Monday, June 20, 2016

All that glitters is not Gold!

Hey y'all!!  Cat here, and thought I'd post more to the ole blog for awhile, like I used to,  instead of just at GKD release time!  Hope I dont bore ya too much!  :D

Wellll, I couldnt resist the craze right now, Foiling!  I did for the longest and then I would get card requests asking for some gold or silver or some kind of shininess on it and so I caved!  And about the same time I decided to look more into the machines for it, I also heard someone say the Anna Griffin Minc machine was 50% off on HSN AND on 2 Flex pays...I could not resist!  Plus it came with all kinds of fun stuff too.  And, short story is, I am having a blast with it!  Mucho fun!

And THEN Gina K comes out with...did you see them yet?  Color Me Cards and Color me Panels!!  They are sooo fun to color and to top it off, they can be foiled too!  Here is one of the panels I did:

I did a bit of spotlighting!  and the butterfly is also die cut and foiled...the whole thing , the coloring area is foiled and then also the oval frame is foiled!  It's sooo very hard to get a good picture of its shininess!

I tried to here though.  The butterfly is in pink foil too!  the super thin lines you see are some nail art tape i have and decided to try it to kinda from the sentiment.  I colored the images with copics after foiling.  someone said it would ruin the tip, but it did not mine.  I didnt like rub it real hard on the outline parts but I cannot tell a bit of difference! 

And the minc machine does a whole better than a laminator, which is what I was using.  But I dont regret buying the Minc!  :D

Ok, that's all for now.  I think we might have a blog hop coming up soon, just for some of Claire's sets that we didnt showcase before, but thats not written in stone!  haha!

Have a wonderfully crafty week y'all!!

--cat


Monday, June 6, 2016

Gina K Design May Release Incentive Stamp set Blog Hop

Hey y'all!!  Glad to see ya!  :D

The Cast and Crew for Gina K Designs welcomes you to a special blog hop featuring the new Tiny Textures incentive stamp sets from the May StampTV Release Party! We hope to inspire you with some beautiful card projects as you hop along to each of the designer’s blogs!
Tiny Textures is a fun stamp set that allows you add a splash of something fun to your scrapbook pages or will help you to make a cool stamped background to your card projects. The “Just Because” sentiment from the set is ideal to add the finishing touch to a quick, but thoughtful card!
Enjoy the gorgeous inspiration samples from the team and then comment on each blog for your chance to win a $20 Gina K Designs gift certificate! To see who won, check the Big News Forum at StampTV a few day after the hop.

 I have had so much fun with this little set!  Talk about possibilities with it!  I made a card last night to use for today, and here it is:

I also used a flower and leaf images from Melanie's newest set, Fill It With Flowers.  I created the background using a gelli printing plate and acrylic paints.  After drying, I stamped the the paint 'swoosh' with versamark and then added black embossing powder and heat embossed with it.  I did the same thing with the 'just because' except its in white.  When stamping on top of the black that was already heat embossed, of course it wanted to get some white in spots I didnt want, so just used a brush to sweep the strays away!!  :D  The flower and leaf stem were colored with copic markers/

Ok, thats all for now from me!
I will have some cards I showed at the release party at the bottom of this post too!

Ready for more awesome creations?! Just click on the links below for more from Gina and the Cast & Crew:
Don’t forget to pop over to the Gina K Designs Store and check out all of the new products available this month in the “What’s New” section at http://www.ginakdesigns.com.

Thank you for stopping by!






Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Gina K Design May Release Inspiration Blog Hop! Day 2

Hi Y'all!! Glad you stopped by today!







The Cast and Crew for Gina K Designs welcomes you to another fabulous blog hop celebrating the new stamp sets from the May StampTV Release Party! We hope to inspire you with some beautiful card projects as you hop along to each of the designer’s blogs! Today, we are featuring two stamp sets by Beth Silaika and Claire Brennan.

The first set we are featuring is Sophie Pig by Beth Silaika. Beth has created a super cute set second set with the sweetest images and matching sentiments to make the perfect card project to make the card recipient smile or feel better right away! The second and third sets we are featuring are by our new Illustrator Claire Brennan. The sets are Old Country Roses and Fine Feathers. With Claire’s Old Country Roses set, you can create beautiful layered stamped images that make the most beautiful and soft roses that look like you have picked them right out of your own rose garden. Claire’s Fine Feathers set is a collection of fun feathers that are a perfect focal image to create a message of inspiration, hope, thanks and more! We are so very lucky to have Claire’s illustrator talents on our team!

Enjoy the gorgeous inspiration samples from the team and then comment on each blog for your chance to win a $20 Gina K Designs gift certificate! To see who won, check the Big News Forum at StampTV a few days after the hop.

First up, Beth's Sophie Pig!




This is what I did for today:
This card is part heavy weight vellum and part corrugated cardstocks.  I think Sophie pig is too stinking cute and it has some of the cutest sentiments in this set!  They look like they are peeping over a fence here to me, lol! 



Next up is Claire's two sets that we are showcasing today (she has 5 released with us this month!! And I love every single one, just didnt have enough time, lol!) 
First up Old Country Roses:
And here is what I did with it:




I LOVE how this turned out!  The Two Step stamping or rather 3 on these just make a perfect look for those roses and leaves to me!  I had to blue in my head for some reason, kinda country feel maybe? 

Ok, next up is her set, Fine Feathers:


And I literally had to force myself to put this set down!  LOL! 




I used paints for the feathers here...Dylusions newest colors I believe.  LOVE the bright cheery colors here!  I had sequins to match too, lol!  The Happy Birthday is a negative of one I cut out  and used it too.  The bright pink corrugated cardstock I got at the Dollar Tree.  I got it to make some banners for a birthday party of a friends but of course, had to keep some for me too! Here are more with this set:

I used brown tones for this one and I love those feathers in brown too!  :D 

And this one...I had the chalks out so used those to do the bg for this white feather:




And one more....I do some art journaling from time to time, dont share it much but thought I would this one.  I used Claire's feathers and the new incentive stamps that we will be showcasing soon for you!
I used Gelli plates to do this...using paints, inks both and gesso and gel mediums...lol.  Just had a blast making it!  Ieven made that yoyo flower!  :D 

ok, that's all from me for now!  (more cards follow below the links!)



Ready for more awesome creations?! Just click on the links below for more from Gina and the Cast & Crew:

Beth Silaika – Illustrator for Sophie Pig
Claire Brennan – Illustrator for Old Country Roses and Fine Feathers

Don’t forget to pop over to the Gina K Designs Store and check out all of the new products available this month in the “What’s New” section at http://www.ginakdesigns.com.

Thank you for stopping by!

Cards I showed at the release party:
Acetate card that is so hard to photograph
 Here is is laying down and the inside:

If you have any questions, feel free to ask me here or on StampTV! 

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I'm a 47 yr. old stay at home grandma! I do not work so always doing something to occupy my time, some kind of crafty thing usually.