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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. Great cards!

  2. Your cards are awesome! Thanks for sharing.

  3. Totally gorgeous and thanks for the video tutorial

  4. All your cards are so pretty! I really like the monotone designs.

  5. Such creativity you have! Awesome cards!

  6. NancyW says:

    I have been blown away by all the beautiful cards in this blog hop! Your cards are amazing!

  7. Simply stunning cards! loving the stamp sets!

  8. Gorgeous cards, Mindy! Love the color combos and fabulous designs!

  9. Oh my goodness! I LOVE all your cards! I can't even tell you which is my favorite! The first card is pretty amazing, though!

  10. Wow, stunning cards! Fabulous techniques, designs and color palettes.

  11. Stunning!! Beautiful job.

  12. Thank you for the beautiful ideas!

  13. those are really beautiful cards and colors used!!!!

  14. Mindy you are one of the artists that I absolutely watch create! I always know that I will be able to learn so much from you and your talent. Thank you so much for sharing your inspiration with us!

  15. I like that the flower looks like it is bursting from the book.

  16. So beautiful! Love them all!

  17. I love everything in this release but that book stamp has to be my favorite. Love your cards!

  18. Lovely cards! The flowers are just beautiful!

  19. Nancy Flodquist says:

    Love the open book.

  20. Love the way you use the new stamp sets. So very sweet! Thanks for sharing!

  21. I absolutely love your cards. The stamp set with the polka dots is a must have for me! I always look forward to your videos.

  22. Your cards are beautiful! I really enjoyed your video! Thank you for explaining your process so clearly and the inspiration!

  23. Beautiful! Lovely shading.

  24. I never thought I'd love smooshing so much, that card is stunning. TFS!

  25. Your cards are so amazing. I am so thankful you include a video of your creative process.

  26. Gorgeous set of cards!!! Love so much your first one! Really wonderful!!!

  27. OMG! The coloring with the flower cards is amazing! JUST BEAUTIFUL

  28. Nicely done!

  29. Beautiful cards! I love the different ways you've used these stamps to create something that will be cherished! Thanks so much for sharing and inspiring!

  30. I would be thrilled to receive any of these cards. Beautiful!

  31. Wows!! I love your flower cards but that open book card is truly amazing!!

  32. the flower on the pages is gorgeous.
    Love the muted coloring.
    The layered flowers on the second
    are wonderful. thanks for sharing

  33. Wonderful cards. My fave is the first one.

  34. Beautiful cards!! The book with the large flower is amazing!!

  35. I love how you used grand garden on the new open book stamp set….simply stunning.

  36. Gorgeous! That flower on the page is so neat!

  37. Gorgeous cards! Your first one is absolutely stunning!

  38. Mindy, your open book is a page turner…simply gorgeous. Also love what you did with your colorful florals, including masking them to add a polka dot background.

  39. Lovely designs on all the cards you've shared. My fave are the florals.

  40. Beautiful cards! Thanks for the video.

  41. Oh my – that floral image on the Open Book set – just gorgeous. Adding you to my blog and You Tube follow list. Love your work.

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