18 February 2017

Watercolored Dog Roses with New Stamps by Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps

As you may know I am now part of Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps creative team, but today I'm also sharing a new stamp set I had the honor of creating for the company: Floral GreetingsI had the absolute joy to put together this set for Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps that includes two beautiful floral images and a collection of greetings for every occasion!

My card for today is very clean with a striking color palette. I wanted the flowers to stand out more than anything else. I colored them -guiding myself by dog roses pictures- in two tones of pink and decoupaged them to add more dimension.





To create the decoupage effect I stamped the dogrose branch twice to the background and colored the images. I also stamped the flowers on another piece of white cardstock and colored them. I then fussy cut them and adhere them on top of the previously stamped background, offsetting the flowers a bit to make them look fuller. I also added some sparkle to the images with a shimmer spray.


I hope you enjoyed today's post! Make sure to take a minute and stop by the shop to take a closer look to this and other new stamps from our new release at Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps. Have a crafty, happy weekend!


14 February 2017

Valentine's Day Blog Hop & Giveaway + Winner

Happy Valentine's Day! Welcome to our first Valentine's Blog Hop at Graciellie Design. Today the Creative Team and I will be sharing lots of inspiration using our new Love & Friendship stamp collection! We also have an awesome giveaway for you so stay with us 'til the end for a chance to win!



The designers and I have all been creating non-stop throughout the month making projects that include our new stamps, even for fun! Today I'm sharing 2 sets of Valentine's cards I made this year, one of them similar to a design featured last year using stamps from - Love Ya! - and another one to which I added a beautiful verse from - Everlasting Love -. 



These fun 4 x 4" cards are perfect to go along with Valentine's treats. This year I made my son's teachers these fun lollipop "milkshake" arrangements. Classmates will be getting candy bags with custom made tags.

The team too has lots to share with you! Today we are welcoming to the team the talented Agnieska, also known as Chanya13 in the papercrafting world. Make sure to leave a comment on very stop for a chance to win a $14 gift card to the shop. 

Agnieska

Zmorka 

Gayatri

Ginny Maxam
Maria Pilar
Barbara Thompson
Shylaashree

Larissa Pittman


I hope you enjoyed today's post. Before I go, let me thank you for celebrating with us our February Release blog hop! We have picked a winner from all who participated, and the lucky commenter is: 

Helen Gullet


Congratulations! Please email me using the contact tab so you can get your prize!

To all those who didn't win, don't give up! Next time the winner might be you, so take a minute to enjoy the inspiration and leave a comment today. If you can't wait, stop by the shop and take a 10% off using a coupon the designers have for you! This discount can be used as many times as you like and can be shared with friends and family. The designers will be giving away their discount codes on their blogs today.





That's it for now. We'll be back soon with more to share. There's an exciting new release coming and we can't wait for you to see it! Until then, happy crafting.


06 February 2017

DIY Valentine's Gift Ideas with Deco Foil Plus Exclusive Freebie!

It's the cutest month of the year, with oh so many hearts, chocolate and candy and cupids bringing a smile to everyone's faces. That being said, today I have a post full of fun tips and gift ideas for Valentine's day using Deco Foil.




Therm O Web Suppies: 

Deco Foil™ Transfer Sheets • Summer Rainbow
12" Foil Laminator
Deco Foil™ White Foam Adhesive
3D White Foam Squares • Combo Pack
iCraft Adhesive™ Tape • 1/2 in
iCraft Mixed Media Adhesive 2.1 fl oz
Zots™ Roll • Small

Other Supplies: 

Free Digital Confetti Hearts Patterned Paper
Papers: Vellum, acetate, kraft, tissue, patterned scrapbooking paper. Also, corrugated cardboard.
Tools: Scissors, Paper trimmer, die cutting machine, Laser Printer, Heart dies (Large and small), Pillow box die

Other: 7/8" hot pink grossgrain ribbon / Turquoise and pink paper twine / Iridescent thread


These projects were created with some of the new products released at CHA just recently! Be sure to check them out on TOW's website!
A complete step by step tutorial is waiting for you on Therm O Web's blog! Here are some cute and colorful DIY's you might want to check out:


Transparent Mini Tags
Cute Layered Valentine's Cards
Quick Candy Bar Wrapper
Foiled Acetate Pillow Box

I can't wait to hear which gift idea is your favorite! Do leave me a comment here and on TOW's blog letting me know! Plus, I have an exclusive freebie you can use to create these projects!

Thanks for visiting!


Mixed Media Card featuring Lotus Flower by Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps

I've been working on a few mixed media projects behind the scenes. I love to add different textures with simple supplies I already have in my stash. Today's card is a reflection of where my creative mood has been lately.


This beautiful Lotus Flower by Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps was actually digitally stamped. (It is also available as a clear stamp and is currently on SALE here!) I printed the image on a laser printer and foiled it using a laminator with a beautiful Amber Watercolor Deco Foil transfer sheet. Once the image is foiled it will allow you to play with resist techniques since it works just as an embossing powder would. I went ahead and painted the flowers with Colorbox pigment inks, picking up the inks with a waterbrush. After the ink dried I added a few accents to the petals using Magenta and Pink Pan Pastel, applying it directly with my fingers. To soften and add a subtle shimmer to the images I applied a tad bit of Metallic Silver Pan Pastel too.


To make the flowers stand out I fussy cut them and adhered them to a very textured background. It may not show as much but there's a stenciled clear embossing paste pattern to which I added iredescent glitter. Additional textured on the corners of the card was created with drywall joint tape which I also colored with some Pan Pastel. I added depth to the background with a few splashes of Distress Ink Sprays. Finishing touches include foil washi tape and rhinestones from Eyelet Outlet, a die cut piece, ribbon and pape twine!

I hope you enjoyed today's post! This and many other sets including a background stamp I designed for Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps and on sale now (50% off)! Do stop by the shop and grab your favorites... Sale will be up while supplies last and these sets will be gone for good!

For more inspiration visit SNSS blog, where you'll find not only this card being featured today but also many, many more cards and bible journaling creative post by the design team (a super talented group of ladies)!

Thanks so much for stopping by. For more ideas on how to use foil on your cards check out my second post of the day here.


01 February 2017

New Stamp Release + Giveaway!
-Introducing our new Creative Team-

Welcome to Graciellie Design's first stamp release for 2017! We are so glad you're here! Today we are starting off with not only new stamp sets but also a new team of designers that will make your day with the beautiful projects they have made for you!

This new release includes 4 brand new sets with inspiring images and sentiments that you can resize, recolor, foil, decoupage and much, much more! As you follow along today's blog hop you will have a chance to see each of our new stamps used in creative ways. I know you will be inspired by the designer's project ideas.

Today I'm using stamps from -You are Loved-. I couldn't resist foiling this romantic rose on vellum. To give the card a soft contrast I used one of the new watercolor Deco Foil, that actually has different tones of lilac and purple allowing the image to really glow and stand out. I colored the back of the vellum with magenta using a Spectrum Noir alcohol marker.

The sentiment was also foiled on white opaline cardstock, letting it be framed by the vellum stamped flowers for a striking effect. Though this card is monochromatic, it has a beautiful contrast thanks to all the different tones of purples and pinks the foil reflects.




We have a giveaway for 1 lucky winner! 

All you need to do is leave a comment on each of the stops on the blog hop for a chance to win a $13 gift certificate to the shop! Make sure to follow each of the girls as we will continue to share ideas and inspiration in the near future.

Zmorka 
Ginny Maxam
Maria Pilar
Larissa Pittman
Barbara Thompson
Shylaashree
Gayatri




Can't wait to hear your thoughts on our new release and read your comments on our new creative team's blogs! We are happy to let you know that there is more to come very soon, so stay tuned.

Winners will be announced on our Valentine's Blog Hop on February 14th. Be sure to follow us so you don't miss out. We invite you to come take a closer look at our new stamps HERE, and join the conversation on social media using #gracielliedesign.

Until next time!

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