Gina K. Designs Release Blog Hop – Day Two “Folk Filigree” and “Signs of Spring”

The Cast and Crew for Gina K Designs welcomes you to another fabulous Inspiration Blog Hop! Gina, along with the Cast and Crew and Guest Designers, will inspire you with many beautiful ideas! And as you hop through their blogs, make sure to leave a comment on each of them because we will choose a few random comments and those stampers will each win a grab bag of Gina K. Designs products! To see the full list of winners check the Big News Forum at StampTV a few days after the hops.

Folk Filigree is  one of my favorite sets yet! I keep picking it up and finding more really fun things to do with it and more ideas to try out with these images. The stamp set (shown below) can be reached by clicking onto the picture. The Silhouette Cut Files for this set can be found for FREE HERE! All you have to do is log into your StampTV account to access them! I also have tip sheets for both the images and the sentiments in this set for you to save onto your computer! Folk Filigree Image Tip Sheet copy   & Folk Filagree- Sentiment Tip Sheet Outlined copy

Isn’t it nice to get something for free nowadays?

 

My first project and technique I have for you today is for this card:

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This card features a really great technique which I made a video for! (A note about the video: We are just starting to learn how to film video with our camera equipment, and my 16 year-old daughter helped me with this. There is a section of the video that is out of focus, and since I was making the card, I didn’t realize she was having so much trouble. No worries though, you can definitely understand what I am doing, I just wanted to make sure you knew that we knew it was blurry. We will figure this out! I know you will be patient with my poor soul!) DO try this technique! It is pretty special!

I hope you have a wonderful time hopping today!

Check out all the amazing designs and inspiration with these sets:

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Folk Filigree is Here, with Handy Dandy Tip Sheets!

Good morning all!

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If you missed the release party, here is the full reveal of Folk Filigree, which is now available at the store, as well as the free Silhouette Cut Files. I also have some free tip sheets for you on how to build these great sentiments and images! Just some ideas, and I am sure you will have more! Also, make sure when you get your stamps to send me your pins! I would love to see them and possibly feature them! If you aren’t following me on Pinterest, just hop on over and search Becky Oehlers!

TIP SHEETS:

Folk Filagree- Sentiment Tip Sheet Outlined copy

Folk Filigree Image Tip Sheet copy

 

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Gina K Designs Illustrator Blog Hop…and You’re Invited!

Tonight is the night! We are all so excited to party with you from 7:00- 9:00 PM Central Time in our forum at StampTV.com! All of the fun starts right here:  StampTV Release Party Forum

Today, the Illustrators  have put together a little invitation hop for you! This hop features stamps that will be released tonight! So come hop along with us and dont forget to add a comment on each blog…we will pick an random winner to win an awesome grab bag of Gina K Design Goodies!!

I have to say, friends, that I have not been able to put this stamp set down since I got it. Folk Filigree will be a stamp set you will fall in love with at first press. *sigh*. The endless combinations and soft beautiful cards you can achieve with this set takes you back to a bygone era, and if you are anything like me, you will love the nostalgia and sentiment behind these images.

I had a technique that I kept coming back to again and again with this set, and that was stamping off. Since the flowers in this set can be two step stamps, I kept coming back to the softer side of the base image and loved it. What I didn’t love was trying every single color to try and get it perfect, so I came up with a wonderful way to catalogue your ink and stamp offs in my video for you today. But first, the cards! Folk Filigree- Save the Date-1

The base of these flowers as well as the leaves and heart are all stamped off once. Isn’t it so beautiful? I added lines to the banner with a colored pencil and the rest of the bits are colored with copics.

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The second card I have today is all stamped off, even the centers of the flower have been stamped off using Tomato Soup ink. The stamping off also really helps on solid banners. It gives the sentiment (the only thing on the card that is not stamped off) a place to shine!  Here is my organizational tip and fun project for today!

 

Now go see what the other illustrators have in store for you!

Gina K

Beth Silaika 

Theresa Momber 

Melanie Muenchinger

 

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Gina K Inspiration Hop Day 3

The Design Team for Gina K. Designs welcomes you to another fabulous Inspiration Blog Hop! Gina and the Design Team will inspire you with many beautiful ideas! And as you hop through their blogs, make sure to leave a comment on each of them because we will choose a few random comments and those stampers will each win a grab bag of Gina K. Designs products! To see the full list of winners check the Big News Forum at StampTV a few days after the hops.

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For my first card today, I used Beth Silaika’s new set, Lots of Thanks. I chose to stack a lot of the greetings in this set together to make a fun text block full of different colors. I then took a spellbinders tag die and cut it. I was originally going to place it on the tag, but then thought it would be cool to use the silhouette of the cut out to make a focal band on my card, so I went with it! Using the button for where the hole would usually go turned out to really ground the tag look to it. I finished off the background of the card using another set that Beth designed called Lots of Dots!

My next card was a fun one! I wanted to make Debbie Corbari’s new Celebration Diva  stand out as the hostess with the mostest so I made her much different than your normal run of the mill diva! (Click on image for larger version). Pretty simple. I just used a pencil line and stamped along the line to create this fun card. Added some sequins to finish it off, and you have a great New Years hostess card!

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Now go an see what the other designers have in store for you today!

Check out all the amazing designs and inspiration:

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Gina K. Design Inspiration Hop Day 2

 

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The Design Team for Gina K. Designs welcomes you to another fabulous Inspiration Blog Hop! Gina and the Design Team will inspire you with many beautiful ideas! And as you hop through their blogs, make sure to leave a comment on each of them because we will choose a few random comments and those stampers will each win a grab bag of Gina K. Designs products! To see the full list of winners check the Big News Forum at StampTV a few days after the hops.

My first card is using Melanie Muenchinger’s new set, Stampers Favorites. I love this set, and think it may be my new favorite! I started with some Black Onyx cardstock and stamped the butterfly image using a glue pad. I then added Pearl-Ex pigment powders and then cut out my image which went on my gold and black base of the card. Before adding the image to the base of the card, I gold embossed the sentiment. I hope you enjoy!

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For my next card, using Carolyn King’s new set, Elegant FlourishesI started with the Gina K. Blue Denim cardstock and cut an A2 sized panel. I then used Blue Denim Color Companion Ink  and stamped the flourishes. I then put the panel inside of an acetate clear card base.

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After this, I embossed the birthday sentiment from Stamper’s Favorites inside using white detail embossing powder. I then took another piece of acetate and embossed the feather from Stamper’s Favorites in white and cut it out. I then adhered it using dimensionals to the front of the clear card base, finishing out the card. I hope you are inspired to try this yourself!

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Now onto the other designers!

Check out all the amazing designs and inspiration:

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Gina K. Designs Inspiration Blog Hop

 

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The Design Team for Gina K. Designs welcomes you to another fabulous Inspiration Blog Hop! Gina and the Design Team will inspire you with many beautiful ideas! And as you hop through their blogs, make sure to leave a comment on each of them because we will choose a few random comments and those stampers will each win a grab bag of Gina K. Designs products! To see the full list of winners check the Big News Forum at StampTV a few days after the hops.

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Here is a sweet birthday card I made using my new set, “It’s the Little Things”. This set is a perfect addition to your collection and has five animals along with other wonderful additions and wonderful mix and match fonts which will lend themselves to various color combinations. How many really beautifully sweet baby stamps do you have? These images are timeless little classics that will be a go-to for baby cards.

The second card I made for you today is this dramatic sympathy card using Theresa’s new set, Vertical Greetings.

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I used a combination of stamping off and full black for the background. I wanted the poppies to have a watercolored look to them. Setting this sentiment off is the large banner. Finishing it off, I used a scallop punch from fiskars.

Now it is time to hop!

Check out all the amazing designs and inspiration:

 

 

 

 

 

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Gina K Designs Illustrator Blog Hop and You’re Invited!

 YOU’RE INVITED!!

Tonight is the night! We are all so excited to party with you from 7:00- 9:00 PM Central Time in our forum at StampTV.com! All of the fun starts right here:  StampTV Release Party Forum

Today, the Illustrators and some of the Design Team have put together a little invitation hop for you! This hop features stamps that will be released tonight! So come hop along with us and dont forget to add a comment on each blog…we will pick an random winner to win an awesome grab bag of Gina K Design Goodies!!

My new stamp set called “It’s the Little Things” is big on the little for the wee ones in your life. I have jammed this set full of images for a small price, and lots of nice little sentiments to go along with them in mixed fonts.

The first card I will show you today is a little 4×4 card I made. I love this little fox!

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The second card I made features this sweet elephant looking up to the moon. I embossed him in white and used the Gina K Moonlit Fog card stock. I love the moon and clouds in this set, too. They are so sweet.

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Go and see what the other illustrators have in store for you today!

 

Gina

Becky <——– You Are Here

Beth

Carolyn

Debbie

Melanie

Theresa

 

 

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Moxie Fab Thanks Blog Hop!

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Hello all!

If you just cam from Kim’s blog, you are in the right place! I am so happy to be participating in thanking Cath for the wonderful Moxielicious inspiration she has given us, and let us share in the last few years. She is an inspiration to us all and will be greatly missed!! So Cath, this is for you!

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Thanks so much for letting me show you my send-off to this wonderful spirit, and Cath, I hope you are touched infinitely by what is shared today. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts!  Now, off you go to Donna Mikasa’s blog!

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Gina K. Designs / Faber-Castell Blog Hop

 

 

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“Welcome to the first ever Gina K. Designs/Faber-Castell Blog Hop!  We are so excited to team up with the Faber-Castell designers! Both incredibly talented design teams are sure to WOW you with their many beautiful, creative ideas for using Gina K. and Faber-Castell products together. 
As you hop through the GKD blogs, make sure to leave a comment, because each day a random comment will be chosen and that stamper will receive a Gina K. Designs stamp set of their choice (up to a $24.95 value)!
Pop over to the Faber-Castell Blog (http://designmemorycraft.typepad.com) and leave a comment for a chance to win a Designing With Gelatos Kit, too!
We have a full week of amazing inspiration to share with you, so let’s get started!”
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This card was so much fun to make! When I got my package of goodies from Faber-Castell, I immediately opened the Gelatos because I have heard so many great things about them. I knew I wanted to make a card using the  ”Fleece Navibaa” stamp set.  Looking at my new Gelatos, I thought it would be fun to make this little guy a Super Ewe!  I took strips of 1/4 inch paper and colored them with the Gelatos on both sides of the paper. I used a wet paintbrush to even out the colors which also brought out the shine of the pigment in them. Really pretty! I then curled the paper so you could see the underside colors and so it would give fun movement to the flying ewe!
I then colored the sheep using the Faber-Castell watercolor pencils. The grey selection was perfect as their were three shades to choose from.
If you haven’t seen the other two artist’s blogs today, go and hop on over to Faber-Castell  to comment all week!
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Gina K. Blog Hop – Introducing Poster Board Christmas

The Design Team for Gina K. Designs welcomes you to another fabulous Inspiration Blog Hop! Gina and the Design Team will inspire you with many beautiful ideas! And as you hop through their blogs, make sure to leave a comment on each of them because we will choose a few random comments and those stampers will each win a grab bag of Gina K. Designs products! To see the full list of winners check the Big News Forum at StampTV a few days after the hops.

posterboardchristmas4Poster Board Christmas is a set which includes two wreaths for any season, berries (which fit into both wreaths) three beautiful sentiments which have eye-catching trendy fonts and a stamp with Santa and his sleigh. I am showcasing this wreath with rhinestone berries. I just love Moonlit Fog cardstock with white embossing. It is so peaceful.

For my next project, I thought I would go chalkboard bold, which I also LOVE.

posterboardchristmasThis REALLY fun card features one of the sentiments from Poster Board Christmas as well as that topper stamp from my set last month, Beautiful Banners. I love what you can do with that stamp when you cut it in half. SO many cool options! Beautiful Banners is also the set with that great woodgrain background stamp that everyone loved in the last hop we did.

posterboardchristmas2I made a cute tag gift set to go with that card. It would be nice for the recipient to have some tags for their Christmas gifts, and this was so easy to do. Just some punches, buttons and ribbons.

I made some more tags too, for the rustic lovers out there! I love a rustic look, and think this woodgrain background sets off everything so nicely.

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Check out all the amazing designs and inspiration:

 

 

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