Friday, August 18, 2017

Sent With a Prayer for Graciellie Design

I'm always in need of a good "thinking of you" type card, so I was very excited to discover that Graciellie Design has some wonderful digital stamps that perfectly fit my needs.  I created this card with the "Sent With A Prayer" set, using a hybrid technique, direct coloring and water coloring.  I have a 3 minute video as well, so you can see how I colored this and added the splatters.





A few key points:  These images can easily be transferred to your digital program for printing or cutting, however I used Microsoft Word to open a document and add my photos, resizing and layering my images to print all at once.   This is a particularly good technique, if you like doing CAS cards (clean and simple).

BONUS TIP: Bring your smaller leaf and sentiment to the front of your image by hovering over the image, right click and choose "Wrap Text" then select "In Front of Text".  This will then allow you to move your image around and place it on top of another image.  It's super easy and will become second nature after you've done it a couple times.  I printed this on Strathmore Vellum Mixed Media paper.  You can find this in most big box craft stores but I picked mine up locally at Target.  If your paper warps with watercoloring, simply grab your iron and place your image face down ( I like to put it between two sheets of parchment paper) and iron for about 15 seconds. 





Above is a close-up of my coloring.  I've used Marvy Le Plume II brush markers to color.  Instructions are on my YouTube video. (link at end of post)






I will be using this set again and again.   If you've never used digital stamps before, it's so easy, the prices can't be beat and they work well with your digital cutting systems,






Thanks so much for stopping in today.  Here's the link ( below) to my YouTube video, if you'd like to see the coloring in action.  I would appreciate it if you subscribe to my channel and clicked the thumbs up video.  Leave me a comment, if you like.  I love hearing from you!  You'll also find product links below and in the description section of my video. 





Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L Permanent Runner
Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L Permanent Runner
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Marvy Le Plume II Bright 12 pk Dual Markers
Marvy Le Plume II Bright 12 pk Dual Markers
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Marvy Le Plume II Natural 12 pk Dual Markers
Marvy Le Plume II Natural 12 pk Dual Markers
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Ranger Inkssentials Craft Mat 15x18
Ranger Inkssentials Craft Mat 15x18
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Ranger US HEAT IT CRAFT TOOL
Ranger US HEAT IT CRAFT TOOL
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Nuvo White Blizzard Crystal Glitter Drops
Nuvo White Blizzard Crystal Glitter Drops
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Adornit 3 pc Waterbrush Set
Adornit 3 pc Waterbrush Set
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28 Lilac Lane Autumn Afternoon Embellishment Kit
28 Lilac Lane Autumn Afternoon Embellishment Kit
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Tonic Studios Easy Clean 14x14 inch Craft Mat
Tonic Studios Easy Clean 14x14 inch Craft Mat
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RangerInk Distress Oxides Bundle One
RangerInk Distress Oxides Bundle One
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Graciellie Design "Sent With A Prayer" digi stamps
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Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Monarch Birthday Tag for So Suzy Stamps

Today, I'm mixing it up a little bit, creating this mixed media birthday tag for So Suzy Stamps. I rarely make tags, although it's a super fun and crafty thing to do.  I just love cards so much, that I rarely veer from that.  However, I needed to make one for a specific gift, so here we are.  I'm featuring several stamps from the new August release; Monarch Butterfly, Happiest Moments and Small Solid Butterflies.  Scroll down for details.......




First off, I've been experimenting with Ranger distress oxide inks and had actually made this card base, textured stenciled arrows and all, but had set it aside because I just wasn't feeling it.  You know the feeling, right?  I made a video recently showing how to make a cloud background with oxides and this uses that same technique, inking a torn paper edge, but going in vertical and horizontal directions.  The stenciled arrows were created by laying down an arrow stencil, spreading a goop of Nuvo crystal drops with a palette knife and sprinkling gold extra fine glitter on top, then allowing to dry.   So, that's my base.




For my butterfly, I heat embossed my Monarch butterfly on vellum with Nuvo Hot Chocolate embossing powder.  Because vellum will curl when wet, I taped down all the edges, then colored with Tombow brush markers.  I quickly heat dried, then applied a thin coat of Nuvo, clear Morning Dew Crystal Drops and heat set with my craft heat tool.  It gets a little bubbly but that just adds to the fun of mixed media textures.




Next, I stamped my sentiment on vellum, swiping the stamp with a brown Tombow marker, heat setting, then carefully writing over the sentiment with an Arteza Premium glitter pen.  Be very careful when doing this, that you don't smudge your wording.  Zap with a heat tool to dry.




Before placing my vellum popped out sentiment, I stamped the small solid butterflies along the bottom right and top right of my tag, so they're peeking out.  These were inked with Ranger Brushed Corduroy distress ink.




I added lots of burlap ribbon, twine, string and more with my Westcott hot glue pen.




I'm pretty happy with how it turned out.  It's yet another reminder to never throw away your experiments.  You never know when they might come in handy for another project.  If you'd like to create with any of these products, I have shopping links below.  Thanks for stopping in today!

Be sure and visit the So Suzy Stamps Blog for more inspiration!





Strathmore 300 series Watercolor Paper 9 x12 pad
Strathmore 300 series Watercolor Paper 9 x12 pad
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Tonic MORNING DEW Grande Nuvo Crystal Drops
Tonic MORNING DEW Grande Nuvo Crystal Drops
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Misti Original
Misti Original
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Ranger Inkssentials Craft Mat 15x18
Ranger Inkssentials Craft Mat 15x18
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Ranger US HEAT IT CRAFT TOOL
Ranger US HEAT IT CRAFT TOOL
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Nuvo Hot Chocolate Embossing Powder
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Versamark Clear Watermark Ink
Versamark Clear Watermark Ink
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Ranger Mini Ink Blending Tool
Ranger Mini Ink Blending Tool
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28 Lilac Lane Autumn Afternoon Embellishment Kit
28 Lilac Lane Autumn Afternoon Embellishment Kit
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So Suzy Stamps Happy Moment Sentiment
So Suzy Stamps Happy Moment Sentiment
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RangerInk Distress Oxides Bundle One
RangerInk Distress Oxides Bundle One
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So Suzy Stamps Monarch Butterfly
So Suzy Stamps Monarch Butterfly
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So Suzy Stamps sm. solid butterflies
So Suzy Stamps sm. solid butterflies
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Ranger Ink Distress Oxide Vintage Photo
Ranger Ink Distress Oxide Vintage Photo
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Ranger Ink Distress Oxide Broken China
Ranger Ink Distress Oxide Broken China
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Nuvo Morning Dew Crystal Drops
Nuvo Morning Dew Crystal Drops
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Westcott Premium Hot Glue Pen
Westcott Premium Hot Glue Pen
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Tombow Dual Brush Secondary 10 pc set
Tombow Dual Brush Secondary 10 pc set
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Signo White Uni-ball gel pen
Signo White Uni-ball gel pen
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Ranger Ink Distress Ink Brushed Corduroy
Ranger Ink Distress Ink Brushed Corduroy
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Arteza Glitter Gel Pens Premium 60 ct.
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Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Blog Hop with Graciellie Design!

Welcome to the Inspiration Blog Hop from the Graciellie Design design team.  I'm your last stop on the hop, so if you missed a stop along the way, head on over to Gracie's blog.  For my project, I made a pretty shaker card using items from the new August release; the fairy and sentiment from Magical Wishes digital stamps, along with the Magnolia Dreams digital papers.  Plus, coordinating papers from the Paper Temptress specialty pack, designed to coordinate with the new release.  




I have a YouTube video, showcasing how this shaker card was put together with instructions.  But here are a few key points of note.....

One of the great things I am discovering about digital stamps is the ability to layer images and have everything print out at once.  You can resize images as well.  On one 8.5x11" sheet of white cardstock, I was able to resize my digital papers into 4.4" and 4.5" sections, printing everything at once.  I use Microsoft Word, so I simply open a new document, add my pictures (digi papers and digi stamps) and resize.  





I wanted my fairy to have a dress using one of the Magnolia Blooms digital papers.  You need to print two fairies.  One that is layered on top of the digital paper, and one that is printed on white cardstock.  Depending on the program you use, you may need to change the fairy to have a translucent background, to layer on the digital paper.  Next, fussy cut both fairies.  Paper piece the fairy printed on digi paper by cutting out the dress and wings, then layer on top of the plain fairy.  You can see me do this in the YouTube video.  Add glitter glue to wings, petticoat and wand star.  I used Zig Clean Color brushes to color the hair, bow and slippers.



You can make your own shaker frame using foam tape, however I had some pop up shaker frames in my stash that I had purchased at the Scrapbook Expo.  Ready made frames are awesome.  You can create a 4x4" framed cut using your digi papers to lay on top.  I also cut the pretty pink bloom paper twice, one for a background (4x4") and one just a tad larger 4.5" so I could fussy cut those blooms and lay on top of my shaker frame.  Trim to fit, as needed.





Purchase Magnolia Dreams Digital Paper, here.  


Free Gift when you purchase the Entire Magnolia Dreams Collection!!





Purchase Magnolia Dreams Specialty paper pack from Paper Temptress


Thanks so much for stopping in.  Don't forget to check out my 2 minute YouTube video.  I'd love it if you subscribe to my channel and give a thumbs up as well.  Have a great week!





Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L Permanent Runner
Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L Permanent Runner
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Queen and Co Square Shaker Frame Kit
Queen and Co Square Shaker Frame Kit
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Graciellie Design Magical Wishes digi stamp set
Graciellie Design Magical Wishes digi stamp set
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Graciellie Design Magnolia Dreams digi paper set
Graciellie Design Magnolia Dreams digi paper set
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Ranger Stickles Glitter Glue Diamond 2 oz
Ranger Stickles Glitter Glue Diamond 2 oz
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Zig Clean Color Brush - Turquoise Green
Zig Clean Color Brush - Turquoise Green
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Zig Clean Color Brush- Dark Oatmeal
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