Thursday, November 7, 2013

Gina K. Designs / Faber-Castell Blog Hop- Day 4

Welcome to day four of our Gina K. Designs/Faber-Castell Blog Hop!  We are so excited to team up with the Faber-Castell designers! Both of the design teams are sure to inspire you with many beautiful, creative ideas for using Gina K. Designs and Faber-Castell products together. 



Today, it's my turn to show you a card that I made with a fun Faber-Castell Product. I am in love the the Pitt Pens! If you didn't get a chance to see my video yesterday, I use this technique to make a plaid background in my Snowman Card Project. 



To watch the video, click here: Plaid Background Snowman Card.

Here is another version of that same technique.


I added a dot of gold Pitt Pen along each spot where the lines connect. I also used the pen to create matching gold borders on both my focal image layer and background layer.



As you hop through the our designers blogs, make sure to leave a comment, because each day a random comment will be chosen and that stamper will receive a Gina K. Designs stamp set of their choice, valued at up to a $24.95!
Then, pop over to the Faber-Castell Blog by clicking HERE and leave a comment for a chance to win a Designing With Gelatos Kit too!
We have a full week of amazing inspiration to share with you, so let's get started!

Today's participating designer is:
Stop by StampTV later today for a video featuring the Faber-Castell Pitt Pens and Stop back tomorrow for the final group of designers and more chances to win!

Make it a great day and happy stamping~
Hugs,
Gina K.

72 comments:

  1. Beautiful cards, Gina! I love that background technique. :)

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  2. I will be using the simple background real soon I love it. The plaid looks a little more difficult but I will give it a try too.

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  3. Beautiful backgrounds, lovely cards. I am headed to the 'city' I will look for these pens, love the gold!!!

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  4. Oooo loving what you did with that pen Gina! awesome sauce! (pssttt...Theresa's link isnt live...)

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  5. Such a beautiful card. The background is fantastic. Can't wait to try it out.

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  6. Such an elegant card. Thank you for sharing.

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  7. Always beautiful cards.

    Thank you for sharing

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  8. I made your snowman card yesterday. This is beautiful and I think I will try it today. Thanks!

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  9. This is beautiful. The background technique is so easy, yet so elegant. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  10. Good idea to use the basic idea and just change the stamps in the middle of the frame. this would work well for an assembly line card making day. thanks for sharing.

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  12. Oh so beautiful, love the pretty plaids and your cards are so adorable!

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  13. I think I like this card as much as the one you did yesterday for the video. Great use of those pens. This card is so elegant and that focal is just gorgeous!! Love how the image looks as if it has been stamped on patterned paper.

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  14. Both cards are gorgeous! I had never tried to make a plaid before and I got stuck at my craft table for hours yesterday not one card yet but a whole stack of lovely plaids. lol So much fun! Today I had a great time at the hop! Thanks for both!

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  15. Gina, love both cards. You always have the greatest ideas. I love to watch your videos! thanks!

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  16. Love the cards. Love the ideas. Have to get some Faber-Castell products.

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  17. Very beautiful cards. I love the gold accents you gave the second one.

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  18. great technique, thanks for sharing

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  19. Just beautiful. Love the plaid . Didn't watch the video yesterday so off to do that now.

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  20. Oh this one is so pretty too! A great way to use the technique a little differently. Thanks so much.

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  21. Gina, these cards are so beautiful!

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  22. I cannot believe you used a pen for that border...that looks amazing. Both of those cards are beautiful!

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  23. Gina such an outstanding gorgeous card.I sure love these background techniques.Thanks for sharing and hugs:)))

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  24. I love this card!! I need some Pitt Pens!!

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  25. Stunning card with lovely background !!
    www.kalasirjana.blogspot.in

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  26. Love both cards! Can't wait to try that background technique.

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  27. Gina, this card is so elegantly simple. I love it. The little dots you added to the cross sections, make so much difference to the overall design.

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  28. What a great set of cards---so beautiful! Great week of inspiration!

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  29. I love the colors in both of these cards and that snowman is super cute! Thanks for sharing.

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  30. The Plaid Snowman is adorable and the reindeer is so rich and regal looking! TFS!

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  31. Beautiful, Gina! I haven't watched the video yet and thought that you used patterned paper! This is awesome!

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  32. If I am lucky enough to be chosen as a winner of a set of Gina K's stamps I am going to choose "Life Is Good"! What an incredible stamp set! My whole family hunts so this would be perfect or our hunting layouts and also for those hard to make masculine cards!!! PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE Pick me as a winner! LOL I am not above begging as you can see!!! Since property taxes are due in 8 days I have NO craft budget until after Christmas so TFS!

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  33. Beautiful cards Gina! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  34. Love the plaid look. I really need to shop!

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  35. How creative, love the plaid background!!!

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  36. Love it!!! I am definitely going to have to get some of these pens!

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  37. Lovely card and love the colors. Thanks for sharing.

    Linda D.

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  38. Gina, you make everything look so easy and so elegant. Great cards

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  39. I love both versions. Great ideas for making Christmas cards look festive too.

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  40. Your cards are beautiful, Gina! I loved watching your videos and learning from you every week. Thanks for sharing all of your wonderful ideas and creations with us.

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  41. Great technique. I like the dot of gold where the lines connect.

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  42. Wonderfully elegant card Gina - love those gold touches.

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  43. Love the look that you created with just a few lines and some dots. I can't wait to try this technique. Just went out today and bought myself my PITT pens.

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  44. Gina, your cards are darling! I watched your video yesterday and I loved your background technique for the snowman, it was wonderful, but I really like the way you did your background for the second card with the reindeer, that's really pretty too. I'm loving these new Pitt Pens you've been using from Faber-Castell, especially the white one. May be looking into this shortly!

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  45. Beautiful cards Gina. love the technique. I love all your videos. Thanks for sharing your talent!

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  46. Wonderful cards Gina. Love all your cards though!

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  47. I love snow men's they are super cute.... This card is beautiful thank you for sharing your wonderful talent Gina.

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  48. very pretty background texhnique. will try that tomorrow and see how it looks with my Christmas cards.

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  49. So lovely with those gold touches!!!
    <3 J

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  50. Beautiful cards as usual hunni, love all the tartan in the backgrounds. TFS. Hugs xnx

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  51. Beautiful cards. Love the plaid background

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  52. that's a really great use of the pens and pencils

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  53. oh how pretty, love them both...so beautiful!

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  54. Love both of these fabulous cards, Gina! Especially enjoyed the 'Plaid Background' and the sweet little snowman card video :-)

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  55. I liked the background video, but it was a little long. I am going to take that technique today.

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  56. Those backgrounds are fabulous, think of the possibilities !!

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  57. Beautiful cards. I love to learn new ways to make my own background paper.

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  58. The white pen looks light blue on that paper and is an excellent example of plaid. I like the red and gold one also - very festive.

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  59. Lovely cards - great backgrounds

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  60. This is so lovely in the gold with the dot where they cross! One question though. Did you use the 1.5 gold pen for the lines and the dot or both?

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