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!


DIY Ink Pad with Reinkers

Welcome back everyone! I’ve been so busy with work this week I haven’t crafted all week! I’m going through withdraws. I finally got some time in this morning and the first thing I did was try out this technique that Jennifer McGuire shared creating DIY Ink Pads with reinkers. Of course the minute I saw the video I ordered some reinkers in my favorite colors from Gina K Designs. You can check out Jennifer’s video HERE.

I’m using the butterfly from the Elegant Aster card kit. I applied Bubblegum Pink, Sweet Mango, Wild Dandelion, Key Lime, Ocean Mist and Wild Lilac reinker onto a baby wipe and applied to my stamp.

Then stamped my inked image onto white card stock. I created this beautiful rainbow butterfly. As you can see I did this quite a few times and every now and then shifted the baby wipe on my stamp image to try and tone back that Wild Dandelion which seemed to take over my image.

I die cut the images out with the coordinating die and attached them to a piece of Sea Glass card stock using the Gina K Connect Glue. I trimmed down any pieces that were over hanging and attached my panel to an A2 size white card base.

My sentiment which comes from the Hugs stamp set, is heat embossed in white onto Black Onyx card stock. Then added to a white piece and trimmed down to mimic a label. I thought this stood out nicely from the colorful background. I finished off the card by adding a few Sparkling Confetti around my sentiment.

What an absolutely fun technique! Be sure to visit Jennifer’s video for more details on to create your own DIY ink pad.

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Ombre Ink Blending CAS Card

Welcome everyone! I have a card to share with you tonight for the Gina K Designs Monthly Mix It Challenge that I’m hosting. The theme is Ombre Ink blending.

If you follow me you know I love to ink blend. This card took me maybe 15 minutes to make. Ink blending is such a great technique to add to a card and really packs a punch!

My card above, I ink blended Sweet Mango, Wild Dandelion, and Lemon Drop onto Gina’s Layering white card stock with a Life Changing Brush. Then I added the Crazy Daisy Stencil with White Glitz Glitter Gel. This has so much sparkle but really hard to capture the true beauty on camera.

I layered my card panel onto White card stock and then the base which was created from Wild Dandelion card stock. I stepped out of my comfort zone by using yellows but it’s so bright and cheerful.

The sentiment is heat embossed in white embossing powder onto black card stock and trimmed down to a thing strip. I added it to my card front with some foam squares for a little dimension. This sentiment came from the Hugs stamp set.

I hope you enjoyed today’s quick burst of inspiration. Come join in the challenge – there is still time! Three winners will be picked to each win a $25 gift certificate to Gina K Designs. Check it out all HERE .

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Gina K Designs April Blog Hop Day 2

Welcome back to Day 2 of the Gina K Designs Blog Hop for the April Release. We are sharing inspiration for the Elegant Asters card kit and Hugs & Wildflowers stamp set.

Don’t forget to leave a comment to be entered into the GIVEAWAY for a chance at a $50 gift certificate to the Gina K Designs store! Winners will be announced on the Gina K Designs blog on Friday, April 19, 2019.

My first card is using the Elegant Asters card kit. I stamped my images onto white card stock with Embossing Ink. Then added white embossing powder and heat with my heat gun.

Before die cutting my images, I’m going to add some color. I used Red Hot, Wild Dandelion, Sea Glass, Sweet Mango and Jelly Bean Green ink cubes and applied the colors with a Life Changing Blender Brush. Then attached the coordinating dies with purple tape and die cut with my Gemini Jr.

I attached my die cut images around my white card panel using Connect glue. Then I added this panel to a card base made from Sea Glass card stock. I stamped the sentiment from this set using Black Amalgam ink and die cut with the Small Circle Double Stitched Dies. I also die cut a larger circle from Sea Glass card stock and added to my card front with foam squares.

My next card is featuring the beautiful Hugs & Wildflowers stamp set. I randomly stamped my flower images around my card with Black Amalgam ink. I stamped the layering image over my outline using Innocent Pink Ink. What I really love about this set is I don’t have to align it perfectly. It’s feels more artsy to stamp them off center.

I die cut a circle from the center of the card panel and added to a piece of Whisper card stock. Using my Misti, I stamp the sentiment in the middle.

So simple and yet so beautiful!

I have one more card to share with you and that is featuring the Peaceful Florals Incentive set. You can earn this set for free by spending $75 or more!

To start my card, I heat embossed the Peaceful Florals with white embossing powder. Then I masked off a portion of that image with post it tape and ink blended Seedless Preserves, Abandoned Coral and Tattered Rose Distress Oxide ink.

Staying clean and simple, I just added my die cut Hugs words using Connect Glue. So simple but a powerful message.

I hope you enjoyed today’s inspiration!

Here is a complete line up of the hop. Be sure to leave a comment to be entered into the giveaway!

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Gina K Designs April Blog Hop Day 1

Welcome to Day 1 of the Gina K Designs April release blog hop! Did you catch all of the amazing inspiration yesterday? If not, you can check out my post HERE. I also have a video featuring the Elegant Aster card kit that you can view on my Youtube channel HERE.

Be sure to leave a comment along the way today for a chance to win a $50 gift certificate to Gina K Designs. The winners will be announced on the Gina K Designs blog on April 19th.

I’m kicking it off today with the new stamp set For the Grad. I immediately thought of the stamp set Wonderful World. The globe was such a perfect fit with the graduation cap.

Have you seen all the amazing new word dies? Eeek! I’m in heaven with this release! I die cut Smile from black card stock and added the sentiment from the For The Grad stamp set.

How about some adorable puppies? Melanie has created this stamp set Puppies Galore filled with puppy cuteness. Tons of elements on here to customize your own little puppy. I really wanted to color this dog black because that’s the color of my dog but I thought a red lab would be easier lol.

I used Chocolate Truffle for my card base and Hugs die cut word. That sweet sentiment is also off of the Puppies Galore set.

I added a collar to my puppy but Melanie included a few other images you could add. She thought of everything!

Be sure the leave a comment to be entered in the GIVEAWAY!

Here’s a list of the entire line up in case you get lost along the way.

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