Gina K Designs June 2019 Blog Hop Day 2

Welcome to Day 2 of the Gina K Designs June Release Blog Hop! If you missed Day 1’s inspiration you can check it out HERE. If you are coming from Melanie’s blog, you are in the right place. If you are just happening upon my blog you can start from the beginning over at Gina K Designs blog.

PRIZES

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

CARD DETAILS

My first card is featuring the ever-amazing Ocean Minded Card Kit. I have a video you can check out HERE using the Ocean Minded Stamp but today I’m focusing on the Sun Kissed stamp set that is in the kit.

I stamp images in Amalgam Ink, color with copic markers and cut out with the coordinating die.

For the background, I ink blend Tranquil Teal and Blue Lagoon onto Layering white card stock using a Life Changing Brush. I trim this panel down to 4″ x 5 1/4″ and add to a card base made from Ocean Mist card stock.

Using another piece of white card stock cut to 4″ x 5 1/4″, I die cut out a window using the Stitched Oval die. My little sand dune is created by die cutting a circle from Kraft card stock with the Double Stitched Circle die. I trim this piece down and add to my window so it’s just peeking up.

I’ll layer my window panel with foam tape and add to the front of my card. Then I can add my images with the Gina K Designs dot runner.

The word Sun is die cut from white card stock and I ombre ink blended Wild Dandelion and Tangerine Twist.

Here is another card I had created using the Ocean Minded stamp set. This card was created exactly as my previous cards from my VIDEO but this time I used Passionate Pink and Innocent Pink for the water. I just thought it was fun to change up the colors !

My next card is featuring the Whimsical Wildflowers Border set. I started by ink blending a panel of Ocean Mist card stock with Tranquil Teal and Blue Lagoon. Once the ink is dry, I heat emboss the frame image using white detail embossing powder.

I die cut the Hugs word die two times from white card stock and once from white glitter card stock and adhere together with liquid glue.

This beautiful scripty sentiment is also from the Whimsical Wildflowers Frames stamp set. I heat embossed in white onto Black card stock and trimmed to a thin strip with the Cut Align.

This detailed image looks amazing colored or heat embossed. So versatile!

I hope you enjoyed today’s inspiration! Be sure to hop along with us for more inspiration using the Ocean Minded card kit and Whimsical Wildflowers Frames.

In case you missed it, here is a tutorial using the Ocean Minded stamp set. You can view down below or HERE on my Youtube channel.

YOU NEXT STOP ON THE HOP

Your next stop on the hop is Rema!

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Gina K Designs June 2019 Blog Hop Day 1

Welcome everyone to the Gina K Designs June Release Blog Hop Day 1. We have some amazing cards to share with you today. If you came here from Melanie’s Blog you are in the right spot! If you get lost along the way, I have the entire blog hop line up listed down below or you can view Gina’s Blog.

Be sure to leave comments along the way for a chance to win a $50 gift certificate for Gina K Designs!

Today’s cards will be featuring the Have Faith stamp set and Timeless Beauty.

My first card is using Have Faith. This stamp set is filled with large, hand lettered sentiments. I paired my sentiment with the Thick Brush stencil.

For my background, I mixed various colors of Gina K Designs reinkers with Pearl Embossing Paste. Then applied the colored embossing paste to the stencil onto Neenah Solar White card stock.

Once dry, I trimmed the panel down and added to a card base made from Ivory card stock.

I stamped the sentiment onto white card stock using Black Amalgam ink and die cut with the Double Stitched Circles die. I added the sentiment to the card front with foam squares.

My next card is featuring the Timeless Beauty stamp set. It’s quite simple but I think packs a lot of punch!

I took the image of the lipstick lips and randomly stamped it onto a piece of white card stock with Cherry Red ink.

I trimmed the panel down and added to a piece of Cherry Red card stock which I also layered onto a white A2 size card base.

The sentiment is also from the Timeless Beauty stamp set. I stamped onto Black card stock and heat embossed with white embossing powder.

So clean and simple but a lot of fun!

I hope you enjoyed today’s inspiration!

In case you missed it, I have a video showing the new Ocean Minded Kit that you can check out HERE.

Your next stop on the hop is Rema.

Here’s a list of the entire blog hop in case you get stuck along the way.

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Gina K Designs Release

It’s time for the latest release from Gina K Designs! It’s another one of those posts where you grab your coffee and tea and sit back to enjoy.

If you haven’t seen the Ocean Minded card kit yet, head over to the website and grab it. Go ahead. Go get it. I’ll wait. Because trust me, you don’t want to miss out! It is jam packed with so many awesome products I am sure it will sell out quickly.

VIDEO DETAILS

I have a tutorial that you can view below or HERE on my Youtube channel showing how to create this amazing beach scene. Heavenly right?!

I’m going to start my card by masking off the bottom of my card with Masking Magic paper and ink blending Wild Dandelion and Tangerine Twist with a Life Changing Blender Brush. I’ll place the Sunshine Stencil over the trop and light blend on some more Tangerine Twist.

I’ll remove my mask and add a new one to cover my ink blended area. This time I’m ink blending the bottom half of the card with Sandy Beach. From the masking magic down, I’ll ink blend Blue Denim and Blue Lagoon.

Once the ink is dry, I’m going to prep my card with an anti static tool, line up my ocean stamp and ink up with embossing ink. Placement of this step is kind of a big deal. You want to leave some beach showing. I made a couple where I didn’t have any beach and it just didn’t look right (to me). Next sprinkle on some Puffy Embossing powder and heat set. The puffy embossing powder adds so much texture and makes this look even more realistic!

To finish off the card, I trimmed the panel down to 3 3/4″ x 5″ and added a sentiment from the Sun Kissed stamp set to a circle cut with the Double Stitched Circles. My card base is made from Turquoise Sea card, layered with a piece of white card stock and adding my ocean panel.

For my next card shown, I created the ocean by ink blending Blue Denim at the very top and then Blue Lagoon and Sandy Beach. I heat embossed the ocean with the puffy white embossing powder and trimmed my panel down.

This time I added a sentiment from the Ocean Minded stamp set.

I layered the card with white card stock and added to an A2 size note card creating from Blue Lagoon card stock.

This set is so amazing you could create a scene and just frame it!

Be sure to head over and check out my video as it explains a lot!

Next I’m sharing some inspiration of the new stamp sets released tonight.

This is one is featuring Whimsical Wildflowers.

These florals from the Whimsical Wildflowers make a gorgeous border.

Timeless Beauty is a stunning of set with his fun lipstick that I stamped in Amalgam ink and colored with copic markers.

From clean and simple to a bright, bold background. Another card featuring Timeless Beauty.

There are a lot of stencils being released including the Leafy Stencil which I’m in love with! I lightly ink blended Key Lime and Grass Green. I heat embossed the sentiment from the Have Faith stamp set in the center of the card with Champagne Embossing powder.

I layered my panel onto white card stock and added to a card base made from Grass Green.

For my next card, I paired the Have Faith sentiment with a background created using the Deco Stencil. I ink blended a panel in Passionate Pink, Bubblegum Pink and Innocent Pink. Then I applied White Glitz Glitter Gel over the top with the Deco stencil.

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Stamping Friends Trifecta Blog Hop

Welcome everyone! I am part of an extra amazing blog hop today! My projects today are including products from Gina K Designs, My Sweet Petunia and Picket Fence Studios.

PRIZES

Each company is giving away a $50 gift certificate to their store so be sure leave your comments along the way for a chance to win! Winners will be announced on the company’s blogs no later than June 7.

VIDEO DETAILS

I have a video today sharing how I created this card using products including Life Changing Blender Brushes, the Cut Align and Elegant Asters stamp set . You can view the video down below or HERE on my Youtube channel.

For my first card to share, I start out by stamping the butterfly from the Elegant Asters stamp set from Gina K Designs using Amalgam ink. I, of course, used the Misti tool to stamp my image as I rarely stamp without it. I used RV14, Y08 and BG45 to color my butterfly, over lapping the colors so they blend to form new colors and give me a hint of a rainbow.

The background is created by ink blending Soft Stone Ink onto Layering white card stock with the Life Changing Blender Brushes from Picket Fence Studio. I’m using the Floral Damask Stencil which is beautiful pattern that I’m using for subtle background to my card.

I’ve been in love with these brushes the moment I touched them. I’m a strong believer in them. They are made from plastic hairs which pick up the ink – not absorb like make up brushes. You can use a variety of inks including Dye based and also Distress Oxides. I’ve used most everything except permanent ink like Versafine or Staz on. These brushes are also easy to clean. You can either wipe off on a scratch sheet of card stock, a rag or rinse with a little soap and water. Just do not apply heat to dry them off! Are they a little more pricey then the cheap set on Amazon? Yes. But in my opinion – totally worth it. I want to support the companies that are out there putting their dreams into motion – not some cheap knock off on Amazon. (my two cents)

I trimmed my ink blended panel down and layered my card front with Black Onyx and Ocean Mist card stock.

Now for my sentiments, I die cut the Wishes from Ocean Mist card stock three times and layered with Connect glue. I added a little bit of ink blending with Turquoise Sea to the bottom half of the die cut word. The word Birthday comes from the Wishes Mini stamp set. I heat embossed in White onto Black card stock and used the Cut Align from My Sweet Petunia to trim out a perfect sentiment strip.

The Cut Align is really quite handy. I don’t have a lot of room on my craft table so if I’m working on a card and need to trim down a sentiment, I can pull out the Cut Align and my craft knife versus hauling out my electronic die cutting machine. You line up one of the guide lines from the Cut Align with the bottom/top of your sentiment and follow the Cut Align guide to trim out. I apply light pressure and go over the cut area multiple times. A trick I found is you can attach you card stock to your craft table with some purple tape and then that way you don’t have to worry about the card stock slipping on you.

WHEW! Lots of useful tips in those paragraphs so I hope you were able to sit down and have a good read.

My next card is using the Peacock Tail stencil from Picket Fence Studio. I lightly ink blended Ocean Mist and Key Lime Ink for a soft background.

I trimmed down my panel and layered my card front with White, Black and Ocean Mist card stock.

The big Hello word die is die cut from Black Onyx card stock. This word die came in the Elegant Asters card kit.

The small summer sentiment is from the Wishes Mini Stamp set. I stamped on white card stock and trimmed down with the Cut Align. This is such a great tool for these small sentiments.

One last touch, is by adding some drops drops around the tops of the peacock feathers with the Nuvo Dream Drops in Cloud 9. I honestly wasn’t going to add anything but I found spot on one of the feathers that I couldn’t get off so I decided to cover it up. This worked out perfectly.

Now that you’ve read my book, be sure to hop along for more inspiration! I hope you enjoyed my cards and tips along the way. Leave a comment on the blog hop to be entered into the giveaways!

You’re next stop on the hop is Stephanie Severin. I also have the complete line up listed below in case you get lost along the way.

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Elegant Asters -Gina K Designs

Welcome everyone! I’v been itching to color up these gorgeous flowers from the Elegant Asters card kit. This is such an amazing kit!

I stamped my images onto white card stock with Black Amalgam Ink. Then colored with copic markers. I used RV19, RV17, RV14, RV23 for the flowers and YG17, YG23, YG21 for the leaves. Then I used the coordinating die to cut them out.

For my background, I’m using a piece of Black Onyx card stock as my base. I spritzed it with Iridescent Shimmer Spray from AlteNew and White Shimmer Spray from Hero Arts.

Then I arranged my flowers by attaching them together with Gina K tape runner. I added foam squares to my arrangement and added to the front of my card panel.

My sentiment is from the Hugs Mini Stamp set. I stamped in Embossing Ink and sprinkled on Champagne Embossing Powder. Then heat with my heat tool. I trimmed the sentiment down to a thin strip and added to the card panel with some more foam squares.

For a finishing touch, I added some jewels around the arrangement which are from the Valentine Jewel Mix from Pretty Pink Posh.

I hope you enjoyed today’s quick inspiration!

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