Gina K. Designs September Blog Hop: Happy Fall

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AHHHHH! I designed another stamp set for Gina K. Designs! Autumn is definitely one of my favorite seasons, if not my all-time favorite. Basically everything listed in the large greeting is my favorite. What’s not to love? I made the greetings in this set very large to cover quite a bit of surface area on a card. (Except for the tiny little ones, of course.) I am a big fan of sentiment strips, so I did include some little greetings for that, and they also coordinate with the ‘blessings’. For example, a combination greeting would be “count your many blessings”. Another fun idea would be to stamp the ‘blessings’ and add a sentiment strip (or just stamp it) below with the greeting ‘you’re one of ’em’. I thought that was such a fun and unique way to let someone know they are a blessing in your life.


As soon as I saw the stamp set in person, I stamped the giant greeting. I LOVE it! It’s huge.  I did some ink blending to create a fall colored gradient using the colors Sweet Corn, Honey Mustard, Tomato Soup, Faded Brick, and Warm Cocoa. These colors blend together absolutely perfectly.


The gingham background was made using the Sassy Stripes stencil by Gina K. and the colors Faded Brick and Kraft blended over Kraft card stock. It looks amazing, and I am definitely going to try that again. Side note- isn’t that Copper envelope stunning with this card??


Here’s a little variation on the same card using different stencils and a different die cut. I did use the Life Changing Blending Brushes for the stenciling on both of these cards. Those brushes make blending a dream.


I was having quite a bit of fun stenciling over Kraft card stock once I realized how beautifully it layers over it. For this card, I used a stencil by Heffy Doodle and used Kraft, Warm Cocoa, and Faded Brick. To get the variation in the bubbles, I rearranged my stencil between colors.


I added several golden confetti pieces from Studio Kattia to add to the bubbly effect. For my banner, I did another gradient using Sweet Corn, Honey Mustard, and Tomato Soup. A little black twine at the top finished the card! This design was such a fun one.


I did so much ink blending on this bad boy. I stamped the greeting in the lower right corner using the same ink blending technique to get that gradient, and then I stamped the leaves in sections with ink blending as well. I stamped them in Sweet Corn, and then added different amounts of Honey Mustard and Faded Brick to get some dimension.


I used my Coliro Metallic Watercolors to paint in the veins of some of the leaves on this card. It’s a little hard to see on camera, so here’s a close-up of some die-cut ones:


It added such a nice effect and looked great with the autumn colors. I used a teeny tiny brush for this.


I loved creating this stamp set, and I loved creating with it!

My sister, Hannah Drapinski (formerly Hannah Schroepfer) also created a stamp set for this release. It is absolutely gorgeous and called “Majestic Peony”. This is a very large stamp. I made a 5×7 card with it because it is so large! You could absolutely make an A2 card as well, but the image would overflow off the panel, covering quite a bit of space on your card. Perfect for a quick card!


The sun went away right when I took these photos, and looking at them now, I realize my lighting is terrible. Ugh. At least you can see the flowers plain and clear! That’s all that matters, right? ๐Ÿ˜€


I used Distress Ink to watercolor these flowers using the no-line technique. I stamped the flowers in Antique Linen and watercolored the flowers in Worn Lipstick.



They are just so beautiful. I love peonies, and this was the first time coloring one of them. I love the cute little sprigs flowing around it as well! I started painting the stems of the sprigs green, but apparently abandoned that randomly since only a couple are done. What look do you like better? Brown stems or green stems? I’m thinking I like the brown stems a bit better…

That wraps up the first day of our September Release! Here is a link to Donna’s blog, where she will show you even more inspiration with mine and Hannah’s sets! Make sure to leave a comment below! (**Hint- if you leave a comment, you are automatically entered in a giveaway to win a $50 gift card to Gina K. Designs!) If you would like to purchase either of these stamp sets, you can at the What’s New section of Gina K. Designs!

In other news, my husband and I were so blessed to meet our little baby Noah on September 7th at 4:20. He weighed 7 lbs. 3 oz. and and measured 20″ long. He’s been such a good baby and has the most crazy amount of hair! We love him to pieces. โค๏ธ

Thanks for stopping by!

Emily โค๏ธ


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  1. A beautiful fall stamp set you designed, I love fall so this is going to be a must! CONGRATULATIONS on the birth of your beautiful son!??

  2. Noah is adorable! Congratulations! Love your new stamp set. Those sentiments are perfect for Thanksgiving and other fall cards. You did a fantastic job showing just how great they are with your cards. The stenciled backgrounds are the perfect touch. Thanks for sharing!

    1. Just beautiful! Your watercoloring of the peonies is great! And congratulations on the newest member of your family. He is adorable,!

  3. I love how simple it is. The focus of the card turns to just the saying and the background doesn’t take anything away from it

  4. Congratulations on your new baby boy! He is adorable and daddy looks really proud, as he should ๐Ÿ™‚ Love the fall colors and your designs for the cards. Fall is such a pretty time of year.

  5. Congratulations on your Noah. What a beautiful baby! Enjoy him. Your fall colors are lovely, and I think the new line has so much potential.

  6. Precious baby boy! Noah looks like his Dad I think.

    You are a very talented artist just like your sister. Suppose there is a gene for talent? Pretty sure I didn’t get it!? Give me instructions and I can craft but creating beautiful blends and such not so much. ?

  7. Welcome to the world beautifull baby boy Noah. Congratulations Emily and husband with you new born baby.
    Your new designed stamp set for Gina K, is gorgeous, I love the “Every year I fall for…” quote.
    The examples you made are awesome, I love all the cards. Thank you so much for sharing.

  8. Awwww congrats on the new baby!!! Enjoy every second of it b/c in a blink of an eye they are all grown up! Beautiful cards!!!

  9. What a beautiful baby and you had him on mine and Rina’s birthdays! Your cards are lovely and such wonderful ideas. I love the gradiation of colors on that big sentiment stamp!

  10. Congratulations on the birth of your son.

    Your new design set is awesome. Canโ€™t wait to use it. Absolutely love the sentiments!

  11. Baby Noah is one of the most handsome babies I’ve ever seen. He looks so peaceful. I can see why you and your husband are so in love with him. Oh yeah, your cards and stamp sets are great too! LOL

  12. Emily Congrats on your new arrival! Noah is so adorable! I just LOVE how large your sentiment set is and in such beautiful script-I have such a hard time finding that combination! Can’t wait to use it and try out some of your stamping tips! Thanks so much!

  13. Congratulations on your new little one The three of you make such a cute family! My son was born on 9/10. Love your cards Great new stamp sets too.

  14. This is a great stamp set and I especially love your card with the dots! By the way your new little baby is beautiful! Congratulations!!!!!

  15. Congratulations on your beautiful Noah! He is beautiful!!!! Also, congratulations on a terrific stamp set. I absolutely love your sets and your handwriting is the best around!!!! Beautiful cards!!!!!!

  16. Congratulations on your new baby (such cute pictures) and your new stamp set! I love the beautiful sentiments and how they can just fill up a card! You created such gorgeous autumn cards!

  17. Congrats on the new addition. I love the fall greetings you designed for Gina. It’s so versatile, I can use it for scrapbooking and card making. Thank you!

  18. I enjoyed your sparkly fall leaves. So pretty. Congratulations on your new baby. We just had a new baby born in our family. It is always a joy and a blessing.

  19. Ahh, congrats on that sweet baby boy!! I love autumn too, and your new set is nice. Love your cards…and wow your no line coloring of your sisters stamp is beautiful! I suck at no line coloring so far. *sigh*

  20. Awwwh! Your baby is so adorable! He does have a lot of hair. Love the greetings in your stamp set and your coloring of the peonies. I like the brown stems too.

  21. Emily – warmest congratulations to you and your husband on your precious new baby boy. As a mother to two sons, and grandmother to 4 boys (and as of May) 1 girl, I know what a special time this is for your family. Cherish every moment. Your new sentiment set is wonderful and your projects are gorgeous.

  22. Congratulations for the arrival of Noah. It is a precious time in life to welcome little ones. I love your new set, especially the sentiments. Thank you for sharing your talent!

  23. Love your new fall set! Great fall cards! Love the coloring of the peonies! Your son is so precious! Thanks for sharing your photos.

  24. Congratulations on the arrival of your sweet baby boy! So exciting! Your new stamp set is beautiful and perfect for fall! Thank you for sharing your wonderful projects they are beautiful!

  25. Congratulations on your new baby! He is gorgeous! Your cards are gorgeous, too. I love the copper envelopes and the color combinations. I can’t decide if I like the brown stems or green better. They both look good. Congrats on your new stamp set!

  26. Oh what a little LOVE! Fabulous hair like his daddy ๐Ÿ˜‰
    Another fabulous stamp design featuring your amazing hand lettering. Gorgeous and creative card designs (how did you find the time?)

  27. I was just told of the stamp shop and I found all this wonderful stuff online. will be visiting often.
    Congrats on your baby boy. We are expecting a grandson in mid nov and cant wait.

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