The Best Friends are Crafty Friends!

I am so excited to be able to show you some cards created with the NEW Release of Pink & Main, the Crafty Stamp Set.   So very cute with all of the sweet crafty supplies.  I went gaga over the paint rollers!  The paint rollers let me get messy with watercolor and show a rainbow of color. These cards may be clean and simple to make, however the colors really add a punch.  This stamp set has so many other sweet supplies, you will need to tell me your favorite!

Here is a  little paint pallete that I also have showing off a watercolor rainbow.

You color my world happy:

 – Trim one sheet 8.5 x 11 white card stock score and fold in half to make an A2 base.
 – Cut white card stock piece 2 x 2 in.
 – Cut a black card stock piece 2.1 x 2.1 in.
 – Stamp images in Asphalt Surface Ink.
 – Die cut and color in the image.
 – Stripe water color lines of color down from behind the palette diagonally.
 – With a clear water brush dilute the lines for a lighter wash.
 – Stamp setiment in Asphalt Surface Ink.

The best friends are craft friends:

 – Trim one sheet 8.5 x 11 white card stock score and fold in half to make an A2 base.
 – Cut white card stock piece 4 x 5.25.
 – Cut a black card stock piece 4.1 x 5.3.
 – Stamp images in Asphalt Surface Ink.
 – Stripe water color lines of color down from the paint rollers.
 – With a clear water brush dilute the lines for a lighter wash.
 – Emboss sentiment onto black card stock with white embossing powder.
 – Adhere sentiment strip onto the card base with double sided foam tape.

Pink & Main Supplies Used:
Crafty Stamp Set
Crafty Die Set
Surface Inks:  Asphalt
Other Supplies Used:
White Card Stock, Black Cardstock, Embossing Heat Gun, Static Tool, Embossing Ink, White Embossing Powder, Die Cutting Machine, Paper Trimmer, Glue Tape Runner, Liquid Glue Pen, Double Sided Foam Tape, Acrylic Block.

I hope that you are able to share love along the way as these brilliant and creative designers feature the newest Pink & Main “Must Haves” that you will find irresistable!

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Sew Perfect

Many years ago, I and several others moved to Ohio from NY with a company.  We were all pretty young and terribly homesick (and missing pizza, egg creams and knishes!)  The group started a bowling league, we had cookouts and celebrated birthdays together. One gal, Debbie, and I struck up a friendship and we decided to take sewing classes at a local Singer store.  While our friendship has lasted 38 years, our sewing hobby, well…that only lasted a few years:) 

These adorable new Pink & Main goodies reminded me of Debbie and my sewing adventure! My cards today feature the new Sewing stamp set and coordinating dies and Quilt Die both available in the new release on October 25th.

For the first card, I cut a pattern from Pumpkin Spice pattern paper with one of the Stitched Rectangle Set 1 dies for the background.  With the new Quilt Die, I cut dark brown cardstock for the ‘frame’ and then cut several patterns from Pumpkin Spice pattern paper, and inlaid the pieces into the ‘frame’.

These sweet sewing images were embossed with WOW Metallic Gold Rich embossing powder and popped up with foam dots.

My next card follows the same recipe as the first, but I changed the colors using a dark brown cardstock for the base and cut ivory cardstock with the Quilt Die for the ‘frame’.  The sentiments in the Sewing stamp set go so perfectly with the stamp set images.  My friend, Debbie, is going to get a kick out of receiving this one!

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I Don’t Bow….

Hey lovelies, Tracy here with you today sharing a card I created using one of the new products being released later this week (25th).

I have used the new stamp set called Bowtiful along with some of the Surface inks to create this card.

I started off die cutting a circle piece of masking paper and stuck that in the centre of the card to make sure there was a clean space left for the sentiment.

Then starting off with Salon Surface ink and the smallest bow stamp I started to stamp over the piece of card, once that was done I repeated it but with Rose Garden Surface Ink & then with Stop Sign Surface Ink.

Once that was done I used WOW Gold embossing powder for the sentiment, this set has some great sentiments, and I am a sucker for a punny sentiment so I just had to use this one.

For the background I used a piece of patterned paper from the Beach Babe Paper Pad and adhered it to a top folding A2 note card.

I adhered the main panel on top and then to tie the gold sentiment in with the rest of the card I added some Nuvo Drops in Bright Gold.

I think this stamp set is a must have because it has so many uses and you will certainly get yours moneys worth from it.

All the new products will be released on Thursday 25th October and will be able to be found here.

Thank you so much for stopping by today, I hope you have an amazing day.

 

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Happy Halloween

Hello Everyone,

It is Zsofi here with a “not too spooky but rather cute” card for the upcoming Halloween. I used older products from Pink and Main, which is always fun. I love to go back to enjoy and rediscover my stamps and dies.

For my Halloween card I stamped and coloured the images from the Witch House stamp set. It is so whimsical, I really enjoyed using unrealistic colours. I used the coordinating dies to cut them out. It makes the edges so rounded, I could never achieve that with scissors!

I wanted a dreamy background for my scene, so I used Wilted Violet Distress Oxide with the Clouds stencil to make a night sky on a top folding white card base. I added purple, black and white splatters when I was done and spritzed it all with a clear shimmer mist. We can never have enough sparkle, can we?

I also die cut a piece of patterned paper from the Not too spooky paper pad using the Stitched Scallop waves die set, and backed it with a black wavy piece. I white heat embossed a sentiment on it.

I assembled the scene using liquid glue and 3D foam squares. I also stamped an additional 2 sentiments in black, it adds to the background and makes the scene complete. As final touches, I used a clear shimmer pen and glossy accents to emphasize some details. I also added some funny Eerie eyes from Doodlebug to the frog, and mini google eyes to the poisonous pot. Instead of doing the same with the bats, I simply used a black glaze pen to make their eyes shining.

I hope you got inspired and you will dig your stash and re-visit older sets. Until next time, happy crafting!

Zsofi

 

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Pink & Main and WOW Embossing Powder Blog Hop!

The Pink & Main design team is thrilled to be collaborating with WOW! Embossing Powder for a super fun Blog Hop!  Leave a comment along the hop for a chance to win a $25 Gift Certificate to the Pink & Main store!

WOW! Embossing Powder

Pink & Main

Andrea

Ankita

Dana

Donna

Jackie

Jaine

Jeannie

Jo

Julie

Kathy

Kimberly

Laurie

Lynnea

Michelle

Olga

Raluca

Riikka

Tracy

Yasmin

Zsofia

For my first project, I started with the new Pink & Main Bag Die (available on October 25th) which I cut from light gray cardstock. I created a front panel by cutting hot pink cardstock with one of the Stitched Rectangle Set 1 dies. For the main piece, started by making a distress oxide ink background. I made a stencil from the Basket Cover die, used transparent paste and then Wow! Embossing Powder White Puff to emboss.  I LOVE this powder…it really puffs up to create a great texture!

The bow is from a new stamp set and coordinating die called Bowtiful coming in the October Pink & Main release (available October 25th) which is embossed with WOW! Embossing Powder Metallic Gold Rich Pale.  This sweet little skater and snowflakes are from the Snow Sweet set and coordinating dies.  Love this sentiment from the Deck the Palms set!

The Design Teams are excited to share their projects with you!  Hope you’ll hop along with us and be sure to leave a comment along the way for a chance to win!

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