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:

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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

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

Best wishes with love – Pink and Main

Hello Everyone,

I am here today with a springy, fresh floral card using Pink and Main goodies which can fit any occasion. And who does not need these cards in their stash?

I started with stamping and colouring one of the pretty bunch of flowers from the Sweet Bouquets stamp set using Copic markers. I cut it out with the coordinating dies and also cut a ribbon which I coloured yellow.

Then I die cut a stitched Arch tag from cream cardstock and a bigger one from dark pink and layered them on top of each other. I stamped the sentiments with Evergreen Bough distress oxide ink on the tag and adhered the floral bouquet.

I was a bit struggling with the background as I wanted some texture, but not too much. First I thought of stenciling but I changed my mind and rather went with a tone on tone die cut panel. I used the Basket Cover die to cut an A2 sized card front from mint cardstock and layered it on a mint card base.

I popped up the tag in the middle of it using 3D foam tape. I added a coat of clear shimmer to the flowers and emphasized some of the details with glossy accents. I also added Glossy Dots in pink and gold as embellishment.

I hope you got inspired today and will indulge in colouring some of these gorgeous floral images. Did you know that there is a Facebook group where you can share your Pink and Main creations? Hope to see your art there!

Zsofi

Easter scene with Pink&Main

Hello Everyone,

I am back with an adorable and simple Easter scene card featuring the newly released Sketched Easter set from Pink and Main.

When I have a cute stamp set and it is hard to choose which images to use on a card, I just stamp and colour them. I used Copic markers to add colour to these little critters an die cut everything with the coordinating dies. I love how nicely the edges are rounded!

As I still could not decide which cuties to use, I sponged some Distress inks on Bristol Smooth cardstock to create a simple background for a spring scene. I used Tumbled glass for the sky and Twisted Citron for the grass. I die cut this panel with the biggest of the Stitched rectangle set 2.

Then the playtime started: I kept arranging the die cut images till I was happy with the result. I adhered everything flat this time, so it is going to be easy to mail out. I also stamped the sentiment in black from the same stamp set.

As a finishing touch I added a bit of clear shimmer to the flowers and glossy accents to the noses and the body of the butterfly. I also used a black glaze pen on the eyes, eyelashes and flower parts.

I hope you liked my card today and got inspired! Till next time, happy crafting!

Zsofi




Pink and Main February Release Sneak Peek – Pretty jars

Hello Everyone,

I am here today with another sneak peek of the February Release from Pink and Main. Today I am showing you a pretty thank you card made with the gorgeous Pretty Jars stamp and die set.

I started with die cutting the smaller jar’s coordinating die from vellum. I usually stamp first and then die cut, but because I wanted the jar to be perfectly aligned, I went the other way. I used black Staz-on ink for stamping and coloured the jar from the back side using Copic markers. Then I stamped the label and the sentiment on white cardstock, coloured it with Copic markers and fussy cut it out. I used liquid glue to adhere it to the jar.

I cut a strip of white cardstock and stamped the bouquet from the same stamp set. Coloured it with Copics too, added a bit of clear shimmer to the flowers and glossy accents to the berries. When it was dry, I adhered the jar using tiny drops of liquid glue mostly under the stamped lines to hide the adhesive.

I matted the panel with a yellow gold cardstock and also added two pink scalloped borders before mounting it on a piece of patterned paper. I wanted something greenish to emphasize the fresh feel and I found this diagonal striped one in the Beach Babe paper pad.

As a finishing touch I added 3 little gold glossy dots and added a bit of clear shimmer to the label as well.

I hope you enjoyed all the sneak peeks in the last couple of weeks and you are getting ready with your shopping list. The waiting will be over today as all new products will be available in the shop soon!

Happy shopping and happy crafting,

Zsofi

Pink and Main February Release Sneak Peek – Breakfast Fun

Hello Everyone,

I am here today with a fun and oh-so-cute card featuring the new Breakfast Fun stamp set. It has a lot of adorable images and fantastic sentiments.

I started with cutting a piece of alcohol marker friendly white cardstock to be a bit smaller than an A2 sized card front in length. Then I arranged a couple of the cute images along with some matching sentiments in my stamp positioner and stamped it with black hybrid ink. I coloured the panel with Copic markers.

I added a thin strip of light green cardstock to a top folding white notecard and stamped “I love you” from the Vertical Greetings stamp set. I added a thin black metallic shimmer cardstock strip and a yellow one under the coloured panel before adhering it to the card base.

As a finishing touch I just added glossy accents to some of the images like the seed of the avocado, the egg yolk or the label of the jam.

I hope you like my card and got inspired. The new release will be available on 20/02, just watch out for more sneak peeks till that time! Happy crafting!

Zsofi