A Mixed Media, Encouragement Card ~ Be Still And Know That I Am God

Graciellie Design

Hello everyone… I am here today with a mixed media, encouragement card using digital stamp set, acrylic paint, watercolor pencils, metallic watercolor paint, and gel pen.

I use the new released digital stamp from Graciellie Design called You Matter. This set is packed with beautiful floral image and encouraging, up-lifted sentiments.

I created the floral frame using Photoshop software (or any editing program will work). I opened and resized the png file, then I made 3 more duplicates. I flipped the flowers and arranged them by connecting each end of the flower.

Next, I group them together so I can resize them to fit any card sizes I use. I created several sizes on one page and then saved it in PNG and PDF formats. On this one, I used the 4″ size frame.

I opened one of the sentiment on Photoshop, resized, copied-and-pasted in the middle of the frame. Then I printed it on a heavyweight 110 lbs white cardstock using inkjet printer. I dried the ink on the printed image with craft heater.

I colored the printed image using Leisure Arts Watercolor Pencils and small round waterbrush. I simply picked up the colors directly on the tip of the pencils and colored in the flowers. I added some light grey shadow around them, too. I dried them with craft heater. Then I color the stems with yellow gel pen, after that I fussy-cut it with micro-tip scissors.

For the background, it is a gel-printed background. I got 2 gel-printed background with this technique. I added some of the light blue acrylic paint on a gelpress plate with brayer. Next, I stamped the Joy Clair – Broken Brick Background Stamp on the acrylic paint, added a piece of heavyweight white cardstock, and pulled the first print of it. The second print is stamped image with the acrylic paint on the stamp. After the stamping, I clean the stamp under warm water and rubbed it gently to get the paint off it.

I trimmed the printed background panel slightly smaller than the A2 dark blue card. I added some gold metallic and black splatter paints on it, and then I dried it with craft heater.

I added the background panel on the card with permanent adhesive runner and then I added the frame with 3D foam tape and dries-clear adhesive glue.

Card is done… I love how we have the freedom to modify the digital images.

Graciellie Design has 3 new digital stamp sets released today and she is celebrating it with a giveaway. To find out more details, please head over Graciellie Design Blog.

THANK YOU so much for stopping by my blog today. I hope you all enjoy… Have a fabulous and wonderful day!

You Are Loved

Graciellie Design

Hello everyone… How’s everyone doing? Our Summer days lately have been over 90 F degree and high humidity. I am a girl who was born in a tropical country, and still cannot bear with the humidity! I hope you all are staying cool and drink lots of liquids… Enough with the weather… Now… I have a card with Summer colors to share with you all.

I created this card with using the Together Digital Stamp Set from Graciellie Design. I resized and printed the image and sentiment in black color on a white cardstock using my inkjet printer. Then, I cut the flower with 2 sizes of the Catherine Pooler’s Design – Postage Stamp Die Set. I colored the only small die cut to crate a spotlight colored imaged. I used Sakura Koi watercolor paints on the flower and added some glitter on it using the Spectrum Noir Clear Overlay Brush Pen.

For the sentiment, I cut it using one of the Our Daily Bread Designs – Oval Stitched Rows Dies.

I created the background panel using Smooshing Technique with Distress Oxide Inks (Peeled Paint and Fossilized Amber). It is one of the fun ways of creating watercolored background with layers of coIores. So, I added the inks (one color at a time) on my craft mat, sprayed with water, and smooshed in the watercolor paper. I dried the panel every time I added colors.

I trimmed the watercolored panel to fit on an A2 white card. I added it on the card with dries-clear adhesive glue. Then I added the large postage die cut panel on the card with adhesive-glue, and I added the smaller die cut in the middle of it with 3D foam for extra dimension to it. Next, I adde the sentiment on the card with 3D foam tape and finished the card with some white pearl gems.

Thank you for being here today… Have a wonderful day and see you on next project!


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Mixed Media Card ~ With Love Always

Graciellie Design

Hello everyone… Today I have a mixed media card with digital stamp set, acrylic paints, gesso, distress oxide ink, distress ink, and watercolor crayons.

I am using the new Together digital stamp set from Graciellie Design. I started with printed out the flower and sentiment set after I resized them.

I colored the flower with Stabilo Woody Watercolor Crayons and waterbrush. I picked up the colors directly from the crayon with the waterbrush. After that I added some glitter with Spectrum Noir Clear Sparkle Brush.

I dried the image with crafter heater. And then using my Gemini Junior machine, I cut it with ODBD Double Stitched Rectangles. I also cut out the sentiment with ODBD Double Stitched Pennant Flags Dies.

I added some gold splatter on the background by flicking the gold crayon pigment and waterbrush. I dried the panel with craft heater.

For the background panel, I started with added some acrylic paint with rubber brayer on a piece of watercolor paper. I used light blue, yellow, and orange paints from my stash. After the paints dried, I added some white gesso with finger to mute the colors. I dried it with craft heater.

Using the distress blending tool, I added some of the Distress Oxide Vintage Photo ink all over the panel, then I spray with some water. I let it sit for several second, and I dabbed it off with paper towel for extra texture. I cut out the panel to fit as the mat on a 5×7 card base. And after trimming it, I added some Distress Vintage Photo ink with blending tool around the edges of the panel for extra shadow.

I added the background panel and the flower panel on the card with Scrapbook Adhesive E-Z Runner Grand. And then I added the sentiment pennant flag on the card with 3D fun foam and dries-clear adhesive glue for extra dimension.

To embellished the card, I added some white pearl gems and some natural burlap twine.

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



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Thursday Coffee Break ~ I think you’re amazing

Hello again everyone… It is Thursday and it’s time to take a little break with me. Let’s grab your favorite drink and have fun creating…

Over Coffee Loving Cardmaking Blog today, I am sharing steps how I created this mixed media card using stamps, inks, and die sets from amazing Super Sponsor Companies for our coffee/tea/cocoa cardmaking community.

The stamp set I used is one of the new Graciellie Design rubber stamp sets that was just released at Unity Stamp Company. The stamp set name is Tea Cup Flower. This set is packed with gorgeous tea cup image and encouraging sentiments. For the background, I created it using Catherine Pooler Ink Pads: Aquatini, Fiesta Blue, Something Borrowed, and Flirty Fuchsia – that I got from A Jillian Vance Design store. I die cut the sentiment using one of the Pierced Rectangles Dies from Super Sponsor Our Daily Bread Designs. I added it on the card with 3D fun foam and dries-clear adhesive glue. I used Leisure Arts Watercolor Pencils, waterbrush, and Spectrum Noir Clear Sparkle Brush Pen as coloring medium.

I hope you all can enjoy my post at Coffee Loving Cardmaking Blog today and thank you so much for stopping by my blog today. Have a fabulous caffeinated day!


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Graciellie Design – Unity Stamp Company New Release Blog Hop and Giveaway

Hello everyone!!! Welcome to the Graciellie Design – Unity Stamp Company Blog Hop. I am so glad you are here! Today Gacie is releasing her new rubber stamps at Unity Stamp Company and to celebrate it, there are prizes to win from his new release blog hop.

I am so excited to join this amazing blog hop and I have not only one, but FIVE cards to share with you using the 5 new stamp sets from Graciellie Design! Here’s my first card that I created using the Blossom and Flourish stamp set.

On my card, I cut out a white cardstock using ODBD – Lattice Background Die and added it on an A4 Ivory card with adhesive glue. Then I added some black splatter paints using Black Gelato, water, and fan brush.

For the flowers, I colored them with Cherry Red Gelato and Pistachio Gelato. I added little bit of the gelatos on the petals and leaves, and using my finger and baby wipe to blend them. I fussy cut them with micro-tip scissors. I added the flowers and sentiment on the card with adhesive glue. I embellished the card with some clear gems to give it some extra sparkly look.

Second card I created using the new Coffee & Flowers stamp set that is one of my favorites from this new release.

First I created the pennant banner backgroud by adding the some of the colors from Pastel Gelatos Set on a piece of watercolor paper, blended them with baby wipe. I added some pink splatters on it using Pretty Dress Catherine Pooler Ink, water, and fan brush. I dried it with craft heater and then I cut it with OBDD – Large Banner Dies and I added it on an A2 White Card with adhesive glue. I added the natural twine ribbon on the card with some adhesive glue.

I colored the flower cup with Leisure Arts Watercolor Pencils and waterbrush, then I fussy cut it with micro-tip scissors, and I added it on the card with 3D foam tape. I fussy cut the sentiment around the words and added it on the card with 3D foam tape, too. I finished this card with some metallic holographic sequins from my stash.

This third card I created using the new Hey Friend stamp set that will be perfect for making handmade cards and gift for friends. For this card, I go with clean-and-simple style.

I simply colored the feathers using Leisure Arts Watercolor Pencils and waterbrush, fussy cut them with micro-tip scissors. After stamping and added some black splatters on the cardstock, I trimmed the sentiment cardstock panel smaller than the purple card base and I added it on the card with adhesive glue.

I added the feathers on the card with adhesive glue and 3D foam tape and embellished it with some teal sequins I have in my stash.

For my fourth card, I use the new Tea Cup Floret stamp set. I love this beautiful tea cup with flower, and the encouraging sentiments!

I started with creating the background by brushing some of the masking fluid using small flat brush on a watercolor paper, dried it with craft heater, and the I brushed some of brown watercolor paint. The masking fluid resists the watercolor paint and that give the painted-grungy-wood-panel-look background. I trimmed it smaller that the 5×7 white card.

I colored the tea cut with Sakura Koi Travel watercolor paint set and waterbrush. After the paint dried I fussy cut it with micro-tip scissors. I added it on the card with adhesive glue.

For the sentiment, I cut it with the smallest die from ODBD – Large Banner Dies, wrapped it with some natural burlap twine, and I added it on the card with some 3D foam tape. I embellished this card with some of the white pearl gems from my stash.

My last card for this blog hop is using the new encouraging Bible verses stamp set called, He Will Sustain You. These are some of my most favorite Bible verses and I love this set becuase I can also use them on Bible journaling projects.

But this time, I made a card with this stamp set. I printed out one of the Pink & Blue Watercolor Digital Papers from Graciellie Design (visit her etsy store for digital products). I trimmed it to fit on an A4 White card, I added it with adhesive glue. Then I added the silver glitter cardstock strip on the side, and wrapped it with some natural burlap twine.

I cut out the sentiment using one of the ODBD – Pierced Rectangles Dies and then I added on the card with adhesive glue. I embellished it with some of the silver sequins from my stash.

I hope you all enjoy these cards today and find ideas using the new Graciellie Design stamp sets. And…. now… to the blog hopping! Your next hop is my friend, Esther.

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Thank you so much for stopping by today! Hope you all have a fabulous day!


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