Release Party Recap!

Hey everyone! I don’t know if you tuned in last night to the Gina K Designs release party but you can view it on replay! Last night my latest stamp set was released. The set: simply circular was something I dreamed up after noticing such amazing graphic designs all over (rugs, paintings, wall paper). I created many samples with the set and I briefly showed them during the release party (despite my audio difficulties). How embarrassing! I know the lighting wasn’t amazing when I showed them, so here is a close up of each sample:

Sandy beach base with champagne embossed circles. Also uses Emily’s Just Because sentiment.
Jelly bean green base with ocean mist and jelly bean green embossed circles. Also uses Emily’s Just Because sentiment
White A2 base with tempting turquoise, bubblegum pink, lemon drop and jelly bean green embossed circles. Also uses Emily’s Just Because sentiment

Next week there will be a bunch more samples during the blog hop! Be sure to stop back because you know a shopping spree is on the line!

Simply Circular is now available under the What’s new section at Gina K Designs!

Gina K. Designs Card Kit & Illustrator Blog Hop: Day Three

Welcome to Day 3! This is the card kit day! This kit is so huge! It features so many incredible stamps and bonus items! Check it out:



This first card features the incentive stamp called scripty encouragement (which is free with qualifying purchase). I used the stencil from the Heartfelt stencil from the kit with pink glitz glitter gel. on a black A2 card base. This card shimmers like nobody’s business! I used the incentive stamp with obsidian ink on Gina K. White. The heart stamp is from Happy Hearts, die cut and colored with copic markers.


This clean and simple design uses the beautiful flowers and the large ‘hello’ sentiment from A Big Hello stamp set. The flowers, stems and leaves were die cut and stamped with slate, sweet corn and whisper on Gina K. white paper and mounted on an A2 white card base. The sentiment is stamped in obsidian ink.

I hope you have a little time to hop around today!

You came from Arijta’s Blog

Next head over to Cat’s Blog

You can start all over at Gina’s Blog! Remember to stop by each blog and give some love to each of the designers so that they get your feedback & you get entered into the $50 drawing!


Don’t forget to mark your calendar for our Instagram Hop on February 5 at 10 am. You can stop by my instagram that day!

Gina K Designs card Kit & Illustrator blog hop: day 2

While I am not officially hopping today, I figured I would show you bonus cards which I created using my stamp set Happy Hearts

Quick clean and simple card

This clean and simple card features the sentiment from Have Faith and the open heart from Happy Hearts! The heart was colored in with a copic marker to deepen the image. I whipped up this card in less than a minute.

Traditional clean and simple valentine

This card uses the bubble heart on kraft paper. The images were then colored in with a variety of pink copics. Super simple card to replicate!

Be sure to stop by Gina’s blog today for the full hop list

Check back here tomorrow for day 3 of the card kit release – where I will be featuring cards that will inspire you to want the kit!

Gina K. Designs Card Kit & Illustrator Blog Hop: Day One

Welcome to Day One of the Gina K. Designs Card Kit & Illustrator blog hop! Today I am featuring the new set I designed called Happy Hearts. This set also comes with a coordinating die! The release also features a great new set by Melanie called Embroidered Flowers.

Embroidered Flowers by Melanie
Happy Hearts by Beth Silaika
Coordinating Happy Hearts die set

When I envisioned this set, I thought of all the times when the kids were young when I had to make multiple valentine designs for their class lists. I also thought how nice it would be to have this set for anniversaries, weddings or even thinking of you cards! I try to make my sets so versatile and multi-functional! I want you to get the most bang for your buck!

Clean and simple traditional valentine

The triple swirl circle with the micro-heart is so fun. I love to color in the tiny heart with a glitter pen or a marker! I tried to make it large enough for mix and match sentiments, while keeping it petite and delicate!

Embossed background gives texture and depth

This card uses a moonlit fog base. I love the way the red heart pops off the card! I used a stencil and heat embossed the background with white embossing powder! Sentiment is also heat embossed!

Clean and simple card on kraft

I stamped the heart image and colored with copic markers! Such a clean design, but easy to replicate or switch out sentiments!

Clean and simple

The red card stock just pops off the Ocean Breeze. I stamped the die cut hard with obsidian ink and loved the look with a few black micro-hearts.

Clean and simple sympathy card

I used the triple circle and added a few white gel pen dots and colored in the micro-heart. Sentiment from Layered Eucalyptus. Heart stamped on white and colored with copics.

Clean and simple rainbow hearts

These open hearts are easily colored with copics, watercolors or other markers!

So a few little housekeeping items:

You should have come from Melanie’s Blog

You will now continue hopping by going to Arjita’s Blog.

If you get lost and you want to start at the beginning, head over to Gina’s Blog!

Why would you want to start at the beginning? Well, if you comment on all the blogs you will be eligible for a $50 gift certificate! Tomorrow I will not be hopping, but stop back for day 3 (Wednesday). There will also be an Instagram Hop on February 5 at 10 am! Do you follow me on Instagram? Click here for my Instagram page.

Three step stamping

Clean and simple sympathy card

I love the sentiments in the Gina K Layered Eucalyptus stamp set. I created this clean and simple card using obsidian ink for the sentiment and a combination of blue lagoon, ocean mist and sea glass. Starting with the lightest ink and the largest stamp, I layered the eucalyptus on the ocean mist A2 card base. I love how it slowly comes to life with the multi step stamping.

Sympathy card

Mix and match stamp sets

This sympathy card features the open triangle trees from Holiday Trees and the sentiment from Have faith. I started with a neutral A2 base and used some watercolor paints on a piece of watercolor card stock. The triangle trees were stamped with obsidian ink.

Clean and simple card that can be especially treasured by the recipient.

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!