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TAKE A BREAK CARD TUTORIAL WITH Deco foil, SPECTRUM NOIR & GRACIELLIE DESIGN DIGITAL FLORAl STAMPS AND PAPERS

Hello there! Gracie here… Welcome to a brand new digital stamp (and paper) release! We’re excited you’re here! We’re extra happy to share the new You Go Girl Digital Stamp Set and the Botanical Dream Digital Patterned Paper Pack… Swoon! Shop all our new digital sets HERE.

My card for today was such a joy to make! I have to confess this is my first slim card ever and I totally understand now what all the hype is… Wow… It really is such a beautiful size to work with on card designs! I worked with Deco Foil and Spectrum Noir markers to create this botanical inspired card. More details below…

It’s Ok to Take a Break Botanical Card Tutorial

I started out by printing our new floral and sentiments on smooth medium weight white cardstock with a laser printer. The images are resizable so it’s easy to plan your design ahead. I set up all the images I want to use on a simple program such as Word and that way I can print everything on one same sheet. (This is my proven no waste printing technique.) The toner a laser printer works with will allow you to foil images on a laminator. I used a Mini Minc to foil the stamps with Gold Deco Foil (which is my favorite foil to use with this alcohol marker coloring). Nevertheless, any laminator will work for the task (even THIS ONE).

I used Spectrum Noir alcohol markers to color this hand illustrated digi. I used MG3, PP3, PP2, PP1 for the flower and AG1. AG2, AG3, AG4 for the leaves. I also used GY1 for the dark yellow accents. I used clean strokes to add shadows to the petals and leaves trying not to blend the darkest hue all the way and keeping a few areas white or nearly white to add light to the coloring. By the way, the Deco Foil won’t damage your marker tip if it’s been foiled and transferred on toner. In fact it acts as a resist when using watercoloring or other water activating media. If you notice that you’ve stained the foil color with during your coloring simply use a cotton swab and a bit of alcohol to clean off any staining. To finish off the flowers I used a Sharpie acrylic paint marker to add white splatters and added some Crystalline Drops to the petals and leaves.

This 8.5″ x 3.5″ slim card base was cut from GK Premium Cardstock in Grass Green. For the card background I printed a sheet from our new Botanical Dream Patterned Papers. This one sheet comes with florals on top, framing this fun grid notebook pattern which allowed me to layer the colored image easily. I used Sticky Dots sheets to adhere the patterned paper and GK Foam Tape to attach the foiled flower. Love the layers and dimension this created for the florals!

For the sentiment I decided to go for this sweet “It’s ok to take a break” phrase which was also printed in toner and foiled with Gold Deco Foil. I used a discontinued MFT Die-namics mini notebook page die to cut it and attached it to the bottom of the slim card using Foam Adhesive Sheets, which adds just the perfect amount of dimension. The sentiment, florals and background are at different levels balancing each other on the final card design. And because there can never be enough bling and shimmer I finished off the card with a few iridescent sequins I attached using Ultra Bond Liquid Adhesive! Oh, and of course I ended up rounding all 4 corners of the slim card with a corner punch.

Flash Spring Sale: 25% OFF All Floral Digital Sets

Hope you enjoyed today’s tutorial and that you feel inspired to color beautiful Spring crafts with our new stamps and papers. To motivate you even more we have a Flash sale going on right now! Get 25% OFF everything in our Floral section, no code needed! Includes our brand new releases as well… Yay! Click HERE to start browsing and shopping your favorite sets.

Thanks for stopping by today! Happy crafting.

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Spring/Summer Coffee Lovers Blog Hop PLUS new Coffee Stamps!

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Welcome to the Spring / Summer Coffee Lovers Blog Hop! We’re so excited to be joining as Super Sponsors and we hope to inspire you with amazing caffeinated inspiration by the design team on this stop. Graciellie Design is also giving away a $25 gift card to a lucky winner, so be sure to join Coffee Lover’s link this week with your coffee crafts for a chance to win!

Caffeinated Inspiration

Check out these amazing handmade cards using Graciellie Design coffee digital stamps from our shop! Be sure to click on each designer’s name to take a closer look at their cards! Subscribe and leave a comment if you can…

Silvia Galloni

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Esther Asbury

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Gloria Lee

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Kerry Urbatch

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Colleen Balija

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Natasha Davies

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Marjorie Sherry

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Bonnie Carole

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Dana Warren

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Kreative Kinship

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Laura Mooney

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Ana Anderson

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Tenia Renee Nelson

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Helen Gullett

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We hope you enjoy each stop of these inspiring coffee project feature by Graciellie Design’s talented design team! If you love what you just saw, there’s a chance you’ll love our digital stamps too!

New Coffee Bundle + Quarantine SALE

Our quarantine sale continues… Get up to 60% off plus a free gift on your order of $10 or more! This week we’re featuring our newest Coffee Queen Digital Stamp Bundle (which is also on sale), and a fun bubble tea free stamp set! Be sure to check it out HERE.

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Thanks so much for stopping by! Be sure to follow us on Facebook and Instagram (links on sidebar icons) for more coffee themed inspiration this week! See you next time!

 

 

 

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Hang in There Wood Sign Stamps & Quick Tutorial

Hello friends! I’m stopping by to share this week’s featured card for our newest digital stamp release! This fun design was so satisfying to color and put together… I really enjoy coloring wood textures and this was no exception!

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Our new set is called Hang in There… It comes with this fun wood sign stamp that you can easily customize! You can use the sign as is or use the wood plank alone or even use the sign without the mini floral swag… Endless possibilities with this one! The sentiments included work perfectly with this illustration and are also great for the times we’re living!

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My card for today is super pretty and simple:

1. First I printed the image on lightweight cardstock using a @brothercraftsusa inkjet printer.

2. Next, I colored the image with @spectrumnoir alcohol markers and fussy cut it.

3. I used @wowembossing embossing freestyle tool to add distressed details to the wood sign, heating embossing with @catherinepooler Sage embossing glitter.

4. I dry embossed a white panel with a @teamspellbinders brick embossing folder.

5. I teared some pieces of @echoparkpaper patterned paper and attached it to part of the embossed panel.

6. Finally I mounted the wood sign using foam tape, and adhered the panel to a card base using liquid adhesive.

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Up to 60% OFF SALE + New Freebie

Get the new Hang in There Mini Digital Stamp Bundle on sale today! Plus, a new free gift has just been added… You get the Happy Moments set free with your order of $10 or more! Our entire shop is also marked down… Get up to 60% OFF everything, no code needed. 

Here are a few card ideas by the design team to inspire you!

Hope you enjoyed today’s post! Thanks so much for stopping by today! Be sure to follow us on social media for more project ideas… Until next time!

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Oversized Flower Stamps • Using Pigment Powders & Ink Sprays to Color

Hey everyone! We’ve been sharing so many new stamps over at the shop every week and I’ve been very active on social media… So I thought I’d stop by and share a quick step by step on my latest card featuring our latest digital stamp set called Far Away Hugs Digital Stamp Set.

 

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Oversized floral stamps are in! All of us in the design team love to resize and print flowers at around 4″ or 5″ wide and use them off the border of our cards. It’s a bold and trendy look and it’s always fun to create cards with that technique!GraciellieDesign_pinitheart

 

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Check out how I cut this large flower in half to frame my card and create this layered effect!

1. I printed the flower on @cansonpaper_northamerica mixed media paper on a laser printer.

2. I colored the image first with @colourcraftltd brusho and activated the pigment with @ranger_ink Distress Ink Sprays instead of plain water. Finally, I added shading and depth to the petals with an @artezaofficial brush pen.

3. For the card I die cut an Art Deco diamond shape from black cardstock with a @teamspellbinders die and cut it in half.

4. I cut in half the flower and adhered it to the die cut pieces using @thermoweb black foam tape.

5. I attached the layered pieces to each side of the card front vertically to create a shifted frame.

6. I also printed a “far away hugs” sentiment on an inkjet printer on plain white layering weight cardstock, die cut it with a @thermoweb single stitch design circle die and attached it with black foam squares to the center of the card.

7. Finally, I used a @sharpie white paint pen to splatter white dots and create the final artsy look on this card.

 

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Hope this step by step tutorial was helpful! This new stamp set is called Far Away Hugs and it’s available now, instant download and ready to print and create with! Stop by the shop and take a peek!

 

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Up to 60% OFF SALE

If this quarantine is getting on your last nerve, we’ve got you covered! We’re determined on keeping you inspired with a new stamp set design released every Friday, plus sales and freebies! We’re offering up to 60% OFF everything on the shop and a free gift with your order of $10 or more… We’re sharing a new free stamp set gift every week to inspire you to create as we stay home.

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A Cup of Love Handmade Card: Layered Watercolor Wash Background with Deco Foil Clear Toner Sheets and NEW Coffee Stamps

Hello friends! I’m back on the blog with a new card idea! My goal this year is to be able to draw and design a new set each week, and so far so good! The team and I are having so much fun creating! Today’s new set is actually a fun, coffee themed collection called A Cup of Love that comes with a cute Coffee Cup and Heart Sugar Cookies illustrations and sentiments you can use all year round!

For this card, I used 2 separate backgrounds I made a couple years ago and ended up not using… One of them is a watercolor wash on white cardstock (you can watch how I made that HERE) and the second is a stenciled Clear Deco Foil Toner Sheet, using gold embossing paste. I adhered the clear sheet onto the watercolored panel and then mounted this striking combo on a white cardbase.

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The image was printed on a Brother inkjet printer, and colored with Spectrum Noir alcohol markers. I added micro rhinestone stickers to the sugar cookies and some Spectrum Noir Sparkle in clear to the whipped cream and sentiment tag (which I don’t think you’re able to actually see on the pictures). I mounted the image using 3D Zots which works great for deeply textured surfaces!

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And that is it for now! If you love coffee and collect coffee stamps, this set is for you! Be sure to stop by our digital shop and get the new A Cup of Love set 10% OFF, everything else is also marked down for you! Click here to shop.

Thanks so much for stopping by! As always, with each new release we’re hosting TWO WEEKLY GIVEAWAY, going on right now HERE and HERE. Be sure to join for a chance to win a gift card to the shop!

Bye for now. 🙂

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Detailed Watercoloring with the new Iris Digital Stamp Set

Hello! It’s been a while, so I couldn’t miss the chance to stop by and share a new card idea and stamp set with all of you. Actually, this is my first card in months… Life seriously took over and kept me away from crafting. Nevertheless, if you follow me on social media you’ve heard from me and our design team at Graciellie Design…

So far, during the month of January we’ve released 4 new digital stamp sets, a monthly bundle, a digital paper pack and a printable sticker set… Yeah, we’ve been busy! Today, we’re sharing a brand new set, called Family Love… We’ve been showing sneak peeks on social, and everyone has been excited about our new Iris Latifolia flower… This flower digi stamp is very detailed, and I was inspired by a beautiful collection of botanical illustrations while drawing it!

Here’s is the final flower I watercolored using Kuretake Zig Real Brush Markers! I mounted it on a 3D embossed card base, that I made using a Spellbinders folder called Celtic Weave…

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I really took my time with this one and added lots of details… I spent a good amount of time on the shading and added highlights with white goache paint and a sharpie white acrylic paint marker… If you want to see pictures of my progress, click here to visit my Instagram.

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Digital Stamps on Sale

I hope you enjoyed this post! We invite you to stop by our digital shop and check out our new sets! There’s so much to choose from, and such a large variety of sentiments as well! The new -Iris- Family Love digital stamp set is available now, it’s 20% OFF, no code needed. PLUS, we’ve added our January bundle to the sale, and marked down the entire shop… Basically, you’ll get a deal no matter what you add to your cart!

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We wish you a creative and inspiring weekend! Hoping this clean and simple card sparked something in that little crafty brain of yours! We love you, and we appreciate you stopping by today!

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2019 Fall | Winter Coffee Lovers Blog Hop PLUS New Stamp Release & Giveaway

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Hey friends! Happy Friday… We’re so excited to start off the month joining our friends at Coffee Loving Cardmakers for their Fall / Winter Coffee Lovers Blog Hop! (Yay!) Graciellie Design is Super Sponsor for the event, and today we’re sharing some amazing coffee and cocoa inspired crafts created by the DT, featuring BRAND NEW digital stamps from our online shop! At the same time, we’re celebrating reaching over 100 original digital stamp sets (and almost 1000 images) shared since 2014!!!

Gift Card Giveaway

Let’s jump right into it! We’re giving away a $25 GIFT CARD to one of our followers! For a chance to win:

1. Make sure you’re subscribed to Graciellie Design’s newsletter. Just enter your email address on sidebar, and confirm our subscription email.

2. Leave a comment below letting us know… Which is your favorite coffee stamp set from our online shop? You can take a peek at gracielliedesign.shop

3. For even more chances to win, visit our designers’ coffee inspired project of the day, subscribe, and leave a comment! We’re adding all their links below…

We will be announcing the winner on Facebook and Instagram next Saturday, November 9th.

Design Team Inspiration

We have so much coffee crafts inspiration in store for you! Plus, we’re welcoming new desginers to our team, Natasha, Sandhya and Bonnie… (We’re so excited for them!) They, together with our already fabulous and talented team will be sharing some stunning creations featuring our newest coffee and cocoa digital stamps! Click on each designer’s name to visit their posts. Be sure to stop by and leave them some love!

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Sandhya Iyer

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Bonnie Crane (Instagram)

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Esther Asbury

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Laura Mooney

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Gloria Lee

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Helen Gullett

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Tenia Nelson

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Dana Warren

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Arjita Sepaha Singh

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That’s it for now! Be sure to visit Coffee Loving Cardmakers, and follow the blog hop from the very start! Lots of amazing sponsors and prizes await! Also, you can join the celebration with you coffee inspired card, for a chance to win giveaways!

Thanks so much for stopping by today! Be sure to follow us over at Instagram and Facebook, where we’re sharing daily updates, sales, giveaways and inspiration!

Coffee Lovers Sale

Before I go, just wanted to share that we’ve added a new sale to celebrate with all our coffee loving crafters! Starting today, GET 25% OFF EVERYTHING! No code needed. Ends in a week… Perfect opportunity to try out our digital stamps and papers for the first time or simply stock on all your favorites! Visit us at gracielliedesign.shop today! 

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A Spark of Kindness • Card ideas using Digital Stamps

Happy Monday! Today the design team is sharing their most favorite digital stamp sets bringing them to life through unique card samples! We thought that a blog hop with our most favorite digital stamps ever released from Graciellie Design’s shop, would be a fun idea! Each designer on the hop is sharing at least 2 different card ideas, using their 2 most favorite stamp sets from our digital collection! Swoon… The inspiration is beyond anything you can imagine… Truly, so many different styles, use of supplies, stunning coloring, and so on…

Want to win YOUR most favorite stamp sets from the shop?

For a chance to win a gift card to the shop:
1. Follow / subscribe to each of the blogs on the hop, starting with Graciellie Design.
2. Click on the designers names below and comment on each blog hop post.
3. Follow Graciellie Design on Facebook, for an extra chance to win!

Blog Hop Inspo

Click on the designers names below, and check out all the amazing projects on each stop. These are just a sneak peek to everything the girls are sharing! Each stop comes with at least a set of 2 cards to inspire you!

Laura Mooney

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Esther Asbury

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Kerry Urbatch

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Helen Gullett

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Gloria Lee

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Tenia Nelson

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Dana Warren

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My favorite set ever?

Considering that I’m the one illustrating each of these stamp sets, each new set I finish becomes my new favorite, usually up until the next beauty comes… But there’s one set that I have used over, and over, and that I enjoy coloring so much, because of the simplicity of the illustration, and how open the floral is… I love to watercolor it, and I’ve done so several times after its release… It’s one of those sets, that will allow you to play with different coloring techniques … It’s the Your Kindness digital stamp set

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Favorite Ever SALE

I hope you’re inspired today, by all the amazing cards being shared… To inspire you even more, we’re adding a fantastic sale to the shop… ALL the stamp sets chosen by each designer as their favorite will be 40% OFF this week only! (No code needed.) Click HERE to shop.

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Yay! It’s an exciting day for sure! Thanks so much for stopping by! Don’t forget to visit each stop on the hop, follow and leave a comment for a chance to win!!! Thanks again, and until next time!

 

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Coffee Lovers Collab, Blog Hop & Giveaway

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Today we are celebrating our love for coffee with a blog hop collaboration together with Coffee Loving Cardmakers. We will be sharing lots of inspiration projects, featuring new coffee and tea stamp sets from Graciellie Design’s Digital Shop also… PLUS, we’re having a giveaway too… Be sure to scroll down to learn more about today’s prize!

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Tea for the Soul Card Video Tutorial

My card for the hop is an adventurous bet! I went in with extra bright colors, using the new Tea for the Soul digital stamp set, Brusho powders and Arteza Real Brush pens… Click below to watch how I colored and put together this card!

Supplies used:
Tea for the Soul Digital Stamp Set
Arteza Real Brush Pens
Detail Brush
Brusho
Brutus Monroe Designer Toner Sheets – Stressed
Gold Shattered Glass Deco Foil Transfer Sheet
Laminator
Canson Mixed Media Paper
Canson Watercolor Paper
Samsung Laser Printer
Deco Foil™ White Foam Adhesive
Gina K. Designs Foam Squares White (320 squares)
Memory Tape Runner XL™
Gina K. Designs (3) Nested Circle Dies • Double Stitch Design • Small Set
Paper Trimmer
Scoring Board
Die Cutting Machine

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Blog Hop & Giveaway

Now for the fun part! For a chance to win a $25 GIFT CERTIFICATE to our digital shop, leave a comment on each stop of the hop! I’m convinced that by the time you’re done you’ll be beyond inspired to create some coffee crafts this weekend!

Coffee Loving Cardmakers

Amy Tsuruta

Robyn Jordan

Lisa Bzibziak

Erin Thiem

Kerry Urbatch

Annette Allen

Kathy Schweinfurth

Lori Turner

Lisa Golzbein

Dana Warren

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Laura Mooney

Esther Asbury

Gloria Hayoung Lee

Tenia Renee Nelson

Commenting open until Friday, July 26th at 11:59 pm with winner announced the following week.

So grab a cup of coffee or tea and enjoy this fun event that we’ve prepared with much love for all of you! Hope you had fun watching my tutorial for today, and also hope you are amazed and inspired by all the beautiful project ideas the girls from Coffee Loving Cardmakers and Graciellie Design team have created!

Oh, almost forgot! We’re celebrating this weekend with a second event… A special coffee lovers sale for a 25% OFF everything on our digital shop (HERE)! That way you’ll be able to also get the images we’re using today and recreate your favorite cards at home! Enjoy!

That’s all for now! Thanks for stopping by! Until next time…

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Review & Giveaway: Coloring with Inexpensive Markers

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Winner ♥ Gina Gibson

Hey there! This is Gracie from Graciellie Design, and I’m back with a new video, and this time it’s a review for the new Arrtx Alcohol Markers. I was recently sent a box of 80 Arrtx markers to try out, and I thought I’d share the process with you today. Arrtx is a new coloring media brand that is still building their collection, and they are bringing very interesting products to the market at a VERY affordable price. Their products can be found on Amazon.

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I thought the best way to test these markers was by doing some coloring, and that is exactly what we’ll do next. I printed this image from Graciellie Design’s digital shop, from a stamp set called Nourish and Flourish. Click below to watch the entire coloring process, colors used, and more:

Giveaway

Before I go, we have an exciting GIVEAWAY to share. Arrtx has given me an extra set of 80 markers to give away to 1 lucky winner. For a chance to win make sure you’re subscribed to:

1. Aartx on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/Arrtx/

2. Graciellie Design’s YouTube. Like today’s video and leave a comment.

FOR EXTRA CHANCES TO WIN follow, like, comment and tag a friend on Graciellie Design’s Facebook and Instagram.

(Giveaway open to US, CA, AU, and Europe union countries.)

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Free Color Chart

Download my FREE Arrtx Color Chart HERE:
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Nourish & Flourish Digital Stamp Sale

 

If you love the stamp I colored for this review, be sure to grab it 40% OFF this weekend only! No code needed! You can find the new Nourish & Flourish Digital Stamp Set HERE. Enjoy!

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That’s all for now. Thanks for stopping by today! If you’re interested in finding out more about Arrtx products or checking out this marker set, be sure to check them out here.