Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Using Digital Papers

Today I'm sharing a different kind of card with you -- a fully decorated, tri-fold card that uses Graciellie Design's Pink and Blue Watercolor Digital Paper. I cased a card from one of my Graciellie teammates (Helen Gullet) who is also a designer team member over at Stamplorations. I love the design of this card with it's open center and large sentiment!

Most of the embellishments come from fussy cutting the floral designs from the digital papers and layering them with foam mounting tape.

I also added some tiny pearls to the flower centers and a few through-out the card (like on the vellum overlay on the third page).

To create the tri-fold I:
  • created a regular A2 sized card (4.25 x 5.5 inches) out of white card stock
  • created an extra white panel that measured 4.5 x 5.5 inches
  • scored a line on the extra panel at .25 inch 
  • attached my panel to the card via the extra .25 inch

Here's how I decorated this card:
  • I started by typing several verses from I Corinthians 13 into Open Office to create a love themed background for the front of my card (the font is called Great Vibes)
  • After I adhered the text to the front of my card, I traced and hand cut an oval from the center
  • Next, I traced and hand cut a black frame for around my oval
  • I printed one of the floral pages from Graciellie Design's Pink and Blue Watercolor Digital Paper and fussy cut several of the flower arrangements to decorate my oval, popping parts of them up with foam mounting tape
  • Added tiny pearls to the center of the roses

For the next two panels I:
  • Die cut a black piece of card stock with the Beaded Ovals Nestabilities (Spellbinders) and hand cut the center out
  • Used more of Graciellie's floral arrangements to decorate the edges
  • Added tiny pearls to the centers of the roses
  • Die cut the Praying For You sentiment (Cutplorations) from black card stock and glued it to the center of my page so it would show through the oval

For the third panel I:
  • Stamped the verse (Stampendous) in Tuxedo Black Ink (Memento) on vellum
  •  Added three tiny pearls
  • Punched two holes at the top and tied it to my panel with pink burlap string

For the two panels on the reverse side I:

I hope this card inspires you to try using digital papers - they make creating cards like this easy because all the papers already match and all you have to do is print, cut, and glue!

This post linked to:
Stamplorations - CASE a stampgirl (I cased Helen)
Tuesday Throwdown - You're on my mind
Simon Says - Frame It
4 Crafty Chicks - Birds n' Blooms
Allsorts - 2 or more dies

Monday, June 18, 2018

Embossing Fun

Hello friends! I'm back today to share some embossing fun with you. Today I have a "peachy-pink" card that features wet embossing inside the debossed part of dry embossing!

Not sure where, but recently I've seen a few pink and gold projects and I just love the way those two colors look together. I thought they would look especially elegant with the Tim Holtz Roses embossing folder, and was pleasantly surprised that the small billow flower die matches the folder perfectly!

For step by step instructions on creating this card - Visit today's post on the Cropstop blog. While you're there, link up your current projects that include a product or two from the companies Cropstop carries in the store. 
     Supplies and tools:
    Dies: Small Billow Flower (Memory Box - Poppystamps), Hello Doily (Sizzix)
    Embossing Folder: Roses (Tim Holtz Alterations - Sizzix)
    Ink: Tattered Rose Distress Oxide (Ranger), Versamark Watermark, Brilliant Sparkle Gold embossing powder (Cosmic Shimmer)
    Punches: Martha Stewart Border Punch 
    Ribbon: Crinkle Ribbon created from Hug Snug Seam Binding

    This post linked to:
    4 Crafty Chicks - Birds n' blooms
    Allsorts - Use at least 2 dies (I used three)
    Craft-Dee BowZ - Handmade Bow
    Word Art Wednesday - Anything Goes

    Saturday, June 16, 2018

    Lumber 3D

    I was so excited to be the recent winner over at the Frilly and Funkie challenge. I put my $25 gift certificate to the Funkie Junkie Boutique to good use and today I'm sharing a card I created with  two of my new supplies!

    To create my card I:
    • embossed a piece of kraft card stock with the Lumber 3D folder from Tim Holtz
      • lightly inked over my embossing with Gathered Twigs Distress ink (Ranger) and spritzed with water 
      • cut my panel into wood planks and distressed the edges before adhering it to my white card front
    • tied a piece of sparkly gold tulle around the bottom of my card
    • die cut some cream and green vines using the Spellbinders Romantic Vines Die Cut and tucked them behind my tulle
    • die cut two flowers from the Tattered Florals Die (Tim Hotlz)
    • stamped Vintage Text Background Stamp (Wendy Vecchi/Stampers Anonymous) in Frayed Burlap Distress Oxide (Ranger)
    • glued one flower over the other and added a brown button with a burlap string bow in the center
    • added a Tiny Tag (Cuttlebug) stamped with a sentiment from Sunny Flowers (Stampendous) in Walnut Stain Distress Oxide (Ranger) 

    This post linked to:
    Frilly and Funkie - Letter Perfect
    Apple Apricot - Simply Neutrals 
    Tuesday Throwdown - Tag It
    4 Crafty Chicks - Birds n' Blooms
    Allsorts - Use 2 or more dies (I used three)

    Thursday, June 14, 2018

    Unity Inspiration Blog Hop

    Hello blog readers! Tonight I have some exiting news - there are FIVE NEW rubber stamp collections designed by Graciellie Design being released today through the Unity Stamp Company!
    Unity is sponsoring a fun blog hop with prizes, so be sure to scroll to the end of this post for the complete list of links to visit.

    This first card uses feathers and a sentiment from the  new Hey Friend stamp set. I colored the tips my feathers with Prismacolor Pencils and carefully moved the color up with my blending tool for an ombre effect.

    For my second card, I colored my image from Tea Cup Floret with Prismacolor pencils.  I added some lines of cream to my coffee with White Opal Liquid Pearls. The gold rims of both the cup and saucer were created using Gold Stickles.  I die cut and matted my sentiment using a Hero Arts die (Handmade Tags). To create the gold border on my polka-dot designer paper I: masked off the edge, inked it with Versamark Watermark ink, and added gold embossing powder. Four tiny pearls in the top left corner finish off this card.

    My third card uses a verse from He will Sustain You and flowers from Blossom and Flourish. I used my Spellbinders Nestabilities (Circle and Scallop circle) to cut and layer my verse - adding a little faux stitching around the edge with a Sharpie Marker.  I colored my flowers with Prismacolor Pencils and added them to the edge of my verse along with some die cut branches (Fall Foliage - Tim Holtz thinlits). The background is a piece of white card stock embossed with the Christmas Quilt Embossing folder from Couture Creations. Some tiny pearls in the corner and flower centers finish off this design.

    For my last card I could resist trying to create something masculine with the feathers from Hey Friend. For the background I scored a piece of kraft card stock (Martha Stewart scoring board) every 3/4 inch and swiped Gathered Twigs/Walnut Stain Distress ink down it. I spritzed it with water and heat set. After arranging my dictionary page feathers, I added a burlap string bow and a wooden button. The sentiment is from the same stamp set as the feathers.

    Here's a look at all the Graciellie Designs stamp sets being released today! 
    (Click here to go to the Graciellie Design's section of Unity's store.) 

    Here's the blog hop list - be sure to leave a comment
     at each stop to be entered in the prize drawing.