Gina K Designs Hello Friend With A Watercolor Background

By | 04/18/2018

Yes…I used my Distress Oxide inks again today!  What can I say?  I got some new colors yesterday and that Salty Ocean is to die for.  Or should I say to dye for?

I needed to make a floral card for this week’s Paper Craft Crew challenge and yesterday I received my package of Gina K stamps and dies and my package of Distress Oxide inks.  Needless to say, I had to play with more of those goodies today.

I love the two floral images in Gina K Designs Hello Friend stamp.  I think they are perfect for emboss resist techniques for both ink blending and watercoloring.  I meant to do some ink blending or maybe even a marker technique, but there were the Distress Oxide inks calling out to me and watercolor fun it was.

Stamping Imperfection Gina K Hello Friend

I like the clean and simple design that I did here.  Mostly it was done out of necessity because I was limited on time.  This is a quick and easy way to add a lot of color to a card fast.  Plus you get to heat emboss and I still love that technique!

I used the Salty Ocean, Twisted Citron, Squeezed Lemonade, Forest Moss, Picked Raspberry as my inks, along with the permanent black for the sentiment.  I love how the yellow and pink blended to give me a subtle orange between them.

I’ve added some of my fave Studio Katie Iridescent sequins.  Honestly, they look clear until you get them under the light and then they look purple and pink, but they photograph blue.  I just love these!  I also love the variety of sizes in this sequin mix.

I have attached my top card piece cut at 4 x 5-1/4″ on to a piece of craft foam with double sided tape and adhered that to a card cut at 4-1/4 x 11″, scored at 5-1/2″.  I used the craft foam to flatten the watercolored image out.  I used plain card stock instead of watercolor paper and it does warp with this technique.  Like I said, my plan was not to watercolor but before I knew it, that brush was in my hand!

Stamping Imperfection Gina K Hello Friend

In this photo, you can see that it is a small stamp set with two nice sentiments and a variety of images to use.  I want to try no line coloring on this image and I also want to try my alcohol markers with the flicking technique.  I have plans for this stamp set.

I love that when you order from Gina K Designs, you get a free stamp set with a qualifying purchase.  It’s always a nice set and I always wait to place my orders until my wishlist reaches the freebie qualifying threshold.  Why not get a freebie if you can?

Here is this week’s Paper Craft Crew inspiration image and we would LOVE to have you stop by and play along with our challenge!



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How pretty is that inspiration?  It gave me so many ideas.  I love floral stamps and sometimes it is hard to decide which to use.  Perhaps you don’t want to do a floral, but you have a rustic stamp set you’d like to use or perhaps you find the colors in the photo inspiring.

My card is definitely not rustic, but it is not a formal card either.

Thank you for stopping by!  Happy day!!!

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