Pink and Main 5th Birthday Blog Hop

Hello Crafty friends,

Today is a very special day as Pink and Main is turning 5! YAY! To celebrate this lovely anniversary, we have a fun Blog Hop with special guests! The fabulous March Release goes live today as well. And of course we have fun prizes too. So make sure to hop along with us and let the party begin!

For my card today I started with stamping the cute little bee from the Bee Day stamp set and coloured him with Copic markers. Here are the colours I have used:

I used the coordinating dies to cut him out. I am always amazed how rounded the edges are and really love when a die cuts the little holes in between 2 lines too!

I also die cut the word Celebrate from dark red cardstock 2 times and stacked them together. While I was at it, I also die cut 2 stitched rectangles with one of the dies from the Stitched Rectangles 2 die set: one grey and one blue. I chose these colours to match the balloon patterned paper from the new It’s a Party paper pad.

I started assembling the card: adhered the patterned paper to the cardbase, attached the blue rectangle at an angle under the grey one. On this I stamped the sentiment in black and used liquid glue to adhere the die cut word. The little bee i popped up with 3D foam squares.

As a finishing touch I used a white gel pen on his eyes, a clear shimmer pen on the balloon and the wings and covered the black parts of his body and the balloon with glossy accents. I love how it turned out, so shiny.

GIVEAWAY

And now the fun part: there are amazing designers joining us for this great occasion, so make sure to hop along the below list and leave a comment on EACH BLOG POST for a chance to win. There will be FIVE random winners chosen from the comments left on the blogs. The winners will each win a $50 store credit to the Pink and Main online store. You have time until 24th March to leave your comments. The winners will be announced on 25th March on the Pink and Main Blog. Here is the full list of participants:

Pink and Main Blog

Zsofia Molnar –> you are here

Amy Rysawy

Annette Allen

Ardyth Percy-Robb

Ashley Tucker

Amy Young

Dana Joy

Caly Person

Dana Kirby

Cassie Tezak

Donna Lewis

Jennifer McGuire

Jeannie Lieu

Leanne West

Ilina Cruz

Laura Volpes

Laurie Case

Lynnea Hollendonner

Mindy Eggen

Kathy Schweinfurth

Tracy Freeman

Xenia Rizova

Yolie Burke

Hope you enjoyed today’s inspiration and will pop in again soon for more fun projects.

See you,

Zsofi

Princess and the Frog

Hello Everyone,

If you follow me you know how much I love Lawn Fawn and the Lawnfawnatics challenges. The recent one is the best ever:

Out of my million ideas I made this card inspired by the Princess and the frog Disney movie.

First I looked through my Lawn Fawn stash and stamped a bunch of images from Screen Time, Toadally awesome, Wild for you and Critter concert. I coloured them with Copic markers and used the coordinating dies to cut them out.

To set the night scene I created first an inked background on Bristol Smooth cardstock. I masked off the bottom portion and started with the sky: Black Soot, Blueprint sketch, Wilted Violet and Picked Raspberry. Then I removed the mask and placed it over the sky partition. I used Salty Ocean and Blueprint Sketch and spritzed it with Tsukineko Shimmer Spritz for a subtle sparkle.

I also cut the Bayou backdrop from dark grey cardstock and inked the leaves with Black Sooth distress ink to give it a dark shading. I adhered the backdrop over the inked piece and arranged the images. Then I stamped a sentiment from Winter skies with black ink. I used one of the tiny dies from the Screen time set to cut a small rectangle and wrote “Tiana’s” on it with a black thin line marker. I added a frame with a gold gel pen.

As embellishment I used some star confetti from Trinity stamps and coloured the trumpet and the crown of the frog with a gold gel pen. I also covered the princess’s dress and crown and dragonflies with a clear shimmer pen.

I love how this card turned out and the sentiment matches the movie perfectly too. Wouldn’t any Disney loving little girl be happy with a card like this?

I will link this project up to the Lawnfawnatics Challenge #48 and to the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge: Girly and Wednesday Challenge? Whatever the weather (based on the clear starry night sky)

I hope you like my card and will pop in again soon for more inspiration.

See you,

Zsofi

Party Balloons – Pink and Main March release Sneak Peeks

Hello Everyone,

I am here today with a little sneak peek at the upcoming March Release from Pink and Main. I can tell you, it is a festive one! On my card today I feature the Party Balloons stamp set and the Birthday Script dies.

I stared with a piece of heavy weight white cardstock and applied Distress inks at a diagonal: Mustard Seed, Spiced Marmalade, Picked Raspberry, Seedless Preserves and Blueprint sketch. When I was happy with the blending, I spritzed it with a clear shimmer spritz for a subtle sparkle. I die cut the panel with the largest of the Stitched Rectangle 2 die set and arranged the bold balloons on the distressed background.

Using the rock’n roll stamping technique I added 2 shades of the already used distress inks on each balloon for an ombre effect. Distress inks are not meant for stamping so i repeated the process a few times for a darker and smoother result. I used my heat tool to completely dry the background as I wanted to silver heat emboss the patterns on each balloon.

The next step is the sentiment: I die cut the Happy Birthday script from silver sparkle and black cardstock and layered them on top of each other tiny offset. I adhered the words on the stamped panel and embellished it with silver glossy dots.

I wanted a bit more black as a frame so I used a black and white chevron patterned paper from the Spring Color Pop pad.

I hope you like my inspiration for today and will check back later on for more fun projects with the March release!

See you,

Zsofi

Easter wishes with Pink and Main

Hello Everyone,

I am back today with a little Easter cuteness. I created this card using stamps and dies from Pink and Main.

I started with stamping and colouring the images from the Sketched Easter stamp set. I used Copic markers and die cut the images with the coordinating dies.

I created a mini scene on a white banner which i die cut with the Thin Fish Tail Banner set. I cut a small edge also from green patterned paper (Jolly Paper Pad) as it will be the grass an used the same paper scrap for some branches too which I got from the Spring Wreath Decor die set. In the same set there are several little flowers dies too, I cut them out from orange and yellow cardstocks.

After assembling the scene I stamped the sentiment with green ink and mounted the banner on an A2 sized patterned paper piece (Be brave Paper Pad) using 3D foam tape.

As a finishing touch I used a black glaze pen on the eyes of the critters and added golden glossy dots to the flowers.

I hope you enjoyed today’s post and will pop in again soon!

See you,

Zsofi

Newton’s Nook Designs March Release – Day 4

Hello Crafty friends,

It is time to wrap up the March Release week at Newton’s Nook Designs, but before you get your shopping list ready, look at this cute set called Garden Mice! Don’t they just warm your heart?

All new products will be available as of tomorrow, 15/03!

My card today has an unusual format. I see more and more of these long cards on Instagram and thought of trying one too. I took an 8,5*8,25 piece of Bristol Smooth cardstock and folded in half so the ready card measures 8,5*8,125 inches. I used a thin painter’s tape to mask an even frame all around the sides. Then I applied Tumbled Glass an Twisted Citron Distress inks with a light hand, fading it out at the meeting point to avoid the colours mixing.

Then I used the Cloudy sky stencil to add some blue clouds with the same Tumbled Glass ink. I love the tone on tone look I get this way. I stamped the sentiment at this point in the top middle part of the card with black ink.

I chose 3 of the cute mice from the Garden Mice stamp set and stamped them on Copic friendly cardstock. I used Copic markers to add colour to them and cut them out with the coordinating dies. I mounted them on the scene with 3D foam squares.

After assembling the scene I added a bit of clear shimmer to the flowers and the butterfly, used a black glaze pen on the eyes and added glossy accents to the noses, the butterfly and the middle of the flowers.

I also used some flower sequins and pink jewels (Studio Katia) to make the scene complete.

GIVEAWAY

Would you like to win the “Garden Mice” Stamp Set? This stamp set will be given away to ONE lucky winner! Here is how to win:

Comment on the NND blog and Design Team blogs (see list below)! The winner will be chosen at random from the collective reveal posts. Make sure to check out each of their blogs and comment for your chance to win. You will not know which blog has been chosen so the more you comment on the better your chances are of winning! You have until Thursday March 14th at 9pm EST to comment  — winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, March 15th. 

Check out all the awesome Design Team Blogs below to enter:

Newton’s Nook Designs

Amanda Bodine

Holly Endress

Larissa Heskett

Samantha Mann

Zsofia Molnar –> you are here

Naki Rager

Maria Russell

Andrea Shell

Tatiana Trafimovich

I hope you enjoyed today’s inspiration and will hop along. I am so curious to know which set won your heart this month!

See you soon with more cute cards!

Zsofi

Newton’s Nook Designs March Release – Day 3

Hello Everyone,

We are halfway through the March release reveals at Newton’s Nook Designs, but we are not done with cute stamps yet! Today is all about cats, the fun new set is called Newton’s Block Party. I love how versatile a set like this can be! This format is so clever!

And the Frames Squared die set matches this perfectly again.

All new products will be available on Friday, 15/03!

I started with stamping and colouring the bunch of kitties. I kept the colours black&white using grey Copic markers and used colours only for the accessories: bright yellow and blue. When i was done, I cut the panel with my paper trimmer leaving a little white frame.

I also stamped a sentiment in the middle using black ink.

Then i cut a piece of bright blue cardstock slightly wider than the focal panel and reaching through the length of an A2 sized top folding note card.

I also cut a strip of gingham patterned paper (Sunny Studio) and 2 yellow banners using the Frames and flags die set. On the thinner one I stamped another sentiment, and assembled the card.

I added some yellow jewels to the banner and covered some of the party accessories with clear shimmer (Tonic Aqua Shimmer pen) and glossy accents.

GIVEAWAY

Would you like to win the “Newton’s Block Party” Stamp Set? This stamp set will be given away to ONE lucky winner! Here is how to win:

Comment on the NND blog and Design Team blogs (see list below)! The winner will be chosen at random from the collective reveal posts. Make sure to check out each of their blogs and comment for your chance to win. You will not know which blog has been chosen so the more you comment on the better your chances are of winning! You have until Thursday March 14th at 9pm EST to comment  — winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, March 15th. 

Check out all the awesome Design Team Blogs below to enter:

Newton’s Nook Designs

Amanda Bodine

Holly Endress

Larissa Heskett

Samantha Mann

Zsofia Molnar –> you are here

Naki Rager

Maria Russell

Andrea Shell

Tatiana Trafimovich

I hope you enjoyed today’s inspiration and will hop along. We have one more day left from the sneak peeks before all this gorgeousness goes live! So check back tomorrow too!

See you,

Zsofi

Newton’s Nook Designs March Release – Day 2

Hello Everyone,

Welcome to Day 2 of the March release reveals at Newton’s Nook Designs! If you love flowers, today is your day! We are featuring a new floral stamp called Floral Fringe. So unique!

And there is a matching stand-alone die set, which gets you even more possibilities with this unique design!

All the new products will be available on Friday, 15th March!

For my cards i stamped the flower block with Versafine Onyx black ink onto Bristol Smooth cardstock and used a clear detailed embossing powder (Lawn Fawn) to heat emboss it with my heat gun. I love the shiny black outlines. I also did the same with the sentiments in the middle.

Instead of colouring I decided to go with ink blending: I used several Distress inks to add colour. On the pink card I applied Abandoned Coral, Squeezed Lemonade and Twisted Citron, on the purple one I used Seedless Preserves, Milled Lavender and Evergreen Bough.

Meanwhile it was drying, I die cut the frames using 2 of the dies from the new Frames Squared die set. For each card i cut 2 frames: one white and one from coloured cardstock. I adhered them together and mounted them on top of the floral panel. The card base is a 4.25*4.25 inch square notecard this time.

Of course i needed some finishing touches too: a bit of clear shimmer and glossy accents on the middle of the flowers. 

GIVEAWAY

Would you like to win the “Floral Fringe” Stamp Set? This stamp set will be given away to ONE lucky winner!  Here is how to win:

Comment on the NND blog and Design Team blogs (see list below)! The winner will be chosen at random from the collective reveal posts. Make sure to check out each of their blogs and comment for your chance to win. You will not know which blog has been chosen so the more you comment on the better your chances are of winning! You have until Thursday March 14th at 9pm EST to comment  — winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, March 15th. 

Check out all the awesome Design Team Blogs below to enter:

Newton’s Nook Designs

Amanda Bodine

Holly Endress

Larissa Heskett

Samantha Mann

Zsofia Molnar –> you are here

Naki Rager

Maria Russell

Andrea Shell

Tatiana Trafimovich

I hope you enjoyed today’s inspiration and will hop along. Please make sure to come back tomorrow for more fun!

See you,

Zsofi