Showing posts with label Gina K Designs. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Gina K Designs. Show all posts


DCWV Stack-a-holic Challenge, May 2018

     Are these flowers not gorgeous!?! They are from the Botanical Beauty stack from DCWV, Inc. So many pretty sheets in this stack. Some have gold foil embellishing like the gold bees on my card. I made this card for the Stack-a-holic Challenge for May at DCWV.
     First, I trimmed my card front. Yes, it was hard to cut through these beautiful flowers, but you can do it! Next, I stamped and die cut my sentiment tags and adhered them with foam tape. To finish up, I added a few epoxy dots.
         Lately, I have been making 4.25 x 5.5 cards, but I wanted more of the flowers to show on this card, so I made this one 5 x 7.
     We had the sketch below to work with this month. There is still a little time to join in the fun if you have an idea for your own card. Details are on DCWV's Facebook page here:  
    Thanks so much for stopping in. Hope you are having a great day, Pamela
Materials Used:
cardstock- Botanical Beauty (DCWV)
stamp- A Happy Hello (Gina K Designs)
dies- frames (Spellbinders Card Kit)
ink- chalk Wisteria (ColorBox)



Happy Birthday, Simon Says Stamps

     Today, I have a card for the "Happy Birthday Challenge" over at Simon Says Stamps. They are celebrating their 9th Anniversary this week. So excited for them!

     I don't usually use ready-made stickers, but I won this flower sticker in a kit from Spellbinders. It's so pretty that I had to use it for this card.

     You have plenty of time to join in the fun before a new challenge goes up next Wednesday. Here's a link to the rules.

  Thanks so much for stopping by my blog today. I appreciate the time you spend here with me.      

Materials Used:
     cardstock, sticker, pearls - Spellbinders
     cardstock, ink - Gina K Designs
     stamp, die - ODBD
     double-stick and foam tape


Anything Goes, Simon Says Stamps

     Today, I have a card for the Anything Goes challenge over at Simon Says Stamps. They are spotlighting Stampendous products this week. The sentiment I used on my card is a Stampendous stamp that I've used many times.

     As you probably know, according to the laws of aerodynamics, the bee should not be able to fly with its large body and small, thin wings. And yet it does! Bees always remind me that all things are possible with God.

     Want to join in on the challenge? Here's a link to the rules:
     Thanks so much for stopping in today. 

Materials used:
   stamps-  Stampendous!, Stampcraft
   cardstock-  Oh My Lemons (the Paper Studio), Grass Green (Gina K)
   ink-  green (Gina K), black (ColorBox)


Floral Frenzy Challenge, Simon Says Stamps

     This is my first time to enter a card in the Simon Wednesday Challenge over at Simon Says Stamps. This week's challenge if Floral Frenzy.
     I heat-embossed and die-cut the flowers. I chose not to heat-emboss the foliage and sentiment so that they do not take the focus away from of the flowers.
     I see that there is a new challenge every Wednesday highlighting a different company's stamps, dies, etc. You can still join in even if you do not have those particular products. I love the freedom of that! Since I'm busy writing my next book, I'm not sure I'll have time to join in the fun every week, but I should have time to create a card once or twice a month at least.
     Come on over and join in the fun with me. Here's a link to the rules:
Materials used:
cardstock- black, white, grass green (Gina K Designs)
stamps and dies- Bold and Blooming, Boho Flowers (Gina K Designs), Lattice Background, Double Stitched Pennant Flags (ODBD), Mon Ami (CAS-ual Fridays)
inks- grass green dye (Gina K Designs), orchid pigment (ColorBox)
embossing powder- clear (JoAnn Essentials)
pearls (Michael's)

Black & White with a Twist Challenge MMC32018

      Today, I have a card for the monthly challenge at Stamp TV and Gina K Designs. The challenge this time is to use black and white with just a pop of color, and a bow.
     I stamped and die-cut four flourishes in black. I adhered the back two with double-stick tape. For the top two, I used some thin foam tape at the far ends to make them pop up a bit. Then, I stamped and die-cut two sizes of flowers and added a brad center, and a bow.
     There is still time for you to join in the fun and get your own card into the challenge. Check out the rules here:

     Materials used:cardstock- black, white, grass green (Gina K)
stamps and dies- Boho Flowers (Gina K)
ink- black, grass green (Gina K)
ribbon- black (Offray)
brad- green (the Paper Studio)
adhesive- foam and double-stick


DCWV Stack-a-holic Challenge - January 2018

     Today, I have a card for the Stack-a-holic Challenge at DCWV.  I love the way this card turned out. I'm learning to use my Prismacolor pencils, and I must say that the higher price of these pencils are definitely worth it.
     I used the Beach House stack to create my card. I'm especially fond of the


More Kindness Cards - Stamp TV MMC12018

     I have more cards today for the Kindness Challenge over at Stamp TV. I love this theme for this challenge and decided to make several more cards for my stash. My friends and family love digging through my stash for their favorites to take home. Thinking-of-you type cards are the ones I send most.
     To create my patterned cardstock for this card, I stamped the flourish several times on white cardstock. Then, I trimmed it to fit as you see here. I added a strip of matching cardstock to set it off.
     Next, I stamped and die cut the sentiment and adhered the "you" with foam tape. I used Blue Raspberry cardstock and ink from Gina K Designs on this card.
     I used Grass Green cardstock and ink from Gina K Designs on this card. 
    Here are all the cards I made today. Once I had my design created, it was easy then to make more cards. Coming up with the design is the most time consuming part for me. If I really like a card I've made, then I usually make several.

     I'd love to see your "Kindness" cards too. Here's a link to the challenge rules at Stamp TV -
     Thanks so much for stopping in today, Pamela
Materials used:
    cardstock-  white, blue raspberry, grass green (Gina K Designs)
    stamps-       Boho Flowers (Gina K Designs)
    dies-             Boho Flowers (Gina K Designs)
    ink-               blue raspberry, grass green (Gina K Designs)
   gems-           pearls, gems


Kindness Challenge - Stamp TV MMC12018

     Hello everyone! Today, I have a card for the Monthly Mix Challenge over at Stamp TV. The inspiration this month is "Kindness".
     I snuck a pin wheel that a dear friend gave me for my birthday a few months ago into my picture. She gave it to me so that I will always remember to have fun.
    There is still plenty of time to join in the fun. You can find the challenge rules here:

      I used the following Gina K Designs products for my card:

     cardstock- white and blue lagoon
     die-            Royal Frame
     stamp-      A Happy Hello
     dye-           blue lagoon

     Thanks so much for stopping in. I always appreciate your visits and comments, Pamela


Red, White and Green Challenge - Stamp TV

      I have a card to share with you today for the Red, White and Green challenge over at Stamp TV (STV17MON42).
     I stamped the flowers in black and colored them with pencils in a variety of reds and greens. Then, I used an oval die to cut a window in the green cardstock. I adhered the green layer with foam tape. Hard to photograph that for some reason today. I stamped the sentiment in grass green.
     I used the following Gina K Designs products on my card:
          stamps- Bold & Blooming
          ink-         black onyx
                           grass green
     You still have a few days if you want to submit your own card. Here's a link to all the rules:
     Thanks so much for your time and comments today. Hope you are having a wonderful day,


Off the Page Challenge (Stamp TV)

    Today, I have a card for the Off-the-Page Challenge over at Stamp TV. The point of this challenge is to let your image go off the edge or edges of your card. I did that with one of my flowers as well as my sentiment. I had to use a mask and my Misti to achieve the result with the sentiment so that I didn't have to actually cut the stamp.
     I heat-embossed the flowers and used foam tape between the layers.
     When time allows, I like to bring an element from the front of my cards to the inside like I did here on this card. Just an extra little touch to cheer the recipient.
     Want to make your own card for the challenge? Here's a link to the rules.
     Thanks so much for stopping by. I really appreciate the time you spend with me on my blog.
     May the Lord be glorified by the work of my hands,
      I used the following Gina K Designs to create my card.
cardstock- Blue Lagoon, Turquoise Sea, White
stamps-      Grand Greetings
                     Bold & Blooming
dies-            Bold & Blooming
ink-              Blue Lagoon
     Other products used:
pigment-  Orchid and Violet (ColorBox)
powder-    clear embossing powder
pearls -      Michael's
adhesive-  double-stick and foam (3M) 


You're Amazing - Surprise Box

      I made this surprise box for a very dear and special lady. I had so much fun designing and creating this card for her.
     Yes, it's a card! If you have not seen these surprise boxes before, I'll tell you that they fold flat for mailing. Well, they usually do. I got a little carried away with filling it up with flowers and pearls and other things. I plan to give this to her in person so it doesn't really matter. It does fold enough to get it in an envelope but certainly not flat enough to mail without ruining it.

     I heat embossed and die cut the flowers in three sizes. I adhered the layers with foam tape between each and finished them with a pearl center. I stamped the leaves with a watermark ink to keep them more subtle.
     I made two sizes of medallions by cutting 1" x 11.5" and .75" x 11.5" cardstock strips. I scored them every .25".
     Here's a different look that shows the layers better.

    I'm going to post this card on Simon Says Challenge Blog for WORLD CARD MAKING DAY. Want to play along? Here's a link to the challenge.

    Thanks so much for stopping in today. May the Lord be glorified by the work of my hands, and may my friend know how much she is loved,

Materials List
   cardstock-  wild wisteria, grass green (Gina K Designs)
                        white, pink, purple, yellow (the Paper Studio)
   stamps-      flowers & leaves (Bold & Blooming, Gina K Designs)
                        sentiment (Mon Ami, Cas-ual Fridays)
   dies-            surprise box (Our Daily Bread Designs)
                        flourish (Fantastic Flourish One, Spellbinders)
                     flowers & leaves (Bold & Blooming, Gina K Designs)
   punches-   corner rounder (EK Success)
   inks-           violet, orchid, canary, black (ColorBox)
                      watermark (VersaMark)
   pearls, bird- Recollections
   adhesives-  glitter tape, double-stick tape, foam tape (3M)
                      blue gel school glue (Elmer's)


STV17MON39 - Inspirational Photo Challenge

    Today, I'm participating - playing, actually - in the weekly challenge over at Stamp TV for the first time. The team provided the photo below to be our inspiration. My eyes went straight to the apples.
     To create my apples and pears, I first die cut the fruit out of white cardstock. Then, I started daubing several colors until I was happy. 
     I created my "accidental background" when I was coloring my fruit on a piece of scrap piece of cardstock. I thought it looked so pretty with the colors all mixed up, so I decided it would be the best background for my card.
     There's still some time if you want to create your own card. Here's a link to all the rules.
     Don't be afraid of colors. Most objects have several different, sometimes surprising colors. I used four colors on my apples and three on my pears. I tried several different color combos before I was happy.
     Jump in and give it a try! And remember, it's only paper.                               

    May the Lord be glorified by the work of my hands,

<<< Materials Used >>>
cardstock:  grass green (Gina K Designs)
                     white and black (the Paper Studio)
stamps:      Bold & Blooming (Gina K Designs)
dies:            apple and pear (Spellbinders Paper Arts)
inks:            Black Onyx, Grass Green (Gina K Designs)
                     Citrus Splash, Orchid, Cranberry,
                     Fresh Green, Canary (ColorBox)


Birthday Easel Card & Matching Magnets

   I have an easel card with matching magnets for you today. I die cut the lattice background and inlaid a few of the diamond shapes. Then, I heat-embossed and die cut the flowers and sentiment adhering some with double-stick tape and others with foam tape to give dimension. 

     To make my flower magnets I first heat-embossed and die cut the flowers. Next, I die cut the magnets and then glued the flowers to the magnet.
     You can buy magnet sheets at most craft stores, but I used one of the many magnetic business cards I've received from various businesses. I soaked the magnets in water until the original paper front came loose. Then, I glued my flowers to the upcycled magnets.
     Thanks so much for stopping by!
Materials used:
     cardstock- white and yellow
     stamps- Bold & Blooming (Gina K Designs)
     dies-  Bold & Blooming (Gina K Designs)
                Lattice Chain (Our Daily Bread Designs)
     ink-  orchid & fresh green (ColorBox)
     pigment- clear (JoAnn Essentials)
     double-stick and foam tape