Welcome back my papercrafting friends, today I’m cardmaking with Gina K Designs for the CRAFTY FRIENDS Blog Hop.
I have long been a fan of Gina K and her amazing designs. She is an astute business woman and a wonderful human and her stamping/crafting products are all first class.
SO – I’m super excited to announce Gina K Designs as our brand of the month.
Check out the GINA K DESIGNS website. They have an amazing selection of floral images and a new card kit that was recently released. I’ll be ordering that NEW Massive PEONY with my discount today (you’re welcome for the enabling, haha).
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February around here is the month that feels like winter will never end. As I type this, it’s -15 and snowing like the dickens. I’m getting really good on the snowblower haha. This of course, has me thinking about spring so I dug through my Gina K stamps looking for just the right flowers.
For today’s Cardmaking with Gina K Designs card, I decided on this Colossal Cone Flower set.
It’s big and bold and I colored it brightly with copic markers before attaching it to a fabulous Gina K Blue Lagoon background that I had stenciled.
I love coloring don’t you? It’s so relaxing and therapeutic. These images are simple and easy to color and the list of Copics I used is included in the PDF below.
Over on the Gina K Designs Blog they have a monthly challenge. This month it’s “Add texture”, so I did.
I used the Sun Spots Stencil and added Gina K White Glitz Glitter Gel to my card stock background. When it was dry, I brushed the edges with the coordinating Gina K Blue Lagoon Ink to help frame the design a bit.
This gave my card a bit of glitz or as I like to call it “some background noise”. The sentiment is die cut with Pinkfresh Essentials Classic Word Dies. Mostly because it was sitting on my work table and I was too tired from blowing snow to cut another one, haha. AND because I forgot to leave enough room to stamp one of the sentiments from the set!
The Gina K Designs Colossal Cone Flower stamp sets is one of their 6 x 8 stamp set. My card is 5 x 7″ so that gives you an idea of the size of the floral images. It also comes with sentiments and there is an add on coordinating die set available as well, although these are pretty easy to fussy cut out.
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Jen Timko says
How beautiful! Love your depth of shading on this gorgeous flower.
Thank you Jen, super easy just 4 markers
Bonnie Crane says
I love your background for these beautiful, ‘sunshiney’ blooms!!! Definitely, a think Spring card!!! Gorgeous!
thank you Bonnie, it was the challenge, and it was a dark gray day here, so I colored my own sunshine, haha
Amy Koenders says
Wow, wow, wow! That is stunning Sandi! Love the background and your flowers are amazing! 😀
thank you, I’m willing spring to show up, haha
Becky Roberts says
I love you signature turquoise color and the flowers are so striking against it!
haha, I never thought about it but I guess it is my signature color isn’t it, haha, thank you
Tanya Boser says
I love you bold and bright coloring, Sandi! And I feel you, with the double digits negative temps. Only a couple more months, my friend!
Thanks Tanya weird weather this year, going to be +5 tomorrow
Maria Willis says
I love everything about this, Sandi! The colors drag me in, your coloring is perfection and that “background noise” is the perfect touch. Gorgeous my friend!
aw, thanks Maria, I had to do a bright and happy card, LOL
Sheri Gilson says
WOW! This is gorgeous…LOVE IT! Thank you so much for playing along with this months Monthly Mix Challenge at Gina K. Designs!
Thank you Sheri, it was fun to play along