Inlay techniques – Happy Birthday my Friend

Hello Pink and Main friends! It’s Donna here, and I have a bright summery card to share with you today that matches perfectly the weather here in Tokyo. We’ve had record temperatures for this time of year, and we actually have the cooler on.

I am a huge fan of cover dies. I love the way they can be used as backgrounds, or as the main feature of a card. For today’s card I have used a partial inlay technique and lots of bold colours. The die used is called Flower Cover dies.

Firstly, the background panel for my card is a nice strong grey, which helps the other colours to really pop. The main cover panel is in a bright white (I used Neenah solar white 80lb) I’ve chosen really bright colours for the flowers from my stash of card stock.

I ran the white card through my die cutting machine with the cover die, and cut the ‘outlines’ first. I adhered this to the grey panel. I then ran small pieces of coloured card stock through with the die. If you ran whole panels through, you could make several cards at once and save time, but I was using up scraps, so small pieces it was, one per flower. I worked one flower at a time, adding liquid glue to the centres and petal areas and transferring the coloured petals across. This took a surprisingly small amount of time.

To make the sentiment for this card, I chose to use the very bold Birthday Script stamp, and emboss the main part of the sentiment onto vellum with white embossing powder. The vellum was cut using one of the Pink and Main Stitched Rectangles dies.

I then stamped and white heat embossed the smaller words onto ‘Pink and Main pink’ card stock. (How else would you describe that colour?) This was for two reasons. Firstly, I like the pop of colour. Also from a construction point of view, that gave me two anchor points for some dimensional tape that would be well hidden. I also used foam tape behind the white sentiment; the script is bold enough to allow space to hide tape.

That completes today’s card. I love the 70’s hippie feel of the flowers and bright colours.

Until next time,




Bright Side with Mindy Eggen

Welcome everyone! I’m excited to be guesting with Pink & Main and their May 2019 release! I fell in love with this Bright Side stamp set!

I normally like to create bright, bold backgrounds but in my watercolor experimenting, I thought it would be fun to try and create a pastel background for my rainbow.


I have a video showing you my process down below or you can view on my Youtube channel.

I have a video showing you my process down below or you can view HERE on my Youtube channel.

I started by stamping my images out onto Neenah Solar White card stock with copic friendly ink. Then colored with copic markers and die cut out with the coordinating dies that you can purchase separately.

For my background, I’m using Liquid Watercolors from Hero Arts on the Waffle Flower Water Media Mat. I’m using the colors Pink, Orange, Dandelion, Leaf, Deep Ocean and Purple. I’m going to add about 3-4 drops of water to each color to tone the colors down and help create the pastel look.

To do my watercoloring, I’m adding water to a piece of Canson Watercolor card stock. This is the wet-on-wet technique which is the easiest for me to work with right now. I apply each of the colors across my card stock and dry with my heat tool. I was very tempted to go back over the colors but held myself back.

Once the panel was dry, I trimmed it down with the Stitched Rectangles die. I layered this to a piece of white card stock using foam tape and then added to card base made from Mermaid card stock.

I attached the rainbow and sun to the front of my card with foam tape for more dimension. My sentiment is also from the Bright Side stamp set in which I heat embossed with White embossing powder onto Mermaid card stock to coordinate with the card base. I trimmed this piece down and added to the card front with foam tape.

I hope you enjoyed today’s inspiration ! Thank you so much Pink & Main for having me!

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Sweet wedding

Hello Everyone,

It is Zsofi here with a sweet wedding card I created with the newest release from Pink and Main.

I started with stamping the cake and the champagne from the Happily Ever After stamp set on smooth white cardstock and coloured them with Copics. I imagined a pink-gold card so I kept the colours simple. I used the coordinating dies to cut them out.

I also die cut 4 frames from gold cardstock using the Cloudy frames dies and used liquid glue to adhere them together. I added heavy weight vellum to the back of it.

Then I worked on the background. On Bristol Smooth cardstock I stamped the Sprinkles background stamp with Picked Raspberry Distress Oxide ink. As this ink is a slow drying one, I could easily heat emboss it with clear embossing powder. Then I applied Worn Lipstick Distress Oxide ink on the whole panel very gently.

When the background was dry I die cut it with the largest die from the Stitched Rectangle 2 die set. I assembled the card on a top folding white card base using 3D foam squares to pop up the cake and the parts of the champagne glasses hanging off the frame.

I also stamped a sentiment (I love the pretty hand written font) on white cardstock with Delicata Gold Pigment ink. It matched my frame so well! As I was afraid that the ink smears, I covered it with clear embossing powder and melted it with a heat gun. I fussy cut it with my scissors leaving a bit of a white frame and popped it up on the bottom of the frame.

As a finishing touch I covered the champagne with a clear shimmer pen and added glossy accents to the decoration. Such a happy card with a lot of shiny details to “touch”.

I hope you liked today’s inspiration and will come back soon for more!

Until next time, happy crafting!



Bright Side!

Hello, friends and welcome back! I think we all know that rainbows are super hot in the crafting world right now so to keep that momentum going, I’ve used the brand new Bright Side Stamp Set along with its co-ordinating dies for my card today. There are a lot of rainbow themed products out there right now, but this is one of the most beautiful and unique sets there is. I LOVE how this set is illustrated. And I have to admit that the clouds in this stamp set are my favourite…ever!

I went with a fairly clean and simple look. I lightly blended some light blue ink onto the card base and added some water droplets. I silver heat embossed all the images and used Zig brush markers to colour.

I added that cute, smiling peeking from behind the rainbow, it’s so sweet! I die cut quite a few raindrops and added them below the clouds. Of course, I had to add some glitter pen to the clouds and drops!!

I love this set so much and hope you can pick it up for yourself! In fact, here’s something that may help you out..

Thank you for stopping by and happy shopping!!