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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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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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Textured Poinsettias monochromatic christmas card

I finally had a chance to photograph my card for today! Between rainy days and some needed rest, at last I was able to spend a whole morning in my craft room. Christmas will be here before we know it and I love Poinsettias, so today I’m sharing a lovely clean and layered card with lots of different textures and elements!

One of my favorite colors for Christmas cards is pool / aquamarine. I used at least 3 tones of white and used sand / beige too. I always find that silver metallic accents compliment cards beautifully when I use this color combination!

To achieve the texture on my Poinsettias I used one of my favorite non-crafty supplies: shelf liner. This shape is a bit tricky to die cut on the liner because of the flower’s tiny center… Sometimes the petals may separate but you can always adhere them back to the ensemble.

The accents added included pearl stamens, craft metal and metallic cardstock die cuts, rhinestones and a word bead. The white column on the right adds graphic, minimalist structure to balance all the texture on the card… Love how the design turned out!

I hope you enjoyed today’s post! Do you like adding texture to your cards too? Thanks so much for stopping by. ‘Til next time!

Sharing with: SSS Monday Challenge – Ombre (patterned background on my card) / SSS Wednesday Challenge – AG / The Crazy Challenge – Shabby Chic / Crafty Boots – Gold or Silver / 7 Kids College Fund – AG

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In His Time

Hello! I want to share a card I made using some lovely items from Classy Cards ‘n Such store. It is a monochromatic square card in pink and white.

To make this lovely card I die cut four square medallions with Spellbinders Damask Motifs from Stardream Rose Quartz metallic cardstock (sincerely, one of my favorite cardstocks). I added the medallions one next to the other to cover the front of the white card base. Next I added a piece of 3/8″ gross grain ribbon across the middle of the card, vertically.

I heat embossed a sentiment from Our Daily Bread Designs Faith stamp set in Silver detail, on white cardstock. I die cut the sentiment using Spellbinders Adorning Squares and then I stenciled the resulting label with Ranger Distress Ink in Spun Sugar, using Ranger’s Mini Ink Blending Tool.

I die cut four flowers from Stardream Rose Quartz, with Small Blooming Poinsettia by PoppyStamps. I double layered each flower and with one of them I didn’t add the largest layer, to make it smaller.
I love so much the size of these die cuts and how they result in small and delicate flowers, perfect for embellishing without overwhelming the front of a card. I added Baby Rhinestones – Silver to the center of the flowers and also to the corners of the label, since they match so well the silver heat embossing.

This is one lovely, elegant, and pretty Christmas card with an encouraging verse, perfect for any occasion. I hope I’ve inspired you today with this post. I invite you to click on the links to check out each supply used, or to visit Classy Cards ‘n Such store today, to check out all the new items added. If you do purchase remember to use my code Gracie-10 during checkout to get 10% off your entire order!

Thanks so much for stopping by.

This card is participating in:
Anything Goes – Our Daily Bread Designs
Anything Goes/Use your imagination – Christmas Stampin’ All Year Long 
Pink Christmas – Gingle Belles
Sketch – Completely Christmas
Embellish It – Christmas Cards All Year ‘Round

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Autumn Simplicity

Hello everyone! It’s time for a new challenge at Classy Cards ‘n Such: 1-2-3 Use 1 of something, use 2 of something, use 3 of something. I went for a clean and layered, male, fall design in green and brown. For my card I used one embellishment (bow), two stamps (pear and sentiment) and 3 die cuts from Spellbinders A2 Matting Basics A.

First I stamped the pear image and the sentiment with Memento ink in Tuxedo Black on off white leather textured cardstock. These classic looking stamps are from Inky Antics’ Holy Spirit’s Fruit set. Once done, I used the out of the box technique to die cut a small label leaving part of the pear image outside of it. I colored the image with Spectrum Noir markers from their Greens set. The texture of the cardstock gave the pear a nice texture, but it almost doesn’t show on the photo. I also stenciled the label with Distress Ink in Peeled Paint. 

I adhered the central label on a light brown label, which was also added to a larger patterned layer. I printed the digital paper on White Pearl Linen. I ran across a strip of gross grain ribbon in light brown across the center of the patterned layer (vertically) and tied a little bow under the main label. I used a light brown card base that ties everything together to perfection. 

Please join our challenge this week for a chance to win a special prize. And remember to click on the items’ links above to check them out on the Classy Cards ‘n Such store.

Thanks so much for your visit.

This card is participating in:
Anything Goes – Word Art Wednesday
Anything Goes with a Handmade Bow – Craft-Dee BowZ