21 October 2017

Get a Watercolored Effect with Inks - Gina K. Designs Foil-Mates, Inks and Deco Foil

Happy Saturday! Today I want to show you how to expand the new Premium Dye Ink cubes using them to watercolor Foil-Mates Backgrounds to create fun and colorful cards!

I have a complete step by step tutorial on Therm O Web's blog. Click here to learn how to create this faux watercolored backgrounds. 

I'll be back on Monday with a new tutorial using Deco Foil, so make sure to subscribe to my newsletter to be on the know! That's all for now. See you soon!

16 October 2017

Negative Watercoloring & Splattered Foil - Video Tutorial, Blog Hop + Winners!

When I think I can't stretch my craft and art supplies any further, I find myself playing and creating fun new things I had not thought of before! Today I'm sharing a mini video tutorial with quick tips on how to create this negative watercolored background with yummy, detailed splattered foil! 

Supplies used:
Amazing Things Rubber Stamp Set
Acrylic Stamping Block
Passionate Pink Premium Dye Ink
Cryogen White Cardstock
Marie's Watercolors in Rose and Gamboge
Medium and Fine tip Water Brushes
Deco Foil Adhesive Pen
Wild Dandelion Deco Foil
Westcott 12" Titanium Bonded Paper Trimmer

This card might as well be one of my favorites... I just enjoy painting backgrounds so much and I love the negative watercoloring using these two colors! Such an inspirational stamp set surely needs a colorful canvas to complete its sentiments!

I'm not sure how the foil splatter came about... This watercolored background was very instinctive and it was such a natural process for me. I usually like to splatter watercolor to add an organic touch to my watercolor washes so I guess somehow I thought splattering foil would work -and it did. I love how that yellow foil matches the Gamboge Yellow on the background and at the same time breaks the monotony of what would have been a simple watercolor wash adding texture and glimmer!

If you love this kit you might as well want to check out the entire new rubber stamp collection by Graciellie Design for Unity Stamp Company. Today's stamp set is called Amazing Things, and it's one of my favorites! There so many different styles of stamps in this release, from cute to vintage, for Fall and Christmas, and there are lots of florals in it (which is just the way I like it)! Find them all HERE.

More Inspiration
We have more project ideas to share, meaning the design team and I. They have prepared wonderful blog posts and short tutorials that you might enjoy!

Thanks to everyone who joined our giveaways this month, from our new release blog hop to our World Cardmaking Day Celebration on social media. The winners of a 3 pack of new Unity Stamp Company kits by Graciellie Design are: Purple Princess, Joyce Erb and Teresa Godines. Congratulations! Please send me a message through this blog's contact form with your info so Unity can send your prize!

More Giveaways
To those who are new to my YouTube channel, I will be giving away a special gift one of our new subscribers who not just subscribe, but also like, comment and share this new tutorial starting today up until the end of October! (Make sure to do that under today's video.) I will be announcing the winner during our very special November new release blog hop! Stay tuned.

New Bundle Sale
Get our new Magical Collection for only $9. This bundle will be available for a very limited time so make sure to get it soon!

That's all for now. Hope you have a creative week! Remember to tag us on social media #gracielliedesign, @gracielliedesign, #digitalstamps so we see what you have created with our new and not so new stamps! You can find us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. Until next time!

02 October 2017

NEW Unity Stamp Co. Release with Graciellie Design! - Fall/Winter Rubber Stamp Collection + 3 Prizes

We are so excited to announce our new rubber stamp collection with Unity Stamp Company is out! We've been working behind the scenes to create a complete Fall/Winter stamp selection inspired on our digital shop with the purpose of giving traditional stampers the chance to try out our designs. There are 8 new stamp sets available now at Unity Stamp Co. and we are celebrating the ocassion with an amazing blog hop and of course we have lots of prizes for our readers!

Before we go into today's giveaways details, I would love to share the first card I made with my new rubber stamp sets! This is one of my favorite flowers in the collection and I had to play with it right away! This set is called Amazing Things and it includes beautiful inspirational sentiments.

I stamped the flowers in black, using Umbrella Crafts Premium Dye Ink and colored the image with Spectrum Noir Makers Purples and Reds. I fussy cut the images using Westcott's Titanium Bonded Microtip Precision Scissors (my favorite) and Titatium Bonded Hobby Knife.

All of us designers in the team have been following a trend and that is that we love to add extra detail and dimension to our colored images. (You'll see many examples of that today on the hop.) So, what I did is use Mixed Media Adhesive by Therm O Web, applying it on the edges of the petals, and covered it with embossing powder in the same color of the flower. Then I heat set the powder with a heat gun.

These flowers look so nice on their own, all I did to finish of the card was add a matching Wild Lilac panel and a heat embossed sentiment on vellum! Of course what are we without some sparkle? I had to add a few rhinestones too!

Unity Stamp Co. 2017 Collection

Blog Hop & Giveaway

We are giving away 3 prizes, each including 3 of our new rubber stamp sets! To participate visit each blog on the hop and comment the designers cards. Once you're done, come back to the blog and let us know which are your 3 favorite new rubber stamp kits from our new collection by Unity!

Sponsor of the Month: Westcott Brand
Also, besides all of the above the design team is being sponsored by Westcott Brand. They carry the best scissors out there and the one I used on this project is actually my very favorite! Look out for the awesome tutorials the designers will be sharing today and throughout the month on their blogs and social media!

More Freebies... Are you subscribed to my newsletter? The first 50 new subscribers that enter their email to my newsletter and confirm my subscription email will receive a beautiful Christmas digital stamp set in their email -on the house- (smile)! So make sure you subscribe to my blog today!

27 September 2017

Shadow Stenciling with Deco Foil using a new TCW Stencil + Giveaway & Challenge

I'm glad to be back with a new tutorial for The Crafter's Workshop. I've been playing with lots of new stencil designs TCW sent me, trying out techniques and having fun! Today I'll be showing you how to create a shadow stenciled background with inks and Deco Foil!

Products used for this post were sent by TCW Stencils and Therm O Web.
 Nevertheless, all opinions shared here are my own.

Another great thing about today's post is that I'll be sharing my card with the Word Art Wednesday Challenge together with my dear friend Karen Letchworth and many other talented designers. I am sponsoring a prize this time and all you need to do for a chance to win is join their challenge! It is always anything goes and it runs for 2 weeks, so I'm sure you'll find time to join the fun!

If you like this card be sure to stop by TCW Stencils Blog for the step by step tutorial! This background really only takes 3 to 4 steps to make and who doesn't love a beautiful foil finished card? Leave me a comment letting me know what you think about this shadow effect technique using Deco Foil! Oh, and what do you think about this beautiful new stencil, huh? It's called Celtic Design and it is available in 6 x 6" and 12 x 12" (which tempts me to try out a canvas)!

I went for a copper and teal color combination for this card and I think the softness of the colors and the elegance of the foil go very well with this week's verse at Word Art Wednesday! The verse is free for you, just visit WAW's blog to download it. As for the florals, those are from a new digital stamp set called This Season, available on my Etsy shop today.

That's it for now. Don't forget to enter your card to WAW's Challenge for a chance to win a prize to my digital shop! Reshare today's post on social media so your friends can check out this tutorial too!

21 September 2017

What to do with Scraps? Clean & Simple card with Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps

Ever wonder what to do with all those white cardstock scraps? Well, today I have a floral notecard made with just scraps that I used to stamp floral images from the set Scribble Flowers from Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps.

I stamped a bunch of images on scraps of white cardstock and colored them with Zig Markers and a waterbrush to give them a quick watercolored effect. To add some details I scribbled following the design of the images using an oil based marker in gold. I adhered all the images to a simple white card base to which I added a gold border using the same marker used before. And there you go, a quick and pretty card is ready! 

This kind of card is super practical but pretty and it truly saves you time if you stamp as many white scraps of paper you have color them and save them on a basket, ready to be used on a project. This tip comes in handy especially when there's not much time and you need to send a card as soon as possible!

That's all for today. Until next time!

14 September 2017

Quick and Easy Artsy Card with The Crafter's Workshop

Time can be a big factor when you're trying to create something so today I have a quick and easy technique to personalize your notecards using the new Crazy Waves Stencil from The Crafter's Workshop and some of their amazing mixed media products!

I'm sharing all the steps of the process of making this card today on TCW's blog. Click here to check it out! You'll also find the details of all the supplies used!

Let me know on the comments what you think about this technique? The stencil's design has a lot to do with how easy this card is to put together. TCW has some great designs that will make your creative process easy, especially when you're looking into creating quick and easy cards! Thanks so much for stopping by! Until next time.

13 September 2017

Unicorn Wishes Card Set - New Stamps & SVG's + Giveaway!

Yay! It's time for a new release at Graciellie Design. We had a few date changes this month, but I assure you it's only because of many exciting things coming very soon! Today we have 4 new stamp sets and 1 coordinating SVG set, that are available now on the shop. The design team is sharing truly amazing samples and we are having a blog hop and giveaway to celebrate!

Our design team has been sharing some lovely classic cards and they inspired me to go back to basics and make this card set. I used the new Unicorn Wishes Stamp Set and SVG set. I am loving the unicorn trend and these cards remind me of all the beautiful stationery papers I collected when I was around 10 years old.

I cut the unicorn SVGs on my Cricut Explore Air from Aquamarine Mica/Metallic 105# cardstock from Paper Temptress' Magnolia Dreams Collection. They were really easy to cut, since I created them in a way that they wouldn't give your machine any trouble. Also, the metallic cardstock I used works great with these SVGs!

I layered different patterned papers from DCWV's Fairytale Dreams paper pack -including some beautiful glittery cardstocks- using different stitched dies from Gina K. Designs for Therm O Web. I even used the pink patterned paper to print my sentiments. I finished off the cards with white grossgrain ribbon from Paper Temptress and crinkle ribbon from Tim Holtz and embellished both with a stunning flower sticker rhinestone from the Eyelet Outlet.

Blog Hop & Giveaway
I think the pastel colors look beautiful together and the give the cards a dreamy, nostalgic look! I hope you enjoyed seeing these projects and that they inspire you to create some unicorn cards yourself! But wait, there is more to share today, so follow the list below to see what our DT created with the new stamp collection! Comment on each stop for a chance to win a $10 coupon to the shop!

That's all for now. Before you go click here and visit our shop and take a closer look to our new collection! Until next time!

11 September 2017

Part 2: Crackle Foiled Leaves with Therm O Web - Video Tutorial

It's time for a new tutorial with Therm O Web and today I have a second alternative you can use to create a crackle foiled effect for your Fall projects. This tutorial comes with a video so you can easily follow the process with me. 

I've been enjoying using Deco Foil in creative ways lately and I love the effect it gave the leaves on this project! It really looks very organic and the way all the colors shine through is just perfect for Fall.

Tutorial & Supplies
Find the complete list of supplies used to create this project on Therm O Web's blog! There you will find more close-up pictures and more inspiration from their daily project ideas. That's all for now. Until next time!

07 September 2017

Stamped & Stenciled Cards with Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps

It's Gracie from Graciellie Design with a new cardmaking idea to share. I'm saying good-bye to Summer with a set of colorful stamped and stenciled cards. I had lots of fun making these so I'm happy to be sharing them with you today!

I started out by picking my color palette. I wanted to go for a bright and unique color combo and that is how my first card came to life in yellow and green. I stenciled the backgrounds with a TCW Distressed Details stencil using mostly ink. I did stencil a few patterns with TCW heavy body acrylic paint in yellow and silver metallic.

I stamped and colored the flowers from Mason Jar Bouquet Clear Stamp Set with Spectrum Noir markers and then added a stamped banner with the sentiment. This is a one layered card. I didn't add card panels at all and that is why I love these designs so much. If you use a nice cardstock you are able to add lots of ink and paint layers, but of course make sure to use as little medum as possible.

My second card came about as a consequence of the first one. I thought I should make another card using also yellow and so I combined it with hot pink. I tried to follow the same stencil design I had added to the first one, which is not precisely simple, but I was able to achieve the same look with a similiar stenciling.

Making these cards lifted my spirit on a very hard day, so I hope I they can also cheer you up and inspire you to create something pretty today! Until next time.

05 September 2017

Video Tutorial & Freebie: Crackle Foiled Leaves with Deco Foil

I'm back with a new video tutorial for Therm O Web! First of all thanks SO much for all the likes and reshares on my Mottled Foil tutorial! I'm excited to hear so many of you are trying out the technique! Today I have a great and easy idea to create crackle foiled leaves for your Fall projects. I have a free printable to make it easier for you too!

There is a complete list of supplies on Therm O Web's blog with links to the shop so you can check out what I used to make this project. While you're there, don't forget to download today's freebie that you can find in the end of my post.

That's all for now. I will be back soon with more Fall project ideas with Deco Foil! Leave me a comment and let me know what you will be making with this technique. Until next time.

01 September 2017

Did you hear? We're having an awesome Labor Day Sale!

That's right, starting today thru the 14th, you will get 30% off our new stamp bundles, which include some of everyone's favorite sets!

Plus, we decided to add many other individual sets with a 50% off (while supplies last)! So hurry and visit the shop today and grab your favorite stamps!

We have inspiration for you as always! Here are just some of the many amazing cards the design team will be sharing today throughout blogland and social media. Make sure to follow us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter so you don't miss any new project idea!

There's so much more to come this month but starting the month off with a sale feels refreshing and brings a happy mood to all of us at Graciellie Design, since we know you will love the low prices of our new bundles and select stamp sets!

Until next time!

24 August 2017

Unicorn Card with TCW - Magical Tutorial with lots of Sparkle & Color

I'm sharing a magical tutorial today with The Crafter's Workshop. A unicorn stenciled and foiled card with lots of color and sparkle. I love stencils and the depth they add to projects and today you'll see how only one stencil gives you so much interest.

I'll be showing you how to make a two toned foiled pattern with TCW Harlequin stencil using Deco Foil Transfer Gel. This is going to be fun, I can assure you and the best part is that you will be able to make a project just like this to if you follow the tutorial.

Check out the complete step by step tutorial on The Crafter's Workshop blog. Leave me a comment on TCW blog letting me know what you favorite texture or element on this card is. Do you love the watercolors? The foiled effect? The glitter on the magical unicorn?

Thanks so much for stopping by. Now follow me to TCW blog and check out all the details to today's project!