in the set. BUT it is a fabulous stamp set for masculine cards (don’t we all need help there) and for amazing backgrounds. How many times do you wish you had a little splatter or random dots but when you get our your spritzers it spits all over or the splatters are too much? You get out a marker but that doesn’t look random enough. Well I have the solution for you and it comes out PERFECT every time!
See, look how fabulous those little dots/splatters are in the bottom corner. I just took the stamp and used Smoky Slate ink (same color as the cardstock) and stamped it down. Perfect! You can add it to the entire background or just in the spots you wish to have it! I love that and some of the dots are bigger and some smaller so you still get that splatter look…..it is just more controlled. 🙂 I used some of the NEW Moonlight Designer Series Paper Stack which features the new In-Colors Lost Lagoon and Hello Honey! The greeting I used came from the Remembering Your Birthday Stamp Set!
Now this card is my favorite! Something about the blue and grays together….or just the messiness of it….or something! I used Night of Navy and Smoky Slate but I think it would look great in any color….even pink and orange or yellow and red….oh the possibilities! Of course, pink and orange will take it out of the masculine category! 🙂 I used every single stamp in the Gorgeous Grunge Set for this card…the splatters, the lines, the dots, everything!
Some of the images I did in full strength ink and sometimes I stamped off once to get a lighter look! What do you think? Would you change anything or add anything? Leave me a comment down below! I would love to hear from you!