Thursday, August 23, 2018

Coffee Loving Cardmakers and Graciellie Design - Stay Strong


Welcome to a special Collaboration with the Coffee Loving Cardmakers and Graciellie Design!  We are going to share some makes with you with this awesome new set from Graciellie, Stay Strong:

Hopefully you've arrived here from Amy's place!  If not, I'm glad you found me and if you get lost along the way just head on over to the Coffee Loving Cardmaker's Blog where you'll find the entire list of Coffee Loving Cardmakers and links to their projects!  There is a random drawn prize and a sale!  You can find the details at the bottom of this post!

Gorgeous, right??   Every time I see one of Gracie's new designs I fall in love.  If you want to see some really beautiful images and the best sentiments, check out her Etsy digital shop here!  AND if you prefer rubber, even after we show you all of the cool things you can do with these digital images, you can get some of Graciellie Designs sets in rubber from Unity Stamps.. including Stay Strong!


I've had this pad of paper from Prima, Wild and Free, for a long time.  I bought it because it was so pretty... you know how it is...lol!  And when I was looking at the digis I decided this paper would be just right for what I had in mind.

For this one, I started in Word and pulled in the feather image from another beautiful Graciellie Designs digital set, Dream On.  I copied the image and flipped it, changed the size of the second and placed the two on the page around where I thought I'd like them on a panel; leaving enough room to die cut the images after printing them on my Laser Printer.


After I cut out the panel with the feathers, I ran it through the Minc with some Gold Sequins Foil from Gina K (because I printed these on a laser, I'm able to foil them in the Minc).  Then a few splatters of Heidi Swapp Gold Color Shine and some Nuvo drops in black.  I pulled a bunch of the coffee cups, sentiments and flowers into new documents in Word in various sizes and printed them all out on Copic Friendly paper... enough for these projects and quite a few more...lol!  Then I printed a sheet of the cups onto some of the Prima paper.  For this one, I fussy cut one of the cups in the white and colored in the wrap with some W5, W3, and W1 Copics.  I cut the cup pieces out of the design paper and pieced them onto the cup.  I cut out the heart from the wrap and created a shaker.  Popped it up... added some of the flowers I colored with R81, RV34, and RV17 for the flowers and YG01 AND YG03 for the leaves.  Then some simple black Nuvo drops for the centers.


I die cut one of the sentiments I printed and popped it up with a few more flowers and some sequins.

For the next one, I layered my papers onto a card base and then used a border die to cut the front piece so that a little bit of the inside piece shows on the side.


This time I used the entire design paper piece for the entire cup except for the whipped cream.  After I adhered the DP to the white cup, I used some W3 and W1 Copic marker to add some slight additional color to the wrap part of the cup to make it stand out a bit from the rest of the cup.



Love these little sentiment labels from the Dream On set (the one with the feathers).  So easy just to cut them out by hand... part sentiment, part embellishment!


I love the challenge of finding the perfect die to cut out my sentiments!...lol... the hardest part is to make sure they're straight if you can't see through the die... there is probably a trick.. I just eyeball it.. but with this one I was lucky and the frame had an open middle...lol!

And then, I did this:


It's lots of fun to create a sentiment background in word using digital sentiments ... I started with the document I made originally with all of my sentiments in different sizes.  I moved them all so they were closer together and tried to create a random pattern with them.  (Be sure to Save As so you don't lose your original...lol... a little techie public service announcement...lol!)  Once I had them where I wanted them, I printed it out onto one of the Prima design papers and ran it through the Minc with some more Gold Sequin Foil... SO cool, right??  Well, I think so anyway!


Aside from how versatile digis are for size and direction, I think my other favorite thing about digital stamps is the Foilability (if that wasn't a word it is now.. 'cause I said it).

I framed one of the larger sentiments I printed with some layering die cuts,  flowers, sequins and this time I colored my cup!


I used the same colors in my flowers along with a bit of E35 for my coffee bits and made my swirly delight... it's almost 10:00pm here and time for bed, but if someone offered this to me, I'd snatch it up right away!

So that's it for me!  Hope you enjoyed your visit!  Your next stop along the way is Helen's    place!  And don't forget if you lose your place along the way you can always head on back to the Coffee Loving Cardmakers post for the full list!

Oh!!  And did I mention this!?  Leave some love at all of your visits and have a chance to win!


Commenting open through August 30th with the winner announced on Saturday, September 1st. Winner selected from the comments across all of the participating blogs.

And so awesome!!  Graciellie Design is having a sale on a Coffee Bundle:


Buy these sets together and get them all for 20% off here!


And don't forget to play along here:








25 comments:

~amy~ said...

So, here's the thing, not only are you sharing gorgeous cards, you're sharing MULTIPLE gorgeous cards. P.S. I'm going to do some foiling this weekend, thank you very much.

scrapin' GA peach said...

Your cards always inspire me, Lisa!! Brilliant idea to print onto DSP or patterned paper! Just a crazy, amazing idea!!
Again, I cannot pick a favorite between what you've created, so I won't.
Just don't forget you have my address, ok '_ winky face

Helen Gullett said...

Lisa... you were super busy for sure!
Love all those gorgeous cards.
Fabulous layers and colors.

Creative Lady said...

Wow, love all your creations and techniques you used! Love the foiling!

Lucy E. said...

Wow-all of your cards are
really beautiful and amazing!
I love those gold feathers!

Debbie Farrell said...

Just beautiful!

Hetty said...

OH my, Lisa, you are on the roll with these beautuful designs. loving all your cards. Great color combo's and great inspiration here!

TrainWithMeghan said...

GORGEOUS! I love the gold!!! You make beautiful cards!

Cindy Holmes said...

GORGEOUS! GORGEOUS! GORGEOUS! cards! I don't know where to begin! I just LOVE them all so much! They are just so ELEGANT looking! The coloring and the colors and the layering ect…. is just so beyond words! Accept WOW!!!

Cindy C. said...

Wow these projects are breath-taking!!!!

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Fabulous card! You make it look so gorgeous!

Denise Bryant said...

Gorgeous cards! Beautiful details and colors! I especially love the fun shaker card!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Wow wow wow!!! These are FABULOUS! I am loving those frap cups!!!!!!

Verna Angerhofer said...

Super gorgeous cards and I love the foiling on them as well. That is a fantastic look!

Crystal O. Minkler said...

Lisa, your cards are absolutely stunning... the details are amazing! I love the designs and the colors!! Love love love!

Kerry Urbatch said...

Beautiful cards! I love the shimmery feathers on the first one, the border on the second and the bold black on the third! WOW!

Debbie McAnany said...

I'm new but I've seen so much Beautiful creations. I'm a coffee buff. Just gotta have it. My family says I'm going to turn into a cup of coffee beans (LOL). I'm gathering up my plans for 3 journals--coffee, tea and hot cocoa.

That's why I wanted to join this group to get more ideas. Thanks for letting in this group.


Dawn Fields said...

These cards are breathtaking! Love all of them! Love the paper pieced cup, too!

Christine said...

Love those pink blooms! Gorgeous and creative cards!

Dana M said...

Gorgeous cards! I love your collage style and touch of vintage elements. Beautiful composition of elements and they play so well off the black.

Maria Pilar said...

woww, Lisa, you made awesome cards. All of them are sooooo beautiful
Hugs

Karin Åkesdotter said...

Your cards are all absolutely amazing!!! such lovely stamps and dies! <3 Thank you so much for playing along with us at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge! /Karin

Scrapper69 said...

So BEAUTIFUL! I love all the gold.... it just shimmers! Love your designs!

Theresa

cghundley said...

Your cards are gorgeous!
Love the shaker part and
the foiling.
Carla from Utah

Katie Ann Brooks said...

So many fun cards my dear! You and your creations are awesome!