Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Video: Double Your Layouts, Double Your Fun!

Today, an idea you’ll flip for! I had my Triple Play Frame set out for the previous week's video, and I started monkeying around with it and came up with this, I love it! Here's how to flip my Triple Play Frame to create FOUR brand new layouts, with not three but six round windows to showcase your favorite images and greetings! I also use the Triple Play Fillers set to quickly customize this new design with bold details and pops of colors! Please enjoy!

Gina K. Designs Triple Play Frame, Triple Play Fillers stamp sets
Gina K. Pure Luxury White Heavy Base Weight (4 1/4" x 11", scored at 5 1/2") and Layering Weight 4: x 5 1/4" approx before trimming) cardstock
Gina K. Moonlit Fog, Red Hot, Blue Lagoon, Jellybean Green ink pads
Scissors, foam squares, acrylic blocks

I missed you guys last week! But, I'm sure you enjoyed Gina's CHA pics and videos instead, I know I did! :) Anyway, it gave me extra time to dream up some more ideas and videos for you!  Coming up!!

Thanks for stopping by today and thanks in advance for your comments!

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Liked it So Much I Had to Make a Video! Third Time's the Charm and DTS Technique

Yes, I did!  Scroll down to my post below to see the supplies list, or just click on the video to view the description on Youtube.  Hugs, thanks for watching! Then go take our challenge (rules and description in that link) on StampTV!!*  This might be my favorite card I've made with Triple Play Frame yet! :)

Oh!  A or B, which layout did you prefer? Butterflies on the left or the right?  Or, greetings on the left or the right? (if that's what's deciding it for you...) :)

*To be clear, the challenge is NOT about butterflies, frames, or Direct to Stamp, but I hope you enjoyed all these design choices of mine! See what our other members have already come up with in the challenge gallery here.

Monday, January 9, 2017

Challenge for You and a Prize!

Good morning, everyone! Today I have a new MIUM challenge! First of all, I hope everyone’s 2017 is off to a great start! Thank you so much for joining this week’s Mix It Up Monday on StampTV!  I’m excited to host 
My MIUM challenge – STV17MON2 for you this week is... “Third Time’s the Charm!”!  For this challenge, choose a stamp to showcase THREE times on your card, as a beautiful image always makes a real impact in multiples! 
Now on to my sample…You can, of course, add other embellishments, greetings, and have fun being creative with your colors (they can be different each time you stamp that main image, different technique each time, etc, just make sure it repeats three times!!)  I had my Triple Play Frame set on the brain when I was trying to decided what to make this week, but you do NOT need the frame to play along (just makes for an easy sketch, and lots of images to choose from)

You *don’t* have to have a greeting for each image, I just liked these from All About You!  This is the first time I think I have used a different sentiment next to each of the circles, and I love the storybook impact it makes, want to do it all the time now! I did a direct to stamp technique by swiping my colored pads into a gradient on each butterfly, and then adding some pierced dots like that were flying in and out of the frame ‘s layers, and finally tracing the underside of each butterfly to create a drop shadow.  I love how this turned out!! (Karen pointed out I also used three colors on each, but I wasn't thinking about that when I made it lol!) So glad I had a challenge to stretch me this week!

Gina K. Designs Triple Play FrameAll About You stamp sets
Gina K. Pure Luxury White cardstock
Gina K. Lovely Lavender, Black Onyx, Applemint, Turquoise Sea, Blue Denim, Red Hot, Peach Bellini, Wild Dandelion, Passionate Pink, Wild Lilac ink pads
Nuvo Black Crystal Drops, piercing tool, Spectrum Noir GG3 marker

Please don't forget to check out the challenge rules....
To view all of the creations for this challenge please click below!!!
And, please don’t forget about the yearly MIUM CHALLENGE!!!! Have a you heard? What a fun, stampy new year’s goal to work towards, and even more fabulous prize for the winner! Everyone who plays I know will all come out "winners" and grow as stampers, if you are flexing your stamping muscles each week! :)

Have fun crafting! Can't wait to see what you make!