Gina K Designs August Release Blog Hop - Day 1


Welcome everyone! I'm so thrilled and grateful to be Guest Designing for the  Gina K Designs August Release Blog Hop! I have a couple projects to share with you today plus information on a giveaway! Keep reading!


There is also a process video how I created a card using these stunning sunflowers! You can view down below or HERE on my Youtube channel.




(how cool is that?!)

To create today's card, I'm starting out by making my background by splattering paint onto a piece of Gina K Designs white cardstock.


These beautiful sunflowers are stamping in Almalgam Ink onto Neenah Solar White cardstock and colored with copic markers. I use the coordinating dies to die cut them out for my card front.

Once I have an idea how I want the images laid out, I attach my leaves straight onto the card. Then add foam squares to my Sunflowers for dimension.


How gorgeous is this sentiment from the stamp set?! For a little added interest, I used some Ivory Jewels from Pretty Pink Posh.

For my second card, I'm using one of the other floral images from this same stamp set. I start with my background using Canson Watercolor paper. Then paint on Candied Apple, Ripe Persimmon, Wild Honey and Mustard Seed Dsitress Oxide. 


Once completely dried, I'm going to stamp my floral image usingthe Gina K Designs Amalgam ink. I'll stamp it twice since the watercolor paper is textured. I'll also go ahead and stamp my sentiment.


Then using some copic markers, I add a little dimension to my flowers to make them pop. Once colored, I'll flick on some of those same Distress Oxide colors that I used for the background.


I'm tying it all together with Ivory Jewels from Pretty Pink Posh. This is such a gorgeous stamp set! 

Copic Markers Used
R29, YR07, YR15, YR12
YR27, Y38, Y18



To top off the fun, leave at a comment on each blog for a chance to win a $50 gift certificate for the store!!!  



Gina K.
Beth Silaika
Cathy Tidwell
Donna Idlet 
Karen Hightower
Lisa Hetrick 
Melanie Muenchinger
Mindy Eggen ---YOU ARE HERE
Rema DeLeeuw
Sheri Gilson 

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108 comments

  1. Fabulous cards, Mindy! I love the wash you did.

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  2. Gorgeous cards Mindy and congrats on being a guest designer!

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  3. Your cards are beautiful! Love the coloring on the sunflower.

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  4. First - welcome - your clean style is right up my alley - second - the cards are beautiful. Love the water color background

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  5. Yout coloring is stunning. Also love the Oxide background

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  6. love the background on your cards.

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  7. I like the blend of distress oxides!

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  8. Beautiful cards!
    Thanks so much for sharing...

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  9. Beautiful cards and choice of colors!!!

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  10. Gorgeous seems like a gross understatement. I love your cards!

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  11. Beautiful cards. I really like the sunny sunflower.

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  12. what beautiful cards. Your coloring and attention to detail is just amazing. Hope to see more of your art.

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  13. Love those stamps and your designs. Just lovely cards. Thanks for the inspiration!

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  14. Gorgeous! I love the rich colors in your cards.

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  15. You've made it hard to pick a favorite. They are both
    so beautiful. And I love the splatters (I need practice!).
    Your coloring is wonderful.

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  16. Your coloring is fabulous! I have a hard time with the alcohol markers..need to practice a bit more. Splatters are wonderful and the perfect background for your card! Beautiful cards...

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    1. PS Just watched your video...your daughter is precious!!

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  17. wonderful cards, Mindy - love how you colored your second card with the distress inks!

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  18. Beautiful cards! Love the colors! Thanks for sharing!

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  19. absolutely gorgeous!! love them!

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  20. Both cards are great! I was especially drawn to the second one because that’s a style / technique I have been wanting to try.

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  21. Beautiful coloring and tutorial...even at the end :D haha! Great job.
    quilt 4 fun 2 at hot mail dot com

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  22. Brilliant cards
    stamping sue
    http://stampingsueinconnecticut.blogspot.com/

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  23. Pretty cards! I will catch your video later. Love seeing your videos and work you are sharing. Beautiful sunflower.

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  24. Marisela Delgado said: Fabulous card! Marisela Delgado mariandmonsterd@yahoo.com

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  25. I love both of these cards. Beautiful!

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  26. Both cards are simply gorgeous!

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  27. I really love the way you make the colors pop and just beautiful

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  28. I loved your video! I'm such a fan of sunflowers! Thanks for sharing and good luck with your kids new school year!

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  29. 2 beautiful cards. Thanks for the video and TFS

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  30. great cards. I like the backgrounds you used.

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  31. Beautiful cards. Your coloring is amazing.

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  32. The splatter is great. Love the sunfloweres. Teen daughters are so fun. Thank you

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  33. Beautiful! Loved the video, your daughter is a cutie... Thanks for sharing!

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  34. I love your cards and I hope we will see more of your designs in the future.

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  35. I love both of these cards. I must learn to use copics.

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  36. Oh these cards are so so so beautiful I love them both. Love Gina's products, have lots of them!

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  37. Beautiful flowers! Thanks for sharing!

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  38. You make this look effortless and breathtaking at the same time. Delightful.

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  39. Beautiful, beautiful projects. Your sunflowers are stunning. Looking forward to viewing your tutorial video.

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  40. Both of your cards are absolutely stunning, Mindy! So happy to have you join us for this months release! ❤️

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  41. Looking forward to your video and tryong to make my card look something like yours!

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  42. I have to admit that I wasn't enamored with the sunflower stamps as I was with the other ones in the set. Until I saw your card. It is beautiful. The second card is every bit as pretty as the first.

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  43. Gorgeous cards! Such beautiful and rich coloring, so much depth and dimension. Outstanding!

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  44. Fabulous cards, love that new stamp set.

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  45. Beautiful cards. Thank you for sharing

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  46. Your coloring is so FAB! I love the fall colors you used!

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  47. Love your colors and cards! Great job.

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  48. love your cards, but that first one, wow! The coloring is fantastic! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  49. I love your cards. Thank you for the tutorial on coloring, and in creating the background. I’m really enjoying seeing all of these throughout the blogs. Your daughter is adorable 😊

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  50. Beautiful cards! The first one is so vibrant - love it. And the flecks of paint are always a nice added touch.

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  51. Wow!! I love the speckles on your first card - they add so much interest and detail to that gorgeous focal image! And the watercolor wash on your second card just blew me away! It really captured all the glorious colors of fall. Thank you for sharing!

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  52. Your flowers look real! Stunning job!

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  53. Welcome and am loving your beautiful cards and coloring.

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  54. Pretty cards. Love the realistic coloring on the first one.

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  55. Such lovely cards! The sunflowers are beautiful!

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  56. These are Gorgeous! I Love your coloring and the watercolor you did! <3 Love them <3

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  57. Wow these are just lovely such wonderful fall colors!

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  58. Love your cards! And your daughter is adorable! TFS

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  59. OMG! I love the colors in that sunflower. The card is so striking.

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  60. Amazing cards and coloring. Love your use of the flower stamps!

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  61. Beautiful work! Loved the video and your cards.

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  62. I love your painted background. Perfect colors. Beautiful cards.

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  63. Absolutely love the way you colored the sunflowers in whimsical wildflowers

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  64. Beautiful Flowers! Your coloring is stunning.Flicking on the distress oxides is very clever. Thanks for the video too

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  65. Just love that sunflower card. It looks deceptively simple, but beautiful!

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  66. The shading on the sunflower is
    gorgeous. There is so much
    depth to the flower.
    Beautiful cards.
    thanks for sharing
    txmlhl(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  67. Beautiful coloring and love the splatter!

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  68. I especially like the watercolored background one. It looks amazing.

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  69. Beautiful cards, I really, really liked the watercolor background. Thanks for sharing your talents with us.

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  70. These are both beautiful, but the flowers on the first are phenomenal!

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  71. WOW and WOW. Your projects are killer!!!!

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  72. stunning cards - the coloring is out of this world GORGEOUS!!

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  73. Just beautiful cards! Love your coloring in the first card and your use of color in the second. Both are perfect!

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  74. Wow! Gorgeous coloring!! Your cards are super beautiful! <3

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  75. Beautiful cards and the spattering is a lovely touch

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  76. OMG, I'm blown away by your Copic art!

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  77. Mindy, I can see why Gina has you here as a guest designer. Both of your cards are very striking. Love your Copic coloring and watercoloring! Your daughter is adorable, too.

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  78. Gorgeous cards. That first one is a real stunner!

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  79. Congrats Mindy, It's great to see you on the hop. Your cards are awesome. Love the copic sunflower and the color wash.

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  80. SQUEAL!! Just BEAUTIFUL!! THANKS for sharing and have a FABULOUS WEEK!! =)

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  81. Beautiful coloring on these gorgeous floral designs! Lovely cards!

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  82. Lovely cards--love the watercolor background, so pretty!

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  83. Beautiful flowers and I love this set. Think it's a must have.

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  84. What a fantastic duo of cards you made !!
    [margessw(at)icloud(dot)com]

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