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Foil Resist Watercoloring with Deco Foil - Series Part II

Today I'm sharing part 2 of my foil resist coloring tutorials on Therm O Web's blog! Last time I used Deco Foil and pigment inks but today I will be using watercolor markers as my coloring medium to show you how quick and easy you can create a card with this foil resist technique.



Therm O Web Supplies:
Deco Foil™ Transfer Sheets • Gold
12″ Foil Laminator
3D White Foam Sticky Strips • 1/2 in
iCraft Adhesive™ Tape • 1/2 in
Memory Tape Runner XL™

Other Supplies:
Free Journaling Card Printable (download here)
Watercolor Markers
Acetate
Water mister
Cardstock in white, hot pink and aqua
Small paper trimmer



Foil Resist Watercoloring Tutorial This card will take you minutes to make! You can try out different color combinations to customize it! It also comes with a free download printable so you can try out this technique at home and print as many times as you like!

To view the complete step by step tutorial and download the free printable used click here. Make sure to leave a comment when yo…

Graciellie Design at Word Art Wednesday - $15 Gift Card & Inspiration Projects

I am joining Word Art Wednesday Challenge today, together with some of Graciellie Design's Creative Team to showcase their weekly verse printable using our digital stamps. I decided to go for a subtle pool and white card with a touch of gray and Lapis Watercolor Deco Foil.




To view this and other new stamp sets click here.
I printed the verse using a laser printer and foiled the sentiment in Black Deco Foil, which is actually kind of matte. The foiling made the verse look bolder, added contrast and laminated the print. (It's a super nice effect.) The flowers were foiled with Lapis Watercolor Deco Foilwhich has blue, silver and champagne hues. By watercoloring the flowers in light blue it made the foiling look tone on tone... Very subtle and elegant. I used Zig markers to color the images.

The die cuts used are all from Spellbinders. I did a lot of die cut layering like in the old days. I added a piece of gray grossgrain ribbon to match the beautiful Laser Silver Lustre cardstoc…

Watercolored Peony with Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps

I've been loving my Zig markers and have been using it so much lately! Today once again I'm sharing a beautiful emboss resist watercolored peony from Peaceful Peonies by Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps. I used a color I don't usually use but it sure makes you think of Summer! I'm also using a couple of stunning papers from Paper Temptress today!


I do not use watercolor paper to color since I am unable to find it where I live, but I use a paper that does not absorb the water so much and I use little water and that does the trick. I'm guessing the paper (called Opalina), is very compressed or has a thin coating that makes it work well with watercolors. I used yellow, hot pink and a peachy pink to color the flowers and two tones of green for the leaves.


To make the flower look even fuller I added leaf die cuts in olive green and also some ferns in Gold Metallic Vellum. The sentiment was stamped and heat embossed on heavyweight vellum #48 in gold sparkle embossing powder whi…

Trust in God with Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps

Today I'm sharing a simple but versatile idea to mix and enhance your card front using 2 different stamp sets to create a focal sentiment and a verse to go along with it.


My card has a striking, beautiful color palette. The fun polka dot pattern on the background adds a fun touch to the card. This is a bright and feminine ensemble that says Summer all along.



The encouraging word and verse are perfect for the card front. I used one of the words from Words of Life as the focal sentiment and then I stamped right under it a verse from Peaceful Peonies.I framed the inspiring sentiment with decorative die cuts and a heat embossed peony I colored with watercolor markers.



I invite you to stop by Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps shopto take a closer look at these and many other new stamps. The shop has also a 50% off stamp and die sale you might like too! For more inspiration remember to follow SNSS blog, where the designers share project ideas constantly!

I will be back soon with more to share f…

DIY Foil Resist Coloring with Deco Foil & Pigment Inks

I've been playing with foil resist ideas lately and today I have a super easy DIY Foil Resist Coloring tutorial that will give you gorgeous results every time! Although the technique is quick, I'll guide you through the entire process to show you how I put together my card. 


Therm O Web Supplies:
Deco Foil™ Transfer Sheets • Gold
Deco Foil™ Toner SheetsiCraft 
Mixed Media Adhesive 2.1 fl oz
3D White Foam Sticky Strips • 1/2 in
3D White Foam Squares • Combo Pack
Zots™ Singles • 3-D12" Foil Laminator Other Supplies:
Digital Flower Stamp
Pigment inks in different colors
Small sponge dauber
Leaf Dies
Floral Patterned Paper
White, Pink and Light Green cardstock
Laser Printer
Die Cutting Machine

TUTORIAL
The foil resist technique in itself only requires a foiled image and inks... It's really that simple... This is as easy as coloring can get! Make sure to click here to visit Therm O Web's blog and check out the complete step by step tutorial. Do leave me a comment letting me k…

Paper Temptress & Graciellie Design Team Up - Blog Hop + $40 in Prizes

We have so much inspiration for you today! Graciellie Design is teaming up with Paper Temptress for the day and we are all going to be sharing pure gorgeousness featuring stamps from our shop and stunning specialty papers from Paper Temptress. We'll be showing you techniques and tips on how to use digital stamps with these beautiful papers.




I am using today a stunning Opal Mica Metallic cardstock for my mixed media background that you can find on Paper Temptress online shop. The quality of these cardstock is amazing and with this project I was happy to discover that you can actually watercolor the mica cardstock and it's shimmer will show through. Amazing right? Also, I am featuring one of our new stamp sets: Hello Gorgeous. It includes a detailed flower image and beautiful modern sentiments.

I watercolored both the flowers and the background with Stampin' Up Watercolor Crayons in Earth Tones. I added touches of Gold Deco Foil here and there using a Deco Foil Adhesive Pen …

Beautiful Camellias - Spring Cardmaking Inspiration with Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps

Today I want to brighten up your day with a pop of yellow with this fresh and Spring forward handmade card. A splash of watercolor and some alcohol marker coloring against a clean background sure makes you dream of Spring and Summer...



I used my latest stamp design for Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps, Floral Greetings. You get 2 floral images in this set and I decided to go with the Camellia bloom this time. I stamped it multiple times and fussy cut 2 flowers and as many leaves I could. Although the background was watercolored the flowers were colored with Spectrum Noir markers in different tones of yellow.


I used the flowers to frame the minimalist die cut wreath and added a few strips of blue and green cardstock to break the structure of the card front at the same time that it blends in the color palette. Finally I adhered a banner with a greeting stamped and heat embossed in gold on vellum and added some rhinestones to finish the card.


More inspiration using this stamp set can be found o…

March New Release at our Digital Shop!!! Blog Hop + $15 Gift Card

It's time for our March release at Graciellie Design's Digital Shop! The team and I are sharing lots of inspiration, tips and ideas on how to use our new collection of digital stamps. We also have a giveaway, so stick with us to learn how you could win!



I've been playing a lot with foil resist techniques using different mediums. This time I colored these lovely Lace Flowers with pigment inks, blending different colors to achieve a soft and pretty look.

This card is also a shaker card, so it was fun to make too! To have it be a flatter shaker I used glitter. To finish the card I added a foiled sentiment on vellum and a few rhinestones. The final effect of this card is truly soft and very Spring forward!





For my second card I used Hello Gorgeous, a must-have digi set the designers and I truly enjoyed coloring! I printed the flowers on a laser printer, heated the toner ink to set it completely just in case and brought out my Zigs to create a beautiful blend of blues and green…