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  • Writer's pictureBonnie Crane

Angels in Disguise ... thankful for our medical service providers

Updated: Jan 12

Graciellie Design's new release, Angels in Disguise, is a beautiful digital stamp set that provides card makers with the opportunity to show gratitude for our doctors, nurses, emergency responders and support medical personnel who place helping others above their own safety. Their tireless work in high risk environments should give us pause. I am participating in Jennifer McGuire's campaign 'Cards are My Super Power' to show my appreciation to our medical heroes. I want them to know that I recognize and am grateful for the sacrifice they are making. And I know there are others risking their well being ... grocery clerks, police, care facility workers ... so many! I hope I can encourage you to get involved and send a handmade card of appreciation to those people in your community who are going above and beyond.

I have four cards for you! I had some fun creating backgrounds using different mediums for each one; alcohol inks, distress oxide inks, spray stains and powder pigments. I began this project by printing two female and two male medical personnel images. I also printed sentiments; two on card stock and two on acetate. The images were copic coloured and the 'wings' were painted with Nuvo Glitter Drops.

For the first card, I created an alcohol ink background using Aqua and Stream. I like to work on Canon Glossy Photo Paper. It is economical and can withstand heat. In this particular case, I did not heat emboss as I often do on alcohol ink backgrounds but I did use my heat tool to help move the inks. The nurse was die cut with the largest circle in Stampin' Up's Stitched Shapes and mounted on sheet foam before adhering it to the background. The sentiment, printed on acetate, was 'sandwiched' between two die cut frames from Lawn Fawn's Mini Picture Frames ... so the pretty background can shine through!!!

The second card features a background created with Mermaid Lagoon and Picket Fence spray stains on Neenah card stock. To avoid a huge mess, I work with in a 'Splatter Box'. I applied the blue stain and then softened some areas with the white. This panel was die cut with Simon Says Stamp's A2 Thin Frame and the centre panel was adhered sheet foam. I used Hero Arts' Infinity Circle die to cut out the male medical personnel. The sentiment was die cut with My Favourite Things' Single Stitch Line Rectangle.

I created a background using Nuvo Shimmer Powder for the third card. The panel was die cut using My Favourite Things' Single Stitch Line Rectangle. The male image was die cut with the largest square in Stampin' Up's Stitched Shapes. The sentiment printed on acetate was framed in the same manner as the first card.

For the final card, I printed the nurse and the sentiment on 80lb neenah and cut the panel to 4 1/8' by 5 3/8". The image was die cut from the panel using My Favourite Things' Mini Scallop Circle. The panel was ink blended with Distress Oxide Inks and stencilled with My Favourite Things' Mini Cloud Stencil using Hero Arts' Unicorn White ink. The panel was mounted on sheet foam also die cut with the scalloped circle so the scalloped circle with the image could be inset.

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Graciellie Design: Angels in Disguise

Copic Markers:

Skin Tones - E21, 23, 25 and E000, 01,02

Cheek/Lips - R21, 29

Uniforms - BG0000, 000,01

Hair - W6, 8, 10 and Y11,13,28 and E23


Nuvo Glitter Drops - White Blizzard

Nuvo Shimmer Powder - Atlantis Burst


Distress Oxide Inks - Weathered Wood, Stormy Sky, Peacock Feathers

Hero Arts - Unicorn White

Ranger Alcohol Ink - Aqua, Stream


Hero Arts - Infinity Circle

Lawn Fawn - Mini Picture Frames

My Favourite Things - Single Stitch Line Rectangle, Mini Scallop Circle

Simon Says Stamp - A2 Thin Frame

Stampin' Up - Stitched Shapes Paper:

Neenah Solar White 80 lb and 110lb card stock

Canon Glossy Photo Paper

Thank you so much for visiting!


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