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
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Ranger Inkssentials Craft Mat 15x18
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Graciellie Design "Sent With A Prayer" digi stamps
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