14 September 2017

Quick and Easy Artsy Card with The Crafter's Workshop

Time can be a big factor when you're trying to create something so today I have a quick and easy technique to personalize your notecards using the new Crazy Waves Stencil from The Crafter's Workshop and some of their amazing mixed media products!




Tutorial
I'm sharing all the steps of the process of making this card today on TCW's blog. Click here to check it out! You'll also find the details of all the supplies used!

Let me know on the comments what you think about this technique? The stencil's design has a lot to do with how easy this card is to put together. TCW has some great designs that will make your creative process easy, especially when you're looking into creating quick and easy cards! Thanks so much for stopping by! Until next time.

13 September 2017

Unicorn Wishes Card Set - New Stamps & SVG's + Giveaway!

Yay! It's time for a new release at Graciellie Design. We had a few date changes this month, but I assure you it's only because of many exciting things coming very soon! Today we have 4 new stamp sets and 1 coordinating SVG set, that are available now on the shop. The design team is sharing truly amazing samples and we are having a blog hop and giveaway to celebrate!



Our design team has been sharing some lovely classic cards and they inspired me to go back to basics and make this card set. I used the new Unicorn Wishes Stamp Set and SVG set. I am loving the unicorn trend and these cards remind me of all the beautiful stationery papers I collected when I was around 10 years old.

I cut the unicorn SVGs on my Cricut Explore Air from Aquamarine Mica/Metallic 105# cardstock from Paper Temptress' Magnolia Dreams Collection. They were really easy to cut, since I created them in a way that they wouldn't give your machine any trouble. Also, the metallic cardstock I used works great with these SVGs!

I layered different patterned papers from DCWV's Fairytale Dreams paper pack -including some beautiful glittery cardstocks- using different stitched dies from Gina K. Designs for Therm O Web. I even used the pink patterned paper to print my sentiments. I finished off the cards with white grossgrain ribbon from Paper Temptress and crinkle ribbon from Tim Holtz and embellished both with a stunning flower sticker rhinestone from the Eyelet Outlet.




Blog Hop & Giveaway
I think the pastel colors look beautiful together and the give the cards a dreamy, nostalgic look! I hope you enjoyed seeing these projects and that they inspire you to create some unicorn cards yourself! But wait, there is more to share today, so follow the list below to see what our DT created with the new stamp collection! Comment on each stop for a chance to win a $10 coupon to the shop!


That's all for now. Before you go click here and visit our shop and take a closer look to our new collection! Until next time!



11 September 2017

Part 2: Crackle Foiled Leaves with Therm O Web - Video Tutorial

It's time for a new tutorial with Therm O Web and today I have a second alternative you can use to create a crackle foiled effect for your Fall projects. This tutorial comes with a video so you can easily follow the process with me. 


I've been enjoying using Deco Foil in creative ways lately and I love the effect it gave the leaves on this project! It really looks very organic and the way all the colors shine through is just perfect for Fall.


Tutorial & Supplies
Find the complete list of supplies used to create this project on Therm O Web's blog! There you will find more close-up pictures and more inspiration from their daily project ideas. That's all for now. Until next time!
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07 September 2017

Stamped & Stenciled Cards with Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps

It's Gracie from Graciellie Design with a new cardmaking idea to share. I'm saying good-bye to Summer with a set of colorful stamped and stenciled cards. I had lots of fun making these so I'm happy to be sharing them with you today!




I started out by picking my color palette. I wanted to go for a bright and unique color combo and that is how my first card came to life in yellow and green. I stenciled the backgrounds with a TCW Distressed Details stencil using mostly ink. I did stencil a few patterns with TCW heavy body acrylic paint in yellow and silver metallic.



I stamped and colored the flowers from Mason Jar Bouquet Clear Stamp Set with Spectrum Noir markers and then added a stamped banner with the sentiment. This is a one layered card. I didn't add card panels at all and that is why I love these designs so much. If you use a nice cardstock you are able to add lots of ink and paint layers, but of course make sure to use as little medum as possible.

My second card came about as a consequence of the first one. I thought I should make another card using also yellow and so I combined it with hot pink. I tried to follow the same stencil design I had added to the first one, which is not precisely simple, but I was able to achieve the same look with a similiar stenciling.

Making these cards lifted my spirit on a very hard day, so I hope I they can also cheer you up and inspire you to create something pretty today! Until next time.

05 September 2017

Video Tutorial & Freebie: Crackle Foiled Leaves with Deco Foil

I'm back with a new video tutorial for Therm O Web! First of all thanks SO much for all the likes and reshares on my Mottled Foil tutorial! I'm excited to hear so many of you are trying out the technique! Today I have a great and easy idea to create crackle foiled leaves for your Fall projects. I have a free printable to make it easier for you too!




There is a complete list of supplies on Therm O Web's blog with links to the shop so you can check out what I used to make this project. While you're there, don't forget to download today's freebie that you can find in the end of my post.


That's all for now. I will be back soon with more Fall project ideas with Deco Foil! Leave me a comment and let me know what you will be making with this technique. Until next time.

01 September 2017

Did you hear? We're having an awesome Labor Day Sale!


That's right, starting today thru the 14th, you will get 30% off our new stamp bundles, which include some of everyone's favorite sets!





Plus, we decided to add many other individual sets with a 50% off (while supplies last)! So hurry and visit the shop today and grab your favorite stamps!

We have inspiration for you as always! Here are just some of the many amazing cards the design team will be sharing today throughout blogland and social media. Make sure to follow us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter so you don't miss any new project idea!





There's so much more to come this month but starting the month off with a sale feels refreshing and brings a happy mood to all of us at Graciellie Design, since we know you will love the low prices of our new bundles and select stamp sets!

Until next time!

24 August 2017

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

I'm sharing a magical tutorial today with The 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.




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!

23 August 2017

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!




21 August 2017

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 happy to see some progress and I thought I'd share my latest girl with you. Maybe, just maybe sharing my thoughts and my art will inspire you as well!




Thanks so much for reading! Until next time.


18 August 2017

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!


Tutorial
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 new tutorial for you! Make sure you subscribe to my newsletter to be on the know. See you then.


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.

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