Creating Gilded Pages and More with Open Book


Hello and welcome back!

Today’s guest artist is Melanie Muenchinger and she has a new video featuring her Open Book stamp set, now back in stock HERE.

From Melanie:

Today I am sharing a card with Open Book and two of my faith-based sets, Women of Faith and This Girl Is.

It’s difficult for me to think about faith-based designs without the foundation of the Bible, so the book image is a perfect companion to these sets. We’re using the masks I showed you in last week’s video again, this time to add sponging to the outside to add depth in the background and on the inside to give more dimension to the book itself.

I’m also sharing a great way to gild your pages with embossing powder and the MISTI, which will add not only luster but the importance and specialness reserved for real texts that are treated this way, that any book lover is sure to appreciate!

Books with gold pages (or in this case, rose gold!) spark joy in my life and are handled and enjoyed with the utmost care. I’ve also thrown in one of my favorite backgrounds, the Elegant Script which is a must have with the Open Book set.

(Please note, Melanie mentioned our sale from a week ago in this video because that is when she posted it to her YouTube channel. That sale has ended.)


Stamp sets: Open Book, Women of Faith, This Girl Is, Elegant Script background stamp

Card Stock: Plum Punch (4 ¼” x 11, scored at 5 ½”), White (3 3/4” x 5 1/8”, 4” x 5 ¼”)

Ink: Gina K. Designs Jet Black Amalgam ink, Plum Punch, Sandy Beach

Versamark watermark pad, Spectrum Noir, GB8 marker, MISTI, jumbo sponge dauber, Gina K. Designs adhesive tape runner Gina K. Designs Connect Glue, Tidy Towel, scratch paper, and scissors.


All supplies are available HERE


Enjoy today’s inspiration and Happy Stamping!

Gina K.


  1. Irene

    Thursday, February 14, 2019

    I loved the open book card, you did a beautiful job with the color and also the art work you picked out…. Thanks for sharing.

  2. Ruth M Snyder

    Thursday, February 14, 2019

    I liked the one with the flower.

  3. Andrea Robinson

    Thursday, February 14, 2019

    Loved the books, you are so talented. My favorite was with sentiment and flowers. Could you di another open book idea using stippled flower set from gina k. Or layering daisy. Thank you again I thoroughly enjoy all youe videos. God Bless!

  4. Melanie Muenchinger

    Thursday, February 14, 2019

    I’m not sure if I have those sets, Andrea, will have to check! Thank you!

  5. Dawn Skene

    Thursday, February 14, 2019

    Too hard to pick a favourite. They are all gorgeous! Love the gilded edges.

  6. artgranny

    Thursday, February 14, 2019

    Very pretty

  7. bamers51

    Thursday, February 14, 2019

    These cards are just beautiful.

  8. Joannie

    Thursday, February 14, 2019

    Your desigs are beautiful!! I love all of them. Love the gilded pages.

  9. Avanell Randall

    Friday, February 15, 2019

    Love the open book

  10. Beverly

    Saturday, February 16, 2019

    I thought the whole card was beautiful, no matter what you put on it. Although the flower could be very versatile for any occasion!
    Keep up your beautiful work Melanie, you are spectacular with your ideas! Gilded pages are great!

  11. Angie Solis

    Monday, February 18, 2019

    I ordered Open Book and Women of Faith and just love the stamps. Am playing around with them and plan to give Women of Faith bookmarks to my Bible Group.

  12. robertarmiller

    Saturday, February 23, 2019

    I loved them. Can’t wait to make them

  13. Pearl Parsell

    Monday, March 4, 2019

    Do you have directions that I can print out. Love your work, but following on utube I keep missing a step and mine dont turn out as beautiful as yours.
    Thank you

    1. Gina Krupsky

      Monday, March 4, 2019

      I’m so sorry Pearl, I don’t have any written directions.

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