Double Duty for Your Stencils

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Today’s card project features using a stencil for both applying color as well as dry embossing a pattern onto cardstock. I really love getting more use out of a product and stencils can be pretty versatile tools! The stencil and stamps I’m using today are from Gina K. Designs’ A Big Hello Card Kit, a huge new card kit full … Read More

Cathy ZielskeDouble Duty for Your Stencils

Emboss Resist Rainbows

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Today I’ve got some colorful card projects to share featuring a fun new stamp set from Gina K. Designs called Be the Rainbow, designed by Emily Loggans, (who has the most wonderful Instagram account!) It’s been a while since I’ve painted with Distress Ink, and this cute little rainbow, along with its sweet encouragements seemed like a good stamp set … Read More

Cathy ZielskeEmboss Resist Rainbows

Electro Pop Neon Ink Floral Mom Card

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Today’s card project features brand new neon ink from Rina K. and Gina K. Designs! (Yes, they happen to be related!) The new line of ink is called Electro Pop and it seriously lives up to its name! If you are a fan of bold, bright neon colors, you need to check this new line out! Here is my video … Read More

Cathy ZielskeElectro Pop Neon Ink Floral Mom Card

Stencil Masking + Rainbow Ink Blending

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Simple cardmaking with Cathy Zielske

Today I’ve got two cards featuring a little bit of rainbow stenciling and masking off parts of the stencil. It’s a really simple technique but can give you some great areas to add sentiments to your card projects, or even for pocket page cards for your scrapbooks! Both stencils come from Gina K. Designs (Thick Brush and Sun Spots) and … Read More

Cathy ZielskeStencil Masking + Rainbow Ink Blending

Petals and Wings with Glitz Glitter Gel

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After making my first card with the new Glitz Glitter Gel and Stamp ‘n Stencil products from Gina K. Designs, I had to try a few more techniques and today I’m sharing a card project using the Detail Stencils with the Glitz Glitter Gel and the results? In the words of a true midwestern crafter: “Oh, for cuuuuuute!” Not gonna lie: … Read More

Cathy ZielskePetals and Wings with Glitz Glitter Gel

Glitz Glitter Gel from Gina K. Designs

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Today’s card project features the brand new Glitz Glitter Gel from my sweet and talented friend, Gina K. Designs. I wanted to create a simple rainbow of ink blending and add the flourish from the Crazy Daisy Stamp ‘n Stencil using Gina’s new gel, as well as some of my favorite Gina K. Designs ink colors. The gel dries to … Read More

Cathy ZielskeGlitz Glitter Gel from Gina K. Designs

Simple Copic Coloring + Ink Blending (Gina K. Designs Mini Stamp Set)

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My quest to practice more coloring in 2019 continues with today’s simple card project, featuring a bit of Copic coloring and simple ink blending using a darling new mini stamp set from Gina K. Designs called All You Need Is Love. Mini sets are really fun because a) the price points are terrific, and b) they generally have smaller, less … Read More

Cathy ZielskeSimple Copic Coloring + Ink Blending (Gina K. Designs Mini Stamp Set)

Crafty Notes with Gina K. Designs (painting and ink blending with dye inks!)

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My sweet and talented from Gina from Gina K. Designs has a WONDERFUL new release out this week, including the cutest stamp set for crafty folks called, aptly, Crafty Notes! How cute are all those little crafty images? And you can also cut them out with coordinating dies. Such a fun set with so many images to stamp, color and … Read More

Cathy ZielskeCrafty Notes with Gina K. Designs (painting and ink blending with dye inks!)

Thankful Beyond Measure Card

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I recently purchased a gorgeous stamp set from Gina K Designs called Something Good, and the coolest stamp is this giant wood slice image. I thought it would pair well with some of my new releases, and it turns out it DOES! I learned how to create an embossed die cut from watching the master, Jennifer McGuire, and figured I’d … Read More

Cathy ZielskeThankful Beyond Measure Card

Thankful Leaves with Gina K. Designs & Therm O Web

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Today I’ve got a simple card featuring some brand new products from Gina K. Designs and Therm O Web. If you haven’t tried any of Gina’s products designed for the Stamp and Foil system, they really are fun and versatile and when you do that whole peel and reveal to see the shine, it never gets old. For this card … Read More

Cathy ZielskeThankful Leaves with Gina K. Designs & Therm O Web