a2z Scrapbooking - Prayers

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Hello everyone!

I am here with a2z Scrapbooking to share with you another card.  This month's challenge is "Sentiment Focus".  If you would like to join in on the fun, you can link your project up here.  All you have to do is use at least one Hero Arts product on your project.

Here is my card, I am using the Hero Arts Prayers Stamp and Cut set.  The Prayers is my sentiment focus.





Here is how I put my card together:

1.  My card is an A2 card,
2.  I die cut two rectangle layers, 1 in black and 1 in white with the Hero Arts Rectangle Infinity dies,
3.  I used the Hero Arts Spiral Petals Stencil for my background, I used the Hero Arts Bold Ink Indigo to stencil,



 4.  I then die cut the "prayers" out with black cardstock and then die cut the "prayers" out again with black foam, I adhered these two pieces together with liquid glue,




5.  I positioned the die cut "prayers" where I wanted it on my card and stamped the sentiments using Hero Arts Intense Black ink,
6.  I finished my card with some Hero Arts Ombre Ocean Sequins.



Closer look of the foam I used on the "prayer" to give the word more dimension.


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I hope I have inspired you to join the challenge this month! You will have a chance to win a $25 gift certificate to the store! One lucky winner will be announced on June 7th.

Good luck and please come back again soon!

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Joy Clair - Happy Father's Day

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Hello everyone,

I am here with Joy Clair and we are celebrating Father's Day!  I am using the Joy Clair Dad's Day stamp set.  Be sure to stop over at the Joy Clair blog to get more inspiration for your Father's Day cards. 

Here is my card my clean and simple card that can be reproduced if you have several Father's Day cards to create! 

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Here is how I put my card together:

1.  A2 card, 4 1/4 x 5 1/2
2.  For the background I used the Joy Clair stamp set "Uh-Oh Splatter",
3.  I stamped the "you're the bomb" image from the Joy Clair stamp set called "Dad's Day" in  black ink and fuzzy cut it out,
4.  I added the sentiment "Happy Father's Day" from the same set,

5.  I finished my card by adding some splatter from some black ink.

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Thanks so much for stopping by, please leave me a comment if you like my card, I love reading them. If you are not a follower, please follow my blog to stay up to date on what's going on.


Joy Clair - Doodle Flowers

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Hello everyone!

I am back again this month with Joy Clair.  I am featuring one of the newest stamp set called "Doodle Flowers" and the sentiment is from the Joy Clair set "Everyday Sentiments".  This month sure is flying by, if  you have not visited the Joy Clair blog, please stop by to see all the wonderful creations the design team has created.  You will definitely be inspired!

There is still about a week to play along with the Joy Clair Challenge this month.  The theme is always anything goes and our Design Team uses a photo inspiration to create their project that you can use too.  If you would like to join the challenge, you can find all the details here. As always, you will have a chance to win a $25 Gift Certificate to the Joy Clair Store

Here is my card for inspiration.  This months theme for the design team is layering.  I think I meant this requirement pretty well.  Below I will tell you how I put my card together.



How I put my card together:

1.  A2 card 4 1/4 x 5 1/2,
2.  I cut a few different design papers to make my layers, the flower piece measures 3 7/8 x 5 1/2, the stripe piece is 1" and the cardstock that is in between the design paper is just a small piece I put in between,
3.  I die cut the scallop piece from the Lawn Fawn Scallop die set,
4.  I stamped the image from the Joy Clair Doodle Flowers stamp set and colored them with copics,
5.  I stamped the sentiment from the Joy Clair Everyday Sentiment stamp set with versamark and then added some white embossing powder and heat embossed it,
6.  I then die cut the image out with the Lawn Fawn Stitched Rectangle set,
7.  I finished off my card with some black enamel dots. 


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Thank you for stopping by, please come back again soon!



Retro Rubber Challenge Blog #63 - Color Challenge

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Hello everyone!

I am here with Retro Rubber Challenge Blog and we have a new challenge and it is "color my world".  You can use the photo below for your inspiration.   Also, make sure the stamp you use on your project is at least one year or older.   If we feel you are using newer stamps, you may be disqualified from the challenge without notification.  For more details on the rules, you can find them over on Retro Rubber Challenge blog.  Be sure to stop over on the Retro Rubber Challenge blog to get more inspiration, the design team has some wonderful creations!





Here is my take on the challenge.  I am using a Mama Elephant stamp set called Thank You Wishes, which was released in January 2016.  My card is an A2 card, the design paper is 4 x 51/2, I then cut two pieces of card stock 4 x 5, I used a MFT die to cut the frame at the bottom and then I layered the two together.  I stamped my sentiment from the Mama Elephant set with Versafine black ink.  To finish my card, I added some sequins.  




Thanks again for stopping by, please don't forget to stop over at the Retro Rubber Challenge blog and join the fun and check out the beautiful projects the design team members have created. You have until June 2nd to join in on the fun! 

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Gina K Designs - Fun with Fabulous Foil-Mates Blog Hop

Monday, May 22, 2017


Hi everyone! 

Gina K and the team have received such amazing feedback on the new Foil-Mates, Fancy Foils and dies that we have decided to put together a special hop for you today! This blog hop is a blend of a video blog hop featuring tutorials from Gina K and a few members of the team and a traditional blog hop featuring beautiful cards from other members of the team. 

Over the past few weeks, the Foil-Mates products have been flying off the shelves at Gina K Designs. Please be assured that if they are out-of-stock, they will quickly be back on the shelves again soon. In fact, Gina just stocked the shelves with a fresh batch of Foil-Mates, Fancy Foils and dies and more will be on the way.

If you are new to Foil-Mates, they are used to step-up the shimmer and shine in your card projects! Creating cards is never more easy and beautiful when you work with this new line of foil products. From beautiful pre-printed Foil-Mates, to stunning colors of Fancy Foils, when you combine them together the outcome is stunning! Discover how many various combinations of different cards and invitations you are able to create with Gina’s Foil-Mates products. With many of Gina’s most popular signature colors now available in foil, coordinating with Gina K Designs card stock and ink has never been easier!

We would like to thank Therm O Web for being such a great partner in the Foil-Mates line of products.







Enjoy the gorgeous inspiration samples from the team and then comment on each blog. We will be selecting one lucky commenter at the end of the hop and that person will win a $50 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:

My first card features the Birthday Essentials Foil-Mates Sentiments set.  I cut the image out using the Foil-Mates Rectangle Large set and foiled it with Passionate Pink - Fancy Foil.  I then used the Stars and Stripes foil Mates and used Passionate Pink - Fancy Foil for the polka dots and the Turquoise Sea Foil - Fancy Foils for the stripes.  I am in love with all these foils, it sure does make a classy card for anyone you want to send one to.


GKD Supplies Used:
Birthday Essentials Foil-Mates
Polka Party Foil-Mates
Stars & Stripes Foil-Mates
Turquoise Sea Foil - Fancy Foils
Passionate Pink - Fancy Foils
GKD Pure Luxury Cardstock - White, Black and 
Passionate Pink
Small & Large Rectangle Foil-Mates Die Sets
Thermoweb 3D1/4" Foam Squares
Thermoweb Sticky Dot Runner


Here is a closer look of the card.

My next card, I am using the Birthday Essentials Foil-Mates Sentiments set again. The background, I used the Stars & Stripes Foil-Mates, I foiled the stars with Jelly Bean Foil - Fancy Foils and the stripes with Turquoise Sea Foil - Fancy Foils.  I used the negative that I foiled from the card above.  It's so nice that you can use every piece of the foil if you have   To the Deco Foil Toner Sheets.  Gina K has a nice video you can watch if you are not sure how to use the Deco Foil Toner Sheets.


GKD Supplies Used:
Birthday Essentials Foil-Mates
Stars & Stripes Foil-Mates
Turquoise Sea Foil - Fancy Foils
Jelly Bean - Fancy Foils
Passionate Pink - Fancy Foils
Wild Lilac - Fancy Foils
GKD Pure Luxury Cardstock - White and Black 
Small & Large Oval Foil-Mates Die Sets
Thermoweb 3D1/4" Foam Squares
Thermoweb Sticky Dot Runner


Closer look of the card, here you can see the colors very well.

My next card is a very clean and simple card, again I used the negative piece that I foiled with the Deco Foil Toner Sheet, I also die cut the butterfly with the Toner Sheet and foiled it with Turquoise Sea Foil - Fancy Foils.  The sentiment if from the Gina K Massive Messages.  


GKD Supplies Used:
Polka Dot - Foil-Mates
Turquoise Sea Foil - Fancy Foils
Jelly Bean - Fancy Foils
GKD Pure Luxury Cardstock - White and Black 
Thermoweb Sticky Dot Runner


Closer look of the card

My last card I have lots of elements on this card.  I embossed the background and layered it with the GKD layering black cardstock.  I then used the negative from my second card which was the Stars & Stripes Foil-Mates using the Toner Sheet.  I die cut the stars with the small and large foil mates die sets.  I die cut the True Friend - foil-Mates sentiment and then foiled it with the  Jelly Bean Fancy Foil.  I added all the elements to my card.  I finished it off by die cutting the stars from the Large Rectangle Foil-Mates Die Set and adhered them to my card.


GKD Supplies Used:
True Friend Foil-Mates
Stars & Stripes Foil-Mates
Jelly Bean - Fancy Foils
GKD Pure Luxury Cardstock - White, Black 
and Jelly Bean Green
Small & Large Circle Foil-Mates Die Sets
Large Rectangle Foil-Mates Die Set
Thermoweb 3D1/4" Foam Squares
Thermoweb Sticky Dot Runner



Closer look at the card.

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


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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