Pink & Main – Frightful & Delightful

Hi there! I’m over on the Pink & Main blog today with this fantastic and fun Day of the Dead Halloween card. As soon as I saw this stamp set, I wanted to try it out with the awesome Spider Web cover die. I just think they’re fun together.

For this card, I started with the background first. I die cut the spider web from vellum and cut a white A2-sized panel to blend some distress oxide inks. I used black soot, hickory smoke and pumice stone in an ombre effect. Then I splattered it with water and some watered down black acrylic paint. I set it aside to dry and stamped out my Day of the Dead images. I colored them with my copics and used the coordinating dies to cut them all out.

Moving on to assembly, I added foam squares to the back of my images and adhered them to the vellum spider web. Then I hid liquid glue behind those to adhere my spider web to the inked panel. Carefully, I spread a super thin layer of liquid glue on the corners of the spider web and adhered them to the inked panel as well. If your glue is thin enough, it holds but you can’t see it through the vellum. Then I glued the panel to a card base.

I decided to change things up and use a sentiment from Fall Sentiments this time. I stamped it with VersaMark and heat embossed it in white on black cardstock. I trimmed it into a strip and popped it up with foam squares.

Then I moved on to finishing touches which were some glossy accents on the candle flames and parts of the girl. Last, I decided to add a little shine with some baubles from my stash.

I just love when a card comes out even better than I imaged in my head. I just love this design and how the bright colors on the girl pop against the gray tones.

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Pink & Main | Pear Blossom Press Collab – Let Your Light Shine

Thank you for hopping along with us for the Pink and Main & Pear Blossom Press Collab Hop! For more inspiration, check out all of the stops in the hop!

To create my card, I started by stamping and coloring my images from Happy Fall. Then I used the coordinating dies to cut them out and set them aside. I cut a piece of vellum to A2 size and used my leafy stencil with mini blending brushes and dye inks. This takes a bit to dry so I took a break and came back later.

Next, I inked up a panel with my blending brush and orange ink and die cut it with the largest Reverse Scallop Rectangles. I laid the images out and started adhering the tree trunks with liquid glue and the scalloped panel over it. Now it’s time to add the EZ light from Pear Blossom Press.

As you can see from the photo, I decided where I wanted my button to be, stamped a “push me” sentiment and then with the front panel as I guide, I traced the battery pack so I would know where to glue it down. I used tear tape to adhere it so it was really stuck in place without waiting for liquid glue to dry.

This is when I added my images with a combo of liquid glue and foam squares. Then I lined the panel with foam strips to allow room for the battery pack and wires.

With a lot of back and forth and some temporary tape, I placed the lights where I thought I wanted them and put my front panel over top, pushed the light to test it and moved them around until I liked it.

I didn’t like how the lights showed through the bear though. So, as you can see in the picture above, I die cut another bear from white cardstock and glued it directly behind the other for an added layer. Then I taped my lights in place with tear tape. I just didn’t remove the top release paper. It holds them really well.

Finally, I popped my panel in place on my card base and tested it all out. Then I found a fabulous sentiment in Sunny Greetings. I stamped and die cut it and popped it up with foam squares.

Last, for finishing touches, I added some glossy accents to the bear’s nose, owl’s glasses and mushroom dots. This card is so sweet and fun! These EZ-Lights make this process and complete snap and totally stress free! So much fun!

And here’s a fun side-by-side look at the card on its own and all lit up! Isn’t it sooo much fun??? I just love how it turned out!

Now for the hop line up so you can continue on and keep the inspiration flowing.

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Pink & Main – Shine Bright

Hello everyone. I’m over on the Pink & Main blog today with this beautiful fall sunflower card. I always love watercoloring florals and couldn’t resist trying it with this new Sunny Greetings set.

I started this card by stamping and heat embossing my images from Sunny Greetings in gold on Bristol smooth cardstock. Then I set to watercoloring with my Zig markers and a water brush pen. Next, I used the coordinating dies to cut them out and decided on a final design for my card. I chose 2 sentiments from the set, heat embossed them in the same gold and die cut them with the sentiment strip dies in the coordinating die set.

I pulled out my sweater weather paper pad and used the largest layered rectangle die to cut it out. Then I took gold paper from my stash and used the third and forth from the largest layered rectangles together to create a frame. I glued these to my card base and arranged my flower images how I wanted them and glued them down as well. I trimmed the excess off the edges once the glue was dry.

Next, I popped my sentiment strips up with foam tape and decided I wanted a little extra sparkle. I pulled out some gems from my stash and glued them around the florals to round the design off.

I just love this set and have so many ideas with it. They are just screaming to be used all together on a slimline card next, I think. Stay tuned for that one.

I appreciate you sharing your time with me. Have a fabulous day!

Pink & Main – Blessed to be Your Friend

Hello everyone! I’m over on the Pink & Main blog today and I’m so giddy to share this fun card with you. I am loving the latest release and just had to make that cute owl from Happy Fall wiggle on an action wobbler. He was just asking for it. So here we go…

This card was a series of trial and errors so we’ll start with stamping and coloring the images from Happy Fall with my copic markers. Then I used the coordinating dies to cut them out. Then I moved on to the background. Multiple attempts at different sky configurations later, we have the third largest stitched slim line panel inked with the clouds stencil using my mini ergonomic blending brush and light blue ink. I die cut another of the same stitched slim line panels and inked one end up with green and the other with brown. Then I used a stitched hill die to cut them off and create my layered ground. I used liquid glue to adhere my layers together and then also glued down my tree and the branches.

I placed my own on an action wobbler and adhered him next, right between the branches on the tree. I used a combination of liquid glue and foam squares to adhere the rest of my images toward the bottom of the scene.

Next, I die cut the scalloped slim line die from the sympathy slim line die set from kraft cardstock. I popped this up on a white card base with foam tape and then popped my scene panel up on that with foam tape as well.

I moved on to finishing touches next. I added glossy accents to the owl’s glasses, bear’s nose, mushroom dots and acorn hat. Just a little shine to bring some interest to various parts of the design.

I didn’t want a sentiment to distract from my cute scene so I planned for it to go on the inside of this card. And since I was doing that, I colored extra images to decorate that too.

I don’t typically put anything on the inside of my cards and I’m really curious, do you?

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Pink & Main – Autumn Blessings

Hello there! I’m over on the Pink & Main blog sharing a really simple but beautiful die cut card today. I’m in love with this new leafy slim line die. It’s just beautiful and can look so different depending how you use it.

Today, I started with an oversized panel and ink blended distress oxides in aged mahogany, rusty hinge and wild honey. I spritzed it with water and blotted it dry. Then I took some gold watercolor and watered down black acrylic paint and flicked it all over the panel. Once this was dry I die cut it with the largest of the layered slim line dies. I adhered this to a white card base and moved on to die cutting my leafy slim line die 3 times from black cardstock. I used liquid glue to adhered these all together and then adhered it to my inked card front.

Then I die cut the “autumn blessings” sentiment and shadow from the blessings slime line die set. The words are cut 3 times from black cardstock and the shadow from iridescent vellum. They are all adhered with liquid glue as well.

I finished the card off with a scattering of iridescent jewels for a little added sparkle and interest.

I love the slight shimmer from the gold watercolor and jewels with the bold black die cuts and those distress oxide colors! I could see doing this card in a set with different background colors for each card. So fun!

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Trinity Stamps + Pink & Main – Hello Beautiful

Hi everyone! Today I’ve got an extra special card to share with you. I had so much fun mixing the colors and companies to create this beauty! The whole idea came about from the beautiful Metallic Poppies embellishments that are going live in the shop tomorrow! Everything just fell into place perfectly and I love it.

To create my card, I blended distress oxides on a 3.5×8.5 inch panel in ripened perssimon and mermaid lagoon. It took a little work but they blended beautifully! Then I spritzed it with water and set it aside. Next, I die cut the Trinity Stamps foliage frame from black cardstock and vellum. I flipped them opposite so the leaves didn’t match up and glued them together with liquid glue. Then I glued that to the inked panel.

Next, I pulled out the Hello Beautiful sentiment dies from Pink & Main’s recently released Beautiful Slim Line Dies. I cut the words from black cardstock 3 times and the shadow from vellum once. These are all adhered with liquid glue as well. Then I tucked it under the foliage frame and glued it to the inked panel as well.

To finish this gorgeous card off I glued a few of the new Metallic Poppies among the foliage and one on the dot for the “i” to finish things off. I added some Nuvo Crystal Drops in morning dew to the centers of all the flowers and popped my panel on a white card base.

These beautiful embellishments and 25 others will be available in the shop starting tomorrow! I hope you’ll stop by and take a look.

I appreciate you sharing your time with me. Have a fabulous day!

Pink & Main – Celabra La Vida!

Oh my goodess friends! I am SOOOOOOOOOOO excited to share with you that I have joined the Pink & Main Design Team! This is thrilling and going to be such a fun adventure! Today is my first card share over on their blog and I’m really excited about it! They just had a new release and I’ve been playing with the new goodies. I hope you love it!

To create my card, I started by inking a panel with distress oxides in blueprint sketch, picked raspberry and mustard seed. Then I used distress ink in black soot over the whole thing, using the mandala stencil. I spritzed it all with water and then ran it through my die cut machine with the larger of the new Beautiful slimline dies.

Next, I stamped and colored my images from Day of the Dead with my copics and then used the coordinating dies to cut them all out. I arranged them on my panel how I wanted and then adhered them with a combination of liquid glue and foam squares.

I didn’t want my sentiment to distract from the cool stenciled background or that cutie boy and his guitar so I kept it simple. I stamped and heat embossed it in white on black cardstock and trimmed it into a strip. I popped it up with foam squares. I adhered the whole panel to a black card base measuring 3.5×8.5 inches with foam tape for a little dimension. Then I moved on to finishing touches.

For those, I added some white gel pen accents to some of the images and then glossy accents to the candle flames and some details on the boy and his guitar. Last, I used liquid glue and adhered a scattering of confetti bits from my stash throughout the design. I really love how this finishes it off and makes the card feel complete.

I hope you enjoyed today’s share and found some inspiration to create something wonderful. Remember all the new goodies are for sale in the shop, so head over and check it all out!

I appreciate you sharing your time with me. Have a fabulous day!

Coffee Loving Cardmakers – Pink & Main Mermazing

Fancy meeting you here again! Today I’m over on the Coffee Loving Cardmakers blog with this fun card and tag combo featuring the Mermazing Coffee stamps and dies from Pink & Main. Keep scrolling to check it all out!

I’ve been wanting to try embossing with a background die for a while and this card just seemed like the perfect scenario to try it out. I did some ink smooshing with my Tombow brush markers to create the bright fun background and then, using the embossing sandwich for my die cutter, embossed the panel with the Neat and Tangled snake scales coverplate die. I trimmed it down to 4×5.25 and set it aside to work on the rest of my card.

I stamped, colored and die cut my images from Mermazing Coffee, not totally sure what I was doing with my card. Then I decided to cut a vellum heart using the Trinity Stamps nested hearts and heat embossed my sentiment. I attached my mermaid with foam squares.

I decided to add some jute twine around the background panel for a little fishy texture and then adhered my heart over that. I finished my card off with some Wink of Stella glitter brush pen on the mermaid tail, Stickles on her cheeks and heart in her hair and finally a scattering of Nuvo Crystal Drops across the design.

But I still had an extra image I didn’t use…so I thought a fun coordinating tag was in order.

I die cut the tag pieces from Newton’s Nook’s Fancy Edges Tag die set and adhered them together. I stamped the sentiment from Mermazing Coffee and also some hearts from the set too. I popped the image up with foam squares and added a little Wink of Stella glitter brush pen here and there for some extra shimmer. Then I thought it needed more so I grabbed the glossy accents and added some of that to the mug on all the pink areas…and then finished it off with some teal twine I had in my stash.

I hope you enjoyed my little project today and found some inspiration to create something wonderful.

I appreciate you sharing your time with me. Have a fabulous day!

The Stamping Village – Pink & Main

Hello again! I’m back with another installment from my goal to use each holiday seal from The Stamping Village Holiday Seals stamp set. Today we’re going to use the Pink & Main seal to make a bright and colorful ornament card.

This is one of those cards that really shows how fun it can be to mix and match from different companies. We’ve got Doodlebug papers showcasing this fun Pink & Main holiday seal, with Lawn Fawn dies to turn it into a hanging ornament. Then, to finish it off, I added Trinity Stamps peppermint candy clay accents around the background.

There is so much going on in this card but it’s super fun and cheery and works so well together. I did add Wink of Stella glitter brush pen to the red ring on the holiday seal and the bow for a little extra interest. I think it ties everything together with the silver glitter washi tape I added to the sides.

This card was super fun to put together and is a design you could easily change out the papers on and use the entire stamp set to make! How fun would it be to have the same overall design but a different seal on an entire set of 12 Christmas cards?!? Maybe a goal for next year. 😉

Have a wonderful weekend! I can’t believe it but it’s the last one before Halloween. Where has this year gone??? We’re headed to the pumpkin patch to soak up as much fall as we can!

As always, I appreciate you sharing your time with me. Have a fabulous day!