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Gina K Designs | October 2023 Release


Hi crafting friends

I'm not sure if you know but, I am a regular monthly guest designer for Gina K Designs!

I was pretty thrilled when Gina asked me (obviously!)


For this month's release I received the pretty Wishful Roses stamp set. This is a layering stamp set but some images could also be used for one stop stamping.


My Designs - Wishful Roses

My first card uses three full rose images from the stamp set. To achieve that bunched effect, I stamped one image, then masked it, then I repeated this again until all the roses were covered. That allowed me to work on the ink blended background. I uses Speckled Egg oxide ink for that, then splattered with gold and dark grey.

After peeling off the masking, I coloured the images with my Copic Sketch markers.

Reds: R17 & R29/Greens: G94 & G99/I shadowed the bunched roses with C5

As it was all pretty flat I added some dimension by die cutting Gina K's HUGS die three times and layering them up. Finally, I added some neutral bling and then some accents with my gold and white gel pens.

My second card is quite different. I used the laying stamps in the set for this design. First I stamped the full background images in Bubblegum Pink. Then, when COMPLETELY dry, I heat embossed the next layered stamp in gold embossing powder.

I cut the panel down and then matted it on an A2 panel of the Dots Poly Glaze that I had foiled in Champagne Gold. As there is b=no die for the big 'Wishing you' sentiment, I decided to heat emboss that in gold on a small panel which I then matted on the front of the card. The Happy Birthday sentiment is stamped with Gina K's Amalgam Black Ink.

To finish, I added some neutral bling and some black dotted outlines around the rose images.


So, there you go. One stamp set and two completely different card designs to inspire you for this months Gina K Designs October 2023 release.


Until next time friends!






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