Friday, March 23, 2018

Pink and Main & Misti team up!

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So now on to my project...ok--project"S"! I went a little crazy this time. I just couldn't stop creating! I can not express how much having this Misti Stamping Tool changes the card making game. I was able to mass produce all of these cards in no time. Most were done in under an hour. That's with embossing and making the alcohol ink backgrounds! Pear that with the adorable, high-quality, stamps at Pink and Main, and it's a WIN-WIN!

I have lots to share with you, and I tried my best to take photos along the way. First, let me share some of the products used (a complete list of materials, with links, will be a the bottom of this post).

and here are the 5 cards I created...yes 5! I had way too much fun. More details on the process below.

Below are step-by-step photos of how I achieved the stamped collage using the set, Seas the Day. First, I cut a transparency sheet to fit inside the Misti. Second, on the underside of the cover, I placed the 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 piece of white card stock and lined my stamps on top, face down. This allowed me to see exactly where the images would stamp. After securing the transparency with Misti's heavy duty magnets (2 come with the original size), I flipped it over to adhere the stamps to the transparency. The reason I used the transparency was so I was able to take them off and on without losing their position. This helped tremendously. Thanks to Jennifer McGuire for yet another inspiration!  Now to stamp on the piece of paper, I adhered it with temporary tape that way if I didn't get a good crisp image I could re-stamp it perfectly. This worked out really well and you will see that I inked it up with clear embossing ink (WOW!) and embossed it in gold. This is actually the only panel I didn't make into a card. I have other plans for it! 

I feel like this is pretty self explanatory, but I wanted to show my alcohol ink products used to achieve these cool backgrounds. I did discover something during this process. Which I am sure many people already know. I only have a few alcohol inks (right now, that will change!) but I wanted to create a soft green card. DING, light bulb went off...Copics are alcohol markers!!! Yes, I just thought of this in this way. Don't laugh! I was able to scribble the different Copics on a non-stick mat and pick it up with the felt squares. I needed to use quite a bit of the blending solution to keep it wet, but it actually worked!! I achieved the lighter green card above, with that method. The last picture is a warning that it's messy, but fun! :)

I wanted to showcase another awesome technique using the Misti. This is probably the most useful and one of the most popular uses. It's amazing and I seriously don't know how we stamped before it. Having the Misti allowed me to line up the "Smile" and "It Looks Good On You" sentiments perfectly in that circle. Not only that, but as you can see, the progression the stamp didn't come out perfect. I actually needed to stamp it 3 times. By the end it was fab! This is achieved because the Misti keeps your stamp and paper in place which allows you to re-ink it as many times as needed.

Pink and Main Materials Used

Other Materials Used


I hope you enjoyed my projects as much as I enjoyed making them. Don't forget to keep on hopping and commenting to be eligible to win. 


Wednesday, March 21, 2018

It's Your Day Birthday Card for Pink and Main Stamps

Hello there,

I have a cool masked card to share with you today. I used the newest release from Pink and Main stamps. These were in honor of their 4th birthday. The product links will be at the bottom of this post.
First I stamped and die cut the cake, hat, and little boy from the Birthday Kids set. I love how intricate the boy and his balloons cut out. I colored them using my trusty copics and added dimension to the cake with stickles. I added a little highlighting with a white gel pen. Nothing too fancy as I wanted the background to pop. I used a standard A4 white card for the base. Embossed the sentiments with WOW! Embossing Powder in white.
Below are detailed instructions on how I created the masked heart background. I used Pink and Main's new surface inks which created awesome blended colors. What I like best about using these is they are very vivid, blend easily and dry quickly. If you haven't tried them they come in convenient small cubes which makes it much more economical to collect all the many colors. Which by the way, they coordinate with our paper pads! :)

Pink and Main Supplies:
Birthday Kids Stamp SetBirthday Kids Die setBirthday Boy Glossy DotsDouble Stitched Heart DiesBoutique Surface Ink PadFire Engine Surface Ink PadSunny Sky Surface Ink Pad
Other Supplies:
White WOW! Embossing Powder and InkRanger Mini Blending ToolMarvy Reminisce White Gel Pen, Stickles, Copic Markers, Blue Post-it tape
Hope you enjoyed the project. Don't forget to check out Pink and Mains blog here and Pink and Mains shop here

Crafty hugs,
Pam Pease 😊

Friday, March 9, 2018

Pink and Main New Release SNEAK PEEK

Hello, welcome to my little bit of the world! Today I am sharing two cards that sneak peek some awesome products coming tomorrow to the store. BIG things to celebrate this month as it's PINK AND MAIN'S 4th BIRTHDAY! What an amazing 4 years it has been. It has been such a pleasure to watch this company grow. Congrats to Michelle Currie and we are so looking forward to many more years of your fabulous products!

I wanted to showcase how easy it is to change up a card for a boy or girl, using the same stamp set. Of course Pink and Main's new paper pad, stamps, etc. make that easier. I used my trusty Copic markers this time. I love how all the colors just pop with that paper. You also spy the new banner dies coming tomorrow. I am in love with these. They come in lots of sizes and dimensions. I can see these being used for cards, home decor, party decorations, scrapbook pages, etc. Stay tuned as I know you will see lots of examples in the days to come.

Hope you enjoy the peek!