Gina K. Designs August 2022 Release

Hi Friends! It has been a very long time since I last posted o0n here.

I thought I would revisit my blog and make some fun and inspiring post again. This card was made with Gina K. Designs August 2022 Card Kit “Autumn Splendor” . This is such a Beautiful card kit for the fall.

You can find this card kit over at Gina K. Designs It will be available until it sales out or the Next kit that comes out toward the end of September.

Here is the other cards made with this release: This gallery features card made with Doodled Autumn (from the Autumn Splendor card kit) stamp set & Square Starters by: Melanie Muenchinger. Whimsical Wildflowers 2 by: Hannah Drapinski. The cute scarecrow is from the Autumn Scarecrow set by: Debbie Warner. Then the watercolored floral is Sensational Sunflowers by: Arjita Singh. Then we have the Beautiful set Happy Life by: Lisa Hetrick. You can click here > Gina K. Designs to look at all the New Items or do some shopping. (My Affiliate Link) There is no extra cost to you if you use the link. ❤️

Here are some more cards from this release. The first card uses the Beautiful Patterned Paper in the Autumn Splendor card kit with the Doodled Autumn stamp set. The second card features the Autumn Branches by: Beth Silaika on top of some of that patterned paper – Autumn Splendor. Then we have the Perfect Protea stamp set by: Arjita Singh. Next id the scary Haunted House set by: Debbie Warner. Lisa Hetrick created this beautiful Grow Through stamp set with big sunflowers in it. We have Beautiful Branches by: Melanie Muenchinger. Then the last two were made using the card kit Autumn Splendor and the stencil Delightful Blooms.

Thank you for looking and I’ll share more cards when I finish them. Have a wonderful day and Hope you all had a great Labor Day. ❤️

Gina K. Designs Facebook Challenge # 3

Hi Everyone! This is week 3 of Gina K. Designs Facebook Challenge. We are doing some color challenges and they have been really fun to do. I share a inspiration picture and then you can enter over in the Gina K. Designs Stamp Tv & Friends Group over on Facebook. Here is this weeks inspiration photo. You do not have to make a scene. You can just be inspired by the colors. I see some beautiful turquoise, orange, golden yellow, dark brown or black. A few other colors too. This is a for fun challenge in the group and hope you can join in the fun. Youi can find all the details over in the Gina K. Designs Friends group on Facebook. ❤️

Here is the card I made for this challenge! I decide to do some ink blending and create a scene.

The products I used are listed below:

Thank You all for looking! I Hope you all have a wonderful day and take a little time to get inky!

(Hugs) Karen ❤️

Gina K. Designs First Facebook Color Challenge

Hi Everyone and Welcome!

We are starting something new and fun over at Gina K. Designs Facebook Friends Group.

Each week we will have a challenge in the group just for fun.

This weeks challenge is:

The challenge is to use as many colors in the photo as possible and you can use Black or White as well. More info will be over in the Gina K. Designs Friends and Stamp Tv Group on Facebook. We hope you will come join in the fun! ❤️

Here is my card for the challenge:

Here is the list of supplies I used:

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Gina K. Designs Card Kit Release Feb. 2021

Hi Everyone! What a wonderful release Gina K. Designs had! Today I am share two card made with the New Forever Flowers Card Kit. Here is a look at the kit and the New Incentive set Watt’s Up!

I am going to have to order so I can get the cool incentive. It is free with a $75.00 purchase.

For my cards, I used Copic Markers to color the first one and I did a little ink smooshing on a ink block to get the background of the second card.

First card made with Forever Flowers stamp set from the kit

Here are the items used:

My second card I used the Laced Flowers set from the kit and just randomly smooshed the different colors of ink on my block and spritzed with water. Flipped it over and placed in the center of the watercolor paper panel. let it dry and stamped around it and added the die cut Birthday greeting and stamped the Wishes.

Thats all from me today and I hope yoiu all have a great day and Happy Creating!

HUGS, Karen

Gina K. Designs Illustrator Release February 2021

Hello Everyone and Welcome to my Blog! I am so glad you have stopped by today. I am celebrating the New Gina K. Designs Release and let me tell you, there are so many fun and fabulous goodies I didn’t know where to start! ❤

Here are the New Items:

I told you there were lots of Fabulous goodies! WOW!!! 🤩

Here are the cards I want to share made with these sets!

First up is Beautiful Birds by Melanie Muenchinger:

I can’t wait to use the Beautiful Birds in this set, but I was drawn to that Big Bird Nest with those beautiful eggs all nestled in, so that is where I started. After stamping the nest and coloring the eggs with copics, I used a few colored pencils to add more color to the nest. Ink Blending the sky and stamped the branch and flowers in Whisper then colored everything with copics.

Beautiful Birds

For this card I colored in Copic stamped the Nest in two colors and finished it with PrismaColor Pencils. Did a little Ink Blending on the background too. Here is a list of items used:

Next I couldn’t wait to make an Easter card for my Grandkids. The Some Bunny stamp set from Beth Silaika was just what I needed. I did a little ink blending for the sky and grass. The fence is one I have had in my stash that I did a little ink dragging and die cut then layered them up for a sturdy fence. I added a little flower from Lisa Hetrick’s Fearless Joy set.

Here are the items used for this card:

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Next up I have a card made with the beautiful set by Lisa Hetrick and I Love the name of this set. “Fearless Joy!”

I purposely stamped the flowers and their outline offset. I like that fun look and I cant wait to spend a little more time creating with this set. So many ideas so little time! 😊

Here is a list of items used for this card:

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Next I will share a Birthday card made with the Birth-flower set Peaceful Violets by Hannah Drapinski. I love that she is doing the Birth Month flowers. What a wonderful collection to have so yoiu always have the flower for someones birthday! 🥳

Products used are listed below:

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The next card is a 5 x 7 as the Image is Huge!!! I am so loving this set “Flowers For You” by Arjita Singh. I just had too watercolor this Gorgeous set of Flowers. It took a while but it is something I really enjoy watercoloring because it gives my mind a rest. ❤️ The Greetings and sentiments are perfect and this one is special as it is a Great reminder!

The products used are list here other than the Daniel Smith Watercolors used to paint with. You can use any watercolors you have or Check out the Facebook group Daniel Smith Watercolor Split Group.

I will have a blog post in a bit featuring the cards made with the New Forever Flowers Card Kit. This post was a bit long so I figure I will feature that separately!

Thank Yoiu so Much for stopping by and looking around!

I hope you have a great day and take a little time to get Inky!

Hugs, Karen

Gina K. Designs Beautiful Wings Stamp Set

I have really Enjoyed coloring these two Big and Beautiful Moths that are in this set Beautiful Wings set by Melanie Muenchinger. Here is a look at the set and Coordinating Dies

Both of these cards were colored with Faber Castell Polycromo Colored Pencils

I am new to these pencils and they have been looking at me from across my crafty room for a while, so I thought what a better time to pull them out and play. I have found with these I need to build more layers and that is what I will practice on going forward with these pencils. ❤

The first one, I checked out images on the net to get a good idea how it was colored. This is my version.

This Moth is HUGE! Here are the items used to make this card:

This is the second card using the Polycromo Color Pencils. It is a Fantasy Moth! I just wanted to do some blending with Blues Turquoise and Greens for this one. Then it was easy to make a ink blended background using my Gina K. Designs Inks for this card. I also wanted to lever the front clean and so I aded the greeting and sentiment all on the inside with a little decorating. 🙂

Here is a list of items used:

Thank you so much for stopping by and Have a Great Day! I hope you take a little time to get inky!

(Hugs), Karen

Gina K. Designs January 2021 Release

Hi Friends! These cards are from Gina K. Designs January 2021 Release. What a fun release it was and so many beautiful sets!

All these fabulous sets and a New Master Layout #4 Dies Set

First up is the Beautiful set “Love at All Times” I did a little watercoloring using ZigClean Color Markers and Bristol Smooth Paper. Stamped in Gina K. Designs Amalgam ink – Obsidian Below is a list of the products used.

Supplies used for this card:

My second card uses the Beautiful Wings stamp set. Those moths and dragon flies are gorgeous and have been fun to color!

On this card and Envelope I used the following items:

Love this next set “Sweet” Those cookies can be used just a fabulous letters or decorated like the cookies they are! I fussy cut the heart cookie out with scissors. 🙂

The first card I used the new Master Layout Dies #4 and the background stamp in the Love at All Time stamp set. I had fun making this cookie image with the glossy top and all the bling added. The second card I did some heat embossing and watercoloring. The supplies below are for both cards. For the watercolor card I used Arches Cold press watercolor paper and Daniel Smith Watercolors.

Here is a List of supplies used!

Next card up is from the Heartfelt Bouquet stamp set:

Love these flowers! First one is watercolored using Arches Cold Press and Daniel Smith Watercolors. After coloring I had to add some splatters and black gems. The second card I Heat Embossed and did some ink blending. Well not really blending but used a blending brush to add color. ❤

Items used for both cards:

and for the second card:

For the last card on this release I used the “I Admire You” stamp set. Such Beautiful carnations.

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I appreciate you taking the time to look and hope you have a wonderful day and take a little time to get inky!

(Hugs), Karen Hightower

Gina K. Designs December 2020 Monthly Mix Challenge

Hi Everyone! I hope you all are enjoying the Season and good cheer!

This month I am hosting the Monthly Mix Challenge over at Gina K. Designs.

I couldn’t decide what I wanted to do for your challenge then I remembered the Tic Tac Toe Challenge.

Some of you have done this type before but if you haven’t here is how it works.

Just like in tic tac toe you want to have three in a row.

Horizontal, Vertical or Diagonal and then those will be the three elements you use for your card.

You can use ribbon or bling as they aren’t in one of the rows.

Which row will you pick? Have fun and I cant wait to see what you chose to create.

Here is the chart:

For my first example I used the Diagonal (Emboss Resist – Square – Velum )

Stamped and Heat Embossed and Emboss Resist with the Red Velvet Ink, Die Cut into a Square, and Used Vellum for my greeting.

Items used are listed near the bottom.

My second sample I used the ( Circle – Square – Tag ) Diagonal

I used the Mini Wreath Builder and made a wreath for my circle, Cut in a square and layered with a square foiled background. On Top of a Tag.

Here are the items used other than the Vellum, Twine, & The foil – Mate Greeting on the tag.

To play along you can click > Monthly Mix Challenge Have a great day and I hope you take a little time to get inky! ❤

Gina K. Designs & Pear Blossom Press Collaboration Hop 2020

Welcome to the Let’s Glow hop with Gina K Designs and Pear Blossom Press!

We’re sharing beautiful cards with a double-wow factor; they feature the beautiful stamps and dies you can only find from Gina K. Desigsn,

and they all light up! (Don’t worry, that part is easy with the help of Pear Blossom Press’ EZ-Lights.)

Be sure to hop along with us for lots of inspiration; our designers have come up with some gorgeous cards…

First Photo you can see the cool EZ-Light package from ( Pear Blossom Press) and this one has enough lights to make up to 5 cards.
I am using Gina K. Designs Welcome Home stamp set and Coordinating Dies.
Did a little Ink Blending on a panel for the background using Denim Blue, In the Navy, & Edible Eggplant.
Used some white for the splatters. I Colored the House, Branch and Bird with Copics.
I also stamped the Heart in Red Velvet Ink and hand wrote the push on there.
Then I used a Versa Mark Marker and added Gina K. Designs Puffy White Embossing Powder to create the snow on the roof. Did a little arranging to see where I wanted the images to go. Once I decided I attached the Branch, and the bird. Poked the holes where I wanted the lights to come through.

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In the photo below I have added the twine, the Greeting that I stamped in Obsidian Amalgam Ink and attached it with Foam Squares that I cut in half. Then I poked a hole to mark where I wanted the button for the lights to go (This was just so I could tell from the back where to put it) . I then made two more holes where the birdhouse will go. I put one light through the first hole, you can see I am pointing to that little yellow dot. The two other lights are pulled through the bottom hole. (I’m putting those two lights in the birdhouse and the single one will be closer to the top of the birdhouse. ) Then I attached the heart with a piece of Foam Square and flipped the panel over and added the light mechanism over the hole I made. I used a piece of Terrific Tape to hold it in place. Next I used Foam Tape around the edges to pop up the panel and taped down the lights. It was so easy to do. 🙂

Here is my Finished Card

To check out the Lights or to shop can click the Photo below.

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

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Every good hop has prizes, right?

So Gina K. Designs, and Pear Blossom Press are each giving away a $50 store credit!

Comment on this post by November 11, 2020 to be entered to win.

The winner of the Gina K Designs credit will be announced on her blog on November 18,

and the winner of the Pear Blossom Press credit will be announced the same day, on their blog. 

That is all from me today. Next Up on the hop is the Talented Cassie Trask with more fun inspiration for you!

Remember to take a little time to get inky! ❤

(Hugs), Karen

Gina K. Designs October 2020 Release

Hi everyone and Welcome! I wanted to share all my cards from the New Gina K. Designs Release here. You can see all the cards on Pinterest, Instagram and in the FaceBook Group Gina K. Designs & StampTV Friends group.

Here is a look at the card, Tag and Gift Bag made with the Awesome stamp set & coordinating Die set Holiday Hexagons by: Melanie Muenchinger. I also have the Inside shown using a sentiment from the Sentimental Holidays set. You can see the items made with it next.

These cards feature the Sentimental Holidays by: Beth Silaika. Also the two inside photos use this same set for the sentiments. This set is Perfect for the Christmas Holiday and one I will use on all my cards this year and for years to come! ❤

Next up is Season of Joy Stamp set and there is Coordinating Dies for this set as well. I made a Card, Book-Mark, & Gift Box using this Beautiful set by: Lisa Hetrick

These cards feature the Gorgeous Festive Flowers stamp set by: Arjita Singh The first card I watercolored with Daniel Smith watercolors the second one I used Gina K. Designs Dye Inks.

Featuring the Beautiful Hand lettered stamp set by: Emily Loggans Handlettered Holiday. I love the Big Greetings in this set. This set was perfect for Gift Tags and Gift Bags.

And Look at this Fabulous set Peaceful Christmas by: Hannah Drapinski. It is perfect for creating a quick and beautiful scene. Just stamp and add some color! ❤

Here is a look at the projects made with the Sparkle & Shine Card Kit. The kit is sold out but the sets and dies will be sold separately as soon as they arrive in the store. So keep a watch for them. There were lots of dies in this release as well. This Kit has Holiday Tapestry, Ornamental Snowflakes, and Sparkle & Shine stamp sets. There is also the Tag Trio Dies and the Snowflake Trio Dies.

That is all the card projects from this release and I hope you got a little inspiration and create some beautiful cards, tags and gift bags of your own. Happy Holidays, & Merry Christmas!

Here is link list of the sets & dies used for these projects.

Thank you for stopping by and Have a great day. I hope you take a little time to get inky! 😉

Hugs, Karen