Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Video: Adding Flowers to Fabulous Rose Frame and Shaped Cards



Hello! Today I will show you how you can add SO many other flowers to my new Fabulous Rose Frame to change the look or season. Whether you choose to replace all 4 or mix in different blooms, you’ll find all these detailed flowers play well together and make gorgeous, easy to create designs on your cards!  Here I used the sunflower and rose stamps and dies from the coordinating A Year of Flowers sets.  The dies do all the work and the layers look fabulous! Try this with images from my Stately Flowers series, too! I also share how to make a shaped card with the Fabulous Rose Frame die. Please enjoy!  


Supplies:
Gina K. Pure Luxury Heavy Base Weight white cardstock
Gina K. Fabulous Rose Frame and A Year of Flowers stamp sets
Gina K. Black Onyx ink pad
Coloring medium of choice (here: Prismacolors, blending stumps and Gamsol)
Gina K. Fabulous Rose Frame die set and A Year of Flowers die set
Dice cutting machine, scoring board and tool
Adhesive foam and tape runner, acrylic blocks

Friday, September 15, 2017

Gina K. Stitched Leaves Mini Kit Back in Stock Hop!

Good morning and happy Friday! The Cast and Crew for Gina K Designs welcomes you to another fabulous blog hop celebrating the new stamp sets by Gina K and the illustrator team from Gina K. Designs!  We hope to inspire you with some beautiful card projects as you hop along to each of the designer’s blogs! Today we are featuring the new Stitched Leaves mini kit!

You will have so much fun creating with these images and sentiments. Here is everything that comes in the kit:

Stitched Leaves Mini Kit
Enjoy the gorgeous inspiration samples from the team and then comment on each blog for your chance to 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:

I whipped this one up this morning for our Friday Funday at Stamp TV in our StampTV Kit Addicts forum!  You can see how I created this card with step out photos here, but finish the hop first!) Remember, a leaf can *always* be a petal and vice versa! Cardstock is GKD Pure Luxury White and Wild Dandelion and ink is GKD Black Onyx, Tomato Soup, Red Velvet and Fresh Asparagus. Because this kit comes with the beautiful dies, you could also die cut all the petals leaves and that thankful instead of stamping, would be super pretty!


On this card I two step stamped the leaves in GKD Grass Green, Tomato Soup and Wild dandelion, for the bold layers, and Charcoal Brown for the top stitched layer.  Love how solid and detailed these look, almost like I die cut colored cardstock (you can, I just didn't) The word dies that coordinate with the stamp sets in this kit are so gorgeous! I stamped one on white and popped it up over the images then layered on to a heavy white card base.
For this next card, I used Tomato Soup again, but Honey Mustard and Fresh Asparagus this time for the other leaves.  I just love these fall-ish colors from Gina K. year round, and I adore making fall designs!  The curling stitch image is wonderful and you can use them for creating movement on your cards for the falling leaves for build them up in areas  or borders like the cardstock has been embroidered or quilted. Love it!
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Ready for more awesome creations?! Just click on the links below for more from Gina and the Cast & Crew:

Melanie Muenchinger (you are here!)

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!

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Video: Create New Embellished Layouts with this Fabulous Label and Fillers



Hello! Today I'll show you how the label image in my Fabulous Rose Frame not only layers over the rose frame and fills the original Fabulous Frame, but allows you to create all new sketches and faux layers on your cards! Use this versatile label image with any of my other coordinating filler sets for the Fabulous Frame.  Today I am using elements from the Fabulous Frame Fillers set to create borders, fill the label and accent the oval. Please enjoy this single layer design!  Let me know in the comments which version you like best.  

Want to step up this single layer design?  Try the Fabulous Labels dies!  

Supplies: 
Gina K. Designs Fabulous Rose Frame, Fabulous Frame Fillers stamp sets
Gina K. Designs Red Velvet, Peach Bellini, Grass Green, and Black Onyx ink pads
Gina K. Designs Pure Luxury Heavy Base Weight White cardstock (5 1/2" x 8 1/2") scored at 4 1/4")
acrylic blocks

Thanks for stopping by!  

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Gina K. Celebrates Stamptember!


Hello! We are hopping today with the new set Gina K has designed exclusively for Simon Says Stamp, Warmer With You,  in celebration of their month long event STAMPtember!  Please enjoy this collaboration with Gina K design team and Simon Says Stamp! The set you see below is now available at Simon Says Stamp, as well as with a coordinating set of dies.  Once they're gone, they're gone, so get them while you can!
 Warmer with You

Let me show you now what this winter set inspired me to make! 

#snelfie

How cute are these snowpeople?  I got kind of excited that they were all slightly different sizes and could totally work as the four people in my family, especially with these from all of us greetings! (Don't know about you, but I can't help seeing the little line art images representing each person that people put on their rear windows lol!) Although their arms aren't quite long enough, stamping them at angles instead of straight up and down along with a strategic crop and you have a snelfie on your hands! Cardstock is Pure Luxury White and Black Onyx.

These trees in this set are as elegant and as the snowmen are adorable! For this design, I masked off three sides of my GKD Pure Luxury Heavy White card base with sticky notes and a cut a gentle wave of snow banks from scratch paper for the bottom.  Then I sponged GKD Edible Eggplant, Navy and Blue Denim, removed the mask, stamped the trees in Versamark and then embossed with detail white powder.  I used a white gel pen to make stars/falling snow, and finished with the sentiment.

Finally with all these gorgeous snowflakes in the set, I had to get them inky on a clean and simple white single layer card.  the different flakes are stamped in GKD Turquoise Sea, Ocean Mist, Dusty Rose and Black Onyx.  From this angle they look darker, but I added some teal adhesive sequins to a few flakes for texture and shine.

Are you in love with this or what?  It will be a great holiday go to for sure, pick up your set today!

Ready for more inspiration? Let's go!


Melanie Muenchinger (you are here!)

Thanks for visiting!

Gina K. Inspiration Hop, Day 2: Todd Turtle and Perfect Poinsettia

The Cast and Crew for Gina K Designs welcomes you to another fabulous blog hop celebrating the new stamp sets by Gina K! We hope to inspire you with some beautiful card projects as you hop along to each of the designer’s blogs! Today, we are featuring Beth Silaika's Todd Turtle and Claire Brennan's Perfect Poinsettia.
Please enjoy the gorgeous inspiration samples from the team and then comment on each blog for your chance to 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:

For my first card I had to get all these layers inky to create, yep, a perfect poinsettia! For the leaves GKD Applemint, Jellybean Green and Grass Green for the two and 3 step bold leaf and flower images, GKD Fresh Asparagus for the outlines, and GKD Innocent Pink, Red Velvet and Cherry Red, in that order for the leaves inside. Tracing the underside with a BG2 marker to create a drop shadow makes it look even more dimensional.  I stamped the "joy" in these same colors as the "flower" part, and then gave my coordinating Spectrum Noir markers a few good whacks to create a a speckled background on the GKD Pure Luxury Weight.  Love this single layer card! 


This next one I shared at our party. I love white and green together, and love white poinsettias, so I had to try that!  Here I used GKD Applemint, Jellybean Green and Grass Green for the two and 3 step bold leaf and flower images, and GKD Fresh Asparagus for the outlines.  Grab the BG2 marker again to create drop shadows on both.  I covered them with Wink of Stella glitter to really sparkle, and a couple silver adhesive sequins I picked up while at Village Paper & Ink to bling it up. Cardstock is GKD Pure Luxury Heavy Base Weight White.
  Another gorgeous layered set, Claire!! :)



This next set "Todd Turtle" from Beth is named after her husband, is that sweet or what?! Love these little critters, and fun puns (What the shell?? Oh my goodness.  Know who I'm sending that to!)

I thought the "super star" sentiment would be really sweet with the starfish holding up this crab.  He looks so celebratory  and victorious holding up his claws!  I colored with Spectrum Noir markers and stamped the Tomato Soup card base with more starfish in Versamark.

This next one I used the new embossing folder Ben Day Dots Gina is carrying from Darice which is amazing, and I have a LOT of dotted folders in my collection!  It's great as just a pattern or when you evoke a bubbly or scaly feels, perfect for this sea turtle!  


I cut out the circles for the sentiment and turtle image with the circle die from my Fabulous Rose Frame set, and decided to also use the negative pieces from the cut circles to make the layout more interesting. Cardstock is GKD White, Jellybean Green and Kraft.

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To conclude our hops, I have one more card with Nurturing Blooms, our newest Incentive set, free with purchase of $75 or more.  I made a really simple design using Pure Luxury Ivory and Moonlit Fog.  Images and sentiment are stamped in GKD Black Onyx. 

I always love torn edges on cards with nature silhouettes, the added texture and mimicry of imperfectly perfect nature is so elegant!
Incentive Stamp Set- Nurturing Blooms

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

Beth Silaika (Illustrator of Todd Turtle)
Claire Brennan (Illustrator of Perfect Poinsettia)
Melanie Muenchinger (you are here!)

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!


Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Gina K. Inspiration Hop Day 1: Fabulous Rose Frame and The Wetlands 2

The Cast and Crew for Gina K Designs welcomes you to another fabulous blog hop celebrating the new stamp sets by Gina K and the illustrator team from Gina K. Designs!  We hope to inspire you with some beautiful card projects as you hop along to each of the designer’s blogs! Today we are featuring my new Fabulous Rose Frame and Theresa Momber's The Wetlands 2 , and I have a video for you below! Please enjoy the gorgeous inspiration samples from the team and then comment on each blog for your chance to 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. 


 In today's video, I show you how to create a really special gate fold design with my Fabulous Rose Frame and its coordinating dies. The overlapping flowers in the illustration lend themselves to this type of design and the fancy dies save time in cutting as well as helping keep the gate closed! 



Supplies:
Gina K. Designs Fabulous Rose Frame stamp set
Gina K.  Jellybean and Black Onyx Ink pads
Gina K. Pure Luxury Jellybean (5 1/2" x 8 1/2", scored at 2 1/8" on both sides, and scraps for the die cut circles) and White cardstock (4 1/4" x 5 1/2")
Acrylic blocks or MISTI, sponge dauber
Fabulous Rose Frame label dies and die cutting machine, scissors
Spectrum Noir markers: DR2, DR3, GG2, and LY1




I am also showing this set's label, small flower and centers paired with the beautiful silhouettes and a greeting from Nurturing Blooms, the new incentive set, free for a limited time with your purchase $75 or more.
On this sample, I stamped the flower silhouettes in GKD Dark Sage, Chocolate Brown, and Honey Mustard inks on a GKD Pure Luxury Ivory base.  Next I stamped the label from Fabulous Rose Frame in Chocolate Brown on Pure Luxury White (love mixing these two neutrals! So elegant!), die cut with the Fabulous Label die, then die cut the center out with the smaller oval in this die set. I stamped my tiny flower centers from Fabulous Rose Frame on each side of the belly band in the same colors, and then a greeting from Nurturing Blooms inside the open space. I filled it with more solid images from my set. Love how these florals work together! 
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Finally, here is a simple card where I snipped up a frame to use two for the roses as a border, and then the little corner pieces to create a tiny frame or my greeting.  It's so nice to stamp one and have several flowers to use on multiple projects, and to make whatever customer smaller frames you need for sentiments, when you want to change it up and not use the label! Cardstock is GKD Pure Luxury White and Black Onyx. Embossing folder is the new Charles folder that Gina sells.  Love mixing something really graphic like this with flowers! I used Zig Clean color with no blenidng becuase I was in super hurry on this card!
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I can't express how much I adore this set and the dies that go with it!  I'm making some of the most ornate, fancy cards ever and they take so little time, it's ridiculous!  You are going to love all the layering possibilities that will change up the look.  And, that bold label that fills my bestselling Fabulous Frame is such a bonus, coordinates with a zillion sets! (Okay 3, to be exact! 3 SO FAR.)! :) I have so much more I want to share but I need to save some surprised and I know our team is going to rock this set! Lots more videos to come, plus my tip sheet here later this week for lots of ideas, so please check back! :)










Next up, The Wetlands 2 is perfect for scene stamping, as well as the men in your life!  I love these simple trees and knew I wanted to do a clean masked scene, with the birds rising out of it.  Start with a clean white base and stamp your trees and birds and greeting in GKD Black Onyx.  Next, mask off an area with tape or sticky notes above and below.  I think it's more interesting to have the treetops extending out a bit, that's just me!  I sponged the top and bottom with GKD Tomato Soup, then switched to GKD Sweet Corn towards the middle.  Last I placed a sheet of paper over the middle to create the horizon and added more Sweet Corn, then removed the mask.  That last part really makes the scene! This is one of my favorite designs I made for this release. :)


This next card I had to try one of Theresa's images with the label from my Fabulous Rose Frame set.  This label really showcases all these gorgeous illustrations so nicely!  I stamped the cattail image right over it, then repeated again on the die cut oval from the Fabulous Labels die set to mount over the label with some foam squares.  I sponged a little GKD Turquoise Sea around the edges and then used Zig Clean Color markers to dab in dots of purple, turquoise, pink, green and blue to make the little panes of the wings look iridescent. Last I added a swipe of Wink of Stella glitter.  Cardstock is GKD Pure Luxury White and Ocean Mist.

Amazing set, Theresa!
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Please enjoy the gorgeous inspiration samples from the team and then comment on each blog for your chance to 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 more awesome creations?! Just click on the links below for more from Gina and the Cast & Crew:

Gina K
Melanie Muenchinger (Illustrator of Fabulous Rose Frame)
Theresa Momber (Illustrator of The Wetlands 2)


Be sure 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!

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Video: Introducing Fabulous Rose Frame


Hello! Today I am sharing a walk-through video of my newest set Fabulous Rose Frame releasing tomorrow night (Thursday) So versatile, and coordinates with so many of my past (and future! yes, it does!) sets, this is simply a must have!  This gorgeous, detailed floral frame will pretty up any card or occasion, and so many framing options are possible with the other stamp elements. I show layering different pieces using the coordinating die sets and simple coloring to create a wow design in no time, PLUS how to change up the sketch.  Please enjoy!


 Another portrait layout, using the same elements:
 And a landscape!  These are just a FEW ways to arrange these stamped pieces, so many more!!

Do these look FABULOUS, or WHAT??

Fabulous Rose Frame stamp set and Fabulous Rose Frame and Fabulous Labels die sets will be available for purchase on Thursday night, August 31st, 7 PM Central, at ginakdesigns.com

Supplies:
Gina K. Designs Fabulous Rose Frame stamp set
Gina K. Black Onyx, Grass Green, and Wild Dandelion ink pads
Gina K. Pure Luxury Heavy Base Weight  (4 ¼” x 11, scored at 5 ½”) and Layering Weight White ( 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" and scraps for the die cut pieces) cardstock
Gina K. Fabulous Rose Frame and Fabulous Labels die sets
Acrylic blocks and/or MISTI, foam adhesive, die cutting machine
Spectrum Noir Markers-DG2, DG3, GG2

See you at the StampTV release party tomorrow, I hope! With so many other beautiful sets and products, I can't wait to share and see what the rest of our design team has whipped up! Have a great day!

PS I forgot to mention in the video how much I LOVE these magnet cards for my dies! Both sets come on its own magnet card like you see here!I added the labels on my own using a label maker.  Very organized of me, I must say, the old m would not have gotten a label maker, but this is the new me! Systems everywhere! :) 

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

My Sweet Petunia Gina K Hop




Hello and welcome to a super fun hop with the Gina K & MISTI Design Teams! This is so exciting to partner with them, I love their designers and products! :)  If you are visiting my blog for the first time, I am so glad you are here and hope you will subscribe and return!  I have a video today and more to come each week!

Each person should comment on every blog post in the hop to be entered into a drawing for our hop prizes, which include winner's choice of original or mini MISTI, as well as the brand spankin' new Stitched Leaves Mini Kit from Gina K. Designs!
The deadline for commenting is September 5th at noon central. Winners will be posted on the My Sweet Petunia blog winners page and on the Gina K. Blog no later than Friday, September 8th.

You should be coming from Silke Ledlow's blog!

We are showcasing different designs with the Boho Mini kit.  The kit includes everything you see below, so you're ready to begin creating.
Boho Flowers Mini Kit

Today I am sharing in a video how to use the MISTI with the Boho Flowers mini kit and a must have image coming out in my new stamp set releasing Thursday, August 31st, from Gina. K. Designs, this versatile label from Fabulous Rose Frame! 

The MISTI allows for crisp solid, stamped images, exactly where you want them, and so much more!  This tool was so helpful in getting the bold images super solid and the butterfly positioned precisely on the label edges! Video below! Be sure to watch to the end for a landscape version of this card plus a fun detail for changing up the look of the sentiments in this beautiful kit!

I hope you enjoy this tutorial and sneak peek and will subscribe! Please enjoy! 



Fabulous Rose Frame is available for purchase at ginakdesigns.com on Thursday August 31st 7PM central.  Check out the full set during our release party that night plus beautiful samples from our design team on StampTV!

Supplies:
Gina K. Designs Boho Flowers Mini Kit and Fabulous Rose Frame stamp set
Gina K. Pure Luxury Black Onyx or Ocean Mist cardstock, 4 1/4" x 11", scored at 5 1/2", white mat, 4" x 5 1/4"
Gina K. Black Onyx and Ocean mist ink pads
Zig Clean Color markers-yellow green, light green, lilac, cobalt blue, light blue (from the 60 pack)
white gel pen
mini MISTI, adhesive, adhesive sequins

Here is the full link list if you get lost or are just now joining in.

Melanie Muenchinger (You are here, almost done!)

Next up, let's go see what my teammate Rema DeLeeuw has to inspire us!

Have an amazing day!