I've been wanting to use the new stamp set from Gina K Designs called Stately Flowers 12, illustrated by Melanie Muenchinger since I bought it in January. The problem was that I lost a row of the numbers lol. I finally found them stuck to something today! My husband gave me a metal bowl to put dies and stamps in because I keep losing small pieces. I think this will help tremendously! :)
I made this for my Mother in Law, who loves purple.
I used Gina K Designs cardstock colors in Wild Lilac and Lovely Lavender and the matching ink cube in Wild Lilac to sponge around the oval dies.
Melanie made a video showing how to use this set if you'd like to see how she made an easel card with it, link is below. She used another frame set which I do not have so I improvised and used Holiday Frame. The calendar wouldn't fit inside the circle on this frame so I cut the oval dies out to cover the circle. I stamped the frame with Versafine Onyx Black Ink and embossed with Brutus Monroe Icicle Embossing Powder, which is clear. I then used a Zig Marker to color inside the frame outline. It's easier to stay in the lines when it is embossed.
I used the Misti to line up the parts of the calendar and stamped with the Versafine Onyx Black. I don't think I could've done this without the Misti. I fussy cut the flower in the set after coloring with Zig Markers and cut them in half, popping up with Black 3D Foam Squares from Scrapbook Adhesive. I used Wink of Stella in Clear over the flowers to add a little shimmer. I thought the calendar looked a little plain (it probably didn't but I never feel like I have enough on a card lol) so I added a few clear sequins adhered with Gina K Designs Connect Glue.
I cut out the frame and put it on a layer of Gina K Designs Black Onyx cardstock. I'm going to send a new card calendar to my Mother in Law every month.
I stamped a few of these calendars for extras to give to friends so I don't have to try and line up the numbers each time I want to use it. Smart huh? :)
I hope I inspired you to try this great new set by Gina K Designs. Check out Melanie's YouTube video HERE to see how she made it as an easel card.
Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!