Growing In Unity Day 2 – Caffeinated Cards For Crafty Friends

Hello hello hello everyone… Today is Day 2 for Growing in Unity Girl post. Today, I have three caffeinated cards idea for crafty friends.

On my first card, I used the Martha Girl stamp set. This is one perfect stamp for a crafty friend who loves coffee, or cocoa, or tea.

I created that rainbow, watercolored background with brush pens. I simply scribbled each color (red, yellow, blue) on craft mat, sprayed with water, and then smooshed the watercolor paper on it.

And to get that distress look on it, I dried inks with craft heater, and then I sprayed some more water on it with sprayer bottle, dabbed the water off with paper towel, and then dried it again with craft heater.

I stamped the girl image on it with VersaFine Onyx Black ink pad with stamping tool, and then cut it with one of the Fancy Frames Dies. I added it on a white card with E-Z Runner Grand Adhesive.

I stamped the sentiment on a white cardstock, trimmed it into sentiment banner, and then added it on the card with 3D foam tape.

This second card, I used the Coffee & Flowers stamp set. This is a clean-and-simple card, super easy to make.

I stamped the flower and sentiment on a heavyweight white cardtock with VersaFine Onyx Black. And then I simply colored the image with LeisureArts Coloring Pencils. I blended the colors with white coloring pencil. This is a pretty simple technique for beginner colorist.

I trimmed the finished panel with paper trimmer slightly smaller than the card base. I added it on the card with E-Z Runner Grand Adhesive. Then, I wrapped some natural burlap twine on the top of the card. I added a tiny blue gem in the middle of the blue flower, too.

And for the third card, I used the One Sip At A Time stamp set. I love that gorgeous cup and sweet sentiments from this stamp set.

I stamped the cup on a watercolor paper with VersaFine Onyx Black ink pad and then I colored it with Stabilo Woody Watercolor Crayons and water brush. After coloring it, I dried it with craft heater and then I fussy cut the cup with scissors.

I stamped the sentiment on a white cardstock and then trimmed it into a sentiment banner.

I printed one of Gracillie Design digital papers on a 4×6 photo paper and then I added it on a white card with E-Z Runner Grand Adhesive. Then I added the sentiment banner on the top left card with 3D foam tape.

Next, I added some burlap twine on the card to create that wreath and secured it with dries-clear adhesive glue. I added the cup in the middle or the burlap twine wreath with 3D foam tape. I finished this card with some gems.

GIVEAWAY

Unity Stamp Company generously provide an awesome Unity Prize Package to giveaway to all my readers! For chances to win, simply leave a comment at all my Growing in Unity posts. You have until Saturday, 11:59 PM EST to leave comments. I will be choosing TWO winners from this week’s commenters and will contact them, so PLEASE MAKE SURE you leave your contact email in the comment, or in the comment form.

THANK YOU SO MUCH for stopping by my blog today. Hope you all have a fabulous and blessed day!

CAS Birthday Card

Hello everyone… It’s been a while since last time I posted here. But today, I have a CAS Birthday card to share with you all.

On my card today, I use the new digital stamp set from Graciellie Design called More Than You Know Set.

I printed the hanging basket on a mixed media paper, cut it with my Silhouette Cameo, and then I colored it with Spectrum Noir Primaries colored pencils.

And then I printed the sentiment on a kraft cardstock, trimmed it to slightly smaller than the A2 card card base. I stamped the Joy Clair – Broken Brick Background Stamp on it with white pigment ink. And then I added some splatters with the Coconut Gelato and water brush.

I added the background panel on the card with permanent adhesive runner and I added the hanging basket on the card with 3D foam tape. I added a mini black gem on the hanging basket as a tiny nail.

I am sharing full details on my blog today. I hope you all have a wonderful day. Thanks for stopping by!


I link up this card at:

Challenge #374 – #375

Fall/Winter Coffee Lovers Blog Hop With Graciellie Design

Hello everyone… Today I have a wintery coffee card to share with you.

This Fall/Winter Coffee Lovers Blog Hop is hosted by the Coffee Loving Cardmakers Blog where you can get all the more information about this hop and you can see the full list of the amazing Super Sponsors, inspirations, and link up party! You are invited to link your Fall and Winter themed projects using any coffee/cocoa/tea stamps, stencils, embellishments, etc.

I use the Coffee Lovers Digital Stamp, Coffee Lovers Digital Paper Pack, Coffee Lovers SVG Cutting Files from Graciellie Design to make my card today. Gracie is one of the Super Sponsors for this blog hop! Check out all her coffee/cocoa/tea digital collections at her Etsy store and grab them with special discount!

I used my Silhouette Studio software to resize and edit the sentiment stamp, pattern papers on the cups. And then I cut them with Silhouette Cameo.

I added some paint splatters using metallic watercolor papers and waterbrush.

I hope you all will have a chance to play along with this Winter/Fall Blog Hop.

Thank you so much for stopping by my blog. Have a fabulous day!

Thursday Break ~ Christmas Cheer

Hello hello hello again everyone… Christmas is coming near!!! I hope you all are ready for this holly jolly holiday. I am definitely getting ready with getting my cards ready to be mailed and also wrapping gifts…

Today, let’s take a little break with some of your favorite drink at Coffee Loving Cardmakers Blog. Over there, I am sharing this Christmas card that I created with digital stamp set and newset released digital paper pack from Graciellie Design.

Creating cards with digital stamps one of my favorite way of making a large batch of cards. I like use the Print-and-Cut feature from Silhouette Studio and cut them with my Silhouette Cameo. But all digital stamps and papers can be used with any digital cutting machines and editing software. So, I use this technique on this card and I colored the Pearlescent Watercolor Paint and Ranger Gold Stickles glue.

I hope you like this card today. Thank you for stopping by our blog. Have a fabulous and caffeinated day!

Mixed Media Art Journal | Shine Your Light

Graciellie Design

Hello everyone… This week we were learning about being salt and light at our church youth meetings. Though we might have read the message from Matthew 5:13-16 many times, read it one more time will give us more insight to what Jesus say about who we are, our identity, and our roles in community.

My mixed media art journal today is inspired by God’s word in the Gospel of Matthew 5:14-16, “You are the light of the world. A city set on a hill cannot be hidden. Nor do people light a lamp and put it under a basket, but on a stand, and it gives light to all in the house. In the same way, let your light shine before others, so that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father who is in heaven.”

First, I added some watercolor paint on my Mixed Media page with watercolor paints, and I dried it with craft heater.

Next step, I added some paint splatters on the page with Heidi Swap Color Shine Spray and Marabu Art Spray. Dried it again with craft heater.

I used flat brush to add some of the brush strokes on the page with Deco Foil Liquid Adhesive, let it sit to dry in couple of minutes, and I added some of the Deco Foil Transfer Sheet Teal on it.

For the image and sentiment, I use the new digital stamps from Graciellie Design called Dreamy Girls Digital Stamp Kit and the little flower on her, is a little peek of a new digital kit releasing it soon!!!

I printed the girl image on regular copy paper, and printed the sentiments on mixed media paper 90 lbs. Next, I colored the girl with Primacolors Premium Pencils and Colorless Pencil. After that I fussy cut it with micro-tips scissors. I added it on the page with Dina Wakely Gel Medium.

I fussy cut the word Shine withmicro-tips scissors, and then I trimmed the words, Your & Light, with paper trimmer into 2 pieces. I added them on the page with gel medium. Next, I highlighted and added shades on them with Faber Castell Stamper’s Big Brush Pens.

I finished the page by adding more shadow around the page with the Stabilo Woody Black Pencil and smudged it with my finger.

Thank you for stopping by today… Don’t hide your light, let it shines bright wherever you go…


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Week 358 – 359 Anything Goes

Simon Says:  Take Flight

CAS Card ~ Black, White, and A Pop Of Color

Hello everyone… It is the day for having Thursday Coffee Break with me… I hope you all have been having a great week so far. Today, I have a CAS card with black, white, and a pop of color.

I am sharing this card and details at Coffee Loving Cardmakers blog. Coloring is one of the ways for me to calm down and relaxing. I love coloring with pre-printed images such as coloring book and also digital stamps using my favorite watercolored pencils and colored pencils.

Today, I have a CAS card that I created using one of the Power Poppy, Cup of Columbine. This digital stamp is also available in photopolymer clear stamp set just released this week called Cheerful Columbine.

I colored one of the flower with Leisure Arts Watercolored Pencils and using the Spectrum Noir Sparkle Clear Brush Pen. I love the sparkle on the flower and I wish it showed lots in the picture I took.

After I was done coloring the flower, I die cut the panel with Our Daily Bread Designs – Large Banner Diesand I added the banner on the black A2 card with dries-clear adhesive glue. The sentiment is from the Cheerful Columbine stamp set. I added the sentiment banner on top of the card with 3D foam tape.

I love working with digital stamps. They give me the freedom to resize the images to fit the projects I want to create. I hope you all also enjoy this post today.

THANK YOU so much for stopping by. Have a wonderful day!


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Uniquely You Art Journal

Graciellie Design Digital Stamp

Hello everyone… Today I have a mixed media project to share with you. Spring colors and flowers are my inspirations when I created this Uniquely You Art Journal…though we have been having cold rainy days and possible snowy this week…

Uniquely You Art Journal Mixed Media Project Using Graciellie Design Digital Stamp

I am using the new digital stamp set, Uniquely You, from Graciellie Design that she released this month. With digital stamp, there are so many ways you can use and you have the freedom to resize the images to fit your project plan.

In the couple of days this week, I have been having fun learning some mixed media techniques and inspired by lots of crafty friends from The Stamp Nation – Mixed Media For Cardmakers Class. I apply one of them on my art journal.

Uniquely You Art Journal Mixed Media Project Using Graciellie Design Digital Stamp

So… I started my art journal page by adding some old music papers and scrapbook papers on the page with Gel Medium. I applied the Gel Medium on the page with foam brush, then added the papers, and added more Gel Medium on them to seal them in place. The Gel Medium will dry in few minutes, but to fast the drying process, I used craft heater.

Once the page is dried, I added some White Gesso on the page randomly with my finger, and then I dried it with craft heater.

Uniquely You Art Journal Mixed Media Project Using Graciellie Design Digital Stamp

I added the Catherine Pooler Inks (Party Dress, Fiesta Blue, Grass Skirt) randomly on the page and sprayed it with water. I tilted the book to mix the colors. I dried it with craft heater and also I used paper towel to pick up some extra colors on the page. After that, I sprayed again with water and dabbed it off with paper towel to get the extra texture on the page.

Uniquely You Art Journal Mixed Media Project Using Graciellie Design Digital Stamp

I created some tags also using the techniques I learned from the Stamp Nation class. And I used one of them on this page which is the one with paper collage on it. I did the same steps on the page to add colors on the tag. I used White Gesso to soften the look of the papers on background, then added the CP Grass Skirt ink on it and sprayed with water. I dried it with craft heater and then I added some shadow on the tag by drew lines around the tag with Brown Stamper Big Brush Pen and smudge the pen right away before it dried becuase this india ink dries permanently.

Uniquely You Art Journal Mixed Media Project Using Graciellie Design Digital Stamp

Next step is working with the digital stamps. I opened the flower and sentiment with image editing software. I printed them with inkjet printer on a white cardstock. To make sure the printed image dries, I heat set it with craft heater before coloring.

I colored the flowers with Prismacolors Premier Color Pencils and Colorless Blender. Then I used UniBall White Gel Pen to trace the stems in the middle of the flowers. I fussy cut each of them with micro-tip scissors. For the sentiment I cut it with one of the ODBD Pierced Squares Dies.

Now it is time to add them on the page! For this step, I used the Art Glitter Dries Clear Adhesive Glue for all the pieces. This is one of my favorite glue, strong, dries clear, and works on most materials.

I started with the tag. I tied some of the Natural Twine ribbon on the tag, I added one of the flower behind it and then I added them on the page with the adhesive glue. Then another flower behind the sentiment tag and then I added the slightly overlapping on the tag. Last, I adde the other flower on top of them. I added some shadow on the sentiment tag with Warm Grey Stamper Big Brush Pen and smudge it with finger.

Uniquely You Art Journal Mixed Media Project Using Graciellie Design Digital Stamp

The page is done. I love the result 🙂 I hope you all can enjoy it as much as I enjoy the time creating it. Thank you so much for stopping by my blog today. Have a wonderful day!



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Simon Says: A Trio of Something

Anything Goes Challenge #328 – #329

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