Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Gina K. Designs & ThermOWeb Autumn Stamp-n-Foil Release

Welcome to the Gina K. Designs & ThermOWeb Autumn Stamp-n-Foil Release!

Who is ready for Fall? I'm not - we just got back from our annual summer trip to the Outer Banks and the kids are already geared up for Fall Sports (which began yesterday). I guess that means it is time for pumpkin spice latte and some apple picking! 

I was in a krafty mood this time around, so two of the cards are made with Kraft A2 bases. I love the way the leaves look on kraft, stamped with Gina K. Amalgam Jet Black ink and colored with copic markers. 

This second card features the sunflower image stamped with Gina K. Amalgam Jet Black ink and colored with copic markers. It is on a 4.25 square card kraft base.  The Gina K. Gingham ribbon is looped through some small holes, punched on either side of the stem.

This final card is a foil card - using a tranquil teal A2 card base. I sponged the background in tranquil teal and jelly bean green inks and foiled with a gold sequin foil. The sentiment is stamped on Gina K. white card stock. The flower is sponged with tranquil teal ink and also foiled! I used a button with gold cord!

Trying this out: Here is a little clip of the foil in action - it is hard to see it in a photograph, but this little video show you how much the card shines!

I hope you enjoyed these samples! 

If you haven't already, swing by all the designer's blogs and give them some love! You will be eligible for a $50 gift certificate - think of all the foil you can get with that!!

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Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Gina K. Designs Hot Summer Release - Part 1: Day 2- Tropical Tidings, New Incentive (Inspiring Poppies)

Welcome to Day 2 of the Gina K. Designs Hot Summer Release (Part 1) 

Today we are looking at Tropical Tidings and Inspiring Poppies (an incentive set)

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These poppies are super fun to color - I used spectrum noir markers on the kraft base. The sentiment is so beautiful!

Theresa's new set (Tropical Tidings) offers incredibly beautiful images with some wonderful sentiments. This card was stamped and embossed in white on slate. I colored in the butterflies (hard to see), but it gives them a little depth!

Be sure to leave comments on every blog so that you are eligible for the $50 gift card! 

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Theresa (Illustrator of Tropical Tidings)

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Monday, July 9, 2018

Gina K. Designs Hot Summer Release- Part 1: Day 1 (This Girl Is & Unicorn Wishes)

Welcome to Day One of Gina K. Designs Hot Summer Release (Part 1)!

Today we are featuring This Girl Is (by Melanie)and Unicorn Wishes (by me)

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The card I created with Melanie's set features one of the small images from the set and a combination of these beautiful sentiments. I love the details - how Melanie used a small heart on the i in beautiful! I knew everyone would be showing the main image of the girl. I wanted to show how versatile sets can be when you utilize all the images in a set. I simply colored each flower with a spectrum noir marker and added a little white gel pen in the center of each flower.

This is the first set in a while that I didn't name after a family member. I really love the way this set is so fun to color! You can create unlimited combinations because these unicorns have manes and tails to color along with bodies and cute little feet. 

Sophie was standing over my shoulder as I created this two minute card (last minute of course). The sun and rainbow were colored with spectrum noir and then I used glitter markers over the top to really make it sparkle! 

This one is on an A2 passionate pink card base. I used the stitched oval die for the main image. I got inundated with graduation card requests - so this was my "out of the box" thinking for some of Victoria's friends!

Here is another graduation card - There are a few blue gems on the card to give it some glimmer and shine!

Sometimes I felt like I was coloring a "My Pretty Pony" unicorn.  This little unicorn is so plump and cute! Here it is on Ocean Mist.  The white ink was embossed to make it really pop off the black card stock.

Finally, this graduation card (school colors) features the stars and shooting star from the Unicorn Wishes set. I colored in each star with glitter pen. When I create a set I try and think of how I would use even the smallest stamp in the set!

If you haven't already, swing by all the blogs and give them some love! You will be eligible for a $50 gift certificate!

And a shout out to Todd, my love, on our 25th Anniversary (today)! Thanks for keeping it real and letting me do everything I do!

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And check back tomorrow for Day 2!

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Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Foil-Mates Summer Release Blog Hop

Things are still in full school mode here in the Silaika house! We still have about 2 weeks left until summer starts around here! Are your schools out for the summer yet? New York seems to suck every last bit of fun out of June! This year we have 3 graduations in the house (Genevieve is leaving elementary school, Xavier is moving up from middle to high school and Victoria graduates from high school).  I have spent the past few months in our schools substitute teaching (everything from gym to art, music to math!). I absolutely love it, but have had very little time to craft or create!

It also always seems that I am in desperate need of spring birthday cards this time of year, so with the Foil-Mates Summer release, I was able to fill my stash! 

Gina K. Designs Foil Mates collections are available in so many fun designs!  These new birthday designs are fun to use with ovals and circles!

 This first card features a wild wisteria A2 base. Then I used the wild lilac foil with the Happy Birthday sentiment die cut with the oval die.  I also used some of the polka dot background and cut it in a strip! A little corner rounder on the edge makes this shimmery purple design complete!

 This second card features a square 4.25 inch innocent pink base. I stamped small hearts in white ink (Emmy and Riley Flamingo). There is a layer of die cut black, then the Happy birthday to you was cut with a slightly smaller double stitched oval die. The foil I used on this is bubblegum pink! It is *SO* hard to photograph the shimmer and colors. This cute little square card is perfect to hold a gift certificate for those last minute "Hey Mom! I have a sleepover birthday party tonight!"

 This final card features an A2 blue lagoon base. I foiled the die cut frame and the star background with turquoise sea foil. I also stamped the sentiment in Turquoise sea ink. The sentiment is also from Emmy and Riley Flamingo. I was thinking how awesome this background would be in school colors for a graduation card! I used a little black stitched ribbon to break up the turquoise colors! This shimmer-tastic turquoise card is going into the birthday stash as well!

 This is just the start of the Foil-Mates Summer Release Blog Hop! Check out everyone's creations by hopping along! And there is always a give away - comment on all the blogs and you could win one of 3 $50 gift certificates! That can buy a lot of foiling! Winner will be announced on Gina's blog on Thursday morning! 

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Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Gina K . Designs 2018 New Colors Release

I am giddy with excitement! The new colors by Gina K Designs for 2018 have been released! 

Here are all the beautiful colors! There will be 24 sheep packs available! These colors are amazing!

Sea Glass, Plum Punch, Slate
Key Lime, Lucky Clover, Tangerine Twist
Coral Reef & Tranquil Teal

The ink pads and cubes will also be available! 

What the heck is amalgam ink?  Amalgam Ink is Gina K. Designs newest black ink. The color is Jet Black super dark. It can be used with Copic Markers, Watercolors and Colored pencils and Gamsol. This is going to be your GO-TO ink! It will be the one ink that does it ALL! You have to give it a few minutes to totally dry, or heat set it for a few seconds with your heat tool.


And who doesn't love being on a Sandy Beach? This is a great color ink, available in both full size pad and cubes!

I just got these ink pads and had one evening to play! I did a quick clean and simple card this evening and unfortunately the photo does not do this beautiful green justice!

This green is a lucky clover base. The ink I used was the new jet black amalgam ink! I used copic markers to color in the Liam & Leo from my latest stamp set: Liam & Liz Lion. It was amazing. NO BLEEDING! The colors don't run at all!  I am in love!!!

I wish there were more hours in the day to play with these beautiful colors! Check out what everyone else is playing with!  If you comment, you know there will be a reward - a chance for a $25 gift card (maybe you can fill your cart with some new colors)! Winner will be announced Friday! Let's get hopping!


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Friday, March 30, 2018

A Few More Liam & Liz (and Leo) Lion samples

Here are a couple of more cards which I created with my latest stamp set Liam & Liz Lion. This one uses an evergreen base with some watercolor paper on top. I use a wide tip brush and created the background. I added another layer of evergreen under the main image.   The images were colored with alcohol markers.

This card uses a Gina K. white base with some Gina K. Bold & Blooming designer paper on top. I used a stitched die for the main image and used the heart and sentiments on the edge! The images were colored with alcohol markers.

The set is now available at Gina K. Designs (Click Here)

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Wednesday, March 28, 2018

Gina K. Designs March Preview- Day 2: Introducing Liam & Liz Lion

Here is my latest set called Liam & Liz Lion. My nephew, Liam always carried around this adorable stuffed cat called Fluffy.  My mom and  my daughter's bestie (who is like my 6th daughter) is Liz! I think I will refer to the baby lion as Leo (that was my Great Grandpa's name)

This clean and simple card features the big Lion (Liam) stamped right on kraft with the "you are my mane squeeze" sentiment stamped in black. I used alcohol markers to color in the lion!

This clean and simple card features the baby Lion  (Leo) stamped on a Gina K. stitched circle die cut. The background uses white ink with the heart stamp on the innocent pink base. I used alcohol markers to color in the lion! The banner die cut in black for the sentiment, which was stamped and embossed with white embossing powder. I adhered them both to the base with foam dots.

This clean and simple card features the mama Lion (Liz), stamped and colored with alcohol markers. She is adhered to the watercolored background with circle dots. There are tiny little gems in the hearts. The base is turquoise sea.

This clean and simple card features the big Lion (Liam) stamped right on glossy paper with the "you rule" sentiment stamped in black. I used alcohol markers to color in the lion, the background and finally, the hat was stamped and colored with a gold metallic marker. Everything was mounted on a kraft base.

This card features the baby Lion (Leo) stamped right on a black stitched die cut circle with white ink (and heat embossed). The "be courageous" sentiment is also stamped in white ink and heat embossed. The base is jelly bean green and the ribbon is Gina K. gingham black/white!

The last card features the baby lion (Leo) surrounded by some watercoloring. The sentiment "I'm wild about you" is stamped in black on the banner die.  There are gems on the background to add a little bling!

Stop by each of the blogs below, give them some Gina K. love and you could be entered for a prize from Gina K. Designs! They will be featuring cards with my set (Liam & Liz Lion) as well as Lisa's amazing "Hello Beautiful" set!  There will be one $50 gift certificates chosen from the comments on ALL the blog posts! 

Thanks for hopping by today.  You should have come from Gina's blog and you are now headed off to Cat's creations!


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