One of my absolute favorite sets from GinaK is the Love you to Pieces set, which is the first set that Gina created for the Stamps for a Cause collection. $8.00 (yes, you read that right!) from every set goes directly to Autism Speaks. It's an amazing stamp set with an amazing donation to an amazing cause! My 11 year old son is autistic and I was so thrilled when I pitched this idea to Gina way back in January of 2007 and that she jumped on board with it. That's one of the many things that I love about Gina. She has such a big heart!
I used the emboss resist technique for this card. I stamped the puzzle cluster image all over a piece of ivory cardstock with dark pink ink. I then stamped the large heart image three times across the cardstock with Versamark ink and dusted it with clear embossing powder. After I heated the powder and let it cool, I sponged over it with a burgandy ink. Doing this allows the embossed finish to resist the ink and shows the images beneath. It's eye popping....I LOVE this technique.
For even more samples of some of our favorite 'Blast from the Past' GinaK Designs stamp sets, check out these participating designer's blogs:Release party we'll be having tonight (Thursday, August 5th) on StampTV. It will be a bit different than our usual release party, but we'll still have challenges, contest questions, and designer samples that you won't want to miss out on! See you there for all the fun!