Coffee for Mum

Hello Everyone,

I am back with an extra special card I created for the Spring/Summer Coffee Lovers Blog Hop – could be a perfect gift for Mother’s Day too!

Here is my card:

I started with applying Tonic Rich Cocoa Nuvo Glimmer paste over the coffee beans stencil from Mint Owl Studio directly on a white top folding card base. Until it was drying, I worked on the images.

I stamped the coffee cup, flower and leaves from the For all Moms stamp set from Simon Says Stamp. I used my Copics to add colour and cut all images out with scissors. I used a black Memento marker on the edges to make them look perfect.

I die cut a stitched circle (SSS die) and blended very gently some Salty Ocean Distress Oxide ink. I adhered the images using SSS Craft Tacky Glue.

I also die cut the word Coffee (Your Next Stamp) from pink and brown cardstocks, layered them on each other tiny offset. The rest of the sentiment I stamped from the stamp set I used earlier on a green cardstock scrap and cut it very thin.

I assembled the card and added a bit of clear shimmer to the heart and the foam and also covered the straw and the heart with glossy accents for a raised shiny look. The glimmery coffee beans look awesome in real life!

I will upload this project to the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge For a special lady and also to the Coffee Lovers Blog Hop.

If you liked my project, please subscribe to my blog and also check my account on Instagram. I will have a very cute project for next time, later this afternoon.

See you,

Zsofi

Pattern Paper Play – LDRS Creative

Hello Everyone,

I am back today with a very simple card, which any crafter can do, even the most beginner ones! And who does not need a quick card idea when there is no time for an elaborate design?

I am absolutely in love with the patterned papers from the Daisy Delight paper pad from LDRS Creative. I found this pretty flower one which is too beautiful to be covered. I felt it has to be the queen of the show.

Therefore I cut a piece to cover the front of an A2 card. I die cut a heavy weight vellum with the small rectangle die from the Eyelet Lace Rectangle set to hold the sentiment. I chose vellum to soften the design and let the background show through a little.

I die cut the friend dies from the If friends were flowers set: the shadow die from black, the sentiment die from pink cardstock scraps. I adhered them together and glued it to the vellum rectangle. Then I stamped another sentiment under it using In you face orange Hybrid ink. To make sure I will not smear it until I assemble the card, I heat set it with a heat tool.

As a tiny bit of embellishment I scattered some golden sequins all around the sentiment to make this card more elegant. I hope you like today’s inspiration and will check back later again.

See you soon,

Zsofi

Just heard the buzz… – featuring Pink and Main

Hello Everyone,

I am back with a fun birthday card using the newly released Bee Day stamp/die set and the Celebrate die set from Pink and Main.

I started with stamping a bunch of the images on alcohol friendly cardstock and used my Copics to add colour. Then I cut them out with the coordinating dies.

I also die cut a sticthed circle from textured light blue cardstock and a bit bigger scalloped circle from black cardstock and layered them on top of each other. I stamped the sentiment from the stamp set on the bottom using my stamp positioner as I had to stamp it a few times to get the ink into the cracks of the textured cardstock. I felt I needed some more pink so I die cut the Celebrate sentiment from pink cardstock.

I wanted a tiny bit of colour in the background so I took the Four point star stencil and very lightly applied a light yellow ink directly on the white card base.

Then I assembled the card, arranged the images and adhered them with liquid glue. Even if I did not use 3D foam squares, the card has dimension thanks to the rounded edges of die cutting. And it is going to be easier to mail this way.

As a finishing touch I used a clear shimmer pen on the wings and glossy accents on the banner. To make the bees pop I used a black glaze pen on the stripes and also on the hole of the beehive. It gives a sharp and shiny black finish, I love it!

Hope you enjoyed today’s inspiration and will check back later today for more fun! See you soon,

Zsofi

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:

Pink and Main Blog

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

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

Guess Whooo loves you?

Hello Everyone,

I have a cute, masculine love card on the Newton’s Nook Designs blog today. I am totally into owls this winter, and the Love Owl-ways stamp set is absolutely one of my favourites. Aren’t these birds just the sweetest?

I started with stamping and colouring the owl couple using warm grey copic markers. I cut them out with the coordinating dies. I also die cut some white and grey trees from the Forest Scene Builder die set and also some speech bubbles (Lawn Fawn die) to hold my sentiments which I stamped in black.

I chose an orange plaid patterned paper from the Lawn Fawn Perfectly Plaid paper pad and a grey toned one from Reverse Confetti. I cut the latter to a strip, matted it with dark grey and arranged the scene. I layered the grey trees and speech bubbles under the white ones tiny offset to create a shadow. It makes them pop off the background.

The owls I mounted with 3D foam squares and stamped an additional sentiment on the orange patterned paper to finish the card. A little bit of glossy accent I had to add to the beaks, but I did not use any further embellishment this time.

I hope you like my card and got inspired. Hope you pop in again tomorrow for some more fun projects!

See you,

Zsofi