Gina K Designs July 2019 Blog Hop Day 2

Welcome to Day 2 of the Gina K Designs July 2019 Release Blog Hop! We have more inspiration to share and prizes along the way!


If you are here from Sheri’s blog you are in the right spot! You can always start at the beginning of the hop over at the Gina K Designs blog. You’re next stop on the hop will be Lisa Hetrick.


Be sure to leave comments along the way to be entered into a chance to win a $50 gift certificate to Gina K Designs. The more you comment, the better chances of winning!


I am kicking it off with the Main Squeeze stamp set. I just fell in love with the lemons on this set. I stamped the image in Hello Yellow Electro Pop Ink and the texture stamp image in Sweet Corn. After die cutting it out, I ink blended the bottom portion with Wild Dandelion. The leaves are stamped in Loud Lime Electro Pop Ink and shaded with Fresh Asparagus.

To create the background I blended the Sassy Stripes stencils included in the Pop Art Card Kit, onto white card stock using Black Onyx ink. I trimmed off 1/4″ from the side and added to a white notecard.

My next card features the Electro Pop Flowers. I was going for a Hawaiian feel on this card – can you feel it?

I stamped the flowers in Blaring Blue, Tranquil Teal, Poppin Pink, Passionate Pink, Hello Yellow, Red Velvet, Orange Glow and Passionate Pink.

To create this background, I stenciled on the Water Droplets stencil with Blue Raspberry ink.

My last card features the Wrapped in Love stamp set. I started by creating a background using Yupo paper and alcohol inks. Once dry, I stamped my image using the new Obsidian Black Amalgam Ink. To make sure the ink doesn’t smear I sprayed the background with a Glossy Protective Spray.

I trimmed the panel down and added to a white panel, which I attached to a card base made from Whisper card stock.

I hope you enjoyed today’s inspiration!

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Masking Stencils

Welcome back everyone! Today I’m sharing a card that allows you to take a new look at your stencils by masking off certain areas and create a new unique design.

I’m going to be using the Hexastar Stecil from Neat & Tangled. I found an area on the stencil that created this shape and centered it on a piece of Neenah Solar White card stock. I started by masking off the design with post it tape.

Instead of using a ton of post it tape as I got closer to the nooks and crannies of the the design, I just used some scratch paper. This will help protect the areas that I don’t want ink on.

I’m using Festive Berries Carved Pumpkin, Mustard Seed, Twisted Citron, Peacock Feathers, and Wilted Violet Distress Inks. I apply my inks using mini finger daubers because these are small and can get into the fine areas.

Once my rainbow design was complete, I removed my masks and stencil. I stamped a sentiment in the center with Obsidian Black ink and the Foliage Frame stamp set. I kept this a simple one layer card and let the design speak for itself.

I hope this inspires you to take a look at your stencils and find more ways to use them.

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Altenew July 2019 Stencil Release Blog Hop + GIVEAWAY

Welcome everyone! I’m so excited to join Altenew is celebrating their July 2019 Stencils release.


If you are here from Kelly Janes’ blog you are in the right spot. Otherwise, you can head to the Altenew blog to start from the beginning. I am the last stop in the hop!


To celebrate the release, Altenew is giving away a $30 gift certificate to 6 lucky winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog and/or the Altenew Scrapbook Blog by 7/28/19 for a chance to win. They will also draw a winner to receive a $15 gift certificate from all the comments left on each designer’s blog on the blog hop list. All the winners will be announced on the Altenew blog’s on 7/30/19.


My first card is featuring the Beach Towel Stripe Stencil. I lightly ink blended the background with Silver Stone ink. I trimmed the panel down to 4″ x 5 1/4″ and added to a card base made from Stormy Sky card stock from Gina K Designs.

I paired the Japenese Mum with my background and added a sentiment from the Bright Blossoms stamp set.

My next card features the Bubble Wrap Stencil. I added this to a white piece of card stock using Altenew’s Embossing Paste.

I trimmed my panel down the 4″ x 5 1/4″ and added to a white card base with craft foam. My sentiment is from the Fancy Greetings stamp set and I added a few flowers from the Bright Blossoms set to embellish.

I have another card using the Bubble Wrap stencil. This time I stenciled it on using a rainbow of colors from Altenew!

I cleaned off my stencil, realigned it on my card front and then stamped Clear Embossing Ink over the stencil. I removed the stencil, and then added some Sparkle Embossing powder and heat embossed.

I finished off this card by adding the word Friend die cut from black card stock and a sentiment stamped from the Bright Blossoms stamp set.

I have a very clean and simple design using the Buffalo Plain Builder. This is a really neat layering stencil but I decided to mask off one area of the stencil and use that for a design. Of course I stenciled it in rainbow colors.

Once again, I used the Bright Blossoms stamp set for a sentiment, stamped in Obsidian Black ink.

Next up is the Diamond Builder Stencil. These stencils are lots of fun. Flip your stencil to create unique designs!

I stamped my design in the Rose Petal Ink Collection. I stamped a sentiment from the Fancy Greetings set and then trimmed my panel down and added to a white card base with craft foam.

The Color Block Hearts stencil is another fun one where you flip the stencil to create hearts all over your background!

I stenciled a panel and cut out with a heart shape to add to a panel of Tangerine Twist card stock. The cute little sentiment is again from the Bright Blooms stamp set.

My last set of cards is featuring the Wonderful Wreath stencil. I created this design by ink blending in rainbow colors and then shifting the stencil to offset it and stencil in those same colors again.

How awesome does this look in rainbow colors?! I stamped a sentiment from the Japanese Mum stamp set in the center of the card. I then added some berries with Nuvo drops.

My last card I stenciled the Wonderful Wreath in traditional colors. These would make great Christmas cards but I love having Thank You cards on hand so I stamped another sentiment from the Japenese Mum stamp set.

I once again added berries using Nuvo Drops.

I hope you enjoyed today’s inspiration! There are more stencils being release and I’ll list then all below. If you follow me, you know I love stencils and plan on working with these some more in a video.

Thank you for stopping by today! If you want to check out the full hop, be sure to head to the beginning at the Altenew blog.

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Old Bird! Essentials by Ellen

Welcome everyone! I’m excited to be guesting over on the Ellen Hutson Youtube channel! My card today is featuring the hilarious Good Egg stamp set that is exclusive to Ellen Hutson.

You can check out the video HERE!

I actually grew up in the country and my mom always had chickens and still does. I knew I needed to make a card with these cuties especially this one with that has a little attitude.

I created a countryside background by stenciling on hills with the Drift & Hills stencil from My Favorite Thing with Jelly Bean Green Ink and a blending brush. I also added a sunrise with the Sunrise Radiating Stencil and blending on Wild Dandelion and Sweet Mango ink.

I used the Stitched Speech Bubble from Lawn Fawn for my sentiment which I thought would make a great birthday card.

For a little dimension, I added craft foam behind my ink blended panel that I trimmed down.

A big thank you to Ellen Hutson for inviting me to their channel today. I hope you enjoyed this fun card!

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Build-A-Flower Camellia Japonica Blog Hop

Welcome everyone! I’m so super excited to be joining the Altenew Blog hop today featuring the newest Build-A-Flower Camellia Japonica stamp set. You can purchase this set in a bundle with the die, a bundle with the die and ink set or make it easy on yourself and sign up for the subscription and never miss out!

First, if you came from the amazing Irina Fonina’s blog you are in the right place! If not, you can always start at the beginning over on the Altenew blog. Your next stop in the hop is going to be the talented Kelly Griglione.


To celebrate Altenew is giving away a $30 gift certificate to 6 winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog and/or the Altenew Scrapbook blog for a chance to win. They will also be drawing a winner for a $15 gift certificate from the comments left on each designer’s blog. All winners will be announced on the Altenew blogs on 7/7/2019.


I have a video walking through this stamp set and creating 2 cards from start to finish. You can view the video down below or HERE on my Youtube channel.

I had a lot of fun with this stamp set. I was so thrilled to see the stamp sets now have the layers numbered in order! Oh my gosh so easy to stamp! Altenew also provides in the Camellia Japonica set a booklet to show you how to stamp the layers and tons of examples.

My first card is very bright. Are you surprised? It just wouldn’t be me if I didn’t get bright and crazy with my cards. I sprayed the Kaleidescope A stencil with Pixie spray and attached to a piece of white card stock. Then stenciled on the design with Rose Petal Ink Set using blending brushes.

After removing the stencil, I lightly went over the background with the same in colors to soften the background.

My flowers were stamped using the Golden Sunset Ink set and die cut out with the coordinating die using my Spellbinders Platinum machine.

My next card has beautiful ink blended background. I used Lagoon and Ultramarine inks then spritzed with Iridescent Spray for a shimmery look. I was able to stamp a sentiment directly onto the background using the Obsidian ink.

This flower can look good in any color (which you’ll see shortly) but I went for some pinks on this one. I used the Cherry Blossom set to stamp my layers.

The next card is more traditional. I stamped my images in the Glacier Caves ink set. My leaves I used Green Valley ink set and Tropical Forest ink set. I love that Altenew makes it so easy to layer with their inks.

For my background, I smeared Sapphire ink onto my glass mat and spritzed with Iridescent Spray. I mixed together and flicked it off of an acrylic block to create interest. Then added some jewels for a little sparkle.

When I first get a layering stamp set, I stamp it in a variety of colors. I love them in any color but I use the colors that call out to me the most. I had so many extra from this little experiment that I decided to use them all! I just layered them all over a card panel and trimmed off any that were over-hanging.

So even by experimenting, I created a card. It’s a bit busy yes, but I couldn’t let them go to waste.

I just added the Big Thanks die cut onto the front to finish off the card.

I hope you enjoyed all of the inspiration I shared. Don’t forget to head to Kelly’s blog next!

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