Flower Cover with Pink & Main

Welcome everyone! I’m excited to be guesting over on the Pink & Main blog with this beautiful Flower Cover die from the May 2019 release.

I love cover dies because there are so many things you can do with them. I like to create backgrounds behind mine. I have a rainbow watercolor background that I created using Dr. Ph. Martin’s watercolors on Canson Watercolor card stock.

I die cut the Flower Cover die from white card stock and added to the watercolor panel with liquid glue. I trimmed the panel down to 4″ x 5 1/4″ with my Tim Holtz trimmer and added to an A2 size white card base.

I die cut the word Hello from black card stock and attached to the center of the card front. For some sparkle, I added Nuvo Shimmer Pen over my die cut word.

I hope you enjoyed today’s inspiration! Thank you Pink & Main for inviting me!

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Pink & Main Bright Side

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.

VIDEO DETAILS

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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Pink & Main 5th Birthday Party Blog Hop

I’m thrilled to be joining in the Pink and Main 5th Birthday Blog Hop. A big Congratulations to Michelle! I’ve know Michelle for a long time and she is just the sweetest. I’m so proud of her and what she has accomplished with her business. I have two cards to share with you today. I’ll have the blog hop list at the end of the post so be sure to check it out.

PRIZE INFORMATION

Michelle has some amazing prizes to give away!! Leave a comment on each stop (we love to hear from you!) and 5 random people will be chosen to win a $50 gift certificate to the store!! Comments need to be left by March 24th and winners will be announced on the Pink & Main blog on March 25th.

CARD DETAILS

I have a very colorful card to start you off! This was a background I created inspired by Jennifer McGuire when she was swiping the alcohol inks across her Yupo paper. I adore the rainbow and lines it creates! Perfect for birthdays!

I die cut the word Celebrate from Pixie Dust Glitter card stock and layered on top of 2 more layers of white card stock using liquid glue. I die cut the shadow piece from Vellum and adhered to my colorful panel. I’m only applying the liquid glue behind the letters so then my glue won’t show through on my Vellum.

The sentiment is from the Celebrate stamp set in which I stamped in Clear Ink onto Black card stock and heat embossed with White Embossing Powder. I trimmed this down to a thin strip and added to my card panel with foam tape.

My next card is using the Party Balloons stamp set. This set is really cool because you can add designs to your balloons! How fun!

I used various inks from Gina K Designs to stamp my balloons including, Lovely Lavender, Wild Lilac, Passionate Pink, Innocent Pink, Tranquil Teal, Sea Glass, Key Lime, Lucky Clover, Wild Dandelion, and Tangerine Twist. Then holding in place with Thermoweb Purple Tape, I die cut my balloons using the coordinating dies with my Gemini Jr.

I also created the balloon strips using Pixie Dust card stock for some sparkle!

For my background, I used a piece of Bristol Smooth card stock and ink blended Spun Sugar on one end and Squeezed Lemonade on the other end with my Life Changing Blender Brushes.

I die cut the word Celebrate from Black and White card stock and off set it a little when attaching with liquid glue. This makes it appear as a shadow behind the words.

I hope you enjoyed today’s inspiration! These are great staple stamp sets to have in your stash for birthday cards!

BLOG HOP INFO

Here is a complete line up of the Blog Hop. Be sure to leave your comments along the way for a chance at the Prize! Your next stop is Kathy!

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Watercolor Florals – Pink & Main

Lots to show you today! I sat down and really had some fun with colors for this one. 
Today’s card is featuring the Thinking of You stamp set from Pink & Main. I made three different background with the same stamp. I did the same technique for each but just switched up the colors. 
The main technique is creating this watercolor background using Distress Inks. I’m using a piece of Canson watercolor paper measuring an A2 size notecard. I’m going to take two colors, in this first card it’s Festive Berries and Fossilized Amber Distress Ink, and rub them onto the paper. Then I will heavily spray the card with water and tilt it around for the colors to mix. 
The two mixing together create this vibrant orange! I dab up the excess water that pooled around my edges and then dry with my heat tool. Once completely dry, I’m going to sandwich this in a piece of printer paper and run through my Big Shot to flatten it down. 
I stamp my image onto the cardstock using some Amalgam Ink from Gina K Designs and the Misti tool. Since this is watercolor paper, it is textured and I will need to stamp it twice to be sure I get in between all the fibers of the paper.
Then, I’m going to use my Cool Grey Copic markers to lightly add some shading in my flowers to give them dimension and make them pop off the card a little more.
Once I finish coloring, I’m going to stamp the sentiment in the middle of my image. 
For this card, I used Mermaid Lagoon and Mustard Seed Distress ink. There is also an image on this stamp set of these cute little dots in which I added around my image just for fun. 
This next card is the one I create in my video. My sentiment wasn’t very clean and left some marks which I wasn’t completely thrilled with. To correct this, I stamped the sentiment onto some Black cardstock and heat embossed with Silver Embossing Powder. 
I then added it to the middle with some foam tape. I finished it off with these beautiful glossy dots. 
These are so fun and easy to create! You can create some soft or vibrant backgrounds to go with anything with this technique. 
Once I had the cards laid side-by-side I actually liked the strip of black cardstock better then just stamping right to the front.  Regardless, they came out amazing!
I hope these inspired you to give this technique a try. I was very inspired by Jennifer McGuire and Kelly Latevola in these techniques. 
Copics Used
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You can view my process in my video down below or HERE on my youtube channel. 
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Pink & Main Release!

Welcome back everyone! Today I’m sharing a card using a stamp from the new May 2018 release from Pink & Main! These are some absolutely gorgeous stamps in this release and some amazing new dies! 
I’m taking a piece of Neenah Desert Storm cardstock and prepping it with a powder tool to remove any oils or static. Then using my misti tool,  I stamp this floral background onto my cardstock with Versamark ink and heat emboss with white embossing powder. Once cool, I use the stitched rectangle die to add the stitched frame border to it. Then I layer it with white cardstock and add to an A2 size cardbase made from Neenah Desert Storm cardstock.
I cut the Thanks die from white glitter cardstock added to a vellum piece that I cut with the shadow die and added to the front of my card. I also stamped out this sentiment from the Thanks stamp set and added under my diecut piece.
There are so many amazing stamps and dies in this release! I hope you check them out!

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