Floral birthday and Farewell – Pink and Main

Hello Everyone,

Iam back today with a bright and cheerful floral birthday card using some older goodies from Pink and Main. It is my last post for them as a Design Team member, but I am sure you will still see me using their stamps/dies and stencils as I love what they have! But enough of goodbyes, let’s dive in the card details.

I stamped and coloued some of the pretty bouquets from Gorgeous Vases using my Copic markers. I kept the colours the same: pink, orange and light blue. I used the coordinating dies to cut them all out.

I used the vase dies to cut some patterned paper from the Pastel Dreams paper pad. I made them sturdier by cutting them also from white cardstock and layering the patterned vases on top of these. I arranged my flowers on a 4,25*4,25 inches white piece of cardstock using 3D foam squares to achieve a dimensional look.

I really love the Vertical greetings stamp set but I could not decide which sentiment to use. So I chose 3 and stamped them on coloured cardstock. I adhered them on top of each other so only the sentiment shows. Isn’t it a unique design? And so easy!

As embellishment I added glossy accents to the flower centers and my card is all done! I can imagine this design with different colour combos. So versatile!

I hope you enjoyed my card today and all my previous Pink and Main projects. See you soon with more cheerful cards!

Big hugs,

Zsofi

Hello Beautiful – Pink and Main

Hello Everyone,

I am back today with a delicate, all occasion card I created for Pink and Main.

First I stamped the pretty butterfly outline from the Hello Beautiful stamp set with Versafine Onyx Black ink on Bristol Smooth cardstock and heat embossed it with clear embossing powder.

I added colour with Altenew watercolour brushes. When I thought it was dry I cut the panel down and stamped the antlers of the butterfly. I was just about to mat it with black cardstock when I realised that I smooshed the ink which was obviously not dry. I was lazy to start it over so I took my chance and spritzed the whole paper with water. I was very generous with it and moved the cardstock around to get the colours move and blend. I dried it with my heat tool and voilá – a saved but totally differently looking image was finished.

After matting it with black cardstock I adhered it to a top folding A2 sized notecard which I previously covered with a polka dot patterned paper from Something Whimsy.

I added a white heat embossed sentiment to the middle of the butterfly and embellished it with a bunch of glossy dots. It looks like jewel, so pretty!

I hope you enjoyed today’s inspiration and story. Come back over the weekend for another fun project!

See you soon,

Zsofi

Coffee…you’re unforgettable!

Hello Everyone,

I have another funny card inspired by my love for coffee 😀 This time I used stamps and dies from Pink and Main.

For this clean and simple design I first stamped the cute elephant from Ears to you and the little mug from an older set called Cocoa Cafe. I coloured them with my Copics and cut them out with the coordinating dies.

On a 3 inches tall and 4.25 inches wide white piece of cardstock I stamped a sentiment from Ears to you in black. I die cut the word Coffee using the Thin Aplha dies and Green Sparkle Sheet. I adhered them above the stamped sentiment and placed the sleeping elephant with the mug on top of the letters.

I gave the panel a black thin mat and chose a patterned paper from the Beach Babe paper pad as background. The only embellishment I used are tiny clay hearts which bring a little dimension to this otherwise flat card.

I will link this up to the Coffee Lovers Spring/Summer Blog Hop and to the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Anything goes.

Hope you liked my card today and will come back tomorrow for another coffee related cutie! 😉

See you,

Zsofi

Coloured pencil on grey – Pink and Main

Hello Everyone,

I brought you a fun technique today which I have not tried for a while. It is using coloured pencils on grey cardstock on a heat embossed image from Pink and Main.

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Heat embossing on its own is so pretty, I usually use white embossing powder or black, but today I wanted something more elegant. I used silver embossing powder on one of the images from the Terrariums stamp set on grey cardstock. Then I used my Prismacolor pencils to add colour to it. I started with the darkest shade next to the embossed lines and blended it out with a medium shade. I finished it off with the lightest colour, making sure that I get a nice blending. I still have a lot to practice but I love the delicate look coloured pencils give.

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I cut the panel down with a Postage die. While I was at die cutting I also cut the word Thanks from green sparkle sheet and adhered it under the coloured image. I stamped a sentiment from the Thanks to you stamp set under it with grey ink.

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I used liquid glue to add the panel to a white top folding note card and embellished the scene with a couple of light blue glossy dots.

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I hope you enjoyed today’s inspiration and you will come back for more.

See you soon,

Zsofi

Meerkat wishes – Pink and Main

Hello Everyone,

I am back with a very clean design, but versatile enough to be used for multiple occasions. I was playing with stamps and stencils from Pink and Main.

I started with the Mask it Square stencil and blended Tumbled glass Distress Oxide ink wih the Ergonomic Blending Brush in the middle of a 4.25×5,5 inch Bristol Smooth cardstock piece. Then I covered the blue square with the inner part of the stencil and moved the frame tiny to the right. I applied Mermaid Lagoon Distress Oxide ink. I did the same on the left side too. Then I covered the squares and repeated the previous step with Blueprint Sketch Disress Oxide. It is such a cool pattern and could be done with any geometric stencil and any colour combo!

Then I stamped the meerkat from the Meerkats stamp, coloured him with Copics and fussy cut him out. I used a black glaze pen on his eyes an nose to make it shiny.

I white heat embossed a sentiment on black cardstock and cut it down to be a small sign the meerkat can hold.

I used a stitched rectangle to cut down the stenciled background a bit and assembled the card on a kraft card base. The meerkat I popped up with 3D foam squares for more dimension.

I finished the card with tiny clear sequins. Isn’t it cute? Fitting any gender for any occasion, I really need cards like this in my stash! I hope I inspired you and you will pop in again soon for more ideas.

See you,

Zsofi

Celebrating mum – Pink and Main

Hello Everyone,

Mother’s Day is quickly approaching in America therefore I decided to bring you some quick but very pretty inspiration using a stencil and dies from Pink and Main.

I started with applying Tumbled Glass and Shaded Lilac Distress Oxide inks over the Daisies stencil. I love to use Bristol Smooth cardstock as it allows the ink blending like a breeze. It was a very quick process thanks to the Ergonomic blending brush. I also added a bit darker colours over the flowers (Dusty Concord and Wilted Violet).

Then I cut the panel down with the biggest of the Stitched Top Note dies. I cut another piece from black cardstock and layered it under the stenciled panel before adhering it all on a top folding white note card.

The sentiment is from the Special Day set, I used black and blue inks.

To make it even more special I used the Thin Alpha dies to cut the word Mom 2 times: once from black and once from purple Sparkling Sheet. I layered them on top of each other tiny offset and added them in the center of the stenciled piece. I finished the design with a few Glossy dots in the middle of the flowers.

I wish you enjoyed this delicate card. It is easy to customize for any occasion, not only for Mother’s Day.

Hugs,

Zsofi

A wooly great birthday – Pink and Main

Hello Everyone,

I am back today with a really fun card which I created for Pink and Main. I chose a Christmas set to make this super cool birthday card. I love to stretch my stamps and use them differently.

I started with stamping the llama from the Fa la Llama stamp set and coloured it with my Copics. Then I used the coordinating dies to cut it out.

I die cut two stitched stars: one from blue cardstock and one from thick vellum. I layered them on top of each other and adhered the llama in the middle.

I whie heat embossed a small sentiment from the Fa la llama set on black cardstock and cut it out with the Sentiment strips die set. I adhered it under the llama.

On a piece of Bristol Smooth cardstock I added Distress Oxide inks over the Petite petals stencils using the Ergonomic Blending brush. I love how easy it was to clean it in-between the colours on a scrap paper and the result is much smoother than if I used a sponge dauber. Incredibly pretty and easy to achieve! The colours I used are Blueprint Sketch, Peacock Feathers and Cracked Pistachio. I cut the panel down with a Stitched rectangle die.

I still needed a birthday sentiment, so I die cut it with the Happy birthday die from blue sparkle sheet. After assembling the card I added some blue glossy dots and embellished the llama and presents with a clear shimmer pen and glossy accents. Isn’t it cute?

I hope you enjoyed today’s card and will pop in again soon for more inspiration. Take care and stay at home (to craft)!

Hugs,

Zsofi

Floral birthday – Pink and Main

Hello Everyone,

I am back today with a pretty stenciled floral card I created for Pink and Main, it is matching the beautiful Spring weather we have here in Hungary. How much I wish we could all enjoy the smell of nature in full, without restrictions! But until we get through these hard times, let’s enjoy some delicate flowers on paper!

I was longing to use the Memow’s Roses stencil since I first saw it, it is so delicate and pretty! I chose simple Neenah Solar White cardstock this time with Distress Oxide inks: Peeled paint and Warn Lipstick. As I was not using any masking, I used a small blending brush which allowed me to ink the leaves and the flowers separately.

When the panel was dry I cut it down with a Stitched Rectangle die and matted it with a scalloped rectangle from olive cardstock. I love how the darker mat makes the flowers pop even more!

The Happy Birthday sentiment I cut from pink cardstock and the shadow from vellum to match the delicacy of the design. I felt I wanted an extra line so I white heat embossed a sentiment from the Special Day stamp set.

I finished the card with a couple of glossy dots in matching colour.

I hope you enjoyed today’s inspiration and will come back again soon for more! Big hugs and stay safe!

Zsofi

Stenciled Easter eggs – Pink and Main

Hello Everyone,

Iam here with you today to show you an easy stenciled Easter card, perfect for the last minute crafters. I used the Easter Egg stamps and Easter eggs stencil from the latest release of Pink and Main.

I started with stamping the bunny and the chic on white cardstock and coloured them with my Copic markers. I chose to fussy cut them this time, to give them another look.

Then I applied Distress inks on Bristol Smooth cardstock through the Easter eggs stencil at a diagonal: Picked Raspberry, Spiced Marmelade and Mustard Seed. Before removing the stencil I sprayed it with Tsukineko Shimmer Spritz. I love the subtle sparkle it gives to all the colourful eggs.

I did not want to cover the pretty background – which I die cut with a Stitched Rectangle 2 die – so i wrapped a strip of vellum around it and added 2 very thin guava cardstock strips to the edged. It helped to hide the adhesive also.

I added the critters and stamped a sentiment with Staz-on Black ink. Then I mounted the panel on a white top folding A2 sized notecard.

I will upload this project to the Simon Says Stamp Instagram challenge and to the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Spring moodboard.

I hope you enjoyed my card today and will pop in again soon. Have rest and stay at home for the holidays too!

Hugs,

Zsofi

Find a rainbow!

Hello Everyone,

Did you know that it is Find a rainbow day? I think when our world has turned upside down with the virus threat, we need to stay positive. We need to find our little rainbows daily. This thought inspired today’s die cut card, made with goodies from Pink and Main.

I started with die cutting the Rainbow die from coloured cardstock scraps. The clouds I cut from white cardstock, each one twice. I also cut a stitched rectangle from light grey cardstock and the Smile sentiment from blue violet, aqua and green scraps.

First I assembled the rainbow using a little bit of washi tape on the back of the biggest slice. Then I inserted the second biggest and so on until it was all one piece. I adhered it down to the stitched rectangle and placed one cloud at each end. The second cloud I popped up with 3D foam squares.

The sentiment layers I adhered tiny offset so all colours are showing. It gives dimension and a lot of interest to a simpl die cut sentiment. I finished it off with a matching sentiment from the Spring sentiments set, stamped with blue violet ink.

I covered the rainbow with clear shimmer and added a few silver glossy dots.

I hope you liked today’s inspiration and will come back for more. And I wish this little post helps you to find your own little rainbow today!

See you soon,

Zsofi