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!

Hero Arts/Gina K. Designs Friendship Blooms set

I am super excited to be able to share this beautiful new stamp set which is a collaboration with Hero Arts and Gina K. Designs. I created a few cards to share how beautiful this set is!

Fun Idea: Color directly on kraft card stock for a unique look
Fun Idea: Add some sparkling gems for a pretty detail on your creation!

What do you think? The new stamp set is going to be available today:

click here => {FRIENDSHIP BLOOMS}

Gina K. Designs Card Kit and Illustrator Blog Hop June 2019: Day One

Today is day one of the June 2019 Gina K. Designs Card Kit and Illustrator Blog Hop. There will be so many cards featured over the next two days! Be sure to stop back tomorrow!

Timeless Beauty – Alicia Krupsky
Have Faith – Emily Loggans
Fun Idea: Add some sparkle to the perfume bottle to make it look crystalized!

This card is a 4.25 square, stamped with Gina K. black amalgam ink. I used some copic markers to fill the bottle and added some stickles glitter glue on the bottle to make it appear crystal.

Fun Idea: Use alcohol inks and a gold leaf pen for a one-of-a-kind background.

This card was created with alcohol inks and a gold leaf pen! I paper pieced the lipstick from the Timeless Beauty set and added Sparkle and Shine from the Sunshine Mini Set.

Fun Idea: Mix and match sets to expand your collection to endless possible combinations

I used the Gina K. leafy stencil with some skeleton leaves ink with the butterfly from Elegant Asters with Gina K. black amalgam ink. I used the sentiment from Emily’s set. The butterfly is colored with copics.

Fun idea: use a stencil to create endless background possibilities!

This kraft card base used kraft ink and the stenciled with the Sun Spots stencil using LCBB. The sentiment is from Emily’s new set, using black ink. I used a few strips of black card stock to complete the card.

Fun Idea: Pop up your images with foam squares to make them float off the card

This card uses the Gina K. leafy stencil with Gina K. whisper ink. The sentiment is in black and the Elegant Asters butterfly colored with copic markers.

Fun Idea: Create tons of backgrounds using alcohol inks and metallic pens

This final card uses a background image which I created using alcohol inks and a gold leaf pen! I stamped the sentiment from Emily’s set in the middle of the card and then added some of the background on the top and bottom, framing the sentiment. I added that Elegant Asters  butterfly which I colored with blues and purples (copics).

To be eligible for a $50 gift certificate to Gina K. Designs, simply leave comment on all the blogs. A winner will be chosen and posted on the 14th of June on Gina’s Blog:

(If you want to continue hopping, just click on Cat’s blog)