Hello crafty readers and happy Friday! I hope you all had a wonderful holiday spent with family and friends, and I hope you are now beginning to look forward to the start of a new year. Today I'm delighted to be a guest designer again with the Coffee Loving Cardmakers. I'm also sharing my first ever creations using some of the beautiful digital stamps from Graciellie Designs, and, my-oh-my these stamps are simply stunning! I initially purchased just four digital stamps (two of which I'm sharing with you today), but after working with these two, I know I'll be ordering more!
The base of this A2 sized card is made from kraft cardstock. Using the Scalloped Stitched Nesting dies from Gina Marie Designs, I cut the first layer from Neenah Solar White Smooth cardstock. I printed out the coffee mug from the Fresh Start digital stamp set on Neenah Solar White Smooth cardstock and colored it with my Copic markers (colors seen below). I fussy cut the image and adhered the mug to the card using foam adhesive. I placed some linen thread around the mug before adhering the white scalloped layer to the kraft card base. The sentiment is from the "Words to Live By: Kindness" stamp set from Papertrey Ink. I stamped the sentiment in indigo ink in the upper right corner. I added a layer of Clear Wink of Stella to the flowers and mug for added sparkle. Lastly, I added a few turquoise rhinestones around the card for more dimension.
Here is the second card I created using the Christmas Cheer digital stamp set by Graciellie Designs:
The base of this A2 sized card is made from Neenah Solar White Smooth cardstock. Using the Scalloped Stitched Nesting Rectangle dies by Gina Marie Designs, I cut a piece of indigo cardstock. I then cut a 5" x 3 3/4" piece of white cardstock to layer over the indigo scalloped piece. Using the Kindness Counts stamp set by Papertrey Ink, I stamped the sentiment in indigo ink in the upper right corner. I printed the image from the Christmas Cheer stamp set onto Neenah Solar White Smooth cardstock and colored it using my Copic markers (see colors below). I then fussy cut the image and added it to the card using foam adhesive. I added a coat of Clear Wink of Stella to the flowers for added sparkle. Lastly, I added a couple turquoise rhinestones randomly on the card for added dimension.
Here are the Copic markers I used to color both of these images:
I am still in awe of how gorgeous the stamps by Graciellie Designs are and I hope you will try them too!
Thanks again to Amy and Chaitali for having me guest design these past two weeks with the Coffee Loving Cardmakers. I'm happy to have some new coffee loving friends!
Thanks for visiting and have a wonderfully creative weekend!
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