26 November 2015

Distressed Foil Christmas Cards
- Tutorials using Deco Foil -

Early this year I discover the beauty that is metallic foiling. Projects seem to come to life when a foil detailed is added and they just look stunning and elegant! Today I have to show you not one but two different projects and tutorials using Thermoweb's iCraft Deco Foil Transfer Sheets and adhesives, featuring a technique I came up with to create a distressed look on your cards.

For my first card, I foil distressed poinsettias. I also went ahead and worked with foil on foam die cuts. Learn how I made this colorful clean and layered card here.



For my second card I layered two different Deco Foil sheets to give the distressed background depth and interest. I ended up applying foil to the word bead too! Learn how I made this card here.



I hope you liked today's cards and that you found the tutorials helpful! A complete list of supplies is included in my tutorials here. Remember to like my tutorial guides by clicking on the little heart on each of their covers, which will let me know that you enjoyed them!

For more inspiration, tips and ideas using Decofoil make sure you visit Thermoweb's blog, where you will find tons of projects using it in many different ways and using diverse techniques!

Thanks so much for stopping by! Have a fabulous weekend!

Sharing with: Mod Squad Challenge - Christmas Floral / Stampavie & more - Snowflakes / Creatalicious Challenges - Merry Christmas / SSS - WIW Holiday Card / SSS Wednesday Challenge - AG / DoubleClick Skittles - Christmas Holiday Challenge / Docerela - AG

20 November 2015

Fun Fridays by Graciellie Design
Sharing fun new techniques & tutorials

You would think I am exclusively and totally devoted to classy & elegant styled cardmaking, but the reality is I also love every other style there is! That's why I thought it would be great to open a segment where I could share fun, colorful and playful designs with you! My Fun Friday cards are only going to be shared on my social media. So don't miss out and make sure you follow me on Instagram, Facebook, Flckr & Twitter, to be the first to check out every new project & tutorial I share.

Here are some cards I've been sharing recently, two of which have a fun tutorial!




There you go! I hope you are inspired by this new segment! It felt like the perfect alternative to share even more of my craft with you! Thanks for stopping by.

19 November 2015

A Blessed Thanksgiving to You
Fall inspired card with deco foil

Today I'm sharing a very layered  Thanksgiving card, in Fall colors and with lots of little leaves in different colors and even some gold foiled ones.


I used a beautiful Fall themed paper pad from my stash that had just the perfect tones and patterns for this card. I have been planning this card for a week or two now, so I am glad with how it turned out! I die cut many, many tiny leaves from Impression Obsession from white cardstock, sponged them with Distress Inks in Vintage photo, Old Paper and Peeled Paint and sprayed them with Sheer Shimmer Sparkle Spritz from Imagine Crafts. I die cut other leaves with adhesive sheet and foiled them with iCraft Decofoil in Gold.


I layered a few other beautiful dies from Spellbinders and Poppystamps and added a piece of gold ribbon and glittered gold lace to finish off my design.

I hope you are inspired by today's post! Thanks for stopping by!

Sharing with: Poppystamps - Home for the Holidays / SSS Monday - Thanks or Thanksgiving / Dies R Us - Thankful /


04 November 2015

Joy, Leaves & Glitter
window christmas card

Branches hanging showcasing different tones of leaves can't be prettier! I thought I'd use this idea, usually found on Fall scenes -and cards- and translate it to a Christmas card. I was inspired by a fun sketch by Latina Crafter and though my take isn't as literal I did try to work with all the elements on it.



This card has a lot of elements, but I tried to balance their arrangement using different tones of green, gold, and adding touches of brown here and there. The card's background started off with lots of foliage stamping in very light beige and brown and even some clear heat embossing. I used the largest stamp from my new kit Blossoms & Blessings by Unity Stamp Co. to create hanging branches from the top of the white background. Then I added gold holiday winterberries and cut leaves from a green botanical stem. I also wrapped linen thread around the top to add a rustic touch. Finally I carefully sprayed green ink to finish the background.



The window die cut is decorated with different kinds of leaves -in different tones of gold and green-, white shimmery poinsettias, pearls and rhinestones. Finally I heat embossed a sentiment in gold on vellum, using a pretty sentiment from the Jingly, Jolly Joys stamp kit by Unity Stamp Co.

Oh, if you are wondering about the sparkly card base, all I did was attach double sided adhesive to the edge and add clear glitter! I did the same thing with the strip under the sentiment.

Thanks so much for stopping by. I hope you liked today's post!

Sharing with: Latina Crafter - Sketch #53 / Poppystamps - Home for the Holidays / Memory Box - Glitter / The Paper Girls - Stamps / Word Art Wednesday - AG / Cuttlebug Mania - Trees / Retarte - Anything Goes / One Crazy Stamper - Winter or Christmas / The Glory of Christmas - Glitter or Shine / SSS Monday - So Glossy / 

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