Gina K. Designs New Illustrator & Card Kit Blog Hop August 2020

Hi Friends! Welcome to Gina K. Designs August Release Blog Hop Day 1!

We are so glad you are hopping along with us today!

Also join us tomorrow and Wednesday. We have so much to share so a three day hop is the only way we could fit it all in! ❤ Today we are Featuring 3 new & amazing sets! The sets today are Beautiful Butterflies by – Melanie Muenchinger, there is also coordinating dies. Wildflowers & Weeds by- Lisa Hetrick, there is coordinating dies for this set as well. The third set for today is Grow Positive Thoughts by – Hannah Drapinsky. Here is a look at the Stamp Sets and Die Sets.

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All you have to do is leave some love behind on the blogs as you hop along! A random winner will be chosen

and it will be announced over on Gina K. Designs Blog.

These sets are Fabulous and so much fin to create with!

Looking forward to seeing all the fabulous cards that you all will make with these sets!

Here are my cards featuring these stamp and die sets!

First up I have Beautiful Butterflies from Melanie Muenchinger: This set will be back in stock soon.

I had fun creating this card. I used my White Pigment Ink to do these techniques. I saw Jennifer McGuire do these techniques and thought it would be pretty for the butterfly dies. I die cut the butterflies in Turquoise Sea and then glues them on a panel and ink blended the White Pigment Ink all over. Then I took the New Fizzy stencil from the Peace, Love & Sushi Card Kit and ink blended white over it and cut a panel for the card. Die cut the tag in White layering weight and stamped the greeting in Obsidian Amalgam ink. Popped it up and put the card together and added a die cut butterfly to the inside.

Blue Layer with butterflies – 3 7/8″ x 3 1/4″

Fizzy stenciled panel – 3 7/8″ x 1 3/4″

White strip – 3 7/8″ x 1/16″

The Black Onyx layer behind that is 1/8″ larger 4″ x 5 1/4″

card Base – 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″

Here are the products I used to create this card! ❤

Next is Wildflowers & Weeds by Lisa Hetrick :

I could see this card in my head and I had to get it on paper. I stenciled the Funky Flourish Stencil in Plum Punch ink over a little Plum Punch Ink Blended area. Then I stamped the images on Layering Weight Card stock and die cut them out. Die cut the ink blended stencil panel with the Master Layouts 2 dies and also the Black Onyx layer. Using the HELLO die I lined it up where I wanted to cut it and then ran it through the die cutting machine. I saved the cut out words for another card, and die cut several HELLOs out of White Heavy Base Weight Card Stock then glues 3 layers together. I laid the pansy where I wanted to attach it on top of the panel with the word hello cut out, I then laid the Hello die back in the cut out word. Used some purple tape to hold it then ran it through the die cutter. So now it fits around the word nicely. Glued everything together and popped up the top of the flower but used Connect glue to hold it around the H of Hello.

Here are the Gina K. Designs Items I used for this card:

and for my last card I used Grow Positive Thoughts by Hannah Drapinsky :

For this card I started with a piece of watercolor paper and smooshed ink on a no porous service, (My glass mat) and then spritzed with water until the ink was real fluid. The laid my paper on top and kinda tapped my fingers around on it so the paper would make good contact with the ink. Let it sit for a minute then lifted it. Let it dry real good then placed in my Misti and then positioned the image and stamped with the Obsidian Ink. I stamped it several times as the watercolor paper is rough and the image needs several inkings. Then I used my zig clean color markers to color the image. I did it really loose and let color spin out of the lines! ❤

Here are the Gina K. Designs items I used for this card:

I hope you have enjoyed the hope so far and after leaving some love behind for your chance to win that Gina K. Designs Prize, you can Hop on Over to Check out the Fabulous Inspiration that I know Mindy Eggen has waiting for you!

These items are now available at > Gina K Designs. Enjoy all the Inspiration and have a great day! ❤ Remember to take a little time to get inky!

Hugs, Karen ❤

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!

129 thoughts on “Gina K. Designs New Illustrator & Card Kit Blog Hop August 2020”

  1. I am totally in love with your cards! I have studied them and hope to do something similar on my next cards!!! Wow! I love testing out Jennifer McGuire techniques too!!! Awesome!!!!TFS

  2. Your cards are so beautiful! I’m in love with the Wildflower and Weeds card. Love the Plum Punch and the stencil you used. Thank you!

  3. I’m especially enjoying seeing all the different versions of the Grow Positive Thoughts cards – yours is beautiful and light. I love the ink smoothed background.

  4. Your cards are amazing to look at! The first blue one is so relaxing to see – loved how you incorporated the stencil too!
    The Wildflower & Weeds is gorgeous and I’m so happy that I included some of the word dies into my order!!! Thank you for sharing!

  5. Your care are simply amazing! I especially like the blue one with the butterfly – it’s so calming! I also love the “Hello” card – so glad that I got that one. Thanks for sharing your beautiful work.

  6. Dear Karen
    I love all three cards but my favourite is the first on which you have used B lue as my favourite color is B lue. Last few months I didnt come across your name and face and I was wondering. Blessings to you and your family

  7. 8/13 was the first release I’ve seen and just loved it. I ordered the kit and so excited to get it. I love the inspiration you all share. Thank you so much!!

  8. Wonderful cards Karen! I love the look of the white pigment ink against that gorgeous turquoise paper. CAS style is my favourite & each of your cards are great examples of it. I also really like the light smooshed ink background that slides diagonally across the paper of Hannah’s uniquely designed Grow Positive Thoughts, along with the loose watercolouring of the leaves & flowers.

  9. Love all of your cards and really like the gal with flowers for hair – such pretty colors you used!

  10. The white pigment ink butterflies are genius and I love how you broke up the panel with another design element. I cannot say enough about this pansy flower. You certainly did it justice with your color choices. Stunning. Thanks!

  11. I always love the way you create your cards, Karen.And I love that you partially show the inside also. Beautiful cards!

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