Monday, May 4, 2015

CAS Monday: Watercolored Wish Big

Welcome to another CAS Monday! 




I have decided that I really want to perfect that watercolor splotch look for my background.  Today's card used a pre-folded watercolor base. I taped off the edges and gave the paper a good soaking! I think that is the key to really creating a nice watercolored look.  I experimented with turquoise, blue and purples to achieve this look. One think you really need to do is walk away from the card. It's not a quick process.  first add a color, swirl it in the water, let the water puddle up and then add more color.  Walk away and let it dry.  Add a second color and repeat the same process.  For a deeper color, do not add as much water.  Push the colors around with your brush. Don't be afraid to let them bleed together.  

The image and sentiment are from Keep Calm which has so many mix and match sentiments. I love the wish big sentiment with the cupcake from the set!  I wanted it to look simple, but with a hint of bling, so I added some stickler to the candle and the cupcake wrapper. 





What do you think? Is this a technique that you have tried before?  What is your favorite color combination?


all items from Gina K. Designs unless otherwise noted


stamp set: Keep Calm



















Monday, April 27, 2015

CAS Monday: thanks so much

Thank you for popping in for another 


Today I am showing a card which I mass created for the First Communion thank you notes for Sophie & Genevieve. There is a coordinating envelope using the same color image from Delicate Damask.  Sentiment stamped in black.  



Super simple - easily mass produced!

What do you think?

I am not getting many comments on the Clean and Simple Monday series. Do you enjoy these posts?  I enjoy your feedback - let me know what you think and if I should continue the series!


all items from Gina K. Designs unless otherwise noted




Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Mini Inspiration Hop: day 2

A few members of the Cast and Crew for Gina K Designs welcome you to another Mini Inspiration Blog Hop! Make sure to leave a comment on each blog because we will choose a few random comments and those stampers will each win a Bring The Bling Stamp Set! To see the full list of winners check the Big News Forum at StampTV a few days after the hops.

Today I am featuring some cards with my newest set: Delicate Damask.  I have a great number of images and fun sentiments in this set. I hope you will like it as much as I do!



Do you ever get the "Mom I need a card now!" panic from your kids?  I usually respond with "What's their favorite color?"  The Delicate Damask set allows you to create a card in no time!  The longest part was tying the bakers twine!




I wanted to create something for today's hop with Theresa & Mel's sets too! 

I stamped images from all three sets in versamark ink and embossed it with clear.  I used red and pink watercolors to paint the background and resist the images. The sentiment is from Theresa's Elegant Florals 2 as is the larger fern. The miniature butterfly and the smaller fern and flower are from Melanie's Triple Frame. I mounted everything on a layer of black to make the sentiment pop, then added some sequins. 



Do you enjoy Clean and Simple Cards? Every Monday I feature a new Clean and simple card in my Clean & Simple Monday series on this blog! Subscribe to my feed or simply stop by when you pour your Monday morning coffee. It starts off you week right!




all items from Gina K. Designs unless otherwise noted


Do not forget to leave a comment to get a chance to win that Bring the Bling stamp set! And stop by the other blogs to give them some love too!



Beth <=me 
{you are already here!}







Monday, April 20, 2015

Mini Inspiration Hop & CAS Monday: hello friend



Some of the Cast and Crew for Gina K Designs welcomes you to another Mini Inspiration Blog Hop (and today is also Clean & Simple Monday!)


 Make sure to leave a comment on each blog because we will choose one random comment and that stamper will win a Lots of Washi Stamp Set! 

To see the full list of winners check the Big News Forum at StampTV a few days after the hops. Notice I said HOPS because some of the team will be hopping tomorrow too!




Today I am showing off two cards with my recent stamp set: Delicate Damask.  

This first card is stamped on an ivory pre folded card base. I stamped the medium damask image in a rainbow of colors, slightly overlapping. The sentiment from the set is stamped in black.  



The get well soon sentiment would work really well with the rainbow of images too! 

This second card is bold, while remaining clean & simple. I used a purple card base with black ink. The images are from Delicate Damask  and the sentiment is from Lots of Lines. I aded a few black gems to the card at the edge of the flourish. 




Please stop by the other blogs and give them some love too:



Beth Silaika (Illustrator of Delicate Damask)

Cathy Tidwell

Laurie Schmidlin











Monday, April 13, 2015

CAS Monday: Get Well Soon




Thanks for stopping by for another CAS Monday! I never stamp with orange. I am not sure why, because is is such a happy color!  I created this card with Delicate Damask on an ivory piece of card stock.  It is layered on an ivory base with a hint of orange polkadot ribbon. The damask images are offset from the card. I splattered the orange on the background using a watercolor brush.  The sentiment is also from Delicate Damask!




This could be easily replicated in any color! I may try it with blue, purple or yellow and maybe some bakers twine! 

Stop by next Monday for another CAS Monday sample! Thanks for popping by!



all items from Gina K. Designs unless otherwise noted




Monday, April 6, 2015

CAS Monday: Have Faith


Welcome to the second CAS Monday!I am so glad you stopped by!

The last stamp release from Gina K. featured three stamp sets (Triple play frame, Elegant Florals 2 & Delicate Damask). I was making samples for all three and decided that I wanted to try and make a card featuring all of them together. 
The large flower and leaves are from Theresa's set, the sentiment and butterflies, plus the small flower is from Melanie's set & the damask is from my set. I think the black gingham ribbon really pops the colors! I love these colors together. 


Tune in next week for another C&S sample!



all items from Gina K. Designs unless otherwise noted




Monday, March 30, 2015

CAS Monday: With Sympathy



Welcome to the first Clean & Simple Monday.  Everyone hates Mondays - so I thought that it would be something we can both look forward to: a new C&S card for you to view - and an outlet for me to create and share!  so grab a cuppa and kick up your feet!

Finding the right words when someone has suffered a loss can be so difficult.  This card is perfect to send to anyone going through a trying time.  

The Gina K. kraft base is 4.25 x 5.5.  I stamped the large damask image from Delicate Damask with Gina K white ink. I let it dry a few minutes before stamping the sentiment (also from Delicate Damask) on top with black ink. The sentiment could easily be anything from the set! It is a 2 minute card which is so quick to replicate - but the clean look of the white on kraft is timeless!









Stop by next Monday for another card on Clean & Simple Monday!


all items from Gina K. Designs unless otherwise noted






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