Graciellie Design’s 7th Anniversary | Hello Mixed Media Slimline Card

HAPPY 7th ANNIVERSARY TO GRACIELLIE DESIGN and HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO GRACIE!!! Today we are celebrating these two special events with an Instagram Hop!

Join the hop for lots of inspiration from the design team, lots of chances to win the amazing prizes from the generous sponsors. Head over to Gracie’s Instagram and my Instagram @helengdesigns to start the hop!

And here’s my card for this celebration day that I created using the beautiful Magnolia Branch Mega Bundle digital stamp and Botanical Dream digital paper pack.

I love working with digital stamp. When I want to make a batch of cards, I can use the Print-and-Cut feature from Silhouette Studio and cutting it with my Silhouette Cameo machine. But today, I simply just printed the magnolia branch image on a white cardstock using inkjet printer and then I colored it with pencil colors and colorless blender pencil.

After I fussy cut it with scissors, I put it in my spraying box and sprayed it with metallic silver spray for extra shine on the magnolia branch. I dried it with craft heater.

For the background card, I printed one of the pattern from the Botanical Dream digital paper pack on white cardstock in 8.5 x 11 size. Yeah… I printed the full page. It might sound taking so much ink, but I can cut the whole page to make 2-3 cards. I cut it in the size of slimline card and added it on the card with permanent adhesive runner.

I cut the black frame using 2 dies from the D2BA Rectangles Slimline Framelit Dies and I added it on the card with permanent adhesive runner.

Next, I printed the sentiment from the same Magnolia Branch Mega Bundle digital stamp on a white cardstock and then I cut it with one of the D2BA Rectangle Fancy Framelit Dies.

I put both magnolia branch image and sentiment label on the card with 3D foam tape for extra dimensional. And then, I added some white acrylic paint splatters on the card.

I hope this card sparks a little fresh idea for you to create today… Thanks for stopping by!

D2BA | Hope You Perk Up

Hello hello hello everyone! School is out and that means… Summer break is officially started! I hope this card today will perk you up and brings some sunshines in your day.

I share this card at Dare 2B Artzy Blog today. I made this coffee card today using the new Latte Love Stamp Set, new Frappe & Donut Die Set, new Slim Mini Wavy Layers Dies, and Sunburst Stencil.

All of these new coffee stamps and dies are also available in this Coffee bundle that you can grab them with sale price!

The Mini Slimline card base I used is 6″ X 3.25″ that fit perfectly with all the D2BA new Slim Mini dies.

I used gelli printing technique to create that background. I dabbed the dye inks directly on the gelli plate and spray lightly with water. Then, I added the stencil and I put the watercolor paper on top. I gently pressed the paper and then I removed the paper and stencil off the gelli plate. I grabbed another watercolor paper and pulled another print off the gelli plate.

I dried the printed paper with craft heater and then I cut it with the largest size of the Slim Mini Wavy Layers Dies. I added the front panel on too of the slim mini card base with permanent adhesive runner.

I stamped the coffee cup, sleeve, and lid on a watercolor paper with black pigment ink and dried them. I colored then with watercolor brush pens and water brush. I dried them again and then I cut them with the coordinating dies. I put the pieces together with dries-clear adhesive glue. I added the cup on the card with permanent adhesive

I stamped the sentiment on a white cardstock with black pigment ink and then I cut it with the label die from the Slim Mini Wavy Layers Dies. I added it on the card with 3D foam tape.

That’s my card today! Hope this brings some sunshine into your day. Thanks so much for stopping by!

Sticker Monday | CAS Cards With Stickers

Hello everyone… It is Monday and I want to share these rainbow CAS cards with you all. It is fun and quick technique when you want to make a batch of cards at one time.

I am sharing a tutorial at STAMPlorations blog how to make these CAS cards with their clear stickers, plus couple cardmaking ideas that you can use to make these CAS cards.

On this birthday card, I used the Bit of Washi 2 Clear Stickers, Kathryn’s Big Wishes Stamp Set, Brave One Stamp Set, and Crazy Double Running Stitch Rectangle Nesting Dies Set.

On the second card, I used the Bit of Washi #2 Clear StickersHappiness Here Clear StickersBig Dreamer Stamp Set

For the third card, I used the Bit of Washi #2 Clear StickersJust Everyday Clear StickersFor The Birds Dies. This card is very quick and simple to make using the negative cut out.

The fourth card, I used the Bit of Washi #2 Clear StickersJust Everyday Clear Stickers, and Flutter Zen 1 Layering Dies. This is also another quick and easy card to make using positive cut out.

Hope these CAS cards give you some ideas what to create with clear stickers. Thanks so much for stopping by my blog today. Have wonderful day!

May Stencil Challenge | A Fresh Start

Hello hello hello everyone… We are already in the middle of May. I love this quote that I used on my card today. Every day is a fresh start. We have another new change every day to start fresh for sure. I hope this will encourage you too.

I made this mixed media card using the Blossoming ARTplorations StencilBrick Wall ARTplorations StencilInspirational #4 Clear Stickers. Have you played along with the Stencil Challenge this month? If not yet, you still have time to create a project using stencils and link it up at our May Stencil Challenge. Do you need more inspiration? Check out the projects from the design team at STAMPlorations blog.

I used stamping with stencil technique to start the first layer of the background using the Brick Wall stencil. I used pigment ink to stamp the stencil on a heavyweight cardstock.

Next, I taped the Blossoming stencil on the cardstock and using an oval blending brush, I added the black pigment on the cardstock. I only focused on one corner of the cardstock when I blending in the ink on the stencil. I removed the stencil and clean it with stamp cleaner spray towel.

I put the background panel in my spray box (just a little box I have for spraying and splatting inks so I won’t make a mess on my craft table!) and I added some paint splatters on the background panel using the Fireworks! Juicy Purples set from Imagine Crafts. After adding some splatters on it, I dried the whole background panel with craft heater.

I trimmed the background panel slightly smaller than the card base and I added it on the card with permanent adhesive runner.

I added the clear sticker sentiment on a white cardstock, trimmed it, and I added on the card with 3D foam tape for extra dimension.

That’s my mixed media card today. I hope this give you an idea to create with stencils. Thanks so much for stopping by my blog today. Have wonderful day!


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Splitcoaststampers | 3D Envelope Card Tutorial

Hello hello hello everyone… Today, I would love to share this 3D Envelope Card project with you all. This is not only a card, but also can be display as decor item.

I am a guest at Splitcoaststampers sharing a tutorial how to make this 3D envelope card at Splitcoastatampers forum. You can the step-by-step and video tutorial here.

On my 3D Envelope Card, I used the We R Memory Keeper Envelope punch board to make the base envelope card box, and I also use the new Magnolia Branch digital stamp set from Graciellie Design. I printed them in black and white on a heavyweight white cardstock and then I fussy cut them with scissors.

If you have an electronic diecutting machine such as Silhouette, or Cricut, or Scan-n-Cut, you can print and cut digital stamp easily and quicker than fussy cutting them. I personally love working with Silhouette Print-and-Cut feature and cut with my Silhouette Cameo 3.

I hope you all enjoy the tutorial at Splitcoaststampers. Thanks so much for stopping by my blog today. Have a fabulous day!