Stampin’ Up’s ~ Gorgeous Grunge & Oh Hello

Gorgeous Grunge…… curious choice of words… I have to admit that I did not really see the stamp set when the new catalog was released in June,  I am more into flowers and doilies than splodges and skid marks!!!  However we were given this set as part of our Convention 2013 goodies and I bought it home and put it in my stamp cupboard.

gorgeous grunge

In late July I was designing some scrap book layouts for my August Scrap camp ~ the theme was ‘fun in the sun’ – I was looking for something that would give me a ‘sand-type’  texture to add dimension to my crumb cake cardstock ‘beach’  I browsed thru my stamp sets and there was ‘Gorgeous Grunge’ sitting there waiting patiently for me…… the little scattered dot pattern stamp gave me a perfect effect.

In August I was working on  my September Scrap Camp designs, this time a travel theme, again looking for texture to add interest to the background of my pages…. there was Gorgeous Grunge again….. using the kinda ‘tyre skid’ effect at the bottom of my pages.  I was really beginning to warm to this stamp set!


I also used the small ‘splodge’ on the Thanksgiving Banner featured in an earlier post.

November, December and January bring a lot of birthdays for the fellas in my family…… so out came the Gorgeous Grunge once again!


………. and again for a couple of ‘thank you’ cards same layout at the guy cards but using more ‘girly’ colors and the pretty flower from the ‘Oh Hello’ stamp set (which I got as part of my materials at Leadership training way back in January

oh hello

So I guess the moral is to never judge a stamp set by it cover ~ this little DVD case was full of little gems! 🙂

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