Friday, October 24, 2014

Video: Dress up Washi, Ribbon and More with Fabulous Holiday Fillers

In today’s video, I’ll show you some fun ideas for how to use the borders and smaller images in my Fabulous Holiday Fillers set to enhance and accent your Washi, as well as dress up strips of patterned paper and ribbon. You can also stamp directly on the Washi to change the season or occasion. I have lots of tips as well as how you can use the small circles in the set to make scalloped borders and patterns with just a little masking.


I didn’t leave enough room for the longer "proud of you" greeting I was planning for the front, but I forgot to say that sentiment is perfect for stamping inside the card!:)


Supplies:
Gina K. Designs Fabulous Holiday Filers stamp set
GKD Pure Luxury White cardstock
GKD Red Hot, Blue Raspberry ink pads
Gina K. Wild Washi-Yellow Stripe and Red Polka Dots
Scratch paper, sticky notes for masking, and adhesive foam

I Hear the Bells....



Here is a quick card I made with the little bell and circle images from  Fabulous Holiday Fillers and the dotted border from Fabulous Frame Fillers (stock is getting low again, heads up!).  Aren't those dainty new 'ornaments" fun?  Ink is GKD Ocean Mist, Christmas Pine and Red Hot, cardstock is Pure Luxury White and Christmas Pine.  Greeting is from the Winter Cheer kit.

Do borders first and then add ornaments.The borders are stamped off in between to create the lighter shade. Tip: Vary the lengths to add interest and when you are stamping off, be sure to make that chain shorter than the full inked version next to it, as making it longer will result in a two tone effect (not in a good way), betraying where you hit the edge of the cardstock the first time you stamped.  Full disclosure:  Those pearls are fun, right? Well, two are covering up very small smudges of ink i got on my card, yes, they are!  So "make it work"! I always try to use odd numbers, vary the size of the pearls or rhinestones, and add them in places were the smudges aren't to help make this seem intentional, but still random.  This little pixie dust" scattering of small embellishments on a card is very popular right now, but it's also a great way to save your design. :)
 
I definitely think I will be mass producing this design.  I am so happy with how that tiny bell detail can fill up this design for great impact.  Hope this gives you ideas for how to use those tiny stamps! Maybe a Hanukkah card like this using blues and silver and the Star of David?  You could even make a fun spring card in pastels hanging the tiny butterflies and flowers from this set, you know?  Very festive and sweet!

Tell me: which pattern in here is your fave?  Polka dots, plaid, or houndstooth?  I want to hear from you!

Have a fabulous weekend!  Make it so!

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Inspiration Hop, Day 3: Winter Cheer StampTV Kit


Good morning! The Cast and Crew for Gina K Designs welcomes you to our final fabulous Inspiration Blog Hop this week! Gina, along with the Cast and Crew and Guest Designers, will inspire you with many beautiful ideas! As you hop through our blogs, make sure to leave a comment on each of them because we will choose a few random comments and those stampers will each win a grab bag of Gina K. Designs products. To see the full list of winners check the Big News Forum at StampTV a few days after the hops.


Don't you love this new Winter Cheer StampTV Kit?  It is such a great way to go for all those cards you need to make for the holidays, matching supplies boxed and ready for you!  I decided to use all of these wonderful stylized greetings to make a subway art card.  Inks are GKD Cherry Red, Grass Green, Ocean Mist and Prickly Pear and cardstock is GKD Pure Luxury White and Ocean Mist.   I began in the middle with the large red "Wishing you..." wanting that prominently featured, working my way out with the different greetings, not wanting any two colors to be right next to each other, and finally filling in spaces where greetings didn't really fit with the beautiful snowflakes.  I buy Christmas wraps for our gifts similar to this almost every year because I just love how festive all those different celebratory ways to say merry Christmas look together.  Like happy, shouting carolers at your door!  I used some of the kit's ribbon and gold cording and bell as a simple accent, not wanting to cover too much of the stamping.
Winter Cheer StampTV Kit

Ready for more awesome creations?! Just click on the links below for more from the Illustrators and Design Team!!













Tricia Traxler

Thank you for visiting me today!  More hops and inspiration to come next week (and of course a brand new video!) :)

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Inspiration Hop, Day 2: Peace & Joy

Good morning!  The Cast and Crew for Gina K Designs welcomes you to another fabulous Inspiration Blog Hop! Gina, along with the Cast and Crew and Guest Designers, will inspire you with many beautiful ideas! As you hop through our blogs, make sure to leave a comment on each of them because we will choose a few random comments and those stampers will each win a grab bag of Gina K. Designs products. To see the full list of winners, check the Big News Forum at StampTV a few days after the hops. 
 Today we are showcasing Theresa Momber's Peace and Joy Christmas set!  I stamped the bird tone on tone on some Pure Luxury Grass Green cardstock and then stamped it in again in GKD Black Onyx ink on white cardstock and colored.  I cut out the circle with a die and colored with Spectrum Noir markers (DR2, DR3, DR1, OR1, CG4, GG4, EB3) I sponged a little around the edges with GKD Moonlit Fog ink to make it look rounder. I popped it up over the green mat to spotlight the image but also to look like a an ornament.  I stamped my straight snowflake border from new Fabulous Holiday Fillers to "hang" it from and then made a double bow with some of the GKD gold cording.  I alsofree cut a little topper for the ornament from some GKD Good as Gold cardstock. Finally, I sponged the edges of the mat with the matching ink before adding the GKD Black Onyx mat. Cardbase is Pure Luxury Red Hot.

Peace and Joy- CLEAR
Ready for more awesome creations? Just click on the links below for more from the Illustrators and Design Team!




Theresa Momber - Illustrator of Peace and Joy






Our awesome Guest Designers for this month:

Joyce Evans Erb

Thank you for visiting today!
 

Monday, October 20, 2014

Inspiration Hop, Day 1: Fabulous Holiday Fillers and Video


Good morning, and welcome to our first day of Inspiration hops this week with the Gina K. Designs team! We hope to inspire you with many beautiful ideas for our newest stamps and products, and as you hop through our blogs, make sure to leave a comment on each because we will choose a few random comments and those stampers will each win a grab bag of Gina K. Designs products! To see the full list of winners, check the Big News Forum at StampTV a few days after the hops.
Today we are showcasing my Fabulous Holiday Fillers
 These elements are so fun! I had an absolute blast designing the card above and just seeing where it went as I stamped. You can see the demonstration for creating this card above in my video, but I'm writing it all out anyway. :)
 I started by stamping the circle borders on all four sides to make a ginormous label shape.  Next, I filled it in with the large polka dot circle in GKD Innocent Pink, the smaller polka dot circle in GKD Dark Chocolate, and finally just a few flowers, 
again with the pink ink.

Next I added the semicircles in pink and the ducks in GKD Sweet Corn ink.  Then I stamped the pinking border in Sweet Corn, masking off the ends of each to make a square in the center to frame up my sentiments, which I also stamped in the Dark Chocolate.  Finally fill in the open spaces with the flower image and dots above and below and two tiny adhesive pearls, card complete!  Base is GKD Pure Luxury Innocent Pink.
I just adore the Neopolitan ice cream vibe these colors are giving.  Easily nix the baby theme and add a flower or heart from the set in the open areas to make it for your birthday girl bestie instead!

This design would also work really well to frame up printed wording for an invitation for a baby or bridal shower of birthday party, no? All these different borders and accents just have *so* many uses.  It's never leaving my desk, I tell you!

Ready for more awesome creations?! Just click on the links below for more from the Illustrators and Design Team!!
 


Melanie Muenchinger - Illustrator of Fabulous Holiday Fillers




Our awesome Guest Designers for this month:

Joyce Evans Erb

Thank you for visiting today!