Friday, August 29, 2014

Fabulous Frame Fillers Now Available

Fabulous Frame Fillers is now available for purchase!   This set is never leaving my desk, I'm just sayin'.  Scallops? Check!  Dots? Check.  Dashes? Check! Oval frames? Check!  Flowers? Check! Stuff for when your card needs a little sumthin' sumthin'? Check!! We are burning through the stock even faster than we did with Fabulous Frame* (we were ready with a LOT more than last time to try and meet the demand) but don't delay!  I have some great videos planned and want you stamping along with me. ;)  Be sure to leave comments if there are specific things you'd like to see demonstrated.
I hope you were able to see all the beautiful designs the Gina K. Design team made for our party.  If not, you can see them in the party chat thread on StampTV, as well as more in our Inspiration Hop next Tuesday.  Each person who used had a different vision for and it was able to completely make their cards their own style with these stamps, and that is, "fabulous". :)

Above is a card I made with the The Simple Things StampTV Kit's two-step Tree and sentiment and just the Fabulous Frame Fillers, no frame here.  It's really fun to just start stamping the elements and see where it goes.  Tip: Always start with your largest element, here the dashed oval, where your focal point will be, and work outward to finally the smallest details. Cardstock is Pure Luxury Fresh Asparagus from the kit and inks are Gina K. Dark Chocolate and Fresh Asparagus.  I colored the little adhesive pearls with a red alcohol marker to look like apples, and used a white pen to add dots to the scalloped border and centers of the brown stamped flowers.

Have a wonderful weekend!  Hope you get a little time to stamp!  I would love to hear in the comments section: what pieces in the set are you most excited about/ excited to use?

* Stock is getting low on this one (peeps throwing it in the cart with the fillers if they didn't already have it) so don't miss that if you are wanting to use them together.  Of course, we will order more, but I know excited stampers aren't the most patient when it comes to waiting for more stamps. ;)  Thanks for loving these sets so much!

Thursday, August 28, 2014

You're Invited: Gina K. Designs Release Party Tonight

Good morning! I am so excited about our release party tonight, probably more than I have been for one in some time, and that's hard to do!  Really eager to see all the creative uses for my  new Fabulous Frame Fillers set from our team and show you what else I've come up with! Some I will be saving for our hops next week, I have used it on every card I've made the past few days (10 cards!)

Here is a super simple one I made just using the little floral corners to create a pattern and stamping off.  (Is this too basic for a video? Let me know!) :)  Be sure to check out my video from Tuesday if you missed it.  This set stamps like a dream!  You can make this one in 5 minutes.  Ribbon and cardstock are from the new kit coming out. TIP: Stamp this same pattern tone on tone on colored cardstock and it will look like you got a new embossing folder.  :)

Check out a sneak peek of Theresa's new set Always Autumn in her latest video.  I will be hopping along with the team with this set and mine next Tuesday and Wednesday*!  (I used the same pumpkins on my card, too, love!) And the StampTV kit on both days.  You will love how well it coordinates with Fabulous Frame and this new Fillers sets. :)

Finally, can you believe all these sneak peek products Gina has been teasing us with?  I don't even know what all is going to be in there, but I haven't bought any crafty stuff for awhile, so I will definitely be shopping at 7! Twine, Washi and Stella pens! Oh my!

Release party details:

  StampTV Release Party Forum from 7-9 PM Central for full set reveals, contests, new samples, chatting and more!  All new products will be available for purchase at Gina K. Designs at 7PM Central. Don't worry if you can't make the whole party, jump in and say "hi" whenever you can!  As always, the threads will remain for several days so you can read the whole party transcript if you like and all the beautiful samples, great way to enjoy the party on your own schedule over a cuppa'.  I always have to check it out the next morning myself  to see what happened after I went to bed and who stayed up the latest, hee! Okay, I'm off to finish my cut file! Yes, I've been having too much fun making cards and waited till the last minute this time.


*We pushed back a day so everyone can enjoy the holiday!  Have a terrific three day weekend, whatever you do!

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Video: Introducing Fabulous Frame Fillers

Good morning!  Today I'm giving you a tour of my newest stamp set from Gina K. Designs, Fabulous Frame Fillers.  This set was made to give you the ability to add custom detail to my Fabulous Frame stamp for an endless variety of looks, but the individual stamps can also do so much on their own without the frame! If you like two step stamping, making your own pattern combinations, or just dressing your cards up, this must have set of borders and accents is for you! After I finish my walk through of the set, these cards takes less than 10 minutes to make.  Love it!  (At the end of the video, you will also a peek of a card with it that does not use the Fabulous Frame set.)
Fabulous Frame Fillers can be purchased starting August 28th, 7PM CST at Gina K. Designs.

Stamps: Gina K. Designs Fabulous Frame, Fabulous Frame Fillers
Gina K. Pure Luxury Honey Mustard and White cardstock
Gina K. Chocolate Brown ink pad
Spectrum Noir markers EB2, EB3, EB4 (Copic: E43, E37, E39 )
Scissors adhesive foam, acrylic blocks, Scor-Buddy

I hope you can join us for the release party this Thursday night at StampTV!  contests, prizes, samples form and chatting with the GKD team! Be there!

Monday, August 11, 2014

Catching Up! Floral Lattice

Hello! I'm sorry I didn't get a blog post up for my video last week (we were on vacation), but, you probably already watched it through StampTV.  If not here it is.

Thank you for all the emails and wonderful feedback, I'm glad so so many of you are excited about these cards and technique!  A Year of Flowers 2 sold out yesterday (this happens often after a video posts and people are anxious to recreate), but more will be on the way.  A Year of Flowers (used on sample on the right) is still in stock.

Also, still copies left of the book I reference in it at Annie's, the price can't be beat! A Year of Flowers: Creatively Stamped Cards for Every Occasion

I'm wracking my brain trying to get my next video done for you!  I *know* I had some good ideas while we were the beach, but I guess I was so relaxed I forgot, lol! I can't say I'm having a hard time getting inspired, though, because truly what I really want to work with right now is my new set releasing August 28th, but that would be too early to show you, no videos yet!  It is worth the wait, I promise!  Feel free to leave some ideas below for what you'd like to see in my videos the next couple weeks and maybe I can accomodate! Thanks!

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Video: Fabulous Frame with Stately Flowers Series

Hello!  Hope you had a terrific weekend!  In today’s video, I show you a simple layout to show off the flowers in my Stately Flowers series along with their names in my Fabulous Frame.  (Fabulous Frame is now sold out but we will be getting more soon, I promise!)

 This layout works with other images, too.  I show how to mask the cascading floral background an image from Stately Flowers 4 and color the rhododendron with alcohol markers. Please enjoy! Refer to card photo above for a closeup of my coloring.
Important: Although I used the rubber version in the video, THIS SET IS NOW SOLD AS A CLEAR PHOTOPOLYMER SET! :)

Gina K. Fabulous Frame, Stately Flowers 4 stamp sets
Gina K. Pure Luxury Heavy Baseweight and layering weight White, Lovely Lavender cardstock
Gina K. Black Onyx, Wild Lilac ink pads
Spectrum Noir markers: HB1, HB2, HB3, PL4, CG3, CG4 (Copics: V12, B66, V15,V09 YG23, YG67))
Gin K. White organdy ribbon, adhesive pearls, foam tape, adhesive, sticky notes for masking
Optional: Stately Flower 4 Studio cut file
 Trivia: Stately Flowers 4 was the first in the Stately series to include butterflies!

Monday, July 21, 2014

Video: CAS Frame and Borders

Hello!  Hope you had a terrific weekend!  In today's video, I show you how to add simple accents to the stamped Fabulous Frame with my A Year of Borders set . We'll do some masking and add some drop shadows with a marker as well. This clean and simple design could work for any occasion or season when you switch out the borders and colors. Please enjoy!

Gina K. Designs Fabulous Frame, A Year of Borders
Gina K. Pure Luxury White, Kraft and Powder Blue cardstock
Gina K. Dark Chocolate and Versamark ink pads
Spectrum Noir markers: IG2, CR1, BG4 (Copics R22, C3, WG3)
Silver brads, 1/16" circle punch, scissors, adhesive foam, scratch paper for masking

Blue card base: 4 ¼" x 11", scored at 5 ½"
Kraft layer: 4 ¼" by 5 ½", then cut to size after stamping
White scrap:  1" x 2"

Monday, July 14, 2014

Video: Layering Stamped Frames

Good morning!  In today’s video, I show how you can layer two of my different frame stamps over one another to achieve a whole new frame and several new layouts! (Can you believe it? I almost can't either.) The oval stamp in Branching Out nests perfectly into the Fabulous Frame window. Additionally, use the birds, flowers and berries included in Branching Out to accent the stamped frames to suit the season and occasion.

  I love it!!  Please enjoy the video. 


Gina K. Designs Fabulous Frame and Branching Out stamp sets

Gina K. Pure Luxury Charcoal Brown and Tomato Soup Ink pads

Spectrum Noir markers: CG2, CR7, GB7 (Copics: R05, YG95, YR23)

Pure Luxury Kraft cardstock

Adhesive nailheads

Sunday, July 13, 2014

Red Poppies

Hope you had a good weekend!  Here is a card I made with Stately Flowers 1 when I was testing out some Spectrum Noir markers last month.  (I didn't want to post it until the stamps were back in stock.)  Isn't this poppy image gorgeous with these Gina K Journey of the Heart patterned papers?  Base is Pure Luxury Red Hot and I used some red grosgrain from a past StampTV kit.  To create this glowing effect, follow the exact same coloring process that I did with the blue markers in this video but use these for the petals: DR2 and DR3.  For Copics, use R35 and R27.  
Spellbinders die is from Timeless Rectangles.

Thanks for visiting!  
New video with Fabulous Frame posting tomorrow! :)

Thursday, July 3, 2014

Video: Square Frame and Faux Paper Piecing

Good morning!  In today's video, I show you how to adapt the popular and versatile frame in the Fabulous Frame stamp set to square cards, so many more options for your layouts!  
 I also share how to customize one piece of patterned paper to look like several different coordinating patterns with your colored markers.  (The new GKD Ang & Me pack has some great patterns for faux paper piecing!)  

Pair this technique with the frame and you have a paper pieced look without all the cutting and layering.   (I forgot to say in the video, be sure to save the side you cut off to add to another project!)
 Finally, add some butterflies with the coordinating Silhouette Studio cut file (free for a limited time on the StampTV Freebies page, we extended because of the backorder! :). You must be a StampTV member to download the file, but signing up is free. Supply list for card at end of post.
I threw just a touch of "Bring the Bling" on today as well!  This is a full size set like the one above, I just can't maximize this photo as much, just FYI!


Gina K. Designs Fabulous Frame, Bring the Bling

Gina K. Pure Luxury Kraft cardstock

Gina K. Black Onyx ink pad

Spectrum Noir Markers: LG5, IB2, CT2 (Copics: )

Adhesive, foam squares, scissors

Kraft base: 4 1/4" x 8 ½”, scored at 4 ¼”

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Something Blue

Fabulous Frame is humming along! I was sure it would be a hit with our customers since all the frames sets have been so popular in the past, but the response is really kind of blowing my mind!  Thanks so much!  Have you placed your order yet?  Anyone received their stamps?  I can't wait to see your ideas for it in our StampTV gallery. :)

Here is a warm up card I made after the set arrived. At that point I'd cut two sheets of white cardstock into 4 cards and made three in different orientations(which I already posted), so this was the final one with the oval at the bottom (I made the yellow card in Monday's video later). I masked and stamped the flowers in Grass Green into the belly band and sponged over it and then accented with some pearls.  I really like that look!  Something else different in this card from the ones previously shown, is I made the borders different colors.

 Gina K. Fabulous Frame
Gina K. Pure Luxury White cardstock
Gina K. Black Onyx and Grass Green ink pad
Spectrum Noir markers: IG2, TB2, TB4, CG3, CG4 (Copics: C3, B24, G07, YG03, B21)
adhesive pearls

Really excited for my next video, love the idea and I'm choosing the papers and colors today!  Get ready for more versatility! :) Posting soon!