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!



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  1. Love these cards you’ve done. So creative with color and glitz glitter gel! Love it.

  2. Love the blended background on the anchor card.
    The Peony looks stunning,
    All your cards are lovely.

  3. Love your projects. esprcially the last one with all the glitter glitz gel. Awesome designs.

  4. Mindy, I absolutely love the looking for rainbows card with all the color & sparkle. Thank you, Carmen

  5. 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.

  6. 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

  7. 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!

  8. 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.

  9. Love the peony stamp and die cut. I hope I can color it as beautiful as you did. I am going to purchase this weekend.

  10. 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!!!

  11. Such pretty cards! Thanks for sharing!

  12. 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.

  13. 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

  14. Beautiful cards. Love the inspiration for the anchor and the massive peony.
    Thanks for sharing.

  15. I love your peony card! Your coloring skills are amazing!

  16. I love the rainbow card! It’s gorgeous!

  17. Fabulous job on your cards. The Zig coloring is great and I like the embossing. Love the sparkle in the dots. Wonderful job.

  18. 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!! 🙂☀️🎨💌

  19. I really like the colors of the Peony card and the background for your rainbow card. Thank you.

  20. 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!

  21. Great cards and your work on the peony stamp is gorgeous!

  22. 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!

  23. Your backgrounds are spectacular!

  24. Your cards are all beautiful! Such different ways to use the elements of this release.Did I mention that love your cards?

  25. Beautiful cards! I have yet to try that Glitz Glitter Gel! It looks amazing!

  26. Mindy,
    Lovely, card layout. The “look for rainbow” card nice touch using glitter gel! Thanks for sharing, inspiring and creating.

  27. Beautiful cards to show off these new sets! That peony flower is just gorgeous!

  28. Your cards are so pretty. TFS. I love how you shaded the anchor card where it looks like it’s laying on the beach. So pretty.

  29. These are really lovely cards. Love the look of the new anchor and flower stamps. But the rainbows are the best.

  30. I love how you mixed the colors of the Glitz Glitter Gels! Great ombray effect!

  31. Your ideas & color palette makes these stamps stand out EVEN MORE!!! Luv these!!!

  32. Love the cards!!

  33. What beautifu!l cards! Love the peony. I have to get some Glitz Glitter gel!

  34. Beautiful, Mindy! I love the background color you did and the placement of your sentiment strip… perfect. And I love all those stamp sets… I see some shopping in my future!

  35. Beautiful cards and I love the colours you used. Thank you

  36. oooh loving each one of your cards today – the two-toned sponged background on the first card is gorgeous:)

  37. Gorgeous creations! I especially love the big Peony with gold embossing!

  38. Oh my, that glitter rainbow background is gorgeous!!! Love all your cards!

  39. Absolutely love the Peony. Just another amazing card! The color choices are stunning.

  40. Beautiful rainbow glitter!

  41. Well Mindy you’ve left us dazzled 🙂 I love all three cards: anchor, massive peony and look for the rainbow!!! Thanks for inspiring me 🙂

  42. Beautiful cards with the new release! Your floral card is absolutely gorgeous!

  43. The embossing on the Massive Peony card is stunning. Love the Glitz Glitter Gel circles too.

  44. I like the wonderful variety of cards you created with these new sets.

  45. I love the colors you used on the cards. Very cute.

  46. So amazing Mindy!

  47. Oh such beautiful cards Mindy! I love them all!!

  48. Beautiful, happy and fabulously creative card designs. Awesome inspiration!

  49. So beautiful and lovely!

  50. You created some beautiful things today, but my favorite is the Peony. Thank you for inspiring.

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