Encouraging Card – Coloring On Kraft Cardstock

Graciellie Design

Hello everyone… It’s been rainy week here. The weather is cooling down for sure. Today, I have an encouraging card to share with you all. I hope you all are encouraged and take the step in faith.

I love the flowers and encouraging words in the Keep Growing digital stamp set from Graciellie Design. She has plenty of beautiful designs that you can use on any projects and for any occasions.

I call this card is an “almost-one-layer” card. I printed the flower cluster and the sentiment on kraft paper with inkjet printer. And then I colored the flowers and leaves using Leisure Arts Premium Coloring Pencils and Prismacolor Blending Pencil. And, I added some white shading around it with the white colored pencil and blending pencil.

I added some gold splatters on it with small round brush and one of the gold paint from the Finetec Gold Palette. I dried the the whole panel.

I trimmed the background panel 1/4″ inch smaller than the card base. I added it on the card with adhesive and then I embellished the card with some clear holographic sequins.

This card is quick and easy to make for sure. If you like coloring, this is a way to enjoy the coloring time and make it into a card. Digital stamps great for this technique.

I hope you all like today’s card and thank you so much for stopping by! Have a wonderful day, my friends!

Christmas Redux Blog Hop & Giveaway


Hello everyone… Almost October, and I think tt is time to start the Christmas project, right? Today I have two Christmas cards to share with you.

I am part of the fun Christmas CUTplorations Redux Blog Hop with STAMPlorations. It is one of the special events hosted by them for the next 3 months! Come and join us for lots of inspirations and prizes to win!!! On my cards today, I am using STAMPlorations – CUTplorations thin metal dies.

On my first card I use the Christmas Icon Nativity Die, Crazy Double Running Stitch Rectangle Nesting Dies, and Peace Love Joy Stamp Set (retired).

I cut out the Nativity Die with black cardstock and then I added the Gold embossing on the start using VersaMark Marker and Gold Embossing powder. I did it twice for extra thick embossed effect.

I stamped the sentiment using StazOn Black Jet on a piece of acetate plastic. I set it aside to dry. And then I added on the back of the shaker frame.

For the shaker frame, I use 2 sizes of the Crazy Double Running Stitch Rectangle Nesting Dies to cut out one of the patterned papers from the ODBD Christmas Collection 2016 Paper Pad. On a white card I added some of the gold sequins and jumbo glitter, and then I added the frame on top of the card with 3D foam tape.

On my second card, I use the Christmas Baubles 1 Layering Dies, Christmas Baubles 2 Layering Dies,Crazy Double Running Stitch Rectangle Nesting Dies, Warm Hands Warm Hearts Stamp Set, and Holly Background ARTplorations Stencil.

I use the stamping with stencil technique to create the watercolored look background. I used the Holly Background ARTplorations Stencil, watercolor paper and distress ink for this technique. After the background dried, I cut it with the largest size of the Crazy Double Running Stitch Rectangle Nesting Dies.

I cut the base layers using both the Christmas Baubles layering die sets using the red cardstock and I cut out the top layer using gold glitter paper. I stacked them together using dries-clear adhesive glue. I tied up some white twine on the baubles. And then I added them on the background panel with 3D foam tape and secure the twine behind the background panel with glue. I added the whole panel on the card with the permanent dries-clear adhesive glue.

I stamped the sentiment from the Warm Hands Warm Hearts Stamp Set with VersaFine Clair Tulip Red ink pad.

That’s all my cards today. I hope you all like them and inspire you to crate. And… before you all go… leave comment on my blog post… When do you officially start your Holiday/Christmas projects this year?

Make sure to visit STAMPlorations blog and all the participants’ blogs and leave comments for more chances to win one of two prizes: choice of two (2) Christmas word/phrase dies or a $15 Gift Card to the store. Commenting closes October 5. Winner to be announced on October 10 in the September Winners post.

More… more… more… From September 24 through October 8, all die sets in the Christmas Dies section are 10% off – no coupon needed. The discount is automatically applied in the shopping cart. You can get an extra 20% off when you use my discount code: STAMPGIRLHELEN (copy and paste at the code box). It is total 30% saving on Christmas Dies!!! Grab them when you can, while supplies last.

THANK YOU for stopping by today! Have wonderful day…

A Christmas Hello

Graciellie Design

Hello everyone… I am back with another Christmas card to share with you all that I created using digital stamp and digital papers.

On my card today, I used the A Christmas Hello Digital Stamp and Holiday Traditional Digital Paper Pack from Graciellie Design.

I resized and arranged the poinsettia and pinecone images using Photoshop software. And then I printed it on a heavyweight cardstock in black and white. I did the same with the sentiment.

I dried the printed image with craft heater and then I colored them with Arteza Real Brush Pens and Waterbrush. I dried it again with craft heater and then I added some Gold Gel Pen.

I added some Gold Splatters on the background using Finetec Gold Palette Watercolor Paints and waterbrush.

Next, I trimmed the finished panel to fit on the 5.5 x 7 white card. I added the stripes patterned paper at the bottom of the card, and then I added the watercolored panel on the top of the card using adhesive glue.

I trimmed sentiment into a banner and I added it on the right top of the card with 3D foam tape.

I hope you all enjoy this card today and thank you so much for stopping by. Have a wonderful day!

Cheers For This Wonderful Season

Graciellie Design

Hello everyone… It is less than 100 days until Christmas!!! Can’t you believe that? I am starting my Christmas project with making some cards.

Here’s one of the cards I made using Christmas Cheer Digital Stamp and Holiday Tradition Digital Papers from Graciellie Design.

With digital stamps and papers, I can print and cut them for mass-producing the cards. This is one of my favorite way of making cards quick and easy.

I used the feature of Print-and-Cut from Silhouette Studio, I cut a dozen of this cup image using my Silhouette Cameo. They are ready to be colored and used at anytime.

On this card, I colored the cup with Arteza Rael Brush Pens, waterbrush, and white gel pen.

I added the papers on the card with adhesive glue and I added the cup on the card with 3D foam tape. I embellished the card with some of the Pretty Pink Posh Gold start sequins.

I hope you all be inspired to start your Christmas projects this season… Thank you so much for stopping by!

Hey Beautiful…

Graciellie Design

Hello everyone… Today, I am here with a card that I created with digital stamp, alcohol inks, and gold foil sheet.

On my card today, I use the Keep Growing digital stamp from Graciellie Design. Instead of coloring with pencil colors or watercolor paints, this time I use alcohol inks as my coloring medium.

First, I printed the flower on glossy cardstock in black and white. It has to be completely dried before adding the alcohol ink. Then, I added some Ranger Alcohol Inks using the applicator tool and felt. I added couple drop of Alcohol Ink Blending solution and blowed the ink in the middle of blending the colors.

Before the alcohol inked background completely dried, I added some Deco Foil Gold Sheet on it for extra shiny accent to it. After that, I trimmed the background to slightly smaller that the background mat. I added the panel on black mat cardstock, and then I added them on a white card base with adhesive glue.

I fussy cut the sentiment that I printed on white cardstock and added it on the card with adhesive glue. I embellished the card with some clear sequins.

Hope you like this card today… Thank you for stopping by!