Glue Dots and Pink & Main Blog Hop

We are so excited you joined us today as we join our friends at Glue Dots for this fun and inspiring blog hop.
You have reached the last stop of the hop. Remember to leave a comment at each blog to be entered in the giveaways.

We are offering a $25 gift certificate to our shop. The winner will be announced on this post, Wednesday September 26th.

 

If you made it here first and want to participate in the hop, here is the complete line up:
Glue Dots
Tracy
Robyn
Lynnea
Amanda
Ilina
Samantha
Zsofia
Dawn
Jeannie
Melanie
Jackie
Grace
Andrea
Danielle

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Snow one like you….

Hi there!  Kimberly Wiener joining you on another Pink & Main Release Day with some SNOW SWEET friends.WOW, these guys are so adorable they crack me up.  I imagine they are on a first date.  They are shy and neither want to fall.  What a sweet card!

What’s your FAVE?  Love to have you let us know!!!

Snow One Like You

– Trim one sheet 8.5 x 11 white card stock score and fold in half to make an A2 base.
 – Die cut Stitched Circle Dies on white card stock,
 – Sponge Die Cut Circle with Barbershop Surface Ink and Salon Survey Ink, blend well.
 – Emboss snowflakes on upper portion of Die Cut Circle.
 – Ink snow people images on watercolor or card stock paper with Asphalt Surface Ink.
 – Die cut snow people and color with copics or watercolor as desired.
 – Glue circle die cut down, adhere snow people with double sided foam tape.
 – Add white signo pen dots as snow flurry to die cut circle, and images as desired.
 – Add Sentiment below images.

Pink & Main Supplies Used:
Snow Sweet Stamp Set
Snow Sweet Die Set
Surface Inks:  Asphalt, Barbershop, Salon
Other Supplies Used:
White Card Stock, Die Cutting Machine, Paper Trimmer, KOI Water colorbrushes, Glue Tape Runner, Sided Foam Tape, Ink Blending Tool, Acrylic Block, White, Signo White Gel Pen.

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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Deconstructing Stamps | Deck The Palms

Hello Everybody!

It is Ksenija here and I am bringing a happy news to you. The September release is hitting the store today!

I will give you another look at the funny Christmas stamps set – Deck The Palms.

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A fan of coloured pencil, I think of colouring images with pencils as soon as I see outline stamps without details within the outline. Deck The Palms is just perfect for colouring, specially with pencils, and I am sure many card makers will enjoy it.

These stamps come with co-ordinating steel dies, however today I made a one-layer card without die cutting.

I started with stamping the flamingo image down to a light green card panel trimmed to 4″ by 5 1/4″ in black ink. Then I made a mask for the bird by fussy cutting it out of low tack paper and covered with it the bird image.

Deconstructing Stamps

I stamped down the right palm off the edge overlapping it with the flamingo impression, and then to the right I stamped down the left palm.

All images are coloured with pencils. To ground the palm trees I drew an interrupted horizon line.

Shadows from objects always help to build perspective and to make picture realistic. If you are not sure about a shadow shape of an object, here is a simple trick. Place the same stamp under the impression with a smooth side down to the card stock. This will give you an idea how the shadow can look.

Deconstructing Stamps

To finish off my card I decorated the palm trees and the wreath with enamel drops for added dimension and foam mounted the panel to a white card base.

Deck the Palms is a playful unusual Christmas stamps set and I will make more cards with it for sure. If you are colouring enthusiast, definitely add this set to your stash.

Thanks for stopping by today and happy shopping!

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Christmas Calories Don’t Count!

Hi, everyone! It’s Lynnea and I have a sneak peek at one of my most FAVORITE Christmas stamp sets! It’s called Sweet Christmas and it’s full of all kinds of yummy Christmas treat images! It’s part of the Pink & Main September release which will be available in the New Release section of the shop on September 20th! You don’t want to miss it!

 

 

I started with a card base made from Bristol Smooth cardstock and used Versafine Onyx Black ink to stamp a row of the Christmas cookie icons from the Sweet Christmas stamp set. I also added two sentiments below the cookies and heat embossed everything with clear embossing powder.

 

 

I used watercolor brush pens to color in all the images. Nothing too fancy – I wanted to keep to a traditional color scheme – so I used a light brown for my cookies, green for the tree icing, and red for the circle cookie icing. Once the color dried I went in with a white gel pen and added white dots to the the ornaments on the tree cookie and to the garland and colored in the snowflake. I gave everything a healthy coating of Glossy Accents and finished off with some Antique Gold Nuvo Drops!

 

 

I don’t know about you, but I make a TON of Christmas cards to send to friends and family and this is a PERFECT card to mass produce! You can use a stamp positioner and make a bunch super quickly! Thanks for joining me for this card tutorial! Make sure you check out the Sweet Christmas stamp set and the rest of the release on the 20th!

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I’m in love! (They’re snow sweet!)

Hello crafty friends. Donna here, and I really am in love! Every month I think that the Pink and Main release is my favourite yet, and then along come these guys! Aren’t they adorable?

And the next release date is soooo close!

I coloured these little guys with copic markers, choosing colours that were either very light or very bright, so they’d pop against the darker background that I had planned. I used the same colours across all of them so that the card would not be too busy, and would look like a whole. I chose a lot of yellow, being the complimentary colour to the blue/purple of the background, as I love this combination.

I used the tiniest bit of pale pink for the cheeks, and light blue greens for the snow on both the snowmen and the ground. I then cut them all out with the matching die. See how the die even cuts out the space between his legs? So clever! I would not want to be doing that with scissors!

The background sky was made by blending Distress Inks onto the card stock. I used a piece of tape to mask off the ground, and used mid to dark blues, and even some black around the edges of the sky. This stamp set comes with some small star images and I white heat embossed these to add some twinkle to the sky, as well as some splashes of perfect pearls. The snowy ground was done with copic markers, just making some horizontal shadow shapes where I wanted the cuties to be.

You can see one more little snowman in this picture that didn’t make it onto the card. I’ll have to find another special place for him. Stay tuned!

Until next time, happy crafting! I can’t wait to see what lovely goodness you all create with this new release.

Donna

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