Graciellie Design May release/blog hop/Giveway

Hi there,

It's time for our May release/blog hop and Giveaway for Graciellie Design .  May is Gracie's birthday month so we're celebrating! Happy birthday Gracie! Graciellie Design is giving away a $10 gift certificate AND her new Pre-lease Pray to one lucky winner!  All you have to do is hop along and comment on ALL design team members and Graciellie Design blog for a chance to win.  International followers may participate. Winner to be announced May 15 on the Graciellie Design Blog.

But first I'm show casing one of the new digital stamp sets for May called Count On Me.  Peonies are all the rage these days so I chose to use it!  It also comes with a sweet hummingbird and  4 sentiments.  You can also see Gracie's May birthday month special release set called Pray with hand lettered sentiments below! So come hop along and if you'd like to purchase the new May digital stamps you can use this code: BARBARA10 for 10% off your purchases! You can check them out in the SHOP. So get hopping!

Barbara (You Are Here)

I started by printing 3 peonies in different sizes on Strathmore smooth surface 100lb
It can go through my printer and when it came out I sprinkled with
gold embossing powder and melted with my heat gun. I learned this technique from one of my 
teammates Ginny Maxam. I never knew you could emboss with digis! Did you?

Then I watercolored peonies with Zig Clean Color 
Real Brush markers.

 I decided to cut the peonies in half to arrange on my card base 
of wood grained white card stock and added a strip of clear acetate with gold stripes.
Then added sentiment with a few punched leaves and Gold Nuvo drops.

Happy coloring!


  1. Hi BArb! Your card is beautiful! Your embossing is better than mine! Love the painterly look of your coloring too! wonderful color palette! Have a great day!

  2. Beautiful card Barbara.Love the gold embossing and beautiful colors.

  3. what a beautiful card. Great design.

  4. Awesome job on your card, it is so adorable!

  5. Love all the yummy GOLD and design:)

  6. Love your flowers card! It's so cute

  7. Beautiful card Barbara ! it is so adorable

  8. Just so beautiful. Love the flowers.

  9. Very eye catching. Peonies are just so, so beautiful. Thanks for sharing.

  10. Your coloring is spectacular, and your card is so pretty!

  11. Beautiful gold embossed flowers, love the water coloring on them and all the gold details on your card, fantastic fussy cutting too.
    Thank you for sharing with us at SHOPPING OUR STASH, hope you come and play again next time.
    Maria Rodriguez.DT

  12. A pretty floral card and perfect embossing for our Allsorts theme, many thanks for joining in.

    B x

  13. It's my birthday month too and I love blog hops. I love the gold embossing on your card and your use of the peonies images. TFS!

  14. Very attractive! Those gilded flowers are terrific. Thanks for linking this at Shopping Our Stash... it is the perfect tribute to May!

  15. Wow, stunning card. Thank you for Joining us at Scrapping4funChallenge and waiting to see next time.

    Meena S4F DT

  16. Amazing card and I love the gold.
    Lia DT S4F

  17. Beautiful card
    Thank you for your entry at Scrapping4funChallenges
    Rachelle DT

  18. Gorgeous card! Thanks for fussing cutting with the SHOPPING OUR STASH crew this week!!

  19. So gorgeous card. Thank you for joining us at Crafty Sentiments Designs. hugs

  20. lovely set of digis that made for a sweet card. i have embossed with digis before. it all depends on the paper and how quickly the ink dries i guess. thank you for sharing it with us at TTCRD and good luck, Theresa DT xx

  21. Beautiful card, Thanks for playing along with us at Shopping Our Stash for Back to basics.