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Thursday, 1 September 2016

Graciellie Design September Blog hop and Giveaway

Hello, I was asked again to take part in the September Blog hop which is to celebrate a mini release of a selection of digital stamps that compliment the present fall collection. 

To be in to win a digital stamp of your choice, just leave a comment on the blogs as you hop along.

Graciellie Design Digital Shop

The design I was given was this beautiful poppy image and the lovely digital sentiments, and this is that card I made

I coloured the 4 of the Poppy images in with Copics and then fussy cut them out, using different parts of the image, so that I could make the poppy three dimensional.  I was rather pleased with how it turned out

I used distress inks antique linen, twisted citron, squeezed lemonade and mowed lawn to blend a background, then put some water droplets to slightly distress the look, then put an inked script background stamp over it all, making sure that it was a bit distressed looking as well.  

I made a frame with a stitched rectangle die, for the centre, and the paper smooches stitched border dies around the outside to continue the stitched look.  

The sentiment was printed out using one of the digital stamps available with this set, and then used a little ink in the twisted citron and the antique linen to colour the two ends on a diagonal and made it into a banner.  Both the banner and the frame were raised with some foam tape to give it a little dimension.  

And that is my card finished.  

Here is a video of how I made the flower and card.  

The materials I used for the card are

Poppy Wishes digital stamp
Copics R22, R35, R46 YG17 & YG63
and a Reno art pen light green 23
Simon Says Stamp stitched rectangle dies
Paper Smooches Dots and dashes border dies
Distress inks: Antique linen, twisted citron, squeezed lemonade & mowed lawn
Ranger mini blending tool
MFT romantic script background stamp
Altenew Crisp ink Caramel toffee
3M scotch foam tape

A second card I have made using the same digital stamp, this time I printed the image onto some water colour paper that would go through my printer,  I have also printed the sentiment 'Best Wishes' under the image.

I water coloured it this time using distress inks, so I used abandoned coral, candied apple with some fired brick for the darker areas, and I used shabby shutters and mowed lawn for the stalks, buds and leaves.

I started by doing a wash over the entire picture with the abandoned coral ink and the shabby shutters ink and left that to dry.

I then used the candied apple and the fired brick to build up some dimension on the flower and some stronger colour of the shabby shutters and the mowed lawn on the foliage.  

Finally I went around the image with a light wash of tumbled glass to make a shadow, or halo around the flower and foliage, so it would 'pop' from the page and not look so flat.  

I then cut an aperture out around the poppy flower leaving a small white border around the actual flower, so that I could put a bit of a water coloured background behind the main part of the flower.  This I did with peacock feathers, salty ocean, evergreen bough & mermaid lagoon distress inks.    

Then I put some foam tape behind the poppy and the frame and the rest of the card below the frame, so that I could pop it up a little on the card base, that was a little wider than the flower panel.  I put some gold glitter tape down both sides of the card base, so it poked out beneath the flower panel, just to brighten it a little and that is the card finished.   

The materials I used for the card are

Poppy Wishes digital stamp
Copics R22, R35, R46 YG17 & YG63
and a Reno art pen light green 23
Canson Watercolour paper
Poppy wishes digital stamp
Distress inks: Candied apple, abandoned coral, fired brick, mowed lawn, shabby shutters
Peacock feathers, evergreen bough, salty ocean, mermaid lagoon
No 4 paint brush
Craft knife
Metal ruler
3M scotch foam tape
Gold glitter washi tape
Black shiny card (for strips)

Hopefully this has given you some ideas of ways to use digital floral stamps and especially the gorgeous ones form Graciellie Designs.  Do go and check out the selection of stamps available, I am sure you will find one you will fall in love with!  Remember to add a comment to each of the blog hops along the way to be in the draw for a free digital stamp and the next stop on the Blog hop is to Lena.
Thank you for stopping by on the Hop and thank you for persevering on such a long blog this time.

Happy Card making


Michele K. Henderson said...

This is just gorgeous! i do love how it pops off the page! Beautiful color!

75seconds video said...

It,s an amazing, really like this .you will rock in near future.

Graciellie Design said...

What a stunning card! The Poppy flower looks like it's going to pop out of the card... So pretty!

cghundley said...

Love the cut outs
on these cards,
both are so pretty!
Carla from Utah

Carol Rossouw said...

Oh Helen! What can I say? These are so beautiful. How patient you are to do all that fine fussy cutting (especially on your second card). And your colouring is exquisite! It just shows you that one doesn't even need actual stamps to make some really pretty cards!

Bernadette Roberto Shisler said...

Helen, I'm just WOWing over your techniques here. This is my first time commenting on your blog. I loved your video presentation even though there were portions that didn't show. It didn't matter to me. I understood what you shared. Both the way you cut out and colored the poppy in the video and the frame set ups in both cards are definitely inspiration and impressed me a great deal! Thank you! I will try these techniques sometime!

The Altered Paper said...

Both cards are beautiful!Love the colors you used on both cards! I loved how you built up the color of your poppy, the end result is simply gorgeous!

Denise Bryant said...

Love that pretty poppy! Beautiful coloring!

Arianna Barbara said...

Wow! Awesome and elegant cards!!! Love this set and your video!!!

Emily said...

Gorgeous cards! Love the poppy stamp. I enjoy your videos. Wish you would speak up a little. Thanks for you for all you do.

Marty Fishman said...

Beautiful card - your coloring makes it look so realistic!

Helen Gullett said...

Helen, this is GORGEOUS and STUNNING! I love your 3D Poppy. Thank you for the video tutorial :)

Rose Santuci-Sofranko said...

Oh my those poppies are lovely! They are one of my hubby's, and my, favorite flowers! Thanks and God bless! ILuvTheEucharist (at)

Team Clark said...

Hi Helen, I LOVE LOVE LOVE this poppy image!!! WOW!!! And you've used it so beautifully! I love how you did the window, genius! Beautiful inspiration. Was great hopping with you again. Hugs, Autumn

Crafting Circle said...

Fab card..and I know just the prefect person for that poppy stamp... lol she's gonna strangle me one day, I keep finding cool new digital stamp artists for her to spend all her money on lol.

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