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! ;)