Grunge Look Coneflower Card

May 9, 2016

Card Front

Hello crafters! Mary here today to show you how to make this cool grunge look card. I used some of the Through the Lens cardstock, as a base for the flowers as well as the card background. I love working with this cardstock! It gives a unique look to everything. I used Distress Inks to add a bit more color then grunged it all up with white acrylic paint. Note: the flower colors/textures on this card are not naturally found in nature.

Making the Card

1. Cut teal cardstock 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 inches; fold in half to form a 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 inch card base. Cut charcoal cardstock to 4 x 5 1/4 inches. Sand Edges randomly and rough them up to give them a worn look.

2. Find the paper featuring the grate with blue/blue-green and burgundy colors in the Metal Through the Lens pack. Cut it to 3 3/4 x 5 inches. Ink edges with Mermaid Lagoon Distress Ink. Tatter edges.

3. Using the Coneflower set, die cut 2 sets of flowers and leaves from Stone Through the Lens cardstock (the piece with brown cracks, which is mostly light gray and has the light blue cement texture). Hint: I lined up the cracks so they would go down the middle of the leaves to look like veins. To color the leaves, use Distress Inks in Cracked Pistachio (centers) and Pine Needles (edges). Working from center to petal tips, color one flower with Cracked Pistachio, Peacock Feathers, and Mermaid Lagoon. Be sure to color the backs as well. Color the other flower with Abandoned Coral and Aged Mahogany (center to tips).

4. Die cut one center (stamen) each from light pink and white cardstock. Add Aged Mahogany to the tips of the light pink and Cracked Pistachio, Peacock Feathers, and Mermaid Lagoon (bottom to top) to the white. (Optional: you could cut both from white cardstock then use Abandoned Coral on the bottom of the one with Aged Mahogany.) Note: I cut the bottom of the stamen roughly in half so the centers will be a bit lower in the flowers.

5. Add Distress Glaze to all pieces. This will help prevent ink from leeching through the white paint.

6. Shape petals and leaves; construct flowers as shown in the video below:

7. Stamp sentiment in black ink on pink cardstock. Die cut sentiment with Katie Label Pivot Card label, mid sized (it should fit perfectly around the words). Add a little Aged Mahogany ink, mostly on the edges. Optional: Add a small amount of Antique Linen in places to give it a more aged look.

8. Add white acrylic paint to edges of everything and randomly on flowers and leaves. Cut a piece of wall joint tape to about 2 x 3 inches.

9. Adhere Through the Lens grate cardstock to charcoal cardstock, then both of those to card front. Adhere joint tape, cheesecloth, label (use dimensional tape), flowers, leaves and enamel dots as shown.

Card Angled


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Other Supplies

  • Cardstock: Teal, Charcoal, Light Pink
  • Distress Inks: Mermaid Lagoon, Peacock Feathers, Cracked Pistachio, Pine Needles, Aged Mahogany, Abandoned Coral, Antique Linen – Optional
  • Distress Glaze
  • Embossing Powders: Distress Aged Mahogany, Antiquities Cobalt (used for pollen)
  • Ink: Black (e.g. VersaFine Onyx Black)
  • Acrylic Paint: White
  • Cheesecloth
  • Wall Joint Tape: White
  • Enamel Dots: White
  • Dimensional Tape

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  • Mary Prasad May 9, 2016 at 1:52 pm

    Thanks! This card was so much fun to make! Instead of having to get everything perfect, I could embrace the imperfections and run with it! I used scissors to rough up some of the edges.

  • Jenny May 9, 2016 at 1:42 pm

    Great tutorial!! Very detailed. Thanks!

  • Kathleen Adams May 9, 2016 at 1:12 pm

    I love this Mary! It’s so textural. The colors are great too!

  • Joset van de Burgt May 9, 2016 at 9:55 am

    Beautiful card Mary!

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