Monday, May 1, 2017

Gina K. Foil-Mates Day 2: True Friend and Wedding & Anniversary Cards


Hello again! The Cast and Crew for Gina K Designs welcomes you to another very special blog hop celebrating the new line of Foil-Mates products with Gina K Designs and Therm O Web. The entire product line of Foil-Mates products is now available in the Gina K Designs Store at www.ginakdesigns.com. We are so excited to show you our projects and inspire you to jump into the foil craze!
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Please join us and discover ideas that you can take away for your own cards and projects! Today we are showcasing True Friend and Wedding & Anniversary sets, with various backgrounds from the Foil-Mates line, designer's choice what inspired us first! ;)

No automatic alt text available. We will be selecting one lucky commenter at the end of the hop from a combination of all three days of comments and that person will win a $50 Gina K Designs gift certificate, so be sure to visit all the stops on the hop! 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!

Well, hello!! In the lighting in the room I was creating this wedding card in, this looked tone on tone, like gold foil patterned with gold sequins... well, it IS, but when in a different light or angle, these sequins turn totally DISCO ball!! That is ONE festive wedding! :)

These dies are sooooo cool! I used one circle three times to cut out two of the Foil Mate images and greetings form this pack, and the hearts dies from her Rectangle pack to cut out a negative heart window on the third circle, plus extra hearts to pop up all over! The foiled hearts are cut out from the gold foiled background in those spaces UNDER my layered circles, you'll never see the cut outs! The black and white hearts? Well, I made these for two dear friends who  are getting married in October.  He is black, she is white. :) I know they will totally dig this card!

THIS is what I thought it looked like while I was designing it, GOLD sequins on gold, lol!! These foils are full of surprises, I tell ya!! All good ones, of course... :)  Foil-Mate background is from the Swirls and Flourishes background set. Such elegant patterns!




This next card I am featuring a sentiments from the True Friend set with one of the Dots & Strings Foil-Mates Backgrounds. Well, always being the "flower-minded person" you *know* that I am, and *since* Gina said it was fine to show fun ways to use the stamps with the Foil-Mates, all I saw in this particular twisty pattern was flower centers and vines, natch!! :) I used my Fabulous Flowers stamp set to stamp my leaves next to the vines in Grass Green ink (to match the foiling I was about to do) and my daisy and sunflower images in GKD Sweet Mango and Red Velvet over most of the dots in the pattern, also stamping the sunflower over the foiled flower in the sentiment.  Card base is Red Velvet. View with to show off the fgorgeous foil shine and color below!


HERE you can see the gorgeous foiling with the Grass Green pack!  Die is from double stitched circles.

NOW! If you visited all the spots on the hops yesterday, you already know that foils work like a "two-fer"!  This is thriftiness at it's best, y'all!  If you just invest (and I'm talking a couple of bucks that will last and last and last, when I say "'invest"!) in a can of spray tack adhesive, you can use the negative parts of your peeled away foils for entirely new and fabulous projects!  
 How's that for stretching your product?! Here I used a piece of the negative Grass Green Fancy Foil piece I'd used for the greeting on the previous flower and vine card, adhered it to a piece of white cardstock by spraying on just a bit of adhesive (do this outside, please!!  No getting everything sticky from the glue or headaches from the fumes!), and gently smoothing on the foil, then die cut with Gina's new circle dies I also used on the card above.  The negative greetings look SO crisp and sharp, right?!  (BTW, if you see a dark line on green circle above, it is reflecting the line between those planks of wood, NOT a mistake! These shiny Fancy Foils are SO mirror-like!)
I will show some more "negative" bits tomorrow, plus more stamped tie-ins, so stay tuned!  Card base is GKD Pure Luxury Wild Dandelion and these fun flowers are cut using the flower element dies in the pack using GKD Pure Luxury Passionate Pink cardstock, and the leaf dies are from that same pack, BUT the leaves from those extra foiled Grass Green bits!  These big and  little flower dies both have a hole in the center, too, perfect for layering or using with brads (these white brads are from a past StampTV kit), no need for an extra punch. Love!!

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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!

61 comments:

  1. Absolutely beautiful cards. I love the stamped flowers!

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  2. Beautiful cards, love the mixture of the foil and cut out that are not foiled. Thank you for Sharing :)

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  3. LOVE your cards as usual..but love how you stamped your flowers all over that background, that is to cool! Makes me like that one more, and I liked it before...but the fact that there is room for stamping on it is totally cool!!!!

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  4. Adding the flowers and leaves with stamps is such a great idea!

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  5. These are all so pretty! I love the heart and your flowers look wonderful stamped on that background! Beautiful work! <3 :)

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  6. Wow, Melanie, your cards are beautiful....love every detail. Thanks for the inspiration!

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  7. Beautiful cards! Love you wedding card. I know the people receiving it will be thrilled.

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  8. Loving the Day Two foiled cards! Looking forward to even more ideas as I hop along!

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  9. Amazing cards! Really love the stamped flower background.

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  10. Beautiful cards, Melanie! I really love the design of your Anniversary card...it's so pretty!!

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  11. Love how you mixed in the stamping. Gorgeous cards!

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  12. What fabulous ways you used the foil on these cards. I like the idea of the stamping you did and then foiling the design too. They both are so beautiful!

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  13. I look forward to learning more on how to really use these foils. Thanks for the tip on the spray glue.

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  14. Awesome cards! And love all the ways you used the foils! Hope mine arrive later this week! Thanks for sharing!

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  15. Oh my loved how you stamped the flowers w/ the foil Both beautiful cards!!!! Thank you for sharing!

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  16. Oh my, your cards are ideas keep getting better and better. Don't know how you do it, BUT grateful for all the wonderful inspiration:)

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  17. Melanie you are the most awesomeness crafter thank you so much for sharing all your creative ideas I am in awe of your creativeness

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  18. Fantastic cards.
    The cards with the flowers
    are so spring-like and
    happy. It's been raining
    for several days (today is
    the only day with sun for
    while) and it makes me
    smile to see the flowers.
    thanks for sharing.

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  19. Beautiful and colorful cards, can't pick my favorite.

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  20. The foiling really packs a punch in your cards. Truly inspirational.Thanks for sharing your talent with all of us.

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  21. No surprise, they are gorgeous. I love the way the sequins changes the color. Beautiful cards. Thanks for sharing and inspiring us.

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  22. Love the negative foil use. j best bang for buck. thanks for sharing!

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  23. Loving your stamped background and the use of foil. Pretty, pretty cards.

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  24. You think totally outside the box and always come up with something unique. Amazing cards Melanie and I am in awe of your talent.

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  25. The wedding card will be a hit with your friends. So pretty. All your cards are awesome

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  26. Oh my! Love how you used the Fabulous flowers stamps with the the dots and strings, very creative!

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  28. As always your cards astound me. I love your creativeness. Thanks for sharing it and being such an inspiration.

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  29. Gorgeous cards! Love the "two-fer"!

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  30. Such beautiful cards! Loving these new foils!!! Great tip about using the negative...it turned out awesome! What a clever idea...thanks!

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  31. I love the dots & strings as a background. These cards are great. I like the circles and flowers you added to your card. Thank you for sharing your cards and your inspiration.

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  32. Fabulous cards!!! Beautiful and creative.....I'm loving the foil :) Hugs...Janie

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  33. WOW!! WOW!! You are so talented!! And smart!! What an awesome use of products!! Thanks so much!!

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  34. Fabulous cards. Love love love the wefding card.

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  35. All your cards are so beautiful. I love the flowers stamp. Thanks for sharing..

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  36. Oh, I love your thrifty side! What a great way to use the negative pieces.

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  37. BEAUTIFUL cards! Love that all over floral one....YOWZA!

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  38. Beautiful cards. Love another way to use your great stamp sets!

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  39. These are gorgeous Mel! Love, love, LOVE them! xoxoxo Seanie

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  40. Great use of the negative with the foil...definitely will keep that in mind to do!

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  41. Oh my gosh, Melanie! These cards are fantastic! Can't wait to try stamping the flowers over the foil dots. How clever you are!!!!

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  42. Beautiful! Can't wait to see what I can create when my order arrives!

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  43. Totally inspired and just adore the wedding card.

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  44. Your projects are really beautiful. I didn't even think about stamping with the foiling. That is just brilliant and you pulled it off perfectly.

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  45. you never cease to amaze me with your designs on your cards and on your stamps you create....simply stunning!

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  46. So much awesome inspiration! I especially love how you added the flowers and leaves to add that extra touch!

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  47. Beautiful designs! Love the addition of the stamps to these!

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  48. Awesome use of the negative foil piece! So resourceful! :)

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  49. Okay this is odd! I can't find my comment that I posted yesterday....so I am posting again! I love your use of the Fabulous Flowers that you incorporated into the card!! It's perfect!!!

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  50. Your cards are gorgeous! Your friends will love their wedding card! I also like the foiled background on which you stamped your flowers. How am I going to remember all you have taught us? Thank you for sharing.

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  51. the colors on your last card are gorgeous!

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  52. LOVE how you have gone outside the box with these. Stamping over the foil is GENIUS!!! WOW, just WOW!!!!!

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  53. Love all of your cards thank you for sharing.







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