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.
The Wednesday challenge over at Simon Says Stamp is all about Food and/or Drink! So I'm linking up over there!
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!
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