Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Stamping Realistic Twine Elements: Tips & Tricks! Video

Hello!  My last video of 2015! Today I'll show you a ton of tricks for stamping the many elements in my Twine Time set: flowers, leaves, buttons, eyelets, borders and more! Grab your favorite colored ink pads and this minimal supply card goes together in no time. Have fun copying the design exactly, changing it up, or using these pieces to embellish any project!  Which pieces are your faves? :)

This set and all other products at Gina K. Designs are 25% off through December 31, 2015 only! You must use the code SAVE25 and hit apply when checking out for this discount. Happy shopping!

Gina K. Designs Twine Time  stamp set
Gina K. Peach Bellini, Moonlit Fog, Ocean Mist, Dusty Rose, and Black Onyx premium dye ink pads
Gina K. Pure Luxury  Peach Bellini (5 ½” x 8 ½”, scored at 4 1/4”), Black Onyx (4” x 5 ¼”) and White (3 7/8” x 5 1/8”) cardstock

Spectrum Noir BG3 alcohol marker, adhesive, sticky notes for masking

Happy New Year!!

Thursday, December 24, 2015

Last Post Before Christmas!

Hello all! Just a few Twine Time cards from the party that  I haven't yet shared on my blog, plus two new ones! 
You stack these spools on a portrait layout, or make a long rod like this one using the top and bottom of the spool for end caps. Fun, crafty card for all your stampy friends! (If only my stamp room was this organized! Refer to photo below for a reality check) ;)
 Can you relate?!
 Love these twine flowers and tucking the scissors into the spool for a different look!

Super CAS. Good for a guy.  Maybe minus the bow for your guy ;) Next video I think is tips for "setting" my faux eyelets!  Lots of possibilities and layouts with these, I'm excited! 

Thanks for weighing in on my team spool or clothespin post, ha! the next few videos will not *not* use either of this elements, because in truth, these were last minute addition to a set of twine sentiments, lol!  It's really "all about the twine", and I have a lot to share. Stay tuned! :)

In the busyness of the season, I hope you've had time, or will soon find time, to reflect on 2015. I pray you are able to enjoy a wonderful weekend with family and or friends, or if you are far from both, that there is a neighbor nearby you can seek out to fellowship with! My family and I are so grateful for the blessings of this past year, but most importantly the gift of Jesus.  Looking joyfully forward to 2016! Grateful for all of your business, love friendship and support! ]Hugs to you and yours!

Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Video: Two Step Stamped Clothespins

Hello! A new video just for you! You will love having ready-made twine greetings to stamp on all your cards with my new set, Twine Time!  Such a simple way to add pops of color and realistic looking embellishment, this set also includes lots of twine elements to dress up your projects, like buttons, knots, sewing props, tag accents and more. Whether you want to make a crafty sewing themed card or just use the large script sentiments for any occasion (which is what I really designed it for, but then couldn't resist throwing in a few extra images to accompany the sentiments!), this set is a must have.  Today I show two step stamping the clothespins and simple coloring and shadowing to make this CAS card come to life. I recorded this before I saw Gina's video! Just sayin'  ;)

Gina K. Designs Twine Time stamp set
Gina K. Pure Luxury White base weight cardstock
Gina K. Basic Red Hot, Kraft, Ocean Mist, Fresh Asparagus, Black Onyx ink pads
Spectrum Noir BG3, EB1, EB2,GB8 markers

So tell me: are you Team Spool or Clothespin? No fair not choosing! :)

Monday, December 21, 2015

Gina K. Designs Inspiration Hop: Twine Time and Hippo Bird Day

Good morning! The Cast and Crew for Gina K Designs welcomes you to another fabulous Inspiration Blog Hop, this time,  for our December Release! We hope to inspire you with some beautiful card projections as you hop along. Please enjoy the gorgeous inspiration samples from the team and then comment on each blog for your chance to win an awesome grab bag of GKD goodies! To see who won, check the Big News Forum at StampTV on Thursday after the hop.

I hope you are loving my new Twine Time set as much I am! 
ATTENTION: NO TWINE was used in the creation of any of the following cards! (Some make it easy to forget, so just sayin') :)

You can put together a ton of different greetings with the twine script words in this set, and make that the focal point of your card. Here I stamped the twine in GKD Black Onyx and Cherry Red, and then used a white gel pen to dot or dash inside the twine to really make it pop off the Kraft. I love this look! If it looks or sounds like that would be time-consuming, it's really not, the same amount of time or less than having to color an image, and its like doing "dot to dot", no shading or blending, you know? I thought it would be fun to use the knot and crossed stitch to serve as XOXO hugs and kisses, just came to me while I was deciding how to finish the card! Use a BG3 Spectrum Noir or other gray marker to trace the underside of all stamped images.  Cardstock is GKD Black Onyx and Kraft.

Next, my good friend loved this one I made especially because of the scalloped stamped edge I added to the wavy cut DP using the long twine piece and half circle.  I'll show you in a video an easy way to do it!) I also stamped out and cut out some of buttons to use on the Prima flowers.  Don't forget to two step stamp the twine stitches into the buttons! Also, the spool looks really different when you stamp it in different colors. Patterned paper is from the GKD Love Letters pack.  (I'm not exactly ready for Valentine's Day yet, but it is around the corner and this would work with the "love" greeting!)

Finally, I know you're all done making your Christmas cards (Right? Right?? No, neither am I!) but here is a fun design with the clothespin, using the top of the spool as a halo, isn't that sweet? (The twine double bow fits just right around the pin, love it!) You can adapt this angel design to cards after the winter holidays using the "...angel's hands" sentiment in the set. :) Cardstock is GKD Pure Luxury Cherry Red, White and Fresh Asparagus.
This one you can also change to a birthday or thank you simply by swapping out the greeting and the patterned paper. I love how many wraps and borders you can make for your cards with the single twine piece and the little pieces!

Next, some super cute little (er, one not so little!) critters in this Hippo Bird Day set by Beth Silaika! Images are stamped in GKD Black Onyx and colored with Spectrum Noir markers, BG3, BG4, CR3, IB2, GB. To embellish the card, I stamped the twine and bow from my Twine Time set in GKD Innocent Pink, drew on a shadow with BG3, and then added a real button. Cardbase is GKD Pure Luxury Jellybean Green.

And since I managed to get every image from Hippo Bird Day in the card above, I wanted to use a greeting from the set that contains neither birds nor hippos, just a simple "Happy Birthday"! This one I showed at the release party, but wanted to share some details. I inked it carefully with three pads (GKD Wild Wisteria, Grass Green and Powder Blue) and then stamped up a little scene with my Twine Time set. (It goes with everything!) I love that you can use that one loop in the set to make a row of loop-de-loops the way I did on this tag, so fun as a trim!  And see the little tie for it? That's stamp two! Stamp it on the edge of your tag, ink it up again and stamp it underneath to make the tied part hanging off and pop the tag up. Easy peasy!  No eyelets used here, either! I love being able to add these stamps and then mask the single piece of twine in any length I choose to connect them! TIP: Punch through the center of the stamped eyelet image for added realism to reveal the layer underneath.

Ready for more awesome creations?! Just click on the links below for more from the Illustrators and Design Team!!

Beth Silaika – Illustrator of Hippo Bird Day
Melanie Muenchinger – Illustrator of Twine Time (you are here!)

Thank you so much for stopping by! Picked up your new sets yet? The shopping cart awaits! :)

Friday, December 18, 2015

New Sets from Gina K. Designs Now Available for Purchase

Twine Time is now available for purchase at Gina K. Designs! Thank you everyone for checking out our StampTV release party last night! I haven't completed my tip sheet yet because with 46 images in the set, there is just a lot to say! (Some I haven't even come up yet lol!) ;)We saw some wonderful ideas executed by my fellow design team members that will knock your socks off like the scissors cutting through a layer of paper by Beth , or using the clothespin and bow to make a little angel by Cat, and much much more!  See what i mean? 
Super fun, right??!!! by Beth Silaika

Stinkin' cute!!!  by Cathy Tidwell

Here is the party thread to check out the chatter and all the beautiful samples shared if you were not able to make the party. And these were just a peek! We have an inspiration blog hop with the whole team and the new sets next Monday. So mark your calendar!

Here is a short list, though, of sentiments you can make with the large twine greetings (and their cute little two step add ons!) to get you started, but I know I am probably missing a few combos (let me know if I did):

for you
happy for you
so happy
so happy for you
i love you
love you
love you so much
love you so
miss you so
miss you
i miss you
miss you so much
thanks so sew much
love and stitches!
peace on earth
thank you
happy birthday to you

happy happy happy

Have a great weekend and I will see you on Monday! (New video with my set on my Youtube channel if you can't wait! ;) I made it before Gina shared hers, lol, but there are several differences!  I like how give different tips, always different ways to do things.

Thursday, December 17, 2015

You're Invited: Gina K. Designs Release Tonight!

I'll be there, will you? :) Challenges, chat, prizes and lots of samples from the design team with the new stamps! So stinking excited for the release of my Twine Time  set! Thank you all for the wonderful feedback!

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Video: Interactive Knot Tying Card with Twine Time

Good morning! Today’s knot tying card is so fun and easy to make, and your recipients will be completely charmed when they open it! Perfect to go with this sweet sentiment of friendship in the  Twine Time set, or for a Valentine or to announce or congratulate an engagement or wedding, this interactive technique is a great use of your twine and these coordinating stamps. Releasing on Thursday, December 17th at Gina K. Designs, that's in two days, eek!  You are so gonna LOVE this set! It's one of my favorites, ever!

Gina K. Designs Twine Time stamp set
Gina K. Pure Luxury White base weight cardstock 4 ¼” x 11”, scored at 5 ½”
Gina K. Basic Red Hot, Kraft, Moonlit Fog , Black Onyx ink pads
Spectrum Noir BG3, EB1, EB2, IG3 markers
Scissors, hole punch, Gina K. Red Hot Twisted Twine 12-13”, adhesive rhinestone or metal dot

Hope you enjoyed seeing the new set in this video! I am having a blast stamping with it and have lots more videos and ideas planned. And if you 're not a sewer it's really *not* a sewing set, these greetings and fun little bits provide so many possibilities, just wait! What are you most excited about in this set fro the walk through that you saw? Tell me below! :)

Thanks for stopping by and your comment today, and please plan to attend our release party Thursday at StampTV!

Monday, December 7, 2015

Video: Two Step Stamping Friendship Pins

Hello, new video this week! I hope you all enjoyed the simple diaper card last week! Click here if you missed)!  Today's card using the pin again (from Triple Play Holiday) shows you you do't have to wait for a friend who's expecting to make use of these fun images! looks pretty darn real, right?? This card just reminds me of all my sweet besties! The long greeting is from Triple Play Fillers


Stock is getting low for the both of these sets, so order soon if it's on your wishlist (but we will of course reorder more!)

Triple Play Fillers 

Have a fabulous day! 
Hope you enjoyed the video, 
and that you find some time to play! ;)

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Create Flowers Inside & Out: Cutaway Technique Video

Hello! In today's video, I will show you how to do a very simple cutting and stamping technique with my A Year of Flowers sets to bring your floral designs from the outside to the inside of your card for a beautiful reveal.  These sketchy floral images for all seasons in A Year of Flowers 2 will be some of the easiest in your collection to color. You can do this! Please enjoy. 

Tip: Be sure to use a heavy sealed cardstock when doing this technique if using alcohol markers to prevent bleeding through when coloring on both sides. 

(Apologies for all the stumbles.  Too much caffeine today! Doesn't take much, as I am naturally caffeinated) ;)

Gina K. Designs A Year of Flowers 2 (or A Year of Flowers
Gina K. Pure Luxury Base Weight White (4 1/4" x 8 1/2", scored at 4 1/4") Passionate Pink (3 3/4" x 3 3/4") and Cranberry tart 4" x 4") cardstock
Gina K. Back Onyx ink pad
Spectrum Noir markers: BG3, DR4, DR6, CG2, DG3
scissors, adhesive

Thank you for visinting and your comments! Have a blessed Thanksgiving! I am thankful to God for making all my dreams come true. Every one!

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Video: Gift Card on a Card with Beyond Baskets 2

Hello! Today I will show you how to make a fun gift card holder on a card!  The container images in my Beyond Baskets 2 set are perfect for presenting gift cards for the upcoming  holidays, a birthday or any gift-giving occasion.  (And this set coordinates with all of my other basket stamp sets, just sayin'!) This is great way to use your designer patterned papers, and I also show you a thrifty tip for creating gift tissue on the fly.  Please enjoy! You can do this gift card on a card using the cardboard box pieces in the set, great for masculine cards. Bonus design in the video showing how to adapt this gift card design using the box and wrapped lid images in the set also, so be sure to watch to the end :)


Gina K. Designs Beyond Baskets 2 stamp set
Gina K. Pure Luxury White (4” x 5 ½”) , Kraft (3 7/8” x 5 1/8”),  Cherry Red (4 ¼” x 11”, scored at 5 ½”) cardstock
Gina K. Knitted Patterns designer paper
Gina K. Cherry Red and Black Onyx ink pads
Spectrum Noir DR5, DR6  markers
Scissors, craft knife, adhesive, foam adhesive squares, tissue or copy paper, bakers twine

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Video: Faux White Washed Wood & Fancy Corners

Hello! In today’s video, I will show you how to create a white washed faux wood grain background with your ink pads and cardstock. This gorgeous, direct to paper technique is perfect for fall and winter, masculine cards, or any time you want add a touch of nature to your project. Festive Frame paired with technique looks like a beveled plaque ready to hang! I also show you how to offset the floral corners in Festive Frame to make an even more abundant arrangement for this frame.  This fancy, multi layered card be made in just 10 minutes! Based on a design I created for my book, Fabulous Stamped Frames, with a few tweaks!)  I am lovin' how these inverted scallops are giving me "holly wreath"! :)

Gina K. Designs Festive Frame stamp set
Gina K. Pure Luxury White (4” x 5 ¼”) , Dark Sage  4 ¼” x 11”, scored at 5 1/2”, and scrap, 3" x 4” for oval die cut), Kraft (4” x 5 ¼”) cardstock
Gina K. White pigment pad, Dark Sage and Kraft premium dye ink pads
Scissors, adhesive, Gina K. Inverted Oval Stackers Nesting dies (2nd and 3rd largest dies), Gina K. Lace Corners die set, die cutting machine, foam squares, adhesive pearls

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Video: Faux Wood Grain and Pieced Panels

Good morning! In today’s video, I will show you a quick and easy faux wood grain technique with ink and cardstock.  This direct to paper technique is so versatile and is great for masculine cards or any time you want to add a touch of texture or nature to your design. The Inspiration Mosaic (clear or rubber-limited stock!) stamp set is perfect for this technique because it looks like joined panels. Changing the direction of the grain, along with some simple paper piecing, creates a very interesting, parquet-like pattern. 

As you can see, this set plays well with one of her other popular frame sets, Branching Out! Sponging and masking completes the look. Lots of techniques and tips packed into this video, so please enjoy! Be sure to watch to the end to see how you can later use the extra pieces of the frame to make a second, beautiful project. Note: Inspiration Mosaic stamp set is now available in clear photopolymer and will be demonstrated with the new clear version in videos moving forward. J

These projects today, plus 34 more, for my frame sets are in my book! Purchase Fabulous Stamped Frames book here

Fabulous Stamped Frames book 
Gina K. Designs Inspiration Mosaic, Branching Out stamp sets
Gina K. Pure Luxury Kraft (5 ½” x 11”, scored at 4 ¼”; 2 mats 3 7/8” x 5 1/8”and scrap) and Black Onyx (4” x 5 ¼” and scraps) cardstock
Gina K. Warm Cocoa and Black Onyx premium dye ink pads
Scissors, sticky notes, sponge dauber, adhesive, foam squares

And here is the card I pointed out in the book for your bonus 
"two-fer" project! Pieces are already stamped and woody. Just cut and paste on a black mat. Plant some tulips! (corners from A Beautiful Life, or use A Year of Flowers) :)

Have a beautiful day!

Monday, November 2, 2015

Gina K. Sparkling Christmas Inspiration Hop

Good morning!  Happy November (where has 2015 gone?) The Cast and Crew for Gina K Designs welcomes you to another fabulous Inspiration Blog Hop! This blog hop is for our October Sparkling Christmas StampTV Kit Release, and we hope to inspire you with some beautiful card projections as you hop along in the hop this month.  Please enjoy the gorgeous inspiration samples from the team and then comment on each blog for your chance to win an awesome grab bag of GKD goodies!  To see who won, check the Big News Forum at StampTV a few days after the hop.

Two of today's cards I showed at the release party last week, now with creation details. Two are new! Check it! :)
First, I have a very simple chalkboard design.  Just some White Gina K. Pigment ink and Black Onyx cardstock are all you need. I love wordy cards so I thought these stylized, big greetings along with the longer sentiments would fill the space really nicely, and the fancy borders finish it off.  Base is Cherry Red from the kit.
Next, here is clean and simple design with the reindeer. I just love lots of white space, and white space is perfect for a big expanse of freshly fallen snow!  Be bold and add some foot prints and a shadow (Spectrum Noir IG3), it will make this design spring to life. Base is, again, my favorite Cherry Red! Dot the "i" with some rhinestone bling. Done! (You can't see it from this angle in this photo, but I gently swiped my Wink of Stella glitter pen ALL over the white, so tilt it just right and it's all super sparkly!)

Here is a stepped up version with the reindeer, Santa's sleigh is sure to follow! Still just a single layer! Reindeer is stamped and stamped off in Gina K. Dark Chocolate ink. I added shadows to the reindeer (EB3 and EB5), and footprints are BT4.   Have fun adding some stripes or detail to the open scarves and socks for some individuality (JG5 and DR3).  Sponging and masking with Ocean Mist and Turquoise Sea inks to make a few drifts and cloudy sky really make scene.  Last I added a pearl I colored with the DR3 marker for a nose. Brr, I'm getting cold, are you?

Finally, the silhouette trees in this kit are perfect for a cold, silent starry night, with "the" star!  Stamping the trees all the way around the mat rather than just on the horizon easily create the effect of sitting in the snow looking up or standing in the middle of a clearing, gazing towards the heavens.  I sponged on first Gina K. Lovely Lavender to the middle of the Pure Luxury White mat, followed by Powder Blue, then Blue Denim and Navy inks around the edges.  Adding the Edible Eggplant to the corners and just a touch through the middle adds some mystery and that hazy quality of the milky way. You don't need as many blue inks as this, but it saves time not having to layer as much ink. Also, using both blue and purple tones, instead of just blue really makes the sky richer, and "inkier"! 

Next stamp the trees, both the single and the trio at random in the eggplant, stamping off to create distance, and making sure to vary the placement of trees as you go, some higher or lower or it will look more like a pattern of arrows than trees, know what I mean?  Always stamp silhouettes after sponging to keep images crisp, (unless you are going for a hazy look,  and that can work, too!)  Finally dot a sprinkle of stars with white gel pens (Big Pitt (for the big and Ranger for the tiny) .  I added a few small rays to the one in the middle (a small "x " and a big"+"), in the lightest area of the card (planned!) above the greeting to represent the Christmas star.  Base is Pure Luxury Powder Blue.
I love how it turned out!  You can do this!

Sparkling Christmas StampTV kit

And here are the lovely incentives this month!

If you missed my paper pieced owl cards with these knits, see here. :) 

Need any more convincing this is a great kit you need?  (and I didn't even bust out the included snowflake dies on these cards!) Well, alright then, go see what the rest of the design team has now, they will surely cement your decision, in the best way!  :)

Melanie Muenchinger (you are here!)

Hugs, thanks for hopping with us today!

Friday, October 30, 2015

Gina K. StampTV Kit Now Available!

I was only able to make it to the tail end of our release party last night, but I did manage to show a few cards before peeps left!  Here is one with the new Sparkling Christmas StampTV kit using this festive owl image!  I paper pieced the knit hats using several patterns from the knit prints patterned paper pack, FREE when you place an order of $75 or more! Doesn't that large mat look exactly like I pulled a furry sweater over this card? I used my BG3 Spectrum Noir marker (W5 for Copic users) to draw a shadow to the bottom of the hats to add dimension, this always spices up your paper piecing! Cardstock used here (Prickly Pear, Cherry Red, and White) is included in the kit.
Sparkling Christmas StampTV Kit
I also thought the end of the branch needed a little sumthin' sumthin' so I inked up just the tied bow from my twine border in Triple Play Holiday.  I used the diamond border from that stamp set as well to add more interest to the layers.

Have a great weekend, and a fun, safe Halloween! Inspiration hop with the Gina . design team Monday!

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Video: Creating Spinning Elements with Triple Play Frame

Hello! Today I will show you how to make a simple spinner card with my Triple Play Frame and elements from my Triple Play Holiday set.  The frame has the perfect layout and window placement for whatever interactive elements you create, and your recipient will love the motion!   These hanging sentiments are so fun with the patterned paper and all your holiday cards, and an added spinner makes projects special any time of the year. So many possibilities with the images in both of these sets to spin in these windows, sized to fit, for any occasion! Please enjoy! (Sneak peek, too, of the new StampTV kit patterned paper! Coming this Thursday! That's tomorrow!) ;)

Gina K. Designs Triple Play Fillers, Triple Play Holiday stamp sets
Gina K. Cherry Red, Prickly Pear, and Dark Chocolate ink pads
Gina K. Sparkling Christmas patterned paper pack (available Oct. 29th), 4” x 5 ¼” mat
Gina JK. Pure Luxury white cardstock 5 ½” x 8 ½”, scored at 4 ¼”
Spectrum Noir markers GB8 and DR6
Thread, scissors, adhesive, 1 ¼” and 1 3/8” (or 1 ½”) circle punches or dies

Thanks for visiting and for your comments!

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Video: Rock and Rolled Vine and Watercoloring with Ink Pads

Hello! In today’s video,  I will show you how to add multiple colors to the vine in Theresa Momber’s Vine & Butterfly set with the rock and roll technique.  The vine in this set nest beautifully inside the stamped frame from Triple Play Frame.  I will show you some easy watercoloring with an ink pad for the butterflies. Berry trio from Triple Play Holiday is the perfect two step accent for pops of color on the vine!  Please enjoy!
Isn't it interesting how purple this blue ink turns when you add water? I love it!

Gina K. Designs Vine & Butterfly, Triple Play Frame, and Triple Play Holiday stamp sets
Gina K. Pure Luxury White (4” x 5 ¼”) and Wild Wisteria (4 ¼” x 11”, scored at 5 ½”) cardstock
Gina K. Black nyx, Blue Denim, Jelly Bean Green and Fresh Asparagus ink pads

Stella glitter pen, adhesive, scissors, foam squares

Thanks for visiting!

Saturday, October 10, 2015

Video: Stamped Raffia, Tips & Tricks!

Hello! In today's video, I'll show you how to create different looks with the raffia stamp in Triple Play Holiday, as well as how to save time and get great results with this image, even when you aren't using it with the coordinating Triple Play Frame. This stamp is so versatile, which quickly and easily adds interest, texture and a faux layer to any project. Perfect for masculine cards, and fabulous year round!

Gina K. Designs Triple Play Holiday stamp set
Gina K. Pure Luxury Cherry Red (5 1/2" x 8 1/2", scored at 4 1/4") and white (4" x 5") cardstock
Gina K. Cranberry Tart and Sweet Corn premium ink pads
Gina K. Autumns Wishes patterned paper pack
Spectrum Noir markers BG3, DR3, DR6, CG2, DG3
1 3/8" circle punch (or die), brad, piercing tool or 1/16" hole punch, adhesive, foam square, scissors

Which look is *your* favorite? :)

Saturday, October 3, 2015

Video: Stamping Simple Stitched Vines

Good morning!  Today I'll show you how you can create your own custom vines, like I did on the Jelly Bean Green card earlier this week (thanks for all your comments!) with the stitched elements in my Triple Play Holiday stamp set. This time in some Christmas colors! The clear stitched border is flexible and allows for bending it in the configuration you need for your design, and the included images add beautiful detail, color and balance to your layouts.  This is a 5 minute card, but dding a simple drop shadow with a marker (1 minute!) adds so much dimension, you'll have to touch it believe they aren't raised stitches!  These versatile stamps are must have your projects. Don't you love this look? And so fun to design your own. Greeting is from Beth's This & That. Please enjoy!

Gina K. Designs Triple Play Holiday, This & That stamp sets
Gina K. Pure Luxury Cherry Red (5 ½” x 8 ½”, scored at 4 1/4”) and White cardstock, 4” x 5 ¼”
Gina K.  Cherry Red, Fresh Asparagus, and Prickly Pear ink pads
Spectrum Noir marker: BG3
adhesive, adhesive rhinestone

Friday, October 2, 2015

Gina K. Inspiration Day 3: Wild Blossoms and You've Got a Friend in Me

Good morning! The Cast and Crew for Gina K. Designs welcomes you back for our final Inspiration Hop for our September Release!  Enjoy the gorgeous inspiration samples from the team with exclusive sets Gina used at the Bella conference which can now be yours, too, like you were there! :) Be sure to comment on each blog for your chance to win an awesome grab bag of GKD goodies! !!   To see who won, check the Big News Forum at StampTV a few days after the hop.
Love the sweet images and sentiments in this set in You've Got a Friend in Me! (Can't help but think of "Toy Story" whenever I read or hear that! In the best way possible!) Trees, greeting and twine (from Triple Play Holiday) are stamped in Dark Chocolate, and the stitched row on both layers (love this stamped stitching as an accent, but also to suggest grass) is stamped in Fresh Asparagus.  Leaves are colored with Spectrum Noir markers, OR1, GB8, DR3, GB4, and CG2. I added a drop shadow (BG3) to the twine for dimension and little heart charm (also from Triple Play Holiday), stamped in Red Hot. Cardstock is Pure Luxury White, Kraft and Dark Chocolate.

Next up, we have Wild Blossoms!  Love this single layer card with it's romantic flowering vine!  I stamped the vine in Dark Sage and stamped off to create the lgihter vine.  I two step stamped the different blossoms in Peach Bellini ink and added just a few lines of Spectrum Noir to accent them.  Greeting is stamped in Dark Chocolate. I added some Wink of Stella glitter pen to the blossoms and sponged with the peach and sage inks.  One little adhesive rhinestone, and that's it!

Ready for more creation with these sets! Please enjoy!  Thanks for visiting today!

Thursday, October 1, 2015

Gina K. Inspiration Hop Day 2: This & That and Simply The Best

Good morning! The Cast and Crew for Gina K Designs is back with another fabulous Inspiration Blog Hop! More projects for our September Release stamps sets, so please enjoy the gorgeous inspiration samples from the team and then comment on each blog for your chance to win an awesome grab bag of GKD goodies!   To see who won, check the Big News Forum at StampTV a few days after the hop.

I tell you what, the silhouettes in the Simply the Best set just have the coolest, most interesting textures!  I stamped this leaf in both Black Onyx and Grass Green, and then colored the flowers with Spectrum Noir markers, LY3, CT4, GB4.  I accented the flower centers and around the greeting with adhesive rhinestones.

Next in Beth's Silaika's This & That, I love the three big scroll-y ampersands you have to choose from that work with so many different images, and all the fun words in a font that is both classic and modern. Tons of combinations and orientations to be made for your designs with these greetings! These are stamped in Sweet Mango, Wild Lilac, Ocean Mist and Jelly Bean Green. I stamped off the Ocean Mist ampersands so it would be easy to read the overlapping sentiments. Love the circle accents! To finish, I stamped on the bakers twine from Triple Play Holiday (dotting in whit gel pen to the twine on the colored base) and embossed the bottom corner with a dotted folder to add more texture and match the stamping.

A drop shadow on the ampersand by simply tracing with your marker is fast and really makes these sentiments pop. (Video coming up showing you how to create the stitched vines with the Triple Play Holiday set!) Sentiment stamped in Wild Lilac and Black Onyx and flower and vine in Wild Lilac, Prickly Pear, and Fresh Asparagus on Gina K. Pure Luxury Jelly Bean Green cardstock.

Ready for more awesome creations? Just click on the links below for more from the Illustrators and Design Team!!