Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Ink Lifting Using Tropical Blooms and Oxide Inks

Welcome everyone! :)
I had a lot of fun doing this technique.
I'm not sure of the name of this technique, 
but Ink Lifting sounded good to me!  LOL
 Here is the video . 

I used Gina K. Designs Tropical Blooms stamp set. 
Heat Embossing and Oxide Inks 
*Stamp Set - Tropical Blooms from the Stamp Tv Kit Hearts & Flowers *Pure Luxury Cardstock - White Heavy Base & layering Weight, Black *Onyx and Dusty Rose
*Fine Detail Embossing Powder - Clear
*Connect Glue 
other items - Embossing Magic Pad, Oxide Inks - Picked Raspberry and Candied Apple, bling from my stash
Card Base is 4 1/4" X 11" scored @ 5 1/2" 
Black Layer - 5" X 3 3/4"  the watercolor background layer is 1/8" smaller or you can make it 1/4" smaller on the length and with. Or what ever size works best for you! 
The inside Dusty Rose is cut at 4" X 5 1/4" 
 the White layer is 3 3/4" X 5" 
Items available:
 @ Gina K. Designs    

Thank you for your support! <3  
Remember take a little time to get inky! ;) 

Thursday, February 8, 2018

Fury Friends Blog Hop!




Welcome to our Fury Friends Blog Hop! :)

We are so excite to Feature these wonderful Fury Friends Stamp Sets!

Frisky Felines and Playful Pups

These sets are Illustrated by: Alicia Krupsky
You can find these set under the What's New Tab at Gina K. Designs 



This hop will leave you feeing a little Frisky with all the cute and fun Inspiration! :)
Gina is feeling Playful like these Pups and is Giving a $50.00 Gift Certificate
to someone that comments on the blogs! <3
Here are my card samples for today! :)
First up is Frisky Felines:

Gina K. Designs:
* Stamp Set - Frisky Felines
* Pure Luxury Cardstock - White Heavy Base & Layering Weight, & Black Onyx
* Premium Dye Ink - Black Onyx, & Moonlit Fog
* Patterned Paper Pack - Winter Whimsy
Foam Squares, Prismacolor Pencils, 
This is the inside of the card! 




and Playful Pups:


Gina K. Designs:
* Stamp Set - Playful Pups
* Pure Luxury Cardstock - White Heavy Base & Layering Weight, & Black Onyx
* Premium Dye Ink - Ocean Mist, Turquoise Sea, Black Only, Kraft, Warm Cocoa, Dark Sage, Grass Green
* Fine Detail Embossing Powder - White
Foam Squares, Score Pal, Black Gel Pen
 * When making a panel to Emboss Resist, Make it larger than you need. So when you cut it down
       you have some left to decorate the inside.                     I made mine 4 1/4" X 5 1/2" cut it down to
       3 7/8" w. X  3" tall.  The Bottom was sponged Grass Green and cut down to 3 7/8" X 2"  then
       placed my wood grained fence on top.  It is approximately 2 1/2 to 3" tall x 3 7/8" w.    :) 
I wanted to share a picture of my furry babies! The top photo is B.B.  it stood for Bonita Bizarre. LOL I did not name her, my husband at the time did! LOL  She was partial to men, but She was my sweet girl and we went through lots together. Miss her so much still. I had her from 1988 to 2001 then the Poodle LOL... "Punkie" was his name. He belonged to my niece and when she came to live with us, so did he! He soon became my dog. :)  He was a a lot of fun and easy to train.

That is all for me today! :)
Are you ready for some more Cuteness?
Next Up is Laurie!
 Have fun and enjoy the inspiration along the way!

Karen Hightower - You are Here
Don't forget to stop By Gina K. Designs and pick up your Fury Friends sets! <3
Thank You for stopping by and for your comments!
Have a wonderful day and I hope you get to get a little inky soon! <3
 We will see you again soon! :)

Thursday, February 1, 2018

Share The Love with Foil-Mates™ Blog Hop





Let’s Share Some Love! <3 
Welcome to our Share The Love With 
Foil-Mates™  Blog Hop!!!! <3 

Today we are featuring the New Foil-Mates™ 
 Love & Kisses,Sweet Expressions,
 Lovely Tags & Blooming Hearts
Along with the Newest Fancy-Foils™ 
Color in - Bubble Gum
These are such a great way to add some shine and sparkle 
to your Valentine projects or any card you want to dress up! 
As you hop with us today, make sure to Share Some Love o
n all the blogs for your chance to win! 
 Gina Is Sharing Some Love with a $50.00 Gift Certificate
to one of you that comment!  :) <3 

Here are my card Projects for our release! 

* Foil-Mates™ - Love & Kisses
* Fancy-Foils™ - Bubble Gum
* Stamp Set- You Have My Heart    from the Stamp Tv Kit - Hearts & Flowers
* Dies You Have My Heart 
* Pure Luxury Card Stock  - Bubble Gum Pink, White Layering Weight, & Black Onyx
* Premium Dye Ink - Bubble Gum Pink & Black Onyx
* Connect Glue
Other items - Twine, Foam Squares


Next I have a 4 1/4" X 4 1/4" card

Made with Gina K. Designs:
* Foil-Mates™ - Blooming Hearts, & Sweet Expression 
* Fancy-Foils™ - Wild Lilac & Jelly Bean Green 
* Pure Luxury Cardstock - White Heavy Base & Layering Weight,
                                                                           Jelly Bean Green, Wild Lilac 
* Dies - Circle Large Set (Single Stitched)  and Circle Small Set (Double Stitched) 
* Sheer Satin Fancy Ribbon - White/Gold
* Connect Glue
Other Items - Foam Squares



Made a little sweet and salty box for Hubby! 


Gina K. Designs: 
Foil-Mates™ - Lovely Tags, Blooming Hearts & Sweet Expressions 
Fancy-Foils™ - Radiant Red
Twine and Crystal Clear Box 

I also have a video showing you how I made this quick CAS Valentine card! 
I show you the inside and back! :) 


Thanks for watching! <3

Here is the Card projects shared in the video,
 one done with Radiant Red and one with 
Turquoise Sea Fancy-Foils™



Foil-Mates™ - Love & Kisses
* Fancy-Foils™ - Radiant Red, or Turquoise Sea
* Stamp Set- You Have My Heart    from the Stamp Tv Kit - Hearts & Flowers

* Dies You Have My Heart  - (the three with a ruffled edge) 
* Pure Luxury Card Stock - White Heavy Base & Layering Weight, 
                                                        Black Onyx, and Red Velvet or Turquoise Sea 
* Premium Dye Ink - Black Onyx, & Red Velvet or Turquoise Sea
* Connect Glue
Other items - Foam Squares and Score Tape 
Base - 4 1/4" X 11" scored @ 5 1/2"
Black Layer - 4" X 5 1/4" then I tried it down after I mounted the white layer
White Layer - 3 3/4" X 5
Inside:
Turquoise Layer - 3 3/4" X 5"
White Layer - 3 1/2" X 4 3/4"


Here is a closer look at the Foil-Mates™ and  Fancy-Foils™ items used: 


                     



These items are available over at Gina K. Designs! <3 

That is all for me today and I hope you all have enjoyed the hop so far!
 Ready for more Sparkle & Shine? 
Up Next Is Laurie! 

Karen Hightower  - You Are Here
Laurie Schmidlin   - Up Next! :) 
Lisa Hetrick
Thank You all for stoping by! 
Remember... Take a little time to get inky! ;)
Make it a Great Day. <3 

Don't forget to stop by Gina K. Designs, You will find the products I used there! <3 


Monday, January 29, 2018

Heat Embossed Watercolor With Gina K. Designs


Welcome to my Creative Mess! :) 
Today I am sharing a card project where I'll share with you some heat embossing 
and some watercoloring. I'll be using the New Stamp Set Tropical Blooms 
from the Stamp Tv Kit - Hearts & Flowers. 
I picked Gina K. Designs Dye Inks to Watercolor with! 
It is fun to grab some of your favorite colors to use as watercolors.

Here is the Video for this card project. I also stamp the inside and back side! 

 I hope you enjoy the video! 
This card project was fun to create, and
 I hope you will try watercoloring with your Dye Inks! 



* Stamp Set - Tropical Blooms  from the New Stamp Tv Kit Hearts & Flowers
* Dies - Coordinating Dies - Tropical Blooms 
* Premium Dye Ins - Sweet Mango, Bubble Gum Pink, Tomato Soup, Dusty Rose 
* Pure Luxury Card Stock - White Heavy Base Weight, Jelly Bean Green, & Black Onyx
* Connect Liquid Glue
* Fine Detail Embossing Powder - Clear
Twine, Versa Fine - Black, Embossing Magic Pad,  and bling from my stash
 Card Base is 4 1/4" X 11"  Scored @ 5 1/2" 
Watercolor Panel is 4" X 5 1/4"  then I trimmed them both down about 1/8"                                                

These items are available over at Gina K. Designs 

Thank You so much
for visiting my blog and Watching the Video 

<3 <3 <3 

Remember to take a little time to get Inky! :) 


Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Gina K. Designs January New Release Blog Hop Day 3

Welcome back!
Thank you for joining us today for day three of our 
Gina K. Designs  January New Release Blog Hop! 
Today we are featuring the 
New Stamp Tv Kit - Hearts & Flowers
along with the Incentive set this month!

Lets take a close look at this New Kit! 
 I love the hearts and flowers... ;) 
The script is just beautiful also! 
Wow! Look at all those gorgeous cardstock colors that come in
 the kit along with all the dies... say what?  17
 That is a lot of dies! <3  
This is a special new Incentive set - You Get Me
 I really love this set. I think is a perfect set to 
send to your tribe and soul sisters! <3 


Be sure and leave a comment below and on each Design Team Members Blog for a 
Chance to Win a $25.00 Dollar Gift Certificate from Gina K. Designs 

The winner will be announced later in the week over at Stamp Tv in the Big New Forum and over at Facebook in the Gina K. Designs & Stamp Tv Friends Group. 
Enjoy the card project and I look forward to seeing what you create with your sets! <3 


First up I am sharing my cards made with 
You have My Heart stamp set from the New 
Stamp Tv Kit - Hearts & Flowers 



I wanted to show the inside, several of you have asked. So, on this one I did a Red Velvet Layer and stamped that big beautiful heart in Versa Fine so it would show, but softly.  Added a layer of White Layering Weight stamped the same Heart in Red Velvet  to match the Cardstock. There is plenty of room to write a sweet message! <3 


Gina K. Designs:
*Stamp Set - You Have My Heart
                                  (Hearts & Flowers) Stamp TV Kit
*Die - You Have My Heart   in the kit
*Pure Luxury Cardstock - White Heavy Base Weight 
                                                                         & Black Onyx
*Premium Dye Ink - Black Onyx, Red Velvet, Jelly Bean Green
*Dies - Double Stitched Small Rectangle Set
*Fine Detail Embossing Powder - White 
*Connect Glue 
   Other Items - Versa Mark, Wink Of Stella, Foam Squares   


*****


Gina K. Designs:
Stamp Set - Tropical Blooms  
                                        Stamp Tv Kit Heart & Flowers
Dies - Tropical Blooms  (from the Kit) 
Pure Luxury Cardstock - White Heavy Base &  Layering Weight White, & Blue Lagoon  
Premium Dye Ink - Jelly Bean Green, Grass Green, Fresh Asparagus, and Black Onyx
Single Stitched Oval Dies  - Large
Double Stitched Small Ovals
Fine Detail Embossing Powder - Clear 

Versa Fine Black Ink, Bling & Twine


This is one from the release!

Gina K. Designs:
Stamp Set - You Have My Heart
                                  (Hearts & Flowers) Stamp TV Kit
Die - You Have My Heart   in the kit
Pure Luxury Cardstock - White Heavy Base Weight 
                                                                         & Black Onyx
Premium Dye Ink - Black Onyx

Colored with Copic Markers, Foam Squares

*****
And for the Incentive set - (Free with a $75.00) Purchase  "You Get Me"
I combined this set with the Tropical Flowers Stamp Set!

Gina K. Designs:
*Stamp Sets - You Get Me (Incentive) &  
                            Tropical Flowers 
( in the new Stamp Tv Kit Hearts & Flowers )
*Pure Luxury Card Stock - White Heavy Base & Layering Weight, Passionate Pink, & Black Onyx
*Premium Dye Ink - Black Onyx  
*Premium Dye Reinker - Passionate Pink, & 
                                                Black Onyx 
*Gingham Ribbon - Black /White
Other Items - Cheery Lynn Circles and Inverted scallop, and Layering Circles, Colored with Prismacolor Pencils, Gamsol, blending stumps 


That's all from me today! 
Are you ready for more Inspiration?
Laurie is up next... Enjoy the remainder of the hop! :) 


Gina K- Introducing the new Hearts & Flowers StampTV Kit
and the new You Get Me incentive set

Beth Silaika
Cathy Tidwell
Claire Brennan
Donna Idlet
Karen Hightower > You Are Here!
Laurie Schmidlin < Next Up!
Lisa Hetrick
Melanie Muenchinger
Rema Deleeuw
Sheri Gilson
Susie Moore
Theresa Momber
Guest Designer Sean Fetterman


These items are Now Available at Gina K. Designs

Thank You for stopping by and I hope you get to get your fingers a little inky soon! <3 




Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Gina K. Designs January New Release Blog Hop Day 2

Welcome, 
We are glad you have joined us today!  
It's  Day Two of our Gina K. Designs 
New Release Blog Hop! :) 
Today we are Featuring 3 Illustrators New Stamp Sets! 
We have Theresa Momber - Enchanted Forest, 
Claire Brennan - GEO-Thanks, 
 Lisa Hedrick - You Are
We are thrilled to share with you our card projects 
made with these fabulous sets! <3 

First Lets Look at Framescape - Enchanted Forest 
by: Theresa Momber
Look how fun, 
This set can be used with or with out the tree frame 
and those fairies can be used with other sets. 
What a wonderful scene building set! <3 
***
Next up is  Geo - Thanks 
by: Claire Brennan 
These shapes are wonderful to color and play with! 
I kinda got hung up of these flowers! <3 LOL
***

Now take a look at  You Are 
By: Lisa Hedrick 
These images are wonderful for putting together a sweet You Are card!
I love the hand lettering greetings with this set also!  
And sooo many watercolor background in my future! <3 LOL

***********

Be sure and leave a comment below and on each Designers Blog for a 
Chance to Win a $25.00 Dollar Gift Certificate from Gina K. Designs 
The winner will be announced later in the week over at Stamp Tv in the Big New Forum and over at Facebook in the Gina K. Designs & Stamp Tv Friends Group. 

I hope Enjoy the samples made for today.




Gina K.DEsigns:
*Stamp Set - Framescape - Enchanted
                       Forest by: Theresa Momber
*Pure Luxury Cardstock - White Heavy Base & Layering Weight, Turquoise Sea, & Black Onyx
*Premium Dye Ink - Fresh Asparagus, Jelly Bean Green, Ocean Mist, Edible Eggplant, Black Onyx
*Fine Detail Embossing Powder - Black Onyx

Other items - Embossing Magic Pad, Wink Of Stella, Foam Squares

*****




 Gina K. Designs:
*Stamp Set - GEO - Thanks
*Pure Luxury Cardstock - Heavy Base & Layering Weight
                                           White, Black Onyx, Innocent Pink
*Premium Dye Ink - Innocent Pink & Black Onyx
*Gingham Ribbon 
*Die Set - Large Single Stitched and Small Single Stitched
                                               Rectangles
*Connect Glue
Copic Markers, Wink of Stella

*****

 Gina K. Designs:
*Stamp Set - Geo-Thanks by: Claire Brennan
*Die Set - Decorative Tags Set
*Pure Luxury Card Stock - White Heavy Base Weight
*Connect Glue 
*Premium Dye Ink - Black Onyx, Turquoise Sea, Jelly BeanGreen

***************


To Finish the Day:  You Are  by: Lisa Hedrick 

Gina K. Designs:
*Stamp Set - You Are
*Pure Luxury Card Stock - White Heavy Base Weight, Black Onyx
*Connect Glue 
Watercolor Paper from my stash, Mission Gold Watercolors. Bling and Ribbon from my stash
*****


Gina K. Designs: 4 1/4” X 4 1/4”
*Stamp Set - You Are
*Pure Luxury Card Stock - White Layering & Heavy Base Weight, & Blue Lagoon
*Premium Dye Ink - Jelly Bean Green, Blue Lagoon, Innocent Pink, and Dusty Rose
*Connect Glue 



Well my friends, that is all I have today and 
I hope we will see you back again tomorrow! :) 
If you are ready for some more inspiration, 
next up is Laurie Schmidlin

Theresa Momber- Illustrator of Framescapes- Enchanted Garden
Lisa Hetrick- Illustrator of You Are
Claire Brennan- Illustrator of Geo Thanks

Beth Silaika
Cathy Tidwell
Donna Idlet
Gina K.
Karen Hightower > You Are Here!
Laurie Schmidlin < Up Next!
Melanie Muenchinger
Rema Deleeuw
Sheri Gilson
Susie Moore
Guest Designer Sean Fetterman

 Don't forget to stop over to Gina K. Designs and check out all 
the new item that are under the "What's New" Tab

I Hope you all take a little time to get Inky and have a blessed day! 
Hugs, Karen 
<3





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