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Giveaway Winner & More Inspiration
- New stamps by Graciellie Design -

Thanks for being part of our April release. We are delighted with all your comments and positive input on our new stamps! Today we have more inspiration for you. But first let's announce our giveaway winner...

April Release Giveaway Winner Cheryl Quilts(Please use the contact form so we can coordinate your prize.)
The designers created so many beautiful projects with our new stamps. Here I included a few new ones that you may not have seen yet...
Shabby Chic card by Lisa Using Stamps from - True Direction -
Mixed Media card by Autumn Using Stamps from - New Beginnings -
Canvas by Lee-Anne Using Stamps from - Guide the Helm -
Mixed Media Journal Page by Riti Using Stamps from - The Journey -
Dimensional Bouquet card by Donna Phelan Using stamps from - Thoughtful Greetings-

Shabby Chic Tag by Karen Using stamps from - In Its Time -
Make sure to click on the designers' names and take a closer look at their projects. We'll be back on May 1st. with a fantastic new release and giveaways…

DIY Distressed Foiling
- Decofoil Backgrounds -

This month I'll be featuring new Thermoweb Decofoil techniques and tutorials on how to create unique foiled effects on paper. Today I'm sharing the first tutorial. You'll learn in a few quick steps how to create unique distressed backgrounds using foil. The result is almost as if you would have painted, splattered and splashed your paper with paint only with a much more beautiful texture, foil.




Supplies:
Thermoweb | Decofoil Transfer Sheets in Gold and Silver, Decofoil Adhesive Pen
Minc Mini machine (or a Foil Laminator)*
3M Spray Adhesive (also suggest Decofoil Fusible Spray Adhesive)
Digital Stamps | Graciellie Design Thoughtful Greetings set
Dies | Spellbinders: Arched Elegance Pocket, A2 Matting Basics
Coloring | Spectrum Noir Markers: CG1, CG2, FS3, TN2, GB8
Miscelaneous | Papers: Vintage handwriting patterned paper, White and Black cardstock / Tools: Printer, scissors, paper trimmer / Embellishments: Crinkle ribbon, silver heart button, gauze
*Not strictly necessary.


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Brand New Stamp Release
Graciellie Design Blog Hop & Giveaway

Welcome to our April release, blog hop and giveaway! Today a group of incredibly talented designers is ready to share with you an outstanding collection of inspiration projects using the new digital stamp sets from this release. I too have a few creative ideas for you...




Here I printed this beautiful flower twice on vellum and colored it from the back with alcohol markers. To learn how I printed and heat embossed this flower in gold check out my video. The dimension on the flower is achieved by fussy cutting each petal and leaf and off-setting them once they're adhere on top of the main image. I added the vellum layer over a fun ombre stenciled background (see tutorial here) and added a little banner with an encouraging sentiment to finish my card.



For my second card I went for a striking foiled look that is actually very difficult to photograph! I used a technique I call Foil Resist with which I can mix foiling and watercoloring. I will have a tutorial on it very soon, so stay tu…