Spring Fling Gina K Designs Challenge with Tombow Markers + VIDEO

Welcome everyone! It’s the start of a new month which means it’s time for a new challenge over at Gina K Designs! We’d love for you to play along with us! The challenge this month is Spring Fling! All you need to do is create a project using Gina K Designs products with the theme Spring in mind.

I’m sharing a ton of inspiration with you today so hold on tight!

I have a video tutorial on how I created these cards over on my Youtube channel that you can view down below or HERE on my Youtube channel.

I fell in love with the design of this card so much I mass produced a bunch of them! They are really simple to make and so much fun!

I will be using the Love and Kindness stamp set along with Petals & Wings and Wrapped In Love throughout all of my cards.

To create these striking butterflies, I watercolored Tombow Markers onto watercolor paper. Once dry, I stamped the butterfly in Obsidian ink and die cut out multiples.

The colors I used for the background are: 856, 723, 933, 055, 173, 403 and 665.

I also colored one of the butterflies with my Tombow markers to resemble an actual Monarch butterfly. I used the colors 856, 933 and 055.

On a panel of white cardstock measuring 3 3/4″ x 5″, I stamped the leaves in Key Lime ink with a comfort block. The leaves come from the stamp set Petals & Wings.

Using my Misti Tool, I was able to stamp this beautiful sentiment onto a bunch of panels quickly. This sentiment from the Love & Kindness set, I thought was fitting for the times right now and will putting these cards in the mail for people who need a little cheering up.

After all the stamping was done, I attached the stamped panel to a white A2 size panel with my Gina K Designs Dot Runner.

Some of the butterflies I popped up with foam squares and some of them I attached directly to the card front.

Not only are these perfect to send out to our silent heros but they are a great reminder that Spring is coming.

I just love all the different colors that my Tombow blended panel was able to create.

I provided lots of examples for you!

Can you tell I was having a ton of fun!

The card below is the butterfly I watercolored with Tombow markers.

This next panel I did not include in the video but it’s where I created an entire background of butterflies. I stamped them all in Obsidian ink.

I showed this panel on my Instagram story because I had such a hard time deciding where to put the sentiment. I didn’t want to cover up the background!

All of my butterflies were colored in with a variety of copic markers.

I finally settled on this small strip sentiment from the Wrapped in Love stamp set. I heat embossed it in white onto black cardstock and trimmed down to a thin strip. To make it stand out a little more from the background, I adde the sentiment to a piece of white cardstock and trimmed down.

Thank you for sticking with me throughout this long post. I hope it inspired you to create something Springy! Be sure to link it up over on the Gina K Designs blog for a chance to win a gift certificate to the Gina K Designs store!

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  1. Beautiful cards and love your butterflies.

  2. Loved these fast colorful butterflies.
    We have been on zoom for the first time ever with Lydia and now the boys having class on zoom.
    When your you tube started, I said “hey Mindy how are you doing”?
    My boys looked at me like I had lost my mind😂
    Thanks for sharing😘😘
    Miss you

    1. lol Hi Kellie! I’ve only done zoom once so far and that was a team meeting just last week. Very different to be talking TO the camera instead of hiding behind it. Hugs!

  3. I really love how you mass produced your card. It is so pretty too. And I like the card with multiple butterflies too. So colorful. I do have a question…what color is your nail polish? It is such a pretty neutral! I’d love to find that. Thanks Mindy! Stay healthy.

  4. These are beautiful. I love your butterflies, and the cards are wonderful. Thank you for the video.

  5. Awesome and easy cards love your work!

  6. Such a nice video! Love the still photos of the cards and butterflies. Totally love the card with several butterflies. It is so bright and cheerful looking! This will be a fun challenge. Thanks for sharing the ideas and inspiration.

  7. Lovely cards, thank you for the inspiration. I don’t think I have a butterfly stamp like this, must check, got a few dies though.

  8. I watched your video. I would never have guessed how easy it was to make these cards. I can’t wait to try myself

  9. Hi from Florida! I loved your cards and video! Gave me some really good ideas.
    Thank you!

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