Gina K. Designs Illustrator and Card Kit Blog Hop October 2019: Day 3

Welcome to Day 3 of the Gina K. Designs Illustrator and Card Kit Blog Hop!

The Warm Winter Wishes card kit
Tall Pines
Tall Birch
Seasonal Greetings incentive stamps

This first card features Gina K. Designs Metallic Blush embossing powder on the red velvet card stock. I used the small circles, open circles and the snowflake stamp to create a confetti type design around the Warm Winter Wishes sentiment.


Fun Idea: Heat emboss with metallic embossing powder to add sparkle and shine
A closer look at the embossing

Here is another card using Gina K. Designs Metallic Blush embossing powder, but this time on Gina K Designs ivory card base. Love the elegance of this color combination. This one uses a birthday sentiment, which makes this card kit so versatile!

Fun Idea: Create confetti with the small image stamps
A closer look
Fun Idea: Use multiple stamp sets to create a fun card
A closer look

This card uses a navy base and the Tall pines stamp set. I embossed with the Gina K. Designs silver embossing powder and love the look of the silver and blue together. This card also features the Seasonal Greetings Incentive set. This could be yours free with qualifying purchase!

You came from Melanie’s blog and after commenting here, head to Rema’s blog and give her some love! And mark your calendar for the Instagram Hop on Monday!

Gina K. Designs October Release Party

In case you missed the October release party live you can watch the replay on Facebook. I shared a few cards to the Gina K. Designs friends page, but you can see them all here! If you want to see all of What’s New at Gina K. Designs this month, click here.

Here are a couple of the cards which I created to share at the release party! Enjoy!

Fun Idea: emboss snowflakes on the background and use the brushes to resist the ink and make them pop!
A closer look
Fun Idea: Alcohol inks for a background. This was my alcohol ink background that almost ended up in the trash but I salvaged it with the beautiful Tall Pines stamp set!
Closer look: Check out the deep black ink!
Fun Idea: Use Lisa’s stamp image from You being you as an ornament
A closer look at the trio of trees

Stop back tomorrow for the first day of a 3 day blog hop!

Gina K Designs September New Release Day Two: Autumn Splendor Card Kit

Time to check out the Gina K Designs September 2019 Card kit called Autumn Splendor!

There is so much going on with this kit! It’s full of goodies like one and two step stamping, the amazing stencil and the coordinating dies! You will love it!

Let’s take a peek at what I made with the kit!

I started with a base which I brushed with skeleton leaves ink. The leaves were all hand cut (I know there is a die, we just didn’t have access to it, so I manually cut the leaves to layer on top) the sentiment is embossed with Gina K Copper embossing powder!

The second card uses a variety of green and yellow and beige inks on kraft paper. The smile die cut on white card stock really pops!

This card was stamped with barely there and colored with copic markers! I love the sentiment in black!

I used a stencil for the background using some fall colors. I love this sentiment. I sent this card off to Karen (who is in her senior year of college). She embraces all things fall! I miss her and sometimes sending a little note makes me feel less sad!

This last card is so fun! I simply used the leaves and embossed them with Gina’s rose gold powder. Oh my! On the black card stock it’s amazing! I die cut the hugs sentiment and embossed that too. This card is classy!

Here is a close up of the embossed die!

In case you haven’t been convinced to order – consider this incentive stamp Santana Rose, which you can get with a qualifying purchase of $75.

For this one layer card, I simply used the brushes to add green and turquoise inks to the stencil. I used the sentiment from Santana Rose ink obsidian amalgam ink. I added one tiny gem to the center of the middle flower! So simple! What do you think?

You should have come from Cat’s blog

To continue with the hop, head over to Donna’s blog!

Remember to comment on all the blogs in the hop and you will be eligible for a $50 Gina K Designs gift card (winner will be announced on Gina’s blog later this week)

Thanks for stopping by!

Gina K. Designs Card Kit & Illustrator Blog Hop July 2019: Day Two

Today’s hop features the new card kit: Pop Art Flowers along with Hannah’s Main Squeeze stamp set. There is a ton to share/show today!

Pop Art Flowers Card Kit

Hannah’s Main Squeeze stamp set
Fun Idea: Use stencils to create the perfect coordinating background strips

This card is a lemon drop base with some fun paper strips. I used the random dot stencil and the new diagonal stripe stencil to create these two strips of paper. One with peach bellini ink and one with key lime ink. The lime, grapefruit and lemon were stamped on the die cuts, then attached atop the strips of paper. I stamped the sentiment in black ink.

Fun idea: stamp some berries on the card and stamp some on dies to give card dimension.

This card features the strawberries from the set. I stamped some directly on the card base and then I added one die cut one. I used two small strips of black polka dot paper to enhance the card.

Fun Idea: Make your own patterned paper using stencils and Gina K Inks

I used the diagonal striped stencil with pink passion ink to create the striped layer and some black and white polka dot paper to layer underneath the flowers. Bubblegum pink and pink passion flowers with a few little innocent pink and sweet corn flowers thrown in. Each has a dot of glitter gel in the middle.

Fun Idea: Use the new electro pop colors to make beautiful bright flowers

Check out all these amazing colors. I used poppin pink, potent purple and blaring blue to make the flowers pop off the card! Aren’t they perfect with that sentiment?

Fun Idea: Use non traditional colors for a unique look

This card uses the leaf from the pop art flowers kit. You don’t need to layer the leaves to create a unique design. This is a sympathy card which also uses the the sentiment from the new incentive set called Layered Eucalyptus.

Incentive set: Layered Eucalyptus
Fun Idea: Mix and match your inks to create endless ideas with flowers/leaves

This card uses the leaves from the set (and the sentiment from the incentive set). Unfortunately there have been many funerals this summer so I needed to make several sympathy cards.

Fun Idea: Layer your main image to create a framed look

This card uses the new incentive set: Layered Eucalptus. I used the stitched oval die and layered it on the card base. The stamp layers were Soft sky, stormy day and moonlit fog.

Fun idea: use multiple color inks and a stencil to create a one of a kind card

This final card uses the new Funky Flourish stencil. The sentiment is from one of the sets in the card kit! I used the blender brushes with pink passion, bubblegum pink, and powder blue inks. Sentiment is stamped in black ink.

The full hop list is on Gina’s blog! You should have come from Donna‚Äôs Blog. I am the last blog on the hop! If you leave a comment on all the blog’s today you are in the running for a $50 gift certificate for Gina K. Designs store! Winner will be announced on Gina’s blog on August 2.