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Showing posts from February, 2016

Simply Layered Spring Cards
- Enhancing Die Cuts with Jewels -

Sometimes all you need is an elegant, simply layered card. But there's always that moment when you think your design is missing something. I always find jewels, pearls and rhinestones add the perfect finishing touch to any card, even simple designs. Today's cards are the perfect example.

Main Supplies:
Stamps - Graciellie Design: Believe Digital Stamp Set / Sending Blessings Digital Stamp Set
Dies - Spellbinders: A2 Matting Basics A / A2 Valiant Honor / Elegant Ovals / Majestic Oval / Classic Ovals Small. Marianne Designs: Vintage Butterfly. ODBD: Fancy Frillitary/ Vintage Flourish Pattern / Fancy Foliage.
Embellishments - Eyelet Outlet: 12mm Jewel Bling - Clear Edge / 12mm Bling Jewels - Champagne / Bling Sheets - 100 Sheet - Multi Sizes / Jewel Multi Size Bling - 100 Count / Glitter Silver Dot Washi Tape
Paper - ODBD: Shabby Rose Collection, Heart and Soul Collection

I worked with the same layering on both cards, varying only the colors, patterned papers and sentiments. As y…

Creating Backgrounds with Digital Stamps
- Botanical Friendship Card -

Digital stamps can be used in so many ways! Today I used an image from my new stamp set Hope to create a lace motif background for my card front and even a coordinating layer for the inside of the card.

Main Supplies:
Stamps - Hope digital stamp set, Love digital stamp set by Graciellie Design
Dies - Spellbinders: A2 Matting Basics A, Victoria Accents, Butterflies 2 / Cheery Lynn Designs: English Tea Party Doily / Poppystamps: Holiday Winterberries / Memory Box: Botanical Stem / Heartfelt Creations: Botanical Wings
Frantage Embossing Enamel in Shabby Pink
Miscelaneous - Inkjet printer / Fused Pearl beads / Pearl stamens / Leather textured cardstock in white, cream, light brown / Embossed paper in green / Air dry clay heart / Pearl stickers / Gold button / Ink applicator / Brown inks / Acrylic paint / Brush

Update: You can edit this background using the online program PicMonkey ("add your own overlay"). You can also recolor and resize the background's format on Microsoft Wo…

Soft Shabby Chic Birthday Card
- Mixing Textures & Embellishments -

Adding various textures and embellishments is an essential part of a shabby chic design. All the different elements contribute to the dimension of the card and there is almost no limit as too how much you can add to it. Today I'm sharing a birthday card and a few tips and tricks I follow when creating a mixed media card like this.

Main Supplies
Die Cuts - Spellbinders: Elegant Ovals, Classic Ovals Small, A2 Scalloped Borders One, A2 Valiant Honor / Our Daily Bread Designs: Angel Wings, Fancy Foliage
Stamps - Graciellie Design: Sending Blessings Digital Stamp Set
Paper - Our Daily Bread Designs: Shabby Rose Collection
Ranger: Dried Marigold re-inker, Mini Mister, Blending Tool, Old Paper Distress Ink, Spun Sugar Distress Ink, Idea-ology Crinkle Ribbon
Dreamweaver Pearlescent Embossing Paste
SU Rhinestones
Miscelaneous - Resin heart, wood bird embellishment, pearl flower stamens, 2" white lace, 6/8" iridiscent lace, tulle, white acrylic paint, brush, Leather textured cardstock i…

Winner + Video Tutorial
- Foiling & Heat Embossing Digital Images -

Today we are announcing the winners of our Graciellie Design Shop Blog Hop. Thanks to all who stopped by to check out the new February release and thanks also to those who participated leaving a comment in every stop. The winners are:

From Lisa's blog: DonnaFebruary 2, 2016 at 4:53 PM
Gorgeous cards Lisa, I just love Graciellies work and her digital. I would use her images for special occasion cards and for cancer patients that I send to. Take care, Donna

From Tenia's blog: Joyce Erb said...
Cool card! Love the vellum overlay. I would make cards
February 1, 2016 at 1:27 PM
From Samra's blog: Carrie SheridanFebruary 4, 2016 at 6:44 PM Both of your cards are beautiful! Gracie has done such a lovely job with her digi sets, and you have displayed them so well in your creations! I would use Gracie's digis to make cards.
I just became a follower of your lovely blog and would be honored if you joined mine as well:

There was a second giveaway

Graciellie Design Blog Hop & Giveaway
- Heat embossing Digital Stamps -

Today some dear friends from the papercrafting community have joined me to celebrate the relaunch of Graciellie Design’s Digital Shop. I am glad to let you know that starting today you can find new digital stamp sets on my shop designed for cardmaking, scrapbooking, journaling, mixed media and even home decor. Today I’m sharing a card using two of my ten new stamp sets:

For my first card I printed and colored and sprayed with a shimmer mist the flowers on white cardstock and printed and heat embossed the sentiment on vellum to create a banner. The die cuts and colors framed the stamps nicely.

For my second card I made the heart stamp the card's focal point printing and heat embossing it on vellum with gold glitter embossing powder. I also printed a sentiment on white cardstock and sprayed it with shimmer mist and created a little cluster with banners, hearts and other small embellishments.

Playing with this beautiful images was a treat. They are really versatile and fun to work w…