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The February Gina K. Designs release is live and this month’s Forever Flowers card kit is fabulous for you floral lovers! So far I’ve played mostly with just one of the THREE floral stamps sets in the kit and am sharing two cards today, so please do check out the full kit to see what other possibilities there are (I can’t wait to color up the daffodils!).
The kit includes two 6″ x 8″ stamp sets, each with coordinating dies, a set of standalone sentiment dies with shadow layers that coordinate nicely with the sentiments in the large stamp sets, and a standalone 4″ x 6″ stamp set. Also in the kit are two sheets each of four of Gina’s amazing cardstock colors.
For my first card today I used white embossing powder to heat emboss three flowers onto the Coral Reef cardstock that comes with the kit. I used the coordinating dies to cut them out.
Next, I used one of the sentiment dies to cut “forever” from black cardstock, and its shadow layer from vellum. Because I knew I’d want some dimension to this sentiment and that foam tape behind vellum would be tricky to conceal, I cut three “forever” three more times from scrap heavy white cardstock, layered and adhered the them together, and then adhered the piece to the back of the vellum. This helps give support and dimension without having to cut tiny strips of foam tape. To complete the sentiment, I stamped “grateful” (included in the kit) in black ink onto white cardstock and trimmed it into a strip.
For the background, splattered some white Dina Wakely Media Gloss Spray over 4.25″ x 5.5″ panel of the light blue cardstock that comes with the kit. When the splatter was dry, I trimmed about a quarter inch off the length and the width.
To assemble the card, I adhered the two smaller flowers with adhesive dots and then adhered the larger flower with foam tape. I adhered the die-cut sentiment with glue and then added the small “grateful” with foam tape. I glued a couple of gems to the centers of the flowers and finally, I used foam tape to adhere the card front to the center of an A2-sized card base.
Love And Hugs
My second card today features a large floral stamp from kit. I love these bold lines and so I created a bold background for them.
I began by using Post-it Tape to mask off a half-inch border on an A2-sized piece of white Neenah Solar White 80# Classic Crest cardstock. Next, I used a blending brush to blend Passionate Pink ink onto one end of the panel. At the other end, I used another blending brush to blend Wild Dandelion ink onto the panel. In the middle, the colors met and made a beautiful peachy orange. I worked this middle area, back and forth with the pink and the yellow, until I had a nice transition between the two colors.
After letting the ink-blending dry for a few minutes, I removed the mask. Because I wanted to make sure I got a nice solid image, I placed the panel in a Misti stamping tool before I stamped the floral image in black pigment ink. I inked up the entire stamp except for the very ends of the stems which disappear behind the sentiment (had I inked up that last quarter inch or so, the stems would have appeared below the sentiment which would also have been fine). I repeated this two more times to get a very solid and bold black image.
Next, I heat embossed the sentiment stamp (included in the kit) onto a strip of black cardstock.
To assemble the card, I backed the sentiment with foam tape and then adhered the card front to an A2-sized card base.
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