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

STAMPtember Exclusive with Newton’s Nook Designs

Hello Everyone,

I am super excited to share with you the newest STAMPtember collaboration set for Simon Says Stamp, this time with Newton’s Nook Designs!

This is an exclusive stamp set, available ONLY at Simon Says Stamp until supplies last!

For my cards I stamped and coloured the images on Copic friendly cardstock and coloured them with alcohol markers. I fussy cut them out leaving a little white outline.

To create the party scene, I die cut a rounded rectangle die (Frames and Flags) from heavy weight vellum from Simon Says Stamp and also from their Fog cardstock. The latter I trimmed down to a thin strip and adhered at the bottom of the vellum panel.

Then I arranged the party: a cat one and a separate one for dogs. I adhered all the images to the vellum using liquid glue or 3D foam squares.

I stamped the sentiments with black ink on white cardstock and die cut them with a small stamp die from the Frameworks die set. I also die cut a postage frame die from patterned paper from Doodlebug (Hello).

I assembled the card on kraft card bases, added iridescent jewels from Studio Katia as embellishments and covered the presents and balloons with clear shimmer. On the party hats, ribbons and noses I also used a drop of glossy accent.

I hope you like my cards and got tons of ideas for birthday scenes. Would be fun to mix them all and create a big cats&dogs party! If you like this set, hurry to the Simon Says Stamp website and purchase it quickly before it is gone!

See you soon with more inspiration!

Zsofi

Happy pumpkin spice season!

Hello Everyone,

Autumn really hit us hard yesterday with a 20 degrees drop in temperature accompanied with wind and rain. Sudden change in my mood too, as I immediately start longing for warm drinks šŸ™‚ I hope this cute Fall scene warms your hearts.

I started with stamping and colouring the images from the Pumpkin Latte set from Newton’s Nook Designs. I used Copic markers and cut it all with the coordinating dies.

To set the scene I also die cut a Fence from woodgrain cardstock, some grass from yellow cardstock using a Land Border die and a tree from white cardstock using the Forest Scene builder set. I added colour to the latter with Copic markers.

I chose a pretty aqua-yellow plaid patterned paper (Lawn Fawn Perfectly Plaid Chill) as the background and die cut a rounded stitched rectangle from aqua cardstock using one of the Frames and Flags dies. I cut the grass also with the same die to have the rounded corners and stitching details. I love texture and stitching details, so I used the SSS Stitched Whirl background die to add more details to the sky.

I assembled the scene, matted it with a slightly bigger navy blue rectangle and popped up the girl with the coffee with 3D foam squares. The sentiment I stamped on a white cloud shaped speech bubble with Navy ink.

I used twine as embellishment, added a bit of clear shimmer and a drop of glossy accent to the pumpkins, buttons and the scarf.

I will link this project to the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Anything goes, Simon Says Stamp IG Challenge Capture Fall and Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Something clear.

I hope you enjoyed today’s warm and cozy inspiration and will check back soon for more!

See you,

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

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

Pink and Main Fall Blog Hop

Hello Everyone,

It is my second post today, for my first card please click here.

Although we still have almost a month from the summer holiday, I was longing for some autumn colours. So I grabbed some fun stamps from last year’s Fall release from Pink and Main and created this cutie.

I started with stamping the bear with the pumpkin from the Season of change stamp set and coloured it with Copic markers. To decide on the colours of the scarf, I had to choose the patterned paper I was going to use as the background. I went for a cozy plaid from the Pumpkin spice paper pad.

Then I started die cutting: I cut the image with its coordinating die and also a blue an a dark reddish brown wreath with the Wreath base die. The Hello sentiment I cut from cream cardstock 4 times and stacked them together for dimension.

I cut a piece of vellum to be 3,75×5,5 inches and stamped the Happy Fall sentiment on the bottom with clear embossing ink and heat embossed it with brown embossing powder.

After assembling the card I took a black glaze pen and emphasized the eyes. I also added glossy accents to the pumpkin and the Hello die cut. A few golden jewels finished it off.

I hope you enjoyed this fall project and will come back soon for more inspiration (summery I promise). Please check out the rest of the autumn projects created for this Blog Hop.

See you,

Zsofi

Beary great day! – LDRS Creative

Hello Everyone,

I have a beary sweet card for you today which I have made with goodies form the latest release at LDRS Creative.

I started with die cutting a rounded rectangle from alcohol ink friendly cardstock using the new Scalloped Rectangle die set.

With a bit of masking I created a little scene with the Beary Great Day stamp set. I stamped the honey mug with Raven Hybrid ink first, covered it with a mask I made with masking paper. Then I stamped the wooden spoon, covered it with a mask again and finally stamped the bear himself and the bees. I coloured the focal panel with Copic markers. I love how big the bear is, totally fills the panel!

There are so many dies in the Scalloped Rectangle die set, I wanted to use them for a layered look. So I die cut the scalloped rectangle from green cardstock and the fancy rectangle from dark brown. I layered them under the coloured panel and adhered it all to a yellow patterned paper I chose from the Puddle Jumper paper pad.

I did not leave space for the sentiment, but no worries! The die set had a tiny die which was a perfect base for the words I wanted to use. I die cut it first from kraft cardstock and then stamped the sentiment using Coffee Bean Hybrid ink.

As a finishing touch I added some glossy accents to the nose of the bear and the honey spilling out of the mug. I also covered the wings of the bees with a clear shimmer pen for a subtle sparkle.

I hope you like my card and will pop in again soon,

Zsofi