Coffee…you’re unforgettable!

Hello Everyone,

I have another funny card inspired by my love for coffee ūüėÄ This time I used stamps and dies from Pink and Main.

For this clean and simple design I first stamped the cute elephant from Ears to you and the little mug from an older set called Cocoa Cafe. I coloured them with my Copics and cut them out with the coordinating dies.

On a 3 inches tall and 4.25 inches wide white piece of cardstock I stamped a sentiment from Ears to you in black. I die cut the word Coffee using the Thin Aplha dies and Green Sparkle Sheet. I adhered them above the stamped sentiment and placed the sleeping elephant with the mug on top of the letters.

I gave the panel a black thin mat and chose a patterned paper from the Beach Babe paper pad as background. The only embellishment I used are tiny clay hearts which bring a little dimension to this otherwise flat card.

I will link this up to the Coffee Lovers Spring/Summer Blog Hop and to the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Anything goes.

Hope you liked my card today and will come back tomorrow for another coffee related cutie! ūüėČ

See you,

Zsofi

Coloured pencil on grey – Pink and Main

Hello Everyone,

I brought you a fun technique today which I have not tried for a while. It is using coloured pencils on grey cardstock on a heat embossed image from Pink and Main.

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Heat embossing on its own is so pretty, I usually use white embossing powder or black, but today I wanted something more elegant. I used silver embossing powder on one of the images from the Terrariums stamp set on grey cardstock. Then I used my Prismacolor pencils to add colour to it. I started with the darkest shade next to the embossed lines and blended it out with a medium shade. I finished it off with the lightest colour, making sure that I get a nice blending. I still have a lot to practice but I love the delicate look coloured pencils give.

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I cut the panel down with a Postage die. While I was at die cutting I also cut the word Thanks from green sparkle sheet and adhered it under the coloured image. I stamped a sentiment from the Thanks to you stamp set under it with grey ink.

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I used liquid glue to add the panel to a white top folding note card and embellished the scene with a couple of light blue glossy dots.

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I hope you enjoyed today’s inspiration and you will come back for more.

See you soon,

Zsofi

Meerkat wishes – Pink and Main

Hello Everyone,

I am back with a very clean design, but versatile enough to be used for multiple occasions. I was playing with stamps and stencils from Pink and Main.

I started with the Mask it Square stencil and blended Tumbled glass Distress Oxide ink wih the Ergonomic Blending Brush in the middle of a 4.25×5,5 inch Bristol Smooth cardstock piece. Then I covered the blue square with the inner part of the stencil and moved the frame tiny to the right. I applied Mermaid Lagoon Distress Oxide ink. I did the same on the left side too. Then I covered the squares and repeated the previous step with Blueprint Sketch Disress Oxide. It is such a cool pattern and could be done with any geometric stencil and any colour combo!

Then I stamped the meerkat from the Meerkats stamp, coloured him with Copics and fussy cut him out. I used a black glaze pen on his eyes an nose to make it shiny.

I white heat embossed a sentiment on black cardstock and cut it down to be a small sign the meerkat can hold.

I used a stitched rectangle to cut down the stenciled background a bit and assembled the card on a kraft card base. The meerkat I popped up with 3D foam squares for more dimension.

I finished the card with tiny clear sequins. Isn’t it cute? Fitting any gender for any occasion, I really need cards like this in my stash! I hope I inspired you and you will pop in again soon for more ideas.

See you,

Zsofi

Celebrating mum – Pink and Main

Hello Everyone,

Mother’s Day is quickly approaching in America therefore I decided to bring you some quick but very pretty inspiration using a stencil and dies from Pink and Main.

I started with applying Tumbled Glass and Shaded Lilac Distress Oxide inks over the Daisies stencil. I love to use Bristol Smooth cardstock as it allows the ink blending like a breeze. It was a very quick process thanks to the Ergonomic blending brush. I also added a bit darker colours over the flowers (Dusty Concord and Wilted Violet).

Then I cut the panel down with the biggest of the Stitched Top Note dies. I cut another piece from black cardstock and layered it under the stenciled panel before adhering it all on a top folding white note card.

The sentiment is from the Special Day set, I used black and blue inks.

To make it even more special I used the Thin Alpha dies to cut the word Mom 2 times: once from black and once from purple Sparkling Sheet. I layered them on top of each other tiny offset and added them in the center of the stenciled piece. I finished the design with a few Glossy dots in the middle of the flowers.

I wish you enjoyed this delicate card. It is easy to customize for any occasion, not only for Mother’s Day.

Hugs,

Zsofi

A wooly great birthday – Pink and Main

Hello Everyone,

I am back today with a really fun card which I created for Pink and Main. I chose a Christmas set to make this super cool birthday card. I love to stretch my stamps and use them differently.

I started with stamping the llama from the Fa la Llama stamp set and coloured it with my Copics. Then I used the coordinating dies to cut it out.

I die cut two stitched stars: one from blue cardstock and one from thick vellum. I layered them on top of each other and adhered the llama in the middle.

I whie heat embossed a small sentiment from the Fa la llama set on black cardstock and cut it out with the Sentiment strips die set. I adhered it under the llama.

On a piece of Bristol Smooth cardstock I added Distress Oxide inks over the Petite petals stencils using the Ergonomic Blending brush. I love how easy it was to clean it in-between the colours on a scrap paper and the result is much smoother than if I used a sponge dauber. Incredibly pretty and easy to achieve! The colours I used are Blueprint Sketch, Peacock Feathers and Cracked Pistachio. I cut the panel down with a Stitched rectangle die.

I still needed a birthday sentiment, so I die cut it with the Happy birthday die from blue sparkle sheet. After assembling the card I added some blue glossy dots and embellished the llama and presents with a clear shimmer pen and glossy accents. Isn’t it cute?

I hope you enjoyed today’s card and will pop in again soon for more inspiration. Take care and stay at home (to craft)!

Hugs,

Zsofi

Floral birthday – Pink and Main

Hello Everyone,

I am back today with a pretty stenciled floral card I created for Pink and Main, it is matching the beautiful Spring weather we have here in Hungary. How much I wish we could all enjoy the smell of nature in full, without restrictions! But until we get through these hard times, let’s enjoy some delicate flowers on paper!

I was longing to use the Memow’s Roses stencil since I first saw it, it is so delicate and pretty! I chose simple Neenah Solar White cardstock this time with Distress Oxide inks: Peeled paint and Warn Lipstick. As I was not using any masking, I used a small blending brush which allowed me to ink the leaves and the flowers separately.

When the panel was dry I cut it down with a Stitched Rectangle die and matted it with a scalloped rectangle from olive cardstock. I love how the darker mat makes the flowers pop even more!

The Happy Birthday sentiment I cut from pink cardstock and the shadow from vellum to match the delicacy of the design. I felt I wanted an extra line so I white heat embossed a sentiment from the Special Day stamp set.

I finished the card with a couple of glossy dots in matching colour.

I hope you enjoyed today’s inspiration and will come back again soon for more! Big hugs and stay safe!

Zsofi

Stenciled Easter eggs – Pink and Main

Hello Everyone,

Iam here with you today to show you an easy stenciled Easter card, perfect for the last minute crafters. I used the Easter Egg stamps and Easter eggs stencil from the latest release of Pink and Main.

I started with stamping the bunny and the chic on white cardstock and coloured them with my Copic markers. I chose to fussy cut them this time, to give them another look.

Then I applied Distress inks on Bristol Smooth cardstock through the Easter eggs stencil at a diagonal: Picked Raspberry, Spiced Marmelade and Mustard Seed. Before removing the stencil I sprayed it with Tsukineko Shimmer Spritz. I love the subtle sparkle it gives to all the colourful eggs.

I did not want to cover the pretty background – which I die cut with a Stitched Rectangle 2 die – so i wrapped a strip of vellum around it and added 2 very thin guava cardstock strips to the edged. It helped to hide the adhesive also.

I added the critters and stamped a sentiment with Staz-on Black ink. Then I mounted the panel on a white top folding A2 sized notecard.

I will upload this project to the Simon Says Stamp Instagram challenge and to the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Spring moodboard.

I hope you enjoyed my card today and will pop in again soon. Have rest and stay at home for the holidays too!

Hugs,

Zsofi