Grunge N’ Roses card with Waffle Paper

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Ok, maybe I had a little too much fun with this card. I enjoy getting out of my comfort zone once in a while, and while I love a lot of the techniques involved in the grunge look, like sponging, tearing, splattering, rips, etc, the grunge look is definitely "out there" for me.

I had some extra Magic Reinker Spread roses left over from another project that I needed to use up. But as soon as I held up the new silver Waffle paper from the Holiday Mini Catalog to the Melon Mambo cardstock, I knew where I wanted to go with this one! The thing Waffle Paper is used the most for is ruffles, so that's where I started with it. I laid Sticky Strip on the card and ruffled a strip of the Waffle Paper (amazingly flexible, yet strong) onto it. I covered the edge with a strip of Basic Gray cardstock and Basic Gray taffeta, with a smidge of Basic Black gingham ribbon for an unexpected touch.

I colored some Newsprint DSP a deep Melon Mambo with my brayer, distressing it, to layer under my rose and the sentiment, which I printed on Whisper White using My Digital Studio (love that!). added some pearls, some sponging, an Antique rose brad, and turned down the corner with the Faux Suede technique. 

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Here's a couple more traditional cards I also made with all the same products. I used up some leftover Bride specialty DSP (you could sub in Presto Patterns), along with Whisper White taffeta ribbon and a lot more pearls. Love those things! and the subtle gleam from the Shimmery White cardstock on the embossed roses is nice… although I admit I pumped it up a notch with Shimmer Spray!

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