09 July 2016

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!

Card made using Hope - Digital Stamp Set


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!

03 July 2016

Summer Flowers using Digital Stamps
- Shop our Summer Sale -

Summer is on at Graciellie Design with 2 sales you can't miss! 
I've been having fun with some beautiful digital stamps from our latest releases and using bright colors in honor of the season. I really like to mix bold patterns and bright colors to create contrast on Summer themed cards.


But I do want to share the fun with all of you, so I'm adding a new Summer Sale discount to our SHOP starting today...







Card made using one of our Summer stamp sets: Guide the Helm

There's also a great sale so you can grab any of our other stamp sets!

Card made using our new set: Elegant Greetings

I colored the flowers with Spectrum Noir markers and lightly mist them with Sheer Shimmer. I fussy cut both images and adhered them with foam tape on a panel colored with ink sprays and embellished with patterned paper strips. I stenciled my second card with Dreamweaver Pearlescent Embossing Paste and also finished it with a few foiled details, using Thermoweb Decofoil in Magenta.

Don't miss the chance to complete your stamp collection.
Visit our Etsy shop today and take advantage of both our Summer Sales today. Click HERE to view all the new releases.

Thanks for stopping by today! Until next time... Stay crafty.

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02 July 2016

Fresh & Fruity with Sunny Studio Stamps
- Fun Summer Card Ideas -

Summer crafts can be so fun, especially with the sweet images from Sunny Studio Stamps. Today I'm sharing 3 cards I created with stamps from the set Fresh & Fruity... It's so fun and versatile! My favorite thing about these stamps is all the options you get so you can add little faces and other details to your images.





I created patterned backgrounds with the fun fruit images which I heat embossed in glitter gold and white. I went for an ombre look on 2 cards and I decided to watercolor the strawberries on my first card with distress inks. I also foiled the edges on my second card and discover the Thermoweb's Champagne transfer foil matches perfectly the tone of gold on Clearsnap's Glitter Gold embossing powder.


Sunny Studio Stamps has a brand new release and I already picked my favorites! They also have fun, versatile dies that go along perfect with their sweet stamps. Make sure you head to their blog (that will be featuring my cards today) and shop to check out their collection. If you stop by the blog I invite you to leave Mendi (the designer behind all these sweet stamps) a comment too!

That's it for now. Hope you are enjoying your Summer so far! Until next time... Stay crafty.

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