In my coffee stash I found a stamp set from Gina Marie Designs from which I had only used one image. Gina Marie Designs got me thinking about Gina K and what fun I am having using her specialty foils. I put the image from Gina Marie Designs together with the specialty foil from Gina K and I ended up with a a card that is both elegant and silly at the same time.
As usual, the camera doesn’t capture the brilliance of the gold foil on the coffee cup, but it looks wonderful in real life.
I have been playing with some super fun products from Gina K. One of the sets starts with a butterfly stamp. Now, I am thinking that a butterfly image is probably one of the first stamps I ever bought. There has been a few more purchased over the years. After all, you can’t use a frilly lace butterfly on a Tim Holtz masculine tag can you. No of course not. There has also been a couple of “buyer’s remorse” bug/butterfly images that I have bought over the years. One such stamp set includes some really botanical looking moths and dragonflies. Are you kidding me? I hate those things. I hate the time of year where the moths take up residence in my newspaper that has been placed in my mailbox. I mean really, they must be hovering about, just waiting for the paper person to put the paper in my mailbox at 6:00 am, and then they dive in for a snooze. It takes me a while to get over a buyer’s remorse item, so it takes a special stamp set to get me to buy that type of image once more. The Gina K butterflies stamp set is just such a stamp set.
This is a card that looks difficult but isn’t. It is easy to line up the images for stamping and super easy to add the foiled backgrounds. You just need an inexpensive laminator to adhere the foil to the cards. If you want instant elegance, with a “How did she do that?” look on a card, give Gina K foil products a try.
I will be entering this card into the Stamplorations THINGS WITH WINGS challenge:
That may be my longest title for a blog post ever. It is true though. A while back, I was foiling up a storm and made several cards using various techniques with and without a laminator. I thought I was done with foiling for a while but…………….. Gina K, smart lady that she is, has come up with a method to combine stamping and foiling in one image. Now that is very clever in itself, but she has also designed a way to make us cheerfully pay for a stamp set, a die set, a pre designed card for foiling the images and a pre-designed card to use for the background and some great new textured foils , just to put together one card. She must be a graduate of the SHARK TANK school of marketing. This one is clearly in the “Why didn’t I think of that?” category.
Anyway, here is the resulting lovely card.
Although this card does look nice in this picture, it is twice as nice in real life. The camera just can’t capture the wonderful sparkle and shine of the foil.