Gina K Designs Blog Hop Day 2

Hello everyone and welcome back to Day 2 of the Gina K Designs Blog Hop. We are showcasing the January 2019 release and today focusing on the All Star, Love Is All You Need and Lovely Words Incentive. 

Be sure to leave some love along the way for the design team. There is a $50 gift certificate up for grabs EACH day! The winner will be announced on Friday on the Gina K Designs blog. 


I have a quick video to share showing how I created my rainbow card featuring the All Star stamp set. When I say quick, I mean quick lol. It’s sped up to some fun music. Unfortunately,  I didn’t have a quiet moment to voice over the video but hopefully you can still get the jist of the process. 

You can view the video down below or HERE on my Youtube Channel.


The All Star stamp set is such a perfect set. I adore all the different ways to tell someone how awesome they are. 

I’m going to start off my card but taking a piece of Bristol Smooth card stock measuring 4″ x 5 1/4″ and prepping the entire things with an anti static powder tool.  Then I’m taking the outline star stamp and solid mini stars and adding them to clear blocks. I’ll ink them up with Versamark ink and stamp onto my card stock. I like to sprinkle with the white embossing powder after a few times stamping so I can see where I have already stamped. Then, I’ll emboss with my heat gun.

Next, I’m digging out my Zig Clean Color Real Brush markers in Carmike Red (#22), Scarlet Red (#23), Yellow (#50), Light Green (#41), Persian Green (#33) and Violet (#80). I’m just going to start at the top and scribble color on all the way down creating my rainbow. This does not have to perfect coverage. Then, I take a water brush and go over those areas. I’ll drag one color into the next just a little for a seamless blend. Every now and then I swipe my water brush onto scrap card stock to clean off the brush. The red is pretty intense and I didn’t want to drag it through the whole card.

I speed up the drying process with a gun heat but don’t overheat the embossing powder. Next, using my Misti tool and Black Onyx ink I stamp my sentiment in the bottom corner. 

I finish off the card by attaching craft foam to the back with Terrific Tape and then adhering to an A2 size white card base. Easy peasy lemon squeezy. 

My next card is also using the All Star stamp set. This time I’m starting off with a 4″ x 5 1/4″ piece of Ocean Mist card stock. I’ll prep my background with an anti static powder tool and then using acrylic blocks and Versamark ink, stamp my stars around the outer edge of the card. I’ll sprinkle with Silver Embossing Powder and melt with my embossing gun. I’ll also go ahead and stamp the sentiment in the middle and heat emboss that with Silver as well.

Next, I’m going to ink blend my outer edges. I want to keep it dark on the edges and light in the middle of the card. I start with my lightest color which is Blue Denim, making sure to lighten my pressure as I get towards the middle. Then I come in with In The Navy around the edges. You can use a paper towel or cloth to white the ink away from the embossed ares to leave bright silver stars! 

I attach craft foam to the back of the ink blended panel using Terrific Tape and then attach to a white A2 size card base.

I hope you enjoyed today’s inspiration on the All Star stamp set. Here’s a look at the other stamp sets being showcased today.

Get this great incentive stamp set Lovely Words when you spend  $75 or more!

Now it’s time to hop for more inspiration! 

Mindy Eggen ***YOU ARE HERE**

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Gina K Designs Blog Hop Day 1

Welcome to Day 1 of the Gina K Designs Blog Hop for the January release! I have some colorful inspiration to share with you today. 

Be sure leave some love along the way for the design team! There is a $50 gift certificate to Gina K Designs up for grabs EACH day! The winner will be announced Friday, February 1, on the Gina K Designs Blog.


I had gotten a lot of questions about my card I shared on release day so I created one similar to it and a video showing you how. You can view the video down below or HERE on my Youtube channel. 


For this first card, which is featured in my video, I’m using the NEW Open Book stamp set by Melanie combined with one of my favorite sets ever, Grand Garden. I started by ink smooshing Peacock Feathers and Picked Raspberry Distress Oxide ink onto a piece of Tim Holtz Watercolor card stock.

Then, I stamped the Open Book onto the watercolor card stock, followed by stamping the large flower and leaves from Grand Garden using Amalgam Ink. I love how this looks like a sketch book! 

Next I added shading to my flower with copic markers . I didn’t mind if the colors didn’t blend well as I was going for a more artsy look. I heat embossed the sentiment is Gold Embossing Powder. Then trimmed the panel dowN to 4″ x 5 1/4″ and added to a white note card using craft foam and Gina K Designs Terrific Tape.

My next couple cards feature Today & Always by Lisa Hetrick. This is such a gorgeous set with unlimited amount of possibilities. I layered the floral images with Ocean Mist and Tranquil Teal inks. Then did some light ink blending from the edges to draw in more color. 

The sentiment is also a part of the Today & Always stamp set. I heat embossed the large sentiment in Gold Embossing powder. Then used Amalgam Ink for the smaller sentiment. 

This next card is very similar to the one above. I layered my floral image with Innocent Pink and Passionate Pink inks from Gina K Designs. Then created five masks for them using the Masking Magic sheets. I added the masks to the flowers and stamped the polka from the Today & Always set using Moonlit Fog ink. 

I inked the edges with Innocent Pink and stamped the sentiment in Amalgam ink.

I love the artsy look of this stamp set and have so many more ideas for it! 

I hope you enjoyed today’s inspiration. Be sure to hop along with us and leave some love along the way to be eligible for the $50 gift certificate to Gina K Designs.

Mindy Eggen ****YOU ARE HERE***

Cocoa for You with Your Next Stamp

Welcome everyone! I’m back guest designing with Your Next Stamp and I’m featuring this fun Cocoa For You stamp set. 
This is such a cute set and a great price point! I’m in love with the font on these sentiments too! I’m kind of liking leaving white space on my cards lately. I decided to stack my cups and incorporate a rainbow all in one. In order to stack my cups, I need to do a little masking.  
Using a piece of Neenah White Card Stock 80lb., I stamped my top cup in copic friendly ink. I also stamped this image onto a piece of Masking paper and fussy cut a mask. Next, I applied my mask to my first cocoa cup. Then I line up my stamp where I want it to go next and stamp it. I will continue this same process all the way down the card until I fill up the side panel with cups! 
Once all my stamping and masking is done, I color my cups with copic markers. This was almost a one layer card. Instead, I decided to stamp my sentiment onto Black Card Stock and heat emboss with white embossing powder. I trimmed the sentiment down to a thin strip using the Sentiment Labels die from Simon Says Stamp and attach to my card panel with foam squares.
This really was a relaxing card to create. Even though I’m not a fan of masking, these cups were super simple to trim out. 
Copic Colors Used
Red – R59, R29, R27
Orange – YR09, YR07, YR15
Yellow – Y19, Y15, Y02
Green – YG17, YG13, YG21
Blue – B06, B04, B02
Hearts – R24, R22
Thank you Your Next Stamp for inviting me! If you haven’t checked them out be sure to head over to their website by clicking the link below. They have just the cutest critters and so much more! 
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Faceted Stencil & Stitched Turnabout – Concord & 9th

 Welcome back everyone! Today is Feature Friday over at Concord & 9th and we are featuring the Faceted Stencil and Stitched Turnabout stamp set. These are so much fun to play with! 

I have a video showing how I used these two sets that you can view down below or HERE on my Youtube Channel.
My first card is using the Faceted Stencil. I was able to get two cards from one background. Using the full background stencil, I applied Passionate Pink, Bubblegum Pink, Dusty Rose and Key Lime ink. Once the ink was dry, I spritzed Sparkle Shimmer Spritz to the entire background.
For a little more sparkle, using the stencil I applied Bo Bunny Sugar Glitter Paste.
Once dry, I die cut a circle using the Birthday Basics die. My sentiment that I heat embossed with Silver Embossing Powder on Black Card Stock comes from the Everday Bouquet Turnabout Kit. I also die cut some of the elements from the kit using white card stock to add around my decorative circle piece. I finished off with some jewels from the Valentine Jewel mix
My second card is using the piece I die cut the circle from. I had trimmed the panel down and attached to a piece of Dusty Rose card stock using foam tape. Then added to a white card base.

I die cut the word THANKS three times from white cardstock and layered them with liquid glue. Then added to the center of my circle.
This next card is using the second stencil from the Faceted Stencil set. It creates this gorgeous design that you can center on your card or put off on the side like I did below.
I used Passionate Pink, Bubblegum Pink, Sea Glass and Key Lime inks to create my design. The sentiment is also a part of the stencil and I added that to my card front using Black Onyx Ink.
For a finishing touch, I added Sea Glass jewels between the petals of the design.
This next card, I centered the design. I used Passionate Pink, Bubblegum Pink, Key Lime and Warm Cocoa inks. I then applied Versamark over one of the colors using the stencil and sprinkled with clear embossing powder. I heat set for one of my stenciled areas is nice and shiny.
My sentiment is from the Everyday Bouquet Tool Kit. I heat embossed it with Gold Embossing powder at the bottom of the card. Then added some jewels from the Valentine Jewel mix. I attached to an A2 size card base I created from Passionate Pink card stock.
Just think of all the gorgeous color combinations you could use on these stencils! 
The next feature item is the Stitched Turnabout stamp set. This is a bonus stamp to me because you either stamp just the middle, just the outer edge or both at once. 
Here I used Passionate Pink, Fresh Asparagus, Dusty Rose and Jelly Bean Green inks. This creates such a beautiful pattern in the middle.
I heat embossed the heart using Gold Embossing powder and fussy cut it out to add to the middle of my card with foam squares.  I also heat embossed this small sentiment on to black card stock and added to the middle of the heart. 
I finished off the card with a few jewels around my design. I adore this design. So simple and beautiful.
My last card is also using the Stitched Turnabout stamp set. I stamped the big background in Versamark ink on Ivory card stock and heat embossed with Gold Embossing powder. I love the look of Ivory on White so I attached to a white A2 card base.
I die cut a cute using white card stock and stamped this beautiful sentiment from the Stitched Turnabout stamp set. I think this would make a great wedding or anniversary card. I also used some elements from the Everyday Bouquet Tool kit to embellish around the heart.
Finishing off with a few jewels from the Valentine Jewel pack adds some great sparkle to the card.
I hope you enjoyed today’s inspiration using the Faceted Stencil and Stitched Turnabout set. Be sure to check out my video HERE to see them in action.
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Gina K Designs January 2019 Release

Welcome everyone! It’s time for the Gina K Designs January 2019 release! It is a gorgeous one so hold on to your hats! 
I have a tutorial for this card that you can view down below or HERE on my Youtube channel.
My feature card is using the Today & Always stamp set from Lisa Hettrick. It has so many great elements to it. I’m focusing on just a couple but have plans for more in the future. I started out this card by stamping the rose image onto Canson Water Color card stock with Versamark Ink. Then I heat embossed with Gold Embossing Powder.
Next, I spritzed my card stock with water, added sprinkles of Violet Brocade Shimmer Powder and spritzed with more water. To me this is an easy way (and cheaters way) to do some water coloring on your images. I love the different colors that pop through and the shimmer it adds. 
Once I dried my panel with a heat tool, (be careful not to reheat your embossing powder), I fussy cut out my images. I stamped more images from the stamp set into the top corner of my white card stock using Key Lime, Fresh Asparagus and Lovely Lavender.  
The big Today sentiment I stamped using Black Onyx ink. The smaller sentiments were heat embossed with Gold Embossing Powder onto Black Onyx card stock. Then trimmed down into smaller strips and added to the card with Gina K Designs foam squares. I added two of the flowers straight to the card with Connect Glue and popped up the one in the front with foam squares.
Be sure to check out the video HERE for full details.
Here are a few more examples of the Today & Always stamp set. I’ll be sharing more videos in the future with this set.
How gorgeous are these clusters that you can create?! 
Bright and colorful! 
Here are examples of another new set called Open Book. I’ll be sharing more details on this at a later day where I will more information and supplies used. 
I paired the new Open Books stamp set with the Grand Garden stamp set.
This next set is called All Star and it’s amazing! I have so many ideas for it but here are a couple clean and simple cards. 
Another new set that I haven’t had a chance to get inky with yet is the beautiful Love Is All You Need. 
Don’t forget about the amazing incentive set that you can earn. This one is called Lovely Words and it’s oh so lovely!