Friday, May 25, 2018

Pink and Main & Clearsnap Blog Hop

Hi, Crafty Friends!! 
I'm so glad to be participating in the Pink and Main & Clearsnap Blog Hop!! It's always exciting when a couple of my favorite companies come together... talk about a HAPPY day!!

Welcome to our blog hop! We hope you enjoy the inspiration found on the team blogs from Pink and Main and Clearsnap.

I eagerly awaited Pink and Main's NEW May Releases. This release was packed full of heaps of FLORALS! And they are absolutely gorgeous!! 

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So, naturally, I wanted to show off a little something-something from these floral beauties. Afterall, it is Spring. And you know what they say... April showers, bring May flowers!! And today it's all about FLOWERS!!

Before I get into how I made my card, I wanted to let you all know that there are awesome prizes you could win from this hop... Pink and main will be giving a $25 gift code to their website, and Clear Snap will be giving away a prize pack valued at $25. All you have to do to win a prize is hop along the blogs and follow and leave comments on their posts. We will choose 2 random winners from the comments posted. We will post the winners on June 1st.

Make sure you visit the entire Blog Hop lineup listed down below!

Supplies Used

(Pink and Main)


(Other Supplies)
MISTI Stamping Tool
Strathmore Mixed Media Paper
Kuretake Clean Color Real Brush Markers
Light Green Cardstock

I started this card by placing my Floral Background stamp onto my MISTI tool. Then inked the stamp with ColorBox Premium Dye Ink- Rose and stamped the image onto mixed media paper. 

I almost always use a stamping tool with large stamps, especially background images. It's easy to miss areas because the images are so huge. The large areas make it difficult to get even pressure to the entire image. But, with a stamping tool, I can easily reink and restamp in the spots that need more ink.

 Once dried, I colored my stamped image with my Clean Color Real Brush Markers. First applying my darker colors then blending out with a lighter color.

I used the Stitched Squares Dies to cut out the entire image. This will be the base of my very large and very bold card front.

Then, I used the Pink (Cupcake) color from the FUN ColorBox Doodlebug Petal Point to shade along the perimeter and some of the white spaces of my card front. Adding the pink tones down some of the brightness of the oranges and greens against the white.

I layered my gorgeous background onto an orange and white polka dot patterned paper from Pink and Main's Pumpkin Spice 6x6 Paper Pad using my Xyron Mega Runner.

I used the Happy Dies to cut the word "happy" out of white cardstock and its shadow out of vellum. 

Then, cut a banner from Kraft cardstock using Thin Fish Tail Banner Dies.

I ran the word and shadow through a Xyron 3" Sticker Maker and layered and attached the "happy" onto the banner.

Then stamped the phrase "YOU MAKE MY HEART" from the Happy For You stamp set with Clearsnap's Black Mixed Media Ink.

I adhered the banner to the card front then attached the card front to a 6"x6" card base.

As a final touch, I used the smallest orange dots from the Birthday Boy Glossy Dots to accent the centers of my orange blooms.

And here is my finished card...

I really hope you enjoyed my project for today!

Don't forget to visit my teamies for more Pink and Main & Clearsnap inspiration!

Here is the lineup for the hop… enjoy!

Mitsyana (YOU ARE HERE)
Jessica (GO HERE NEXT)

Thanks so much for stopping by!

And as always...



  1. So pretty as always! Love the colors you used!! 😊

  2. Your card is happy and gorgeous. I love your coloring and the bold sentiment. Thanks for sharing.

  3. So pretty! I love your color choices.

  4. Amazing card and wonderful step by step pictures!!

  5. Absolutely stunning! Such a beautiful card. Thanks for sharing!!

  6. Great explanation of technique and beautiful card!

  7. your card is so pretty, love your coloring. talented

  8. Lovely card! The coloring is so nicely done.

  9. Your coloring details are just amazing! Thanks for sharing your process!

  10. Absolutely stunning! I'm a huge fan of your creations and this one is no exception, the floral background looks amazing! Have a wonderful weekend!

  11. Gorgeous, loving those vibrant colours and then the contrast of the Kraft banner. Lovely. Tracy ❤️

  12. This is busier than i would normally make, yet it still works. Great ideas!

  13. I love the pink and orange together. WHAT A COMBO

  14. Wow this card is so gorgeous! Awesome tutorial!!

  15. Gorgeous card! Love the background you made!

  16. Beautiful background! I need to try the dye ink.

  17. The coloring is fantastic.
    Beautiful background stamp.
    thanks for sharing

  18. Beautiful card! Great job coloring!

  19. Stunning card! Great photo tutorial, too.

  20. Oooooohhh!!! That is just lovely!!

  21. Gorgeous card! Love that pretty background you created! Beautiful colors!

  22. Gorgeous card my dear colorista! Love those fabulous layer, so pretty and your card makes me "Happy"

  23. As always fabulous card Mitsyana! Love the bright colors and stamp too! <3

  24. Beautiful card. Love the colors and background.

  25. Oh how beautiful
    your card is! Love
    the colorful papers.
    Carla from Utah

  26. Gorgeous card, but then again... all of your projects are! Have been a follower for awhile now & especially love your 3D and Pink & Main projects.

  27. You’ve made such a wonderful floral card !

  28. Gosh, this is such a pretty card. I love the bright happy colours!

  29. so pretty and cheery. I like the colors and the polka dot background.

  30. Beautiful card. Love the colors.
    Thanks for sharing...

  31. This is gorgeous. I am not usually a fan of pink and orange, but is so cool. Thanks for tutorial.

  32. Beautiful! love your coloring!

  33. Just stunning! I love the flower pattern, coloring, and design It's just lovely.

  34. Thanks for sharing your gorgeous card!The colors are bright and vibrant!

  35. Beautiful card, the flowers really pop,

  36. Gorgeous card! Love how you colored the floral panel. So very fresh and happy. BTW, love the name of your blog :)