Gina K

Christmas in July 2020 – Day 21

Hello everyone!

Welcome to Day 21of Christmas in July! Today I’m playing along with the 52 Christmas Card Throwdown! This week, they have a theme challenge – Santa! And as you can see, I have stepped well outside my CAS comfort zone with my entry!

Now, surprisingly, given my penchant for all things Christmas crafting, I have very few Santa stamps. I was going to use a very old wood-mounted stamp until I remembered the Tim Holtz Christmas Time stamp set that I picked up at my local craft store last year! I just adore the Santa/reindeer stamp – it is such a joyful image, don’t you think? Anyway, I used the wrinkle-free inking technique to apply a couple of layers of distress ink. Yes I smooshed the inkpads in a certain order so that the Festive Berries ended up around Santa and the Rusty Hinge went around the deer!

I added a Gina K sentiment and stamped a few stars from the same Tim Holtz stamp set across the background using Pumice Stone distress oxide. Finally I added some glitter paste using the Tim Holtz Sparkle stencil! What an apt name!

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Easter comparison

Hello Friends and happy almost Friday!

With Easter only a few weeks away I decided it was high time I dusted down my Easter supplies and get to work as I do like to make and send out Easter cards!

I unearthed a cute stamp set by Pink & Main which I think arrived too late for Easter last year so I decided to use them for a super quick CAS card. I wanted to play along with the colour challenge over at CAS Colours & Sketches and selected a few Altenew inks which seemed to match the challenge colours. Then my eyes landed on my newly-acquired Gina K inks and I decided it would be good to test them out on these stamps – so I ended up with two cards!


First up here, the Altenew inks card. I LOVE the Altenew inks and find they stamp very well – in fact I have all of them in my collection! I added a Lawn Fawn sentiment which I had smothered in Nuvo Aqua shimmer – love the delicate sheen!



Next my Gina K inks. I won some at Simon Says Create and have been trying to swatch them since I got home. They also stamp very nicely and the colours are so vibrant. Think I’ll be reaching for these a lot too! I used the same Lawn Fawn die cut but in the interests of comparison, I painted the die cut with a layer of Ink On 3’s Pixie Dust. Oh my goodness! Can you see that shimmer? Wonderful! Now I want to PIXIE DUST ALL THINGS!!

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Day 14 – 25 Days of Christmas Tags 2018

Hi everyone!

I’m playing along with Tracey McNeely’s 25 Days of Christmas Tags event again this year.

The sponsor for Day 14 was Muse Christmas Visions – the team came up with some amazing inspiration but as soon as I saw Kim Heggins’s gorgeous Gina K tag, I knew that would be my inspiration!

It looked like Kim may have used distress markers and water for her tag. I don’t have many green distress markers so I stuck with the regular inks. It was quite difficult to get the amazing contrast that Kim managed to achieve, but I was quite happy with how my version turned out in the end.

The sentiment is also from the Simon Says Stamp/Gina K Stamptember collaboration set (Joy of the Season).

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Feel the joy of the season

Hello everyone!

Today I have a card I made using one of my favourite Penny Black dies and the Simon Says Stamp/Gina K Stamptember stamp set.

I started playing with my new distress oxide inks and the row of fir trees stamp and never really intended to use it for a card… but I really liked how it turned out….

So I simply trimmed down the panel and added some snow using Tim Holtz/Ranger Grit paste, which I hoped would stay an opaque white, but the colour of the ink is starting to discolour it a little I think…

Anyway, I then added the fabulous Penny Black snowman and a sentiment from the set and hey presto, a card from my practice stamping!!

I’m linking this up to the Penny Black Holiday challenge.

Have a great Sunday, all!