Coral flower sympathy card

Mix and match sets for the perfect card

No sooner did I finish the first sympathy card when I got a text that a friend lost her father-in-law quite unexpectedly. This card features an ivory A2 base. The sentiment is from Delicate Damask. The flowers and other elements are from Made with Love . I used slate, lipstick, coral reef and moonlit fog inks. To get the splatter effect I soaked a paintbrush with water and soaked up a bit of lipstick ink from the ink pad. I gently tapped the handle of the brush to splatter it on the base. I recommend doing this before stamping all the images so that if you screw up, you do to have to start all over again!

With Sympathy

Use a stencil with the life changing blender brushes to create a unique background

The hardest cards to create are sympathy cards! A friend’s dad passed away suddenly and I wanted to send her a quick note!

I used a Gina K white A2 card stock base and the Autumn Wishes stencil using lovely lavender and wild lilac inks. I used the “with sympathy” set from Delicate Damask set. I stamped it on black card stock and embossed it with white embossing powder.

thanks for looking!

Reach for the stars

Sophie, Bella, Todd & I on Bella’s senior night

Fun idea: use your school colors for a grad card

Here is a quick card which I made (two of) for Sophie and Bella. This was for me to write an inspirational note for each of them for their upcoming sectionals meet – which is the culmination of their varsity swimming season this year. They’ve been practicing 3+ hours a day, 6 days a week!
I used a Gina K ivory A2 base and stamped the sentiment first in obsidian black ink. This is my new favorite black ink. It makes all others look grey! The stars are stamped in pine and obsidian (black and green are the school colors).

Supplies used: Gina K Ivory card stock, pine and obsidian inks, All Star stamp set

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 September New Release Day One: Majestic Peony and Happy Fall

Today I am participating in the Gina K Designs September New Release blog hop. Today we are featuring two new sets: Majestic Peony by Hannah and Happy Fall by Emily.

This first card was created for my daughter who is back to college! She embraces all things fall, so this was the perfect sentiment for the card! It almost smells of pumpkin spice!

Can you tell that this is my favorite time of year? These leaves with this sentiment- ack! I’m in love!

Majestic peony will make you swoon! Every card I made with this set made me say wow! I stamped the Peony with skeleton leaves ink and colored with white ink from the Gina k Designs white ink pad with a watercolor brush. I added a few pearls and the sentiment and it was soft and perfect!

This next card is my favorite. I stamped the Peony in barely there ink and then colored with watercolors. I truly love how this one turned out!

The full hop list is on Gina’s blog! You should have come from Mindy’s blog.

To continue hopping, go to Lisa’s blog next!

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 a few days after the end of the hop!