Saturday, October 15, 2016

Gracielle Designs Fall Blog Hop

Hi everyone, and welcome to the first of three days of our Fall Fest blog hop.  This month, Gracielle Design is celebrating with lots of giveaways, sales, and inspiration!  Follow our blog hops each day and you'll have the chance to win a digital stamp set of your choice from Gracielle Design Digital Shop.  There will be lots of beautiful projects for your crafty inspiration, so we invite you to join the fun.

For my inspirational projects, I chose this gorgeous digital stamp set called Bee Kind.  I think the Sunflowers speak Fall to me, and the sentiments are so appropriate, too.

My first card uses these gorgeous sunflowers as the focal image.

I printed multiple images of the sunflowers, colored and fussy cut each one out.  On the top image, I added brown Flower Soft to the flower centers.

Cut black card stock to 6-1/2" x 10", fold in half to make 6-1/2" x 5" card, and the green print paper slightly smaller than the card front..  Die cut black chipboard and print papers with cabinet card die.  Use the smaller cabinet card die to cut another piece of black chipboard and the brown paper.  The brown paper was embossed with chain embossing folder.  

Distress the edges of the first layer and adhere to the card front.  Adhere the chipboard to the back of each cabinet card.  Hit the high spots on the embossed paper with Vintage Photo distress ink.  Use the Vintage Market die to cut out FALL from black card stock.

Adhere all pieces to card front, as shown.

Adhere Fall to the top of the card.  Adhere the first image layer to the cabinet card layer.  Place pop dots as shown for the next layer.

Continue adding the next image layer to the first, again adding pop dots to lift the next layer.

A few closeups of the dimension after the final image was layered onto the two beneath it.

Print out one of the sentiments from the set onto stationery paper, cut to size and adhere inside card.

My second card used this sweet little bee as my focal image.

Cut kraft card stock to 6-1/2" x 12", fold in half.  Trim print paper slightly smaller, to 5-7/8" x 6-3/8".  Die cut yellow print paper using honeycomb die.

Cut honeycomb in half unevenly, adhere to print layer.  Use 1-3/4" circle die to cut three holes in paper, through honeycomb, if necessary, as shown.

Adhere print layer to green print paper, cut away excess paper.

Adhere to card front.  

Add one complete bee to each circle, as shown.

Cut legs and head off of three bees, leaving only the body and wings, as shown.  Place bee upside down onto soft foam and emboss with a large ball stylus.  Shape wings and add hologram glitter glue.

Add pop dots to body portion of each bee and adhere over bees already adhered to card front.

A few closeups of the dimension.  Glitter glue was also added to the wings for extra sparkle.

Print out one of the sentiments from the set onto stationery paper, cut to size and adhere inside card.

Gracielle Designs Digital Stamp Set - Bee Kind
Daisy D 8x8 Beacon Hill paper pad
Fancy Pants 8x8 All Fall paper pad
Cardstock: Black, Kraft
Black chipboard
Lifestyle Crafts Chain embossing folder
Sizzix/Tim Holtz dies:
  Vintage Cabinet Cards
  Vintage Market
Teresa Collins Honeycomb Project Die
Spellbinders dies:
  Nested Circles (1-3/4" size)
  Fleur de Lis Rectangles (smallest)
Distress ink pads: Vintage Photo, Black Soot
Hologram glitter glue
Water-based markers
Foam dots

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Be sure to stop by the Gracielle Design Digital Shop for some great promotional sales during our Fall Fest.  And we have two more days of inspiration for you, so be sure to come back and check out the ultra-talented artists for Day 2 and Day 3.  

Winners will be announced on Gracielle Designs Facebook Page on October 29th.

Thanks for stopping by, and check out your next stop, 
Autumn Clark,  to see what fabulous project she has prepared for you.




  1. Love the dimension, colors, and layering. Thanks so much for being part of this blog hop!

  2. Awesome cards. I love the dimension. My stamp favorite are Good Thoughts and Thinking of you.

  3. How I love sunflowers! it must be the color and symmetry that looks so lovely. TFS!

  4. WOW! Awesome job on both your cards they are so adorable.

  5. Both cards are amazing! The dimension on the sunflower is great

  6. So beautiful....I love the sunflowers and all the dimension you created :) Hugs...Janie

  7. What beautiful layering and dimension! These are both so very pretty. What fun to be hopping with you, Barbara. Big hugs, Autumn

  8. They are so beautiful. Love your dimension on each of the card

  9. Two fabulous cards, but I really LOVE that sunflower card! Such a beautiful image and I love the dimension you created.