Gina K Designs September 2019 Release + Video

It’s that time again! We have a new Gina K Designs Release for you. It’s a bit smaller then last time but packs a huge punch!


I have a super quick card tutorial to share with you today. This is a very clean and simple card but it is one of my favorites that I made from this release and wanted to also show you how I stamped the layering leaves. You can view the view down below or HERE on my Youtube channel.


If you follow me, clean and simple is not normally my thing but I do love them! I’m getting a little better at leaving white space on my cards. Maybe that’s why this is one of my favorites.

This card features one of the Layered Leaf Prints stamp set from the Autumn Splendor card kit. I love the look of these leaves! I think one of the things I like best is you could stamp it crooked and it will still look good!

On a piece of white card stock, I stamped the first layer of the large leaf using Skeleton Leaves ink. I did one towards the bottom and one towards the top. You can tell which layer is the base because it will have the stem of the leaf.

Next, I stamped my layering images with the comfort blocks using Sea Glass, Tranquil Teal, Keylime, Fresh Asparagus, Sweet Corn and Honey Mustard. While I trusted myself to layer the images with comfort blocks, I dug out my Misti to do the sentiment in Obsidian Black Ink.

I also heat embossed the tiny Grateful sentiment onto Black card stock using Champagne embossing powder. Then added to my card front with black foam squares.

My next card is featuring the Colossal Cone Flowers set from the Autumn Wishes kit. I embossed my three separate images onto Arches Coldpress Watercolor paper with Champagne Embossing Powder.

I colored in my image with my Zig Clean Color Real Brush markers and a water brush. I used Bright Yellow, Orange, Light Green, Marine Green, Mid Brown and Beige for my zig colors.

After my image was dry, I ink blended the edges with Twisted Citron and Peacock Feathers Distress Oxide ink. Using my Misti tool, I stamped the sentiment onto the front of the card with Gina K Designs Obsidian Black ink.

The card shown below is using the new Mandala Burst stencil included in the Autumn Splendor kit. This stencil is going to be a go-to for me, I just know it!

I ink blended the stencil towards the top of my card with Picked Raspberry, Dried Marigold and Mustard Seed Distress Oxide Ink using a Life Changing Blender Brush. The sentiment is from the Layered Leaf Prints stamp set. I heat embossed it onto Passionate Pink card stock with white embossing powder.

After I trimmed it down to a thin strip, I added to the front of my card with white foams.

Another new set being released is the Happy Fall stamp set. This stamp set is filled with beautiful sentiments and some small images.

I started by stamping my sentiment in the center of a piece of Fresh Asparagus card stock and heat embossed with Champagne Embossing Powder.

Then I randomly stamped the small leaf images around the sentiment in the same Champagne Embossing Powder. After the panel was cool and trimmed down, I ink blended the top portion of the card with Fresh Asparagus and Dark Sage ink.

I attached my card front to a white note card using craft foam for dimension.

We have a gorgeous new image stamp set! This one is called Majestic Peony. I am such a fan of Peonies stamp sets ! Be sure to stop back tomorrow to see how I colored it up!

For today’s card, I ink blended a white piece of card stock using the Sassy Stripes stencil. I used Candied Apple, Dried Marigold, Mustard Seed, Twisted Citron, Peacock Feathers and Wilted Violet Distress Oxide Inks.

Next, I stamped the gorgeous Peony to the center of the card front using Obsidian black ink. I added flicks of Liquid Stardust for some sparkle.

My last card I’m sharing is using the new incentive stamp set.

I heat embossed my image onto Arches Cold Press Watercolor paper with White embossing powder.

Then colored with my zig markers and a water brush.

This is the Santana Rose – isn’t it a beauty!

Be sure to stop by tomorrow for when we kick off the festivities with a blog hop and more inspiration!

How To Color Texture Paste

Welcome everyone! Today I’m sharing some cards that I created using the Pastillage Texture Paste from Gina K Designs (with a little help!)


I have a tutorial that you can view down below or HERE on my Youtube Channel that shows the texture paste in action.


Card #1

For my first background, shown above, I started with a piece of Edible Eggplant card stock. I attached the Thick Brush stencil using the Pixie Spray low tack adhesive. This will help keep my stencil in place while I apply the mixture and won’t rip the paper when I remove it.

Working on a Tonic Craft Mat, I spread out two small piles of the Pastillage Texture Paste with a palette knife. Then I added a couple drops of Red Velvet Reinker to one pile and a couple drops of Dandelion Reinker to the second pile.

Keep in mind when adding any liquid to the texture paste, it will thin it out a bit and also lighten the color that you are using.

I mixed up the colors in each pile and then spread them over my stencil using my palette knife. Once evenly spread out, I can carefully remove the stencil.

Once dry, which I let sit for about 30 minutes, I trimmed the panel down to 3 3/4″ x 5 1/2″ and added to a white A2 size card base with craft foam for dimension. The sentiment is from the Elegant Aster stamp set which I stamped onto White card stock with Obsidian Black ink

Card #2

For the second card in the video, shown above, there is a special guest appearance from my daughter, Alison, While filming the first card, she thought it looked satisfying (her exact words) and wanted to try. So, I hit record.

She will use the same method as I did except starting with Cranberry Tart card stock. She created two piles of the texture paste as I did, but this time adding Dandelion to one and then Red Velvet and Tangerine to the other pile. The Red Velvet and Tangerine were a great combination!

After she applied her mixture to create an ombre effect, she smoothed it over with the Stencil Pal from Thermoweb. This helps give even coverage of the texture paste throughout the card front.

Once dry, I trimmed the panel down to 3 3/4″ x 5″ and added to a white A2 size card base using craft foam and double sided adhesive. I die cut the words Hugs from the Hugs die set, 3 times and layered together with connect glue. I stamped the small sentiment from the Mini Hugs stamp set in Obsidian Black ink onto white card stock. I trimmed the piece down leaving just a little border around the edges and added to the card front.

Card #3

For my last card, (shown above) I used the Rose Swirl stencil on top of a watercolor background I had previously created. If you don’t have any reinkers – no worries! You can smoosh an ink pad down on your craft mat and mix with the texture paste as I did. You can also just leave the texture paste as is without adding coloring it all and it will still leave a beautiful off-white matte finish.

Once dry, I trimmed the panel down to 3 3/4″ x 5″ and added to a white card base with craft foam using double sided adhesive. Instead of placing this in the center, I added it to the top corner so it left a border on two sides.

I finished off the third card but die cutting the word Wishes three times from white card stock and layering together with Connect glue. I stamped a sentiment from the Mini Wishes stamp set in Obsidian Black ink onto white card stock. Then trimmed down into a thin strip leaving just a small white border around the word and adding to my card front.

How To Make a Flippin Awesome (Waterfall) Card

Welcome everyone! The new Flippin’ Awesome die is flippin’ awesome! Way back in my early years of card making, I remember trying to make these and I think we called them waterfall cards. Using the new die from Lawn Fawn makes it so much easier and some super cool elements to add to it.


I have a card tutorial that you can down below or HERE on my Youtube channel. I explain the whole process and how easy it is!


I knew immediately I wanted to create a winter scene using the Yeti or Not stamp set. I stamped my images onto white card stock with Jet Black Ink. Then I used copic markers to color in my images. For the Yeti I used N5, N4, N2, Face: B97, B95, B91, Gloves: (could also just be hands) YG17, YG25, YG21, Horns: W4,W2, Scarves: R24, R22, R21, Tree: YG17, YG25, YG21, E23, E27, Ski Mask: N5, N4, N2, B0000, B01.

I ink blended Peacock Feathers, Wilted Violet and Blueprint Sketch for my background and spritzed with water to create an illusion of snow. I lined the bottom of the background with Pixie Dust card stock die cut from the Stitched Hillside Die for a snowy hill.

After trimming my panel down to 3 3/4″ x 5″, I added to a white card panel measuring 4″ x 5 1/4″ and finished off by adding my panels to a card base created from Sugar Plum card stock.

I used the same colors to create the small panels for my flip book. I attached them to my flippin awesome card stock piece with double sided tape to ensure a secure hold.

I used the banner included on the Flippin Awesome die to create a sentiment. I die cut it from white card stock and stamped a sentiment from the Winter Wavy Sayings using Juice Box and Merman ink.

Be sure to visit my VIDEO for detailed instructions. These are so simple to create and lots of fun!


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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!


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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Slow and Steady Reveal Wheel

Welcome back everyone! Today I thought we’d get a little interactive and make a Reveal Wheel card featuring this adorable Sloth from the Slow and Steady stamp set from Neat & Tangled.

I have a tutorial for this card that you can view down below or HERE on my Youtube Channel.

I used multiple products from Neat & Tangled to create this card. To start off with, I created my background by ink blending Ripe Persimmon, Dried Marigold and Mustard Seed Distress Oxide Ink onto Bristol Smooth card stock. I then attached the Hearts Duo Stencil over it and used the same colors to stencil in the hearts. I love tone on tone looks!

For the grass, I die cut the Stitched Slopes from Cilantro card stock. I then assembled my reveal wheel card using the background I created.

My sloth is stamped onto Neenah Solar White card stock with MFT Extreme Black Ink and then colored with copic markers. I used the coordinating die to cut out the sloth with my Gemini Jr. I also stamped the top portion of the stamp onto pattern paper so I could trim out the flag and add to my colored image.

The sentiment I lined up with one of the Skinny Strips die and added above my wheel sentiments.

I wanted to add another message to the card, so I stamped Let’s Celebrate to the inside of the card using the Piece of Cake Sentiments stamp set which paired perfectly together.

Here’s a look at all the fun messages this card reveals!

I created a board for you to reference on the copic color combos I used for the sloth and turtle.

I also have a board for the Distress Oxide Inks I used to create the background.

I hope you enjoyed creating this fun interactive card with me featuring the adorable Slow and Steady stamp set. I think this would be fun as a slider card too!

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