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Mixed Media Backgrounds & Handmade Flowers with Therm O Web

Today I have a tutorial using Mixed Media Sheets by Therm O Web to create beautiful backgrounds and unique handmade flowers. I have been using these sheets lately to create backgrounds and even flowers so I thought I’d share with you a tutorial on how I achieved this shabby chic look, with lots of texture and dimension.

Therm O Web Supplies:
iCraft® Mixed Media Sheets • Heavy Weight
iCraft® Mixed Media Sheets • Light Weight
iCraft® Mixed Media Adhesive 2.1 fl oz

Other Supplies:
Acrylic Paints in various colors
Brushes
Water mister
Scissors
Stencils
Gauze
Glitter
Texture pastes
Embellishments

Tutorial

View the complete tutorial on how I made these background and handmade flowers using Mixed Media Sheets. These backgrounds are striking but still very delicate and pretty. These sheets are the perfect canvas and as you could see they hold all sorts of mediums very well. It is really sturdy and I love how the backgrounds turn out when I use it. You can paint a whole sheet and trim it for several projects or cut it into pieces from the start to create backgrounds in different colors. They are easy to adhere to surfaces using Therm O Web tapes and adhesives so you can add it to card fronts or small canvases too!
I would love to hear your thoughts on these cards and the background technique. I had shown a preview of a large sheet I had been working on recently on social media and everyone really wanted to know more details and see a final project made with the backgrounds, so that is why I decided to share this tutorial with Therm O Web!

For more ideas and inspiration remember to subscribe to this blog and also follow Therm O Web on their blog where the designers are sharing new project tutorials every day! Until next time.

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Graciellie Design at Word Art Wednesday – $15 Gift Card & Inspiration Projects

I am joining Word Art Wednesday Challenge today, together with some of Graciellie Design’s Creative Team to showcase their weekly verse printable using our digital stamps. I decided to go for a subtle pool and white card with a touch of gray and Lapis Watercolor Deco Foil.

To view this and other new stamp sets click here.

I printed the verse using a laser printer and foiled the sentiment in Black Deco Foil, which is actually kind of matte. The foiling made the verse look bolder, added contrast and laminated the print. (It’s a super nice effect.) The flowers were foiled with Lapis Watercolor Deco Foil which has blue, silver and champagne hues. By watercoloring the flowers in light blue it made the foiling look tone on tone… Very subtle and elegant. I used Zig markers to color the images.

The die cuts used are all from Spellbinders. I did a lot of die cut layering like in the old days. I added a piece of gray grossgrain ribbon to match the beautiful Laser Silver Lustre cardstock from Paper Temptress.

I invite you to head over to Word Art Wednesday Challenge to check out what the designers created with this beautiful verse and our stamps. WAW designers are featuring cards too, so there are a lot of project ideas for you! Oh, and there is a $15 Gift Card giveaway too so make sure to participate on this week’s challenge for a chance to win new stamps!

Thanks for stopping by.

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Elegant Die Cutting with Victorian Accents & Deco Foil

I always like to start the new year on a serene, positive mood. I mentally set a goal or two -something realistic and achievable- and then I reinforce my sense of patience so I can delight in the simple things of daily life while I wait for those goals to be fulfilled. That being said, once again I start off my creative year with a card and sentiment to inspire you to go out and pursue your goals, knowing that all things are possible to those who believe it, through hard work and kindness.

Supplies:
Dies – Spellbinders Victoria Accents / Spellbinders Fleur de Elegance / Spellbinders Classic Oval Large / Spellbinders Classic Oval Small / Tonic Studios Square Layering Dies
Stamps – Graciellie Design Dream Digital Stamp Set / Graciellie Design Butterflies Digital Stamp Set
Papers – Graciellie Design Black & White Patterns Digital Paper Pack / Graciellie Design Organic Bouquet Digital Paper Pack
Papers – White Laser Printer Cardstock / Therm O Web Decofoil Transfer Sheets in Gold / Wax Paper (for die cutting)

Inks – Ranger Distress Ink in Old Paper
Tools – Evolution Advanced Die Cutting Machine / Canon MG2220 Inkjet Printer / Samsung ML2020W Laser Printer / Mini Minc / Ranger Ink Blending ToolWestcott Titanium Paper Trimmer / Westcott Titanium Non-Adhesive Scissor Small / SU Paper piercing tool /
Adhesives – Therm O Web Zots Small / Therm O Web 3D Foam Squares / iCraft Easy-Tear Tape 1/2″ / Therm O Web Decofoil Hot Melt Adhesive Sheets
Other – May Arts Ribbon 1″ Ivory Crinkle Ribbon

This year I want to play more with my dies, including those old ones we tend to neglect throughout after a while. I’ve always been passionate about die cutting and if you’ve followed me a bit you know how much I enjoy to add layers and layers of elements to my cards. 
For today’s card I used four beautiful, victorian corners to frame my card front. To begin, I used two mats cut from patterned paper in different designs, one of which was foiled. I added more touches of gold to the focal point of the card, using foil for the sentiment and butterfly stamps, as well as for the die cut elements.

Digital files used to create this card can be found on my Etsy shop. Here are the stamp sets and digital paper packs I worked with:

Quick Reminder
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Thanks so much for visiting! Make sure to leave a comment below if you can. I would love to get to know my crafty friends and followers more this year too! Until next time.

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Decofoil Stamping: Mixed Media Poinsettia Card + Christmas Freebies!

Merry Christmas! I couldn’t miss the opportunity to share my final Christmas card of the year with you! This time I am sharing a mixed media card in warm traditional colors. I got the chance to use some mediums I had almost forgotten I had, so that makes my little crafty heart happy!


Supplies:
Dies Cuts: Spellbinders – Heirloom Oval, Damask Motifs, Layered Poinsettia, 5 x 7 Matting Card Basics A, Exquisite Labels 11 / Poppystamps – Holiday Winterberries / ODBD – Fancy Foliage / Die-namites – Budding Branch
Stamp: Graciellie Design Distressed Poinsettia Digital Stamp Set
Inks: Ranger Distress Inks – Barn Door, Vintage Photo
Adhesives: Thermoweb – iCraft Mixed Media Adhesive, Decofoil Hot Melt Adhesive Sheets
Tools: Evolution Advanced die cutting machine / Mini Minc / Ranger Ink Blending Tool / Umbrella Crafts Sponge Dauber / Small brush / SU Paper piercing tool / Samsung ML2020W Laser Printer
Embellishments:  May Arts – 1″ Ivory Crinkle Ribbon, 3″ Olive Tulle, 5/8″ Olive Green Raffia Bows / White pearls / Silver hologram jewels / Styrofoam /
Other: Decofoil Transfer Sheets – Silver, Red, Pewter / Snow-tex / Twinklets Diamond Dust / DecoArt Media Crackle Paint – White / Pan Pastel – Titanium White, Silver

I’ve been using decofoil so much lately and something tells me I won’t stop using it any time soon! It just gives your projects such a unique look… It really takes a card to the next level. This time though I used it to stamp my flower. Of course this poinsettia is a digital stamp, which means I went ahead and printed it with a laser printer and used a laminator with some red decofoil transfer sheet to foil the flower. Once your image is foiled it works just as it would with heat embossing, so you can play with a fun foil resist technique. I colored the poinsettia with a Barn Door diy Distress Spray Ink, sponged it with ink and even rubbed some Titanium White Pan Pastel to add highlights -my new favorite mixed media technique-. To make the center of the flower I crushed some styrofoam and glued it with mixed media adhesive.

For that lovely touch of snow I used Snowtex on the leaves and Twinklets on the center of the flower. I had not used these two in way too long so I was glad to add them to this card! Clearly I layered many embellishments and die cuts to frame the poinsettia and used a bit more of foil on a few die cuts to add some interest. There are many ways to foil cardstock for die cutting but this time I used Decofoil Hot Melt Adhesive sheets. You need to run your cardstock twice through your laminator when you use these sheets, one to stick the adhesive sheet to your cardstock and a second time to foil it. I added texture using different kinds of ribbons too and finished off my card with pearls and jewel stickers.

I hope you find inspiration on today’s card! I bet there’s still a few cards and tags you need to put together so I hope this gives you a few ideas. But before I go, I have a little Christmas present for you, my followers… Two digital stamp sets available for instant download, both celebrate the season with fun and inspiring sentiments and pretty images! Enjoy!

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I’m also spreading the joy of the season with an awesome sale!

Grab our new holiday stamps and papers for just $8.75.
That’s right the complete Christmas collection, including papers! I know these will come in handy for those late minute cards and tags, so don’t miss the chance to get them now!

Here’s another little idea for you! Upcycled kraft bags made into foiled wrapping paper & tag using my Black & White Patterns Digital Stamp Set and the new Distressed Poinsettia Digital Stamp Set. Teachers loved these custom wrapped XL chocolate bars! (I got a bar for myself too… shh… lol)

I send warm wishes to you, hoping you have a peaceful, joyful Christmas, full of gifts, including those for the soul, surrounded by loved ones that truly make you feel loved as well. (If you were to be alone, be alone with the certainty that the Lord’s love surrounds you too on His day.) Good food, good company and if at all possible a bag of crafty gifts… That is my Christmas wish for you! Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

PS: Please mark your calendars for my Blog Anniversary celebration! The big giveaway party goes up on January 1st. See you there!

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Layered Poinsettia Canvas – DIY Christmas Crafts & Holiday Decor –

‘Tis the season to be crafty… Yes, it’s time for holiday crafts! If you’ve followed my tutorials you’ve noticed that I’ve made a few DIY Christmas decor projects since last year. Today I have a poinsettia canvas with lots of layers for a full, tridimensional look. My Christmas decor theme is usually white, cream, gold and bronze. I went ahead and used elements in the same color scheme for my mini media canvas too.

Supplies:
May Arts Ribbon – 1 inch Gold Faux Suede Leaves, STRING/BURLAP – IRIDESCENT WHITE, 1.5 inch White Lace with Ivory Satin Center Ribbon, 3/4 inch Ivory Lace with Pearl Center Ribbon, 3/8 Inch Multi-Size Beaded String – Ivory, 1 Inch SOLID/WRINKLED – IVORY, 5 inch Ivory Tulle
Die Cuts – Spellbinders: Layered Poinsettia / Prima: Forest Leaves
Stamps – Justrite: Festive Poinsettia
Embellishments – Eyelet Outlet: 12mm sticker jewels in white, gold and flower / Twinklets Diamond Dust / Bead Landing word beads / Miscelaneous: Vintage buttons, large pearl stickers, rhinestone stickers, Christmas tree mesh
Adhesives – 3M spray adhesive / UHU all purpose adhesive / hot glue
Tools: Evolution Advanced die cutting machine, American Crafts heat tool, Stanley mini glue gun, SU Simply Scored Stylus, Stamping block
Other – Therm O Web: Amber Watercolor decofoil, Gold decofoil / Cottonwood Arts

To create this piece I started off by putting together the multi layered poinsettias. Click below to learn how I made them.


Layering the canvas is not as difficult as it seems, but again I mixed many different materials:

1. Use spray adhesive to attach gold Christmas tree mesh. (I used a delicate fishnet mesh.)
2. Add several pieces of lace and ribbon to one side of the canvas. (I attached pearl center lace on top of gold satin ribbon.)
3. Make a triple bow from white crinkle ribbon, layer it with iridiscent and pearl beaded string.
4. Gather together tulle ribbon and attach it underneath the white bow.
5. Add the poinsettias on top of the bow.
6. Embellish the tulle with jewels, rhinestones and buttons.
7. Die cut leaves in white cardstock, adding Diamond Dust or any kind of snow glitter and adhere them around the flowers.
8. Die cut more leaves and foil them with decofoil. (I used a multi colored foil.) Adhere the foiled leaves around the flowers.
9. Add a sentiment. (I used a bead word.)

I hope you are inspired to create your own DIY decor pieces this Christmas using craft supplies you already own! This piece is now sitting on one of my book shelves and it goes along perfectly with the rest of our Christmas decor.

For even more inspiration check out our 
Most pinned Christmas card of the year…(click here)



I also invite you to stop by our Etsy shop and check out our NEW Christmas Collection Stamps and Papers! They are available for instant download and just perfect for those last minute cards and tags! 

Click here to shop.
Thanks so much for stopping by! Wish you a wonderful and creative holiday season! Until next time.

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Foiled Digital Stamps using a Laser Printer – Two Cards, Three Different Techniques –

I recently got a laser printer, a wonderful surprise courtesy of my husband who knows how much I love to foil. So yes, I’ve been foiling away my digital stamps on cards and today I’m sharing 3 different ways to foil your cards using Graciellie Design digital stamps from our Etsy shop!

First, let me show you how I worked with a foil resist technique to watercolor this stunning flower! First I printed the flower using my laser printer on regular white cardstock and then ran it through my Minc machine on level 3 layering it with a gold Decofoil transfer sheet. Once the image was foiled (which is quite easy following these steps), I used a waterbrush and Distress inks to watercolor my flower and because the foil resists the color applied you end up with a stunning result as shown below.

Another wonderful thing I was able to make using my new laser printer was to foil the sentiment of the card on vellum. I used a sheet of heavy weight vellum as if it were paper to print the sentiment, which I resized to fit my card, and the ran it through my Minc machine just as I did before using a gold Decofoil transfer sheet.

The third technique I worked with was creating my own foiled patterned paper! This might as well be my favorite technique since it really will save me a lot of money (if you know what I mean). I love all those foiled pads you can find in kraft and patterned papers, but this is just the best since you can turn any design on your files into a foiled background for your projects. Best of all, you can customize it!


Here I created a patterned paper using my own digital stamps (yes, they are THAT versatile) and printed it on white cardstock using the laser printer, which I again foiled as mentioned before using a Minc machine. The result is astonishing and it sure makes a difference once you put your card together!

I invite you to try out this easy, affordable and modern techniques on your own cards! I know you will love it too. But first, don’t forget there’s still time to grab my new stamp sets on SALE right now at our Etsy shop. It’s the perfect opportunity to complete your collection!

Visit the SHOP today! All Summer and off-season stamps are 50% off! All other sets are also on sale with our Buy 2 Get 1 free promo! See you there! Follow me on Facebook today and sign up for our weekly giveaway for a chance to win your favorite stamp set.

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Add-on: I forgot to mention the foiled butterfly die cuts were cut from Therm O Web’s self adhesive toner sheets. They foil beautifully. You could get a similar effect printing your own black sheet of toner on cardstock but this one self adhesive cardstock from Therm O Web is quite sturdy and very smooth too!

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Easter Bunny Frilly Card – Adding Tons of Layers & Texture –

Some of my favorite seasonal die cuts and stamps are Easter / Spring themed. What better season to play with textures, shabby chic layers and cute die cuts? Today I’m sharing a very layered and textured Easter card using some pretty dies and some new supplies I tried out for the first time.

Supplies:
Graciellie Design | Happy Easter Digital Stamp Set
Dies | Spellbinders: Rose Creations, Gold Elements One / Poppystamps: Chocolate Bunny / Cheery Lynn Designs: English Party Doily
Ink | Colorbox Mixed Media Inx in Chiffon
Embellishments | Eyelet Outlet: Vintage Washi Tape, 12mm Jewel Bling – Clear Edge, Swirl Bling -Jewel Champagne / May Arts Ribbon: 4 Millimeter Pearlized String Beads Ribbon / Marion Smith Designs: White pearl stamens / SU: Linen thread
Finishes | DecoArt: Snow-Tex / Shimmerz Spray Sparkle
Miscelaneous | Beige, White & Pink cardstock, permanent clear glue (uhu), lace, pink gross grain ribbon, sponge dauber, palette knife, shelf liner.
This card started out with the need to use some beautiful old die cuts I hadn’t taken out in a while. I created a detailed square using a corner die, die cutting with it twice to cover the squared layer completely. After that, I started adding layer upon layer, distressing the edges and inking them with my new favorite ink: Mix’d Media Inx by Donna Salazar for Colorbox -which I think works perfect for this kind of project-. 
I also made some pretty flowers with another product by Donna Salazar, her beautiful Rose Creations Dies. I shaped them using a basic technique from my Handmade Flowers 1 video tutorial. I alternated the flowers’ layers with beige and pink and inked the petals with the same soft pink ink used before. I also decided to add a layer of grip liner material on the flowers, using the same die to cut it.

Of course, what is a shabby chic card without embellishments? I added DIY banners made with vintage themed washi tape, I added stunning jewels to the center of the flowers, ribbon, pearl stamens, string beads, linen thread, tulle, ribbon and lace. But I think the little bunny die cut gives the card a unique touch after I applied some DecoArt Snow-Tex paste to make it textured!

Finally I added an Easter sentiment from the new digital stamp set Happy Easter.
If you’d like to take a closer look to this and other sets just released click here.

For more Spring inspiration

Hope you enjoyed today’s post and that you found some of the new supplies I tried out great for your own crafting. I will be back soon with part 2 of March’s Versatile Cardmaking series featuring Fancy Pants Designs, where I’ll show you how to expand one same product for different projects! Have a creative week!

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Creating Backgrounds with Digital Stamps – Botanical Friendship Card –

Digital stamps can be used in so many ways! Today I used an image from my new stamp set Hope to create a lace motif background for my card front and even a coordinating layer for the inside of the card.

Main Supplies:
Stamps – Hope digital stamp set, Love digital stamp set by Graciellie Design
Dies – Spellbinders: A2 Matting Basics A, Victoria Accents, Butterflies 2 / Cheery Lynn Designs: English Tea Party Doily / Poppystamps: Holiday Winterberries / Memory Box: Botanical Stem / Heartfelt Creations: Botanical Wings
Frantage Embossing Enamel in Shabby Pink
Miscelaneous – Inkjet printer / Fused Pearl beads / Pearl stamens / Leather textured cardstock in white, cream, light brown / Embossed paper in green / Air dry clay heart / Pearl stickers / Gold button / Ink applicator / Brown inks / Acrylic paint / Brush


Update: You can edit this background using the online program PicMonkey (“add your own overlay”). You can also recolor and resize the background’s format on Microsoft Word.

The classic background that resulted from duplicating the lace motif and editing it’s color guided me towards a vintage / shabby chic design in green, brown and touches of pink. I created a cluster with flowers, butterflies and many different die cuts and embellishments to add dimension to the design. The printed verse stamp from the set Love -cut into a banner- finished the card so nicely, making it a perfect card for a friend not only on Valentine’s but on any occasion.

That pretty heart embellishment was actually created from air dry clay that I cut with a heart shaped cookie cutter, then textured with a pattern stamp and finally heat embossed using some Frantage Embossing Enamel. Like I said in my last post there is virtually no limits when it comes to creating your own embellishments. If you want to learn a few of my go to techniques on embellishments and mixed media click here.

Do you craft your own embellishments? What do you love to make? Tell me in a comment below.

To check out these and other new stamp sets click here.
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Soft Shabby Chic Birthday Card – Mixing Textures & Embellishments –

Adding various textures and embellishments is an essential part of a shabby chic design. All the different elements contribute to the dimension of the card and there is almost no limit as too how much you can add to it. Today I’m sharing a birthday card and a few tips and tricks I follow when creating a mixed media card like this.

Main Supplies
Die Cuts – Spellbinders: Elegant Ovals, Classic Ovals Small, A2 Scalloped Borders One, A2 Valiant Honor / Our Daily Bread Designs: Angel Wings, Fancy Foliage
Stamps – Graciellie Design: Sending Blessings Digital Stamp Set
Paper – Our Daily Bread Designs: Shabby Rose Collection
Ranger: Dried Marigold re-inker, Mini Mister, Blending Tool, Old Paper Distress Ink, Spun Sugar Distress Ink, Idea-ology Crinkle Ribbon
Dreamweaver Pearlescent Embossing Paste
SU Rhinestones
Miscelaneous – Resin heart, wood bird embellishment, pearl flower stamens, 2″ white lace, 6/8″ iridiscent lace, tulle, white acrylic paint, brush, Leather textured cardstock in white and beige.


Tips on creating Shabby Chic projects:

1. Embossing – Texture or embossing paste looks great on a background, and one great tip is you can DIY your own texture paste using baby powder, white glue and white acrylic paint.

2. Stenciling – As for stencils, you can find affordable stencils everywhere. On this card I actually used a very inexpensive stencil I found on a hardware store. 
3. Distress – Another technique you can try out to add texture is to tear, fold or roll your front card layer just as I did here around the edges, and I even tucked a piece of lace underneath.
4. Ribbons & Lace – Add a lot of crinkle ribbon, lace, tulle, gauze or other similar textures, which will give the design the shabby chic look you’re looking for.
5. Embellishments – These are important too, from pearls to wood elements, flower stamens, rhinestones, buttons, die cuts and even resin or clay pieces, almost anything goes with layered shabby chic cards. I learned to make my own resin and clay embellishments using homemade molds. You can try out making your own molds using pieces you already have at home and Easy Mold Silicon Putty. You don’t neccesarily need to make the embellishments out of resin, you can also make them from Air Dry Clay which is faster and easier!
6. Splashes of paint and ink – From sprayed cardstock to droplets of ink, this gives the card the final aged look and it also adds depth to the design. You can create your own ink spray by mixing a bit of re-inker with water. You can also use inexpensive white acrylic paint to add a white patina effect to the embellishments (just like I did with the pink resin heart).

    I hope today’s card and post are helpful to you. Remember each of our creative journeys is different, so don’t feel pressure on using elaborate and/or expensive elements on your cards. Look for things you already have in your stash and play with them to layer your projects!

    To check out this and other new stamp sets click here.

    Thanks for stopping by.

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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