Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Mini Hop Winner!

If you didn't see winner of the mini hop from last week posted in out StampTV Forum, here it is:

The winner was chosen randomly from all the comments that

 day, and the winner is:

MyAuntKathApril 21, 2015 at 12:21 PM

Oh, Melanie, these cards are so fascinating! I adore all of

 these. They are so different from any others I have seen. 

Love them all, but the port windows is just a fabulous card! 


Congrats, Kathie, you won the Bring the Bling set! Please 

contact me ASAP with your snail addy so I can put the 

stamps in the mail for you.

Kathie, please contact me by the end of today about the set, otherwise I will need to draw and post a different winner.  Thank you!

Friday, April 24, 2015

Video: Create an Oceanview with Triple Play Frame

Hello! I got *so* many wonderful comments about this card with Triple Play Frame and Gifts from the Sea this week, that I shot a quick video for you to see it come together. I also forgot to add a detailed supply list in my post before, so here it is! (I just made a single layer card on white in the video demonstration, but use a Kraft base plus a 4" x 5 1/4" white mat if you want it to be like the card in the original photo.)

This design is perfect for spring, summer, masculine and travel

cards: Bon Voyage, welcome back, or simply "relax"! Experiment 

with different ink colors to create a sunrise or sunset on the water.

I've also gotten requests for Gifts from the Sea videos, so I hope 

this inspires! Amazing what just a few little images can do to

create a sense of time and place... :)  I hope this also helps to see 

how lovely realistically drawn images look with this clean, graphic



Gina K. Designs Triple Play Frame, Gifts from the Sea stamp sets

Gina K. Pure Luxury Base Weight White cardstock, 5 1/2' x 8 1/2",

 scored at 4 1/4"

Gina K. Moonlit Fog, Ocean Mist ink pads

Spectrum Noir markers: BG2, IG4, EB6

adhesive pearls, scratch paper, 1 1/4" inch circle punch

Thanks for visiting, have a great weekend!

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Gina K. Mini Inspiration Hop!

Good morning!  Gina K. Designs has another mini hop for you! 
Just playing with some of our newest sets and loving that Spring is
in full swing!  Be sure to leave a comment on each blog as you 
hop through because I am giving away a Bring the Bling stamp 

I have gotten many requests for a card (well, a video for a card)
using my Gifts from the Sea (back in stock!), so I stamped up  
one with Triple Play Frame.  I got kind of literal with the 
windows here, don't they work nicely as port holes? Now we're
 cruising! This could be a single layer card if you prefer, with 
the shells cut out and popped up, or you can stamp them directly 
onto the white mat and just color instead. Base is GKD Pure 
Luxury Kraft.

Begin by stamping the frame on the white mat in GKD Moonlit 
Fogthen cover with the top half of the circles with the straight 
edge of some scratch paper. Be sure it is running parallel to frame's 
borders so your horizon doesn't look wonky! Cover with the frame
mask that has the three circles cut out, 
and sponge GKD Ocean Mist ink into the bottom of each 
round section for water. (Disregard theleafy stamped branch you 
see, this mask has obviously been used before!)

Remove the straight edge mask, so that just the mask with the 
three openings is left and lightly sponge more ink to the top section
to create a cloudy sky.  Stamp the birds in Moonlit Fog in one or 
more windows. Remove mask.  Add stamped brads from Triple 
Play Frame between the windows, and the greeting and shells. 
Embellish with pearls if desired.

Here is another spotlighting card I created with Triple Play 
Frame and Elegant Florals 2. I love using the frame's windows to 
color different sections of these tall elegant, flowers!  I masked the 
orchid together to have an extra stem and fill up more of the layout.
Cardstock is GKD Pure Luxury White and Charcoal Brown. 
Colored with Spectrum Noir markers: DG1, DG2, BG6, CR2, 
BP6. I used the mini heart spangles that were the free with 
qualifying purchase Gina offered a few months ago!  Too cute! 
(Using my stuff, take note, lol!)

Finally, I paired up Beth Silaika's Delicate Damask with my 
Triple Play Frame images, as there are so many ways to use the
frame's small elements to jazz up the damask even more! 
Super simple CAS with her border stamped in Black Onyx and 
adding my butterfly (Innocent Pink) and tiny round medallions in

And here I stamped the same border in Grass Green and added my
tiny flowers in Powder Blue above. Just add butterflies and pearls!

Now please enjoy ideas from a few more members of our Gina K.
Designs team!  Be sure to leave a comment on each blog as you 
hop through for your chance to win! Winner will be chosen 
randomly from all the blogs and announced on StampTV on 

Thanks for visiting and happy hopping!  Hope it gets you stamping

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Video: Triple Play Frame Goes Shabby Chic with Fabulous Frame Fillers

Hello!  In today’s video, I will show you how to make a clean and simple single layer card with a shabby chic look by adding elements from my coordinating Fabulous Frame Fillers set to the Triple Play Frame.  The little corner elements nest in between the Triple Play Frame's round windows to accent the belly band, and when added to this frame’s corners, the straight borders in Fabulous Frame Fillers and Fabulous Holiday Fillers are a great fit!

Gina K. Designs Triple Play Frame, Fabulous Frame Fillers
Gina K. Black Onyx, Kraft and Innocent Pink pads
Gina K. Pure Luxury Ivory Heavy Base Weight cardstock
Prima Fancies flowers, silver and gold brads, foam squares and Spectrum Noir markers CR2 and GG2

Thursday, April 9, 2015

Video: Triple Play Frame Your Embellishments

Hello! I hope you all had a blessed Easter! Today I show you how the Triple Play Frame is perfect for framing up your favorite dimensional store-bought or handmade embellishments. Stickers, paper flowers, buttons, and more, the round windows showcase each small piece beautifully, and the tiny stamp images in the set create coordinating finishing touches for a quick and pretty card. Heat embossing the frame and its accents make the card extra special, and creates metallic dimensional borders and panels that layering paper alone can’t achieve.  The greetings from Fabulous Holiday Fillers are a perfect fit, and butterflies from both of these sets make a delicate, subtle border (border not shown in the photo, but demonstrated in the video)

I found these wonderful dimensional stickers at Dollar Tree!  One dollar for a pack of 7, in so many different colors! You need these. I love how the wings are transparent, so lifelike!

Tip: Create your own layered butterflies using the butterfly stamp in this set stamped or embossed on two layers of cardstock, cut out and adhere at the body, then bend the top layer's wings. You can color the underside of each the way I did in the Stained Glass video.


Gina K. Designs Triple Play Frame, Fabulous Holiday Fillers stamp sets

Gina K. Pure Luxury Heavy Base Weight White and Kraft cardstock

Gina K. Black Onyx and Versamark ink pads

Spectrum Noir markers: CR7, LG5, IB2

Fly Stickers 3D butterfly stickers, silver embossing powder, heat gun, scratch paper

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Video: Two Step Stamp a Mini Garden

Good morning! In today’s video, I show you how to quickly create a miniature garden with the tiny two step floral elements in my Triple Play Frame set.  This clean and simple design works for just about any occasion and makes such a sweet statement on a plain white card base.  Masking grounds the scene.  If you want to use the frame, you can stamp small vignettes of the same flowers into each of the round windows using a mask of the frame over the stamped frame. I make just a couple changes during the demonstration to the card you see here. For more greetings and coordinating elements, I also used Fabulous Holiday Fillers set.

Gina K. Designs Triple Play Frame, Fabulous Holiday Fillers stamp sets
Gina K. Pure Luxury Heavy Base Weight White cardstock
Gina K. Grass Green, Red Hot, Wild Lilac, Sweet Mango, Blue Denim, Black Onyx ink pads
Scratch paper for masking, adhesive pearls or rhinestones 

Full disclosure: I stamped that butterfly inside when making my sample before the video to cover a smudge I got on the corner! But yes, it is always a good idea and looks better to use coordinating stamps on the inside of your card! (You've already got your pads and stamps out, so why not? :)

Finally, here is a modified garden design using the frame, which I show at the end of the video. Supplies are basically the same except I stamped the frame in Grass Green on Pure Luxury Ivory cardstock,  and stamp the "brads" in between the windows and at the corners and color the borders with alcohol or water-based markers. So you can stamp the frame in other colors than black or brown and still color it in! But keep in mind, they have to be lighter than the stamped border or else you will have to be *really* precise in your coloring, because any coloring on the border and the line will look a little wonky, know what I mean? Peace is stamped in Red Hot.

Hope you enjoyed this video and projects! As large as the frame is, those other stamps are really tiny but effective!