Thursday, March 22, 2018

Wishing You Happiness

Today I'm sharing another card made with beautiful Graciellie Designs Digital Stamps. This card features her newly released "Happy Moments" set.

I printed my jar of flowers on coffee stained paper (tutorial below, and colored it with watercolor markers added a few highlights with prismacolor pencils and a white gel pen. 
Next I stamped a crackle background stamp (Stampin' Up) in walnut stain distress oxide and added a burlap string bow and tiny flower cut with the tattered floral die (Tim Holtz).

Here’s how I make coffee stained paper —
Supplies: Typing Paper, Instant Coffee, Water, Paint Brush
Step One: Dissolve 3 tsp. instant coffee in 1 cup hot water
Step Two: Paint side one of your typing paper with coffee and allow to dry in the hot sun
Step Three: Paint the second side and allow to dry
Step Four: Return to side one and add some coffee stains in the center of your paper and allow to dry
Step Five: Iron paper (without steam) on both sides to flatten

Inside I added a sentiment from the same stamp set, cut with a tag die and embellished with a burlap string bow and a smaller version of the jar of flowers like the front.

If you haven't already, you'll want to stop by Gracie's Etsy shop - Graciellie Designs - and check out all the lovely stamps, papers, and cut files she has for sale there!  

This post linked to:
Mod Squad Challenge - Ready For Spring
Stamplorations - Spring and Faith
Craft-Dee Bowz - Handmade Bow
Cardz TV - Anything Goes
Power Poppy - Inspired by Fabric (how's this for inspiration?!)


Conniecrafter said...

Oh this is awesome, I love the crackle background and the pretty way you highlighted the flowers is so pretty, this is has such a great country feel!

Macimbalo said...

Gorgeous background and so much detail in the flowers! Thanks so much for playing along with us at  The Mod Squad Challenge, Angie

Jennifer said...

Just gorgeous all the details you have combined! Wonderful creativity!