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!
Sharing a couple of cards made with the New Stamp Set – Today and Always by: Lisa Hetrick This set is so much fun to create with if you are just wanting to stamp the images or do a water color look. She makes it easy with this set!
For this card I masked off the top and bottom part leaving a open space. Then I grabbed a acrylic block and inked it up using Gina K. Designs Mini Dye Ink Cubes and smooched ink all over the block. Spritzed the paper lightly and then sprayed the block with the ink on it. Flipped it over and placed in on the watercolor paper in the center that wasn’t masked off. Let is set for a minute and lifted it off. Let it dry really well then placed the panel in my Misti and inked up the flowers and leaves and stamped them. Because it is watercolor paper and has texture I had to stamp then a few times! Same with the Greeting. It is inked up with the Jet Black – Amalgam Ink. Added the panel to a layer of Blue Lagoon Card Stock and add the Twine. Popped it up on a Card Base!
Next Card is one I used the Awesome Polka Dot Stamp that is in this Set! ❤
Gina K. Designs: Stamp Set – Today and Always Pure Luxury Card stock – White Heavy Base & Layering Weight, Kraft, & Black Onyx Premium Dye Ink – Black Onyx, Key Lime, Grass Green, & Fresh Asparagus Fine Detail Embossing Powder – White Adhesive Dot Runner Foam Squares Versa Mark, Zig Clean Color Markers, Bristol Smooth Paper for flower, & Twine
Thank you for stopping by and checking out the latest cards made using Gina K. Designs Stamps by: Lisa Hetricks – Today and Always Have a great day and Happy Stamping! ❤
The Illustrators did a fantastic job on their sets and I couldn’t wait to share my cards with you all!
On this card I stamped the Book and Cat on Watercolor paper using the Amalgam Jet Black Ink, my Misti and then grabbed Daniel Smith watercolors and had fu coloring in the cat. While it was drying I stamped the background with the Diagonal Striped Background Stamp in Key Lime and then turned the paper and stamped it again in the Tangerine Twist. Cut the book out and popped it up on the background and layered it with the Black Onyx Card Stock. Then attached it all to the White Heavy Base Card Base.
It is still a work in progress… 🙂 I was looking forward to playing along in Cat’s “My Sentiments Exactly!” Challenge this month. I knew I wanted to do a little Alcohol Ink & Fancy Foils.This technique is so much fun to do and I love that each one turns out different.
This card is for January’s Monthly Mix Challenge MMC12019
I also used Alcohol Inks and Blending Solution for the background. When the ink kind of puddles or collects in a area and as it is drying, before totally dry it is a bit sticky. That is when you can place a piece of the Fancy Foil over it, the sticky ink will grab the foil and leave a bit of the sparkle and shine behind on your background project. ❤