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Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Stampin' Up! Australia - Color Coach Card #42 - GRUNGE!

Pool Party #1


I've skipped a Soft Sky card on my Color Coach challenge, but don't worry, I will come back to it.

I just had an idea in my head for a card and this Pool Party combination was the perfect fit. 

For my other two Soft Sky cards, visit here and here (one of my most pinned cards ever...and one of my personal favourites). 

For my other Pool Party card, visit here

I was surfing the other day for more sketch/inspiration challenges and re-acquainted myself with Addicted to CAS . Their code word this week is GRUNGE!

Here's my card....

It's a card that is WAY out of my usual style, but I had the idea so I ran with it...

There are 3 references to 'grunge' on this card....can you see them?

Scroll down for the answers...

Have you guessed yet?.....

Scroll a bit more....

1. Plaid background....a reference to the flannel shirt popular at the time of the grunge period. I brayered my own background using Pool Party, Wild Wasabi and Chocolate Chip. 

2. Lyrics from 'Smells Like Teen Spirit'...the anthem of grunge.....printed with my motex label maker. 

3. The date stamp on the right hand side.....5th April...a reference to the date that Kurt Cobain, lead singer of Nirvana died in 1994.......and some would say the day that grunge culture began its twilight days. 

I hope you like my card.....it isn't CAS in the sense that there is lots of white space...but the background is one pattern and the embellishments modern. I'm pretty happy with it. :)


Materials used:
Stamps - Remember This & That Rotary Stamp (for date), Sanded (retired)
Ink - Pool Party, Wild Wasabi, Chocolate Chip
Cardstock - Whisper White
Accessories - Essentials Wooden Elements, Motex label maker & tape
Tools - Brayer, Multipurpose Liquid Glue


  1. Thanks for the info on the Grunge connection Alison - I have learnt something new today!
    Love how you created the plaid background - the colours are fab.
    Thank you so much for playing along at ATCAS - hope to see you again - Sylvia x

  2. I love the info you shared on the grunge, I love this card, the plain BG and the wood veneer is fab!! Thank you for sharing with ATCAS!!

  3. I never knew that about grunge, Alison, TFS! What an amazing background ... the fine lines over the brayered colours are so cool! Thanks for playing along with ATCAS! Anita :)

  4. Thanks Alison for all of the grunge references and thanks so much for this super card just perfect for our challenge at ATCAS love the background and the wooden embellishments.



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