Gina K Designs Blog Hop Day 2

To The Moon & Back, Wonderful World

Welcome to Day 2 of the Gina K Designs Blog Hop! I hope enjoyed yesterday’s inspiration and we have more to share. Today we are featuring To The Moon & Back and also Wonderful World. These are two of my favorite sets because both have elements I can use in creating awesome sky backgrounds.

I also have a tutorial on my card that you can view down below or HERE on my Youtube channel. It’s a really quick and easy card to make but I love to show you the amazing products up close.

Before I begin, I’m going to take a piece of Blue Denim card stock measuring 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″ and heat emboss the sentiment at the bottom with Silver Embossing Powder. I’m doing this first because otherwise my card panel will be wet with ink and I don’t have patience for it to dry. Any ink the gets on the sentiment I can wipe off with a towel.

The background is super simple to create. I ink blended the edges with Black Onyx Ink with a Life Changing Blender Brush. I just ink the edges, getting lighter as it got towards the center of the card. I left the center the dark blue so there was contrast.

To The Moon & Back, Wonderful World

Next, I mixed Pearl Perfects with a few spots of water and flicked onto my background using a paint brush. This is such a fun and quick way to create a night time sky.

For the moon, I stamped the solid circle in Whisper Ink and the inside parts of the moon with Soft Stone Ink. The Earth is stamped in Black Amalgam ink and colored with copic markers. Then I used the coordinating dies for each to cut them out.

To The Moon & Back, Wonderful World

I added my Moon and Earth to the card by adhering the Moon straight to the card base with Gina K Adhesive. The Earth I popped up with foam squares for dimension.

My next card is complete opposite of my first card lol. It’s very vibrant and bright. I took strips of card stock from my scraps and added them to a card panel in rainbow order. Then I trimmed this piece down to 3 3/4″ x 5″ .

Wonderful World

I dusted the front of the panel with an anti static powder tool and stamped my image on the card stock panel using Versamark ink. Then sprinkled with White Embossing Powder and melted with my heat tool. I did have to take a paint brush and brush away the little flakes that wanted to stick in between the cracks of card stock.

Wonderful World

Once embossed, I added to a panel measuring 4″ x 5 1/4″ and then to an A2 size white card base. My sentiment is stamped onto Black card stock and heat embossed with White Embossing panel. Then added to the front of the card with foam squares. Those foam squares, I tell ya, best thing ever!

I hope you enjoyed today’s inspiration! Be sure to check out my video HERE for the Moon/Earth card.

Here is the complete line up of the Blog Hop. Be sure to leave some leave for the designers along the way. One winner will be chosen from each day to win a $50 gift certificate to Gina K Designs. The winner will be announced on March 1 on the Gina K Designs blog.

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61 thoughts on “Gina K Designs Blog Hop Day 2

  1. janet sisk says:

    WOW! Love your coloring skills on the first card! And the fun rainbow background card is fabulous, too. Thanks for the inspiration! šŸ˜€

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  2. Karen Hedgelon says:

    Wow!!!!!! I loved your video with perfect instructions and the simplicity of style while producing an amazing card! All of them are beautiful. Your use of the combo of Wonderful World and To The Moon and Back is inspiring!

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  3. Retta Lutte says:

    I would have guessed the first card was yours because of the quality of the coloring! Just stunning. Effective use of those random card strips. So cheerful!

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  4. Catherine Marcquenski says:

    Both of these cards are beautiful! That night sky is brilliant, a perfect background setting for these stamps, so clever!

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  5. Tina Hicks says:

    Mindy, I love your cards. They are beautiful! I really enjoyed watching your yt video as well. I just bought some of those life changing brushes on Etsy, so Iā€™m excited to try out your night sky šŸ™‚
    Tfs!

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  6. Denaha J Doss says:

    Beauiful cards, I especially love the card with the moon and Earth on it. Thanks for the tips for an easy night sky, it really does create that galaxy look without all the fuss. TFS!

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