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Winter Butterflies: Watercoloring with Heavy Body Metallic Paint

I’ve never seen snow in real life but I do love the idea of a snowy Winter. Today I’m sharing a card that encapsulates that idea. This card comes with a step by step tutorial also.

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Tutorial with The Crafter’s Workshop

I made this card using several supplies from The Crafter’s Workshop. They carry a luscious Iridescent Silver Heavy Body Paint that I knew would go beautifully with these stamped and heat embossed Silver butterflies from my kit Spark by Unity Stamp Co. I’m sharing all the details including a quick tutorial at TCW’s blog, so make sure to read that post also. I have included the supplies also so you can easily recreate your own version of this card.

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I hope you love this idea as much as I do! It is an unusual theme perhaps, Winter Butterflies, but it turned out so delicate and shimmery. Additional to that, I love all the different textured on this card. This card would definetely work for any special ocassion during the Winter season! That’s all for now. Head over to TCW’s blog for more inspiration. Until next time.

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Paint Smooshing Cards with Heavy Body Paints, Grafix Monoprint Plates and TCW Stencils

Have you ever heard of ink smooshing? It consists on touching the paper with usually watered down inks to create an abstract background… Well, I wanted to try it out with paints and I captured it on camera for you too! So yes, jump this intro and click play if you must or visit my Youtube channel and watch the tutorial there.

 

All products used were sent by The Crafter’s Workshop and Grafix.
All opinions stated here are my own and based on my personal experience using these products.

 

For this tutorial I’m using heavy body paints from The Crafter’s Workshop together with a tool that I had never tried before, an acrylic monoprint plate from Grafix that I think is ideal for this technique. Ink smooshing usually works using a packaging piece of acetate and that makes sense since the ink isn’t too heavy for the sheet. But paint is usually heavier, even when watered down and there’s a chance an acetate sheet won’t work a smoothly as this Duralar Monoprint Plate from Grafix did!  You’ll see what I mean when you watch the video below…

 

Supplies
Here’s a close up to the amazing textures the smooshing gave the paint! This is a must try technique! Click here to visit The Crafter’s Workshop blog and see the complete list of supplies.

 

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If you liked this tutorial please give my video a thumbs up, reshare with your friends and subscribe to my channel! That will motivate me to keep on posting creative ideas and tutorials for you! Leave me a comment on TCW’s blog too, letting me know which card is your favorite… Floral or Mermaid?

That’s all for now! Until next time.

 

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Unicorn Wishes Card Set – New Stamps & SVG’s + Giveaway!

Yay! It’s time for a new release at Graciellie Design. We had a few date changes this month, but I assure you it’s only because of many exciting things coming very soon! Today we have 4 new stamp sets and 1 coordinating SVG set, that are available now on the shop. The design team is sharing truly amazing samples and we are having a blog hop and giveaway to celebrate!

 

Our design team has been sharing some lovely classic cards and they inspired me to go back to basics and make this card set. I used the new Unicorn Wishes Stamp Set and SVG set. I am loving the unicorn trend and these cards remind me of all the beautiful stationery papers I collected when I was around 10 years old.

I cut the unicorn SVGs on my Cricut Explore Air from Aquamarine Mica/Metallic 105# cardstock from Paper Temptress’ Magnolia Dreams Collection. They were really easy to cut, since I created them in a way that they wouldn’t give your machine any trouble. Also, the metallic cardstock I used works great with these SVGs!

I layered different patterned papers from DCWV’s Fairytale Dreams paper pack -including some beautiful glittery cardstocks- using different stitched dies from Gina K. Designs for Therm O Web. I even used the pink patterned paper to print my sentiments. I finished off the cards with white grossgrain ribbon from Paper Temptress and crinkle ribbon from Tim Holtz and embellished both with a stunning flower sticker rhinestone from the Eyelet Outlet.

 

 


Blog Hop & Giveaway
I think the pastel colors look beautiful together and the give the cards a dreamy, nostalgic look! I hope you enjoyed seeing these projects and that they inspire you to create some unicorn cards yourself! But wait, there is more to share today, so follow the list below to see what our DT created with the new stamp collection! Comment on each stop for a chance to win a $10 coupon to the shop!

That’s all for now. Before you go click here and visit our shop and take a closer look to our new collection! Until next time!
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Lilac Inspiration with Magnolia Dreams – Blog Hop & Winners!

 

Today is our inspiration blog hop with our GD shop team and there will be so many different project ideas for you! I wanted to share an elegant an easy to make set of notecards in beautiful lilac and aqua. The new digital paper pack Magnolia Dreams has a color palette that allows you to play with a few more colors other than fuscia and teal. You’ll see me mixing and matching SVG cuts, some mine and another from a different designer and also traditional die cuts. Follow me to check out how I made these dreamy cards.

I am using 2 tones of lilac specialty cardstock and an aqua cardstock by by Paper Temptress, our collab partner this month who created a specialty paper pack that will let you make a large amount of projects in a variety of colors matching the patterns from our digital pack perfectly.

This card base has 3 different layers. I used Paper Temptress Aqua Basis 80#, Amethist Mica Metallic and Mountain Rose Glimmer.

Layer 1. I started of by cutting our A2 detailed medallion panel from the new Magnolia Dreams SVG pack on the Cricut Explore Air 2. That is going to be our first layer, sitting on top of the card base.

Layer 2. I also cut a Anna Griffin Flourish Cards and Embellishments card base sized to an A2. I did cut the back of the flourish card to create a matching layer for the medallion panel. Although the designs are different both of the panels match to perfection and you can see a hint of the flourish design under the medallion panel for a modern layered die cut look that is so on trend right now!

Layer 3. Our third layer is smooth. It’s a simple A2 card panel cut from one of the patterns in the new Magnolia Dreams digital paper pack. Place this panel underneath the flourish and medallion layers.

Layer 4. Of course we need to embellish our notecards. I cut a traditional stitched circle die cut from the new Therm O Web Gina K. Designs line (from the Large Set) and added it to the center of the card.

Layer 5. Add a piece of lilac gross grain ribbon across the card panel and then add the last layer, a medallion SVG embellishment that comes in the new Magnolia Dreams SVG pack. Optional: Add some sparkle to the medallion customizing it with glitter. There is a super easy way to make your own matching glitter svg cuts. More on that technique HERE.

A rhinestone embellishment finishes off these notecards beautifully. Notecards shouldn’t be plain. The new Magnolia SVG cuts are so fast to make using your electronic cutter and they look so detailed and elegant. Customize your notecards mixing and matching cuts and create a personalized card that everyone will love!

Want more project ideas?
Follow the blog hop below to check out what our awesome designers created today. Do leave them a comment if you like what you see (which I’m sure you will). They are sharing new techniques and new product in unique ways! Enjoy…

Remember that this month you get a free stamp set when you buy the complete Magnolia Dreams Collection, that includes stamps, papers and SVG pack. Each set is sold separately and when added together to your cart, once your order is placed you will get a free set in your email. Click here to shop.

Thanks so much for stopping by today. Before we go we have some WINNERS to announce! Congratulations to:

Day 1 / Magnolia Dreams Collection

Day 2 / $10 coupon

Congratulations! Remember to send me an email through the contact form (go to contact tab on blog header) so I can send you your prize!

That’s it for now! Stay crafty.

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Stenciled with Foil & Glitter – Tutorial with the new Mixed Media Medium

There’s a new tutorial up on Therm O Web with a technique I know you will want to try out! Using new products from Therm O Web’s new lines -Rebekah Meier’s and Gina K’s- today I show you how to create beautiful ombre backgrounds with foil and glitter (oh my!)…

Tutorial

Click here to see the complete step by step tutorial and list of supplies! Do let me know if you are going to try this out. Until next time!

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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.

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Foil Stamped Flowers on Vellum – New year’s Inspirational card –

With the new year also come new crafty tools and new techniques to try out; New opportunities in every sense and new energy to give it our best. So today I have a card for you that represents all of the above in an elegant and inspirational way.

I went for black and white, adding gold as my transition shade and the result ended up reminding me of the old 30’s glamour. The Arched Elegance dies also contribute with the look of the card and since they are new to my stash I went ahead and layered them as uniquely as I possibly could.

I used so many different materials on this card: vellum, craft metal, decofoil and even acrylic paint for the monoprinted background. I started out using a 5″ by 7″ Gelli plate to create a gold and silver background (love the effect), then I heat embossed in silver a few snowflakes on it; I also cut the flourishes from the same paper. I die cut a few archs on craft metal (which looks like aluminum foil but it’s sturdier), and layered a few other archs cut from black patterned paper. I also foiled stamped my flowers on vellum, using Stamp ‘n Bond and Gold Decofoil sheets and then colored them (from the back) with Spectrum Noir markers. The process requires a bit of patience but the result is absolutely worth it! The inspiring sentiment is stamped with gold glitter embossing powder (my new favorite).

I wanted to add a few unexpected elements to my card such as the gold lattice ribbon pieces on the sides and the snowflake die cuts under the flowers that I heat embossed with Bridal Tinsel powder to add a bit of sparkle. I wanted this design to be sort of transitional, with a new year feel and a bit of a winter touch. It all blends nicely in the end thanks to the neutral tones.

Hope you enjoyed today’s project. Update: I added a quick tutorial on how I foil stamped my flowers and you can find it HERE. Until next time.

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