Gina K Designs August 2020 Release Blog Hop Day 2

Welcome everyone! Today is Day 2 of the Gina K Designs blog hop celebrating the August 2020 release. We have 3 days filled with inspiration and a giveaway so be sure to stick around. If you missed Day 1, you can check it out HERE.

I get asked quite often about my watercoloring with Zig Markers so today I have a special video for you!


In my video today, I will be sharing my top tips on watercoloring using Zig Clean Clear Real Brush Markers. You can view the video down below or HERE on my Youtube channel.


My paper of choice when watercoloring with Zig Markers is the Fabriano Artistico Extra White. I get mine on a 5″ x 7″ block. I like this paper because it is meant for watercoloring and will hold up nicely if I want to add layers of color which is what I did today.

The colors I’m using today are as follows:

  • No. 021 Light Carmine
  • No. 025 Pink
  • No. 082 Purple
  • No. 046 Mid Green
  • No. 400 Marine Green
  • No. 094 Gray Brown

My image is from the gorgeous new Delightful Blooms stamp set. I heat embossed it in Champagne Embossing Powder onto the Frabriano Watercolor Paper.

Once dry, I die cut out the image using the new Master Layouts 2 and attached to a white card front. The sentiment comes from the Delightful Blooms stamp set as well.

Here is another card I created off camera using the same Delightful Blooms stamp set.

Another stamp set we are featuring today is the Welcome Home set. I love these cute little birdhouses. This time I have mine hanging in a branch. I added some clouds from the Nature’s Element Stencil with White Pigment ink to a piece of Powder Blue card stock die cut using the Master Layout 2.

The sentiment is stamped in Obsidian ink from the Flower Child stamp set which is found in the Peace, Love and Sushi kit. If you haven’t picked up your kit yet, you might want to hurry! They are getting low!


Be sure to leave a comment along the hop to be entered into the giveaway for a $50 gift certificate to Gina K Designs.


If you are here from Melanie’s blog you are in the right spot!

Your next stop on the hop is going to be Rema.

If you get lost along the way, you can start at the beginning over at Gina K Designs Blog.


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  1. your cards are totally amazing… love your colors so vibrant …

    1. Love the gold embossing with the flowers. So pretty.

  2. Your cards are all fabulous!

  3. Beautiful!!! Thank you for sharing your talent!!

  4. Great video and so many wonderful cards. Thank you for sharing.

  5. The water coloring is beautiful. Makes me want to reach out and touch the flowers😉

    1. I love how you shared your tips on the water colorimg with the Zig markers. The cards are gorgeous!

  6. Wow. Beautiful cards. I struggle with Zigs and your video is very helpful. Thank you so much.

  7. I love those bright colors!!!!!!! Gorgeous 🙂

  8. I’m anxious to try the zig watercolor pens! That would be a whole new medium for me!! If they come out half as good as yours I’ll be pleased! Beautiful work and thank you!

  9. The pink flower is so real I can smell it! and I really love that bird house set!

  10. Your cards are adorable

  11. Beautiful cards!

  12. Thank you for the awesome video on how you colored your cards!! I am going to attempt to do a few flowers myself!!! And the Champagne embossing powder is gorgeous!! Thank you for sharing how you layer colors!!!

  13. Love the delightful bloom

  14. Wow! Thanks for the video – that card turned out terrific! I felt a bit like one of those cartoon wolves or cats… you know the ones… like the cats on Tom & Jerry when they see the female cat and their eyes race out to 5′ in front of their heads. I was just bowled over by how pretty you made your tableaux w/ Arjita’s stamps, both of them. Gorgeous!! But the birdhouse stamp was no slouch either! Not by any means. I love how branch and birdhouse come to life by being cut out and brought alive via dimension. Thanks for showing me what the powder blue cardstock looks like, too.

  15. Beautiful cards with gorgeous coloring!

  16. Gorgeous watercoloring, Great tips and techniques. Thanks for sharing. The sets are so nice and you surely made them come to life. So talented. Off to more happy hopping .

    1. Love the cards.

    2. Wow, Mindy! Gorgeous cards! So beautiful!

  17. Absolutely beautiful flowers.

  18. Beautiful cards! Love all the colors and the tips you used. Thanks for sharing

  19. Thanks for sharing your beautiful cards! Love your beautiful coloring!

  20. Beautiful cards! I love your color choices.

  21. Absolutely love your cards! Thanks for sharing!

  22. Your coloring is so awesome – my goal is to be able to do that … eventually!

  23. I especially love the purple with pink flowers! Beautiful!

    1. I love the colors in your cards.

  24. Oh my word your watercoloring is gorgeous! #goals Thank you for sharing and for the tips!

  25. Thanks for sharing with all of us!

  26. Hmmm I will need so,e practice to do what you have done on your cards! Beautiful!

  27. Dear Mindy
    watching you watercolor was a treat. I simply love your cards. Thanks so much for the tips in watercoloring. Thanks to all you lovely ladies I can watercolor a bit. Earlier i couldnt color for toffee. Blessings to you and your family

  28. Wow, love your card and video. Your tips and techniques are beautiful. And the card is beautiful. Thanks.

  29. Love how you combined the card kit sentiment with the Welcome home set! Also, your coloring is delightful!

  30. Very pretty cards!

  31. Your cards are very beautiful, you do great work. Thanks for sharing.

  32. Thank you for sharing your beautiful cards for inspiration!

  33. Thanks for the gorgeous inspiration! I love the cards. And thanks for the great video. I am always looking for ways to better my coloring skills. And this one is very useful!

  34. Love your cards and appreciate the video for tips on watercoloring with markers.

  35. great work!

  36. Absolutely BEAUTIFUL COLORING! I love these!

  37. Beautiful cards, coloring and video.

  38. I subscribe to your YT Channel so I’m definitely going to watch the video on the flower cards. I need some tips for Zig markers. I got mine out recently and I’m pretty rusty. Thanks!

  39. thank you for sharing your process and colors – very helpful

  40. I love the Zig colored cards. I nned some direction though as I am a bit rusty. I will definitely watch your video. Thanks!

  41. Great cards!

  42. Beautiful cards! I enjoyed the video, thanks for the great tips!

  43. Your cards are always beautiful and amazing, thanks for the tips about the zig markers I’ve been thinking about getting some for myself so I really appreciate you explaining how you do each step

  44. So pretty, Mindy! I really need to give my Zigs more practice.

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