Gina K Designs August Release Blog Hop – Day 2

Hold onto your hats for Day 2 of the Gina K Designs August 2018 Release blog hop!

Ok, so I may have had a little too much fun with this. Can you have too much fun cardmaking? Grab some coffee, tea or whatever your prefer and sit back while I showcase some amazing sets today.

This first set is featuring the Skeleton Leaves Incentive stamp set from Gina K Designs. Spend $75 or more and you could earn this stamp set for FREE! Otherwise, you will have to wait til next month to purchase it out right. I have a video showing you the Alcohol Lift Ink Technique with the Skeleton Leaves that you view down below or HERE on my Youtube channel.

I created two backgrounds using Limeade, Sunshine Yellow and Watermelon Alcohol Ink from Tim Holtz. On one card, I wet the Yupo paper with Blending solution then added drops of Alcohol ink and tilted my paper to move it around.  One the second card, I used Isopropyl Alcohol 91% to wet my background and apply my Alcohol Inks to.

Most people avoid using certain colors together because they don’t want to get a muddy brown color but it’s exactly what I was going for in this project.

It was the perfect mix of colors for my Fall backgrounds! Next, using my Misti tool, I randomly stamped  my Skeleton Leaves on the alcohol background using the Alcohol Lift Ink. Then, I stamped it off onto a piece of white cardstock. You are getting two for one with this ink pad! Be sure to watch the video to see the other backgrounds I created by stamping off. I’ll create those into cards at a later time.

This stamp set and Alcohol Lift Ink were a match made in Heaven! Once my backgrounds were complete, I trimmed them down to 4″ x 5 1/4″ to layer on top of an A2 white cardbase.

I die cut the word Friend and Thankful multiple times from white cardstock to layer and create dimension. The final layer was Gold Glitter Cardstock from Simon Says Stamp which was the perfect finishing touch. The shadow layer is die cut from Gina K Designs Charcoal Brown cardstock.

The sentiments were stamped in embossing ink and heat embossed with White embossing powder. Then trimmed down to add to the front of the card. Don’t miss out on the Video! It shows all the steps to using the Alcohol Lift Ink with this beautiful Fall set.

Of course, I couldn’t resist playing with the brand new Holiday Wreath Builder. I have a few cards shown below that I created.

This first card is using just a couple images from the set and it’s a huge stamp set. I used Grass Green, Christmas Pine, Jelly Bean and Fresh Asparagus for the wreath and Cherry Red for the berries. I layered my card onto a card base measuring 4 1/4″ x 4 1/4″ from Fresh Asparagus cardstock. The center is also cut from Fresh Asparagus cardstock using the Double Stitched Circle die. The beautiful mixed font sentiment is heat embossed in the center of the die cut circle.

I finished it off with a bow cut from Crimson Glitter Cardstock and Large Bow Die. One last finishing touch is add Nuvo Shimmer to the berries and Tonic Crystal Glaze.

Next up I’m stamping on Kraft cardstock. This time I’m using a variety of images from the Holiday Wreath Builder. I stamped in Cherry Red, Fresh Asparagus, and Warm Cocoa. My card base and center piece is die cut from Ivory Cardstock.

Last but certainly not least, is using the snowflakes from the Holiday Wreath Builder. This time I heat embossed each one with Gold and Silver Embossing Powder. I die cut out the center of the wreath and using a piece of Tranquil Teal as my base, heat embossed the sentiment in the center with White Embossing Powder.

WHEW! That was fun! I hope you enjoyed all of the inspiration I’ve been showing you. I adore this release and so honored and grateful to Gina for letting me be a part of it. 

Leave a comment on each blog for a chance to win a $50 gift certificate to Gina K Designs! I’m a huge fan not only of her images but the cardstock and ink pads as well. Such gorgeous colors and coordinate so well together! 
Here is a Pinterest board you can save for future reference of the Alcohol Lift Ink with the Skeleton Leaves.

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Skeleton Leaves Alcohol Lift Ink Supply List

Wreath Builder Supply List

Gina K Designs August Release Blog Hop – Day 1

Welcome everyone! I’m so thrilled and grateful to be Guest Designing for the  Gina K Designs August Release Blog Hop! I have a couple projects to share with you today plus information on a giveaway! Keep reading!

There is also a process video how I created a card using these stunning sunflowers! You can view down below or HERE on my Youtube channel.

(how cool is that?!)

To create today’s card, I’m starting out by making my background by splattering paint onto a piece of Gina K Designs white cardstock.

These beautiful sunflowers are stamping in Almalgam Ink onto Neenah Solar White cardstock and colored with copic markers. I use the coordinating dies to die cut them out for my card front.

Once I have an idea how I want the images laid out, I attach my leaves straight onto the card. Then add foam squares to my Sunflowers for dimension.

How gorgeous is this sentiment from the stamp set?! For a little added interest, I used some Ivory Jewels from Pretty Pink Posh.
For my second card, I’m using one of the other floral images from this same stamp set. I start with my background using Canson Watercolor paper. Then paint on Candied Apple, Ripe Persimmon, Wild Honey and Mustard Seed Dsitress Oxide. 
Once completely dried, I’m going to stamp my floral image usingthe Gina K Designs Amalgam ink. I’ll stamp it twice since the watercolor paper is textured. I’ll also go ahead and stamp my sentiment.
Then using some copic markers, I add a little dimension to my flowers to make them pop. Once colored, I’ll flick on some of those same Distress Oxide colors that I used for the background.
I’m tying it all together with Ivory Jewels from Pretty Pink Posh. This is such a gorgeous stamp set! 
Copic Markers Used
R29, YR07, YR15, YR12
YR27, Y38, Y18
To top off the fun, leave at a comment on each blog for a chance to win a $50 gift certificate for the store!!!  

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Here is a board you can save to Pinterest.

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Warm Wishes Square Reveal Wheel – Lawn Fawn

Welcome back everyone! Today I am sharing some fun products from the Fall/Winter 2018 release from Lawn Fawn! 

I’m creating with the Square Reveal Wheel and turning it into an A2 size card. I also have a video to walk you through the process. It’s a lot easier to show you then try to type it out. You can view the video down below or HERE on my Youtube channel.

Some of the products I’m featuring is the cozy Knit Picky Fall Paper pack which I used on the front of the card. There are so many amazing Fall patterns in this pack! I also used the Thanks A Latte stamp set and Caramel Apple stamp set. Yum! 
Check out that cool card base! I made that from the NEW Woodgrain cardstock. These come in a variety of colors. I may have bought a couple packs because it’s a great pack! 
Be sure to check out the video to get a closer look at the process of the card. They are so fun to make and I love that the coffee cup changes faces! 
Copics Used
B99, B97, B95
YG17, YG13
E35, E33, E31, E30
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You Color My World – C.C. Designs

Welcome back to my blog everyone! Today I’m sharing a very colorful card featuring C.C. Designs Nerdy stamp set.

This set is just the cutest and is a great set for back to school cards for teachers and students. I decided to go with a fun, bright background. I’m using Canson watercolor paper and created a wash background using the new watercolors from Altenew. These are such vibrant colors! 
Once my background was completely dry, I stamped my sentiment from the Nerdy stamp set. For my crayon since my background is so busy, I decided to color in as white crayon. I stamped onto Neenah white cardstock, colored with copics and die cut with the coordinating die. Then for dimension, attached to my card with foam squares.
I hope you’ll join me this week as I have so many amazing projects to share with you! Be sure to click my social media links at the top of my blog to subscribe to my Youtube Channel, Instagram and Email Sign Up so you don’t miss anything! 
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Emboss Resist – Gina K Designs

Welcome back everyone! I’m so excited to share this card with you today. I’m going to be doing some emboss resist with Gina K Designs Stippled Flower stamp set and more!
I’m so happy with how this card turned out I may have to make another one so I can keep this one. To create this card, I’m starting with heat embossing with white embossing powder a few of the flowers and leaves from the Stippled Flowers stamp set. I should also note, I’m doing this on Bristol Smooth card stock so I can ink blend.
Each flower will have a gradient look so I’ll be using two colors for each. All of the supplies will be listed down below and also in the video that I was able to put together for this. I like to use mini ink daubers for this because I’m able to control where I put the ink a little better then if I was using a jumbo dauber or blending sponge. Once those are done, I’ll die cut using the coordinating dies.
To create the background, I’m using a panel of Seaglass card stock. I adhere this to my Water Droplets stencil with purple tape so it doesn’t move around while I blend. Then, using a jumbo dauber I apply Seaglass Ink. I love tone on tone with Gina’s inks and papers! It adds a little more interest to the background without completely taking over my focal point.
I stamped the sentiment onto black cardstock and embossed with white embossing powder. There are some beautiful sentiments on the Stitched Leaves stamp set. I layer up my flowers and attach the pink and yellow flower with foam squares. Be sure to check out my video how I was able to get a nice even layer! I die cut the friend sentiment from white card stock and layered up 3 of them for dimension. My final layer is using the new Pixie Dust glitter card stock for some sparkle.
My finishing touch is adding these gorgeous Seaglass jewels from Pretty Pink Posh using the Gina K Connect glue and a jewel picker. These colors are so amazing together! 
You can view the video HERE on my Youtube channel or down below. 
Here is a pinterest board you can save for future reference. 
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