Gina K Designs Inspiration Blog Hop | Day 3

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Hello friends and welcome to Day 3 of the Gina K Designs April Release Blog Hop celebrating the new stamp sets by Gina K and the illustrator team from Gina K Designs!  Today, we're featuring the My Anchor Mini Kit. This kit contains everything you need to create a set of elegant masculine cards including a beautiful stamp set, mini ink pads, cardstock, card bases, envelopes, patterned paper and adhesive. This kit is perfectly coordinated to allow you to create with ease!

My Anchor Mini Kit by Gina K Designs


Gina K Designs Inspiration Blog Hop Day 3

The stamps in this set are seriously perfect for making masculine cards and when I saw the anchor image and sentiment, I knew who I wanted to create a card for...my husband! The anchor of course made me think of water and I thought it would be fun to create a water splashed background using the smooshing technique.


For this technique, you simply "smoosh" an ink pad onto a craft mat, spritz it with water and then use your finger to mix the ink and water together. Next, "smoosh" your paper onto the water and ink. Allow it to dry between each application (you can use a heat tool to speed up the drying process). This will allow you to build up the layers of color. Repeat the "smooshing" to get the amount of coverage you desire.


Ok! Are you ready for more amazing inspiration from Gina and the rest of the Cast & Crew? Just click on the links below and leave a comment on each blog for your chance to win a $20 Gina K Designs gift certificate! To see who won, make sure to visit the Big News Forum at StampTV a few days after the hop.

Do you want to see all the new products available this month? Visit the Gina K Designs Store and click on the “What’s New”.  Thanks so much for stopping by and I hope you have a wonderful hop!

50 comments

  1. Perfect water for your stamped image! Very cool.

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  2. Love the splashy look! How clever!

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  3. What a fabulous stamp set of images and sentiments suited more for the men in our lives, but also beautiful enough for any card project!

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  4. Your smooshing really does look like water. Great card.

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  5. Great smooshing! It does look like water holding the anchor.

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  6. Love your card! Thanks for sharing!

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  7. love the watercolored background-thanks for sharing your creative talents with us!

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  8. Love the smooshed ink background -

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  9. Beautiful card - love the background!

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  10. Great card....thank you so much for sharing.

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  11. Great "water" background on this.

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  12. Looks as though that anchor just came out of the water and is splattering droplets all over the place!

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  13. Great inspiration pieces, love the colors

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  14. The use of the watercolor fits in
    with the stamp. Beautiful card.
    thanks for sharing.

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  15. What a great background for the anchor!

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  16. Really love the water colored background Juliana!

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  17. Stunning set of cards for this release Juliana, so chuffed to have you on the team!! The pink and white gate card is my fave of course!! lol! Hugs to you :)

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  18. A great background to make the anchor really stand out.

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  19. A wonderful watery looking background. So perfect with that image.

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  20. Fabulous masculine card, Juliana! Love the background you created!

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  21. I can't wait to try this technique. Love it!!!

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  22. Love how it looks like splashes of water on the background!!

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  23. Love the background and can't wait to try it!!

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  24. Perfect background for that awesome anchor, Juliana! Love the color scheme too.

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  25. LOVE your water colored Anchor card! Isn't that just fantastic!?!?

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  26. Very pretty card. Thanks for sharing and inspiring us.

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  27. Great use of water. Love how it turned out.

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  28. I would never have thought to do water that way and it worked so well. Great card.

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  29. Fun idea to smoosh a background...it made a great water splashed affect.

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  30. You have hit the ball out of the park by matching up that gorgeous stamp with that perfectly executed background technique. Nice work!

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  31. Looks just like a large ocean wave crashing about. I love the way you explained how you created this look. That you for the inspiration!!!! ♥

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  32. Love this--great background.

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  33. Thanks for great samples! These colors and sets are great!

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  34. Juliana, love the water color as your background, beautiful card.

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  35. Awesome card - the splashy background is PERFECT for the anchor:)

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  36. What a gorgeous masculine card and the background is simply perfect!! ~ Blessings, Tracey

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  37. I love your splashed background, perfect for the image

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  38. Love, love the splattered background!

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  39. Beautiful job...your husband will love it!
    quilt 4 fun 2 at hot mail dot com

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  40. I always look forward to seeing what you've created. Your cards are always lovely.

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  41. Love your card! Beautifully "smooshed"!! LOL

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Every time you smile at someone, it is an action of love, a gift to that person, a beautiful thing. ~Mother Teresa

HUGS!!!
JULIANA