15 August 2017

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 panel from the new Magnolia Dreams SVG pack on the Cricut Explore Air 2. That is going to be our first layer, sitting on top of the card base.

Layer 2. I also cut a Anna Griffin Flourish Cards and Embellishments card base sized to an A2. I did cut the back of the flourish card to create a matching layer for the medallion panel. Although the designs are different both of the panels match to perfection and you can see a hint of the flourish design under the medallion panel for a modern layered die cut look that is so on trend right now!

Layer 3. Our third layer is smooth. It's a simple A2 card panel cut from one of the patterns in the new Magnolia Dreams digital paper pack. Place this panel underneath the flourish and medallion layers.


Layer 4. Of course we need to embellish our notecards. I cut a traditional stitched circle die cut from the new Therm O Web Gina K. Designs line (from the Large Set) and added it to the center of the card.

Layer 5. Add a piece of lilac gross grain ribbon across the card panel and then add the last layer, a medallion SVG embellishment that comes in the new Magnolia Dreams SVG pack. Optional: Add some sparkle to the medallion customizing it with glitter. There is a super easy way to make your own matching glitter svg cuts. More on that technique HERE.



A rhinestone embellishment finishes off these notecards beautifully. Notecards shouldn't be plain. The new Magnolia SVG cuts are so fast to make using your electronic cutter and they look so detailed and elegant. Customize your notecards mixing and matching cuts and create a personalized card that everyone will love!

Want more project ideas?
Follow the blog hop below to check out what our awesome designers created today. Do leave them a comment if you like what you see (which I'm sure you will). They are sharing new techniques and new product in unique ways! Enjoy...



Remember that this month you get a free stamp set when you buy the complete Magnolia Dreams Collection, that includes stamps, papers and SVG pack. Each set is sold separately and when added together to your cart, once your order is placed you will get a free set in your email. Click here to shop.


Thanks so much for stopping by today. Before we go we have some WINNERS to announce! Congratulations to:

Day 1 / Magnolia Dreams Collection

Day 2 / $10 coupon

Congratulations! Remember to send me an email through the contact form (go to contact tab on blog header) so I can send you your prize!

That's it for now! Stay crafty.

10 August 2017

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.




TUTORIAL

Click here to view the complete step by step tutorial on TCW Stencils blog. This technique makes your backgrounds look so elaborate, especially with this beautiful medallion stencil, but you'll find that it is not hard to make at all. You will need to get your hands dirty with paints -which is one of the most freeing aspects of mixed media- but other than that, I know you will love making this project.


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Leave me a comment letting me know what you think! It's my first time posting for TCW so it would be great to hear from you! Thanks so much for stopping by. See you on TCW's blog!



02 August 2017

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 medallion on Cricut Design Space and cut them in 2 different sizes. The large one was cut from Teal Basis 80# which is a matte cardstock, I used a brush to apply mixed media adhesive and then covered it with Colorbox Winter Frost glitter. The smaller medallion was cut from Self Adhesive Toner Sheets and then foiled with Teal Deco Foil in a laminator. These are just 2 ways you can customize your SVG cuts and as you can see it is very simple to do!


I cut the gift card holder with one of Anna Griffin's newest cartridges, cutting all the elements with our new digital patterned papers. Our digital paper pack comes with a Magnolia branch clipart and those are the perfect finishing embellishments for your projects. I usually like to finish my printed elements with a bit of Glitter Dust spray which not only seals the print but also adds a beautiful soft sparkle. That is another fun way of adding shimmer to your SVG cuts and the best part is this spray won't smudge the ink on your prints, on the contrary it will protect them and make them more durable.



As you can see even the inside of the gift card holder uses digital paper prints. Digital paper packs are the perfect way to customize projects, but my favorite part is you can print them over and over again, so you never run out of your favorite patterns.

New Release Blog Hop
Leave a comment on the blogs below for a chance to win a $10 off coupon to the shop! Share with you friends and invite them to join us this month so they have a chance to win too! 


Thanks for stopping by today! For more ideas and inspiration follow us on Pinterest! For more chances to win, click here and join yesterday's blog hop too!

Before you go, don't forget to click here and check out all our new products on the shop today. This month when you buy the entire Magnolia Dreams collection you'll get a free gift (no code needed / gift is sent directly to your email).






01 August 2017

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 Dreams that 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 to match our digital paper pack perfectly and the colors, textures and metallics you will get in this pack are beyond stunning!


My card for today is a mix of everything fuscia and teal from the new release! I drew this Magnolia flower from scratch inspired on the beautiful vintage Magnolia branch motif on the digital papers. This flower comes with a transparent background (just as the sentiments do). I uploaded the flower to my Cricut space, saved it as a print and cut file and the Cricut Explore Air 2 cut it out for me, saving me lots of time!

The flower was colored with Prismacolor pencils. This is my second time using this medium and though it takes longer than other coloring media do, you are able to add so much detail to the image. In this case I layered the color slowly and blended using 3 colors and a light color that helped create a soft transition between every hue.

All the papers used on this card come from Paper Temptress Magnolia Dreams Specialty Paper Collection. I used Cryogen White to print the digital papers (which makes the patterns shimmer), Nero Incandescent for the black frames, Teal Basis for the branch die cuts, Kraft for the printed sentiment and a delicate soft pink for the cardbase.

The patterns, colors and cardstocks coordinate so nicely and the result you're going to get with this collection will always be bright and beautiful! All I needed to do to finish this card was add some teal rhinestones from Eyelet Outlet and I was done!


GIVEAWAY
Now for the fun part, 12 designers are joining us today for our blog hop, 6 from Graciellie Design and 6 from Paper Temptress and both companies are giving away prizes that 3 lucky readers can win! Paper Temtpress is giving away 2 variety packages filled with their gorgeous papers. Graciellie Design is giving away the entire Magnolia Dreams digital collection! Each company will select a winner from comments left on each stop. You need to leave a comment on every blog to be eligible to win!


Graciellie Design
Arjita
Cynthia
Peggy
Regina
Terri


Paper Temptress
Melanie
Vicki
Ginny
Holley 


This is a very special blog hop so I hope you have fun along with all of us! Tomorrow we will be introducing the rest of Graciellie Design's new team in a second blog hop! We may or may not have another giveaway (wink), so make sure to come back tomorrow! I know you will be super inspired this month with our new designers and I can't wait to hear what you think about this collection and all our project ideas!

      
  
      



Before you go, don't forget to click here and check out all our new products on the shop today. This month when you buy the entire Magnolia Dreams collection you'll get a free gift (no code needed / gift is sent directly to your email).


That's it for now! See you tomorrow.





25 July 2017

Tutorial: Stitched Tile Sky Background with Therm O Web & Waffle Flower Stamps

I'm back with a new tutorial for Therm O Web and this time I am also featuring a cute new stamp set from Waffle Flower Stamps. I have a step by step on how to create a Stitched Tile Sky Background.




Tutorial

Click here view the complete tutorial on how to create this Tile Sky Background card with Gina K. Designs Therm O Web products.


That's it for today. I love how cute the images look on this tile cloud background. The foiled clouds add a perfect touch! Hope you enjoy the tutorial. See you on Therm O Web's blog!



17 July 2017

New Technique Video: Mottled Foil Backgrounds for Cards with Mixed Media Foils & Foam Sheets

Today I have a video tutorial to share using new products from Rebekah Meier Designs line for Therm O Web to create a mixed media butterfly card. I'm also going to be showing you how to make a mottled foil background for your handmade cards with the new Mixed Media Foam Sheets and Foils! This technique is super easy, doesn't require a laminator and it will make your backgrounds pop every time.




TUTORIAL

Click here to visit Therm O Web and watch the video tutorial. A complete list of supplies is included also. You'll find that this technique is not only different but also very easy to incorporate on your projects! Rebekah Meier's line can be mixed and matched with Therm O Web's original Mixed Media Line to create the most unique effects!


Add-on: Butterflies used are from digital stamp set Persevere.

Let me know your thoughts! Would you dip your toe in the mixed media world with this technique? That's all for now. See you on Therm O Web!



06 July 2017

Trying Prismacolor Pencils for the first time with Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps

Coloring mediums have been all I've thought about this year, from Zig markers to watercolors... But today I'm trying out Prismacolor pencils for the first time! It is a different medium, slower to begin with, but it is -oh so totally- worth it!



I decided to use Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps Mason Jar Bouquet flowers to try out my Prismacolors for the first time. I didn't use any solution to blend the colors, I simple did it the classic way... Layering. Layering requires patience and if you have some form of arthritis you'll feel uncomforable at some point but if you don't press the pencil too hard, apply the color with small circular strokes you will achieve a neat transition.

The flowers turned out so delicate and pretty that I decided to create a very intricate lace card base for them using Anna Griffin's Elegant Embellishments 2 cartridge on my new Cricut Explore Air 2. This card has so many delicate layers and it makes the images look even more classic and elegant. I decided to add a sentiment from my clear stamp set Floral Greetings released by Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps early this year. And I think nothing says classic like ribbon so I tied a matching pink bow around the card front and embellished it with a gold button.  



If you want to take a closer look at these stamps visit SNSS shop here. There are many, many more beautiful stamp sets to choose from and even 2 more clear stamp sets I designed myself. That is all for now. I hope you give this coloring medium a try one of these days too! Until next time.


01 July 2017

40% OFF Everything! Annual Summer Sale at Graciellie Design Digital Shop


The past months have been jam packed with stunning creations by the design team and I too have been busy sharing project ideas and tutorials so you can see all the possibilities of our digital stamps! As of today I am preparing for the start of a new DT term and while I do that, our most exciting sale of the year is taking place... You will not want to miss this!

YES, 40% off everything on the shop! Just use code SUMMER2017 during checkout! This sale may not come back next year so make sure you get all those sets on your wishlist today!


Have you followed our blog hops so far? Here are all of my projects featuring stamps from the shop! Just as you I love a product that gives me lots of possibilities, and these digis give you an infinite amount of alternatives from foiling, to embossing, watercoloring, coloring, ink sprays and so much more! Have you been wanting to try out some of these projects? Well, take advantage of this sale and grab all of your favorite sets and then come back to the blog and search for the tutorials on those images so we can guide you through the process!


Here are a few tutorials you might want to try out!


Foil Resist Coloring with Colorbox Inks using Digital Stamps
Find tutorial HERE


More tutorials on Pinterest

These are just a couple of project ideas. There are so many tutorials on this blog and also on our Pinterest board HERE. The designers have created all sorts of beautiful cards and tags and mixed media projects so make sure you check those out too!

Shop

That is it for today! This sale is not going to last long so don't miss out! Visit the shop HERE and don't forget to leave a review and favorite our shop so you always get updates on our new releases! 


Will be back soon with more tutorials and project ideas to share! Until next time!


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