Good evening my friends! I usually post in the mornings but tonight is a special Gina K Card Club Blog Hop put on by the DT! So lots of fun stuff for you this Sunday evening! I was so lucky & super thrilled to be asked to be on this DT--what an honor since I admire Gina so much. She's so kind, talented and I admire her a lot both as a person & a business woman!!
Now you're asking what is the Card Club Kit right? Well Gina K & Jessica Fick will have special card kits available for purchase that go along with the new stamp sets for each release. These kits (see HERE) have pre-cut cardstock, card base and ribbons included along with step-by-step directions on how to make the card featured for the kit! So kinda a one-stop shop--you can buy the stamp set and then buy the card kit and VOILA you've got all the makings for 4 beautiful cards! Fabulous huh!! And there is alot of fun coming with these card kits so stay tuned!!
This message is by our DT leader Jessica Fick:
So let's get started!!
"Warm & Wonderful" by Rupa Shevde for Gina K--it has awesome winter images but also some very sweet sentiments that can be used for a lot of special occasions. (See the matching Card Club Kit for this stamp set HERE and see Inspiration Samples HERE) For this first card I followed the original sketch by Jessica except I flipped it. I love the sled image (I'm searching endlessly for a real antique sled that I can put on my porch but no luck yet) so I just had to use this one!
I colored with Copics (R29,R89,R24,R22,R20/C5,C3,C2) and then added stickles to the rails on the sled for sparkle. The patterned paper is from Basic Grey's "Eskimo Kisses" which pairs up beautifully with Gina K's cs "Cranberry Tart" & "Green Apple" colors. The striped embossing was done with my CB "Candy Cane" embossing folder and the shapes were all done with my Oval Nestabilities. I colored the mittens from the set and cut them out---I cut off the string part of the image so I could attach some matching embroidery thread to them instead. Then I just popped 'em up with dimensionals, added some stickles and finished off the card with a bow made with my Bow Easy. A perfect winter card for a loved one or friend!!
liquid applique to the marshmallows and heated it to puff them up & then smooshed them a little w/ my finger to make them more marshmallow looking, hee hee (make sure you do this first before adding diamond glaze or stickles to the image--trust me when I say it will melt them when you're heating it up--don't ask how I know this, LOL)!
Then I added a healthy coat of diamond glaze or you could use the Crystal Laquer that Gina sells HERE (does the same thing), to the cup for shine and added it w/ more dimensionals! I used a CB "Snowflakes" embossing folder on the white background and then added some stickles to the snowflakes for more sparkle, layered some more Gina K cs in "Ocean Mist" and wrapped it with a ribbon & bow. I purposely left off a sentiment, so that this can be used for a get well, birthday or thank you card--perfect for many occasions!
Now if you're hopping along in order, up next is the very talented Valerie Stangle! But if you're starting with me the hop list is above for you to follow!
Hope you have a wonderful holiday evening!!