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Unicorn Card with TCW - Magical Tutorial with lots of Sparkle & Color

I'm sharing a magical tutorial today withThe Crafter's Workshop. A unicorn stenciled and foiled card with lots of color and sparkle. I love stencils and the depth they add to projects and today you'll see how only one stencil gives you so much interest.

I'll be showing you how to make a two toned foiled pattern with TCW Harlequin stencil using Deco Foil Transfer Gel. This is going to be fun, I can assure you and the best part is that you will be able to make a project just like this to if you follow the tutorial.

Check out the complete step by step tutorial on The Crafter's Workshop blog.Leave me a comment on TCW blog letting me know what you favorite texture or element on this card is. Do you love the watercolors? The foiled effect? The glitter on the magical unicorn?

Thanks so much for stopping by. Now follow me to TCW blog and check out all the details to today's project!

Monoprinted with Paints & Sparkle - Card with Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps

I'm sharing a new card with Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps today and I'm bringing lots of sparkle and mixed media to cheer up your day.

To make today's card I monoprinted a background with my gel press, a stencil and craft paints and once I removed the card panel from the gel press, while the paint was still wet I sprinkled glitter, mica and other beautiful texture elements that add shimmer to to the card.

I made a border using a strip of patterned paper and an SVG border cut that I created and then added two flowers lightly colored and fussy cut. Finally I stamped a Happy Birthday sentiment, in beautiful cursive font, on a matching patterned paper banner. This Magnolia flower and this sentiment are from a set I designed for SNSS called Floral Greetings. 

Hope you enjoyed today's post. Until next time!

Sharing a little Art Journaling / Mixed Media Illustration

One of the things I've been noticing this year is I've been diving in the world of mixed media, willing to experiment more and being more technique driven than ever. One of the beautiful things I've come across with all of my interest is art journaling and mixed media illustration. It's so new to me, not that I didn't know about it, but I honestly thought I would never find the time or the ability or the resources... Being able to start is just amazing and so, so inspiring! That comes with a price -at least for me-. Insecurities come to light when you're trying out something new, they surface as a reminder of how impossible achieving something is. But if I've learned something in this life, it's that nothing is impossible, it may require some time and effort and patience. The key is doing what you love, sooner or later you will get there.

By no means am I saying that I dominate this thing -this beautiful thing called Art Journaling-, but I'm so happ…

Donut Cards with Gina K. Designs for Therm O Web + Free Printable

This month has flown by and it's time for a new tutorial with Therm O Web. Today I have a must-try technique and even a free printable to make it even easier to create this Donut Birthday Cards featuring the new Gina K. Designs product line by Therm O Web!

Find the complete step by step tutorial here. You will find the free printable download link there too! If you ever wanted to make cute, colorful cards with a touch of foil, this new product line makes it super easy for you! Of course as a designer I always try to stretch the products and come up with innovative ways to use them. This double stitch circle dies are not only meant for layering anymore!

Leave me a comment on Therm O Web's blog letting me know what you think about this fun technique!

In case you're wondering, yes, these customized foiled sentiments come from one of my digital paper packs called You are the Sweetest available now on my Etsy shop.

Thanks so much for reading! Will be back tomorrow with a …

Lilac Inspiration with Magnolia Dreams - Blog Hop & Winners!

Today is our inspiration blog hop with our GD shop team and there will be so many different project ideas for you! I wanted to share an elegant an easy to make set of notecards in beautiful lilac and aqua. The new digital paper pack Magnolia Dreams has a color palette that allows you to play with a few more colors other than fuscia and teal. You'll see me mixing and matching SVG cuts, some mine and another from a different designer and also traditional die cuts. Follow me to check out how I made these dreamy cards.

I am using 2 tones of lilac specialty cardstock and an aqua cardstock by by Paper Temptress, our collab partner this month who created a specialty paper pack that will let you make a large amount of projects in a variety of colors matching the patterns from our digital pack perfectly.

This card base has 3 different layers. I used Paper Temptress Aqua Basis 80#, Amethist Mica Metallic and Mountain Rose Glimmer.

Layer 1. I started of by cutting our A2 detailed medallion p…

New Tutorial with The Crafter's Workshop: Monoprinted and Textured Backgrounds

Today is the beginning of my journey as part of the The Crafter's Workshop Stencils Design Team and I couldn't be happier. To celebrate I'm sharing a detailed step by step tutorial on these Tropical themed monoprinted and textured cards on TCW's blog
Out of all the stencil techniques I've tried out, adding texture to stenciled patterns has to be one of my favorite things to do. You'll find glitter, embossing powder, mica as texture finishes, and it was lots of fun to experiment with all those different mediums. I'm also using one of my favorite stencils: TCW643 Infinite Lace by Rebekah Meier. I used craft paints this time and as you can see I've been into bold, Summer colors lately so I had to go for a strong color combo this time also. I used the new Magnolia Dreams flower stamp to finish my cards, some SVG leaf cuts and a word bead colored with alcohol markers.

TUTORIALClick here to view the complete step by step tutorial on TCW Stencils blog. This…

Adding Shimmer to SVG cuts Easily + Giveaway! - New Digital Release and Design Team!

We started the month with an amazing blog hop with Paper Tempress and today we continue the celebration with our New Release Blog Hop. Today we introduce more new designers that have joined our team for 2017-2018 and who have many project ideas that I know you'll love!

We have released 3 new stamp sets, a paper pack and an SVG set! We have a special collection for the first time called Magnolia Dreams that includes coordinating stamps, papers and SVG cuts. It has a beautiful color theme in fuscia and teal. To complement this collection, Paper Temptress has put together a specialty paper pack that coordinates with the theme. You can find out more about that on yesterday's blog hop!

Today I have a card and a gift card holder to share featuring the Magnolia Dreams collection. I'm having lots of fun with the new svg cut files and I love that I was able to design them to coordinate with the pattern in the digital papers.

The new SVG files are so versatile. I resized the medallio…

3 Giveaways + New Magnolia Dreams Collection & Paper Temptress Blog Hop

Today is the beginning of a new design team term and we are introducing 13 amazing designers from all over the world! Also, we are celebrating this new journey with a digital collection like you've never seen before!

Our August release features for the first time a unique coordinating collection called Magnolia Dreamsthat includes a stamp set; a paper pack in 2 of my favorite colors: Fuscia and Teal; and, for the first time on our shop, an SVG set of 5 cuts that coordinate with the patterns on our new paper pack.

Graciellie Design is also collaborating this month with Paper Temptress not only with this amazing blog hop but also with an exclusive specialty paper release created to coordinate perfectly with our new Magnolia Dreams collection

This variety pack is a physical product that includes 23 sheets of high quality cardstock and it even includes a few extra ribbon goodies! It is available for purchase on Paper Temptress shop starting today! The colors were carefully selected t…