Gina K Designs January 2020 Release Blog Hop Day 2 + Giveaway

Welcome back everyone! Are you ready for Day 2 of inspiration featuring the Gina K Designs January Release?! I have more to share!

My first card is featuring the new You Anchor Me stamp set. This is truly a beautiful set. Instead of stamping the image of the anchor, I used the coordinating die and die cut it twice from white card stock. Then layered it together with liquid glue.

On a piece of Layering white cardstock measuring 3 3/4″ x 5″, I ink blended Sea Glass and Sandy Beach Ink with a Life Changing Blending Brush. Then attached to a white card base with the Gina K Designs dot runner.

I stamped the flowers onto white cardstock with the Amalgam Obsidian ink, colored with copic markers and cut out with the coordinating die.

For the sentiment, I heat embossed it in white embossing powder onto In The Navy cardstock and die cut out with the banner die. I attached my flower and leaves behind the banner with Connect glue and added to my card front with foam squares.

Here is a look at the 6″ x 8″ stamp set You Anchor Me.

Next, I have the Massive Peony stamp set. I adore Hannah’s florals. Not only is she a brilliant designer but her coloring is outstanding! I attempted to no-line water color this image and posted my progress in my Instagram stories but I won’t lie – I was struggling. So for now, I put it off on the side and did what I was comfortable with and that was coloring with my Zig markers.

I heat embossed the image onto Bristol Smooth cardstock with Champagne Embossing Powder and Embossing Ink. Then used my Zig markers to watercolor the image.

Once dry, I stamped the sentiment in Obsidian ink, trimmed the panel down to 3 3/4″ x 5″ and attached to a white card base.

Here is a closer look at this gorgeous stamp set.

Last but not least is the Look For the Rainbows stamp set. This has a couple cute rainbow images and a bunch of beautiful handwritten sentiments. I focused on the sentiments for my card.

I used the Sunspot Stencil with a rainbow mix of Glitz Glitter Gels on Heavy Weight White cardstock to create my background. This is actually a spare background I had created back in the summer and had saved. I thought it would be perfect for this new stamp set.

I had trimmed the background down to 3 3/4″ x 5″ and attached to a white card base.

The sentiment is stamped in Obsidian Black ink and die cut out with a heart die. I added to the center of my card using foam squares.

Here’s a closer look at this fun stamp set!

Don’t forget the new Scripty Encouragement Incentive set you can get FREE with a $75 purchase.


We are giving away a $50 gift to one lucky winner each day of the hop! Be sure to leave a comment for your chance to win! The more comments you leave, the better your chance at winning!



If you are just starting on my blog for the blog hop, be sure to head to the beginning over on the Gina K Design blog.

Your next stop is REMA.

Here is the entire list in case you get lost along the way.


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107 thoughts on “Gina K Designs January 2020 Release Blog Hop Day 2 + Giveaway

  1. Nancy Stott says:

    Love your cards, Mindy – I usually do! I particularly like the first one – the anchor card and the way you used different colors on the upper and lower halves of the background.


  2. marianne kowalchuk says:

    watercolor is my media of choice, but i MOSTLY enjoy using watercolor pencil crayons, i just feel i have better control with them, tho this does NOT stop me from trying other media as well…ty for sharing


  3. karenajo says:

    Your peony card is gorgeous! Love the idea for the anchor and how you used the die cut! The rainbow background on the last card is lovely! Thanks for sharing!


  4. Johanna Barbieri says:

    Thank you so much for the inspiration. I’m new at Cardmaking. the anchor and the rainbow card and clean so I think , I will give them a try.


  5. Suzie Quebedeaux says:

    I don’t know if I could pick a favorite from your cards. They are all so beautiful!!! You did an AMAZING job with the Zig markers on the peony stamp set!!!


  6. Susan Moon says:

    I really like the Anchor card’s background…sky/beach front–very pretty. On the peony card I like the colors of the flower, and especially the gold embossing. My favorite is the Rainbow card. The Glitz gel is so striking. It’s a beautiful card! Thanks for sharing.


  7. Bonnie Beatty says:

    Beautiful Cards! I know how you feel about using what you’re comfortable with. I keep trying to step out of my comfort zone and soon find myself stepping back in. LOL


  8. jsunshine335 says:

    Absolutely exquisite cards. I love each card & that you shared different ideas & techniques with us. I’m dying to buy some new items & try different types of cards. Happy Crafting & TY for this generous giveaway. Happy Crafting!! 🙂☀️🎨💌


  9. judylakewoodgmailcom says:

    Such a wonderful lineup! I love what you did with the anchor – ships ahoy! The glitter glitz gel is so fun with the rainbow sentiment, and the champagne embossed peony is beautiful. I hope to see your completed watercolor of the peony soon; I bet it will be beautiful, too. Don’t give up! Thanks for sharing!


  10. Kathy Mc says:

    Mindy, these cards are beautiful. Love how you ink blended sky and sand for your anchor card. I’m envious of your gorgeous Zig coloring of that stunning peony. The rainbow of glittered gel spots is the perfect background for the heart and rainbow sentiment. Great release and hop!


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