You are the best! – Pink and Main

Hello Everyone,

I am back again with another post today, it is a cute little square Thank you card using stamps and dies from Pink and Main.

I love the cheerful hedgehogs from the Fall friends stamp set. I coloured the one in the pumpkin and some leaves with Copic markers and cut them all out with the coordinating dies.

The background I created with the Quilt Square 1 die set, I cut it out from brown, green, yellow and mustard cardstocks and puzzled them together on a scrap piece of typing paper. I adore that stitching detail and how many different looks we can get with changing up the colours and patterns!

Then I stamped the handwritten You are the best sentiment from the Grateful greetings stamp set on a piece of vellum using Walnut stain Distress Oxide ink. I heat embossed it with clear embossing powder to make sure it will not smear.

I also white heat embossed a thank you sentiment from the same stamp set on green cardstock and cut it out with a Sentiment strips die. I wrapped the vellum around the quilted background and adhered it to a kraft 4,25*4,25 inch square note card.

I popped up the hedghog with 3D foam squares and the rest of the images I adhered flat to create a little happy scene. A bit of glossy accents were the only embellishment I used.

I hope you liked today’s inspiration and will return soon. Till next time, happy crafting!

Zsofi

Simple Simpathy card – Pink and Main

Hello Everyone,

I am back again with a clean and simple card design I created for Pink and Main. Making cards for difficult times is always challenging, but with changing up the colours and the sentiment, you can create a card set even for all occasions.

I started with stamping the Kindness Floral stamp on Neenah Solar white cardstock with black Copic friendly ink and I coloured it with my alcohol markers.

Then I gold heat embossed the sentiment from the Forever in my heart stamp set. I love this delicate hand written one, looks pretty in gold. To make it stand out more, I double heat embossed it for a smoother,shinier result.

I trimmed down the panel and matted it with black cardstock. I added a very thin gold sparkle cardstock to the longer sides and used a little piece of a black and white patterned paper from the Spring Color Pop paper pad in the background.

I added a couple of white gel pen dots to the leaves and used a black glaze pen on the black strokes. I also added a bit of clear shimmer to the middle of the flowers and emphasized some details with glossy accents.

A few black onyx crystals finished it off.

I hope you enjoyed today’s inspiration and will come back for more soon. Until next time, happy crafting!

Zsofi





One layer floral card – Pink and Main

Hello Everyone,

I am back today with a clean and simple floral card I created with the Just because stamp set from the August release of Pink and Main.

I started with blending Distress Oxide inks on a white top folding card base: Candied Apple, Worn Lipstick and Spiced Marmalade. I spritzed it with water for a textured look and dabbed it off after 30 seconds with a paper towel.

I made sure the panel is dry and arranged some of the sentiments from the Just because stamp set in my stamp positioner. I stamped them with the same Distress Oxide inks several times so they are darker than the background. I love the tone on tone effect so much!

I heat set it with a heat tool as I wanted to white heat emboss the main sentiment and I did not want the powder to stick to unnecessary places. To make the sentiment pop even more I repeated the stamping-embossing part. It is more dimensional this way.

I did not want to distract the attention too much, so I decided to use mini white flowers as embellishments from the Spring Wreath decor die set. I cut out a bunch and scattered them all around the card. As a finishing touch I adhered a mini silver Glossy Dot in each flower center. One layer card but so special thank to the pretty background and the little flowers.

I hope you got inspired and will give this a try. Until next time, happy crafting!

Zsofi

Paper Sweeties 7th Birthday Blog Hop with Pink and Main

Hello Everyone,

I am so excited and honored to participate in the Paper Sweeties 7th birthday celebration. They have such cute designs!

Here I paired the Happy Cake Day stamp and die set with some goodies from Pink and Main. Let’s dive in the card details!

CARD #1

I started with stamping the balloons from the Paper Sweeties Happy cake stamp set on Neenah Solar White cardstock and die cut it with an Arch Tag die from Pink and Main. As the original tag would be too short, i made it longer with the partial die cutting technique.

Then I stamped the same balloons on the newly released Sparkle Sheets and fussy cut each balloon from different colours. I paper pieced the bunch of balloons and adhered the pieces with liquid glue.

Then I white heat embossed a couple of small sentiments from the Special Day stamp set on black cardstock and cut them out with the coordinating Sentiment strips dies.

I added some orange ribbon from Paper Sweeties to the tag and popped it up with 3D foam squares on a white card base covered with pretty patterned paper from the Summer Splash paper pad.

CARD #2

For my second card I stamped and coloured the images from the Paper Sweeties Happy Cake Day stamp set and used their coordinating dies to cut them out.

I cut the biggest Stitched rectangle die from white cardstock and also from patterned paper from the Summer Splash paper pad. I cut a small piece of the white one and silver heat embossed my main sentiment on it from the Special Day stamp set. I also stamped a smaller sentiment above it using aqua ink.

I assembled the card, added a thin strip of Silver Sparkle Sheet below the cake stand and used 3D foam squares to pop up the cake.

I decorated it with 7 candles (as Paper Sweeties are turning 7) and added finishing touches: covered the balloons with a clear shimmer pen for a subtle sparkle, used glossy accents on the frosting and decorations of the cake and also on the flames of the candles. And last but not least I added some pretty flower sequins from Paper Sweeties to the bottom and embellished their middles with tiny white pearls.

GIVEAWAY

To celebrate the occasion Pink and Main is generously giving away a $25 Pink and Main surprise package for one lucky commenter. All you need to do is to hop along with us and leave a comment at each designer’s blog to enter the draw. Winner will be announced on the 28th August on the Pink and Main blog. Start hopping at the Paper Sweeties Blog.

Good luck everyone and happy hopping!

See you,

Zsofi

Pink and Main August Release Sneak Peek 2

Hello everyone,

It is my second post today, if you are looking for my Newton’s Nook Designs August release Day 1 post, click here.

Now I am back with another sneak peek, this time at a wonderful sentiment set from the August release of Pink and Main. I created a pretty floral encouragement card. Who would not like to get one like this in the mail?

The new Going places stamp set is full of gorgeous sentiments which pair so well with the handwritten ones. I wanted to use the beautiful Thinking of you always stamp set with it, I felt it is a perfect match!

I started with stamping the florals on Bristol Sooth cardstock with Versafine Onyx black pigment ink and clear heat embossed it. You can skip the heat embossing part, I am just impatient to wait for the ink to dry and I love the raised shiny edges. It helps me with my colouring.

Before colouring I masked off the sentiment line with purple tape and applied Tumbled Glass Distress Ink with a small blending brush for a subtle background colour.

Then I used Tombow markers and a water brush to colour the flowers. I kept the colour family in the blue-green range. I also went back in certain areas with a clear shimmer pen to add some sparkle.

When it was dry, I stamped the sentiment with purple and blue inks and cut the panel down. I matted it with a Stitched Rectangle cut from blue cardstock and adhered it to a white top folding card base. I finished it off with a couple of iridescent jewels.

I hope you enjoyed today’s sneak peek at another gorgeous sentiment set. All new goodies will be available tomorrow, 20/08! Until next time, happy crafting!

Zsofi




Celebrating you – Pink and Main August Release Sneak Peek

Hello Everyone,

It is sneak peek time at Pink and Main, and I have the pleasure of showcasing a gorgeous new sentiment set called Special Day. It is full of great messages and also has two bigger sentiments in beautiful handwriting to pair them with! Lovely!

I have started with stamping the cute mermaid from the Starfish wishes set, coloured her with Copic markers and cut her out with the coordinating die.

I also cut a stitched rectangle from the new Summer Splash paper pad, and a stitched circle from vellum. On the patterned paper I silver heat embossed the handwritten sentiment. I also die cut a small white banner with the Sentiment strip dies and stamped another sentiment on it with black ink.

When assembling the card, I first popped up the mermaid with 3D foam tape on the vellum circle. Then I added liquid glue drops on the back of the vellum under the mermaid, in this way the adhesive does not show through.

As a finishing touch I added a couple of clear sequins and covered the mermaid tale with Stickles for an ultimate sparkle. I also could not resist emphasizing the bow and little star on the starfish with glossy accents.

I hope you are excited about this month’s release! All new goodies will be available on 20th August!

Until next time, happy crafting!

Zsofi


Patterned paper play – Pink and Main

Hello Everyone,

I am back today with a cute card I created for Pink and Main. Sometimes when we have a bunch of pretty patterned papers, a nice sentiment set and a little die, it is enough to make a quick card. Today’s one is a good example for that.

I flipped through the Pen Pal patterned paper pad and choose the one with the cute girl, trimmed it down and matted it with aqua cardstock. This will be my focal panel.

Then I cut strips of a grey patterned design too, matted them with the same aqua cardstock.

Finally I die cut a postage stamp from pink cardstock and heat embossed a sentiment from the Sent with love stamp set on it with white embossing powder.

I assembled the card and popped up the focal panel and the postage stamp with thin 3D foam tape. I also stamped a sentiment from the Sent with love stamp set above and under one of the grey strips using aqua ink.

I used a glitter pen to add details to the T-shirt of the girl, a shimmer pen on the envelopes and glossy accents on the hearts. I finished this simple design with a few iridescent sequins.

I hope you enjoyed this easy card design and give it a try too. Until next time, happy crafting!

Zsofi