Gina K Designs –Inspiration Blog Hop – Day 2


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 stamp sets by Beth Silaika, Claire Brennan and the Botanical Blocks Incentive set 
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! 
Vicky Mermaid by Beth Silaika 
Cottage Garden by Claire Brennan
April 2017 Incentive Stamp Set - Botanical Blocks
Enjoy the gorgeous inspiration samples from the team and then comment on each blog for your chance to win a $20 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: 
First up I have a couple of cards featuring Vicky Mermaid by Beth Silaika. For the top one I did some reverse masking with various GKD inks and then stamped a sea plant. The seahorse was stamped on watercolor paper and colored in with distress markers. I fussy cut him out and adhered him to the front. I find that it's easier to cut images from water color paper than regular card stock. Its thicker, sturdier and doesn't bend as easily when cutting around intricate areas.
After randomly stamping various images I water colored the background and left the images untouched. I lightly sprayed the front with shimmer mist and added sequins. The sentiment was heat embossed on vellum and stapled to the front.
 I only had time to make one card featuring Claire Brennan's set Cottage Garden. After stamping and masking the fence image I lightly sponged the background with Wild Dandelion, Peach Bellini and Blue Lagoon GKD inks. I added Kraft towards the bottom. The bird and sign were fussy cut out and adhered to the card.
My last card features images from April's mini incentive stamp set Botanical Blocks free with a separate $75.00 purchase. A very quick and easy one layer card. I love the sentiment on this one.
Ready for more awesome creations?! Just click on the links below for more from Gina and the Cast & Crew: 
Beth Silaika  - Today’s featured illustrator 
Claire Brennan - Today’s featured illustrator
 Cathy Tidwell 
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 
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