Gina K Blog Hop!

Today I bring you two cards for the Gina K Design Team Blog Hop!  Our challenge this month was to use one of the techniques featured in a StampTV video!  I knew right away which I was going to use, because I’ve been wanting to do it ever since she said she was making a video about it!  I had purchased an Impressibilities  die several months ago and could never really get an impression from it so I set it aside.  Well – now I used it two different ways and got great results!

First I tried it just using the regular emboss/deboss technique.  I think it is all about the sandwich you use here.  I have a Wizard from Spellbinders, but for this I drug out my Cuttlebug.  And it worked like a charm!  You can find the video here:  Impressiblities Using Your Cuttlebug.


Next I decided to try another of her videos using the die – because why not!   This time I went with the Letterpress technique and it turned out great too!  I used Versamark ink instead of a colored ink because I wanted a more subtle color, but I think it looks great either way!  Here is the video:  Letterpress with Impressibilities.


For more projects and inspiration from the other designers participating in the hop tonight, please check out these links:


Gina K Sneak Peek – Day 4

Today is the last day of previews for this release!  I hope you all stop by the Release Party over at Stamp TV – Thursday night at 10pm central.  We will just be arriving back home from a trip to Missouri – so I’ll be looking forward to a quiet evening on the computer!  I have two more sets to sneak peek for you tonight – Blessed is the Season by Gina K, this will be a Special Edition StampTV set I know you will love!  The second set for tonight is Versatile Verses by Gina K – this is the latest Buy 3 Get 1 FREE set!

I am really loving this first card – Blessed is the Season.  I stamped the worded background image and then used a nestability to emboss around it.  Then I left the nestability in place and used post-its to mask off any extra area around it that the snowflake might overlap.  I stamped the words in red on kraft and then the snowflakes were stamped in white ink on top of that.  I think it really came out well!


I made this card as a thank you note to my stepmother who so sweetly hemmed my jeans for me!  I just hate that even petite jeans are too long!  Anyway, she loves teal so I used this paper from the Fly a Kite pack from October Afternoon (can you tell I love that paper pack!!).  It was SO simple to line up the words inside the oval – and it turned out perfectly!  I also used a Vivid ink pad (like Gina K carries) for the first time on this card – the Aqua ink. I really like how it stamps!  I will be investing in some more of those!  You can find them {here} (Best thing about them – they have this lovely aqua color I’ve wanted for ages – AND you can watercolor with the reinkers!)


For even more samples with the stamp sets being previewed tonight, check out these designer’s links:

We’d also like to invite you to attend our Release Party tomorrow night starting at 7 pm central on StampTV. There will be challenges, contest questions, and more samples from our designers on all the new stamp sets being released this month.  See you then for all the fun!