Gina K. Designs + Thermoweb Blog Hop = Sparkles

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Sparkly things have come to Gina K. Designs! Everyone needs to play with the new Glitz Glitter Gels because they are absolutely amazing. I love that they are so creamy rather than ‘crunchy’. I have used other glitter paste products in the past that have a very crunchy glitter texture, and this glitter gel is the complete opposite. Another thing I noticed is that it does not dry instantly, which really helps with cleaning the stencils. Overall, amazing product!


Just look at the glitz. ?


As soon as I saw these flowers, I knew I wanted to make a flower bouquet that looked like it came straight from a farmers market. I honestly don’t know how I made the kraft paper flower holder thing. There was so much folding and cutting, and it finally just appeared.


I started feeling like a photographer with this shot.


Isn’t this so cool and glittery up close? 😀

Okay, moving on.


And once again, I failed to create a card that fits within the boundaries of a normal A-2 envelope. I absolutely love sunflowers, and I think Gina’s Wild Dandelion ink is gorgeous as a sunflower color. Loved using the black glitz gel as the flower tummies.


A lil up close for you. The black glitz gel has such pretty silver flecks in it that reflect the light.


For some reason, when I made this card, I didn’t think about it needing a greeting. Looking at it without a greeting, I just feel like it’s missing something. There’s not much room, but if I were to make the card again, I would put this greeting there. I love the sunshine greetings!

Gina K. is giving away a $50 gift certificate to one lucky winner who comments on all the blog posts for today. The links to each person’s blogs are right below. Also, for anyone interested in getting their own glitsy gels, the links to buying them either at Gina K. Designs or at Therm-O-Web are right below!

Have a great day and happy crafting!

Emily ❤️

Gina K.

Arjita Singh

Cathy Tidwell

Donna Idlet

Emily Loggans

Karen Hightower

Lisa Hetrick

Mindy Eggen

Rema DeLeeuw

Susie Moore

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  1. Seriously…that bouquet of flowers in your first card is genius! And the glitter gel just takes it to another level! Thank you for sharing!

  2. Such wonderful cards! I love that you showed us really close-up pictures so we can really see what the gel looks like. Thank you!

  3. your cards are beautiful and I really appreciate your insights about the glitter gel and the close ups! Thank you!

  4. Beautiful! Love these new gels . . . will get some when my Lenten “spending freeze” is over. Peace + Love + Joy

  5. Your cards are amazing and NO you don’t need a sentiment on. the large flowered card! Just seeing it brings a smile1

  6. Great job Emily (and I love the writing in your masthead). Makes me think spring/summer will eventually come to WI. As I’ve followed the blog I started me shopping list. The bouquet card is just in time for Mother’s Day.

  7. These are amazing cards!! That bouquet is outstanding!! I really love the daisy card too!! I think your greeting would look good there, or you could find another small greeting and add it to a strip of card stock along the upper right side of the fence below the flowers!

  8. Lovely card. Adding the glitter gel in the center is just the right touch to such a well designed card.

  9. “Sparkles” is a perfect title for this post. This Glitz Glitter Gel is absolutely gorgeous. Beautiful cards.

  10. Your cards are really gorgeous! Especially the floral bouquet wrapped in brown paper! What a great design! Thanks for the great inspiration!

  11. I would have never guessed that the black gel would quickly turn in to my favorite! Your cards are just beautiful!

  12. Beautiful cards! Sometimes it’s not so apparent where the glitter gel is, but when it’s close up you can see the lovely effect it has on the stamps. Thanks for sharing with us.

  13. Both cards are so striking, but your floral bouquet really does sparkle and shine, Emily! That Glitz Glitter Gel looks pretty amazing and can’t wait to try it.

  14. Beautiful cards- I love sunflowers too! I never make a card where the petals hang over edges but you have inspired me to try it! Even if it won’t fit in a regular envelope! ?

    1. Great photography shots. Another career if you want to branch out ! Your designs are so pretty, do love that bouquet idea. Who doesn’t like at least a little glitz & glamour x

  15. Lovely cards, every single one. Thank you for describing the texture and consistency of this glitz glitter gel…..sounds so nice to use. Thank you for sharing your pretty work.

  16. Beautiful cards! I especially love the red bouquet. The glitter colors are so lovely and, you’re right, peferxt for flowers.

  17. OH MY WORD! Your cards are so very creative and love what you did with the flower bouquet! Absolutely gorgeous cards!

  18. Beautiful cards Emily! They are both so bright & cheerful, the Sunflower card and the Rose bouquet one. I love them both!

  19. How’s that commercial ditty go: “I want them all”. That is how I feel after seeing how you used these products in such gorgeous ways. Thanks so much for inspiring me. They are on my wish list when I can afford to spend more money.

  20. Emily,love all your lovely, sparkly flowers, especially the bouquet. I never would have thought of that. Thanks for the inspiration.

  21. Your bouquet of flowers is stunning…even if you don’t know how you made the wrap for them!!! Love all of your cards!!

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