I finally caved and bought this new Hugs and Wildflower stamp and die set from Gina K Designs. I’ve been looking at it for a while and telling myself I didn’t want or need it but the more I looked at it on Youtube the more I started to talk myself into it.  This is a new set designed by Lisa Hetrick and I loved her intro video and examples, so I ended up ordering it.

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It arrived today with some Wild Dandelion cardstock that I also tried to convince myself that I didn’t need and failed lol.  It gets the kitten seal of approval though, make some arty stuff with this mama and let’s get inky!

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I used the smallest flower and leaf images from the stamp set and some Gina K inks – fun fact I only used two colours for the flowers and leaves but I used second and third generation stamping to achieve the lighter colours.  Then I used chocolate brown ink to stamp hugs in the middle, well almost the middle.

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Here’s another one using the hugs stamp in Wild Lilac and Passionate Pink ink with second and third generation stamping again.

hugs and wildflowers gina k

Another two examples using the hugs stamp and the tiny little heart stamp attached to the “h” and a few more of the flower stamps in the set.

hugs and wildflowers gina k

I really love this sentiment stamp and especially all the little dots that look like paint spray.  More stamping, second and third generation and using a few different ink colours together.

hugs and wildflowers gina k

I made a few more backgrounds using the Wildflowers sentiment again and the same stamping techniques and a few different ink colour combinations.  Btw all of these cards are A6 size, just to give an idea of size.

 

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And that’s the finished cards – seven in total – and a couple of hours of stamping fun!  I haven’t any definite plans for these yet but I am thinking they would make a nice set of notecards or thank you cards?

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