Gina K Designs April Release

It’s time for the April 2019 release from Gina K Designs! She’s hit it out of the ball park again with this one! I have a ton of inspiration to share with you tonight.

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I have a video creating TWO cards using the Elegant Aster card kit that you can view either down below or HERE on my Youtube channel. I’m head over heels in love with this kit!

For my first card, I random stamped a background onto Heavy Weight white card stock with Black Amalgam ink. Then added to a card base created from Barely There with using craft foam and double sided tape.

Check out this fun sentiment! I die cut the word Hello from Layering White card stock and kept the pieces all together by applying a strip of post it tape to the back. Then ink blended Red Hot, Wild Dandelion and Sea Glass ink with a Life Changing Brush. I stacked two more layers cut from White card stock and added to the front of the card.

The friend sentiment is from the Spring Joy stamp set and I thought it paired nicely with my die cut word.

For my next card, I ink blended Red Hot, Wild Dandelion and Sea Glass ink onto Layering card stock. Then watered down some Perfect Pearls and flicked onto the background with a paint brush. Once it was dry, I layered it onto a piece of white card stock and added to a card base made from Whisper card stock.

Since my background is so vibrant, I kept the flowers simple. They are stamped in Black Amalgam ink onto white heavy weight card stock and cut out with the coordinating die using my Gemini Jr. I arranged them on the card front and attached with Connect glue.

Now. For this Hugs word die. I am loving how this came out. I started with a piece of black card stock and applied Black Glitz Glitter Gel with a palette knife. I kept it a nice smooth layer and let dry. Leaving it dry over night is best but to make sure it’s good and dry enough for die cutting , I suggest at least 4 hours.

Once my DIY glitter paper was dry, I die cut the word Hugs. I layered it with 3-4 more Hugs that I cut from regular black card stock and added to the front of my card. To top this off and really make that glitter pop, I added Crystalline Drops over the Glitz Glitter Gel. It will look a little foggy when wet but once dry – wow! Seriously. Try this! It’s gorgeous! Just think of the possibilities with the other colors of Glitz Glitter Gel.

My sentiment is off of the Hugs stamp set. I stamped in Embossing ink onto black card stock and heat embossed white embossing powder. Then trimmed down to a thin strip. I added the strip to a piece of white card stock and trimmed out leaving a white border. I am loving this label look.

Once everything was dry on my card front, I could attach my sentiment.

Be sure to check out the video HERE for more details.

Onto some more inspiration from the release! Lisa is rocking these gorgeous sets. She created Hugs and Wildflowers and I love it because it makes me feel like an artist lol.

Gina is also releasing numerous small sets like the Wishes die you see in the photos. There is a stamp set that has small coordinating sentiments and they are definitely going to be a staple in my craft stash.

Here’s another card created using Hugs & Wildflowers. This time I ink blended a small strip on the side and added the die cut stamped images.

Once again, I used the Hugs word die and a coordinating sentiment.

Graduation time is closing in which makes Beth’s stamp set perfect! I created a clean and simple card using the grad cap from the set. I layered Whisper, White and Stormy Sky card stock which makes a perfect neutral combo. You could also switch out the Stormy Sky for a color card stock based on school colors.

This next one featuring For the Grad, I dug out my laminator and foiled a background. I then ink blended the same color over top. These are actually the school colors of our district and I’ll be needing graduation cards so I’m pumped I’m ready to go!

Are you ready for some serious cuteness!? Melanie has designed the Puppies Galore stamp set and she packed it with so many amazing elements. I can’t wait to show you my colored up image but for today I’m going to tease you with this card where I created a background.

I love those little pawprints! These would also work with the Kitty stamp set that she has.

Whew! You still hanging in there with me? I hope you enjoyed the inspiration I’ve shared with you tonight.

Be sure to head over to my Youtube channel and check out the video using the Elegant Aster stamp set. The blog hop starts tomorrow so be sure to visit me! We have more inspiration headed your way!

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Neat & Tangled April Release Day 2 + Giveaway!

Welcome back to day 2 of the April 2019 Neat & Tangled release. Did you enjoy yesterday’s preview? Just wait til you see today’s!

This set is called Dream Big. Another adorable set and it coordinates so perfectly with the To The Stars stamp set. My images are stamped on to Neenah Solar White card stock with copic friendly ink and colored with copic markers. I am loving these puffy clouds!

For my background, I ink blended Twisted Citron, Peacock Feathers, and Blueprint Sketch Distress Oxide. Then flicked with water and dabbed with a paper towel. I trimmed the panel down to 3 3/4″ x 5″ and added a little hillside with the Stitched Slopes die. I added this panel to a piece of white card stock cut to 4″ x 5 1/4″ for a nice white border. Then added to an A2 size notecard made from Whisper card stock.

Using a piece Whisper card stock I cut using the Skinny Strips, I stamped the sentiment which is from the To The Stars stamp set. My image and sentiment are popped up with foam tape for dimension.

I hope you enjoyed today’s inspiration! Be sure the head over the Neat & Tangled Blog for more! Leave a comment to be entered into the GIVEAWAY! Release goes LIVE on Friday!

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Neat & Tangled April Release Day 1 + Giveaway!

Welcome back everyone! Today is exciting because we are starting previews to the April 2019 release for Neat & Tangled. I’m not gonna lie, I may have went over board with examples. This is such an adorable release I just couldn’t stop playing with it!

VIDEO DETAILS

My card today also has an accompanying video that you can watch down below or HERE on my Youtube channel.

I’m one of those people that creates cards and then I’ll go back and remake one for a video. My first card here, was the first one I created. The card I remade for the video came out a little different and I’ll have those pictures at the end of the post.

Today we are featuring the stamp set To The Stars. How precious is this set? I stamped my images in copic friendly ink onto Neenah Solar white card stock and colored with copic markers. Then used the coordinating die to cut them out.

I used a piece of Layering White card stock to ink blend Tattered Rose , Worn Lipstick, and Dusty Concord Distress Oxide inks. The sentiment is heat embossed in white onto black card stock and then trimmed down. I added a few of the NEW Enchanted sequins mix to my card with liquid glue and added a drop of Unicorn Stickles to the middle of the sequins.

For my next card, I used a few of the other images off of the To The Moon stamp set. There is a constellation that you can die cut out or the set also includes an individual line and stars so you can create your own constellation.

For the background, I ink blended Blueprint Sketch, Mermaid Lagoon and Tumbled Glass Distress Oxide ink. Then applied Moonstone Nuvo Glimmer paste over the top.

I die cut a circle from a panel of white card stock and added over my textured background (once dry) with foam tape. I added this panel to an A2 size notecard made from Moonstone card stock.

The sentiment is heat embossed in white embossing powder on Moonstone card stock and cut out using the Skinny Strips die.

Now here is the card I recreated in the video. I was a little more heavy handed when it came to applying the inks which changed the look of the card a little. It’s amazing how even though using the same colors, just by changing your pressure, you can change the look of your card.

Both cards are equally adorable!

Alrighty that’s it for today from me. Be sure to check out my tutorial HERE using the To The Moon stamp set.

Head over to the Neat & Tangled blog for more inspiration and of course a GIVEAWAY! Leave some love for us along the way to enter the giveaway for $25 gift certificate.

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Get Well Before and After Picture Changer

Welcome back everyone! Today I’m featuring a fun Magic Picture Changer card this time featuring the Get Well Before n’ After and Rain or Shine Before n’ After Stamp sets from Lawn Fawn. I thought it would be really fun to combine the two.

VIDEO DETAILS

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

I started by creating my background. I stenciled in clouds using the Mini Cloud Stencil and Tumbled Glass Distress Oxide ink. I know it’s hard to see in pictures but I think it’s something that just adds to the scene.

I die cut the Straight Flower Border from Cilantro card stock and attached the flower tops with liquid glue. I used Sunflower, Guava, Mermaid and Sugar Plum card stock for the flowers. I only needed a few since most of the border will be covered by the picture changer.

I then used the Shadow Box Park Add On and die cut the trees from Paper Bag card stock and the tree tops from Cilantro. I went ahead and attached my tree tops and tree trunks to the stenciled panel. Then added the Flower border.

Since my background is pretty much done, I matted the stenciled panel to a piece of white card stock measuring 4″ x 5 1/4″ and added to an A2 size card base made from Mermaid card stock.

I stamped my images from the Get Well Before n’ After set and Rain or Shine Before n’ After set onto Lawn Fawn white card stock with Jet Black ink. I also stamped my images onto masking paper and after fussy cutting them out, I attached the masks to my images.

I ink blended Pumice Stone and Weathered Wood Distress Oxide for my stormy sky and I used Shabby Shutters for the ground. For my happy side, I ink blended Mowed Lawn and Tumbled Glass Distress Oxide using a Life Changing Blender Brush.

After removing the masks, I colored in my images with copic markers. I used YG17, YG25, YG23, YG21, G99, G94, YG03 for the turtle. I added C4, C2, C1, and C0 for the stormy clouds. Once my images were colored I could put my Magic Picture changer together.

My frame is die cut from Cilantro card stock and Really Rainbow Scallops paper pack using the Picture Changer Add On. The green design matched my scene so well. I added my picture changer to the card front with two layers of foam tape.

My sentiment is heat embossed with white embossing powder onto Mermaid card stock. Then added to the front of the card with foam tape. This sentiment comes from the Get Well Before n’ After stamp set.

I hope you enjoyed more inspiration using the Magic Picture Changer. I’m having so much fun creating with it!

Be sure to view my tutorial HERE for more detailed instructions.

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Blossoms & Butterflies – Simon Says Stamp Release

Welcome back everyone! I’m so excited to share with you one of the products being released from the Simon Says Stamp Blossoms & Butterflies release! It’s called Dahlia Corner Frame .This is such a beautiful die! I would quickly snatch it up because I’m sure it will sell fast!

VIDEO DETAILS

I have a video tutorial showing how I created this card shown. You can view the video down below or HERE on my Youtube channel. Supplies will be linked in the video description and at the end of this post.

I’m going to start by creating the background for the frame. I ink blended Tumbled Glass, Mermaid Lagoon and Blueprint Sketch Distress Oxide onto Gina K Designs Layering White card stock. I’ve really been enjoying ink blending on this because it’s light weight and very smooth. I’ll use the Life Changing Brushes from Picket Fence Studios to apply a soft ombre look.

Next, I will apply some Moonstone Nuvo Glimmer Paste to the ink blended area. This will coat my area with a beautiful shimmer and still allow the ombre look to show through.

Once that panel is dry, I will trim it down to 2 1/2″ x 3 3/4″ which is slightly larger then the die cut frame. This will provide a nice border around the area.

Using a piece of White Glitter card stock, I line the back of it with Double Sided Stick It adhesive. This adhesive is great for dies like this. I won’t have to fuss with adding any liquid glue to all of those cut lines. Then I die cut my frame from the glitter card stock using my Gemini Jr. I’m a huge fan of the Gemini Jr and dies like this is exactly why I bought it. It cuts like a dream!

My ink blended panel is added to a white card base with foam tape. Then I peeled off the backing of the Stick It adhesive and attached my frame to the ink blended panel.

The sentiment is from the Tiny Words stamp set which is such a versatile set and jam packed with amazing sentiments. Using a piece of black card stock that I prepped with an antistatic powder tool, I stamped the sentiment in Clear Ink and heat embossed with Brutus Monroe Alabaster White Embossing Powder. I trimmed the sentiment down with the Sentiment Labels die which is go-to of mine. The sentiment is added to the front with foam tape.

Here is another card I did with the Dahlia Corner Frame die. This time I attached it to a panel I created with Alcohol Inks.

The frame is die cut from Gold Glitter card stock for extra sparkle!

Thank you for stopping by. I hope you enjoyed today’s cards.

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