Monday, May 14, 2018

May Release Blog Hop: Women of Faith and Anemone Wishes

Hello, everyone! Welcome to day 1 of our May Gina K. Designs blog hop! Today we are showcasing two sets: Women of Faith by me and Anemone Wishes by Emily Schroepfer.  After enjoying each visit on our design team hop, be sure to comment on each blog because we are giving away a $25 gift certificate to the Gina K. Designs store! Each comment you leave is a chance to earn the gift certificate! We will announce the winner on StampTV a few days after the hops conclude.

This is the card I made for Mother's Day!  I didn't get a chance to post it over the weekend because my mom was in a town for a visit. I also wanted to show this silhouette can be used with the hands if you mask, omit or trim them off. Here is one I made with a sentiment from Emily Schropefer's Lettered and Lovely.   All these girly greetings and the themes behind them are perfect to go with this bold Woman! :)  The stamping is the GKD Jet Black Amalgam and background was made with Distress Oxide inks again with the smackin' acetate technique like I did in my first video for the set, but I didn't get a chance to share the inspiration behind the ethereal background... 

For me it represents the transformative power of prayer. A quick tip I have that has really changed my prayers and prayer life if you have a moment? (If not, scroll to next card!)  We were told in a study not to "worry our prayers". This was a wake up for me how often I do this: present my requests and concerns but am still left feeling anxious because I got distracted or moved on before I had a chance to claim God's promises and allow him to still my heart and align my will with HIS will.  That is the point where fear becomes freedom and we can receive His peace, that whatever the answer is, we are covered.  God's got this! It's so vital we don't finish that conversation too soon!  Okay, next card, it was just on my spirit to confess that, I hope it helps someone this morning...

I had to share a sample with my Hands, Head and Heart quote! 
I love all these ideas I've been hearing from you since Thursday for this sentiment in your cardmaking and crafting! Here I did some no line coloring and colored with alcohol markers. I gave one marker a couple hard taps to create the little peach spatter on the mat and LOVE how it looks like pollen coming off!
Cardstock is White, Black Onyx and Peach Bellini.

I also enjoy "dressing up" this silhouette with other stamped images!  Here I stamped my girl in GKD Kraft and used the branch and bold flower in Lisa Hetrick's Hello Beautiful set, in GKD Jet Black and Lipstick.  I added her gorgeous hello greeting and a few dots with a pen to the flower centers to pick up the black.  Cardstock is GKD Pure Luxury White.

Finally, I love this dahlia image in the set, for when you really just want flowers and not a lady!  Coincidentally, these little pom pom blossoms are so fluffy and *just* about the exact size and shape of a jumbo sponge dauber!  Oh yeah, just ink it up and smoosh it down once, done and done! I used the new Plum Punch, Sea Glass and Tangerine Twist. Greeting is from the new Incentive set Wealth of Wishes, free with any purchase of $75 or more before shipping!  
These long greetings and fonts go great with all these images! And flowers always need butterflies, don't forget that!

Another with a sentiment from Emily Schropefer's Lettered and Lovely.  Ink and cardstock is GKD Ocean Mist. Patterned paper is from the GKD Bold and Blooming pack.

Here is a card using the Wreath Builder template and smaller images like the cross and heart.  Colors are Plum Punch and Lovely Lavender. I love this sentiment's gentle, encouraging reminder...

I have to say, I was feeling the love like never before in a release after sharing my Women of Faith set!  My facebook and phone blew up that night with thanks and congrats, I felt so loved and humbled. The set and people who inspired it are so dear to me and I am grateful and blessed you are connecting with it in the same way!  So this last one I'm sharing is "me," being thankful for for all of YOU! (Yes, I will definitely do a video of how to add the details to the face and hair)

I will be sharing a tips sheet on my blog with ideas for these images along with greeting combinations, I came up with about forty or fifty the other day!  I'll share the tip sheet on a day we aren't all hopping, so be sure to find your way back to my blog for that soon! :)

Let me know in the comments which cards you'd like to see demo'ed in videos first, okay? The set is flying off the shelves (again, THANK YOU!) so I hope if this is on your wish list you can order soon.  (I'll go ahead and tell you there is a coordinating set coming up in my next release, and you will want both to mix and match for sure!)

Ready to see what the team has to inspire and delight us with these beautiful stamps?! I am! Take my hand, let's go! :)

Gina K.
Melanie Muenchinger- Illustrator of Women of Faith-you are here!
Emily Schroepfer- Illustrator of Anemone Wishes

Thank you so much for visiting today!

Thursday, May 10, 2018

Video: Introducing Women of Faith

Today I am sharing a peek and card with my newest stamp set, “Women of Faith”, coming out tonight at 7 PM  Central!  This set was designed to honor so many special people and life events, and you will love this large silhouette profile that works for so many inky techniques, along with the other faith based greetings and images included. The ethereal background for this beautiful card is created with Distress Oxide inks, Distress Sprayer, and new butterflies!  Be sure to watch to the end to see a special quote that inspired my blog title and is perfect for stamping on the back of your cards! Please enjoy! 

Women of Faith stamp set will be available for purchase Thursday night, May 10th, 2018 at 7PM Central at ! Would love to see you at the party at StampTV, okay?! Join us!

Gina K. Pure Luxury Blue Lagoon (5 ½” x 8 ½”, scored at 4 1/4”), Black Onyx (3 7/8” x 4 5/8”) and Artist's Choice White (3 ¾” x 4 ½” and scrap for stamped butterflies) cardstock
Ranger Distress Oxide Peacock Feathers, Salty Ocean, Picked Raspberry, Seedless Preserves and Gina K. Jet Black Amalgam ink pads
Spectrum Noir markers: BT4, BT6, TB4, TB3, PL3, PL2
Gina K. 3” x 4” and 4” x 6” acrylic blocks, Mini MISTI, Distress Sprayer, scissors, tape adhesive, foam squares, heat gun (for drying), Gina K. Tidy Towel and/or stamp scrubber

Tuesday, May 8, 2018

Sneak Peek!

It's almost here! Oh, how I've waited and waited to release this set!  So many ladies, life events and answered prayers that inspired me to create it, and so much to share with the many images and greetings included!  You are going to love this one!