Gina K Designs | Everything Merry
A couple of months back I was invited to be a regular monthly guest designer for Gina K Designs by Gina K herself! I think this was such an honour because Gina K is a legend in the world of cardmaking, in my opinion. She was the original on camera and certainly the lady that got me into cardmaking many moons ago.
The stamp and die set I received from the September 2023 release was Everything Merry.
I like to design a couple of cards do demonstrate options with a set and I think I achieved that with this months release.
My first card has cool colour tones.
I masked of an oval shape, then ink blended very lightly in Gina K's Slate ink. While it was still masked off I splattered with light blue paint. For the tree, I heat embossed this in white and then ink blended over the top in Gina K's Seas Glass. I popped the tree on foam after dies cutting it a couple of times to give good dimension. I finished with clusters of silver bling and a sentiment from the stamp set.
My second design primarily used the plain triangle die which I die cut directly in the middle of an A2 heavy weight white cardstock panel. Before I did this though, I heat embossed the panel using one of the patterned stamps in the set with clear embossing powder. This always adds a bit of extra something and I love it!
Then, I stamped and die cut some of the greenery from the set in alternating Gina K inks Jelly Bean and Fresh Asparagus. I added double sided sticky tape to the inside of the triangle and then I was able to add my greenery.
To finish I added the sentiment and then red bling.
I hope I have inspired you in your seasonal cardmaking ventures with these two contemporary Christmas cards?!
Until next time friends....