Snow sweet card trio

Hello Everyone,

It is Zsofi here with you. Are you excited about the new release? Tomorrow all new products will be available, but to make the waiting more pleasant, I brought you a card trio I made using the Snow sweet stamp/die set. Sometimes when I really love the images of a set, I make multiple cards with the same sketch, just varying the colours and sentiments to make them look different.

I started with selecting the patterned papers from the Frosty paper pad. I love the colours in this pad, I think I need another pack of it for this season.

Then I stamped and coloured the images with Copic markers trying to match the colours of the papers I chose as much as I could. It is amazing how united the design gets this way.

The next step is to decide on the sketch. I was longing to use the Scallop and Nested Hexagon dies, so I die cut 2 matching sizes from coloured cardstocks and patterned papers from the Frosty paper pad.

I also cut strips of cardstocks to heat emboss the sentiments on with white embossing powder. I gave these strips a bit of a bling by matting them with silver glitter paper.

I chose different patterns for the backgrounds and assembled the cards. I embellished the images with a clear shimmer pen and glossy accents. And on the card with plain aqua background, I added some tiny snowflakes and white jewels as snow. This is my favourite of all, I love these little details on it.

I hope you got inspired and getting your wish lists ready for the release day tomorrow! Till next time, happy crafting!



Tropical Holiday

I’ve always lived in cold weather climates, but it would be fun to celebrate the holidays in tropical weather!   Well, with today’s sneak peek I got a little taste of what that would be like playing with the new Pink & Main Deck The Palms stamp set and coordinating dies!

For my first card, I used pattern paper from the Jolly 6×6 paper pad that I layered onto a piece of white cardstock.  Using one of the Stitched Top Note Dies, I cut an opening in the top/center of the layered piece.  On the card base, I sponged yellow ink at the top of the opening; blue in the center then cut cork for the bottom to look like sand. The Deck The Palms images were copic colored, die cut with the coordinating dies and adhered with pop up dots.  The sentiment was stamped on the smallest Stitched Top Note Die.

For my next card, I again used pattern paper from the Jolly 6×6 paper pad.  Remember the center piece I cut in the last card?  I used it here as the backdrop for this flamingo cutie from the Deck The Palms set! 

I added the holly/berries and sentiment to complete the design.  I must admit, I was a bit ‘tickled pink’ with how this one turned out!


Sending Bear Hugs – Sneak Peek

Hi everyone,

Ilina here this morning with another sneak peek of the September release.

For my card today I used the new set called Eskimo Kisses. Before I go onto my card, wanted to mention that the September release goes live on the 20th (Thursday).

To make my card I started by cutting a frame using the Stitched rounded rectangle dies from masking paper and adhered onto piece of white card stock. Next I die cut the bear and the ice from masking paper too. I arranged all the masking pieces onto the white card stock and created the ink blended background for my sky (I used pink, purple and navy shades). Once my background was done I splattered some white paint and some shimmer to it. Let it dry.

All the masking and leaving white border around the stamped image creates sense of dimension, but leaving the card still flat (one layer) and easy to mail.

Once it was dry, I removed all the masking paper (there will be white spot left for the bear and the ice. I stamped the bear, then masked it off (created another mask) and stamped the ice, so it appears as the bear is sitting on the ice. Colored the image with copics (you can use any coloring medium of choice).

Stamped the sentiment in black and trimmed the white panel down to 4″ x 5 1/4″. Using fun foam I adhered it to a top folding black note card.


Tropical Sneak Peek!!

Hello Pink and Main fans and welcome back!  Laurie here to share a sneak peek of an amazing new stamp set from our upcoming release!! I am so in love with this release and I know you will be too!!

I have often wondered what it would be like to celebrate Christmas on a tropical island or in a place where it doesn’t snow!!  I live smack dab in the middle of Canada and winters here can be brutal.  While I have been to tropical destinations, I’ve never been at Christmas. In my mind, it would look like this…

To see Christmas lights on palm trees with stocking strung between would be amazing!!  I created the background using Mustard Seed, Fossilized Amber and Barn Door Distress Inks to create a sunset look.  ALL the images in the new Deck The Palms stamp set are large and incredibly fun to colour!!  Of course it has c0-0rdinating dies to make your life easier.

I wanted lots of dimension to the palm trees so I used the die to cut some craft foam. This is the quickest way to add dimension!!  I did add a few white gel pen details to the stockings and Glossy Accents to the light bulbs.

This is just one of many incredible products being released this week!  You’ll be seeing a lot of inspiration from the design team!!

Thanks so much for stopping in!

Until next time…stay crafty!!




Warm Wishes

Winter may seem like a long time away, but it’s coming very soon…just like Pink & Main’s new release!  In the meantime, I’ve got a ‘cool’ sneak peek featuring the new Eskimo Kisses stamp set and coordinating dies!

These adorable images were so much fun to color and create a chilly winter scene with!  Using distress oxide inks, I created a blue/purple sky at the top of the card and crystal clear water at the bottom.  For the center, I cut glitter cardstock using one of the Scallop Waves Dies. I put some glitter snow glue on top of the igloo and white embossed the sentiment on the blue tag which was cut using one of the Arch Tag Dies.

Just a few more days before the release goes live…be sure to stop by again tomorrow for even more sneak peeks!