Gina K Designs October 2019 Release

Welcome everyone! It’s time for the October 2019 release from Gina K Designs and it is jam packed with amazing new products! I have a ton of inspiration to share with you over the next few days so buckle up.

I’m going to kick off this party with a video for my first card.

VIDEO DETAILS

You can view the video down below or HERE on my Youtube channel.

For my first card I’m using the new You Warm My Heart stamp set. I stamped my mountain outline in Stormy Sky ink onto Whisper card stock. Then I added the snow caps layer and heat embossed it in white embossing powder.

I created a mask for my mountain using Masking Magic and also created a mask for my moon from the stamp set To The Moon & Back. Then ink blended a night sky using Blueprint Sketch and Chipped Sapphire Distress Inks.

After removing my moon mask, I stamped the moon image in Whisper ink and Soft Stone.

When I removed the mountain mask, I stamped the beautiful silhouette trees in Stormy Sky, Slate and Obsidian Ink.

The sentiment comes from the new stamp set Christmas Scripts. I heat embossed it in gold embossing powder.

My next card is very clean and simple. I am using the Christmas Silhouettes stamp set. I stamped the tree in Turquoise Sea ink onto Turquoise Sea card stock.

Once dry, I heat embossed the sentiment from the Christmas Silhouettes stamp set in Silver Embossing Powder.

Great clean and simple card to recreate this holiday season.

My next card I had a little fun with. I made a bunch of water color background ones night. I love how this one came out so I stamped the Folk Art Snowflakes around the edge of the card stock with clear ink. Then heat embossed in Gold and Silver embossing powders.

The sentiment is stamped in the middle and heat embossed with white embossing powder. My panel is trimmed down and added to a white card base.

The next card is featuring the Pallet Christmas stamp set and I took a totally different approach to this card. There are a ton of amazing small elements on this stamp set. I decided to stay with clean and simple and stamped the sentiment in clear ink and heat embossed with gold embossing powder onto Cherry Red card stock.

I stamped a few of those images under the sentiment and heat embossed in silver embossing powder.

After the sentiments were done, I ink blended the edges with Red Velvet and Chocolate Truffle ink using my Life Changing Blender Brushes.

I may have gotten a little carried away on this next card featuring the Snowflake Mandala stencil.

I started by temporarily adhering my stencil to Black card stock and then applying Bubblegum Glitz Glitter gel to the center and spread out slightly towards the edges.

Next, I added White Glitz Glitter Gel, blending the two colors together and spreading out the rest of the card.

Once dry, I die cut the panel with a layering rectangle die and added my border to a piece of Silver card stock. The middle panel is attached to the center with foam tape for dimension.

I finished off the card by silver heat embossing a sentiment from the Pallet Christmas Stamp set onto Silver card stock.

Last but not least is this adorable snowman from the Winter Hugs stamp set.

I started by stamping out some trees from the Holiday Trees stamp set in Key Lime, Turquoise Sea and Passionate Pink ink. Then using the coordinating die to cut them out.

I stamped the snowman image onto white card stock with Obsidian black ink and colored with copic markers.

I stenciled in a circle on my background using Powder Blue ink then layered my trees and snowman. I stamped a sentiment from the Winter Hugs stamp set in In The Navy ink to finish off my card.

Whew! Super fun release and I haven’t even showed you everything yet! Be sure to check back each day this week for more amazing inspiration and blog hops filled with prizes!

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Masking Stencils – Taylored Expressions

Welcome everyone! I have something new and amazing to share with you today from Taylored Expressions designed by Laurie Willison. Introducing the new Masking Stencils! These are available only at Taylored Expressions and are sure to be a staple in your craft stash.

VIDEO

I have a video walking you through the new products and creating 4 clean and simple cards. You can view the video down below or HERE (clickable link) on my Youtube channel.

CARD DETAILS

The origin of these stencils came from Laurie who is a master at clean and simple. She would mask off the sides of her card, ink blend an area and when she would go to remove her mask the unthinkable would happen. Her paper would rip! How many times has that happened to you? These Masking Stencils fix all of that for you.

My video goes into all the fun details but the low-down on them is they are a 6″x 6″ stencil with the center cut out. There are 4 different shapes: Circles, Rectangles, Ovals and Squares. The stencils have an etched line on them so you can line them up over a piece of card stock measuring 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″ and it will mask off the edges for you.

When you are attaching the card base to your stencil, you will need to put some type of tape on the side of your card stock – sticky side facing up. Then align the etched edges on the stencil with you card base and adhere the Masking Stencil to the exposed tape. This allows the stencil to be attached but won’t damage the front of your card since we did not put any tape on the front.

After you ink blend and remove the stencil, you have these perfectly crisp lines and no tearing! My first example shown here is using the Circle Masking Stencil. I created an ombre look with Cookie Monster and Blue Raspberry ink. Then, I actually layered the Nordic Stencil on top of the Masking Stencil, and ink blended it with Blue Raspberry again for a tone on tone look.

I kept most of my cards pretty clean and simple to keep the focus on the Masking Stencils. I finished off this card by simply adding a sentiment from the Mini Strips Holiday stamp set heat embossed in White onto Lollipop card stock. I also added a Little Bits Reindeer die cut from Oreo card stock and attached with Liquid Glue.

This next card is featuring the Rectangle Masking Stencil. A technique I always wanted to try was ink blending onto Black card stock with Distress Oxides. After attaching my Rectangle Stencil, I ink blended on Picked Raspberry, Wilted Violet and Peacock Feathers Distress Oxide Ink. I found the lighter the color of ink, the better it showed up.

Next, I added the Nordic Snowflake Stencil on top again, but this time added Moonstone Glimmer Paste with a palette knife. Be sure to check out the video HERE on what the card looked like with just the Distress Oxide ink blended on.

Once dry, I added another Mini Strips Holiday sentiment heat embossed onto Lollipop card stock with White Embossing Powder.

This is an amazing technique that was so fun to try out!

This next card is also featuring the Rectangle Masking Stencil. As you can see, there are two different sizes. You also get the cut outs so if you’d rather add ink blending to the edges and keep the center free of ink, you can do that too!

There are 4 four shapes of Masking Stencils available and each shape has two stencils. You can also buy them all in one set. I favor the Rectangles and Circles but the Squares and Ovals are just as fun!

Here I created a small winter scene in the center of my card. After attaching my Rectangle Stencil, I ink blended Sprinkles, Jelly Donut and Blue Corn ink with a blending brush. I die cut the Santa using On Dasher, On Dancer die out of Oreo card stock. To fit my scene, I trimmed off some of the deer so I was left with one reindeer and the sleigh. Then adhered with liquid glue.

Check out those perfect edges!

One more card to share may seem super simple but it’s a trick I stumbled upon.

How many times have you purchased a large stencil like the Winter’s Beauty from Taylored Expressions, that would look amazing centered on a card front. Now how many times do you actually get it perfectly centered?

I struggled with centering and always ended up trimming the panel down. Well I have a trick for that now!

Lay your Masking Stencil on your work surface. I’m using the Rectangle one for this card shown below. Attach some purple tape to the edges of the inside frame, sticky side up.

Now lay your 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″ card stock on top of that, lining up your card stock with those etched lines. Push down a little and your card stock is now held in place with the purple tape from behind. In a sense, we are using these stencils backwards.

Now you can add your Winter’s Beauty stencil on top. Since the Masking Stencil is 6″ 6″ and almost all of the other stencils are 6″ x 6″ all you have to do is match up the edges and hold the top stencil down to your work surface with purple tape. Poof! You will now have a perfectly centered snow flake on your card front.

This is sort of hard to explain in words. I’m more of a visual person so please be sure to check out the video HERE. I walk you through how to do all off this and trust me, you will love it!

BONUS

Purchase the entire Masking Stencil set and you are going to want them all, and you get the 1/2″ Purple Tape FREE! I love this smaller roll of Purple Tape! This special offer is valid October 22 – 27, 2019.

As mentioned, I highly suggest checking out the video HERE (clickable link) to really get a good look at how amazing this set is.

SUPPLIES

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Spellbinders Sale Past Club Kits

Welcome everyone! Have you seen the amazing sale over at Spellbinders!

Save up to 40% off select past club kits www.spellbinderspaperarts.com. Club members must Log In to view club member discounts. Orders are processed in the order that they are received. If you purchase an item that is out of stock, the item(s) will be removed from your order and you will not be charged for that item(s). Offer is for individual consumer use only; not for distribution; excludes clearance items, tax, & shipping. Not valid on any previous web, phone or retail purchases; cannot be redeemed for cash; cannot be combined with any other offer; void where prohibited; limited to stock on hand. Offer only available 10-15-19 to 10-20-19 at 11:59 PST.

My first card is featuring the Bonjour- Large Die of the Month. This creates a beautiful layered butterfly! It has a ton of flower and foliage elements.

I kept my card simple focusing on the layered butterfly. I lightly ink blended behind the image.

Add a few jewels to accent the image.

I also created a card in pink!

Glitter card stock makes a perfect layer to the image.

My next cards are past projects I created but these sets are on sale too!

This card is featuring the Festive Wreaths Slider Card. I also have a video that you can check out HERE (clickable link).

Also on sale is the 3D Fun Time Cruiser. You can create a bicycle that you can either use on a card front like shown below. I have a video for this card as well that you can check out HERE (clickable link).

Or you can create a 3D project and fill it with flowers!

There are more sets on sale so be sure to check out the Spellbinders page! Super great savings. Hurry! The sale ends soon!

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Spellbinders Small Die of the Month October – Home for the Holidays

Welcome everyone! Today I’m sharing a card using the Small Die of the Month for October from Spellbinders. This one is called Home for the Holiday and it is amazing!

It creates a woman in a dress with an apron and you can switch out what she is holding in her hands from a pie to a Christmas tree or even a present!

You can read more about the Spellbinders Small Die of the Month HERE (clickable link).

For my card, I die cut the elements using various pieces of card stock. The only thing special I did was on a piece of Cherry card stock, I ink blended Cherry Pop ink with the Plaid Stencil from The Stamp Market. You could cut the dress out of pattern paper for a really fun dress!

For my background, I stamped the Hand Drawn Snowflakes background stamp from Hero Arts using Embossing Ink and heat embossed Sparkle Embossing Powder onto Arctic card stock. I love all the different size snowflakes in the background.

I added a snowy hill and attached this to my snowy scene.

For a sentiment, I heat embossed in white on Black card stock using Tiny Words Christmas from Simon Says Stamp.

I attached my panel to an A2 size white card stock with craft foam for dimension.

I seriously adore this die this month. I love that you have the option of changing out what she’s holding and the dress can be done in so many different ways.

I will have all the supplies listed below for my card but first I want to let you know of an amazing sale going on right now !

Spellbinders is having a sale on select past club kits!

Save up to 40% off select past club kits www.spellbinderspaperarts.com. Club members must Log In to view club member discounts. Orders are processed in the order that they are received. If you purchase an item that is out of stock, the item(s) will be removed from your order and you will not be charged for that item(s). Offer is for individual consumer use only; not for distribution; excludes clearance items, tax, & shipping. Not valid on any previous web, phone or retail purchases; cannot be redeemed for cash; cannot be combined with any other offer; void where prohibited; limited to stock on hand. Offer only available 10-15-19 to 10-20-19 at 11:59 PST.

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Lawn Fawn Mice On Ice

Welcome everyone! I have a couple clean and simple holiday cards to share with you today featuring the Mice On Ice stamp set from Lawn Fawn.

VIDEO

I have a video that you can view down below or HERE on my Youtube channel.

CARD DETAILS

Today’s cards are very easy to recreate. So easy that I made 2! For my first card, I stamped the mice from the Mice On Ice stamp set in River Rock Ink. This is a new ink from Lawn Fawn that stamps gray and is copic friendly. I colored the mice with my gray copic markers which almost give it a no-line coloring look.

The colors I used are C6, C4 and C2 for the mice, R20 and R21 for the ears, R01 for the bellies, and BG49 and BG34 for the scarves.

I used the same copic marker color combination for my second card but the images are stamped in Jet Black ink.

For my no-line card, I ink blended a piece of white card stock with Evergreen Bough Distress Oxide. Then I squished down some Pine Needles Distress Oxide ink onto my Waffle Flower Media Mat, added a few drops of water and flicked the mixture onto my background.

I stamped the word Joyful onto Rain Forest card stock with clear ink and heat embossed with white embossing powder. Then die cut out using my Gemini Jr.

For this card, I ink blended Festive Berries around the edges, leaving the middle white. I flicked on a mixture of water and Barn Door Distress Oxide ink to add a little interest to the card.

The word Joyful for this card is stamped onto Chili Pepper card stock with clear ink and heat embossed in white embossing powder.

For both cards, I heat embossed a few other sentiments from the Mice on ice stamp set onto Black Licorice card stock and trimmed into thin strips.

I arranged my sentiment and images onto my card fronts using a variety of foam squares and liquid glue.

I love how it looks like my mice are skating the sentiment onto the card. These are so easy and so fun for a Christmas card!

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