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Oversized Flower Stamps • Using Pigment Powders & Ink Sprays to Color

Hey everyone! We’ve been sharing so many new stamps over at the shop every week and I’ve been very active on social media… So I thought I’d stop by and share a quick step by step on my latest card featuring our latest digital stamp set called Far Away Hugs Digital Stamp Set.

 

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Oversized floral stamps are in! All of us in the design team love to resize and print flowers at around 4″ or 5″ wide and use them off the border of our cards. It’s a bold and trendy look and it’s always fun to create cards with that technique!GraciellieDesign_pinitheart

 

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Check out how I cut this large flower in half to frame my card and create this layered effect!

1. I printed the flower on @cansonpaper_northamerica mixed media paper on a laser printer.

2. I colored the image first with @colourcraftltd brusho and activated the pigment with @ranger_ink Distress Ink Sprays instead of plain water. Finally, I added shading and depth to the petals with an @artezaofficial brush pen.

3. For the card I die cut an Art Deco diamond shape from black cardstock with a @teamspellbinders die and cut it in half.

4. I cut in half the flower and adhered it to the die cut pieces using @thermoweb black foam tape.

5. I attached the layered pieces to each side of the card front vertically to create a shifted frame.

6. I also printed a “far away hugs” sentiment on an inkjet printer on plain white layering weight cardstock, die cut it with a @thermoweb single stitch design circle die and attached it with black foam squares to the center of the card.

7. Finally, I used a @sharpie white paint pen to splatter white dots and create the final artsy look on this card.

 

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Hope this step by step tutorial was helpful! This new stamp set is called Far Away Hugs and it’s available now, instant download and ready to print and create with! Stop by the shop and take a peek!

 

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Up to 60% OFF SALE

If this quarantine is getting on your last nerve, we’ve got you covered! We’re determined on keeping you inspired with a new stamp set design released every Friday, plus sales and freebies! We’re offering up to 60% OFF everything on the shop and a free gift with your order of $10 or more… We’re sharing a new free stamp set gift every week to inspire you to create as we stay home.

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A Cup of Love Handmade Card: Layered Watercolor Wash Background with Deco Foil Clear Toner Sheets and NEW Coffee Stamps

Hello friends! I’m back on the blog with a new card idea! My goal this year is to be able to draw and design a new set each week, and so far so good! The team and I are having so much fun creating! Today’s new set is actually a fun, coffee themed collection called A Cup of Love that comes with a cute Coffee Cup and Heart Sugar Cookies illustrations and sentiments you can use all year round!

For this card, I used 2 separate backgrounds I made a couple years ago and ended up not using… One of them is a watercolor wash on white cardstock (you can watch how I made that HERE) and the second is a stenciled Clear Deco Foil Toner Sheet, using gold embossing paste. I adhered the clear sheet onto the watercolored panel and then mounted this striking combo on a white cardbase.

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The image was printed on a Brother inkjet printer, and colored with Spectrum Noir alcohol markers. I added micro rhinestone stickers to the sugar cookies and some Spectrum Noir Sparkle in clear to the whipped cream and sentiment tag (which I don’t think you’re able to actually see on the pictures). I mounted the image using 3D Zots which works great for deeply textured surfaces!

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And that is it for now! If you love coffee and collect coffee stamps, this set is for you! Be sure to stop by our digital shop and get the new A Cup of Love set 10% OFF, everything else is also marked down for you! Click here to shop.

Thanks so much for stopping by! As always, with each new release we’re hosting TWO WEEKLY GIVEAWAY, going on right now HERE and HERE. Be sure to join for a chance to win a gift card to the shop!

Bye for now. 🙂

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Detailed Watercoloring with the new Iris Digital Stamp Set

Hello! It’s been a while, so I couldn’t miss the chance to stop by and share a new card idea and stamp set with all of you. Actually, this is my first card in months… Life seriously took over and kept me away from crafting. Nevertheless, if you follow me on social media you’ve heard from me and our design team at Graciellie Design…

So far, during the month of January we’ve released 4 new digital stamp sets, a monthly bundle, a digital paper pack and a printable sticker set… Yeah, we’ve been busy! Today, we’re sharing a brand new set, called Family Love… We’ve been showing sneak peeks on social, and everyone has been excited about our new Iris Latifolia flower… This flower digi stamp is very detailed, and I was inspired by a beautiful collection of botanical illustrations while drawing it!

Here’s is the final flower I watercolored using Kuretake Zig Real Brush Markers! I mounted it on a 3D embossed card base, that I made using a Spellbinders folder called Celtic Weave…

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I really took my time with this one and added lots of details… I spent a good amount of time on the shading and added highlights with white goache paint and a sharpie white acrylic paint marker… If you want to see pictures of my progress, click here to visit my Instagram.

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Digital Stamps on Sale

I hope you enjoyed this post! We invite you to stop by our digital shop and check out our new sets! There’s so much to choose from, and such a large variety of sentiments as well! The new -Iris- Family Love digital stamp set is available now, it’s 20% OFF, no code needed. PLUS, we’ve added our January bundle to the sale, and marked down the entire shop… Basically, you’ll get a deal no matter what you add to your cart!

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We wish you a creative and inspiring weekend! Hoping this clean and simple card sparked something in that little crafty brain of yours! We love you, and we appreciate you stopping by today!

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Video Tutorial + New Release & Giveaway with Unity Stamp Co.

Hello friends! I’m so glad to be back with a video tutorial featuring a brand new rubber stamp release with Unity Stamp Co. I am SO excited to share what’s new today, so be sure to scroll to the very end of this post to see all the stamp kits available starting now over at Unity’s website.

Naturally Beautiful Rubber Stamp Kit

I’ve been sharing sneak peeks on social media –here and here– of today’s project. Today’s card is a fresh Summer design with lots of contrast, featuring these hand illustrated orange blossom branches, that I watercolored and fussy cut to create a frame around the glitter stenciled black background and sentiment.

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Watch the Video Tutorial

I’ve included the cardmaking process from start to finish on the video below… This card is basically a whole lot of watercoloring and a bold stenciled background mixed together for a eye catching final design. It wasn’t a complicated card to make at all… All the contrary, actually! The coloring process is so satisfying, with this botanical stamp and all the rest is quite simple. Click below to watch…

Main Supplies
Naturally Beautiful Rubber Stamp Kit
Amalgam Ink in Jet Black
Paul Rubens Watercolors
Canson Mixed Media Paper
1/2″ Purple Tape
TCW Swiss Dot Stencil
Glitz Glitter Gel in White
Deco Foil Stencil Pal
Gina K. Designs Premium Cardstock • Black Onyx
Gina K. Designs Foam Squares Black (320 squares)
Gina K. Designs Foam Tape Black 3/8 in x 12 ft
Westcott 6″ Titanium Precision Scissors – Violet
iCraft Ultra Bond Adhesive 2 fl oz

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Giveaway + Insta Hop

For a chance to win a $20 gift card to Unity’s rubber stamp shop, be sure to join our Instagram Hop happening right now! All you need to join is click here, and follow the hop from there! You could win 1 of the 5, $20 gift cards!!! So much fun!

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That’s all for now. Thanks so much for stopping by! Before you go, here’s a peek at all the new rubber stamp sets available now at Unity.

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