15 August 2016

More Inspiration: August Stamp Release
- And our Giveaway Winner! -

It's finally time for our inspiration blog hop! Today we have more project ideas using our new August stamp release. If you haven't had a chance to visit our shop and check out our collection click HERE. To all of you who have been part of our celebration,our designers and followers -old and new-, thanks for making of this new release a success!

My card for today features yet again one of my favorite stamp sets from the new collection: Sent with a Prayer. I am using again the leaf images as embellishments (printed and foiled on acetate), thanks to the help of a Samsung laser printer, a Mini Minc machine and Deco foil transfer sheets. The sentiment from the same stamp set was printed and then foiled with matte black Deco Foil to add even more contrast against the brown cardstock.




I layered all the elements on this design on a vintage patterned paper panel, that I aged even more applying ink sprays in Vintage Photo, Peeled Paint and also some Pan Pastel in Titanium White. I also used DecoArt Media white crackle paint on the flowers and then I watered it down a bit to add some droplets to the flowers and part of the card panel.

The flowers, laces, ribbons and twine from May Arts Ribbon gave lots of texture to this Fall inspired card. I also added pieces of a stunning vintage washi tape from the Eyelet Outlet here and there. Other embellishments such as the gold buttons, big pearls and wood clip finish the look of the flower cluster. I foiled the metal gear embellishment using Deco Foil Adhesive Pen and a piece of Deco Foil transfer sheet to match the gold on the leaves.

I hope you are inspired by the array of projects the designers have prepared for you today. Follow the links below to check out how they used the new stamps from this month's release!


Make sure to leave a comment on every stop! If you love what you see be sure to subscribe by email to the designers and to this blog so you don't miss a thing!

And of course, I cannot go without announcing first our giveaway WINNER from our August 1st blog hop. The winner of a new stamp set of their choice plus the new Black & White Patterns Paper Pack is: Marty Fishman. Congratulations! Please use the contact form to get in touch and I will send out your prize!

If you didn't win and you love our stamps, what are you waiting for? Come over to the shop and get our new stamps today (available individually and as a bundle)! Click HERE to check out the entire collection.

Need more inspiration? Visit our idea gallery using Graciellie Design digital stamps here.

Sharing with: Dies R Us - Doily and/or Lace / Petal Lu - AG / Stempelgarten - Flowers & Plants / Happy Little Stampers - August Mixed Media Challenge / Inkspirational - Patterned Paper / Mod Squad Challenge - Sew easy / A Gem of a Challenge - Buttons & Bows / Love 2 Create - AG / Mixed Media / Creative Artiste - AG Mixed Media / Crafting with an Attitude - AG / Add a Sentiment / Sisterhood of Crafters - Close to Nature / Crafty Addicts - AG/Friends / SSS Wednesday Challenge - Go Wild / WordArt Wednesday - AG / HOC - Use Twine / Great Impressions - AG

01 August 2016

DIY Foiled Acetate Embellishments
- New Stamp Release Blog Hop + Giveaway -

This month we have a NEW release for you at our Graciellie Design stamp shop and this time we are also releasing a Special Edition Digital Paper Pack! So welcome to our celebration! As always you'll have a chance to get our new stamps before anyone else does, so stay tuned until the end of this post to find out how to win!




We have 6 NEW STAMP SETS and our NEW Black & White Patterns Digital Paper Pack that we designed to match the new release. These papers are special because they are meant to be used for foiled backgrounds as well as custom colored backgrounds, since it can be edited very easily!

Here are the new digital papers custom foiled in different colors.

Today I am using one of my favorite sets from the new collection: Sent with a Prayer. I wanted to try out using digital stamps in a completely new way, so I created some foiled acetate embellishments using my laser printer and the images on this new stamp set, plus a Minc machine (or laminator). The result is stunning, and the pieces look just like the ones you would buy on a craft store!


To make these acetate embellishments:
1. Use acetate instead of paper to print -with a laser printer- your desired image. (You can resize these stamps to print them in different sizes, even using simple programs such as Microsoft Office Word).

2. Once printed cover the acetate sheet with any desired color of Decofoil Transfer Sheets and run it through a Minc machine (or laminator) in a low setting.

3. Remove the foil transfer sheet to reveal the foiled images and fussy cut them to create your clear embellishments.

It's really that easy! TIP: The acetate may want to slide during the printing process. To prevent this from happening use a smooth cloth to rub the acetate.


GIVEAWAY
To give everyone even more chances to win we are ending our blog hop on Facebook this time! Visit each of the links below, subscribe to our blog newsletters and leave a comment for your chance of winning a new stamp set of your choice plus the new Black & White Patterns paper pack!

Graciellie Design
Karen L.
Autumn
Darlene P.
Helen
Lori
Jesenia P.
Graciellie Design on FB

Our special guest designers will inspire you with their projects using our new stamps! We even have a video tutorial featuring our friend Helen, that I know you'll enjoy! Make sure to check her video out too.

Thanks so much for stopping by! We will be back on August 15th to announce our winner and also share some more inspiration projects with you. Make sure to stop by the shop HERE and take a closer look to our new stamp release! You can get your favorite sets individually or get the complete release bundle for a special price!

Stay connected with us through social media (check blog's sidebar) so you don't miss any new giveaways, sales and freebies! Until next time.

Sharing with: Memory Box - Yellow / Card and Scrap - AG / HOC - Use twine / Paper Nest Dolls - AG / Love to Scrap - Take 2 /

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