Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Video: Create a New Frame and Frame Any Image with Triple Play Frame



Hello! Today I give my Triple Play Frame’s frame stamp a workout and a brand new look using the omission technique: inking up just a portion of the frame to create this wonderful open space you can fill with any stamped images, greetings  or embellishments you choose!  And like all my frames, this new open frame you create gives you FOUR new sketches for your landscape and portrait style cards.  A quick and easy way to add structure and style to your designs, this is fabulous for framing up any of the flowers in my Stately Flowers series. Here I demonstrate it with the dogwood from Stately Flowers 10, and share simple coloring with colored pencils.  (Magnolia in my other sample is from Stately Flowers 3) So many possibilities for rocking this “new” frame!  Please enjoy!

Note: My son mixed up some of my pencils, ack!  I realized after recording the 111 brown is from the Marine collection, but the Essentials collection does contain other browns.  No need to get both!

Supplies:
Gina K. Designs Triple Play Frame, Stately Flowers 10 stamp sets
Gina K. Pure Luxury Kraft cardstock 4 ¼” x 11, scored at 5 ½”
Spectrum Noir Professional Colored Pencils-Essentials (brown, green and white)
Gina K acrylic blocks-4” x 6” gridline and round 3.5” gridline

Here is the video I  mentioned for the Whitewash technique with Stately Flowers 7

Wednesday, March 15, 2017



Hello! Today I share how the different arced pieces from my Holiday Frame Fillers can be stamped and stacked to build beautiful thin or thick fancy scalloped borders for your cards!  So many ways to customize these for different holiday and occasions year round!  Please enjoy!

Supplies: 
Gina K. Designs Holiday Frame Fillers stamp set
Gina K. Pure Luxury Heavy Base Weight White 5 ½” x 8 ½”, Layering Weight White (scrap) and Innocent Pink (scrap) cardstock
Gina K. Innocent Pink, Grass Green, and Tsukineko Versafine Onyx Black ink pads
Black pen or Nuvo Crystal Drops-Ebony Black, acrylic blocks, Gina K. Double Stitched circle dies (3rd and 4th die), die cutting machine, adhesive foam squares

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Gina K Designs – StampTV Kit Inspiration Blog Hop – Day 2

Good morning! The Cast and Crew for Gina K Designs welcomes you back to another fabulous blog hop celebrating the new StampTV Kit! We hope to inspire you with some beautiful card projects as you hop along to each of the designer’s blogs!
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Today, we are featuring the stamp set called Happy Spring. These stamps are so much fun and versatile! These are perfect for spring!

Bold and Blooming StampTV KitWe are also showcasing the incentive set available this month called Through Thick and Thin. You will be able to create amazing card projects using these beautiful stamp sets! Have fun and be creative!
Incentive Stamp Set- Through Thick and Thin


Please enjoy the gorgeous inspiration samples from the team and then comment on each blog for your chance to win a $20 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 are a few of the projects I have created for today’s hop, again , only patterned paper, cardstock, stamps and dies form the kit and incentive set!

I was really taken with the sheep instantly and loved how she was sassy kicking up just one little heel. it got me to thinking she could tip toe across these die cut flowers.



Next up, this bunny is taking flight! there re a lot of ways you can use the balloon die cut, but I decided to just stamp the strings on to the background and then die cut three balloons from the patterned paper pack and trim of the string part , popping hem up on foam. This is such a great pack, so many fun prints! For the clouds, I stamped them, cut out, and then flipped them over to omit the outline, adding a little shadow with the GG2 like i used on the die cut bunny.
What a gorgeous incentive set this is! And prefect greetings for your besties! On this card, I mainly sponged but then added a few details with Spectrum Noir markers, like the stem and little darker yellow on the drkest parts of the flower. Not everything has to be perfectly shaded or inside the lines all the time, and I love the glow it creates on this flower and just suggesting color on the leaves! Mat is sponged with Turquoise Sea, Fresh Asparagus, and finally Wild Dandelion, to match the card base. Love these patterned chevron papers!

Last, I stamped this pair of flowers to go with the thick and thin greeting. It is easy to make your own stem with markers pencils, or pens!


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 and for your comments! have a fabulous week! New video from me tomorrow!!

Monday, March 13, 2017

Gina K Designs – StampTV Kit Inspiration Blog Hop – Day 1

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Good morning! The Cast and Crew for Gina K Designs welcomes you to another fabulous blog hop celebrating the new StampTV Kit! We hope to inspire you with some beautiful card projects as you hop along to each of the designer’s blogs! Please enjoy the gorgeous inspiration samples from the team and then comment on each blog for your chance to win a $20 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? Let's go!
Bold and Blooming StampTV Kit
Today, we are featuring the first stamp set from the kit called Bold and Blooming. These stamps are so much fun and versatile! These are perfect for spring! You will be able to create amazing card projects using this beautiful stamp set! Have fun and be creative! ALL cardstock, patterned papers, dies and stamps that I used below are in the kit!




These dies and images are so cool! i'm pretty sure they are supposed to be leaves, but all I see is butterfly wings! The Red Hot butterfly is created by stamping and stamping off the large and small leaf, and the Ocean Mist one by stamping and stamping off the smaller leaf and then flipping and repeating. At first this was a flat card, but when you have dies, you really ought to use 'em! It adds so much dimension to the wings, cutting these two pieces. Then those little bold curved pieces make the bodies and antennae, fun!! I added just a portion of the large floral piece to the corner and inside and added just a touch of color. I love it!

Next, I had to use some of the awesome flower dies! I love the different possibilities for the this detailed image with the line, so here I am turning it to use as a stem. I love when greetings are placed on the vertical, just to change things up! I added a die cut leaf (yep, it's a leaf this time) in case it wasn't obvious I was going for a stem!
Flowers are stamped in Ocean Mist and base is Turquoise Sea from the kit, these colors blend so beautifully. Flowers, leaves and fiddle heads are colored with Spectrum Noir.


Last, I guess I also see PETALS, surprise!! Make your own flowers, it's super fun to do. The dies and round flower stamps now work double duty as flower centers, and then just stamp stamp stamp the leaves for some ginormous blooms! Bold, indeed! Base is Fresh Asparagus.


Ready for more awesome creations?! Just click on the links below for more from Gina and the Cast & Crew. And surprise,a few additions for even more inspiration! This month, please welcome Carolyn King as a special guest designer to our blog hop! You may remember that Carolyn has been a member of our team in the past so we are all very excited that she is joining us in March to showcase her talents once again! Also, please welcome our new design team member Rema DeLeeuw. Rema has a fun and clean style and loves to work in watercolors and ink blending. You will instantly fall in love with her projects! Let's go!


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 and your comments, I love reading them and hearing which cards are your favorites! Check back for more inspiration tomorrow!

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Video: Single Layer Beach Scene



Hello! Today I show a simple seashore scene that you can create in minutes with just my Gifts from the Sea stamps and sponge daubers.  This was from my challenge last week, sorry for the delay in posting, I had a terrible cough and recording sooner just wasn't possible!  The textured sand and masked torn waves will take you and your recipient on a virtual walk on the beach!  Please enjoy! I hope you will subscribe to my channel.


Supplies: 
Gina K. Designs Gifts from the Sea stamp set
Gina K. Pure Luxury Heavy Base Weight White cardstock
Gina K. Moonlit Fog, Dark Chocolate, Edible Eggplant, Tomato Soup, Kraft, Ocean Mist ink pads
Sponge daubers, scratch paper for masking, acrylic block