September 5, 2017

Gina K Designs August Release Blog Hop | Day 1

Hello friends and welcome to Day 1 of the Gina K Designs August Release Blog Hop! Today we're featuring two brand new stamp sets - Wetlands 2 and Fabulous Rose Frame. Make sure you check out the details on how I created both of my cards and then check out how you can win a $50 gift certificate to Gina K Designs.

Dragonfly Cattail Card | Wetlands 2 Stamp Set


The first card I'm sharing used the new Wetlands 2 Stamp Set by Theresa Momber. This set is full of serene water images including cattails, dragonflies and cranes.

To create this card, I stamped the image in black ink on watercolor paper and then used a foam blending tool to apply a variety of Distress Oxide Inks in a rainbow of colors. I then used the Gina K Designs large Double Stitched Oval to die cut the paper. Before adhering it to the card front, I flicked it with a little water and dabbed it dry. I then layered it onto a piece of black cardstock die cut using the large Single Stitched Oval die.

Dragonfly Cattail Card by Juliana Michaels featuring Wetlands 2 Stamp Set by Gina K Designs

I also stamped one of the extra dragonflies onto the card. After stamping it, I kind of thought I should have masked it first. However, after a little more thought, I realized that the way I stamped it helps add a little more depth to the design. For an added touch of dimension, I applied Glossy Accents to the wings and body of the dragonfly in the forefront.

Dragonfly Cattail Card by Juliana Michaels featuring Wetlands 2 Stamp Set by Gina K Designs

Thinking Of You Card | Fabulous Rose Frame Stamp Set


Next up is the beautiful new Fabulous Rose Frame Stamp Set by Melanie Muenchinger. Along with a gorgeous floral stamp set, this set also coordinates with two new die sets that cut out the banner or the flowers. Together this set gives you unlimited design possibilities.

I began by stamping the rose frame image onto watercolor paper using Versamark Embossing ink and then heat embossed it with gold embossing powder. To color the image, I used Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers and a water brush to achieve a watercolored look.  I then finished off this part of the card by die cutting it using the coordinating Fabulous Rose Frame Die and attached this piece to the card front.

Thinking Of You Card by Juliana Michaels featuring Fabulous Rose Frame Stamp Set by Gina K Designs

To create the label or banner, I stamped the image with Versamark Embossing ink and again heat embossed it with gold embossing powder. The label also comes with a coordinating die called Fabulous Label Die that I used to die cut this piece as well. I then stamped the "thinking of" sentiment and then added the "you" using the You Die before attaching this piece to complete the card.

Thinking Of You Card by Juliana Michaels featuring Fabulous Rose Frame Stamp Set by Gina K Designs

I hope you enjoyed the cards I shared with you today and I hope you enjoy the rest of the hop!

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 (listed below) and leave a comment. One lucky winner will receive a $50 Gina K Designs gift certificate!
Melanie Muenchinger - Today's Featured Illustrators

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!

Hugs Juliana 17turtles

59 comments:

  1. Juliana, your cards are gorgeous! Your coloring on the flowers is so pretty!

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  2. Gorgeous dragonfly card... love that you silhouetted them. Also love your watercoloring for the florals.

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  3. Beautiful cards. your colors and coloring is amazing.

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  4. I especially love the floral card. The gold embossing gives it such a rich look.

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  5. Both cards are beautiful! Love the blending with the dragonflies. The flowers are so pretty.

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  6. Juliana, your colouring is amazing as well. What beautiful stamp sets these are and how lovely to see how you all colour them, so different yet all are so stunning!

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  7. Love your cards, especially the dragonfly card. Fabulous!

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  8. WOW! Your dragonfly card is gorgeous, but the other one is too. I love the belly band embossed in gold. Now I gotta get that die.

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  9. Both cards are beautiful, but the dragonfly cattail card is my favorite.

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  10. lovely cards - thanks for the ideas;)

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  11. Both of your cards are Beautiful Juliana! <3 :)

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  12. Gorgeous cards Juliana, The florals are so prettily coloured! :)

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  13. Just love your cards! Love the Oxide Inks behind the dragonflies!

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  14. Beautiful projects, love the new sets!

    Carol B
    ciaoitalia2007(at)gmail(dot)com

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  15. Gorgeous cards using the new sets. Thanks for sharing.

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  16. Beautiful cards. Great idea of highlighting the wings on the dragonfly.

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  17. I so enjoy your work and inspiration.

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  18. I love the combination of gold embossing and gentle watercoloring on your rose frame card!

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  19. Oh, so pretty! I love the dragonflies, and the roses are just breathtaking!

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  20. Gorgeous cards and love the large die cut "you".

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  21. Love the cattails and dragonflies!

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  22. Your cards are stunning! I love your coloring. Thanks for sharing.

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  23. Gorgeous cards! Love your colors and the details!

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  24. Both of your cards are beautiful! I especially love your coloring on the new Rose Frame set!

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  25. A wonderful background on your dragonfly card. It is lovely.

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  26. Beautiful techniques and designs! The flowers are colored beautifully. I love the design of the dragonfly card...so pretty!

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  27. Great cards with gorgeous colouring. Thank you for the inspiration.

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  28. Love the wetlands.
    Fantastic colors - in that
    card and in the flowers of
    the other card.
    thanks for sharing.

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  29. Gorgeous cards. Love the colors and the coloring. Great job.

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  30. Lovely card. I love the old fashioned roses.

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  31. beautiful card. I love the most front dragon fly, he looks so stain glass like.

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  32. Wonderful cards! I love the first one a lot, with those beautiful blending of vibrant colors, silhouette, dragonflies and the light background :)

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  33. love your beautiful cards. The first one is awesome.
    Thanks for inspiration.
    Have blessed day!
    Kimberly

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  34. What a lovely card. Your use of gold embossing power adds dimension to a stamp I had not falling in love with. I'll be trying this in my next set of cards.

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  35. Love the bright colors on your cards very nice card designs

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  36. The dragonfly card is stunning

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  37. Love the bright colors on these two - especially those fab Wetlands dragonflies!!

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  38. Gorgeous cards, I especially love the Cattails with the dragonflies.

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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