Monday, September 21, 2020

Hey Boo! + Flourless Black Bean Brownies

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Sometimes you have to do a card you love twice, right? If you get some detail off from what you imagined? 

That's the story of this first card. I knew exactly what I wanted, and I screwed it up a few ways the first time  - I had a dark green in the grass that looked awful, and I used too dark a marker for her shadow, and I tried to give her white claws with my non-existent drawing skills and that was the final straw - it was time to start over because I love this little stamp too much to not get it right.

The sentiments in this new set are STUNNING, and perfectly sized for my little kitty and her bat friends. I used my Graphit Markers (coupon code below) for the grass and her shadow after stamping the kitty. Then I used one of the Wreath Builder dies that came with my original set to cut some Masking Magic, and I placed that over her face before using Life Changing Blender Brushes and Wild Wisteria Ink to create the sky - leaving it a tad bit lighter around the moon. 

I used my neon Karin markers for her eyes (you can use the same coupon code for those) and made her nose a dark pink. The bats are from the same set.

This kitty looks a LOT like Alicia's cat Honey, so I'm thinking she's the inspiration for this kitty! This set is part of Gina's new fantabulous fall kit - it has three stamp sets - this is one - a stencil, two sets of dies and cardstock. And it's all so beautiful. I struggled to decide which card to put first, but I think we all know black cats rule. 

Here's a picture of the kit! Isn't it cute?? Now the cat and the spiders are a single stamp, but I cut the spiders off for this card - one of my favorite freedoms with clear stamps!

She also has this Beautiful Bees set - I had so much fun creating this scene. People could sell me bee sets forever and ever - I am quite certain I've bought every one I've ever seen. This set does have coordinating dies.

I decided to pair it with the Wreath Builder, and the original Wreath Builder stamp set. I set up the little hexies from Beautiful Bees and stamped them in the Wreath Builder in Honey Mustard, Wild Dandelion and Sweet Corn - I love that trio. Then I used the little leaf from the Wreath Builder as well as the dotty circle. I colored the bee with two Graphit fineliners.

Also included in the kit is this gorgeous botanical set, which I used twice. First, I used a white gel pen to add little dots to the silhouette wildflower image. I die cut it and added it on top of one of my shimmery Gel Press prints - you can see the video for this print HERE. A few sequins, and this quick and simple card is done! 

In the same stamp set, there are some stunning leaves. I decided to continue my autumn rainbow streak, and do on-stamp ink blending for the trail of leaves across my card. If you want to see how to do that technique, you can watch THIS VIDEO

I went back to that stunning sentiment set for a simple fall greeting.

Here are all the supplies I used today! Come back for a crazy recipe you won't believe.

Festive Fall Card Kit - Gina K Designs
[ GNK ]
Clear Stamps- Hey Boo - Gina K Designs
[ GNK ]
Clear Stamps- Beautiful Bees - Gina K...
[ GNK ]
Beautiful Bees Die Set - Gina K Designs
[ GNK ]
BUNDLE Stamps and Templates- Wreath...
[ GNK ]
Gina K Designs - Wreath Builder...
[ SCR ]
GKD Color Companions Ink Pad- Red Hot...
[ GNK ]
GKD Color Companions Ink Pad- Honey...
[ GNK ]
GKD Color Companions Ink Pad- Wild...
[ GNK ]
GKD Color Companions Ink Pad- Sweet...
[ GNK ]
GKD Color Companions Ink Pad- Key...
[ GNK ]
GKD Color Companions Ink Pad-...
[ GNK ]
GKD Color Companions Ink Pad- In the...
[ GNK ]
GKD Color Companions Ink Pad- Blue...
[ GNK ]
GKD Color Companions Ink Pad- Wild...
[ GNK ]
Graphit — Marker Universe
[ MRK ]
NEW! Karin Brushmarker Pro Neon 12...
[ MRK ]
Life Changing Blender Brushes: 4-Pack...
[ PFS ]
Gina K. Designs Masking Magic Sheets...
[ GNK ]
Pre-Cut & Scored Cardstock
[ CTC ]
Sakura CLASSIC WHITE Fine Line 05...
[ SSS ]
Art Anthology BIG CRAFT MAT 24x36 311473
[ SSS ]
Heavy Base Weight Card Stock- White
[ GNK ]
MISTI Stamping Tool
[ MSP | HA | SSS | ELH | MFT | UNT ]
Rotatrim Professional Series Cutter -...
[ BLIC ]
LightView 2in1 LED Magnifier for...
[ BRG ]
Teflon Bone Folder - Ellen Hutson LLC
[ ELH | SSS ]
Crafter's Companion GEMINI...
[ SSS ]
Scor-Pal MINI SCOR-BUDDY Scoring...
[ SSS ]
Essentials by Ellen Storage...
[ ELH ]
Die Storage - Clear Storage Pockets...
[ CHC ]
XL Stamp Storage Pockets
[ ELH ]
Mermaid tidy towel case and glue...
[ ETS ]
Lawn Fawn STAMP SHAMMY Cleaner LF1045
[ SSS | CST ]
Airtable: Organize your stamps & dies
[ ART ]

This is just part of her release tonight - you can see the rest of it here.

Now - I tried a crazy recipe last night and it was GOOD. Don't scream when you read it.

No - I'm not crazy, and yes they are delicious. They're even better after sitting in the fridge for a day. Its insane. 

This recipe comes to me from Fire Aunt (my sister). I just ate another one. They are amazing.


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  1. These cards are beyond amazing! And that shadow on the cat card? That is so good!

  2. Aww, it's Maddie!! These are fantastic cards!

  3. I love the Boo card. My black cats name is Boo. 🙂

  4. All of the cards are stunning but you know I am smitten by the kitten! That cat is darling and I LOVE bats on my cards. :) I can't wait to try the brownies! YUM!

  5. Oh My GOSH, your cards are amazing! I came to look because I saw your black cat card and I wanted to find out how you created that you drew it in. So cool! All of your cards are fantastic. Thanks for sharing all your ideas and how you created your cards!

  6. Oh my GOSH, your cards are amazing. i came to you blog to see how you created your black cat shadow. At first I thought it was part of the stamp set! Love the look you created! Your leaves card is awesome and I love the bees card. The gel print is so beautiful too! Thanks for sharing your creative ideas!

  7. Oh My GOSH, your cards are amazing! I came to look because I saw your black cat card and I wanted to find out how you created that you drew it in. So cool! All of your cards are fantastic. Thanks for sharing all your ideas and how you created your cards!


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