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Stenciled with Foil & Glitter - Tutorial with the new Mixed Media Medium

There's a new tutorial up on Therm O Web with a technique I know you will want to try out! Using new products from Therm O Web's new lines -Rebekah Meier's and Gina K's- today I show you how to create beautiful ombre backgrounds with foil and glitter (oh my!)...




TutorialClick here to see the complete step by step tutorial and list of supplies!Do let me know if you are going to try this out. Until next time!

Here it is! New Video Tutorial - Watercolor Wash Backgrounds for Cards

Yay! Finally! Today I have a new video tutorial on these watercolor wash backgrounds I've been making lately! My followers have been asking to know more and some wanted to see the process! I've been wanting to make a video tutorial for a while and this seemed like the perfect opportunity to get back on track! 
The background I'm painting on the video is based on the ones I used for today's cards. I got new watercolor colors and I've been playing with warmer washes. I love how easy it is to finish a card when you use a watercolor wash... I love adding bold images and sentiments foiled on vellum. These sentiments are actually from my latest digi stamp release on Etsy and I think they look perfect on these backgrounds.


I am not using watercolor cardstock today, instead I am painting on metallic cardstock. This cardstock is called Cryogen White Iridescentand it is carried byPaper Temptress. It has a subtle shimmer and when your watercolor dries the cardstock sparkles …

30% OFF just for you! -This Weekend Only- & Lots of inspiration!

That's right! I wanted to stop by to let you know about our sale! This weekend only get 30% OFF all our digital stamps and papers! This is an exclusive offer for our social media friends! If you haven't subscribed to Graciellie Design on Instagram I invite you follow us there too.


Are you still thinking about trying out digital stamps? Do you need more inspiration? Well, below I have a video with many, many projects the design team and I have shared during the last few months. Our digis are amazing for coloring, but we have stretched them and have used them for foiling, foil resist coloring, watercoloring, heat embossing, paper piercing, and much, much more!



If you're still not convinced after seeing all these beautiful projects, let me show you another video in which I share some tips and tricks using our digi stamps!


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Watercolor Wash Backgrounds & Big Foiled Butterflies + This month's Winner

A few weeks ago I tried out new watercolors -those that come in tubes-. I was surprised to learn how pigmented they are and how much they allowed me to play with the colors, blending them to create beautiful washes. Well, that is exactly how today's cards started off!



This month's release at the shop was very special to me, because it is my birthday month and we had a special bonus stamp release (Pray Digital Stamp Set). I have been so technique driven this month that I based my stamp choice for today purely on how I wanted to finish off these backgrounds. I used 3 colors for this watercolored wash: Ultramarine, Rose and Purple Pale.

These stunning butterflies are from a set called Persevere -available now on Etsy-. I printed the butterflies on vellum at around 3.5 and 2.5 inches (using Microsoft Word to resize and arrange my print), using a laser printer. I then foiled them at low temperature with a Silver Deco Foil Transfer Sheet. I fussy cut each butterfly and attached them…

Personalized Photo Frames with Deco Foil + Freebies

Sometimes we just need a little something extra to make your home decor pop! Today I have a fun idea using Deco Foil to personalize your photo frames and make them extra special and there is a complete tutorial too that comes with some very cute freebies!



Therm O Web Supplies:
Deco Foil™ PeelnStick Toner Sheets
Deco Foil™ Transfer Sheets • Gold12″ Foil 
Laminator

Other Supplies:
Two Journaling Cards (free printables)
Photo frame
Floral Patterned Paper
Hot Pink Paper

Tutorial & FreebiesClick here to find the complete step by step tutorial on this project at Therm O Web's blog.You'll see that it really takes no time to make and very little supplies! There are 2 free files included that you can make not only this project with but also notecards and journaling cards also! Enjoy.


Can't wait to hear your thoughts on this idea! Would you try it out? This frame with photos of my newborn daughter and a second one with photos of my son are now hanging on my craftroom! It goes perfect…

Tone on Tone Stamping & Coloring - Stunning Mason Jar Bouquet Stamps

Today I'm sharing my first card using one of Sweet 'n Sassy's new stamp setMason Jar Bouquet! This set is so pretty, so versatile and is perfect for coloring.




I stamped the flowers in hot pink dye ink and colored them in the same color, to create a tone on tone effect. I have been using watercolor markers to color a lot lately and I've also been drawn to bright, summer colors. I watercolored this flowers in hot pink using very little water and added a fresh green on the leaves. I decided they would look great with a few green leaf die cuts. I used foam squares to give them dimension.

The sentiments in this set are so beautiful, a very nice font and size. I was able to stamp this Mother's Day greeting  in black, on one side of the die cut panel matching the rest of the card design.


The images are so striking and pretty I really didn't need to do much for my card base. I just die cut a large intricate panel, cut it in half and layered the pieces creating a lace b…

Wow! No Line Coloring with Digital Stamps May - New Release + New Guest Designer

Yes, wow! I've seen everyone doing no line coloring with clear or rubber stamps but I knew it had to be possible with digis too! I'll get into it in a minute! Today is our May Release Blog Hop and this one is extra special because May is my birthday month! We have 5 new stamp sets, 2 of which have been available as a pre-release on the shop and of course the designers have prepared amazing inspiration posts that you can't miss! I am featuring below one of our newest stamp sets: Amazing Things, that includes a lovely vintage floral image and 5 encouraging sentiments perfect for those who need hope for things ahead.


I have 2 printers, a "regular" inkjet and a laser printer. Both are super useful for digital stamp printing. Laser prints allow you to foil and watercolor images without any smearing. Inkjet allows you to heat emboss on some glossy/non-porous papers and is great for copic coloring, but guess what? It smears with water... So I thought that if I printed t…

Perfect Technique for Mass Producing Cards - Quilted cards with Therm O Web

I'm up on Therm O Web's blog today sharing a fun card idea that is colorful, cute and also perfect for mass producing. Faux quilted cards are easy to make once you have your design set and you get lots of paper pieces from cutting a pattern so you can make many cards at once. 


Therm O Web Supplies:
Memory Tape Runner XL™
iCraft Easy Cut Adhesive™ Sheets • Lg
Deco Foil™ Transfer Sheets • Silver Stars
Zots™ Singles • 3-D

Other Supplies:Patterned Paper Pack
Ruler
Scissors
Paper Trimmer
White cardstock
Rhinestone stickers

Make sure you check out the complete tutorial on how to make faux quilted cards by clicking here. For more ideas and inspiration follow Therm O Web's blog for more ideas on how to use their foils, adhesives and other products.