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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***

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  1. Anything in pink florals brightens my day, BUT this one took my breath away�� Gina K has such talented designers and a passionate card making Design Team��

  2. I wish you could see my pink hearts I added to the above comment 👆💕

  3. Thanks for the video. I really love the Open Book stamp. Your cards are beautiful. [Bunny]

  4. Love the colors you used in that first card. Great stamp set too.

  5. Beautiful colors. I love that stamp set. Thanks for sharing.

  6. Really love your flower cards. Great colors.

  7. Wow! I'm amazed how we can add dimension to a picture just with some lines and shades. The first card is very original and you made either a masculine and a feminine card in one. Well done! Love it.

  8. Oh WOW, Mindy! I agree, that first card looks like a sketchbook – and I totally LOVE the polka dot floral card from the Today and Always set – GORGEOUS!

  9. Thank for sharing how you did this card, looks so hard and is so mindblowing to look at! Love your work!

  10. Thanks for sharing your techniques for this card. Beautiful!

  11. Wow, You have been busy! Love all your creations and the video is awesome too! <3

  12. great cards – thanks for the ideas!

  13. Love your cards and the new stamp sets, that Passionate Pink really makes the flower pop!!

  14. Beautiful cards! Wonderful ideas in using these stamps in a different way, with dots all over the card along with the masking. I will catch your video later when I can enjoy it.

  15. I especially like your first one–very artsy!!

  16. Your cards are so beautiful! Love them all!!

  17. Hi Mindy, your cards are beautiful. I especially like the two with the pink and blue flowers.

  18. Beauty cards! Thanks for sharing!

  19. super cute!

  20. Those Today cards are gorgeous but my mouth literally fell open at the first one with the Open Book. Amazing!

  21. wow, Mindy your cards are amazing – LOVE the first card!!!!!

  22. Enjoyed your process video – love the idea of a sketch book theme. I am glad you used the dotted background stamp. I think there's so much options in the Today and Always set!

  23. Wow, I think that is one of the most beautiful cards I have seen. I absolutely love the idea of using the book stamp as a sketch book. None of my sketches ever looked like that. Thanks for sharing your talents with us.

  24. Beautiful cards. Thank you for the video of your sketchbook card. So many amazing ideas!

  25. The video is so helpful! Love your cards!

  26. I love the book card. Your watercolors are so pretty. Great ideas for all cards!

  27. Love all your cards Mindy! Thank you for the video on how you created the first card. That one is my favorite so thank you for sharing!

  28. Beautiful cards!!!

  29. Love your color pairing…beautiful cards.

  30. Awesome cards. I loved the watercolor effect on the first card and those blue colors on the daisies was stunning. Thanks for the inspiration

  31. The Open Book card is absolutely stunningly exquisite!! I saved the video to watch later when I'm able to savor everything you do…

  32. Thanks for all the wonderful ideas on ways of using the new stamps. I just love your cards you made.

  33. Absolutely stunning!!!! TFS! 🙂

  34. I just watched the video…OH MY WORD!! I am in awe!

  35. Love this stamp release! Wowza…Your cards are stunning. Thanks for sharing!

  36. Love your wonderful cards. The open book with the flower is beautiful.

  37. Your cards are so creative and I really like your coloring. Thanks for sharing! GlendaJ

  38. I watched the video you made using the Grand Garden and book stamps. Love the sketchbook effect. Such a pretty card and interesting technique.

  39. Very creative idea.

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  41. Love the colors you have chosen. Love these cards, beautiful work!

  42. Beautiful cards…thanks for sharing!

  43. What gorgeous cards. The blue card is really stunning. Love the pink one too with the polka dots. Thanks for the super tutorial. Your sketchbook coloring is wonderful. Thanks for the great inspiration.

  44. Oh, I think my favourite is the watercoloured open book with the gorgeous plant. But the polka dots are so cute! They're all wonderful 🙂

  45. All beautiful and very difficult to pick a favourite. Lovely work.

  46. Beautiful cards! Great video. Love the new stamp sets.
    Thanks so much for sharing

  47. These are my FAVORITES!! wOW!!

  48. Your card using the Open Book set is stunning — the coloring is amazing. Also love the cards using the Today and Always set — great styles and beautiful colors.

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