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Easy Foiled Patterned Backgrounds with Gina K. Designs

I’m back with a fun and colorful cardmaking idea for Summer. I love making foiled backgrounds for cards and this time I used a leaf die -from the new StampnFoil Where Flowers Bloom set by Gina K. Designs for Therm O Web- to create a Summer pattern that’s easy to put together.

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Step by Step Tutorial

Click here to visit Therm O Web’s blog and learn how to make these fun background yourself! If you have Foil-Mates scraps you’ll find that this is a fun way to incorporate them into a card! With so many different Foil-Mates patterns available the possibilities are endless!

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Thanks so much for stopping by today! Hope you find this tutorial useful! See you over at Therm O Web.

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Lilac Sweetness • Deco Foil Resist Watercoloring + Heart Shaker Window

Hello there. I thought I’d stop by and share with you my latest card using digital stamps from the set Sweetness, this time using lilac as my main color. I posted a video on my IGTV channel (on Instagram) showing how I was planning to put together this card and what I was using for each part of the process. Make sure to check that out if you can!

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All the images on this card were printed with a laser printer and foiled in gold. That’s one of my favorite things to do with digis. Once foiled you can color the images pretty much with any medium you like and the foil will resist it. The floral cone was colored with Zig Clean Color brush markers. (Watercoloring works great with this technique.) In the end, I added some Iridescent glitter on the heart using a light coat of Mixed Media Adhesive to make it look like a sugar cookie. So cute!

This is actually a shaker card. I created a heart window for the shaker using a die and cutting the shape out from a piece of patterned paper on my die cutting machine. Instead of acetate I used a Deco Foil Clear Toner Sheet for the shaker. I created a pattern using a digital sentiment stamp from the set Sweetness, copying and pasting it to cover the entire piece and then printed it with a laser printer. The toner from the print activates with heat, so I ran it through my laminator, covered with a piece of Gold Deco Foil and that gave me this custom and coordinating clear cover for the shaker heart. I filled the shaker with lots of different kinds of sequins from Unity Stamp Co. (The prettiest sequins ever!)

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To finish my card I added a banner with this fun -and real- sentiment which was also foiled in gold! Additional sequins were adhered around my card front too, because I simply can’t have enough…

Make sure to visit my Etsy shop to get this
and all your other favorite digi stamp sets!

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I also invite you to follow me on Instagram
so you can watch how I color
and come up with my latest cards!

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Check out THIS post for more shaker inspiration!
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That’s all for today! Thanks so much for your sweet comments and support! It means the world to me! Love to have a chance to share what I make with YOU and that it can inspire so many! Crafty hugs.

 

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Pineapple LOVE • Free SVG Packs & Tutorials with Deco Foil

Happy Friday! Today I’m sharing a bunch of foiled Summer Pineapple themed project ideas. Not only am I going to show you how to make each of these cute cards but I’m also giving away the free SVG files I used to create them!

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Free Download • Pineapple Elements and Shaker Card SVG Cut Files

Today we’re offering a free download that includes 2 SVG Cut File packs, one includes pineapple elements and the other one comes with everything you need to put together a pineapple shaped shaker or shaker card. You can mix and match elements cutting the pieces from different kinds of materials. I cut Deco Foil Toner sheets, Deco Foil Clear Toner Sheets (acetate), cardstock and patterned paper using my Cricut Explore Air 2. These SVG packs will allow you to create pineapple shaped cards, shaker cards, tags, cupcake toppers and so much more!

The pineapple card SVG pack will also let you create non-shaker cards and those are easy to layer and put together too! The pineapple elements are super fun to play with and I can imagine using them for Summer party decorations and much more! These files were handdrawn and designed by yours truly so I hope you enjoy working with them as much as I did!

Tutorial & Download Link

Visit Therm O Web’s blog to check out the entire step by step tutorial for the watercolored pineapple themed cards, the foiled pineapple shaker card and tag. All 3 projects include step by step instructions! While you’re there make sure to click on the freebie link and download these amazing SVG packs… Hope you enjoy today’s awesome freebie! (It’s quite a large freebie, for sure.)

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That’s all for today. I hope you enjoyed. As always, I invite you to subscribe to the blog for many more tutorials using Deco Foil! Share this post with your friends and family so everyone can try out these fun pineapple themed project ideas and come back soon for more creative inspiration!

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Floral Balloons Birthday Card with Hey Friend Stamps

Happy Friday! It doesn’t get happier than this… A super colorful, birthday card with a fun twist. Today I have a card using the new stamps from the kit Hey Friend as balloons! This is one of my latest kits for Unity Stamp Co. and it is one of the most versatile kits I’ve designed… All images and sentiments included in this set can be used and mixed in different ways, allowing you to create unique projects with it every time!

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This week I’ve been sharing a few videos on Instagram showing how I colored and put together this card. If you want to take a peek make sure to follow me over there.

This was my first time using the new Amalgam Ink and it does everything it is supposed to do and more. I hand stamped the floral elements on Canson Watercolor paper and also the sentiments on vellum, which I then heat embossed in black. (This ink will dry on vellum in case you’re wondering.) I didn’t need to set the ink at all to start watercoloring the flowers with Zig Clean Color markers, which is great.

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I die cut the frame from an Echo Park Summer Dreams patterned paper using an old but cute Spellbinders die called Diamond Effects. I adhered a piece of Polka Dots Clear Toner Sheet behind the frame, foiled with Summer Rainbow Deco Foil, just for fun, no shaker this time.

I fussy cut the flowers with Westcott precision scissors and added them to the card front using XL Tape Runner and 3D Zots by Therm O web. I tried to make the flowers look like balloons, so I used them upside down, adhering them as a cluster.

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To finish my card I added the vellum banners with the sentiments and a bunch of pretty sequins by Unity.

Hope you enjoyed! Make sure to visit me on Instagram to watch how I put together this card! Also stay tuned for a second post coming up later today! Until then.

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Waffle Flower Bouquet Builder Stamps & Deco Foil Clear Toner Sheets

Happy first day of the month! I am excited to be joining Therm O Web with a new step by step tutorial, this time in collaboration with Waffle Flower Stamps! We’ve had a week of pure awesomeness at Therm O Web’s blog, with lots of beautiful project ideas and tutorials.

Waffle Flower was kind enough to send me some of their newest clear stamp sets. These stamps from Bouquet Builder and Rainbows are so nice to stamp and play with. I decided to go for a clean design and allow the images to be the focal point of my cards. Of course pairing them up with my favorite new Deco Foil Transfer Sheets made the cards even more amazing!

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Tutorial & Giveaway

Click here to visit Therm O Web’s blog and check out the complete step by step tutorial! You’ll learn how to use the new Polka Dots Deco Foil Clear Toner Sheets layered on a black background to make your cards pop!

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There’s always an awesome giveaway going on right now so make sure you join for a chance to win a $25 gift card to thermoweb.com! WOW! Just scroll down and add your info to the rafflecopter in the end of my tutorial post here.

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Thanks so much for stopping by today! Please follow us over at Instagram for a daily dose of Deco Foil inspiration. Until next time!

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Extra Caffeinated Wishes! Spring/Summer Coffee Lovers Blog Hop

Happy Friday! So glad you’re here. We are joining the Spring/Summer Coffee Lovers Blog Hop and to celebrate we have a special pre-release featuring a new coffee themed digital stamp set at Graciellie Design, called Coffee & Flowers. (Click here for details.)

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I squeezed some time out of my crazy schedule to join the fun! I am sharing my very first card with this fresh new digi set. Plus, if you scroll down you’ll find more project ideas some of our designers are sharing today also!

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This cute image allows you to play with lots color! I’ve been doing gardening in the past couple of months and I was very inspired when I drew this little bouquet. The 4 flowers in this stamp are: Chrysanthemum, Poppy, Impatiens and -my latest favorite- Torenia.

I colored the flowers with many different colors from the original Spectrum Noir markers line and finished them with a touch of Sparkle marker. The background was really easy to put together. First I used a stencil from The Crafter’s Workshop called Micro Bricks to apply some Deco Foil Transfer Gel by Therm O Web. I let the gel dry and then covered it with a Deco Foil Amber Watercolor Transfer Sheet and ran all through the laminator covered with some Parchment Paper.

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I included 4 creative sentiments in this set and I decided to print one of them -“Sending extra caffeinated wishes”- to create a banner which I then added behind the image and across my card front. I love the overall look of this card and I hope you like it too!

More Inspiration

Some of our Brand Ambassadors are sharing some beautiful project ideas today, featuring our new Coffee & Love stamp set! Visit their blogs for more inspiration:

Esther Asbury

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Helen Gullett

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Sathya Kala

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Cynthia Olheiser

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Gloria Lee

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Join the Blog Hop

Make sure to visit Coffee Loving Cardmakers blog to follow the hop from the start. You can also join the fun by adding your Spring/Summer coffee inspired project to the inlinkz. (Click here for details.) There are lots and lots of giveaways from Super Sponsors and you may get to win some new Graciellie Design digi stamps too!

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Big Birthday Sale

Before I go don’t forget to visit our Etsy shop today and grab this and all our other digital sets 50% off! This sale ends on May 31st, so if you have been wanting to try out our digi stamps and would love to collect our coffee themed ones, this is the time to get them all!

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Thanks for stopping by today! See you over at Instagram and Facebook

Make sure to follow us and join our latest giveaways!

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Sharing with: SSS Wednesday Challenge – Use more than 1 stamp / The Paper Girls Challenge – Shapes / Mod Squad Challenge – Florals, Pop-Up and Bling / Southern Girls Challenge – Sparkle & Shine

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New Digital Stamps in Spanish by Graciellie Design + Giveaway

Hola! Yes, you read right… I am back after a short hiatus with a surprise release in Spanish (check it out HERE) that I have been dreaming of for quite some time! We are celebrating the day with a collab blog hop with Retarte’s Challenge DT and we couldn’t be happier. You will be seeing some extraordinary and inspiring samples using stamps from 3 new sets in Spanish. Make sure to join the hop for a chance to win a $15 gift card!

The Story behind this new Collection

As you may know I am Latin American and Spanish is actually my second language, so of course there will always be a connection with hispanic crafters around the world. On the other hand, our cardmaking community is always looking for stamp sets in different languages to create special projects for friends and maybe -just maybe- that could be your case. The idea behind this new collection is to bring more choices to the table for anyone who’s interested and would love to try out these new sets. Many are translations of sets that already exist in English and that is something I know my friends in Spain and Latin America will enjoy!

New Stamp Sets in Spanish

Our 3 new sets are some our our latest favorites from original GD digital stamp sets. We have translated all their sentiments and you can find them on the shop starting today as Momentos Felices, Belleza Verdadera and Sé Tú Misma.

 

 

Inspiration Projects

Starting today you will be able to find many inspiration projects in Spanish on our Facebook page created by some fabulous designers from all over the world. Today I will be introducing them through this blog hop together with our friends from Retarte who will be sharing their take on these new stamp line in a special blog hop.

I created a card with lots of sparkle using and splashes of color. I printed the flowers on Mixed Media paper on a Laser Printer and then ran them through the laminator with a sheet of Gold Shattered Glass Deco Foil. I colored the flowers with Distress Stain Sprays in Coral and Pink and then inked the leaves with a little green Distress Ink. The foil resists the inks and sprays creating contrast and lots of sparkle on the colored flowers.

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Blog Hop and Giveaway

There are some fabulous designers both from GD and Retarte sharing their inspiration projects with our new Digital Stamp Collection in Spanish. We are celebrating the new release with a blog hop and 2 giveaways. For a chance to win one of two $15 gift cards to the shop we invite you to:

1. Subscribe to the participating blogs listed below, and;
2. Leave a comment on each stop.

Winners will be announced over at Facebook in about 2 weeks so make sure to follow us at our Official Facebook Page too!

Retarte – Martha Lucia Gomez –
Graciellie Design – Gracie Chavez –
Milagros Asensio
Maria Pilar DeAncos
Norma Pechir Holland
Paula Andrea
Laura Fernandez
Nelida Cordon
Angela Serna Zoco
Maria Luisa

Get our new stamps today!

Can’t wait for the giveaway? Click here and check out all our new releases! We have 3 new digital stamp sets in Spanish but we will be adding more soon. Make sure to get our new sets and grow your collection!

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We will be sharing more giveaways on our social media platforms, so make sure to join us there too! (You can find the links on the blog’s sidebar.) Also, when you follow us on Facebook and Instagram you will receive updates on new inspiration projects featuring our latest releases! Join the fun today!

 

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Video Tutorial: Layering Deco Foil Clear Toner Sheets and Patterned Papers with Newton’s Nook and Therm O Web

Learn in just a few minutes how to add a touch of foil to your paper crafts with the new Clear Toner Sheets by Therm O Web. Today, we’ll show you how to easily layer clear toner sheets together with patterned paper for a unique effect!

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Layering Deco Foil Clear Toner Sheets and Patterned Paper Video Tutorial

I have a video tutorial for you today in which I show you in detail how I made this card. I’m also sharing some tips along the way that I hope you find helpful. Click below to watch.

Nothing like a cute Ice Cream card in fun Summer colors and patterns! Adding the new Deco Foil Clear Toner Sheets makes it even more special. I love foil and I love transparencies so I think this a beautiful combination, even more when layered on top of colorful patterns.

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That’s all for today, make sure to follow Therm O Web’s blog for more details about this project, including the complete list of supplies. Also, the design team will be sharing more project ideas featuring Newton’s Nook stamps this week and I invite you to check those out also! Thanks for stopping by. Until next time.

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Video Tutorial: Flamingo Foil-Mates Cards + Free Printable

Adding foiled details to your cards has never been easier! Today I’ll show you how I made foiled Flamingo themed cards using Foil-Mates backgrounds. Foil-Mates backgrounds are easily customizable and this time I added a splash of color to them using inks. Plus, we’re also sharing a free printable with Flamingo themed sentiments so you can recreate today’s card yourself!

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Therm O Web Supplies:
Gina K. Designs Foil-Mates™ Backgrounds • Dots & Strings
Gina K. Designs Fancy Foils™ 6″ x 8″ • Wild Dandelion
Foil Laminator • 12 inch
Zots™ Roll • 3D
Memory Tape Runner XL™
iCraft Mixed Media Adhesive 2.1 fl oz

Other Supplies:
Flamingo Digital Stamp Sentiments – Free download
Flamingo SVG cut
Cricut Explore Air 2
Distress Oxide Inks in Picked Raspberry and Peacock Feathers
Ink Blending Tool
Vellum
Premium Cardstock in Turquoise Sea and Passionate Pink
Water mister

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Flamingo Foil-Mates Card Video Tutorial

Many of you may be wondering if the Foil-Mates paper is thick enough for techniques that use water, and the answer is yes. The paper has a very smooth finish and allows you to apply and blend inks easily. On the other hand, it will hold after using water moderately. On today’s card I sprayed water directly to the Foil-Mates background and although at first you might notice some texture on the spots the water touched, once it dries it will have its original smooth finish.

These cards are lots of fun to make, especially because the Foil-Mates background do the hard work for you… All you need to do is add a bit of color! Click below to learn how to make these Flamingo themed Foil-Mates cards!

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That’s it for today. Make sure to visit Therm O Web’s blog to download and save today’s free printable! I’ve included 3 digital sentiments (like the ones used on my cards) so you can recreate this design at home! Thanks for stopping by. Until next time!

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Video Tutorial: Ombre Foil-Mates Cards with Gina K. Designs & Therm O Web

I’m back with another fun Deco Foil tutorial, this time using Foil-Mates to create ombre backgrounds for cards. It doesn’t get easier than this! The technique is simple and will help you create perfect ombre cards every time.

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Video Tutorial

I prepared a video tutorial so you can follow me as I create this card. Make sure to click here and visit Therm O Web’s blog where I’m sharing the complete list of supplies. If you love colorful rainbow cards, this colorful obre technique is great for you! Of course, this technique will also work with different inks to create more muted color transitions. Click below to check out my tutorial!

 

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Final Tips

Foil-Mates are very easy to use. They are black toner ink prints that come ready to use in a pack. One Foil-Mates sheet will give you two A2 card panels and to foil them all you need to do is place a piece of Deco Foil transfer sheet and run it through you laminator. It’s that easy. For better results, Therm O Web recommends adding a cardstock shim under your Foil-Mates sheet, to add more pressure and help the foil transfer evenly to your background. This tip works great for me so I thought I’d share it with you!

That’s all for today. Thanks so much for visiting. Before I go, here is another fun idea using Foil-Mates that I share recently:

Galaxy Foil-Mates Cards Tutorial
Click here

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