Gina K Designs: January New Release Blog Hop Day 1

Hi Friends! I’m so grateful you’ve stopped by today. This is my very first blog hop with the Gina K Designs team and I’m so very excited to be sharing three days of project inspiration and ideas with you. For some of you, this may be your first time visiting with me. Welcome! I’m excited you’re here and look forward to sharing more with you today and into the future. I’m honored and grateful to have joined the illustrator team at Gina K Designs.

Today on the hop we are sharing projects created by Gina K Designs Illustrators Melanie Muenchinger and Beth Silaika. Their new releases are just amazing and there are so many amazing ideas being shared on the hop today. Be sure to stop by and visit everyone’s post.

Three Chances to Win! One Gift Certificate Per Day

Don’t forget to comment on each team member’s blog for a chance to win a $25 gift certificate from Gina K Designs. There are 3 being given away, one per day, on the hop this release. Woo to the Woot!

Names will be collected up across all of the blogs and the winners will be announced in the Big News Forum at StampTV a few days after the hop.

Project Inspiration

Melanie Muenchinger has designed a new set in her Stately Flowers releases and this one is all about the violets and lilacs. I love, puffy heart love flowers, all of them, and this set is gorgeous. With many combinations for stamping all of your favorite projects, this set is sure to become a favorite.

Stately Flowers by Melanie Muenchinger Watercolor is my jam! So… in this project, I decided to mix it up a bit and use the flower stamps with distress oxide inks to created watercolor effects. I stamped the flower cluster image down on watercolor paper in a light ink and then using a waterbrush and distress oxide inks, I painted in the flowers. Do you see that cute little heart in the center of the violets. Love the detail!

Gina K Designs Thank You Card

Once the watercolor work was dry, I used stamped the flower cluster over top with versamark and heat embossed with Gina K Designs detail white embossing powder. The line art detail layered over top of the watercolor work is perfection! Yes? I love the versatility of this set.

Gina K Designs Thank You DetailI stamped the THANK YOU sentiment from Beth Silaika’s Emma + Riley set on the moth in Melanie’s set to create a little interactive element to attach to the card. How fun is that?

Gina K Designs Thank You Detail ShotBeth Silaika has designed this super fun set called Emma + Riley Flamingos. Not gonna lie, this set is so much fun and I love, love super love all the sentiments. They are so many great sentiments to use in any stamped project in this set. The flamingos are super fun to stamp and color.

Emma and Riley Flamingos

My girly twirly is a soccer girl and has been playing since she was 5. So, we have a lot of soccer going on all the time. That includes birthday parties, events and more…all the time. She helped me whip up this design to give to one of her friends at a recent birthday sleep over. It was a hit. And, well, 14 year old girls still love cute things. That’s a relief. 😉

Flamingo Stamp Set by Beth Silaika

Here’s a detail shot of the soccer balls. I used the new Crystalline Drops to give the soccer balls a glossy accent. The square, and circle stamps from Melanie’s Stately Flowers set make the perfect fun, confetti like addition to this card. I just heat embossed them to make them pop along with the white paint splatter for more detail.

Remember the watercolor effects I used in the card above using Melanie’s set? Well… I used the left over color on my craft mat, spritzed it with water and laid this piece of watercolor paper in it to create the colored background for this card design. Fun, colorful and it cleaned up my mat at the same time. HA!

Birthday Card DetailI hope you’ve enjoyed the project inspiration today. There are so many great projects on this hop. So much goodness. What a wonderful way to start a Monday and the week. There are three days of projects this week, so be sure to stop by tomorrow and Wednesday as well.

Here is the complete list for the hop today.

Don’t forget to comment on each team member’s blog for a chance to win a $25 gift certificate from Gina K Designs. There are 3 being given away on the hop this release. Woo to the Woot!

Names will be collected up across all of the blogs and the winners will be announced in the Big News Forum at StampTV a few days after the hop. So be sure to check back at the end of the week.

Melanie Muenchinger

Beth Silaika

Cathy Tidwell

Donna Idlet

Gina K.

Karen Hightower

Laurie Schmidlin – You just came from HERE!

Lisa Hetrick – You are HERE!

Rema Deleeuw – Hop on over HERE next!

Sheri Gilson

Susie Moore

Theresa Momber

Guest Designer: Sean Fetterman

And Tomorrow…

I’m super excited to share project inspiration and ideas from my new stamp set release You Are along with the Enchanted Forest by Theresa Momber and Geo Thanks by Claire Brennan. Oh, these sets are so fun!

See you tomorrow!


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