Super-sized hugs – Pink and Main

Hello Everyone,

I am back again with a little sneak peek at the cute Super-sized stamp and die set from the fabulous July Release at Pink and Main – available on 20th July!

I love food themed sets and this one is super cute as you can stamp the funny faces on each. I stamped them all on Bristol Smooth cardstock and used Tombow markers to add colour. Then I cut them out with the coordinating dies.

I also die cut a Stitched star from green cardstock and one from heavy weight vellum and used tiny drops of liquid glue at the stitch lines to adhere them together. In this way the glue doesn’t show through.

For the background of my card I chose a green gingham from the Something Whimsy paper pad and cut it down to cover the full front of an A2 sized card.

After heat embossing a sentiment with white embossing powder on a thin strip of black cardstock I arranged the die cut images and popped them up with 3D foam squares. The sentiment banner as well.

As a finishing touch I added some google eyes and glossy accents to the straw, mustard, tomato and the front of the french fries box. I added some white gel pen details and scattered some clear sequins all around.

I wish you like today’s inspiration and will pop in again soon for more! Until then, get your shopping list ready and happy crafting!

Zsofi

Let’s make memories – Pink and Main

Hello Everyone,

I am back today with a clean and simple card for your best travel buddy made with some stamps and dies from Pink and Main. Be it your better half or a friend, this design will suit anyone. Such a nice way to say hi before a trip.

I started with stamping some of the smaller images from the Travel buddy stamp set, coloured them with Copic markers and cut them out with the coordinating dies.

I cut a strip of white cardstock to be 2,25*5,5 inches, stamped 2 of the sentiments from the set with brown ink and matted it first with a tiny wider aqua cardstock and then with dark brown. I love the layered look, so easy yet still effective!

For the background I chose a very summery wooden plank patterned paper from the gorgeous new The shore paper pad and adhered it to an A2 white card base.

I assembled the card using 3D foam squares to mount the coloured images. As a finishing touch I added glossy accents here and there and scattered some aqua jewels all around.

I hope you got inspired to use the smaller images from your stamp sets to create fun cards with! Until next time, happy crafting!

Zsofi

Aquarium shaped card – Pink and Main

Hello Everyone,

I am here today with a fun aquarium shaped card. I love big dies like the one in the Fintastic die set from Pink and Main which allows me to go creative and make shaped cards. So unique!

I started with making my card base. I had a top folding white notecard and just placed the aquarium die on it with the top hanging off the folded part tiny so it does not cut through. I had to run it through my die cutting machine a few times to cut 2 layers of heavy weight cardstock.

Then I stamped the images from the Fintastic stamp set and coloured it with Copic markers. I used the coordinating dies to cut them out and arranged my little scene. Before adhering the images to the aquarium, I used a clear shimmer pen to add some sparkle to the water.

I stamped a sentiment from the set on the top using black ink and adhered the scene to the card base.

As a finishing touch I used a Copic blender pen to add some dots to the water and made the same with a white gelly roll pen too.

I added some white highlights to the images and used glossy accents on the pearl, the fins and the wave. I finished the mini card with 3 iridescent bubbles from Studio Katia.

I hope you like today’s inspiration and you will give it a try. Until next time, happy crafting!

Zsofi

It’s 5 o’clock. Cheers! – Pink and Main

Hello Everyone,

Iam back today with a very refreshing card I made with the newly released Happy Hour stamp set from Pink and Main. Isn’t it perfect for any summer birthdays? Even for guys. Or just because 🙂 I love lemonade in the summer heat!

I started with a strip of Bristol Smooth cardstock and stamped couple of the drinks from the Happy hour stamp set with waterproof black ink. I coloured them with Tombow markers and stamped a sentiment on the top with black ink.

I also decided to add some Cheers! as well which I stamped in green around the glasses. I gave this panel a black mat and adhered it to a piece of green bouquet patterned paper from The Shore paper pad.

As a finishing touch I added some clear shimmer to the ice cubes and emphasized all the fruits with glossy accents.

I also added some yellow and green gems which add so much to the fresh look.

I hope you liked my card today and will check back later for more fun projects.

See you soon,

Zsofi

Sending you sunshine – Pink and Main

Hello Everyone,

The new June release from Pink and Main is almost in the shops, only one more sleep! Are you excited? So many gorgeous inspiration so far! I have one more for you using the fabulous The Shore paper pad and the fun Summer Wreath Decor dies.

Summer means flip flops and sunglasses and water for me. I am actually just preparing for a mini vacation in the Alps in Austria with my kids and friends and imagining the crystal clear lakes there inspired my card.

I started with creating the lake scene: I cut an A2 sized piece from the water patterned paper and a small strip from the wooden one. I used 3D foam tape to pop up the wooden panel on the background as if it was the pier.

I die cut the flip flop base from blue fun foam and added the topper from white cardstock. I embellished it with a flower sequin. The sunglasses I die cut 3 times from peacock cardstock and once from black to inlay as a glass.

I cut a corner of a special fun foam which is furry and reminded me of a fluffy towel. On this I adhered the sunglasses, the glass part I filled with glossy accents for extra shine and tuck a seashell under it which I die cut from Desert Storm cardstock and inked with Gathered Twigs Distress ink.

On the water I adhered a die cut Sunshine sentiment and stamped the rest from the coordinating stamp set above it with black ink. A few iridescent jewels finished this cool card.

I hope you like today’s sneak peek and inspiration. Get your shopping lists ready as all the new release products will be available tomorrow!

Sea you soon,

Zsofi

Starfish wishes with Pink and Main

Hello Everyone,

Iam back again with a sneak peek of the gorgeous new release coming on the 20th June from Pink and Main. My card features a few of the new items: the Mermaid Tail stencil, the Starfish wishes stamp/die set and also the Reverse Scallop Circle dies!

I started with creating an alcohol inked background on Yupo paper using purple, pink and teal shades. I applied the inks with a little felt applicator using a dabbing motion. It really looks like deep see for me!

Then I stamped and coloured the cute seahorses with Copic markers, and used the coordinating die to cut them out. I added some extra details with a white gel pen and a sparkle pen and also used glossy accents to make them look shiny.

For the background I laid the Mermaid Tail stencil on a peacock cardstock and applied Peacock feathers distress oxide ink. Before removing the stencil, I sprayed it with an iridescent sparkle spray for a subtle tone-on-tone shine. When it was all dry, I heat embossed a sentiment on the bottom of this panel using white embossing powder.

I cut the alcohol inked background with a Stitched circle die and framed it with a purple and a white Reverse Scallop Circle die. I layered them on top of each other a bit offset, I love the look and dimension I got this way! I popped up the seahorses with 3D foam tape and my card was all done.

I hope you got inspired and enjoyed this sneak peek. Check back later for more inspiration with the new release.

Till next time, happy crafting!

Zsofi

Congrats! It’s a boy!

Hello Everyone,

I am back again with my second post for today with a cute baby card, perfect for sending congratulations to the new parents. I made it for a new baby boy, but it can easily be adapted for a girl too. The goodies I used to create this card are all from Pink and Main.

I started with stamping the baby and some accessories from the Bundle of Joy stamp set. I quickly added some colour with my Copic markers keeping the colours used very minimal: light brown and blue. I used the coordinating dies to cut them out.

I also die cut a stitched star from white cardstock and also from a pretty golden metallic one. I used the Congrats die set to cut the sentiment from the same cardstocks and layered these on top of each other.

For the background I chose a blue toned patterned paper with foiled stars on it from the Galaxy foil paper pad (the best ever!)

I assembled the card using liquid glue and popped up the coloured images with 3D foam squares. The only embellishment I used was a touch of glossy accents on the jar and the hearts on the bottle.

I hope you enjoyed today’s inspiration and you will be back tomorrow for more fun! Till then happy crafting!

Zsofi