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 Chris Dayton’s first stamp set and June Incentive set “Happy Mail”.
These stamp sets are so fun and versatile! You will be able to create amazing card projects using each individual set or by combining the images and sentiments from multiple sets from this release. Have fun and be creative!
This is my very first stamp set that I designed (with lots of help from Gina!). Calla Lilies are a floral I've always loved, and it includes many of the sentiments that I find lacking in my stamp arsenal. Gina challenged me to design a set that I wanted to teach with at an event at her store in Greendale, WI, and this is what I came up with. And now that people are getting their orders, I can't even begin to describe how it feels to see the beautiful projects people are making with this set. Thank you.
Sentimental Calla Lily
Enjoy the hop and all 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:
This card is a mix of watercolor for the background panel, and colored pencils. I selectively stamped five of the single Calla Lilies with Lemon Drop and Jelly Bean Green inks onto Artist's Choice cardstock and colored them with Prismacolor Pencils. (colors used: Orange Mineral 1033, Goldenrod 1034, Yellow Ochre 942, Sand 940, Cream 914, White 938, Olive 911 and Chartreuse 989). I hand trimmed them out and added them to my watercolored panel (I used Dr. PH Martin Radiant watercolors). The sentiment was added in Versafine ink, and I added a strip of Jelly Bean Green cardstock and a ribbon, which I had colored to match by swiping my ink pad over it to color. Just a note: Once the inked ribbon was dry, I did scrunch it up within a baby wipe for a bit to remove and lighten the ink a bit. Then I let it dry again fully before assembling the card.
This card and the one below were my samples for my Prismacolor pencil class in June. I used Gina's Artist's Choice Cardstock. I love the smooth texture of that paper when using pencils.
This has a Kraft ink sponged background with the greeting embossed in gold.
I used Prima Confections watercolors to loosely paint this one.
This is masked and heat embossed in white before watercoloring with Sennelier watercolors. I used the Wild Wisteria Fancy Foil and Polka Party Foil Mate paper to create a fun shiny background.
This month's incentive set, Happy Mail.
A simple greeting card using the envelope and greeting from the new incentive set, Happy Mail. Happy Mail is available free with your $75 order while supplies last.
I used the Double Stitched Circle dies to create fun envelope stickers using adhesive sheets. It's fun to dress up an envelope with washi tape and stickers made with the Happy Mail set.
Ready for more awesome creations?! Just click on the links below for more from Gina and the Cast & Crew:
Chris Dayton - Today’s featured illustrator
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!