Archive for the ‘Gina K. Designs’ Category

Tuesday with Tara {take 246} Tropical Foliage

Tuesday, May 5th, 2020

Happy Tuesday!  It’s Cinco de Mayo (the 5th of May) and we’ve taken the holiday as our inspiration to challenge you to create a TROPICAL card today for our Random Acts of Cardness!  (I considered going with TACOS or MARGARITAS as the theme, but this seemed like something more people could play along with… instead I’ll just have those for dinner tonight!)

My cards feature the fabulous  Toucan Paradise stamp set by Concord & 9th, which I stamped with classic Distress Ink on both mint & white card stock.  I wasn’t sure which I wanted to use for my card, so in the end I made two cards!  I paired my tr=opical foliage with a sentiment from Gina K Design’s Colossal Coneflower stamp set.  It’s got such a pretty script to it, so I inked it up ombre style to match my background.

These sentiments are perfectly shaped to fit in a circle, so I used a stitched circle die to cut it out from white cardstock.  I added a touch of Nuvo glitter drops to the ‘awesome’ and a combination of that and some white Nuvo Crystal Drops to my background, which I also splattered with white paint.  The finishing touch is some crinkle ribbon which I inked up with the same two shades of Distress Ink I stamped in- Peeled Paint & Broken China.  I absolutely love how the green & blue bleed together on the bias tape and dry with so many color variations!

Here’s my simple second card- the same inks & stamps on a white background, which I cut with an edge die and added to a green card which I white embossed the Paper Hug stamp on.  I kept this one super simple, the only extra I added was a few of the white Nuvo Crystal drops.

I hope you have an AWESOME day.  I hope you find time to create a tropical retreat in some small way… even if it’s just eating tacos or drinking a margarita!

Inky hugs,


Two Cards Using Gina K Stencils

Friday, April 24th, 2020

Hi All… Nancy here today…. and in an interesting turn of events, you get two cards instead of just one.  Although it might not be a real good prize… cuz honestly, I don’t like one of the cards LOL!  I was playing around with some new products and thought the card was OK enough to create my blog post, but the more I looked at it, the more I disliked it….

Let’s start with the good card….  maybe you won’t scroll far enough to see the card I don’t like!

I decided to play with the Paper Hug stamp that we used in this months blog hop…. Who can’t use some extra hugs these days?

I really love how this stencil looks with the multiple colours of ink.  It wasn’t a tough card to make.  I made sure to use my stamp positioning tool to ensure I got a nice clear and crisp black sentiment over top of the Gina K ink I blended on top of the stencil.

Items Used:

*Cardstock:  Neenah Solar White 110lb; Lawn Fawn Cardstock (from a rainbow pack)

*Images:  Picket Fence Studios A Paper Hug

*Ink:  Versafine Clair Nocturne; Gina K Blue Raspberry, Wild Dandelion, Sweet Mango, Grass Green, Lipstick (all from the Summer set)

*Stencil:  Gina K Mandala Burst

*Tools:  We R Memory Keepers Layer GuidesPicket Fence Studios Life Changing Blender Brushes

*Embellishments:  Pearl gems

OK…. so be warned, this next card is not my best work LOL!  You can stop here if you want…. or you can scroll to see the other card… totally up to you!

Items Used:

*Cardstock:  Neenah Solar White 110lb; blue foil; black

*Dies:  MFT Double the Smiles

*Stencil:  Gina K Sassy Stripes

*Embellishments:  Picket Fence Studios Paper Glaze Cornflower BlueNuvo Aqua Shimmer Pen

*Tools:  We R Memory Keepers Layers Guides

Shaving Cream Plus Inks

Friday, April 17th, 2020

Hello crafty friends, Kia here with you today to share Day 17 of Scrap’n Stamps 30 Days of Challenges which is to use Shaving Cream. I have a video for you to watch here.

In the video Lydia describes what she does once the shaving cream is applied to the card. I do not do this, I leave the piece to dry as I like a crisp look, which takes awhile. I left these for 90 minutes to dry, and they were still damp. So be sure to use freezer paper to wrap the panel when die cut to protect your plates, and when applying glue to the back place the panel on a paper towel.

 For the left card I used reinkers and alcohol inks for the middle and right cards.

As I wanted the backgrounds to be the star, I kept the cards clean and simple.

I used my Penny Black Elegant Stitched die for the card above and have added Nuvo Glitter Drops to the flower centres as well as a few falling from the sentiment.

Again, I used the Penny Black Elegant Stitched die on this card and the Hello die is cut 3 times, glued together, then I painted it with Nuvo Glitter Gloss.

For this card, on my card base I stencilled using my XO Mask stencil along with Opaque Matte Embossing Paste. I fussy cut the Heart and glued to the card base on the left side then used foam squares on the right side. The sentiment is stamped and glued to the card, and the you is glued on the left with a foam square supporting it on the right.

I have more of the backgrounds I made using this technique which can be found here.

  I hope you will play along today, and upload your creations to our Challenge Page.