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Giveaways & Fun! Happy National Coffee Day!

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Welcome to the very anticipated National Coffee Day Blog Hop and celebration with Coffee Loving Cardmakers!

Lots of blogs are coming together today to celebrate and share our love for coffee crafts! There are amazing prizes on every stop plus lots of inspiration! Our designers are offering a stamp set on each of their blogs. That means you’ll have 5 extra chances to win our new stamps!

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To make the day even more exciting, today Graciellie Design is releasing
3 new digital sets on Etsy • Stay CozyFall Wishes • Coffee Lovers SVG •
PLUS!
1 new coffee rubber stamp kit with Unity • One Sip at a Time
And of course, they’re ALL on SALE!
In fact ALL our coffee themed stamps both rubber and digital
are ON SALE this weekend!

Click here to check out our coffee themed rubber stamp kits at Unity.

 

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Click here to get your favorite digital coffee stamp sets on Etsy.

 

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Stay Cozy

My first card features the new digi stamp set Stay Cozy. A new version of this set is also available as a rubber stamp kit at Unity, Cozy Layers Mode! The digital set comes with 2 images, the heart/cinammon retro mug and the tea bag. The rubber kit comes with 3 images, the retro mug, the cinnamon and a holly branch, all separate so you can mix and match.

I colored this cute image with watercolor markers and printed the sentiment on vellum. I added the images to a mixed media background with lots of fun layers consisting of modeling paste, Distress Oxide inks, embossing enamel, mica, glitter and Deco Foil.

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Click below to see more creative ideas using these stamps, using Stay Cozy Stamp Set. Also available as a rubber stamp kit at Unity Stamp Co.
Each designer is offering a prize too!

Esther Asbury

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Gloria Lee

Using Stay Cozy Digital Stamp Set
Also available as a rubber stamp kit at Unity Stamp Co.

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Milagros Asensio

Using Stay Cozy Digital Stamp Set
Also available as a rubber stamp kit at Unity Stamp Co.

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Coffee Lovers SVG

While I was making my cards for this event, I felt the need to have a tag card, and coffee themed elements and words. I didn’t have dies like that to cut them, so I decided to go ahead and put together an SVG pack that includes 39 coffee / tea cuts… It’s called Coffee Lovers and it’s so much fun! Love all the possibilities with these SVGS. Click here to see everything this pack includes!

My second card for today features the new SVGS! I used my Cricut Explore Air 2 to cut lots and lots of elements, in different kinds of papers, that I then layered and adhered around the white card base. I added a touch of gloss with the new GK Crystalline Drops! The SVG phrase is actually 2 separate words that I welded using the option on Cricut Design Space. These are very easy to use and you can upload them to your Cricut, Silhouette and even Brother Scan-n-Cut platforms. They can be resized to any size and combined however you like, which makes this set so fun!

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Click below to see more creative ideas using Coffee Lovers SVG!
Each designer is offering a prize too!

Helen Gullett

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Maria Pilar

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Fall Wishes

Our third digital set of the day is part of a seasonal collection that many of you have been enjoying! It’s called Fall Wishes. This stamp set comes with a tea cup floret in the Fall theme… We love to see everyone’s take on our tea cup floret stamps and we can’t wait to see what you’ll make with our latest one!

Here is more inspiration by the design team using Fall Wishes Digital Stamp Set. Each stop has a prize for those who comment and subscribe!

Tenia Nelson

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Esther Asbury

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Gloria Lee

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Giveaway

For a chance to win a $25 gift card to our stamp shop:

1. Subscribe to this blog (on sidebar).
2. Leave a comment below letting us know which of our new sets is your favorite!

For extra entries…

1. Make sure to visit each of the designers blogs. Each stop is offering a brand new coffee stamp set as a gift to one lucky winner!
2. Follow Graciellie Design on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter (on sidebar).

Winners will be announced on
Monday, October 8th on our blogs and social media!

Coffee Lovers Contest Winner

The winner of the amazing Coffee Loving Papercrafters Facebook group contest IS: CRYSTAL O. MINKLER. She used the Tea Cup Floret rubber stamp kit by Unity!

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Congratulations! You won a $75 shopping spree to our digital stamp shop! WOW!
Please send me a message on Facebook so we can coordinate your price.

All the entries were absolutely fantastic! We are so inspired! Truly overwhelmed with the wonderful response and stunning cards using our coffee themed stamps!

Join the National Coffee Day Blog Hop

Next on the hop is DL ART. To start the blog hop from the very start visit Coffee Loving Cardmakers or click on the Inlinz below to view all the blogs participating! Thanks SO, SO MUCH, for stopping by and joining the fun! AND, thanks so much Amy for inviting me to be part of this awesome hop. It’s always an honor and I love to be able to connect with everyone involved. Love me some coffee friends!

Off to hop… Happy crafting!

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Winners + Girl in a Garden • Window Shaker Card with Unity Stamp Co.

Happy Saturday! I wanted to stop by and share with you a shaker card I made recently with the new Girl in a Garden rubber stamp kit by Unity. It was so much fun to make. I colored the image live on Instagram and now I’m sharing the finished card! (Make sure to follow me on IG so you can join my live videos too!)

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I colored this pretty girl with Kuretake Zig Clean Color watercolor markers. I layered several colors from Lilac to Pink and even Flesh Color to get all the undertones you see on the finished card. I didn’t use watercolor paper this time, just a cardstock I get locally that happens to hold water nicely but watercolor paper would have worked amazing too. I waited for each layer of color to dry, to then come back and add more shading, especially to the skirt.

This kit comes with add-on elements that you can stamp together with the girl image. In this case, the basket was stamped and colored separately and fussy cut and adhered afterwards. I used Mustard and Oatmeal to color the basket and Lilac and Light Violet for the Lavender. Once the basket was added to the girl image, I colored the sky with Light Blue. That final detail completed the scene perfectly.

When I finished coloring these images I knew exactly what I wanted to make with them. I used a window die, that I altered to make smaller, and made the stamped image look as the view from outside. The window is also a shaker. It is a thinner shaker so I didn’t add that many sequins, but that’s ok because more sequins would have covered the girl completely. These beautiful sequins are also from Unity and the acetate is a Clear Toner Sheet from Therm O Web.

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For the card background, I wanted to make it look like the interior of the house, and so I played with the idea of wallpaper and white crown moulding, using patterned papers and a strip of white cardstock scored manually. I think this is a fun way to complete the card and goes along perfect with the scene created with the stamps.

To finish, I stamped and heat emboss the sentiment “May your feet take you where your heart wants to go” in silver on a piece of Parchment Vellum from Paper Temptress (which stamps beautifully for detailed stamps such as this sentiment).

This new stamp kit is 50% off right now.
Click here to take a closer look,
see beautiful samples by the girls at Unity and get it today!

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Giveaway Winner

CINDY HOLMES and ELI MARGRETHE KVINGE are the winners of our new digital release giveaway (see previous post) and they both won a $10 gift card each to shop their favorite new stamp sets. Girls you should be subscribed to the blog and hopefully you’ll be able to see you won. Please when you do, contact me using the contact button on the “about” section on the top of my blog. Thanks so much to everyone who participated!

Please be sure to also stop by my etsy shop
and checkout our new discount coupon! 

We want you to have a happy and crafty weekend,
so we created a new coupon just for you!!!
Get 40% OFF when you buy 10 ITEMS in the shop.
Use code 40OFF10 to apply the discount!
We are so excited to be able to share this new offer and we can’t wait to see what you make with all you’re getting!
Instant and easy download as always and 40% OFF…
Happy crafting!

 

 

 

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Embrace the Sweetness! New • fresh & fun • Digi Stamps & Inspiration Projects

A happy Summer hello! Today is an extra sweet day because we are releasing 3 new LOVELY digital stamp sets that we are all in love with here at Graciellie Design. The girls and I will be sharing inspiration projects featuring these new stamps and today I wanted to share all I’ve be working on behind the scenes!

Our 3 new digi sets are fresh, fun, all things happy and sweet, and also perfect for Summer. I included lots of meaningful sentiments to these sets so we’ve got you covered for lots of different occasions.

You Matter

You Matter is one of our new digital stamp sets and here is my take using this lovely floral vignette. This flower reminds us a lot of an Ohio Spiderwort! This handdrawn stamp can be resized and aligned to create frames or borders and it comes with beautiful, encouraging sentiments! Printing it oversized and layering it on a patterned background with the same flower gave me the perfect base for a loose watercolored card.

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I made a background adding multiple flowers randomly on Photoshop, but you could as well use programs like PicMonkey or even Microsoft Word to achieve this same look! I printed separate flowers that I colored with Zig Clean Color Markers -very loosely- and then fussy cut with Westcott Precision Tip Scissors. I did some ink smooshing using the same markers I used to color the focal flowers and then adhered the fussy cut images using 3D Zots for a simple yet striking layered effect.

For cards like this one I like to keep it simple and so I finished it off with a sentiment banner added across the bottom of the card front and some rhinestone stickers. All these images were printed with a Samsung M2020W Laser Printer and heat set with a heat tool prior to watercoloring.

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Sweetness

Next, is probably one of my favorite sets ever. It is called Sweetness and it is an absolute joy to color and play with! It comes with an ice cream bouquet or flower ice cream and some amazing sentiments! I got brand new sequins from Unity Stamp Co. and of course I couldn’t resist making a shaker background! I played with the image again to create a backgound but this time I printed it on Deco Foil Clear Toner Sheets and then ran it through the Laminator with Gold Deco Foil Transfer Sheets to make it look like this. (Best printable acetate I’ve ever tried out! Works great with our digital stamps.)

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To put together the shaker background, first of all, I used a patterned paper base from Simple Stories Hello Summer Collection. To adhere the Clear Toner Sheet I added to thin layers of strips of Deco Foil Foam Adhesive that I trimmed using a Westcott paper trimmer along the edges of the base. That gave me more than enough space to the sequins to move without making the shaker too bulky.

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As you can see I mixed a bunch of different sequins packs (LOL). These new sequins are magical and so irresistible! I also added some Halo Medium (or chunky) glitter by Stampendous to the shaker, which is my go to glitter these days. To seal and complete the shaker backround, all I did is peel off the backing from the foam adhesive attach the foiled Clear Toner Sheet and then cover it with a thin frame cut from a blue patterned paper from the Echo Park Cartabella’s Summer Splash Collection. To cut this thin frame I layered 2 A2 Matting Basics Dies by Spellbinders. I attached it with a Sticky Dot Mini Tape Runner by Therm O Web and voila!

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For the ice cream bouquet, I again watercolored it using Kuretake Zig Clean Color markers and fussy cut it with precision scissors. To make the card even more fun, I added a stitched tag die cut from patterned paper. The tag die is from Therm O Web’s Decorative Tag Set by Gina K and the paper is from the Echo Park Summer Dreams pad. I added a piece of white ribbon to the tag, which I tucked underneath the floral ice cream. To finish this off I added a banner with the printed birthday sentiment to one side of the card and adhered some sequins here and there with Mixed Media Adhesive.

Happiness

My third card features one more new digital stamp set called Happiness. This one comes with a super fun to color mason jar watermelon juice and lots of special sentiments. This set coordinates with Unity’s Happiness is Homemade (with the mason jar lemonade), and you could mix and match sentiments and images if you want to, since they were designed to work together.

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Again, I watercolored this cute mason jar with Zig Clean Color markers. For my mason jar stamps, I like to layer different colors and also glitter, sequins and rhinestones to add movement to the interior. Somehow the different hues and the sparkle bring the mason jar to life, every time!

As for the card layout, this one is quite simple. I used patterned papers and a piece  of gold foiled Doodles Deco Foil Clear Toner Sheet, all layered and then added the sentiment as a tag, sideways, exactly like I did for the previous card!

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That’s it for today! It was quite a long post but I am so happy to have a chance to share some of the details and a bit of the process behind these cards and of course let you know about the new digi stamps! You HAVE to try this out! As long as you have access to a computer and a printer, or to someone who can print the images for you, you are all set! AND, since these are an instant download, you’ll be able to color and play right away! What is not to love!

Make sure to click here and visit the shop, add these 3 new sets to your card and get 10% off automatically! How about that!

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Thanks so much for stopping by! I’ll be back soon with more crafty ideas! Until then.

Sharing with: SSS Wednesday Challenge – Fun in the Sun / ModSquadChallenge – Floral

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Happiness is Homemade – New Stamp Kits with Unity Stamp Co.

Yay! A happy Summer hello everyone! Today I’m excited to be back with new rubber stamp kits for you! I’m thrilled to be introducing together with Unity Stamp Co. 3 new kits that are available now! From an interactive seed packet to a fun and fresh mason jar lemonade, this release includes some beautiful must-haves!

I love playing with color and this beautiful mason jar lemonade from my new kit Happiness is Homemade is the kind of stamp that will allow you to do just that! Glitter, foiled washi, patterned paper and watercolors, this card was so much fun to make!

Happiness is Homemade comes with a mason jar lemonade and also 2 tags to which you can stamp the sentiments that come with the kit. You can mix and match the elements or even use the tag stamps to personalize your card or gift with the recipient’s name. Just lots of fun!UnityStampCompany_HappinessisHomemade_LemonadeCard_GraciellieDesign_1

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The stamped image is the main focus of the card. I colored it with Zig Clean Color markers using them as watercolors, mixing yellows and pinks and greens. Next I used a Uni-Ball Signo white gel pen to add details. I couldn’t resist embellishing the lemonade with rhinestone stickers and Gold Halo Medium Glitter. I adhered the glitter with Mixed Media Adhesive by Therm O Web and tried to make it look as if it were floating inside the mason jar. I also added lots of dimension the the stamped images adhering them with 3D Zots.

To make the background I watercolored a white card base with a pink Zig marker and then started layering it with stripes of blue patterned paper and pieces of gold foiled washi tape. I also cut a circle from yellow patterned paper with the largest circle die from the Double Stitch Design set by Gina K. for Therm O Web. That circle gives you the feel of a sunny Summer day and it is just a simple yet fun element to add. All the patterned papers used for this card come from the new Hello Summer paper collection by Simple Stories (my fav lately).

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As always, I’ve included some very nice sentiments in these kits… I’m all about the sentiments and I hope you love these new kits as much as we do at Unity. Make sure to join the new release live video release party RIGHT NOW on Unity’s Facebook page and their blog hop for a chance to win some new stamps and see lots and lots of inspiration by the design team over at their blog.

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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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3 Giveaways + New Magnolia Dreams Collection & Paper Temptress Blog Hop

Today is the beginning of a new design team term and we are introducing 13 amazing designers from all over the world! Also, we are celebrating this new journey with a digital collection like you’ve never seen before!

Our August release features for the first time a unique coordinating collection called Magnolia Dreams that includes a stamp set; a paper pack in 2 of my favorite colors: Fuscia and Teal; and, for the first time on our shop, an SVG set of 5 cuts that coordinate with the patterns on our new paper pack.

Graciellie Design is also collaborating this month with Paper Temptress not only with this amazing blog hop but also with an exclusive specialty paper release created to coordinate perfectly with our new Magnolia Dreams collection

This variety pack is a physical product that includes 23 sheets of high quality cardstock and it even includes a few extra ribbon goodies! It is available for purchase on Paper Temptress shop starting today! The colors were carefully selected to match our digital paper pack perfectly and the colors, textures and metallics you will get in this pack are beyond stunning!

My card for today is a mix of everything fuscia and teal from the new release! I drew this Magnolia flower from scratch inspired on the beautiful vintage Magnolia branch motif on the digital papers. This flower comes with a transparent background (just as the sentiments do). I uploaded the flower to my Cricut space, saved it as a print and cut file and the Cricut Explore Air 2 cut it out for me, saving me lots of time!

The flower was colored with Prismacolor pencils. This is my second time using this medium and though it takes longer than other coloring media do, you are able to add so much detail to the image. In this case I layered the color slowly and blended using 3 colors and a light color that helped create a soft transition between every hue.

All the papers used on this card come from Paper Temptress Magnolia Dreams Specialty Paper Collection. I used Cryogen White to print the digital papers (which makes the patterns shimmer), Nero Incandescent for the black frames, Teal Basis for the branch die cuts, Kraft for the printed sentiment and a delicate soft pink for the cardbase.

The patterns, colors and cardstocks coordinate so nicely and the result you’re going to get with this collection will always be bright and beautiful! All I needed to do to finish this card was add some teal rhinestones from Eyelet Outlet and I was done!


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Now for the fun part, 12 designers are joining us today for our blog hop, 6 from Graciellie Design and 6 from Paper Temptress and both companies are giving away prizes that 3 lucky readers can win! Paper Temtpress is giving away 2 variety packages filled with their gorgeous papers. Graciellie Design is giving away the entire Magnolia Dreams digital collection! Each company will select a winner from comments left on each stop. You need to leave a comment on every blog to be eligible to win!


Graciellie Design
Arjita
Cynthia
Peggy
Regina
Terri

Paper Temptress
Melanie
Vicki
Ginny
Holley 

This is a very special blog hop so I hope you have fun along with all of us! Tomorrow we will be introducing the rest of Graciellie Design’s new team in a second blog hop! We may or may not have another giveaway (wink), so make sure to come back tomorrow! I know you will be super inspired this month with our new designers and I can’t wait to hear what you think about this collection and all our project ideas!

      
  
      

Before you go, don’t forget to click here and check out all our new products on the shop today. This month when you buy the entire Magnolia Dreams collection you’ll get a free gift (no code needed / gift is sent directly to your email).

That’s it for now! See you tomorrow.

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New Pre-Release Handlettered Stamps – Coloring with Ink Sprays

As May approaches Graciellie Design gets ready for a brand new release but May is going to be an extra fun month because it is my birthday! To celebrate I put together a very special stamp set that includes a bonet girl (that I absolutely love) and handlettered sentiments! For the first time I digitalized my handlettering and decided to create this set and share it as a pre-release! So yes, Pray is now available on the shop!

The set includes 2 versions of the bonet girl, the one you see in the cover and a second one that allows you to color her dress, do paper piercing and more! For my card today I decided to foil this sweet girl and color her wish splashes of ink spray. The images foil beautifully, and gives the card a store-bought look.
Today is the beginning of our May pre-release so starting tomorrow the designers will all be sharing their take on this new sweet set. Make sure to join us, as we share on our blogs and social media throughout the week.

If you love this set help us share the excitement and leave a comment so we know what you think. For more details and to get this set now visit us at the shop here. Thanks so much for stopping by!

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So much inspiration for you! + Our April Giveaway!

That’s right! This month is another special month for Graciellie Design. Our shop continues to grow with new stamp collections and our team can’t stop creating! So today we bring you more inspiration, project ideas and beautiful stamp sets -available now on our digital shop-.

Before we start, we would like to announce our 2 winners for the month of March! The winner of $20 gift card to our digital shop is Tiffelijah! The winner of a $20 gift card to Paper Temptress is being announced on their blog, so head over there -after you finish our blog hop- to find out if you are the lucky winner.

Today I’m showcasing these bold and elegant roses from our new set Strong & Courageous-. This new stamp set is one of the most complete sets we’ve ever had on the shop. It includes 4 sentiments and 4 images. It is actually a pop-up stamp set, meaning that it allows you to decoupage the flowers and leaves if you want to. Although it’s digital the stamps come ready to use, you just need to print the base flower and the pop-up flower in the same size and they will fit perfectly! |

I printed the roses on vellum and white cardstock and then foiled them using Silver and Lapis Watercolor Deco Foil. I painted the back of a couple of vellum flowers with a bit of Antique Linen Distress Paint and found out during the process that any acrylic paint works to create the same effect. The color shows through the vellum and gives the flower a totally different look.

Many of you always wonder what to use to adhere vellum and in this case to also give dimension to the pieces… One of my favorite adhesives for transparencies are Zots. They are completely translucent and they also have dimensional zots that are perfect for this technique.

Since the flowers are a statement on their own, I decided to just add a simple frame and splatter some white acrylic paint to complete the card front. The verses included in this stamp set are so inspiring that I had to add them to the card, so they were foiled and adhered to the inside of the notecards.

More ideas and inspiration are ahead. Stop by the blogs listed below to check out how the designers are using our new stamps this month! In addition to that, part of the team will also be featuring Westcott Brand products. We love to fussy cut flowers and other images here at Graciellie Design and Westcott has some of the best precision scissors out there, so we are very excited to be partnering with them this month!

Leave a comment on each stop 
for a chance to win a $15 gift card!
April Guest Designer:

The winner will be announced on the 15th. I invite you to subscribe to the blog (on sidebar) and follow me on social media so you don’t miss a thing! Thanks so much for taking a minute to join our new release. Make sure to also go to our shop –here– and grab some new stamps!

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March New Release at our Digital Shop!!! Blog Hop + $15 Gift Card

It’s time for our March release at Graciellie Design’s Digital Shop! The team and I are sharing lots of inspiration, tips and ideas on how to use our new collection of digital stamps. We also have a giveaway, so stick with us to learn how you could win!

I’ve been playing a lot with foil resist techniques using different mediums. This time I colored these lovely Lace Flowers with pigment inks, blending different colors to achieve a soft and pretty look.

This card is also a shaker card, so it was fun to make too! To have it be a flatter shaker I used glitter. To finish the card I added a foiled sentiment on vellum and a few rhinestones. The final effect of this card is truly soft and very Spring forward!

For my second card I used Hello Gorgeous, a must-have digi set the designers and I truly enjoyed coloring! I printed the flowers on a laser printer, heated the toner ink to set it completely just in case and brought out my Zigs to create a beautiful blend of blues and greens. Just when you thought digis couldn’t be watercolored… I’ve tried almost every technique with digis (see here), so don’t feel intimidated! (Besides, it will save you time and money! Yay!)

All that yummy sparkle on the flowers was added with shimmer spray, but you could also use glitter glue or glitter pens. The sparkle on the papers is actually original to some amazing metallic cardstocks (Juniper Berry Glimmer and Onyx Mica/Metallic) from an online shop I love: Paper Temptress. This card is just a little taste of what’s coming on March 15th, as we will have a blog hop with Paper Temptress’ designers to showcase our stamps together with their beautiful cardstocks!

Now, come check out what the designers prepared for you! 
Leave a comment on every stop for a chance to win a $15 gift card to the shop!

Gayatri

Agnieska

Barbara Thompson

Maria Pilar

Zmorka 

Shylaashree

Larissa Pittman

Once you finish hopping stop by the shop to take a closer look at the new release! Digitals are so versatile and so affordable you will love them!

ADD-ON: The winner of our Valentine’s Blog Hop is: Janis! Congratulations. Please email me to claim your prize.

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New Stamp Release + Giveaway! -Introducing our new Creative Team-

Welcome to Graciellie Design’s first stamp release for 2017! We are so glad you’re here! Today we are starting off with not only new stamp sets but also a new team of designers that will make your day with the beautiful projects they have made for you!

This new release includes 4 brand new sets with inspiring images and sentiments that you can resize, recolor, foil, decoupage and much, much more! As you follow along today’s blog hop you will have a chance to see each of our new stamps used in creative ways. I know you will be inspired by the designer’s project ideas.

Today I’m using stamps from –You are Loved-. I couldn’t resist foiling this romantic rose on vellum. To give the card a soft contrast I used one of the new watercolor Deco Foil, that actually has different tones of lilac and purple allowing the image to really glow and stand out. I colored the back of the vellum with magenta using a Spectrum Noir alcohol marker.

The sentiment was also foiled on white opaline cardstock, letting it be framed by the vellum stamped flowers for a striking effect. Though this card is monochromatic, it has a beautiful contrast thanks to all the different tones of purples and pinks the foil reflects.


We have a giveaway for 1 lucky winner! 

All you need to do is leave a comment on each of the stops on the blog hop for a chance to win a $13 gift certificate to the shop! Make sure to follow each of the girls as we will continue to share ideas and inspiration in the near future.

Zmorka 
Ginny Maxam
Maria Pilar
Larissa Pittman
Barbara Thompson
Shylaashree
Gayatri

Can’t wait to hear your thoughts on our new release and read your comments on our new creative team’s blogs! We are happy to let you know that there is more to come very soon, so stay tuned.
Winners will be announced on our Valentine’s Blog Hop on February 14th. Be sure to follow us so you don’t miss out. We invite you to come take a closer look at our new stamps HERE, and join the conversation on social media using #gracielliedesign.
Until next time!