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More Inspiration: August Stamp Release
- And our Giveaway Winner! -

It's finally time for our inspiration blog hop! Today we have more project ideas using our new August stamp release. If you haven't had a chance to visit our shop and check out our collection click HERE. To all of you who have been part of our celebration,our designers and followers -old and new-, thanks for making of this new release a success!

My card for today features yet again one of my favorite stamp sets from the new collection: Sent with a Prayer. I am using again the leaf images as embellishments (printed and foiled on acetate), thanks to the help of a Samsung laser printer, a Mini Minc machine and Deco foil transfer sheets. The sentiment from the same stamp set was printed and then foiled with matte black Deco Foil to add even more contrast against the brown cardstock.

I layered all the elements on this design on a vintage patterned paper panel, that I aged even more applying ink sprays in Vintage Photo, Peeled Paint and also some Pan Pastel in Titanium White. I also used DecoArt Media white crackle paint on the flowers and then I watered it down a bit to add some droplets to the flowers and part of the card panel.

The flowers, laces, ribbons and twine from May Arts Ribbon gave lots of texture to this Fall inspired card. I also added pieces of a stunning vintage washi tape from the Eyelet Outlet here and there. Other embellishments such as the gold buttons, big pearls and wood clip finish the look of the flower cluster. I foiled the metal gear embellishment using Deco Foil Adhesive Pen and a piece of Deco Foil transfer sheet to match the gold on the leaves.

I hope you are inspired by the array of projects the designers have prepared for you today. Follow the links below to check out how they used the new stamps from this month's release!

Make sure to leave a comment on every stop! If you love what you see be sure to subscribe by email to the designers and to this blog so you don't miss a thing!

And of course, I cannot go without announcing first our giveaway WINNER from our August 1st blog hop. The winner of a new stamp set of their choice plus the new Black & White Patterns Paper Pack is: Marty Fishman. Congratulations! Please use the contact form to get in touch and I will send out your prize!

If you didn't win and you love our stamps, what are you waiting for? Come over to the shop and get our new stamps today (available individually and as a bundle)! Click HERE to check out the entire collection.

Need more inspiration? Visit our idea gallery using Graciellie Design digital stamps here.

Sharing with: Dies R Us - Doily and/or Lace / Petal Lu - AG / Stempelgarten - Flowers & Plants / Happy Little Stampers - August Mixed Media Challenge / Inkspirational - Patterned Paper / Mod Squad Challenge - Sew easy / A Gem of a Challenge - Buttons & Bows / Love 2 Create - AG / Mixed Media / Creative Artiste - AG Mixed Media / Crafting with an Attitude - AG / Add a Sentiment / Sisterhood of Crafters - Close to Nature / Crafty Addicts - AG/Friends / SSS Wednesday Challenge - Go Wild / WordArt Wednesday - AG / HOC - Use Twine / Great Impressions - AG


  1. Congratulations to the winner! Great new sets, Gracie!

  2. Absolutely stunning creation Gracie! Love all the wonderful vintage detail! Thanks so much for playing in our ‘Doily and/or Lace’ challenge at Dies R Us! Please come back again soon!

    Darlene (DRU Blog Leader)
    DAR’S CRAFTY CREATIONS Please come for a visit.

  3. Gorgeous as always, Gracie! Still haven't a clue as to HOW you get so many fabulous accents on to one card, but you are a Master at it! Please be sure to link back to the Mod Squad Blog to be eligible for a prize and Thanks so much for playing along with us at The Mod Squad Challenge Donna, Challenge Host.

  4. Fabulous design, Gracie. I love all the texture and dimension and what you are doing with you release stamps. Thanks so much for sharing with us at Dies R Us Challenge Blog. We look forward to seeing more of your designs.
    DRU DT A

  5. I love your card - it is stunning! You use so many techniques that I would love to try! Your stamp sets are amazing and I want to THANK YOU for choosing me as the winner of your give-away!!! I AM SO EXCITED - thank you so much! I can't wait to try out your stamp sets and papers!!!!!

  6. A really gorgeous card Gracie with so much detail! Love the foiled leaves!

  7. Wow! Your card is stunning! Thank you for sharing with us at The Sisterhood of Crafters.

  8. Beautifully created with gorgeous details! Thank you for joining our doily/lace challenge at Dies R Us.
    Diane DRU DT

  9. Wow, what a beautiful creation, Gracie! All of the details are awesome! Thanks for participating in our Stempelgarten Challenge.
    Kind regards,

  10. Beautiful make thanks for playing at agoac

  11. this is gorgeous!! thank you for playing along with us at simon says stamp wednesday challenge!

  12. Gorgeous mixed media Card... Thank you so much for entering our challenge over at Creative Artiste Mixed Media Challenge Blog, we hope to see you join in again...

    Hugs Rhonda DT & Owner

  13. Gorgeous, lovely, stunning! Thanks for joining in with us over at WeLove2Create challenge this week xx

  14. Such a stunning card. Gorgeous color combo and design. Thanks for joining the Sisterhood's "Close to Nature" challenge.

  15. Fabulously embellished.
    Thank you for joining us at Inkspirational Challenges.

  16. This is so beautiful ... so much detail. Thank you for playing along with the Happy Little Stampers Mixed Media challenge xx

  17. So beautiful! Love those flowers!! Thanks for joining us at Great Impressions!


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