Time to be Grateful – Unity Stamp Company

Good morning everyone! I hope this post finds you doing well. Today I am sharing another limited time digital stamp release from Unity Stamp Company – Time to be Grateful. This set is beautiful, the file you purchase has pre-made A2 panels with the beautiful girl, sentiments, and foliage. I love that they have pre-made panels, as well as individual images! It allows you to jump right in and color, as well as create your own panels! LOVE IT! If you have been following me for a little while you know I like to set crafty goals for myself. Another goal I have is to color people. I was inspired by a recent live post on the Unity Stamp Company – facebook page by Bobbie Sue McConathy. You can catch the replay of her live (click on the link)! I just adore her work, her energy, and her cards! Thank you for the inspiration and encouragement Bobbie Sue!

I started by printing my images and sentiment on Bristol Smooth card stock. I love this paper when I use my zig markers. I love this image… from her jeans, to her adorable sweatshirt, and her purse! I have to admit I want this purse in real life! I colored the image in using my zig clean color brush markers. I like to start with my lightest layer and then add more color in deeper tones to add the dimension. I was most nervous about coloring the skin, I used Bobbie Sue’s video (see above link) to help me through this part. One tip she had was to start with the skin first. This way if you use darker colors next to the skin you don’t have to worry so much about them bleeding over. Once I was happy with my coloring I added pencils in the shadow areas for more dimension.

I then fussy cut the girl out and set her aside. I chose a stencil to use for my background (Flower pattern stencil – Simon Says Stamp). I used a combination of distress oxides – Faded Jeans and Tumbled Glass. I started with deeper tones in the bottom left and worked my way to lighter tones across the panel. I then glued my girl down onto the panel and set it aside to dry.

To complete my card I adhered the panel onto a gray card base and added some enamel dots from Gina Marie designs. I hope you like this card and you check out the limited time digital stamps from Unity Stamp Company. I have linked their latest releases here! Be sure to check them out! I appreciate if you would use my affiliate link as well! Thank you for stopping by today and wishing you a nice Sunday!

Supplies Used:

  • Stamps: Time to be Grateful – Unity Stamp Company
  • Paper: Bristol Smooth Card Stock
  • Coloring Medium – Zig Clean Color Brush Markers, Arteza 120 colored pencils
  • Other: Simon Says Stamp – Flower Pattern stencil, distress oxides: Faded Jeans, Tumbled Glass, Gina Marie Designs (enamel dots)

Sending you Crafty Hugs,

Natasha

Change is Coming x3 – Graciellie Design

Hi everyone! I hope you are doing well and finding ways to relax and create as well! Today I am stopping in to share 3 cards with you! A good crafty friend of mine Deborah @rightbrainart (check her out on Instagram) recently posted a challenge… you choose a stamp set from your stash and create 3 cards with that set. How fun is this…. and she has prizes for the top 3 entries! You have until April 18th to post! Just be sure to tag #3xcardchallenge over on Instagram! Can’t wait to see what you make! I am also joining in on the fun… today I am sharing 3 cards using the new release from Graciellie Design – Change is Coming. Be sure to check this set out – it is BEAUTIFUL! I will share a brief description of each card, reach out to me if you have more questions!

For my first card I used the single butterfly from this stamp set. I was inspired by an image I found on the internet after searching bright colorful butterflies. I colored the image using my zig clean color brush markers. I added pearl gold sparkle embossing powder from WOW to sections of the wings. To create the polka dots on the black section of the wings I used a white gel pen. I used foam adhesive to adhere the sentiment and die cut the panel using a Gina Marie designs die. I used Nuvo Crystal Drops – in Ebony. I used a black piece of card stock on my A2 sized card for the background and adhered it all together.

For my second card I used the half butterfly again. I colored the stamped image using my zig clean color brush markers. I also added sparkles to the butterfly using a sparkle pen. I used a background I had previously created from my stash. I then die cut a circle and used an embossing folder (Jo Ann Fabrics) to add more dimension to my die cut circle. I used glitter paper to create the 3 strips across the bottom section of my card. I chose the sentiment Change is Coming. I added some drops in pink (older Stampin Up Kit), adhered it all together, and my card was complete.

In the above image you will see my 3rd card I created using the Change is Coming set. You can find more details on my previous post from March 20. I hope you enjoyed seeing 3 different ways to use this beautiful stamp set from Graciellie Designs. I encourage you to join in on the fun and create 3 cards using a stamp set of your choice! If you would like to join my design team friend Sandhya and I from Sanjus Creations , we also host a collab each month using a Graciellie Designs stamp set and we are using the Change is Coming set this month! Come join the fun! On Instagram be sure to tag us #gracielliedesigncollab

Wishing you a Happy Sunday and a healthy week! Hugs,

Natasha

Graciellie Designs & WOW Embossing Powders

Hi everyone! I hope you had a great week! I am so excited to share with you a collaboration between Graciellie Designs and WOW Embossing Powders! Be sure to visit Instagram for more information on the hop, see beautiful inspiration from the team, and ways to use digital stamps with embossing powders! As well as enter to win a PRIZE!!!!!!

For my first card I used the Beautiful Peony stamp set from Graciellie Designs. https://gracielliedesign.shop/product-category/digital-stamps/floral/ You can see this set along with many other beautiful floral images here in the link provided. I started by layering the large peony and added leaves to my image to create a large floral cluster! This is one of the reasons digital images are so fun and easy to work with! You can layer/mask right on your computer, no masking paper required! I colored my images using my zig brush markers. I also used colored pencils in the nooks and crannies on the peony image.

The WOW embossing powders were so fun and easy to work with! I had a great time! For my first card I chose to work with the beautiful Sea Turtle Embossing powder. https://wowembossingpowder.com/embossing-powders/ I love the tones of green and white in this powder, I thought it was perfect for leaves! I also wanted to add some more embossing to this project, so I die cut my sentiment (hugs) from Simon Says Stamp and added the metallic gold rich to the word hugs. For both the leaves and the sentiment I used my embossing pen by Ranger to emboss the area prior to adding the powders. I then added splatters and sequins for additional shine and interest!

For my second card I chose to work with the Hey Beautiful stamp set https://gracielliedesign.shop/product/hey-beautiful-mega-digital-stamp-set/

I started by working with this beautiful large floral image in word and added leaves behind the image. For this design I wanted to make the floral image bright and use pops of color! I used my arteza brush pens for my coloring. I used many layers of color, I wanted to create a bold and bright card! I also used colored pencils in the nooks and crannies. I love adding deep rich colors here, it truly makes the image pop! I then wanted to create added interest using the embossing powder, I used the Metallic Gold Rich powder here on my card. I used my embossing pen to create horizontal lines across my card front using my t-square ruler on my card front panel. In some areas I chose to leave an area off for embossing to create added interest and more of a distressed look.

I hope you had a great week and join us on the hop! There are so many beautiful cards and inspiration on ways to use digital stamps with embossing powder!

Have a wonderful weekend! Crafty Hugs,

Natasha