Hello and Welcome to Karen's Creative Designs. I have been enjoying making cards for about 6 years now. I started out making Scrapbooks for the Grandkids. Searched You-Tube for techniques for background and found Gina K.Designs. I was hooked and just had to make cards! I have always been one to have a craft of some sort to do. I have done some crochet, jewelry making, pottery, cake making, ect.... you get the picture! I am hooked on card making and I love that it brings a smile to someones face when they receive a handmade card!
I am so glad you have stopped by today! it is Day 3 of the Gina K. Designs New Release Blog Hop
and I have some fun cards to share.
We are Featuring the Festive Fall Card Kit and the Stamp set – Hey Boo by: Emily Loggans
This kit is full of amazing images that can be used with so many techniques even the Hey Boo works well with this kit.
Here is a look at the Kit and set we are featuring today. Hey
Here are the cards I made with these sets for the release.
There is a prize for today. Gina K. Designs has another wonderful $50.00 gift certificate
for someone that leaves a little love on the blogs as they hop along.
The more blogs you comment on the better your chances of winning are.
So for today, lets start with the Hey Boo stamp set:
I really love the greeting Sweater Weather in this set. It has been sooo hot an humid here in East Texas so I am ready for some Sweater Weather. I had to use some Patterned Paper for this card so I picked out two patterned papers from the 6×6 paper pack for this card. They reminded me of a warm cozy sweater.
Here are the items used on this card:
Next up Is a few cards made with the Festive Fall Card Kit.
I think I cant get enough of those cute little pumpkins! This whole kit is so full of wonderful sets.
I will be making lots of cards with this Kit.
Ok, Here are the cards.
On this first one I used the Autumn Silhouettes stamp set
from the kit along with the Autumn Flourish stencil.
Then did some masking by tearing a piece of Masking Magic to get a torn edge
to mask off the bottom so I could do some ink blending. Added a tiny shadow under part of the leaves. 🙂
It is Day two of our hop and today we are Celebrating more Fabulous stamp sets and some coordinating dies.
Today we have the New Timeless Poppies – By: Arjita Singh and Blooming’ Wild – BY: Lisa Hetrick Here is a look at those sets.
Such Beautiful Flowers! Here are the cards made for the Release on Monday night.
The first card is a 5 X 7″ so you can see how larger the set is. Then the second card is a A2 and look at those big beautiful flowers as well.
The Poppies are watercolored and the Blooming’ Wild flowers are colored with Prismacolor Pencils and the Gamsol Technique.
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I’ll start today featuring the Beautiful Stamp set – Timeless Poppies.
I looked up poppies and saw these beautiful gray poppies.
If you have never seen them, you should google gray poppies and enjoy the beautiful colors.
For this card I stamped it the image on Bristol smooth paper using Whisper Amalgam Ink
& colored with Zig clean color markers.
The greeting is from this months Incentive stamp set Thankful Greenery.
We are so glad you are hopping along with us to Celebrate the
New and fun stamp sets from Gina K. Designs.
Today we are featuring the New stamp set Beautiful Bees by: Melanie Muenchinger.
Look at all those busy bees and those beautiful flowers!
There is coordinating dies for this set.
Also the New Beautiful Innocent Orchid by: Hannah Drapinski
Here are the cards from Last nights release party! There was so much inspiration in the Facebook Group last night. ( Gina K. Designs & Stamp Tv Friends Group ) Come join the group where we share friendship & the love of all things Gina K. Designs.
There is also $50.00 Gift Certificate to Gina K. Designs as a Prize. 😎🎉 To be entered for a chance to win all you have to do is leave a comment on the blogs. The more blogs you comment on the more chances you have to win. Gina will have the winners announced on her blog several days after the hop. I can’t wait to share my cards with you all. The bees are Bee-utiful as is the Orchids.
I am going to start with the Beautiful Bees Stamp set by: Melanie Muenchinger. There are also coordinating dies for this set that is sold separately. I just love those bees they look like the ones in my garden that are enjoying the pollen from all the flowers.
Today we are celebrating the Exclusive stamp set For Simon Says Stamps by: Gina K. Designs. This is a Beautiful set and is available only for a limited time. Check out this beautiful Set and it is also available as a Stamp & Die set.
I love snowflakes and this set will make lots of beautiful Holiday & Winter cards! Here are a few cards I made with this set.
This card I did some ink blending and heat embossing.
This last card I used Silver Embossing Powder and Master Layouts Dies 1 and 2
Thank you for stopping by and checking out my cards! ❤ Have a great day! I Hope you take a little time to get inky!
Welcome everyone! I am so glad you stopped by today!
It is day two of Gina K. Designs New Release Blog Hop August 2020.
I know you all will be getting a lot of inspiration as you hop along today, as the team as made some fabulous samples to share! ❤
Today we are featuring the New Stamp Sets 1.) Welcome Home by – Beth Silaika 2.) Love Conquers by – Emily Loggans & 3.) Delightful Blooms by – Arjita Singh. With all these sets there is so many techniques you can do! ❤
Here is a look at the Stamp Sets and the coordinating Die Set for Welcome Home
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Here are the cards I created for todays Hop!
First is the Welcome Home Stamp & Coordinating Die Set :
I love making my own Patterned Papers and this set was fun to do that with. I used a panel of GKD layering weight White card stock and a stamping block to stamp one of the birds in Sea Glass and the smaller dot, Stamped the single leaf and larger dot in Apple Mint. Then on a different piece of the layering weight card stock I used the stencil ( Fizzy ) from the Peace, Love & Sushi Card Kit and inked it up in the same two colors. Next I used the New Master Layouts 2 Die set to cut the two panels out in the stitched die and the back layering die I used Black Onyx. Attached the layers with adhesive. Stamped the birdhouse in Amalgam ink and colored with Copic Markers. Then die cut the pole. Fussy cut the birdhouse because I got out of lines! 🙂 I grabbed my Misti stamping tool and stamped the Welcome greeting on the stenciled panel and stamped the Home on a piece of scrap paper. Attached it with foam squares cut in half. Attached the learns together and on the card base. Popped up the bird house and added bling with connect glue.
Then I have a card made with the Stamp Set – Love Conquers
This is a quick card that as fun to create and turns out great. Card Base 4 1/4″ X 11″ scored at 5 1/2″ Using a piece of White Layering Weight Card stock I prepped for heat embossing. Put in my Misti and placed the greeting on the panel in the center. Stamped with Embossing Ink and then added the White embossing powder and heat set. Grabbed a blending brush and Apple Mint ink and blended the ink over the greeting and going lighter on the edges of the greeting. Next I inked up the Fizzy Stencil that comes in the Peace, Love & Sushi Card Kit with Sea Glass ink and blending ink light around the panel. Used a micro fiber cloth to remove any ink residue from the heat embossed greeting. Grabbed the Master Layouts 2 set and die cut the stitched panel and a Black Onyx panel with the larger of the two. Wrapped twine around the bottom area of the panel and added the little Heart embellishments. Used foam tape and attached the panel on a tilt.
And the last sample is made with Delightful Blooms
I couldn’t wait to color this image with my white pencils. I used Stormy Sky Card Stock and heat embossed the Delightful Blooms Flower image in White Fine Detail embossing powder. Then I used a White Prismacolor Pencil to color in the flowers. I used a N5 Copic marker for the dark area under the flowers. Used some velum and Heat embossed a greeting in Black Embossing Powder and wrapped around the corner of the panel. Attached it on the back with adhesive and then Layered it with a piece of Black Onyx Card Stock. Attached that on to a White Heavy Base Card Stock 4 1/4″ X 5 1/2″ Card Base.
Hi Friends! Welcome to Gina K. Designs August Release Blog Hop Day 1!
We are so glad you are hopping along with us today!
Also join us tomorrow and Wednesday. We have so much to share so a three day hop is the only way we could fit it all in! ❤ Today we are Featuring 3 new & amazing sets! The sets today are Beautiful Butterflies by – Melanie Muenchinger, there is also coordinating dies. Wildflowers & Weeds by- Lisa Hetrick, there is coordinating dies for this set as well. The third set for today is Grow Positive Thoughts by – Hannah Drapinsky. Here is a look at the Stamp Sets and Die Sets.
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These sets are Fabulous and so much fin to create with!
Looking forward to seeing all the fabulous cards that you all will make with these sets!
Here are my cards featuring these stamp and die sets!
First up I have Beautiful Butterflies from Melanie Muenchinger: This set will be back in stock soon.
I had fun creating this card. I used my White Pigment Ink to do these techniques. I saw Jennifer McGuire do these techniques and thought it would be pretty for the butterfly dies. I die cut the butterflies in Turquoise Sea and then glues them on a panel and ink blended the White Pigment Ink all over. Then I took the New Fizzy stencil from the Peace, Love & Sushi Card Kit and ink blended white over it and cut a panel for the card. Die cut the tag in White layering weight and stamped the greeting in Obsidian Amalgam ink. Popped it up and put the card together and added a die cut butterfly to the inside.
Blue Layer with butterflies – 3 7/8″ x 3 1/4″
Fizzy stenciled panel – 3 7/8″ x 1 3/4″
White strip – 3 7/8″ x 1/16″
The Black Onyx layer behind that is 1/8″ larger 4″ x 5 1/4″
card Base – 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″
Here are the products I used to create this card! ❤
I could see this card in my head and I had to get it on paper. I stenciled the Funky Flourish Stencil in Plum Punch ink over a little Plum Punch Ink Blended area. Then I stamped the images on Layering Weight Card stock and die cut them out. Die cut the ink blended stencil panel with the Master Layouts 2 dies and also the Black Onyx layer. Using the HELLO die I lined it up where I wanted to cut it and then ran it through the die cutting machine. I saved the cut out words for another card, and die cut several HELLOs out of White Heavy Base Weight Card Stock then glues 3 layers together. I laid the pansy where I wanted to attach it on top of the panel with the word hello cut out, I then laid the Hello die back in the cut out word. Used some purple tape to hold it then ran it through the die cutter. So now it fits around the word nicely. Glued everything together and popped up the top of the flower but used Connect glue to hold it around the H of Hello.
Here are the Gina K. Designs Items I used for this card:
and for my last card I used Grow Positive Thoughts by Hannah Drapinsky :
For this card I started with a piece of watercolor paper and smooshed ink on a no porous service, (My glass mat) and then spritzed with water until the ink was real fluid. The laid my paper on top and kinda tapped my fingers around on it so the paper would make good contact with the ink. Let it sit for a minute then lifted it. Let it dry real good then placed in my Misti and then positioned the image and stamped with the Obsidian Ink. I stamped it several times as the watercolor paper is rough and the image needs several inkings. Then I used my zig clean color markers to color the image. I did it really loose and let color spin out of the lines! ❤
Here are the Gina K. Designs items I used for this card:
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These items are now available at > Gina K Designs. Enjoy all the Inspiration and have a great day! ❤ Remember to take a little time to get inky!
I am joining in on the fun challenge this month over at Gina K. Designs. Sheri Gilson is hosting this Months Challenge. She has Challenged us to make a Christmas Card. I can’t believe Christmas will be here before we know it.
I am still planning my fall garden and getting things ready for that. So I am wanting time to slow down just a bit so we can enjoy a little more of the summer. The Dog Days are coming and I am sure I’ll be ready for fall come the end of August! LOL.
Here is the card I made for the Challenge. I think I will make a few more of these to send out. ❤
This card is a A2 4 1/4″ X 5 1/2″ card. The focal panel with the snowflakes is 3 3/4″ X 5″ . I used my embossing buddy to clean off any oil that might have been on the card. I then placed it in my Misti and arranged my snowflakes. Inked them up with Gina K. Designs Embossing Ink and stamped them. Added my GKD Silver embossing powder and heat set it. Stamped the greeting and heat embossed it as well. Attached the Silver Metallic panel with connect glue and the greeting with foam squares. Added a layer of the silver card stock and a white layer to the inside and stamped the smaller snowflake in Soft Stone Premium Dye Ink on the bottom left corner.
Here are the items I used for this card.
You still have time to join in this months challenge and there is (3) $25.00 gift cards for prizes. So come play along and you can find the details here > Gina K. Designs . Hope you have a great day and take a little time to get inky! ❤
Today over on InstaGram, Gina K. Design is having a Hop. I wanted to share the cards I made here also. I have really enjoyed creating with all these fabulous sets from the release. Here is a look at the sets. Since the Kits sold out so fast, Gina K. has placed another order and will have a second batch of kits before much longer.
Here is a look at two cards I made using Nature’s Touch Card Kit.
Watercolored this one and used the Hello word die, oval dies and some beautiful patterned paper.
This was was fun! I used the techniques Gina K. Showed in one of her lives. I ran the stencil through my die cutting machine to emboss it then I scored lines and did the woodgrain technique on it. It has a carved wood look. I really like the look this technique offers.
And here are the items used for this card.
I hope you have enjoyed the cards from the InstaGram Hop and I hope you have a wonderful day and take a little time to get inky! ❤
Hi and Welcome everyone! I am so Glad you have joined us today for Day 3 of the New Card Kit & Illustrator Release. Wow, so many wonderful sets released this month! Are you ready for more Inspiration using the New Nature’s Touch Card Kit and the New Awesome – Master Layouts Dies? There is also a Fabulous Incentive stamp set that is free with a $75.00 purchase. Here is a look at the Card Kit – Nature’s Touch and the Master Layouts Dies.
So many beautiful images in this kit and the stencil has been fun to use too! This kit will sit at my desk for a long while. The silhouette images are going to be fun to use for different techniques. Of course the Flowers are just the Best! 😉 Here are the cards I made for Release Night!
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Enjoy the Hop and hope you are inspired!
Here are the cards I made using the New Nature’s Touch Card Kit and Masters Layout Dies.
This card I masked off so I would have a center focal area. I ink blended the background, stamped the image and then decided that I wanted to do the Bokeh (is a photography term for Blurred Lights)Technique on this card! I used a small sponge dauber to create the light orbs.
I just had to do some watercoloring and make a VIdeo using these flowers! ❤ There are dies for them, but I had already stamped and colored before I realized I might want to cut the flowers out. So I had to fussy cut the flower out. I prefer dies! 🙂 So many of you are Great at Fussy Cutting and make it look so easy and get it perfect. It isn’t for me! LOL. But I will keep trying! I did make a panel with leaves and watercolored then used the Master Dies to cut out the rectangle panel.