Today I am previewing two new Gina K Designs sets in tins and a brand new product to Gina K, Digital Paper! This first card was created using a stamp set called Sweetest Blessings.
I also used Gina's new digital paper, Sweet as Sugar, on my card. You are going to love this digital paper pack and it will coordinate beautifully with the stamps from Sweetest Blessings. I also used a design from this pack on my card yesterday. Scroll down to yesterday's post for another peek.
The digital paper has 7 different designs and will retail for $3.95, but Gina is giving it away FREE to anyone that places an order Thursday night through Sunday!
To create the background panel in this card, I used a piece of the new digital paper and went over the cupcakes with a Versa Mark pen. Then I heat embossed them with clear embossing powder. Next I just sponged on some Regal Rose ink. The embossing allowed the cupcakes on the digital paper to remain ink free.
This card features a stamp from the new "Free With Three" set called, Tag Lines. This is a sentiment set and every image in this set will fit into one of the nestabilities tags dies! Most of them also fit the word window punch from Stampin' Up.
In addition to Tag Lines, I also used Tropical Flowers and Tree Silhouettes. The background is sponged. Then I just stamped the trees with Going Gray ink and the foliage with Basic Black.
The tag treatment is very similar to one of the nestabilities tag dies. I don't have any of those, so I had to improvise. You can scroll down for a tutorial on how I did this tag, plus a few others, with some common punches.
But first, be sure to check out what the rest of the team has done with these sets and paper...
The release party is tonight in the Gina K forums at SCS, from 7 - 10 pm, central. There will be more previews, full reveals of all the new sets, contests questions and challenges! I will be hosting one of the challenges, and I can promise it will be sweeeeet! I hope you can play along.
And here is how I did the tag for my card...
First I stamped my sentiment on a narrow strip of cardstock. I usually have scraps that will work for this. Then I used my Marvy Mega square scallop punch to punch one end of the tag. It is important to do your best to get it lined up diagonally.
Then just turn it around and do the other end.
Then I used my Marvy Giga punch to make another layer. I used a slightly wider strip of card stock.
You can make another tag shape using the Friskars Threading Water punch. Again I started with a narrow strip of cardstock and then placed it in the punch as shown.
After punching I was left with this. The edges were just a bit sharp.
So I used my 1/4 inch hole punch to round those out a bit.
And here is what it looked like when I was done. You can place brads, twine or narrow ribbon in the holes.
This last one makes a ribbon slider tag shape. I cut the strip of paper to just slightly narrower than 3/4 inch, then punched first one end, then the other with the Stampin' Up slot punch.
Next, I placed one end only into the 3/4 inch circle punch from EK Success and punched. It is important to get the strip of cardstock, in the previous step, a little narrower than 3/4 or it won't fit in the circle punch.
And here it is with both sides punched and ribbon added.
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