Karen's Creative Mess

Monday, December 21, 2015

Gina K. Designs December Inspirational Blog Hop!

Good Monday Everyone!  :)
The Cast and Crew for Gina K Designs welcomes you to another fabulous
 Inspiration Blog Hop! This blog hop is for our December Release! 
We hope to inspire you with some beautiful card projects as you hop along in the hop this month! Enjoy the gorgeous inspiration samples from the team and then comment on each blog for your chance to win an awesome grab bag of GKD goodies!!! 
To see who won, check the Big News Forum at StampTV a few days after the hop.
Today we have two new set to showcase: First Up 
 Beth Silaika's new stamp set: 
How cute is that Hippo?

Here is a watercolored card using Beth's "Hippo Bird Day" Stamp Set
This one is done with the following Gina K. Designs Products:

* Stamp Set "Hippo Bird Day" by: Beth Silaika 
*Pure Luxury Card Stock: White Heavy Base Weight &
           Layering weight, Black Onyx, &Sweet Mango
*Premium Dye Ink: Black Onyx for the Greeting & Peach Bellini 
*Ribbon - Black Onyx Gingham
*Spectrum Aqua Markers

This one was shown at the Release Party:

This was fun coloring all the hats for the background!
Using the following Gina K. Designs Products:
*Stamp Set "Hippo Bird Day" by: Beth Silaika
*Pure Luxury Card Stock - White Heavy Base, 
          Layering Weight, Sweet Mango, & Black Onyx
*Premium Dye Ink - Black Onyx 
*Spectrum Noir Markers
*Ribbon - Black Onyx Plaid 
Next Up:
We have the new stamp set " Twine Time "
by: Melanie Muenchinger
There are so many possibilities using this set!  :) 

On this card I used the following Gina K. Designs Products:
*Stamp Set "Twine Time" - by: Melanie Muenchinger
*Pure Luxury Card Stock - Red Hot, Black Onyx, & 
          White Layering Weight
*Premium Dye Ink - Black Onyx
*Twisted Twine - Black Onyx & Red Hot

This is the one that was at the Release Party:
Love all the buttons!
I used the following Gina K. Designs Products for this card!
*Stamp Set "Twine Time" by: Melanie Muenchinger
*Pure Luxury Card Stock - White Heavy Base Weight, Layering
           Weight, & Dusty Rose    
*Premium Dye Inks - Dusty Rose, Passionate Pink, & Cherry Red
*On the Inside I add some PP from the 6x6 Patterned 
           Paper Pack Smitten   
Thats all from me today!
Thank You So Much For Stopping By! 
 Hope you all have a fun time hopping and
 If you Celebrate…
"Merry Christmas to You and Your Family"
If not, then have a wonderful New Year! 
 :)  <3 (((Hugs)))             

Ready for more awesome creations?!
 Just click on the links below for more from the
 Illustrators and Design Team!!

 Gina K
  Beth Silaika - Illustrator of "Hippo Bird Day" stamp set
 Melanie Muenchinger - Illustrator of "Twine Time" stamp set
Allie Gower
Cat Tibwell
 Karen Hightower - You are here!
 Kendra Wietstock
 Sean Fetterman
 Silke Ledlow
 Susie Moore

Thank you for stopping by!
 Don’t forget to leave a comment for a 
chance to Win some Goodies…. 
And be sure to stop by the Gina K Designs Store
 to purchase these awesome stamp sets at http://www.ginakdesigns.com.

Friday, December 4, 2015

Stamp Tv Kit Addicts Group - Friday Funday!!!!! 12/4/15

Good-morning everyone!
   This is my First week in the Stamp Tv Addicts Group over at Stamp Tv!  I am really looking forward to this fun group and sharing fun stuff!  :)  If you are a member then you know our Tricia has decided to step down for the good of her family. She is such a awesome Lady & crafter and I know she will truly be missed, but she promises to come visit….  :)
   So this week I couldn't decide what I wanted to do first!  LOL   so many things in my head!  LOL
Melanie Muenchinger posted a video on inside out Cutaway Technique! So that inspired me, but I Wanted it a little different!  :)  I can't wait to try it like she did it, but I wanted to use some awesome Patterned Papers too!  I used the Sparkling Christmas stamp set that is in the "Sparkling Christmas" Stamp Tv Kit for the first two.
This is how I ended up doing the two cards:

I started with the stamp set Sparkling Christmas that is in the new Sparkling Christmas Stamp Tv Kit. Then a piece of White Heavy Base Pure Luxury Card Stock
Cut in half at 5 1/2". So I have a piece that is 5 1/2" x 8 1/2"  scored & folded at  4 1/4" (A2) size
Stamped the Snow Flakes & Greeting in Turquoise Sea & Ocean Mist
Then used my ruler to mark off the area I wanted to cut off! I really didn't measure that part, because  to me it is just where you want the snow flake to stand away from the card front!

After cutting away the part marked and around my image 
I added the PP to the back side of the front of the card

Also It is nice to finish the back side of your cards!
Well, I just couldn't stop there!  LOL!
I really enjoyed this technique, so I pulled out a older 
StampTv Kit Stamp Set "Merry Little Christmas" and used it for the next two!  :) 
But I had to use some of the new Patterned Paper "Sparkling Christmas"and a piece from the incentives paper pack!    I Love both those packs.

On this one the 1 3/4" piece of PP is attached to the inside, 
leaving enough room for the sentiment.

I decided to use the Holly Leaves!
I started with the same Heavy Base white card stock that measures 
5 1/2 x 8 1/2 score at 4 1/4 then fold.
I found these post it notes that are sticky on almost all of the back side!
made a mask, Didn't really need it on this one, but the second one, 
 I stamped 5 of the images in Fresh Asparagus Ink and I did use 2 masks. 

Drew the cut lines.

Cut it out, then decided I wanted to cut the centers of the leaves.
 So I marked those and cut them out!

Used these 3 Spectrum Noir Markers!
 Stamp set I used to create the last two cards!
" Merry Little Christmas "

Both of these sets are available at Gina K. Designs
Hope you enjoyed this little tutorial!
There is a new challenge over at the Stamp Tv Kit Addicts Group also this month!
Come on over to Stamp Tv and join if you aren't a member and If you are, stop by the Addicts group and play along this month in the challenge! I'm sure you can guess it!  :)  <3
Have a blessed day and please leave a comment,
Your feedback will help me develop better tutorials!
Thank You for stopping by!  <3  :)