Monday, May 22, 2017

Gina K Designs– Fun with Fabulous Foil-Mates Blog Hop!

Hi everyone! Gina K and the team have received such amazing feedback on the new Foil-Mates, Fancy Foils and dies that we have decided to put together a special hop for you today! This blog hop is a blend of a VIDEO blog hop featuring tutorials from Gina K and a few members of the team, and a traditional blog hop featuring beautiful cards from other members of the team. Over the past few weeks, the Foil-Mates products have been flying off the shelves at Gina K Designs. Please be assured that if they are out-of-stock, they will quickly be back on the shelves again soon. In fact, Gina just stocked the shelves with a fresh batch of Foil-Mates, Fancy Foils and dies and more will be on the way.


Please enjoy the gorgeous inspiration samples from the team and then comment on each blog. We will be selecting one lucky commenter at the end of the hop and that person will win a $50 Gina K Designs gift certificate! To see who won, check the Big News Forum at StampTV a few days after the hop. Ready for some inspiration?  Here we go! 
I've paired some of my different stamps sets , also from Gina K. Designs, with one of the Polka Party Foil-Mates patterns. I used the Passionate Pink and the Turquoise Sea Fancy Foils on this same Swiss dot pattern today.


 I love sponging and stamping with these Foil-Mates! You can stamp or sponge before or after foiling. The foil will show through, just wipe your ink away if necessary, like in a resist technique. After applying the foil to the pattern, I stamped the greeting from my Twine Time and then the button, bow, and straight twine elements from that same set below.  Trace a drop shadow below all this with a GG3 or other gray marker.  I hadn't pulled this set out in awhile, I love it so! It just needs to stay on my desk, all these twine bits look so real!



Sponge on the coordinating GKD Turquoise Sea ink to the lower half of the card, and then stamp on the border from my Pretty Patterns 2 set in the same turquoise ink.  Card base is GKD Pure Luxury Turquoise Sea.





For this next card, I stamped my Fun Year Round frame in GKD Passionate Pink ink to match the foiled dots.  Next, I stamped on some of the round floral and heart elements from the set in GKD Black Onyx, Passionate Pink, and Turquoise Sea ink. I centered all the flowers over foiled dots in the pattern, and YES, the pink foil spot shines right through, even through the black ink, POP!  The pink cut heart is from the new Gina K single stitch circle die set.
  
This was the perfect size for stamping my round "thank you..." sentiment and heart button image inside!  I popped this up on another die cut circle from GKD Black Onyx cardstock with the Therm O Web foam squares.  Easy peasy, happy happy! Base is GKD Passionate Pink.




Passionate Pink Fancy Foil 


Turquoise Sea Fancy Foil

 We would like to thank Therm O Web for being such a great partner in the Foil-Mates line of products!

Ready for more awesome creations?! Just click on the links below for more from Gina and the Cast & Crew:

Melanie Muenchinger (you are here!)

Don’t forget to pop over to the Gina K Designs Store and check out all of the new products available this month in the “What’s New” section at http://www.ginakdesigns.com.


Thank you for stopping by!

65 comments:

Silke Ledlow said...

Melanie, I really like how you used the stamp sets with the foiled backgrounds...simply beautiful!

Sheri Gilson said...

Fabulous cards, Melanie! Really love how you combined stamps with the foil!

Lisa K said...

Love how you are showing the stamps with foil. The foil adds a little special touch.

Laraine R said...

Fabulous cards! Love the stamping & sponging with the foil. I will have to try this.

Chris said...

Wow! These are great!! Love the background stamp with the foil!

El Ivens said...

Wow, these are gorgeous. Thanks for sharing and inspiring us.

Pam said...

Super cute cards! Love the dots!

Judy I, St. Louis MO said...

What super cards. It was fun seeing twine time in action again. I need to get that out again and use it.

LaDona Flanegan said...

Again, you have inspired me to make awesome cards!

julie said...

I have that stamp and have yet to use it. This will give me inspiration. Thank you!

Deb said...

Beautiful cards! LOVE how you used the dots in the foiled pattern for the center of your flowers, that is totally cool!! Thanks for the inspiration!

BarbLibrarian said...

Love how you combined stamping and other techniques with the foiling. It makes them very unique. Thanks for the ideas!

Jeanne Beam said...

Beautiful cards. Thanks for sharing...

Adrienne said...

Thank you for all the inspiration.

Karen Hightower said...

the dots look like little bling you added to the background! Both are So pretty! :) <3

Golda said...

These are really pretty. Love your stamping and shading right over the foiled pieces. It gives it such a great look.

Ellen Panseri said...

Beautiful cards, have to try the stamps!

LauraB said...

beautiful cards. thanks for the tip that you can stamp over the foil and have it show through.

Sandy M said...

Great to know we can color over the foils without ruining the flashy color. Your cards are awesome

Mary Kay Werry said...

Such creative cards. Love using the stamps with the foiling (and keep forgetting to)

Lindsay Weber said...

Love these foil mates!!

Diana-Chuck Scott said...

Beautiful cards! Love how you incorporated the different stamp sets into them! Great ideas - thanks for sharing!

Donna Idlet said...

Beautiful cards Melanie...I love the stamp sets you used!

Verna Angerhofer said...

Beautiful cards and thanks for sharing how you used the stamps with them.

Bea Connor said...

As usual, great job-great cards.

Pk Marchand said...

Wow you gave me so many ideas and the twine stamp set and the circle one love both of those...I can see those in my future along with the foil. Thanks

78nsb said...

You make such lovely cards as always :)

Dawn S. said...

Great cards! I love the foiled polka dot backgrounds, especially for the centers of the flowers!

Dee Earnshaw said...

Love your cards, Today - they are so beautifully designed and colored:)

Retta Lutte said...

Well, I'm going to be pulling MY Twine Time set out tonight, too! Love the look you get with it. I don't have the Fun Year Round set yet, but just put it on my Wish List! Love that card, too!!!!!

Roberta's Artistic Adventures said...

As always, gorgeous cards, Melanie!

Annie C said...

Once again, inspired by your artistry!

robin holtman said...

Love your cards

Johanna said...

Each time I see some of what you do I am in awe of how many ideas and beautiful creations you come up with.

Kim said...

Great idea using stamps with the foil, especially the twine time, very cute

Patty said...

Wow!! An amazing & inspiring way to mix it up with stamps & foiling!!

Josephine Cox said...

Every time I come to your site, I find I need to get more of your stamps. Love love your work.

Robin said...

Great inspiration!!

Marilyn in Michigan said...

So clever to center your flowers over the dots! Such an inspiration!

Mary Holshouser said...

Loved how you separated the colors
on the first card. The circles
on the second are a fun addition.
thanks for sharing some great cards.

Carol Martin said...

That turquoise is so pretty

Jane S said...

Very pretty.

Gayle said...

Love that you stamped over the foil background and created an amazing card.

Michelle Cox said...

I love the twine stamp set.

Patty said...

Wonderful creations!!

Natalie Godfrey said...

Really cute cards! Love the colors.
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Sandy said...

Love both your cards. Can't wait to try making them!

Eileen Robertson said...

Your cards are stunning!

quilt4fun2 said...

I love how you used the stamp sets with the foils. So pretty. Beautiful job.

Joy Golinski said...

Great cards! Thanks for the inspiration!

mary said...

Beautiful cards, love the use of stamps with the foil, thanks for sharing

Susan Moll said...

Your cards are always so beautiful and inspiring! My favorite card today is the one using your Fun Year Round stamp set!

Judy said...

Pretty cards! Thanks for sharing.

Claire Brennan said...

Oh these cards are great fun Melanie, I'm going to go try stamping over the foils now! :)

Cindy M said...

Gorgeous designs! I just got The Pretty Pattern Stamp set Friday, I can see creating my own foiled backgrounds with this set!

Linda said...

Great cards and thanks for sharing.

Linda D.

Vonda Unite said...

I like your techniques using different stamps with the foil!

Susan Wareham said...

Love it how you always add stamping to your foil great cards

Janie said...

Your cards are so fun.

The Craft Princess said...

I love the sweet simplicity of your first card and the funness of your second card...nice work :) Hugs...Janie

Judy Woodland said...

Such cute cards. LOVE how you have used some of your sets in conjunction with the foil. My, oh my, oh my!!!! Both your creations are simply amazing. Gorgeous colors and wonderful designs. Thanks so much for all the great inspiration!!

Sarah Biswabic said...

Your cards are amazing! Love them.

Sue LD said...

Wonderful cards. I like the twine sentiment on the first one.

Nana Griffin said...

Great ideas. Very nicely done.

Amanda Dellamano said...

Beautiful cards! I love the polka dots!