Floral corners – Pink and Main

Hello Everyone,

I am here with you today with a paper pieced floral card I made for Pink and Main. In the time of quarantine, it is so relaxing to spend time with playing puzzles. What is better than that is combining puzzles with crafting.

I die cut the Floral corners from green sparkle sheet first and another piece from white cardstock. The white one I left in the die and with the help of Press’n Seal I kept the small pieces in their places and used a couple of Copic markers to add colour to them.

On a white top folding notecard I sponged a bit of Tumbled glass Distress ink over the Petite petals stencil. Then using liquid glue I added the green floral outline and filled the inside with the coloured pieces. It took a while but I love playing puzzles. It was so relaxing.

I finished the card with a black sentiment from the Spring sentiments set.

I hope you liked today’s inspiration and it cheered you up a little.

Hugs,

Zsofi

Flowers in two ways – Pink and Main

Hello Everyone,

I am back today with 2 heat embossed flower cards made with the new release from Pink and Main. I wanted to show you that the same design can result in a very different look depending on the technique you use. ALERT: both cards are super easy and quick, can be done with kids also!

Note: due to the Corona virus threat and lockdown, Pink and Main has postponed the new release a little. But don’t worry, the stamp I used will be available soon!

CARD 1

I white heat embossed the pretty Wildflower on Bristol Smooth cardstock along with the sentiment.

Then I simply scribbled some Tombow markers on the cardstock at a diagonal angle. I used a rainbow order, but you can use any colours you prefer. Then I took a simple baby wipe and gently rubbed it over the coloured panel. It smooshes the ink a little bit, giving it a very textured but smooth look. Isn’t it gorgeous?

I went back with the same markers on the flower parts, to make them stand out more and used a clear shimmer pen to add a little sparkle to the petals.

I cut the panel with a stitched rectangle die and added a slightly bigger black mat to it before adhering it to a white top folding note card. I white heat embossed the rest of the sentiment on a thin piece of black cardstock and finished the card with a couple of iridescent jewels.

CARD 2

On the second card I black heat embossed the same image and sentiment and coloured it quickly with Tombow markers. I added a little colour next to the outlines and pulled it out with a lighter shade. I added a blue halo around the flower to make it pop.

The sentiment is again heat embossed on a thin strip of black cardstock. So easy and fast!

I die cut the panel with a stitched rectangle die and added a slightly bigger blue mat to it before adhering it to a white top folding note card. I embellished the card with iridescent jewels.

I hope you enjoyed today’s inspiration and you will pop in again soon for more!

Hugs,

Zsofi

You were meant to stand out! – Pink and Main

Hello Everyone,

I am back today with a sneak peek at a fun new stamp set coming on the 20th March from Pink and Main. Meerkats is so versatile and unique! And it has lovely sentiments!

I started with stamping one of the meerkats in the middle of an A2 sized piece of white cardstock. I used my stamp positioner and moved the paper slightly to one direction so I could stamp the meerkat once more. I repeated it till the panel was full of this cute critter. Then I used my Copics to add colour to them. I chose warm grey markers for most, and coloured one of them purple. I stamped the sentiment above it and cut an inch off the top.

I also cut an inch wide strip of patterned paper (Frosty paper pad) and adhered both panels to a top folding note card. I added a thin strip of purple Sparkle sheet under the meerkats.

I finished it off with adding glossy accents to their noses and emphasized their eyes with a black glaze pen. In the middle I also added a dot with a white gel pen.

I really like the message of this card with the Corona virus threat around us. Our lives are going to be so different for a couple of months and we really need to be disciplined and stay at home as much as possible. Even if others don’t. Because this is how we can save others and protect ourselves. Take care and craft more. Hugs to all of you,

Zsofi

Sweet birthday wishes – Pink and Main

Hello Everyone,

I am back today with another adorable card, this time to celebrate a birthday girl. All goodies I used are from Pink and Main.

I started with colouring the cute elephants and accessories from the Ears to you stamp set. I used Copic markers and cut them all out with the coordinating dies.

While I was die cutting I also cut a Cloudy frame from heavy weight white cardstock and the Sweet sentiment from Silver sparkle sheet and black cardstock to layer on top of each other.

For the background I chose a polka dot paper from the Enchanted garden paper pad and assembled the scene. The elephants and the sentiment is popped up with thin 3D foam tape for more dimension.

I also added a thin pink banner with the birthday wishes stamped on it from the Hello Sweet stamp set. I could not resist adding clear shimmer to the balloons and glossy accents to the hearts on the letters and balloons too.

I hope this cutie made you smile and you got inspired. See you soon with more cheerful projects!

Hugs,

Zsofi

Stenciling with Perfect Pearls

February is almost over and I am already preparing for Spring. Got some fresh and colourful decoration, enjoy every ray of sun and looking forward to spending more time in the nature with my kids. Meanwhile we are waiting for the warmer weather to arrive, I help my mood with springy cards. Like this one, which I made for Pink & Main:

I stamped and coloured the flowers from the Daisy bugs stamp set using pink shades of Copic markers. I used the coordinating die to cut them out.

While I was at die cutting I cut the Wreath base 2 die twice from a pale green cardstock and the little leaves a couple of times. I added a bit of shading to them with Lucky Clover Distress Oxide ink and a blender brush.

On a piece of craft carstock I temporarily adhered the Petals stencil with Pixie spray and applied Versamark ink directly from the pad. After removing the stencil I went over the whole panel with Perfect Pearls and a soft brush: wherever it was sticky from the Versamark, it holds the powder. Just to seal it, I lightly spritzed it with water from a mini mister. Looks so beautiful! I cut it down a bit with a Stithced rectangle die and gave it a white pearl scalloped rectangle mat.

I assembled the card on a pink card base. I cut the wreath from kraft cardstock once more so I could white heat emboss the sentiment from the Spring sentiments set. As a finishing touch I added silver glossy dots to the flower centres. Isn’t it pretty?

I hope you enjoyed today’s inspiration and you will try to use your stencils with this technique!

See you soon,

Zsofi

Lucky to have you – Pink and Main

Hello Everyone,

This is my second post for today, if you are looking for the Newton’s Nook Designs February Release Day 4, please click here.

This time I have a fun sneak peek of the cutest little gnomes you can ever imagine! Lucky Gnomes is part of the new release at Pink and Main, available as of today! YAY!

For my card I stamped and coloured the two little gnomes with Copic markers and cut them out with the coordinating dies.

I also cut the word Lucky using the new Thin Alpha dies, from aqua cardstock. The remaining of the sentiment I stamped in black on white cardstock and cut it out with the Sentiment strip dies.

For the background I chose a pretty plaid from the new Enchanted garden collection. I cut 2 strips of 2 inches wide vellum and adhered the gnomes and letters on one of them. I adhered the 2 vellum pieces together hiding the liquid glue under the die cuts and attached it to the background the same way.

As a finishing touch I covered the caps with clear shimmer using a shimmer pen and added glossy accents to the letters. Cute isn’t it?

Hope you liked today’s sneak peek and you are ready to start shopping. This release is so sweet!

See you soon,

Zsofi

Create your own vases with Pink and Main!

Hello Everyone,

I will not reveal a secret if I tell you that I am a real woman and love flowers. I love to get, and love to give – and with spring slowly approaching I am longing for them even more. Until the real ones get to the market (my favourites are tulips) I enjoyed colouring these beauties from Pink and Main.

I started with colouring the bouquets from Gorgeous Vases from the latest release. I used Copic markers and cut everything with their coordinating dies.

I wanted to make my own vases so I stamped the solid vases with green and blue inks and created a mask around it using full sticky post it notes. Then I placed the Garden Gate stencil over it and applied white pigment ink directly from the ink pad. I removed the mask and heat embossed them with white embossing powder. Aren’t they gorgeous? They look so real thanks to the texture and shine!

I cut them out with the coordinating dies and glued them together with the bouquets. I popped each vase on a thin strip of white cardstock which I matted with a slightly wider black one. For the background I used patterned paper from the new Pastel Dreams paper pad.

The sentiments are from the Spring sentiments set, white heat embossed on a very skinny black strip and adhered directly to the vases. I love how it becomes part of the design.

I finished the cards with some black glaze pen dots on the vases and the middle of the flowers and covered the petals with clear shimmer for a subtle sparkle.

I hope you enjoyed this unique technique and you will give it a try. Thanks for stopping by and see you tomorrow for a really cute love project!

Zsofi

Butterfly wishes – Pink and Main

Hello Everyone,

I am here again with a fun technique which allows you to turn your stamped images into real embellishments. I used stamps and dies from Pink and Main.

I used the You can fly stamp set for this technique because it has an outline stamp and a solid one, but it can work without the solid piece too, I will tell you how. First I white heat embossed the outline butterfly on Bristol Smooth cardstock. I made 2 butterflies as I wanted to try two inking techniques.

On one I just scribbled Tombow markers and washed away the colours with a wet baby wipe. So easy and vibrant colours!

On the second one I used Distress Oxide inks with a blending brush: this inking method gave much smoother and softer tones. Both are beautiful don’t you think?

When it was dry I stamped the solid image over the coloured one with clear embossing ink and covered it with clear embossing powder. I repeated the process with an iridescent glittery powder too to get more sparkle. If you use a stamp which does not have a solid pair, you can simply use your embossing ink pad directly on the paper. I cut the butterflies with their coordinaing die.

To make my butterflies pop, I simply die cut stitched rectangles from woodgrain cardstock and matted them with an aqua one. I popped up the butterflies with 3D foam squares and added a heat embossed sentiment from the Special day stamp set which I cut with the Sentiment strip dies.

I hope you enjoyed this fun technique and will give it a try. See you soon with more ideas!

Hugs,

Zsofi

Non traditional cacti – Pink and Main

Hello Everyone,

I am here again with a non traditional cacti thank you card I created for Pink and Main. Sometimes it is so fun to try different or extraordinary colours while colouring plants. This is what I made today:

I stamped the cute cacti from the Succulents set on white cardstock and pulled out some blue and purple Copic markers. The plant itself I made with aqua colours. I like the result, so cool! I used the coordinating die to cut it out.

Then I die cut 3 Lacy borders from purple, blue and aqua cardstock and adhered them on a top folding white notecard leaving a bit of space in between them. I also de cut a small white and a bigger blue panels with the Stitched Rectangle 2 dies.

I stamped the sentiment from the Succulent set (I love the style of them so much!) using aqua toned ink which matched my cardstock and popped up the cacti with 3D foam square.

I added an in between aqua layer when adhereing the rectangles on top of each other and used again 3D foam squares to pop it up on the card base. I added a bit of shimmer to the pot and glossy accets to the “lips, hair and cheeks” to make it super special.

I hope you like my unusual cacti and will try this technique yourself. Please make sure to show your creations in our Facebook group.

See you soon!

Zsofi

Hugs and kisses – Pink and Main

Hello Everyone,

I am on the Pink and Main blog today with this clean and simple card design which can fit any occasion just with changing the sentiment. I love easy designs which I can alter according to the recipient’s taste.

I started with cutting a Stitched rectangle 2 die from a patterned paper from the On shore paper pad. I chose one design which has a lot of texture but homogeneous in colour.

I die cut the Mum die layers from white cardstock and lightly blended Tumbled Glass Distress Oxide ink with a blending brush on the edge of the petals. It makes it more realistic. I die cut the centre of the flower from Ice rink Sparkle sheet and assembled the flower. I added vellum leaves under it.

The sentiment I die cut with the Hugs die set: the shadow from vellum and the word itself from white glitter sheet. After assembling the card I added an extra sentiment from the coordinating Hugs needed stamp set using teal ink.

I love that this simple design gives the spotlight to the different textures: vellum, soft ink blending, glitter cardstock and textured patterned paper. So delicate!

I hope you enjoyed my inspiration today and will pop in again soon!

See you,

Zsofi