Gina K. Designs February Release Blog Hop (+ Giveaway)

Hi friends! Thank you for stopping by today. You should have arrived from Justine’s blog! I am excited to share that I am a guest for the Gina K. Designs February Release Blog Hop! The new release went live last night and is available for purchase directly from Gina K. Designs! Now, let’s get to hopping for some inspiration and a generous prize (details below). This is the complete hop list. If you lose your place, you can always start with Gina K.

Gina K.
Jennifer McGuire
Arjita Singh
Justine Hovey
Rubeena Ianigro ** YOU ARE HERE **
Cathy Tidwell
Donna Idlet
Karen Hightower
Laurie Schmidlin
Rema Deleeuw
Sheri Gilson
Susie Moore


I created a few cards for you using different mediums.


For the first card, I used the Wreath Builder Mini Kit. I used my MISTI and the 3.5″ inch template to help me stamp the wreath in various dye inks in pink and green. The sentiment was stamped with VersaMark embossing ink and heat embossed with gold embossing powder. I die-cut the sentiment with one of the circle dies so it would fit perfectly in the center of the wreath. I also swiped some Versamark on the corners so I could add gold glitter embossing powder. Since I normally don’t make square cards, I wanted to mount this over an A2 white card base. To make it work, I added gold glitter cardstock behind the square and added a few strokes of pink watercolor on the base before attaching the square piece.


For the second card, I used the small flowers from Stippled Flowers set. I stamped them on white cardstock with black dye ink and colored with Copic markers. I die-cut with coordinating dies. For the base, I blended pink Distess Oxide ink, added some splatters and first stamped the sentiment in black but it was a little sloppy so I stamped again With VersaMark and heat embossed in white. 🙂 I finished it off with a light wood frame.


For the third card, I wanted to channel my inner artist and decided to use kraft cardstock to stamp the images in black and add details with a white gel pen. For the kraft cardstock base, I added white and black dots and stamped sentiment in black. I used foam tape to mount the flowers over it. Super simple and fun!



For the next card, I went with a similar design but this time they were stamped on white cardstock and colored with Copic markers. These flowers have amazing detail to begin with so only a light hand at coloring is needed. 🙂



For the last card, I decided to watercolor. I used masking to stamp the flowers (and one that was mounted separately) and watercolored with my Mijello Mission Gold watercolors. Once it dried, I stamped the sentiment (this set has the best sentiments!) and added a strip of black and white striped pattern paper on the side.



Hope you were inspired!


Gina K. Designs is giving away a $50 gift certificate to one lucky person who will be randomly selected from the comments left on all the blogs – the more comments you leave, the better your chances.

Next on the hop is Cathy!

I welcome all feedback so feel free to leave me questions or comments. Thank you for visiting! ♡

This post contains a few affiliate links. This means that if you happen to purchase something, I get a small commission (at no additional cost to you!) as a way to support my blog. Products used are linked below. Thanks so much for your support!


  1. Ferdi

    March 27, 2018 at 10:38 pm

    That monotone card is very striking it really caught my eye.

  2. Nandini Karmarkar

    February 28, 2018 at 12:20 am

    Beautiful cards. My favorite is the third. Love the artsy look!

  3. Dawn Thompson

    February 27, 2018 at 10:34 am

    so clever – thank you for sharing

  4. jlingraham

    February 27, 2018 at 6:55 am

    Love your eye for many beautiful options

  5. Sharon Hudson

    February 26, 2018 at 10:47 pm

    You certainly don’t stop at one lol but your creativity does not lessen either as they are all just stunning and you do altenew proud of your beautiful work

  6. Amante del Papel

    February 26, 2018 at 1:12 pm

    your cards are so beautiful!!!

  7. Yasmine

    February 26, 2018 at 7:09 am

    Gorgeous cards! I love The third card and like how you add details with the white gel pen. Thanks for sharing.

  8. Kathy Mc

    February 26, 2018 at 2:13 am

    WOW, Rubeena, these are simply divine and I couldn’t even pick a favorite if I had to! Can’t wait to own these new sets.

  9. Betty N

    February 26, 2018 at 1:13 am

    These are beautiful! Thank you for the inspiration!

  10. FeM

    February 25, 2018 at 11:40 pm

    Wow simply beautiful.

  11. cakeshoppelady

    February 25, 2018 at 10:58 pm

    Gorgeous stamps and I love what you did with them!

  12. Becky Moore

    February 25, 2018 at 10:48 pm

    Your cards are beautiful. I’m so glad you shared your creativity with us. Your work is very inspiring

  13. lisascreativeniche

    February 25, 2018 at 10:13 pm

    Wow these are all gorgeous! In late ve the wood frame on the wood background!

  14. Mary Moran

    February 25, 2018 at 9:51 pm

    Oh my gosh, I LOVE your kraft flower card!! Such beauty in a card without color! I’ll have to try my hand at that someday soon. Beautiful!

  15. Jo Anna

    February 25, 2018 at 9:47 pm

    Great card samples highlighting the new Gina K products. Thanks for sharing

  16. Gayle Bartholomew

    February 25, 2018 at 9:29 pm

    Just amazed at how many different looks you all have done with these stamp sets and love all of them!

  17. Kim Salito

    February 25, 2018 at 9:01 pm

    Your cards are beautiful, I really love the black and white flowered one.

  18. Sue Hannegan

    February 25, 2018 at 8:28 pm

    Beautiful cards. Just love the February Release.

  19. Shiela

    February 25, 2018 at 8:14 pm

    I love that you have used the Gina K Designs with various tools and techniques! The creativity is starting to brew and percolate in me! Keep up the good work!

  20. Barbara Baxter

    February 25, 2018 at 7:46 pm

    Very pretty cards! I love the purple flowers with the flicking of paint on the card and the black-and-white stripes on the side of the card. Gina K has the best products — paper, inks, stamps, etc. — a now this great template to use with the wreath building stamps!

  21. Stacy Roberds

    February 25, 2018 at 7:39 pm

    I love the soft colors you used with the wreath builder set! So different from the others!

  22. Jill Figley

    February 25, 2018 at 7:16 pm

    Beautiful cards. I just love this collection!

  23. Jules

    February 25, 2018 at 5:44 pm

    Such lovely cards! Really like how you used these great new products!

  24. Denise D.

    February 25, 2018 at 5:24 pm

    Wow, your cards are gorgeous, I can’t even pick a favorite!

  25. Jan Schul

    February 25, 2018 at 4:50 pm

    Love the black and white on kraft! Stunning!!!

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