Tuesday, January 19, 2021

Valentine's Day Card | Sneak Peek - Pink and Main "Rawr" Stamp & Die Set

Hey There!
I've got a great sneak peek for you today featuring a some awesome new products from the upcoming Pink and Main January Release! First off is an adorable dinosaur stamp and die set, "Rawr", that includes this handsome guy is delivering an oversized Valentine's Day Greeting! This set is a wonderful collection of dinosaur images mixed with tons of hearts & banner decorations!

The images were stamped, watercolored and die cut...don't you just love that cute speech bubble?? I used a couple of the beautiful pattern papers from the new release to set the scene in my card layout and cut the soft aqua paper with one of the dies from the new "Layered Ovals" Set. The size increments in the Pink and Main Layered Shape Die Sets are stepped perfectly and I can always find the exact size I need! 

The floral pattern paper was die cut and glued down first and then the aqua oval die cut (which I backed with backed with thick craft foam) was adhered on top. Dino and his speech bubble were popped into place with a double layer of foam tape and I added a few heart embellishments to up the "cuteness" factor!

It was so much fun basing my coloration on the gorgeous palette in the new "All Occasion Florals" Paper Pad and I can't wait for you to see all of the other patterns!

Thanks so much for joining me today and get ready for tomorrow's amazing release!  There's always new inspiration over on the Pink and Main Blog - Instagram - Facebook Page!

Take care and have a great day! Rachelle


Saturday, January 16, 2021

Valentine's Day Card | Graciellie Design - "Puppy Kisses"

How about some Puppy Kisses?

This little gal is ready to go in the kissing booth just for you! Graciellie just released her latest sets including, "Love Puppies", complete with wonderful dog images, sentiments and pattern papers!


I used the wooden planks from Gracie's "Hang In There" Set for my booth construction (see below) and after printing the images out on light kraft card stock, I colored the planks with Prismacolors and fussy cut the pieces. 

The background panel was ink blended with Salty Ocean and Picked Raspberry DO Inks and adhered to the A2 card front. I watercolored/fussy cut the puppy and die cut the sentiment with a stitched heart.

I assembled the kissing booth onto the cloud panel and popped the heart/puppy into place with layers of foam tape. I finished the card with a heart garland tied to the top and a few sequins.

Thanks so much for joining me today and I hope you will head over to Graciellie Design to check out these great new sets!


Take care - Rachelle

Friday, January 15, 2021

Valentine's Day Card | Pink & Main - Sneak Peek January Release


I'm so excited to share a sneak peek with you today featuring wonderful new products from Pink and Main's upcoming January Release! I combined the new "Wide Stripes" Embossing Folder with images from two of the new stamp sets to create this pretty feminine card!  

I began by stamping the large floral-trimmed heart from the new "Always" Stamp Set in Antique Linen DO Ink on two separate panels and created a stencil from one by trimming out the heart outline. The heart was ink-blended through the stencil, spattered with pearlized watercolors and then the floral element was colored with a no-line painting technique. A gorgeous scripty sentiment from the new "Cherry Blossoms" Stamp Set was heat embossed onto the ink-blended heart and the finished piece was die cut. I also stenciled the “Garden Gate” Pattern onto the front of a horizontal A2 card front.

My idea was to create a ‘white-on-white’ wood trim effect in this design - so I combined the striped texture from the new embossing folder as a vertical “wainscoting” panel at the bottom and the scalloped stitched band was cut to size from a section of the “Blessings” Slimline Die Frame. This simple trim piece layer joined the panels together perfectly! The die cut image was popped off the front with foam tape and I added a few of the new “All Occasion” Glitter Enamel Dots for a bit of sparkle!

Thanks so much for joining me today for this quick sneak peek! I can't wait for you to see all of the new products in this month's release - stay tuned for more reveals!


Take care - Rachelle

All Occasion Card | Alphabet Challenge - "U" is for Umbrella


I don't know about all of you but I'm looking for any excuse to find some sunshine and rainbows right now! It's been hard to stay positive this past week but this card has reminded me to "Choose Joy!" The new theme at the Alphabet Challenge Blog is "U is for Umbrella" and I put together products from Hello Bluebird, Ellen Hutson and Pink Fresh Studio to come up with this CAS card!

I stamped, colored and cut all of the images. The window omit was die cut from a 130# white card stock panel and backed with craft foam. I die cut a slightly larger circle from the front of a top-folding A2 card base, added the accent paper strips at the bottom and the window panel was glued into place.

I attached the rainbow through the scallop window and popped up the clouds with foam tape. The pig was glued directly to the card front and I love how he's tucked under the overhanging rain clouds! I stamped the sentiment using the MISTI and added a few aqua hearts on the inside, which would show through my window. 

Thanks so much for joining me today and I look forward to seeing your "Umbrella" Projects in our Alphabet Challenge Gallery!

Challenge Submissions:

Try It On Tuesdays - Uplifting or Positive Quote

Unicorn Challenge #61 - CAS

Die Cut Divas - Frame It January 2021

A Bit More Time To Craft - #132 - Anything Goes

Pearly Sparkles Challenge Blog #58 - Beginning With "P" - Pig

Creative Moments - #206 - Anything Goes

Take care! Rachelle

Birthday Card | Sparkles Challenge - Big Birthdays Ending in "0" or "5" | Angie Blom Digital Designs - Birthday Girl Sass


We've got a great birthday challenge starting today over on the Sparkles Monthly Blog - show us your projects for BIG Birthdays ending in either "0" or "5"! This card was designed for a good friend of mine who will be turning 60 this year and I used the "Birthday Girl Sass" image from Angie Blom Digital Designs. 

I inked smooshed a card stock panel with Carved Pumpkin, Worn Lipstick and Picked Raspberry Distress Oxide Inks, and sprayed it with shimmer mist. The Sass Girl was printed, watercolored and trimmed to size. 

I created/printed my own sentiment strip, die cut a couple of fishtail banners from coordinating pattern papers and assembled all the pieces together after first framing the inked and image panels with black card stock. This is such a great digital stamp and I will be able to use it for so many different occasions!

Thanks so much for joining me today and for taking the time to comment! We can't wait to see your big birthday projects in our Sparkles Monthly Gallery!

Additional Challenges:

Take care - Rachelle