September 2021 Monthly Mix Challenge


Welcome back to another Gina K. Designs challenge! This month, I am your challenge hostess and I have a fun little ink cube challenge for you!

Ink cubes are a great way to try out an ink color and they are a great type of ink pad to use on smaller images for things like wreath building and more! They also work well for use with blending brushes and you can use them to ink up bigger stamps as well.

But did you know that they can make a really fun background using a direct to paper technique? Just use them like a stamp and with a lighter touch, they will leave that beautiful linen texture behind to create a fun background that you can stamp over.

For my card, I used Wild Dandelion, Tangerine Twist, Honey Mustard and Jelly Bean Green to create a fun and busy background. Then I stamped butterflies on top using Black Onyx ink. I cut the panel using our Master Layouts 7 dies set and added a greeting using the flag die from Master Layouts 5.

Your challenge is to make a card using ink cubes direct to paper to create a background. You can stamp, drag or smear the ink cube right onto the paper. Get creative with your colors and have some fun!

Stamp Sets:

  • Painted Blossoms
  • Elegant Asters


Die Sets:

  • Master Layouts 5
  • Master Layouts 7


Ink Cubes:

  • Wild Dandelion
  • Tangerine Twist
  • Honey Mustard
  • Jelly Bean Green
  • Black Onyx


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I hope you enjoyed today’s inspiration and will play along with us! We will have THREE winners of a $25 gift certificate each. Be sure to load your entry into the challenge. You have until September 30th to enter and the winners will be announced on October 1st.

You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!

Click here to enter

Here are our August Winners!

Annie W.


Mary Ann Denyer


Virginia Riccardi Buchler


Congratulations! Please contact customer service to let them know you won the August $25 Challenge gift certificate!
They will get that right out to you.
We are so happy that you all played along and we can’t wait to see what you do with this month’s challenge!
Make it a great day and Happy Stamping!
Gina K.


  1. Debbie

    Thursday, September 2, 2021

    Hi, Does Annie have instructions to make her card? Thank you.

    1. Gina Krupsky

      Thursday, September 2, 2021

      I am so sorry, I don’t know. All we know is that she entered the challenge so you would have to reach out to her directly to see if she has a blog or YouTube channel. XOXO

  2. Mary Ann Denyer

    Thursday, September 2, 2021

    Oh my gosh, Thank you much! I love entering your monthly challenge. Congratulations to the other winners.

  3. Jessie B.

    Friday, September 3, 2021

    Congratulations to the winners! Happy shopping!

  4. AnnieW

    Friday, September 3, 2021

    Thank You so much! I’m so happy to have won! Debbie: I’m sorry I do not have a YouTube Channel nor a blog at this time. If you would DM me I would be glad to tell you how I made this card. Its one of Gina’s techniques she has taught us. Thanks Again.

  5. Sadia

    Saturday, September 11, 2021

    Can I use any brands ink cube focusing gina K. stamps?

    1. Gina Krupsky

      Tuesday, September 14, 2021

      Yes! 🙂

  6. Dawn Skene

    Thursday, September 30, 2021

    Hi, I’m trying to link my card, but it says that the link party has ended, and it is 7:15 Central time. I posted it on the Facebook page.

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