Thursday, August 20, 2020

Just A Note | Crafty Friends Blog Hop ft Gina K Designs


It's that time of the month again!  Time for another Crafty Friends Blog Hop.  If you have not joined us for one of our hops before, the Crafty Friends Blog Hop is a group of friends who have all shared some common crafty beginnings, and we hop each month with a spotlight on a company we love. 

This month we have chosen to spotlight Gina K Designs.  Gina has kindly shared a coupon code with our hoppers, good for 20% off orders placed today and tomorrow - use the code CRAFTYFRIENDS20 to get the discount.  

For today's card, I chose to use the Layered Eucalyptus Stamp Set, and the Autumn Wishes Stencil.  I started with placing the stencil on a light gray card stock, and daubing the coordinating gray ink onto it.  Then, I moved the stencil to the other side of the card stock, and daubed ink through again.  I matted this panel with River Stone card stock, and moved onto my images. 

I moved onto the stamps set - and I hate to even tell you how many times I stamped the Eucalyptus stems, trying to find the PERFECT combination of colors that I wanted. Eventually I settled on stamping the solid leaves image in Fresh Sage, and then in Tin Pail.  I moved to the stem stamp, and used River Stone to stamp that.  The stamp that adds some detail to the leaves was stamped with Butter Cream.  Finally, I stamped the solid leaves stamp, one more time, in Tin Pail.  I repeated this onto another piece of white card stock.  Then I fussy cut one of the stems, and die cut the other with an oval die.  I also die cut a second oval from River Stone card stock. 

I stamped the sentiments from the Layered Eucalyptus Stamp Set onto the stamped oval, using Gina K Amalgam Ink.  Then I layered up my piece using liquid adhesive and foam tape.  A few drops of Nuvo Ivory Seashell, and Morning Dew drops finished off the card.  

While you are hopping along with us, don't forget to hop over to Gina K Designs (link will open in a new tab) and use the code CRAFTYFRIENDS20 to get the discount on your purchase - but it's only good for today and tomorrow, so hurry!  

From here, the next stop in today's hop, is Lydia at Understand Blue.  

For your convenience, here is a list of all of the stops today, just in case you get turned around.  

Jenny Hall
Tanya Boser
Illina Crouse
Maria Willis
Becky Roberts
Sandi MacIver
Sue Plote
Sara Sherlock (You are here)
Lydia Fiedler
Jill Hilliard

Thanks for stopping by!

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  1. A wonderfully soft and delicate look to this pretty card! Love it! Thanks for the inspiration! Take care!! :)

  2. I LOVE this card and I love the colors you used for the eucalyptus!

  3. Love the soft look on your card. Thank you for sharing it

  4. I love your subtle and elegant card!!

  5. This card is so beautiful. I try to stay away from layered stamps like the eucalyptus because it takes so long to figure out the right color combo to use. Thanks for doing all the work for me. Love it!


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