Thursday, January 4, 2018

Graciellie Design Team

I'm so excited to post my first card as an ambassador for Graciellie Designs!  When Gracie ask me (the end of last year) if I'd consider being a part of a design team she was putting together, I was thrilled to accept!! Gracie creates some gorgeous digital stamps and paper packs, and you're going to enjoy browsing (and shopping!) in her Etsy store!
Today's card features her newly released paper pack Pink and Blue Watercolored as well as a sentiment from her new stamp set, Friends Like You. You can find both of these (and many more beautiful designs) at Graciellie Designs

I've designed a mini tutorial for you on creating that pretty torn paper rose.
  1. Tear several pieces of paper into layered, jagged circles
  2. Spritz with water
  3. Squeeze into a tight ball
  4. Unroll and dry with a heat gun
  5. Layer from largest to small
  6. Ink edges
  7. Spritz with water and heat set
  8. Tear a smaller piece for the center in a coordinating color
  9. Add a pearl

Though I haven't worked with digital papers much (if at all) I really enjoyed this set! I found several benefits to using them: a) They all coordinated perfectly, so no endless hunting for the perfect match in your paper stash b) The designs are so pretty it takes all the work out of making a "smashing" card! (smile)
Supplies and Tools:
Inks: Peacock Feathers (Tim Holtz)
Embellishments: Seam Binding Crinkle Ribbon, Heart Doily, Pearls
Paper: Pink and Blue Watercolor (Graciellie Designs)
Punches: Square punch (to make banners), Holiday Greens Thinlits (Tim Holtz)
Stamps: Friends Like You (Gracielle Designs)

This post linked to:
Word Art Wednesday - Anything Goes
4 Crafty Chicks - Dies/Punches
Craft Dee Bowz - Handmade Bow


Helen Gullett said...

Esther, I admire your card a lot.
Agree with you, matching flower and papers are perfect and time-saving.
Thanks for the inspiration, teamie!

Little Birdie Blessings said...

Graciellie's papers and stamps are stunning. You however, take it beyond that with this card. You have such a gift. Thanks for the flower tutorial. Something easy I've never tried. Congratulations on being on this fun design team. ~ Abby

CherylQuilts said...

Oh, Esther, congratulations! I have long loved Gracie's artwork and digital paper, and she is blessed to have you on her team! I'm thrilled and absolutely love this card! The new paper pack is gorgeous, and you've used it well. Thanks for a super tutorial to make the beautiful flower! That's something I think I could do! Ha! You've really enabled me today! Warm hugs!

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

Totally gorgeous! You do tattered to perfection!

Conniecrafter said...

congrats on being selected for the team!!! That is lovely paper and pretty flower!! Love how you have embellished around it, isn't it funny how we forget old techniques, I haven't made a torn flower in such a long time, Love the pearl center you used also!

Nance said...

Pretty card. Love those torn flowers. Congrats on your DT gig. Thanks for playing with us at 4 Crafty Chicks this week!

Cheri said...

Congrats on your new gig, Esther! This card is absolutely gorgeous!!!

Greta said...

Congrats! You're perfect for that DT, Esther! This is absolutely stunning!

Gail said...

What a pretty and elegant card! I love the flowers and the colors and that seam binding bow is the perfect embellishment on this card. Thanks for joining us at Craft-Dee BowZ! -- Gail