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July 11, 2017

Gina K Designs Inspiration Blog Hop | Day 2

Hello friends and welcome to Day 2 of the Gina K Designs Inspiration Blog Hop! Today we're featuring two new stamp sets: Karen Dolphin illustrated by Beth Silaika and Lovely Lilies illustrated by Claire Brennan.

As with all Gina K blog hops the Cast and Crew of Gina K Designs will be sharing loads of gorgeous inspiration samples to inspire you and you'll have the chance to win a fabulous prize from Gina K Designs. You can check out all the details for the blog hop below.

Dophinitely Amazing Card - Karen Dolphin Stamp Set


How adorable is the Karen Dolphin Stamp Set?! I love how it coordinates with the Vicky Mermaid set and I can't wait to create a card using them both together. I created a Foiled Background for this card using the Water Droplets Stencil and Fancy Foils in Silver Sequins. I thought they were the perfect match for the cute little dolphin!

Dolpinitely Amazing Card by Juliana Michaels featuring Karen Dolphin Stamp Set by Gina K Designs

Foiled Background with Stencils


To create a foiled background, begin by placing a stencil on top of a piece of cardstock and use low tack tape to help hold the stencil in place. Apply Therm O Web Deco Foil Transfer Gel over the stencil using a palette knife. Remove the stencil and clean it immediately with a little soap and water. Set the stenciled design to the side and allow it to dry until the gel turns shiny and clear. Next place a piece of foil on top of the design, place this inside a piece of folded parchment paper and run it through a preheated laminator. Once it's through the laminator, you can peel off the transfer sheet to reveal the foiled design.

Foiled Background created with Therm O Web Deco Foil Transfer Gel and Gina K Designs Water Droplet Stencil

After the background foiling was complete, I adhered a Double Stitched Die Cut Circle and then popped up the dolphin with double sided foam adhesive to make it look like it was jumping out of the shimmery water.

Dolpinitely Amazing Card by Juliana Michaels featuring Karen Dolphin Stamp Set by Gina K Designs

Hugs Card - Lovely Lilies Stamp Set


If you enjoy layering stamps, you are going to fall head over heads with Lovely Lilies! It has six layers you can use to create a gorgeous, realistic looking design. The great thing about layered stamping is you don't have to use all of the layers to get a beautiful look.

Hugs Card by Juliana Michaels featuring Lovely Lilies Stamp Set by Gina K Designs

For the card I created, I used five of the layers. The only layer I didn't use was the more detailed outline of the main flower. To achieve the design I created, stamp with yellow first using the most solid image. Next, stamp the next layer in a light pink and then the final layer in a darker pink. I then stamped the speckle with the same darker pink and then the stamen in brown. I stamped the leaves using all the layers, but you can also only use two of them to get a lovely layered look.

Hugs Card by Juliana Michaels featuring Lovely Lilies Stamp Set by Gina K Designs

Blog Hop + Giveaway


Would you like to win a $50 gift certificate to Gina K Designs? If your answer is yes, then all you have to do is visit each blog along the hop and leave a comment. One lucky winner will receive a $50 Gina K Designs gift certificate. Now it's time to head on over and check out more amazing inspiration from the Gina K Design Team! and don't forget to leave a comment on each blog for your chance to win!

Supplies


Are you interested in the Gina K Designs supplies I used to create these cards? To make them easy for you to find, I have listed them below. Affiliate links are used at no additional cost to you and I've linked to them because I use them and love them!

45 comments:

  1. These are gorgeous cards Juliana, I love your foiled BG! amazing!

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  2. Love your cards but love the use of that stencil with the foil on the whale card. Thanks for sharing.

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  3. Your cards are really pretty. Love the Whale. Thanks for sharing....

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  4. Beautiful cards and I really the BG on the first card. According to my husband these blog hops could get expensive. Loving all the ideas.

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  5. Your foiled background is so glittery! Love the dolphin. The lilly is pretty.

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  6. Love the foiled background! Great cards! Thanks for sharing!

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  7. These are beautiful! Thanks for showing your use of gel and foiling.

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  8. Wonderful cards using these sets and I love that you included the steps of using the gel with the stencil for that cool look!

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  9. Thanks for sharing. I adore your lily card!

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  10. I love the background for the dolphin - and thanks for your explanation on the layering stamp - makes it seem less intimidating

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  11. lovely card and the foiling is so yummy:)

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  12. Great cards! Thanks for sharing your inspirations.

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  13. Love the idea of the foiling.
    the flower is beautiful.
    thanks for sharing.

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  14. Great way to make a splash! Wonderful cards! Thanks!
    Blessings
    Melitta

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  15. I love the foiled background behind the dolphin! And your colorful lily is beautiful :)

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  16. Wonderful cards! That stencil is perfect for that adorable little dolphin! Love the foiling. Beautiful colors on your lilly! So pretty! Thanks for sharing!

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  17. Such an adorable dolphin with the beautiful foiling, and your lily is gorgeous. Great use of those stamp sets, thanks for the great inspiration!

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  18. FAB designs!!! Gorgeous flower card!

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  19. I just love the foiled background for your dolphin. Amazing card and the lily one is gorgeous too

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  20. Lovely cards and awesome foiled background and stencil.

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  21. Beautiful cards, love that foiled background! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  22. Beautiful lily card. And your foiling with the stencil is really inspiring! Thanks!

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  23. Beautiful floral card and love the background on the dolphin card.

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  24. Your dolphin card is wonderful. Thanks for including the instructions on how you did the lovely background. Great job on the lily too.

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  25. Love that foil background, but especially love that lily! Your color combination it just gorgeous!

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  26. Beautiful! I love the foiled background.

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  27. Beautiful cards, love the foiling. Thanks for sharing and inspiring us.

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  28. The dolphin card is amazing!

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  29. Wonderful cards! WOW on the fancy foil - amazing background with the water droplets stencil!

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  30. thanks for the foiling info! Want to try now. Great cards!

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  31. Wow - that foiled background using the stencil is amazing. Love it. Thanks again for the inspiration.

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  32. I look forward to the Blog Hop with ever new stamp set, what a wonderful way to share your creativity.

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  33. They're both amazing cards but of course I LOVE to pieces that amazing dolphin card made with our Gina K Designs Silver Sequins Foil and Deco Foil Transfer Gel! UNREAL!

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  34. Love that foiled background great idea! Card designs are fabulous

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  35. Just starting with the foil! Love these ideas!

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  36. Wow, Julianne, love all of your cards!

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  37. That foiled background with the dolphin is perfection!

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  38. Your sequin splashes are stunning!

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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