Sunday, May 01, 2016

Graciellie Designs May Release Blog Hop


Welcome! I am guest designing for the May Release at Graciellie Design’s Digital Stamps this month! Make sure you visit Gracie's Blog to see ALL the sets in this release! I love digital stamps, as they are so versatile and easy to use. Plus, they are super affordable! Today I am sharing a card with you using one of Gracie's new sets called Elegant Greetings. 



Look at that beautiful hydrangea! I looked on Pinterest for colors of hydrangea, because I have only seen blue, white, and pink, and imagine my surprise at how many colors there are! I also love all those pretty sentiments! You get all six sentiments in the set!
This card is 5 1/2" x 5 1/2" and created in shades of gray and lavender. When using digital stamps, it is easy to size them and to add the sentiment directly onto the main image, as I have done here.


I printed the flower image at approximately 3 1/4" wide onto Copic cardstock with black ink. I colored the image with Copic markers.

I used my Lexmark printer, which I was a bit worried about since I planned to color the image with Copics. I normally use the Epson printer, but it's malfunctioning. However, the Lexmark printed beautifully and the ink did NOT bleed when I colored the image!

I used some dies with a stitching detail to cut out the panels, and to cut the curved section. I embellished the card very simply, with some sequins, a button, and a bit of twine. The paper is from two hoarded older collections: Webster's Petite Papers Hollywood Vogue, and My Mind's Eye 6x6 Lost & Found Antiques. 

The Graciellie Designs digital stamp sets can be found HERE for instant download! These digital stamps are ready to print and are perfect for so many kinds of papercrafting projects.

For a chance to win a new digital stamp set of your choice from Gracie’s shop, comment on the blogs listed below. 

Graciellie Design
Gloria Stengel - you are here
Joyce Erb
Karen Letchworth
Autumn
Karen Heins

The giveaway will run for 2 weeks and Gracie will announce the winners on her blog, so don't forget to subscribe to her newsletter HERE. THERE WILL BE THREE WINNERS, so make sure to comment! 

Edited to add: I am so sorry that I forgot to post the winner from the April Heartfelt Creations Alumni Blog Hop! The winner was chosen from Loretta's Blog. The winner is Marsha J. Reed. Congratulations to Martha, who receives a $25 gift certificate to shop at Heartfelt Creations! Martha, email Emma Lou at EmmaLou@heartfeltcreations.us with "Winner of April Alumni Hop" in subject line to claim the prize. The blog hop winner will have 72 hours to claim her prize otherwise another name will be drawn. Thanks to all who participated. I am sorry for the late posting. When that happens, make sure to check for winners on the Heartfelt Creations FaceBook Page



Digital stamps: Graciellie Designs Elegant Greetings
Die templates: Spellbinders Curved Borders Two, Elizabeth Craft Designs Stitched Rectangles, Stitched Squares
Patterned paper: Webster's Petite Papers Hollywood Vogue, My Mind's Eye 6x6 Lost & Found Antique
Cardstock: slate gray, white, Copic Xpress It
Twine: Really Reasonable Ribbon ivory burlap string
Sequins: Craft Medley Viola
Button: stash
Markers: Copics
Adhesive: ATG tape, hot glue, white glue, foam tape

41 comments:

  1. Love the way you colored those flowers...Great card design too!

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  2. Love the curved edge and layout

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  3. What a stunning card. Your layout is perfect to accent the floral.

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  4. So lovely!!! Thank you.

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  5. The detail on this stamp is so amazing. I love it!

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  6. What a STUNNING card Gloria! Love the soft coloring and the elegant layering! So glad to have you be part of this release!

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  7. Just beautiful. So detailed and soft.

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  8. Such a beautiful card!

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  9. Gorgeous card and a beautiful design.

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  10. I absolutely love this card... gorgeous...do you have a special program that will copy the design and let you add the sentiment... I would love to know..
    love the digital set...
    LAura

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    1. Laura, You can simply use Microsoft Word, but I use Photoshop Elements. All you need to do is open both the image file and the text file. Once you drag the image onto the page, then you can drag the sentiment on top. You may have to fuss with the size and also select BRING TO FRONT to make it work, but it's super easy. I am sure some kind soul has a Youtube video out there for you to follow. ;)

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  11. Beautiful card...loving these digital stamps. Great coloring of the image!

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  12. This is a beautiful card and I just love the grey and lavender shades of the hydrangea.

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  13. Beautiful! I love the design of your card

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  14. Hydrangeas are a personal favorite and these new digital stamps are fabulous!

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  15. Awesome card! Love the pattern that you used for your background.
    natgodfrey4@gmail.com

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  16. Hydrangeas are among my favorite flowers. I can never keep enough acid in soil to keep pretty colors.
    Beautiful card that's how they should look. Lol tfs♡

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  17. Love lavender hydrangeas and have a beautiful silk arrangement in my dining room. Gorgeous card and image!

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    1. I love them, too and have a silk arrangement of white and blue in my family room!

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  18. This is very pretty, Gloria. You have done a wonderful job with Gracie's new stamp set. I can't wait to see more!
    Sierra
    www.sierrasgift.blogspot.com

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  19. Your interpretation of an image is always extraordinaire. You turned a digital floral into a gorgeous card!

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  20. Gorgeous flower
    and I love the
    curved edge of
    the main piece.
    Carla from Utah

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  21. Looks fabulous! Love all the sentiments that come along with the set.

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  22. This is a lovely flower on your card and great layout! TFS and for the hop - have a beautiful day!

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  23. Beautiful use of the flower. Love the layout of the card with the curved border.

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  24. Beautiful flower and beautiful coloring, Gloria! I love the whole card.

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  25. Gorgeous card! CAS and stunning!

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  26. What a lovely card Gloria. I love that big flower image and the curve you put into your design. Thanks for sharing.

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  27. You have showcased Graciellie's gorgeous flower so beautifully here! Looks like hoarding that design paper for this card really paid off!

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  28. Oh wow, those are so lovely! I love their vintage look! Thanks and God bless! ILuvTheEucharist (at) aol.com

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  29. Wonderful card. Love this image.

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  30. Hi Gloria,
    Such an inspiring set of gorgeous digis full of wonderful possibilities, you've showcased these beautifully. I really love this set.
    Thanks so much for the inspiration,
    Shaz in Oz.x

    {Calligraphy Cards - Shaz in Oz}

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  31. Simply lovely!!! I am totally adoring Gracie's images and sentiments. Love the beautiful way you used them.
    <3 J

    jwoolbright at gmail dot com
    HerPeacefulGarden.blogspot.com

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  32. They are so lovely.

    dlatany at gmail dot com

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  33. Such a beautiful card and lovely soft colors!

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  34. Gloria, what a very lovely card and I love your muted color scheme. It keeps the focus on the classy image. Tastefully done, Elegant. So happy to have found you and Graciellie. Will be back again and again!
    have a fantastic day,
    --Kathryn

    Kitchen Table Crafter

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  35. Hello Gloria.....Such a lovely card, you have showcased the beautiful flower perfectly. Love the sprinkle of sequins too :)

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