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Monday, 1 August 2016

Graciellie Designs Bloghop and giveaways

My card today is part of the Graciellie Designs Bloghop for their August release of 6 new digital stamps and a special edition coordinating digital paper pack.

I was thrilled to be asked to join in with this bloghop as a guest designer, there are some gorgeous designs in this new collection, and the Special Edition coordinating Black and White digital paper pack allows you to Foil them if printed on a laser printer and also recolour them on a computer to whatever colour you would like for your project.   

For my card I have used the Thankful Lilies stamp set which has images of a lily, and lily buds and some really great sentiments.  

I reduced the size and then printed out the coordinating lily paper from the new black and white paper pack, with a laser printer, which enabled me to foil it with the Heidi Swapp pink foil, which is absolutely gorgeous!  It was impossible to get the full impression of this in the photos unfortunately

I mounted this onto a pink 6" x 6" card base and then cut a doily die out to go under my flowers.  I put a pink satin bow along the left hand edge and tied a bow with the same ribbon to go on top of it.  

I reduced the size and printed out the two flower images along with an extra one of the buds, and also printed out some extras of the flower petals, so that I could make the flowers more dimensional.  I coloured the digital stamps with the pink copics I had (A list of the colours are below in the supplies list). I don't have many copics, so I ended up using all the pink ones I had, these are probably not the best selection of pinks, you just use whatever markers you have.  It doesn't need to be alcohol markers, you could get the same effect with zig clean colour markers or even water colours.  

Once I had coloured all my images I fussy cut them out and then went around the edges with a black pen to tidy them up and take away any white parts from the cutting.  
I also cut out two of the garden branch dies to have behind my flowers for some foliage which I glued onto the doily just slightly overlapping the ribbon.  
I mounted the two sets of buds onto the top of the branch and doily dies using some foam tape at the top of the petals and glue at the base of the petals to give them some dimension. With the extra petals I had coloured and cut out, I mounted them onto the central petal of each bud with foam tape at the top and glue at the base. 
Finally I added the extra petals to the main flower also with foam tape and then glued the flower onto the middle of where the buds sat.  
Finally I put the sentiment I had also printed out onto foam tape and tucked it under the edge of the top lily, some pink dots and some clear sequins for a bit of sparkle and that is my card finished. 

Please hop along to the rest of the talented ladies on the bloghop, leave a comment on every stop for a chance to win a new stamp set of your choice and the new Black and White Patterns Digital Paper Pack. To give everyone even more chances to win, this time the hop is ending on Facebook for an extra chance at winning!  

The next hop is Lori here, and please don't forget to visit the Graciellie Design etsy shop to check out this new collection at

The bloghop and giveaways will run for two weeks and Gracie will be announcing the winners on August 15 so check out her blog

The materials I used for my card are:
White card for printing on a Laser Printer
Pink card base 6" x 6"
Light green card 
Digital stamp set 'Thankful lilies'
Couture Creations Amaryllis doily die
Marianne Creatables Garden branch die
Heidi Swapp pink foil
Minc machine
Spun sugar distress ink
Mini distress blending tool
Pink satin ribbon
Copics: RV00 RV02, RV06, RV23, YG36
Renoart alcohol markers: dark pink 136, Green 30 and yellows 226 & 5
3M foam tape and a thicker foam tape
Theresa Collins Fiskars non-stick scissors
EK success Cutter Bee scissors
American craft paper trimmer
Glue dot
Cosmic shimmer dries clear glue
Precision tip bottle
Zig two way glue pen
Bone folder

I hope I have managed to give you some inspiration on using floral digital stamps in a different way.

Happy Card Making


Carol Rossouw said...

I really love what you've done with these images. This is a stunning card!

Lori said...

Absolutely gorgeous!

Graciellie Design said...

This is stunning dear Helen! Love all the details on your card and your coloring on the lilies! The background is beyond gorgeous! Off to check out your video! Thanks so much for being part of this blog hop!

Emily said...

Beautiful paper, and card. Hope I can be in the giveaway.

Natalie Godfrey said...

Beautiful card. Love the layers to the flower.

Sathya said...

Fabulous card...Love the way your made the background...Coloring is just awesome...Love everything about the card :)

Jean Bullock said...

Gosh, this is pretty. I love that the new papers complement the gorgeous stamp. This card is really well done. I pinned it!

Carrie Sheridan said...

Helen, your card is stunning! That foiled background is gorgeous, and your fussy-cut florals steal the show here! This is such an elegant, feminine card!

Team Clark said...

I absolutely LOVED your video! Such great tips! This card is a stunner indeed. Hugs, Autumn

Cindy Feagle said...

Loved how you foiled the background for your card. Your video tutorial is fantastic and I got a lot of tips from it. Thank you so much!

Marty Fishman said...

I love your foiled background and your flowers are fabulous! I enjoyed the process on your video and you certainly did do justice to the stamp set!

gibonik said...

Love the color of your lily and the 3D effect:)

Helen Gullett said...

WOW! What a beautiful card with the digital background and digital flower. LOVE IT!

Jean said...

HOly cow! Amazing flower!

Wendy said...

So beautiful Helen.
Wendy xx

Anonymous said...

Oh my goodness... this is stunning. Love the colors. Thanks for sharing your creativity.

Arianna Barbara said...

Wow! Beautiful card!!!

Georgee said...

Such a beautiful card!! The foiling is gorgeous, as is the coloring ,etc. Fantastic job.

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