Stamping Friends Trifecta Blog Hop

Stamping Friends Trifecta Blog Hop

Hi Everyone!!! Thank you for joining us today for this Awesome Collaboration with Gina K. Designs, My Sweet Petunia and Picket Fence Studio. How exciting is it for three wonderful companies to come together to share some Fun and Inspiration!?!

Todays We are showcasing some amazing items. Some Fabulous Gina K. Designs Stamps and Dies. The incredible Misti and the New Cut-Align Tool from My Sweet Petunia. What wonderful tools these are. Along with the Life Changing Brushes from Picket Fence Studios and a couple of their Wonderful Stencils. I have to say, I don’t think I’ll ever use a sponge dauber for blending ever again! ❀

These Three Fabulous Companies are Each giving a $50.00 Gift Certificate to their Shops! That is 3 – $50.00 Gift Certificates, and you have a chance of winning one of them! What do you have to do? Well… Leave Comment on all the blogs in the hop and Winners will be announced on the company blogs no later than June 7th. 

For my first card I had fun with this beautiful Peacock Stencil and my Blending Brushes! I used my Pixie Spray to hold down the stencil and then I grabbed some Gina K. Designs Premium Dye Inks and got to blending! Then I used a piece of Velum and my Mini MISTI and stamped the word Best and heat embossed it. I used my Cut-Align tool to trim it down to a nice small strip to go across my card! I do love that I can easily cut my greeting into small strips.

I then used the word Die – Wishes and cut out the word across the peacock. Then 1 in Black & 3 in white card stock. Glued the words together so they are stacked. I couldn’t get enough of the Peacock and the Blending Brushes so I stenciled some on the inside of the card to dress it up as well. I masked off around the stencil so I could just get the side of the peacock stenciled in and still leave some space to write.

The finished card and Items Used

Gina K. Designs:

Stamp Set – Wishes (I used the word “Best”)

Word Die – Wishes

Pure Luxury Card Stock – White Heavy Base Weight, Layering Weight White, Black Onyx

Premium Dye Ink – Key Lime, Jelly Bean Green, Sea Glass, Turquoise Sea, Blue Raspberry

Fine Detail Embossing Powder – Clear

Adhesive Dot Runner, Connect Glue

Other Items:

Gina K. Designs, My Sweet Petunia – MISTI

Gina K. Designs, My Sweet Petunia – Cut A Line

Gina K. Designs, Picket Fence Studios – Life Changing Brushes

Picket Fence Studios – Peacock Stencil

Pixie Spray – Gina K. Designs

Versa Mark Ink – Black, Velum

My second card was a fun one to create as well! I started by using Picket Fence Studios Stencil – Pineapple Collage. A piece of White Layering Weight Card Stock and some Pixie Spray – stencil spray. Then I used the Life Changing Brushed and Gina K. Designs Dye Inks to get this stenciled inked up! I love the little brush because I used a smaller one and I was able to get in to the top of the pineapple and add the green color! ❀

I used this panel for a background on my card. I also Die cut a tag and then ran the stencil and the tag through the embossing machine. I did leave a area at the bottom so I could stamp my greeting. I blended some ink on the tag and placed it in my Misti and stamped the greeting “Summer” at the bottom. Then I used the Hello Die and Cut out 3 from a piece of Black Onyx Card Stock and glued them together to give it more dimension.

Hello Summer

Items Used for this card are:

Gina K. Designs:

Stamp Set – Wishes Used the word (Summer)

Die – Hello

Pure Luxury Card Stock – White Heavy Base and Layering Weight, Black Onyx

Premium Die Ink – Wild Dandelion, Jelly Bean Green, Tiny bit of Fresh Asparagus, Prickly Pear, and Black Onyx

Decorative Tag Die

Adhesive Dot Runner, Connect Glue

Fancy Blk/ White Gingham

Gina K. Designs, My Sweet Petunia – Cut A Line

Gina K. Designs, My Sweet Petunia – Mini MISTI

Picket Fence Studios – Pineapple Stencil

Gina K. Designs, Picket Fence Studios – Life Changing Brushes

Pixie Spray – Gina K. Designs

I sure have had fun with our Friends and so much inspiration in todays hop! Enjoy and Remember to comment on all the blogs for your chance to Win! Next up is Ilina Crouse.

Thank you for stopping by and spending some time here on my blog and Happy Stamping! πŸ™‚ ❀ To shop > Gina K. Design, My Sweet Petunia, Picket Fence Studios


Author: karenrhightower

Hello and Welcome to Karen's Creative Designs. I have been enjoying making cards for about 6 years now. I started out making Scrapbooks for the Grandkids. Searched You-Tube for techniques for background and found Gina K.Designs. I was hooked and just had to make cards! I have always been one to have a craft of some sort to do. I have done some crochet, jewelry making, pottery, cake making, ect.... you get the picture! I am hooked on card making and I love that it brings a smile to someones face when they receive a handmade card!

169 thoughts on “Stamping Friends Trifecta Blog Hop”

  1. love the way the stencils were used in these cards. The blending, and the colors used in the peacock one is so pretty…may have to get this stencil. The Aline’s tool is new to me, and I am liking it

  2. Karen,
    Truly a magnificent card display! That peacock stencil is a must have in my stash. Thanks for sharing and inspiring.

  3. Absolutely love that peacock and how you got the word wishes to stand out yet still match the colors.

  4. Great cards Karen, the colours on the peacock are so beautiful. I have to admit between the MISTI, the Life Changing brushes and those stencils/inks, how could ANYONE go wrong. The outcome of any card would have to be a winner! A great collab!

  5. I am not a peacock girl, but you’ve made me a believer! I need this in my life!! πŸ’™πŸ’šπŸ’™πŸ’š

  6. Beautiful cards! Your ink blending is amazing! Love that peacock and the dimensional die cut word!

  7. The peacock is gorgeous. Love the
    subdued look of the pineapples.
    Great cards. thanks for sharing

  8. I love both of these! The brushes do such a great job of blending through the stencils. Thanks for showing the inside of the cards,

  9. Beautiful cards, Karen. Love the colors on the peacock and the pineapple card is so fun. Thanks for sharing your talent with all of us.

  10. I love the first card!! Shades of blues are my favorite and the stencil is just awesome looking!! TFS

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