Distress Oxide Blended Backgrounds Featuring Gina K. Designs Stamps

Who doesn’t love a cardmaking kit?! Gina has outdone herself with this gorgeous, springy card kit. Whimsical florals, giant word dies, and the most amazing color palette make this kit a perfect start to spring. Don’t forget to comment on all the blogs for a chance to win a $50 gift card to Gina K. Designs!elegant aster kit_GKD_April

And there it is. The entire kit in all its glory.


For this card, I embossed the flower and leaf images with white embossing powder, and sponged the entire piece of cardstock with Distress Oxide Inks. This emboss resist technique is perfect for these beautiful, giant flowers!


I die cut several flower images and popped them up with some foam tape. I layered my ‘Smile’ die with several sheets of Plum Punch cardstock, and added a white layer at the very bottom that was offset as a shadow. I love the way these jewels pick up the pinks and purples!

Hugs and Wildflowers_LH

Of course, Lisa’s set is just gorgeous. I always love the beautiful flowers she designs! My first thought when I saw these flowers was that they look like cherry blossoms.


They make me think of the flowers from the Disney movie, “Mulan”! (Totally the most watched movie from my childhood.)Ā  I am so excited that this set has a coordinating die set. Which is the largest die set in the entire world, I’m pretty sure.


I used Distress Oxide inks to create my sky blue background so my flower branch would appear to be stretched out in the air. This enormous greeting is so beautiful with the set, and I love how much space it takes up!

Thank you so much for stopping by!

Emily ā¤ļø

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  1. OMG! Your smile card is exquisite! And the wildflowers card is equally beautiful! Thank you for your inspiration!

  2. Gorgeous cards! I love how on the first card you die cut out some of the flowers to pop up such a neat look created with this!

  3. All three cards are gorgeous. I really love the critter card. I wish my hand cut hills would look as good as yours. They never do.

  4. Emily – I love all of these cards. But I am in awe of the pink one with the blue background. That is the most striking card I have ever seen. Beautiful work!!! You are so talented.

  5. Hi, Emily!
    What a great idea to make cherry-blossom branches!
    Thank you for sharing your lovely cards with us.

  6. Oh my! Gina has indeed outdone herself, the card kit is gorgeous, the other new stamps are either gorgeous or cute–like the little animals! Thanks for sharing your awesome talent with us.

  7. Your card with the Elegant Asters is very striking. There is lots of dimension and shadows because of your layering. Beautiful cards.

  8. Your cards are awesome! And I agree-Lisa’s flowers in this set are totally cherry blossoms when you get done with them. I think they will be so versatile-I see lilacs and hydrangeas in my future! Thank you for sharing your talents with us all!

  9. I’m loving all your cards Emily! I love the first card, what D.O. colors did you use to come up with Plum Punch?

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