2018 Card Design Superstar: Colouring Virtuoso

Hello Again,

As promised here is my second card for the MFT Card Design Superstar contest, for the Colouring Virtuoso category. I love to colour and the medium I enjoy the most is Copics. So I made a cute little Halloween card:

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I started with stamping and colouring the images from the Witch way to the candy stamp set (the older version). I used new-to-me colours to stretch my supplies, I really enjoyed coming up with new colour combos. I used the coordinating dies to cut the images out. (As these are the old dies, the white rim is a bit wider than on the newer designs. I am thinking of re-ordering this stamp/die set, since I use it often and would love to have open dies)

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For the background I bounced some blue-purple-black alcohol inks on Yupo paper with the help of a round felt blending tool and blending solution. I kept going till I achieved that marbled look. I think it is a pretty night sky like this.

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To set the scene I die cut the Farm fence from grey cardstock an some grassy borders from black shimmer cardstock. I assembled the card placing the witch in the front using 3D foam tapes, while all the rest was adhered flat.

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The sentiment is white heat embossed on a thin strip of black cardstock and added to the top of my card. To finish the design, I used a white gel pen and a black glaze pen to add some details and also some glossy accents on the boots, hat and the bow of the cat. I could not resist adding funny eerie eyes to the cat, it looks so funny this way!

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If I had more time, I would try to create something for the Innovation Master category too, but I think I just need to let it go this year.

Thanks for checking my entries for the MFT Card Design Superstar Contest. Now just wish me luck to be selected 😉

See you soon with more fun cards!

Zsofi

2018 Card Design Superstar: Clean & Simple Genius

Hello Everyone,

I am struggling with a nasty flu but I could not give up on the yearly MFT Card Design Superstar contest, so I created this simple Fall card.

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I started with creating an alcohol inked background on Yupo paper using Fall colours. I mixed some greens, yellows, a drop of brown and copper too. When it was all dry, I treated it with an antistatic powder tool and black heat embossed one of the leaves from the Geometric Greenery  stamp set 3 times. I used the coordinating die to cut them out.

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I die cut a double stitched rectangle from some specialty cardstock, matted it with a black rectangle and adhered it to a white card base.

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The sentiment is a stacked Grateful die cut, the upper layer I cut from shiny black cardstock to match the heat embossing.

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I popped up the 3 leaves using 3D foam tape, and my card is finished.

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I will upload this card to the above mentioned contest – in the last minute I think 😀 Next year hopefully I will plan ahead better.

See you soon with my second entry for the contest.

ZSofi

 

Happy Fall

Hello Everyone,

I am currently struggling with a nasty flu, but managed to pull together a fall card for the Lawnfawnatics Challenge.

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I wanted to create a fall background scene for my squirrels, which just arrived this week! I had to use them right away. I went through my older Lawn Fawn sets and I found more squirrels in the Cheery Christmas set along with tiny cute acorns, so I coloured them with Copics as well. I used the coordinating dies to cut them out.

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For the background I did a lot of die cutting. First the Stitched Hillside backdrop die from kraft cardstock and some grassy hillside borders from green cardstock. I adhered these to the slope cuts, the curves match perfectly!

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I cut the tree trunks from dark brown and the tree foliage from some fall colours. I even used a brushed gold one. The Stitched cloud backdrop die I cut from vanilla cardstock to make it special. The Stitched rectangle frame I cut from dark green.

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As the scene is very busy, I adhered everything flat and the sentiment (Pick of the Patch) I stamped directly on the cloudy backdrop. I added some fall coloured sequins to the trees, a bit of white gel pen details and glossy accents to the tops of the acorns.

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I will submit this to the Lawnfawnatics Challenge #36 Mood board.

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I hope you like todays inspiration and will return for more soon.

See you,

Zsofi

Newton’s Nook Designs September Release – DAY 4

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Hello Everyone,

Today is the last day of the sneak peaks of the September release at Newton’s Nook Designs. We are featuring 2 cute and funny mini sets and their coordinating dies as well as a new essential sentiment set for the season.

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CARD #1

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I used the Pumpkin Patch stencil to make a simple thank you card. I added some Wild Honey distress ink lightly on Bristol Smooth cardstock. Then I temporarily taped down the stencil and added Carved Pumpkin distress ink. Before removing the stencil I sprayed it all with Tsukineko Shimmer mist. It gives a subtle shimmer to the pumpkins, I love this look so much!

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When it was dry, I die cut a rectangle from this panel and adhered it to a white scalloped rectangle (Frames and flags die set). The remaining frame of the die cut stencilled panel I adhered to a white card base as I wanted to use every single piece of this gorgeous background.

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I stamped the sentiment from the Thankful thoughts stamp set with black ink and added a few clear sequins as embellishments. I popped up this panel using 3D foam tape.

CARD #2

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I stamped and coloured the T-rex from the Tea-rex stamp set using Copic markers an die cut it with the coordinating die. I added some glossy accents to the tea cup and the dots on the dinosaur itself. I love to add these shiny parts to my images.

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I used an MFT Blueprints die set to cut all the design elements from patterned paper and coordinating cardstock scraps. The sentiment is white heat embossed on a thin strip of teal cardstock.

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As a finishing touch I added 2 little enamel hearts next to the focal panel.

CARD #3

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I started with die cutting the postage stamp edge die from the Frameworks die set from white Copic friendly cardstock. I stamped the sloth and the sentiment with black ink. I made a mask for the image and covered it before using the 2nd and 3rd generation stamping technique: I moved the paper tiny bit in between stampings to get the movement effect.

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When I was happy with the speed I achieved, I coloured the image with alcohol markers. I added some black and patterned paper banners to the bottom of the panel and adhered it all to a dark grey cardstock piece.

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Some white gel pen details and glossy accents finished off this funny card.

Would you like to win the “Thankful thoughts” Stamp Set?

We will choose ONE lucky winner for this stamp set!

Here’s how to win:

Comment on the NND blog and Design Team blogs (see list below)! The winner will be chosen at random from the collective reveal posts. Make sure to check out each of their blogs and comment for your chance to win. You will not know which blog has been chosen so the more you comment on the better your chances are of winning! You have until Thursday September 13th at 9pm EST to comment – winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, September 14th.

Check out all the awesome Design Team Blogs below to enter:

Newton’s Nook Designs

Amanda Bodine

Holly Endress

Ellen Haxelmans

Larissa Heskett

Samantha Mann

Juliana Michaels

Zsofia Molnar –> you are here

Naki Rager

Maria Russell

Tatiana Trafimovich

I hope you like the sneak peeks of the September Release of Newton’s Nook Designs. All products will be available tomorrow, 14/09/2018 in the Newton’s Nook Designs online store and other big retailers.

See you soon with more fun projects!

Zsofi

Newton’s Nook Designs September Release – DAY 3

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Hello Everyone,

We are getting closer to Friday, 14/09/2018 when all new September sets will be available at Newton’s Nook Designs. But still some adorable new stamps are waiting to be revealed. Today the Design Team features Harvest Tail, the most adorable stamp set of this Fall.

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I started by stamping and colouring all the cute images with Copic markers and I used the coordinating dies to cut them out.

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I wanted to create a Fall forest scene and as I had so many images coloured, I ended up making 2 cards with the same layout. I just changed up the sentiment.

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So I did a bunch of die cutting: a stitched cloud backdrop (Lawn Fawn) from white cardstock, some trees (MFT Tree-mendous) from different shades of green and finally the grassy border.

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I arranged the stamped images on the created forest scenes and adhered them flat or with 3D foam tape (I used the one from Simon Says Stamp as it is so thin but still gives extra dimension).

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I also stamped the sentiments in black on the tops of the cards.

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To take the card designs to the next level, I added some Fall coloured sequins (Neat and Tangled). I also added Tonic Aqua clear shimmer to the pumpkins an some glossy accents to the stems and wheels. I also emphasized the eyes and noses of the critters with a black glaze pen, and added some freckles with a white gel pen to their cheeks.

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Would you like to win the “Harvest tails” Stamp Set?

We will choose ONE lucky winner for this stamp set!

Here’s how to win:

Comment on the NND blog and Design Team blogs (see list below)! The winner will be chosen at random from the collective reveal posts. Make sure to check out each of their blogs and comment for your chance to win. You will not know which blog has been chosen so the more you comment on the better your chances are of winning! You have until Thursday September 13th at 9pm EST to comment – winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, September 14th.

Check out all the awesome Design Team Blogs below to enter:

Newton’s Nook Designs

Amanda Bodine

Holly Endress

Ellen Haxelmans

Larissa Heskett

Samantha Mann

Juliana Michaels

Zsofia Molnar –> you are here

Naki Rager

Maria Russell

Tatiana Trafimovich

I hope you like todays inspiration and will come back tomorrow for the last sets to be revealed. All products will be available on Friday, 14/09/2018 in the Newton’s Nook Designs online store and other big retailers.

See you,

Zsofi

Newton’s Nook Designs September Release – DAY 2

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Hello Everyone,

Welcome to Day 2 of the Newton’s Nook Designs September Release. Today we are featuring the new card front stamp called Newton’s Pumpkin Patch. If you love to colour and fond of pumpkins, this set is for you!

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For my card today I stamped the image on a white Copic friendly cardstock and coloured it with alcohol markers. I wanted to keep the number of colours used to the minimum so I coloured all my kitties black – could work perfectly for Halloween too!

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When I was done, I die cut the coloured sheet with a rectangle die and layered it on a dark grey postage stamp panel (Framework die set).

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I did not want to cover up any of the kitties so I black heat embossed the sentiment on the bottom of the card. I embellished the pumpkins with glossy accents and added an extra shine to the kitty noses with a black glaze pen. I added a mustard coloured cardstock mat to it all and adhered it to a white card base.

Would you like to win the “Newton’s Pumpkin Patch” Stamp Set?

We will choose ONE lucky winner for this stamp set!

Here’s how to win:

Comment on the NND blog and Design Team blogs (see list below)! The winner will be chosen at random from the collective reveal posts. Make sure to check out each of their blogs and comment for your chance to win. You will not know which blog has been chosen so the more you comment on the better your chances are of winning! You have until Thursday September 13th at 9pm EST to comment – winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, September 14th.

Check out all the awesome Design Team Blogs below to enter:

Newton’s Nook Designs

Amanda Bodine

Holly Endress

Ellen Haxelmans

Larissa Heskett

Samantha Mann

Juliana Michaels

Zsofia Molnar –> you are here

Naki Rager

Maria Russell

Tatiana Trafimovich

I hope you like todays inspiration and will come back tomorrow for another beautiful set reveal. All products will be available on Friday, 14/09/2018 in the Newton’s Nook Designs online store and other big retailers.

See you,

Zsofi

 

 

Newton’s Nook Designs September Release – DAY 1

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Hello Everyone,

Today is the first day of the Newton’s Nook Designs September Release Sneak Peeks. This release is full of Autumn goodies, perfect for the season. We are showcasing the Newton’s Thanksgiving and Newton’s Cornucopia stamp/die sets along with 2 new and unique stencils!

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There is a lot to show you today, so let’s just dive in.

CARD #1

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For my first set of cards I stamped and coloured the cute images from the Newton’s Thanksgiving set. I stamped some extras from the chicken legs and pumpkins to fill the scene I had in mind. I used Copic markers for colouring and the coordinating dies to cut them out.

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Then I cut a wide strip of patterned paper and a thin one to go on top of it from a coordinating coloured cardstock. I wanted to create the same design just different layout so I adhered these to a top folding and a side folding A2 sized kraft card base.

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For the top I cut a scalloped border from Peacock cardstock (Sky border die set) and on both cards I Stamped the sentiments using a light brown ink. I arranged the images and adhered them to the card either flat or popped up with 3D foam squares. As a finishing touch I added some Fall coloured sequins and a bit of glossy accents.

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CARD #2

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I started again with stamping the image from the Newton’s Cornucopia set on alcohol ink friendly cardstock, used Copics for colouring and the coordinating die to cut it out. I Gold heat embossed the sentiment from the set on a strip of kraft cardstock, and popped up the image above it using 3D foam squares. I added a gold mat to this panel and also a dark brown scalloped border (Sky border die set) as embellishment.

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For the side of the card I gold heat embossed the leaves from the set on a strip of Bristol Smooth cardstock and sponged several Distress ink colours on it to get the Fall feel.

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A few extra details with a white gel pen and a black glaze pen along with a drop of glossy accents finished this card off.

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CARD #3 and #4

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For these cards I used the gorgeous new stencils.

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For the first one I applied Walnut stain Distress ink through the Tree Ring stencil, then I removed the stencil and added Antique Linen Distress ink over the whole area.

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I stamped a sentiment from a new sentiment set (will be revealed later this week) using dark brown ink and added glossy accents to the edges of the tree ring for a dimensional look.

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Very clean and simple design, perfect for all the men in our lives!

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For the last card I applied Carved Pumpkin Distress Oxide ink on a dark brown cardstock through the Pumpkin Patch stencil. I went back and added some green with a mini applicator to the leaves and vines and I covered the whole with Cosmic Glitter paste.

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After removing the stencil I washed it immediately under running warm water. When the paste was dry on the cardstock I trimmed it down a bit and adhered it to a kraft card base. I stamped a sentiment on a stitched kraft banner (Frames and flags die set) and adhered it to a smaller dark brown banner before I mounted it on the pumpkin background.

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I just love the shimmer and shine the glitter paste gives!

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Would you like to win the “Newton’s Thanksgiving” or the “Newton’s Cornucopia” Stamp Set?

We will choose ONE lucky winner for each stamp set!

Here’s how to win:

Comment on the NND blog and Design Team blogs (see list below)! The winner will be chosen at random from the collective reveal posts. Make sure to check out each of their blogs and comment for your chance to win. You will not know which blog has been chosen so the more you comment on the better your chances are of winning! You have until Thursday September 13th at 9pm EST to comment – winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, September 14th.

Check out all the awesome Design Team Blogs below to enter:

Newton’s Nook Designs

Amanda Bodine

Holly Endress

Ellen Haxelmans

Larissa Heskett

Samantha Mann

Juliana Michaels

Zsofia Molnar –> you are here

Naki Rager

Maria Russell

Tatiana Trafimovich

I hope you liked the first sneaks of the wonderful September Release from Newton’s Nook Designs. All products will be available on Friday, 14/09/2018 in the Newton’s Nook Designs online store and other big retailers.

See you tomorrow for more fun sneaks!

Zsofi