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New Stamp Release! + Giveaway Monochromatic Foiled Cards

New digital stamps and more inspiration projects by the designers are ready for you! Welcome to our second stamp release by Graciellie Design Digital Shop. We were so happy with the response, comments and support we received last month, that this time we decided to create a beautiful, inspiring and versatile release that we know you’ll love!

We have a blog hop and giveaway today so we hope you can join the celebration for a chance to win a new digital stamp set of your choice! I made three monochromatic cards for your inspiration, using several images from our new release…

On my first card I used the set You are the Sweetest. I printed and fussy cut this sweet kitty, wrapped ribbon around it and added a big bow. I also printed one of the sentiments and cut a banner. (This image is so detailed and pretty.) I created the foiled lace background using a die cut and a hot melt adhesive sheet, which I ran through my Minc machine. I also foiled the edges of my card base using a tape runner.

For my second card I printed this stunning image from the set Dream on semi-glossy cardstock and heat embossed it in gold. Then I ran it through a Minc machine (heat setting 1), and partially foiled the image to create a gorgeous gold on gold effect. Because of the low heat applied by the Minc, the foil sticked only to the outline of the flower. I also finished the borders of this card with foil using a tape runner around the edges of the card base.

Finally, for my third card I printed and heat embossed in gold glitter a beautiful verse from the set Dear Friend and cleanly framed it with die cuts on top of an elegant foiled background.

Note: A regular inkjet printer was used to make all three cards. To find out how I heat emboss using an inkjet printer please check out my video tutorial.

More inspiration is awaiting… Visit the blogs listed below to see the beautiful projects the designers have created and leave a comment on each stop for a chance to win a new stamp set of your choice. The winner will be announced on my blog next week.

We invite you to visit the shop and take a closer look to the new stamps. Get your favorite sets first and share your creations with us on social media. 
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Sharing with: SSS Wednesday Challenge – AG / Inky Chicks – Ribbon or Lace / Ellibelles Creative Moments – AG w/something colored / Crafting from the Heart – AG / Craft-Dee Bowz – AG w/handmade bow / Word Art Wednesday – AG / Crafty Friends – Floral / Stamps + Fun – Embossing / Come & Get It – Monochrome

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Botanical Cards for Valentine’s & Spring Tutorials with Umbrella Crafts

I’m starting to feel less and less christmas-y and that means you’ll start seeing a lot of floral inspiration on the blog. I thought I’d share with you my latest 2 cards made for my social media Fun Friday features… I experimented with a new dye ink and stretched it to the most not knowing how much it’s versatility would surprise me in the end. I’m talking about Umbrella Crafts Premium Dye Inks. I was able to stamp, blend, watercolor and even heat emboss (yes, that’s right, emboss) with these inks.

For my first card I created a beautifully blended ombre background and managed to give it a watercolor feel. I also created ombre flowers. Find the tutorial here.

On my second card I used layered stamping with one of Umbrella Crafts Trio Premium Dye Ink Sets and to my own surprise I also heat embossed the stamped flowers in gold using black dye ink (my new favorite)! Find the tutorial here.

I think both these cards would work for friendship Valentine cards and of course also for Spring. The best part is you can try any of these ideas and personalize them!

I invite you to check out all the products I used for today’s products including tools that you can find on the supply list below! They are exclusively available at For more inspiration using Umbrella Crafts products check them out on Instagram and Facebook.

Thanks so much for stopping by.

Sharing with: Mod Squad Challenge – Friendship / SSS Wednesday Challenge – Ombre / Die Cut Divas – New Technique, Dies, Stamps, Colors / Live & Love Crafts – Something Old, Something New

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-Glittered Vellum Poinsettias-Encouragement Cards for the Holidays & the New Year

The new year is upon us and I thought I’d share an inspirational card with you. I decided to use an encouragement sentiment instead of the usual “happy new year” message on today’s card. (I think this could also be great for the Holidays in general.)

White and gold continue to be my favorite colors of the season, but this time I also added golden brown!

I love Spellbinders dies and the way you can coordinate different sets to layer a card! Here I used around 5 different die sets to layer the background, but the dies coordinate so well together they look like they belong to the same set!

Matte gold paper, golden brown, sand beige and off white cardstock… I love how the color combo ended up looking! The gold glittered poinsettias were stamped and heat embossed on 50 pound weight vellum and cut using coordinating dies. I love this glitter embossing powder and I know I will be getting it in silver in the future (love the sparkle)!

The encouraging sentiment is from CAS-ual Fridays, it has a fabulous font that goes nicely with the card design. To finish off my card I added pearls, rhinestones, crinkle ribbon and some deco foil branches.

Here’s another card and tutorial 
using a different technique on glittered vellum 
that you might want to check out! 

I hope you have a fun New Year’s Eve surrounded by family and friends! Remember to mark your calendars and stop by the blog on January 1st. for an exciting giveaway (over $200 in prizes)! Thanks for stopping by!

Sharing with: Card Mania – Christmas, Mod Squad Challenge – AG, Craft-Dee Bowz – AG, Paper Girls – Celebrate, 2 Creative Chicks – AG, Word Art Wednesday – AG, Glitter ‘n Sparkle – Glittery Sparkly Christmas, That’s Crafty – Season’s Greetings, SSS Wednesday – Make it Sparkle / Let’s Craft & Create – Christmas

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A Blessed Thanksgiving to You Fall inspired card with deco foil

Today I’m sharing a very layered  Thanksgiving card, in Fall colors and with lots of little leaves in different colors and even some gold foiled ones.

I used a beautiful Fall themed paper pad from my stash that had just the perfect tones and patterns for this card. I have been planning this card for a week or two now, so I am glad with how it turned out! I die cut many, many tiny leaves from Impression Obsession from white cardstock, sponged them with Distress Inks in Vintage photo, Old Paper and Peeled Paint and sprayed them with Sheer Shimmer Sparkle Spritz from Imagine Crafts. I die cut other leaves with adhesive sheet and foiled them with iCraft Decofoil in Gold.

I layered a few other beautiful dies from Spellbinders and Poppystamps and added a piece of gold ribbon and glittered gold lace to finish off my design.

I hope you are inspired by today’s post! Thanks for stopping by!

Sharing with: Poppystamps – Home for the Holidays / SSS Monday – Thanks or Thanksgiving / Dies R Us – Thankful /

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Dreaming of a White Christmas gilded & elegant christmas card

I have a confession to make… This year I’ve been drawn to make white and gold Christmas cards. I can’t even think of traditional Christmas colors when I want to make a project! So today’s poinsettia card and tutorial translate very well what Christmas is gonna be like this December at home.

White and gold look so elegant together! Since the holidays are all about sparkle too, I used one of my favorite glitter techniques and I’m sharing a quick and easy tutorial with you HERE.

I created the background myself, layering snowflake stamps in different designs, first in a very light beige, then in gold embossing. Afterwards, I dry embossed the stamped mat with a sutile polka dot design and used a brayer to apply light beige paint to the raised pattern.

As for the very layered and beautiful center of the card, I started out with an intricate die cut (see tutorial HERE) and continued building layers, with large snowflake die cuts and finally with a large handmade poinsettia (that I tried to color as natural looking as possible). I added several pearls and stamens and also crinkle ribbon around the poinsettia to give the card an even more elegant and delicate look. I mounted this very embellished mat on a gold layer (after I distressed it’s edges) and finally I mounted it on a white 5 1/2″ card base.

On this card I’m using for the first time a sweet, sweet sentiment from one of my favorite stamp sets released by Unity Stamp Co., JOLLY WISHES. Don’t miss a chance to check it out (here)!

So, let me sign off reminding you of Bing Crosby’s White Christmas song… Who knows? Maybe you’ll catch my mood!
Thanks for visiting. Until next time.

Sharing withCreative Card Crew – Ribbon / Everybody-Art-Challenge – Flowers / Craft-Dee BowZ AG with Handmade Bow / Lauralcraft Dragonfly Dreams Ribbons and Bows / Let’s Craft and Create Ribbon or Twine / Mod Squad Challenge – Winter & a Die / CAS-ual Chic – Tic Tac Toeing / Southern Girls Challenge – Let’s Celebrate / Card & Scrap – Vintage or Shabby Chic / Word Art Wednesday – AG / Flonzcraft Vintage Stamping Challenge – Use a Die

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Peach & Gold + Tutorial

Nothing makes me happier than enjoying a Sunday with my beloved family, but today I also had the opportunity to craft and share something new with you. I prepared an elegant and modern card in peach and gold and also a photo tutorial!

I think this will become one of my favorite color combinations and I definetely love how nice the ribbons, threads and handmade embellishment look on this design. I am also sharing today’s project with May Arts Ribbon! Thanks for letting me share my creations with you!

For more tutorials please check out the Free Content tab on top of the blog. If you have any questions feel free to leave them on the comment section below. Don’t forget to subscribe so you don’t miss any new tutorials! Thanks so much for stopping by today.

I’m sharing this with: Nordsalten Hobbyklubb (2W,E3,P1/15) #120 Wedding Cards and Creations / Always Something Creative (P1/15,JFF) # 103 Without Motive / Craft-Dee BowZ – M, E3, project must have bow – (July) Anything Goes with a Handmade Bow / Dream Valley Challenges 2W, 3E, C10 – (Week 1) Embossing, wet or dry / Crafting from the Heart – W, E3 – Always Anything Goes / The Ribbon Girls – W, must use ribbon – Color Challenge Ivory / Penny Black and More – M, no digis, 3E – July – Anything Goes with a sentiments / Sketchy Colors – 2W – #253 Peach, Cream & Green / Love to Scrap – 2W, 3E, F, digi or real stamping – (Week 1) Anything Goes

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