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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!

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Fresh & Fruity with Sunny Studio Stamps – Fun Summer Card Ideas –

Summer crafts can be so fun, especially with the sweet images from Sunny Studio Stamps. Today I’m sharing 3 cards I created with stamps from the set Fresh & Fruity… It’s so fun and versatile! My favorite thing about these stamps is all the options you get so you can add little faces and other details to your images.

I created patterned backgrounds with the fun fruit images which I heat embossed in glitter gold and white. I went for an ombre look on 2 cards and I decided to watercolor the strawberries on my first card with distress inks. I also foiled the edges on my second card and discover the Thermoweb’s Champagne transfer foil matches perfectly the tone of gold on Clearsnap’s Glitter Gold embossing powder.

Sunny Studio Stamps has a brand new release and I already picked my favorites! They also have fun, versatile dies that go along perfect with their sweet stamps. Make sure you head to their blog (that will be featuring my cards today) and shop to check out their collection. If you stop by the blog I invite you to leave Mendi (the designer behind all these sweet stamps) a comment too!

That’s it for now. Hope you are enjoying your Summer so far! Until next time… Stay crafty.

Sharing with: SSS Wednesday Challenge – AG / HIMCR – Christmas Colors / Your Next Stamp – Color Challenge / HOC – Food, Drinks, Colors /
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Splashes of Color + Winner Spray Inks & Digital Stamps

Thanks to all who joined our second stamp release last week! We always love reading your comments and learning which new digital stamp sets are your favorite! Our giveaway winner has been picked… The lucky commenter who won a new stamp set of her choice is: Pamellia. Congratulations! Please use the contact form to claim your prize.

Today I also have a new fun and really easy technique using digital stamps, that gives a black and white image a splash of color and a watercolor effect that only takes a minute to create!

All these cards were made using new stamp sets from our March release: Dear Friend, Dream, and Patience. All three sets include gorgeous floral images that can be customized, so I resized them and printed them at around 10 cm. wide on white cardstock and cut each image to fit an A2 card. Next I sprayed each piece with ink sprays, layering at least two different colors. Tip: I used a regular inkjet printer for these cards so I used a heat gun to dry the ink spray right away to avoid any ink smudging. Still I found that the prints resisted the sprays quite well!

To finish the cards I added a few pearls and rhinestones and mounted the colored layers to coordinating card bases. The splashes of color gave these CAS cards a mixed media touch! Best of all, they are super fast to make and mass produce! It is really an easy way of creating unique cards -and, they are easy to mail too!-.

Hope you found a bit of inspiration today on how to expand your Graciellie Design digital stamps. I invite you to stop by the shop today and get a few of these florals to play with! Remember to subscribe to my blog’s newsletter and to follow me on social media to be the first to know about our giveaways and new products.

I’ll be back soon with more tutorials and a new series that I think you’ll enjoy! Until then, happy crafting.

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Patterned Christmas Wishes

This week’s challenge at Classy Cards ‘n Such is focused on Christmas Wrappings. I went for a CAS, window card.

I started out by printing two digital patterned paper on Pearl White Linen. Then I cut the papers equally and then die cut a window on one of the layers, using Spellbinders Fancy Label Tags Two. I mounted the die cut layer on top of the other patterned piece using foam adhesive. Next I adhered a piece of Scor-Pal, 8 1/2″ x 11″ Double sided adhesive sheet to a piece of cardstock. I removed the backing and added a mix of Crystal Ice and Green Nugget glitters from Sparkle ‘n Sprinkle. I adhered it to the center of the window with foam tape.

I stamped and heat embossed a sentiment from Hero Arts Friends are Treasures stamp set on  Heavyweight Vellum, using Silver Detail embossing powder. I added the vellum banner across the center of the window and tucked the ends, adhering them to the back of the layers with 1/2″ Scor-Tape.

Finally I attached the layers with Scor-tape to a white card base I die cut with Spellbinders A2 Matting Basics A. I also embellished the vellum banner with three Baby Rhinestones – Silver.

Hope you enjoyed seeing my card. Thanks so much for stopping by today!

I’d like to submit my card to:
Frilly Fun – Mod Squad Challenge

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Watercolor Blessings

Today I am sharing a card I made with some gorgeous products from Classy Cards ‘n Such. It’s an autumnal watercolored card, with a wonderful verse embossed on vellum. Watercoloring is very relaxing. I had not made a watercolored card in a while so I enjoyed making this card a lot!

I started off by heat embossing in white some pears from Inky Antics’ Holy Spirit’s Fruit stamp set. I stamped the images trying to create an opened frame.

Then I painted the pears with Faber Castell watercolor pencils. I usually don’t color directly on the image, instead I color on a scrap piece of paper, and just pick up the colors with a wet brush, that way I don’t leave pencil traces on my final image. I used various tones of greens and browns to achieve these shades.

Once done, I went ahead and die cut the colored piece of cardstock with Spellbinders A2 Matting Basics A. The die cutting and embossing helps flatten the cardstock, I should add.

Next I heat embossed in Gold Detail a verse from the same stamp set on Heavyweight Vellum. I added the vellum across the watercolored layer, horizontally, and tucked the ends on the back.

Finally I mounted the colored layer on a leather textured card base, in sand beige, which matches the tones of the pears perfectly. To complete my design I added some Baby Pearls – LeCreme on each corner of the vellum layer.

I hope you feel inspired by seeing my card. I invite you to try out this technique, it’s one of my favorites. Remember that all the supplies used are listed above. For more please visit Classy Cards ‘n Such store!

Thanks for your visit!

I’d like to submit my card to:
Vellum – Addicted to CAS

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Summer Fun – HIMCR #156

Hello! It’s the first Saturday of the month and that means it’s time for a color challenge at Hiding in my Craft Room: Think Summer!
 Our sponsor is:
Sami Stamps is giving away a 
$12 certificate to a lucky winner!
I had the chance to use one of their lovely stamps and made an exception using colors that don’t belong to my personal color palette to create a super fun summer card.

I hope you like this CAS summer card and feel inspired to join our weekly challenge. Visit Hiding in my Craft Room to link up your project!

Thanks for your visit.


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CAS mini

Hello there! If  you read my previous post then you know that this is my second mini card for the day. I thought I’d give a twist to the design of my second mini and so I went CAS. I stamped a lovely bouquet and colored it with alcohol markers.  It looks like the bouquet is floating, hanging from a corner. I colored it with vibrant tones to create a nice contrast.

So pretty! Really like it. If you’ve followed my blog for a while you know that I enjoy CAS too, and here is the proof… lol

I hope you liked my second mini card! I will be back tomorrow with a new card for Hiding in my Craft Room DT (hint: it’s also CAS).

A little reminder to my blog friends: Now you can ‘Join this Site’ and add my blog to your reading list if you wish (check sidebar).

This card is participating in:
Marvelous Mini – Mod Squad  
Float – Casology 
Cards that move / Anything Goes – Dazzling Diva
Anything Goes – Word Art Wednesday  
Big Blooms – Sweet ‘n Sassy

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The Card Concept Winner

Hello everyone! I am not so excited today because of so much back pain… GOODNESS! But there´s always a good reason to get up. I really wanted to come here and share with you some good news. Today I was picked a Winner on the Card Concept Blog by one of the designers: Ardith. THANK YOU Ardith! I really needed this motivation today.

This is the winner card:

 

 I appreciate the DT’s encouraging comments, and also the wonderful girls’ comments that were before and after my participating cards, some of them are my bloggy friends now.
 

Some other good news that Blogger vanished from my entries and that had to be published yesterday, is that I won random on two other blogs, the first one: Sweet & Sassy Stamps. I absolutely love their stamps and I am so pleased that I won, I could pick up some goodies I had on my wish list!!! And then another prize at DisDigi Designs, a voucher for Marker Pop store. I didn’t know this place but they have an amazing variety of crafty things and amazing low prize dies (Xcut dies). Really, go check them out! I preordered some new dies that aren’t in the market yet, so that should arrive on my birthday (on May, JAJAJAJAJAJAJAJAJA). I have to be patient, my purchases ship twice, first to Florida and then to my country. 

So I guess my luck is improving, lol. And I am about to get a little prize from Avocado Stamps that I won on the Season’s Blog Hop (remember that one?). To know about that click here.

I am planning some projects, I hope I can post them soon. Have a great day. Thanks so much for stopping by.

Remember you too could win some blog candy:

Giveaway! Even better than Valentine´s treats are blog candies don’t you think! Today you have the opportunity to win one of my favorite digital paper sets from Shery K. Designs. These are great quality papers that you can print endlessly at home. Each paper measures 12 x 12 inch. You may recall that I use the vintage handwriting paper frequently. This set is one of my very favorites. 

Shery has been so kind and she is sponsoring this giveaway. If you would like to see more of her designs please visit her shop, at Shery K. Designs

To participate go to my Valentine’s blog post, click here: Valentine’s Mini Paperpad and a GIVEAWAY.