Friday, March 27, 2015

Delicate Damask Mini Hop

My oldest two daughters are attending a France Peace Program [exchange], where they get to go stay in the outskirts of Paris early next month! I could not be more jealous supportive [ha ha].  They are visiting many historical sites and museums, and they have to keep a journal, so I purchased these Kraft cover journals at Staples last month.  I stamped with my Damask set along with Lots of Letters [karen, paris 2015] and Fleur de lis!  I made a similar one for Victoria in green and white with the damask and fleur de lis!  There is a ribbon that is attached to the journal which secures a pen!


 there are two little pockets in the front which can store their museum tickets, their receipts and their treasures!  The trip of a lifetime with some of their best friends! 




When I think of a new stamp design, I like to see if the concepts can go together.  Obviously the fleur de lis and damask flow nicely together. But can I pair it with something as extreme as a halloween set? I think it works.  I took the orange base and stamped it with the line of damask images to create a great background. Reminds me of wallpaper or a couch!  The main image is from Wicked - as is the sentiment.  I heat embossed it with gold and added a gem to the candelabra. It was yellow, so I colored it with a spectrum noir marker! 


I really hope you love the Delicate Damask set!


I love all of your feedback on my clean and simple style.  Starting next week, I will be making a regular blog posts with a CAS style card.  I hope to make this a regular feature - to give you some ideas on how to use your new and old stamps, to create cards that have a clean and simple flair!

Stop by Monday at 9 for the first CAS Monday on my blog!



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Thursday, March 26, 2015

March 2015 Gina K. Inspiration Blog Hop: Day 3

The Cast and Crew for Gina K Designs welcomes you to another fabulous Inspiration Blog Hop! Gina, along with the Cast and Crew, 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.

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!

Did I tell you I have been on a watercolor streak lately? I have also had my heat embosser on a tear as well! This one I used the versamark on watercolor paper with white embossing powder and then used some watercoloring in greens and yellows to create the panel.  I mounted it on white to make the colors stand out! I love how the sentiment (from Lots of Lines) pops with black ink on the white. 




This is a tiny little gift tag with a clear embossed damask image. I stamped the image with versamark and then the sentiment (which is from Melanie's with black ink.  I poured over the clear embossing powder so that the image and sentiment would both be embossed.  I knew that I wanted the sentiment in black and if I clear embossed the damask, I couldn't stamp the sentiment over the top later! Luckily, the Gina K black ink grabs the embossing powder too! I added some white card stock under the green with some detailing provided by decorative scissors (talk about old school)! These are so easily replicable!~ 



This is a cute little window card I created! the inside has a glitter embossed image from the damask set along with the sentiment.  It was hard to photograph the glittered image - it comes out pink in the photo.
 here is a close up of the window! it is glitter in real life!



wouldn't that make a nice winter wedding invitation?


Stop back tomorrow for a few more samples with Delicate Damask!  One sample has an international flare! then starting next week  I will be starting a new weekly series:



it will feature cards with a clean style! cards which take very little time to make and are just as pretty as multi layer cards! Stop back every Monday for a new CAS card!

Ready for more awesome creations today?! Just click on the links below for more from the Illustrators and Design Team!!

Beth Silaika – Illustrator of Delicate Damask



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Wednesday, March 25, 2015

March 2015 Inspiration Blog Hop: Day 2

The Cast and Crew for Gina K Designs welcomes you to another fabulous Inspiration Blog Hop! Gina, along with the Cast and Crew, 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.


Did I mention yesterday that I have been obsessed with watercoloring lately?

This set proves worthy of watercoloring!

First - this mothers day card - embossed in white with some watercoloring:


This second card features a watercolor panel, offset on an ivory base.  Super simple black flowers from the set. 






Ready for more awesome creations?! Just click on the links below for more from the Illustrators and Design Team!!

Melanie MuenchingerIllustrator of Triple Play Frame
Beth Silaika <= me



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Tuesday, March 24, 2015

March 2015 Inspiration Blog Hop: Day 1

The Cast and Crew for Gina K Designs welcomes you to another fabulous Inspiration Blog Hop! Gina, along with the Cast and Crew, 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.

this card features the adorable images from Triple play frame by Melanie Muenchinger>  I used the detailed butterfly with white ink, then embossed it with some glitter.  I added a few gems, punched butterflies and some small butterflies from the set in blue. Clean & Simple!




This is one of my favorite cards from the release! I love the heart chain and knew I had to make it into a rainbow! You will see this release that I am slightly obsessed with watercoloring and embossing! I am not sure why! 

Here is another card with the heart chain. I colored the hearts in with spectrum noir marker and then went over them with a watercolor brush and white ink.  The sentiment is from Lots of Lines. Quick & simple birthday card!



Ready for more awesome creations?! Just click on the links below for more from the Illustrators and Design Team!!

Melanie MuenchingerIllustrator of Triple Play Frame
Beth Silaika <= me



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Monday, March 23, 2015

Gina K Designs March 2015 Illustrator Blog Hop

Today I am showing off a card which I made with my latest stamp release from Gina K Designs called Delicate Damask.  It features mix and match damask images with some elegant sentiments. More samples will be revealed tonight at the release party and even more on Thursday when the set will be featured by the design team!



This card features a pink base with the damask images stamped in versamark. I used the Happy Birthday sentiment with black ink and some beautiful ivory organza ribbon with some pearls on it. I love the soft look of the organza and the versamark together.

Keep on hopping with the rest of the illustrators:


Melanie MuenchingerIllustrator of Triple Play Frame
Theresa MomberElegant Florals 2

   then come by tonight at 7PM Central on StampTV for the Release Party - which is sure to be full of enough eye candy to give you diabetes!

Delicate Damask is now on sale at Gina K. Designs



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Pearls, ribbon




Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Gina K. Designs Inspiration Blog Hop Day Two: Northwoods 2, Happy Birthday to You & Birthday Essentials Stamp TV kit

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.


I guess it is the time of year to replenish my birthday card stash. I make cards for all the teachers and staff at the elementary school for our PTA.  Today's cards will be for them! I am a little behind! Birthday Essentials Stamp TV kit to the RESCUE!






This first card was fun to color with Spectrum Noir.  I stamped the images in black. 



This card was fun to make. I love the way the white ink pops off the card! I used bakers twine for the stem of the acrylic flower. It was from my stash!  





This card was created with by lining up some post it notes 1/3 of the way from the top of the card. I used a variety of inks and the images from the Birthday Blessings kit to create this card. I stamped the sentiment in black and then went over it with a black sparkle pen.  




This card is very simple, yet the card could be used for a man or woman.  White ink on craft just POPS!
Sentiment in dark chocolate.





Theresa's Northwoods 2 set was fun to work with. I stamped the trees in moss, then slightly offset in white ink to create snow. I used a watercolor brush with the white ink to create the snowscape on the bottom and spritzed the card with some shimmer spray.  I guess I was inspired by our -15* cold weather!




This final card was stamped with black ink and colored with both spectrum noir markers and then I added a hint of white ink with the watercolor brush. I used  I stamped the images in black.  I used two colors of bakers twine on the card (hot pink and black).  








Ready for more awesome creations?! Just click on the links below for more from the Illustrators and Design Team!!

Theresa MomberIllustrator of Northwoods 2


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Monday, January 19, 2015

Gina K. Designs Inspiration Blog Hop Day One: Stately Flowers 9 & Knit Wit Diva

The Cast and Crew for Gina K Designs welcomes you to another fabulous Inspiration Blog Hop! Gina, along with the Cast and Crew, 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.



 Melanie's set includes wonderful sentiments along with beautiful floral images. This pink on pink design with a hit of white and bling! You know this is going to be Lee Murphy's favorite!

It is so hard to see the shimmer of the flowers on this clean and simple card. I used a watercolor brush with shimmery gold ink on the edges of the flowers. It sparkles so beautifully!



The shimmery ivory base of this card is not captured in the photograph (I have such a hard time photographing the white/ivory cards).  This is a simple design with the passionate pink sentiment cut out with the flower die. I thought it looked like a ball of yarn. I used beige thread and dyed it hot pink with a spectrum noir marker!



I used a distressed lines embossing folder on the base of this card. It reminded me of the fringy look of yarn.  Perfect for a card about knitting! The set had this basket of yard balls, so I added the sentiment and the knitting needles sticking out of the basket.  The thread is dyed blue to match the yarn on the card. I simply ran a spectrum noir marker over the thread and it dyed instantly! Only took a few moments to dry too!



This Diva was pretty easy to color.  I tried my hand at knitting last year during swim meets.  My knitting is still in my office - unfinished.  I guess I should bring it to the next 3 day swim meet and finish the blanket I started! HA HA!



Ready for more awesome creations?! Just click on the links below for more from the Illustrators and Design Team!!

Melanie MuenchingerIllustrator of Stately Flowers 9
Debbie CorbariIllustrator of Knit Wit Diva



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