Happy Winter square cards with Pink and Main

Today i am on the Pink and Main blog with 2 pretty square cards featuring the Quilt Square 1 die and the Oh deer stamp set. I love to make winter cards, and this stamp set is one of my favourites.

I started with creating the quilt background: I cut the die from different pastel coloured cardstocks and puzzled them together on a scrap sheet of paper. I made 2 cards this time, but I could make so much more if I wanted to use all the little pieces. I find this building a background thing so relaxing and it looks amazing on its own with all the stitched details!

Then I stamped and coloured the deer and the fox from the stamp set. I used Copics in matching colours and I die cut them with their coordinating dies.

Before adhering the quilt panel to a white card square card base, i wrapped a 2 inches wide vellum strip around it. I used tape runner on the back side of my panel to avoid the adhesive showing through the vellum. I added the critters in the middle and stamped the sentiment on the vellum wrap using Staz-on black ink.

A bit of clear shimmer on the cloths, glossy accent on the noses and patterned and a few clear sequins finished these cute cards off.

I hope you got inspired and will try this amazing die yourself! The possibilities are endless. Until next time, happy crafting!

Zsofi

Meowy Christmas with Pink and Main

Hello Everyone,

I must admit 2 things: i am in love with cute critter stamps and i am so behind my holiday cards (can you imagine that i have not sent them out yet???Ahh!) I want to feel that i am not alone with this problem, so i try to design cards which are easy to re-create.

Today i pulled out an older set called Santa Paws. Adorable! I stamped the images on Copic friendly cardstock and coloured them with alcohol inks. I used the coordinating dies to cut them out.

Then i die cut a stitched circle from  red and green cardstocks and also 2 white pieces with a Stitched Top Note die

I white heat embossed 2 of the sentiments from the stamp set on thin strips of red and green cardstocks and layered them over another 2 cardstock strips for a dimensional look. Apart from this my card is pretty flat this time, so it is gonna be easy to mail.

Finally i chose 2 patterned papers from the Jolly paper pad, covered 2 white A2 note cards with them and assembled the card. As a finishing touch i used a bit of clear shimmer, a black glaze pen on the nose, a white gel pen to add dots on the cats’ cheeks and some glossy accents on the presents and ornaments. Colourful, easy and cute – just perfect for the last minute crafters 🙂

I hope you enjoyed today’s inspiration. I have used up a lot of my patterned papers so i am off to the Pink and Main store to replenish my stocks while they have the “Buy one get one free” deal! 

Zsofi

Nice List with Pink and Main

Hello Everyone,

I had this cute card yesterday on the Pink and Main blog, so I thought I would share it with you here as well. The images in the Nice list stamp set are just adorable, I love this set so much and I see myself re-making this card with even a Hungarian sentiment on it for my friends for Christmas.

I started with a strip of smooth white cardstock which is good for alcohol ink colouring. I stamped Santa and Mrs Santa on the 2 sides an after masking Santa with a post-it mask, I stamped the bag too full of presents. I also stamped the sentiment at this point. Then I used my Copics to add colour, but you can use any colouring medium you prefer if you want to re-make this card.

I used a bit of clear shimmer on the presents and also a Versamark pen on the Santa suits and hats to be able to heat emboss these parts with a White Puff embossing powder. I love the fluffy look, it looks so cozy!

I covered an A2 sized side-folding notecard with red gingham patterned paper from the Jolly paper pad. I matted the coloured piece with silver sparkle cardstock and cut 2 scalloped borders from red cardstock to add it under. I mounted this with 3D foam tape onto the background and finished it off with a bit of glossy accent on the boots and glasses.

I will upload this card to the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Warm Winter Wishes.

I hope you like my card and got inspired! Please make sure to subscribe to my blog in case you like what you see, just to make sure you will not miss any of my inspirational posts. I plan to bring many more holiday cards until Christmas!

Zsofi

Java Merry Christmas

Hello Everyone,

I am on the Pink and Main Blog today with a fun Christmas card perfect for coffee lovers!

As Pink and Main is one of the Super Sponsors of the Coffee Lovers Blog Hop, I wanted to use the coffee theme for my post today.

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I started with stamping and colouring one of the coffee mugs from the Christmas Mugs stamp set along with the candy canes. I used alcohol markers and I die cut the images with the coordinating dies.

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I also die cut a green glitter cardstock wreath using the Wreath base die, it looks gorgeous with all the sparkle! I used the same die to cut another wreath from heavy weight vellum to mute the background a bit behind the coffee mug.

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I chose a pretty and colourful snowflake patterned paper from the Jolly paper pad, trimmed it a but smaller than an A2 sized card front and adhered it to a dark red card base. I stamped a sentiment in black on the bottom and adhered the wreath with the vellum in the middle. I added the mug in the middle using liquid glue and popped up the candy canes with 3D foam squares.

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Then I added a bit of sparkle with a clear shimmer pen and used glossy accents on some parts of the images. I love the shiny raised look!

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I will upload this card to the Coffee Lovers Blog Hop Fall/Winter and to the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Anything goes.

I hope you got inspired to participate in the Blog Hop and to make some coffee themed cards for the holidays. Until next time, happy crafting!

Zsofi

Halloween Card Series 2018 – Day 1

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Hello Everyone,

After last years success and feedbacks, I have decided to have a last minute Halloween Card Series this year too. Just to get you in the mood 🙂 I don’t make really scary cards, rather “not too spooky but rather cute”. I hope you will enjoy it!

My first card in the series features Pink and Main stamps, dies and stencils. I used older products but they are still available in the Pink and Main online store. I love to go back to enjoy and rediscover my stamps and dies.

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For my Halloween card I stamped and coloured the images from the Witch House stamp set. It is so whimsical, I really enjoyed using unrealistic colours. I used the coordinating dies to cut them out. It makes the edges so rounded, I could never achieve that with scissors!

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I wanted a dreamy background for my scene, so I used Wilted Violet Distress Oxide with the Clouds stencil to make a night sky on a top folding white card base. I added purple, black and white splatters when I was done and spritzed it all with a clear shimmer mist. We can never have enough sparkle, can we?

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I also die cut a piece of patterned paper from the Not too spooky paper pad using the Stitched Scallop waves die set, and backed it with a black wavy piece. I white heat embossed a sentiment on it.

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I assembled the scene using liquid glue and 3D foam squares. I also stamped an additional 2 sentiments in black, it adds to the background and makes the scene complete. As final touches, I used a clear shimmer pen and glossy accents to emphasize some details. I also added some funny Eerie eyes from Doodlebug to the frog, and mini google eyes to the poisonous pot. Instead of doing the same with the bats, I simply used a black glaze pen to make their eyes shining.

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I hope you got inspired and you will dig your stash and re-visit older sets. See you tomorrow!

Zsofi 

Pink & Main and WOW Collaboration Blog Hop

Hello Everyone,

I am so excited today as I am part of a wonderful Blog Hop between Pink and Main and WOW. I love their embossing powders, I actually own quite a few of them as their price point and size is just perfect.

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Before diving in the card I created for the occasion, let me show you how I swatch my embossing powders.

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I cut a bunch of Stitched Arch tags from Neenah White 110lb cardstock and used the Pattern maker stamp set to make my swatches. I inked it up with clear embossing ink and poured the different embossing powders on it. I used coffee filters to catch the remaining powders, in this way I could funnel it back to the jars. I heated them with a heat tool and used a ring binder to hold the tags together. For the white powders I used black cardstock.

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And now lets get in the details of my card.

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I stamped, coloured a bunch of images from the Eskimo kisses stamp set and used their coordinating dies to cut them out. I wanted to make a mini scene in a picture frame, so I die cut a few Cloudy Frames and stacked them together using liquid glue. I covered the top layer with clear embossing ink and poured WOW Metalline Dark Blue embossing powder on it. I heated it with my heat tool and repeated the process 3 times until I got an even and quite thick layer. It looks like a metallic chipboard frame in this way, so fancy!

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I cut a light blue cardstock rectangle to back the frames and also used a Scalloped Waves die to cut my snowbanks from white glitter cardstock. If you don’t have glitter cardstock, you could easily make your own using embossing glitters from WOW!

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I assembled my scene and popped up the dog and the eskimo with 3D foam squares. For the background I used a patterned paper from the Be brave paper pad. I heat embossed the sentiments from the Wishes stamp set starting with the big “Wishes”. I used WOW White Puff embossing powder to get a snowy look. The texture is amazing and touch of it is so unique too.

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Then I heat embossed “sending” and “warm” around it using WOW Opaque Bright White embossing powder. I adhered the whole panel to a white top folding card base and the card is finished. I love how all the special effects make the scene so complete. And it was so easy to achieve with embossing powders.

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I hope you like my card and got inspired. Make sure to hop along with both Design Teams, here is the full list of participants:

WOW! Embossing Powder

Pink & Main

Andrea

Ankita

Dana

Donna

Jackie

Jaine

Jeannie

Jo

Julie

Kathy

Kimberly

Laurie

Lynnea

Michelle

Olga

Raluca

Riikka

Tracy

Yasmin

Zsofia – you are here

There are prizes to be won, just to make it really fun! Those who comment on all blogs will enter the giveaway to win either a 25USD gift certificate to Pink and Main or a goodie bag from WOW! The random winner will be announced on the WOW and Pink and Main blogs on Wednesday, October 22, 2018.

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Enjoy the hop and see you soon,

Zsofi