22 May 2017

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!)...




Tutorial

Click 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!

20 May 2017

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 Iridescent and it is carried by Paper Temptress. It has a subtle shimmer and when your watercolor dries the cardstock sparkles through the color... Just beautiful.



I think making these backgrounds is my new crafty addiction! The process is very spontaneous so it is also relaxing and inspiring. I hope you are able to try it out too. If you do, do tag me on social media using #gracielliedesign


For more inspiration make sure you check out some other cards I shared recently using the same technique. I go through the details of how I put them together so that might be interesting for you also!


That is it! Thanks so much for visiting! I will be back with a new tutorial very soon! I invite you to subscribe by email to this blog so you don't miss any of our new projects!


18 May 2017

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!


Follow me to my Etsy Studio shop and take advantage of this sale! 
To get your 30% OFF just use our coupon code IGFRIENDS30 during checkout!
Click here to check out our latest stamp collections.




I'm so glad you stopped by! I invite you to share this sale with all your crafty friends... Help us spread the word! Until next time.




15 May 2017

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 to the background.




We have lots of inspiration for you today -as always-, so make sure you leave each of these talented ladies some love!

Shylaa Shree
Barbara Thompson
MarĂ­a Pilar
Agnieszka Wolnicka-Pawlik
Ginny Maxam
Arjita Sepaha Singh

Guest Designer:
Maria Luisa



Winners

This month's winner of a $10 Gift Card + Our Special Release Set Pray is: Kathy the Teawife Congratulations! Please send me an email through the contact form so I can send you your prize!

We also have another winner! We never got an email from our Westcott Brand Scissors' winner so we had to draw a new one! The new winner is: CherylQuilts

Once you finish the blog hop I hope you do come visit us at our Etsy shop! There are so many sets for your crafty projects there! I know you will find something perfect for your cardmaking style! 


Thanks for visiting today! Until next time.


08 May 2017

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 & Freebies

Click 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 with the rest of the decor.

Thanks so much for visiting. Until next time.


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