Joy Clair - Be Brave

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Hello everyone!

The February release with Joy Clair is amazing!  I am showcasing the new stamp set called "Be Brave". Have you noticed a theme in this release this month?  It's all about being yourself, being free and being strong.  What have you gotten out of this release?   This months theme is watercoloring, I love the technique of emboss resist.


Here is my card:

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Here is how I put my card together:
  1.   A2 card 4 1/4 x 5 1/2,
  2. . I used Ranger Watercolor paper (I always use the smooth side of the paper), I die cut     the paper with a stitched die to give it some dimension,
  3.  I  used the feather from the "Be Brave" stamp set, I stamped it with versamark and  then applied white embossing powder to the stamped image,
  4.  I then heat embossed the image,
  5.  I let the image cool,
  6. Then I applied some blue watercolor paint directly on and around my embossed  image,
  7.  I stamped my sentiment with Archival Black ink using my Misti so it would be exactly  where I wanted it,
  8.  I finished my card by adding some foam dots.

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A Blog Named Hero - Hip Hip Hooray!

Monday, February 20, 2017

Hello everyone!
http://www.janesdoodles.com/

I am here with A Blog Named Hero and this month we are collaborating with, Jane’s Doodles.  Jane Doodles stamps are so adorable and they are easy to stamp and color.  You must go check out her store and blog to see all the adorable stamps she has to offer!


A Blog Named Hero's February challenge is "CAS", for those of you that don't know what "CAS" is, it means "Clean and Simple", your card should have minimal embellishments, lots of “white” (or empty) space with minimal layers.  So, if you have been following my blog, that is hard for me to do, but with Jane Doodles - Party Time stamp set, I was able to pull it off!  And I was able to match the perfect sentiment from Hero Arts stamp set called "Tassels".

I used the Hero Arts Soft Granite Shadow ink and stamped off, so the cake image was faint in the background.  I then stamped the cake image with Memento on a separate piece of x-press it paper and fuzzy cut it out.  I then colored the cake with Copic Markers (R27, 47 and 58).  I then added some stickles for the icing.  I stamped the sentiment with Hero Arts black in.  To finish the card off, I added some enamel dots.  There you have it, a CAS card, lots of white space and no layering.


Closer look at the icing on the cake

Thank you so much Jane’s Doodles for sponsoring our challenge this month.  I hope you will join the challenge over at A Blog Named Hero.  Be sure to check out what the design team has created for your inspiration.  One random entry will win a prize from our February collaborating company, Jane’s Doodles!  Please remember to follow all of our challenge rules so that you’re eligible for our prize!

The challenge ends at 11:59PM EST on February 27th and the winner will be announced shortly after!  Please add your card using the linky tool here.  I can’t wait to see what you create!

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CottageCutz Daisies Flower - April

Sunday, February 19, 2017

Hello everyone!

I am here with you to share another one of the CottageCutz stamp & die combo set. I am featuring the new Birthday Flowers sets. This one is the Daisies Flower - April set. This set has two stamps, the flower and the bumble bee.   Please take some time to browse around on the blog, there are some very creative projects using the birthday flower stamp & die combos.

Here is my card, my card is an A2 (4 1/4 x 5 1/2)


Here is a closer look:


 I stamped the image from the Daisies Flower with memento ink and colored it with copics.


I then centered the dies from the Daisies Flower - April set and die cut them with my big shot.


This is how the flowers look when it is die cut.  I then sponged some light blue ink on the Stitched Oval die and used foam tape to pop the daisy image on it.  I then added it to my card.

I used these copics to color all the elements on the flower and bee.

To finish the card, I added the "April" word from the Calendar Month die set.

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Dies I used:







Joy Clair - Mardi Gras

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Hello everyone!
I am here with Joy Clair and we are celebrating Mardi Gras!  To see what the design team has created please be sure to stop over at Joy Clair to see their creations!  I am using the stamp set called Mardi Gras.  This stamp set is a great set to have. I love all the mask that are in the set. There are three mask and a lot of other sentiments and elements you could use.  I choose to use two of the mask in the set for my card.  The sentiment is from the Joy Clair Everyday Sentiments.




Here is how I put my card together:

1.  I used my embossing buddy so when I stamped and embossed my background I would get a clean look. 


2.  I used my Silhouette to cut the SVG file for my masks that I wanted to use on my card.  Did you know with every stamp set you purchase from Joy Clair you get the SVG file free?  I then used my Misti and trimmed down the piece of paper that was cut with my Silhouette, I took a piece of post-it note and laid the cut file on top.  I centered the stamp over the negative cut and stamped it.  If the stamp was not centered you can always move the paper around. 



Once I got the stamp where I wanted it, I stamped the image. 



I placed the positive cut into the negative template, and re-stamped the stamped image.  Whalla, I have a perfect stamped image!  You can repeat stamping as many of these images as you want.  I like to have a few on hand just incase I wanted to use them on another project.  You can also keep the negative piece of paper if you want.


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Gina K Designs - Inspiration Blog Hop - Day Two

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

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Hello everyone!


The Cast and Crew for Gina K Designs welcomes you to another fabulous blog hop celebrating the new stamp release for February by our illustrator team! We hope to inspire you with some beautiful card projects as you hop along to each of the designer’s blogs! Today, we are featuring the stamp sets by Beth Silaika, Claire Brennan and our new Incentive set Vintage Rose.

These stamp sets are so fun and versatile! You will be able to create amazing card projects using each individual set or by combining the images and sentiments from multiple sets from this release. Have fun and be creative!

Spring Fling illustrated by Beth Silaika
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Springtime Baskets illustrated by Claire Brennan
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Incentive set Vintage Rose
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Enjoy the gorgeous inspiration samples from the team and then comment on each blog for your chance to win a $20 Gina K Designs gift certificate! To see who won, check the Big News Forum at StampTV a few days after the hop. Ready for some inspiration? Here are a few of the projects I have created for today’s hop:


GKD Supplies Used:
Stamps: Spring Fling illustrated by Beth Silaika
Ink: GKD Black Onyx
Paper: Pure Luxury Card Stock -, Lovely Lavender & Wild Lilac
Heavy Weight White & Layering Weight White
GKD Patterned Paper Pack- Birthday Hoot
Other: Spellbinder Long Rectangle and Long Scallop Rectangle
Copics


GKD Supplies Used:
Stamps: Springtime Baskets illustrated by Claire Brennan
Ink: GKD Black Onyx and Kraft
Paper: Pure Luxury Card Stock - Kraft & Layering Weight White
Other: Lawn Fawn Stitched Oval & Copics


GKD Supplies Used:
Stamps: Incentive set Vintage Rose (Gina K Designs)
Ink: GKD Black Onyx
Paper: Pure Luxury Card Stock -, Heavy Weight White & Layering Weight White & Black
GKD Patterned Paper Pack- Sending Love
Other: Copics, dew drops

Ready for more awesome creations?! Just click on the links below for more from Gina and the Cast & Crew:

Beth Silaika - Illustrator for Spring Fling
Claire Brennan - Illustrator for Springtime Baskets

Don’t forget to pop over to the Gina K Designs Store and check out all of the new products available this month in the “What’s New” section at http://www.ginakdesigns.com.

Thank you for stopping by!















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