Rainbow butterfly

Hello Everyone, it is Zsofi here with a clean and simple butterfly encouragement card.

I started with applying Asphalt Surface ink with a stencil brush through the Four Point Stars stencil on textured white cardstock. I made sure to apply the ink heavier in the middle and lighter towards the edges of the paper. Then I ran it through my die cutting machine with the largest Stitched rectangle die to give it a nice faux stitched edge.

Then I stamped and coloured the butterfly from the Spread your wings stamp set using Copic markers. I love anything rainbow so I had to make a rainbow butterfly. I used the coordinating die to cut it out an added a good amount of shimmer to it all with a Tonic Aqua Shimmer pen. I also embellished it with some white gel pen dots and added Glossy Accents to some parts of the image. When it was dry I mounted it on my stencilled background with 3D foam squares.

I decided to stamp 2 sentiments as I thought they go so well together thanks to the same font. I used my regular black ink for that. As a finishing touch I scattered a bunch of clear sequins all around the card.

I hope you enjoyed this simple yet so bright and cheerful card. Till next time, happy crafting!

Zsofi

 

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Season of Change and Clouds Stencil Sneak!

Hello, everyone! It’s Lynnea and I have a sneak peek at the August release! The release will go live on Monday the 20th and you’re going to love it! It’s packed full of all kinds of autumn goodness! You’ll be able to find all of the items from the August release in the “new” category of the shop on Monday!


 

I made my cloudy background using the new Clouds stencil and some Sunny Sky ink. This stencil is super amazing for creating backgrounds! And bonus! If you flip it over…you can make waves!! All of my little critters and sentiment came from the Season of Change stamp set. The bear is my FAVORITE! I just love him! I watercolored all of my images and used the coordinating dies to cut them out.

 

 

I wanted to have something to ground my scene, so I used a piece of patterned paper from the Sunrise paper pack and die cut it with one of the Scallop Waves dies. I used the Stitched Rectangles die set to add stitching detail to the edges of my card. I stamped my sentiment onto the new Stitched Top Note dies and added it to my card!

 

I hope you like this little peek at the August release! I can’t wait to show you more!

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Perfect Cover Plate for Fall Cards

Hello Everyone and welcome to another day of Pink & Main August release preview!

Cover Plate for Clean and Simple Card

Ksenija is here today and I will share my first project with the new supplies coming to the shop on August 20th. Mark this day in your calendars!

This new release will be full of cosy seasonal images and includes several very handy dies.

To make my card I used two products from the new release – Seasons of Change stamps and co-ordinating steel dies and Basket Cover Die.

I die cut a bear bearing a pumpkin and three branches with acorns and stamped the images in alcohol friendly black ink. Then I coloured all the images with Copics.

I find this bear image to be one of the cosiest on the market for this season. Look at its expression, so darling! I really love adorable details Michelle is adding to critters. Have you noticed tiny hearts on its paws and patches on its elbows?

To create an easy background for my card I blended several shades of Distress ink onto a card panel and die cut a dimensional background using Basket Cover Die. Following die cutting I distressed it slightly with the dark shade of ink.

For my sentiment I used a phrase from the same set of stamps Seasons of Change and heat embossed it in fine white powder down onto a red card stock stripe.

To assemble my card I glued the Basket die cut with micro dots to a white card note, and the sentiment banner on top of it.

The bear and three acorns are popped up with a foam tape for extra dimension.

To finish off my card I used a glitter glue on the acorns and the pumpkin.

Basket Cover Die helped me to complete my card quickly and add dimensional detail just in a moment. To make this background you do not need to blend inks perfectly, openings will hide any imperfections.

Thank you so much for stopping by and do not forget to pop in later for more sneak peeks from my teammates.

Have a great day!

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Autumn Greetings

Hey everyone it is Tracy here with you today and I am beyond excited at the latest release. Michelle has created yet another awesome release and being a huge fan of things autumn (and coffee) I was so excited when it dropped through my letterbox.

One of the main things I am excited about is an awesome new die called Wreath Base dies which is what it sounds like, it a basic wreath shape (there is also a fab Hello word die included in the set) and there will be add on dies to go with the seasons to work with the wreath, the first one is Fall Wreath decor dies and it includes so beautiful leaf and autumn themed dies, as well as some halloween themed dies. The funny thing about this die is that I actually had an idea about a die like this several months ago so I am so glad that Michelle had the same idea and brought it to life because this die is a must have in my opinion.

Can you tell I am excited about this release yet ?

For my card I went full on autumn and had so much fun. 

I started out by die cutting all the elements from the Fall Wreath Decor set that I wanted to use and using Spectrum Noir Sparkle Pens coloured them all in and left to dry.

Whilst they were drying I used Distress Oxide inks and inked up two pieces of Neenah solar white card, I added some water droplets and also added some Spectrum Noir Sparkle splatter too so that it tied in with the elements.

I then heat embossed a sentiment from another new set (which is insanely cute) Called Full Friends. onto a piece of Kraft card that I trimmed to just under A2 size.

Once the Oxide pieces of card were dry I used the wreath die to cut out two wreaths which I then adhered to the kraft card panel, with the second wreath I made sure to curl some of the leafs to add dimension.

I then randomly adhered all the elements, I didn’t pay much attention to where I adhered stuff, and now looking back I would have added a few more leaves. 

I love the embossed detailing on the pumpkins and acorns, and look at all the sparkle.

Once everything was dry I adhered the whole piece to a dark red A2 top folding notecard. 

The new release goes live on 20th August and you will be able to find it by clicking here.

Make sure you check out the blog everyday up until then for lots of inspiration from my lovely team mates.

Also don’t forget to share your Pink & Main creations with us on our Facebook group.

Have a great day and happy crafting.

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Pumpkin Spice Sneak Peek

Hi there!  It’s Andrea with you today.  Fall is my favorite time of year, and I’m so excited about Pink & Main’s August release because it’s all things fall!  I couldn’t resist playing with the new Pumpkin Spice stamp set first because I love pumpkin muffins, pumpkin waffles, pumpkin-flavored creamer, pumpkin handsoap … you get the idea, right?

Aren’t those images so fun and yummy?!  I stamped everything with Memento Tuxedo Black ink before coloring with Copics.  I used the coordinating dies to cut out the images.

I created a 5″ square cardbase and gold heat-embossed a sentiment from Pumpkin Spice in the center.  I trimmed some patterned paper from the Sunrise paper pad to a 4 3/4″ square, die-cut the center with the Stitched Circle Dies, and adhered it to my card.

With the new Wreath Base Dies, I die-cut wreaths from two shades of green cardstock and layered them around my sentiment.  I attached my colored images with foam tape and added some white highlights, Clear Sparkle Overlay, and Glossy Accents.  I finished the card with a few clear sequins.

Have a great day!  All of the new products will be available on August 20th, but in the meantime, sit back and enjoy the fabulous sneak peeks the designers will be sharing – maybe even with a Pumpkin Spice Latte. 🙂

 

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