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Thursday, June 4, 2020

Merry Monday with Gina K

Hello Friends!
I am so glad I have this crafty hobby to take my mind off all the unrest and awful things happening in this country.
I have been joining Gina K on her weekly videos.  Monday is called Merry Monday and she always makes a Christmas card...Yeah, I love having them all ready when I need to mail them out in December.  I need to take it a step further like Gina does, she addresses the envelopes and signs their names inside!  Wow I am impressed...I am lucky to get a sentiment stamped inside...I am working on doing that as I make the cards, sometimes I do get a pile of them, then I have to take the time to get a sentiment stamped in each one.  do you all use the same sentiment stamp inside?  I have been putting the year on a post it note to indicate I used that sentiment on that year.  I just feel it should be different from year to year...
this time Gina used her Stellar Snowflake in a different way, she used the stencil as an impression on the white paper, then she also added some lines by scoring on her ScorPal, then she smeared on some is easier to use ink that is rectangle than curved ones!  I used DOX, pumice stone and peacock feather and I even used a blending brush.  It gives it a rustic woodsy look and I like it.
My second card I used pumice stone and shaded lilac, then I die cut a snowflake, sorry I don't know who it belongs to...I was bad, I took out a bunch of snowflake dies to use last Christmas and they didn't get put back in with their stamp...OOPSIE, my bad!  anyway, a cute little snowflake and a sentiment from a Penny Black stamp called Frosty Flakes.
Two more cards for my stash!

Thanks for stopping by!

Heart Hugs, friends!


  1. WOW! These are both awesome, Col! I need to check out that video! I try to remember to stamp the inside when I finish the outside of my Christmas cards. I usually try to match the sentiment with the card design. I wish I could be organized enough to sign and address them too. I doubt that will happen though!

  2. Beautiful board effect with the scoring. I must try that :)

  3. Wasn't this technique so much FUN?!!! Your cards are wonderful Colleen...I really like the idea of adding the Shaded Lilac on your 2nd card...sooooo pretty! I've been using Gina's little mini ink cubes to add my color and they work beautifully...definitely need to try my Distress Inks too though! And I have a hard time doing the insides of my cards too, although I made a conscious decision this year to do better about finishing them and so far so good! As for signing them and addressing the envelopes...nope, haven't made it that far yet!! Hope you have a wonderful weekend my friend, despite the rain...we are expecting full sun and mid 70's which is exactly the kind of weather I LOVE!! Hugs. :0)

  4. These are so lovely. Thanks for telling me about Gina K's videos. I have been watching them and she really does beautiful work. I love seeing people on videos, I feel like I really know them personally. I'm glad things are good with you and you're staying in and being careful.

  5. Your rainbow cards and graduation cards are all sensational, Col! You have certainly not lost your mojo! I love that you were able to create foil plaid! Keep taking care and making art, my friend! Hugs, Darnell

  6. Wow...these are simply stunning! So in love with your amazing and beautiful backgrounds.

  7. These are fabulous, Col!! I love the look of wood panels with the snowflake. What a fabulous technique. You are going to have all your Christmas cards done well ahead! xx

  8. Two beautiful snowflake cards, Colleen. I loved your color combinations and designs. TFS all your steps and the video to the Gina K's Carved wood technique. I will be checking it out. Stay safe and creative, my friend. Love and Hugs...Nancy

  9. Beautiful cards and looks like such a fun technique. On my to-do list.


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