Tuesday, January 26, 2021

Sushi Party 4-Pack | Pink and Main - "Roll With It"

Hello Everyone!

I’ve got a Sushi Party to share today! I am totally in LOVE with the new “Roll With It” Stamp and Die Set! So much so that I had to stop myself after I made the four cards that I’m going to show you today (and I’ve still got ideas for about half dozen more cards in my sketchbook!) 

I thought I would start by showing you some of my reference photos and the resulting sketches I used to create these designs. This time I Googled "Sushi Menu" graphics and there was enough on-line inspiration for a thousand different cards! These are the four graphics that inspired my projects...and as you can see, they aren't ever copied directly but instead used as a guide for my final design. Sometimes it's the angles of the shapes, the color palette, or even the way the separate pieces fit together. It can also be an overall style or the way a background pattern works with the foreground - I believe you can always find something to inspire! : )

I then transfer these ideas to a notebook by drawing quick sketches which help me scale the ideas down to my card size. Here are the corresponding drawings...sometimes they start as a slimline card and then switch to an A2 or change from a horizontal to vertical layout! When I start with a sketch, the time it takes me to complete a card is usually cut in half and this allows me to make more cards!!!

Now on to my sushi party - I started by stamping all of the images multiple times with VersaFine Onyx Black Ink onto 100# white card stock. The images were then water colored and/or fussy – die cut.

For the first card, I stenciled the Petite Petals Pattern with Black Soot DOI onto red card stock and spattered the panel with gold paint. I used the largest of the Nested Hexagon Dies to cut an omit into the stenciled panel. I lightly ink blended the outer edges of a top-folding A2 card base with Scattered Straw DOI and added strips of black and gold metallic papers at the bottom. The stenciled panel was backed with craft foam and adhered to the card front. I attached the die cut images and the heat embossed sentiment strip into place with glue and/or foam tape. 

I just love this red/black/gold color palette and those cute Kawaii images!!!

The second card is based on a photo I saw of sushi being served on a woven bamboo mat. I used the Sunburst Slimline Die and die cut kraft card stock multiple times. This gave me lots of 1/8” strips, which I used to create the mat. Once it was assembled, I glued it onto a white card stock panel measuring 4” x 5.25” and trimmed the overhang with scissors. This panel was adhered to a top-folding black A2 card base, the die cuts were attached with foam tape and I carefully stamped the sentiment using the MISTI; a few gems were added for a bit of bling!

Card #3 is a bright all-occasion design and I once again used the Petite Petals Stencil with Twisted Citron DOI to create a vertical band along the right side of the layout. This panel (3.75” x 5”) was heavily sprayed with shimmer mist and spattered with lime green pearlized paint. Some of the die cuts were glued directly onto the panel and the rest were popped up with foam tape. I used a partial sentiment from the Spring Sentiments Stamp Set and stamped it using the MISTI. I added some of the new All Occasion Glitter Enamel Dots and glued the top panel onto a top-folding A2 card base. 

The last card is a small appetizer plate filled with sushi goodness! I spattered a piece of red card stock with gold paint/Candy Apple DOI and fussy cut the triangular shape to use as my plate. A piece of black card stock was glued onto a top-folding horizontal A2 card base and striped paper was added onto both sides. After spattering a white card stock panel (3.75” x 5”) with gold paint, it was glued to the card front. The plate was attached with foam tape first and the sushi die cuts were added on top. The chop sticks were glued directly to the panel and the sentiment was stamped using the MISTI. A few matte gold sequins finished up my final card!

Thanks so much for sticking with me for this longer-than-usual post! This new release has so many wonderful images and I hope you will be inspired by all of the creative Design Team projects found on Pink and Main’s Facebook and Instagram Pages!


Have a great day and stay safe!



  1. Ah these are fantastic!! I love the wee sushi rolls, how cute are they!!!! I love seeing your workings for how you came up with the LO, Hazelxx

  2. What a fun selection of stamps and sentiments,you've created 4 fabulous colourful card, impossible to pick a hope hugs Meg x

  3. Rachelle, I'm such a sushi lover - these faces!!! Oh my gosh, your cards are really adorable, and fun!

  4. How cute! One is cuter than the next :).

  5. Awww these are so cute Rachelle!! I love the adorable images and your gorgeous coloring! It's great to see your inspiration and sketches! I hope you are doing well.
    Hugs, Tammy

  6. Love these sushi designs Rachelle. Fabulous colouring.

  7. Such a fabulous cards! Thank you for joining us at Crafter’s Castle! ❤️ Hugs! Mynn xx

  8. Adorable creations! Thank you for sharing at Make My Monday. Hope to see you again. ~ DT MaryV xx

  9. Fabulous, Wow! Loving them, they are so different, smiled at your sketches that's what I do, Ha Ha. Thanks for sharing with us at Make My Monday. Caz. DT