Happy Mother’s Day – Heffy Doodle

Hello Everyone,

Welcome to another edition of my Perfect Combos series for Heffy Doodle. Mother’s Day is approaching both in Hungary and in the USA so I decided to grab the most adorable hedgies and pair them with a couple of Heffy Cuts and stamps to create a super cute card for mum. Let’s dive in the details!

I started with stamping and colouring the hugging hedgies from Quill you be mine with Copic markers. I used the Alcohol marker friendly white cardstock from Heffy Doodle, it allows the ink blend beautifully. I cut them out with the coordinating dies.

For the background I die cut the Quilted Heart Background die from white cardstock, cut it down to be a bit smaller with a Stitched Rectangle die and backed it with a slightly bigger kraft rectangle.

Then I took the Stitched Hearts die set and cut different sized hearts out of pink cardstock and patterned paper. I arranged them on the white stitched background and popped up the hugging hedgehogs.

I covered the front of an A2 sized card base with the same patterned paper I used for the die cut heart and adhered the focal panel. For the sentiment I chose the Special Day Sentiment Duos set and white heat embossed the Mother’s Day sentiment on a strip of textured brown cardstock. I adhered it under the hedgehogs and finished the card with using a black glaze pen on their noses.

I hope you enjoyed today’s Perfect Combo and will check back later for more inspiration. If you like my cards, please make sure to follow me on Instagram where I share my happy creations! Thank you!

See you soon,

Zsofi

Ramadan Kareem

Hello Friends,

I wanted to post this card yesterday as it was the first day of our Holy Month, Ramadan. We started our 30 days fasting which is always tough for me in the first few days as I am not a born Muslim and learnt fasting in my thirties only. I was struggling with a severe migraine and could not blog. But all is good now so I am pleased to share with you my Happy Ramadan card for this year:

I started with white heat embossing the Hero Arts Floral Tile Bold Prints on Bristol Smooth cardstock and applied Blueprint Sketch and Peacock Feathers Distress Oxide inks with a blending brush. Then I spritzed the whole panel with Tsukineko Shimmer Spritz for a subtle sparkle.

Then I die cut the Hero Arts City Skyline die from black cardstock and distressed it a bit with white pigment ink. It helps the two layers to pop out more. I adhered the top layer with liquid glue and popped up the front one with 3D foam tape for dimension. I cut the panel down to be slightly smaller than an A2 card front.

On a thin strip of vellum I stamped the sentiment from the Altenew Ramadan Greetings using Versafine Onyx Black pigment ink and heat embossed it with clear embossing powder. I wrapped it around the background panel and secured the strip on the back. In this way the adhesive doesn’t show through.

I adhered the background to a white A2 note card and my card is finished.

I want to wish Happy Ramadan to all my muslim friends and my sweet family, may our fasting get accepted and our prayers heard. Let the world unite in peace and love.

See you soon with more card inspiration,

Zsofi

Sympathy card – Newton’s Nook Designs

Hello Everyone,

Today it is my turn over the Newton’s Nook Designs blog and I tackled a challenge: sympathy cards are the most difficult ones for me but unfortunately I needed one for a friend. I created this delicate design pairing the Dainty Daisy stamp with the Hardwood stencil.

First I stamped the daisies with Versafine Onyx Black ink on Bristol Smooth cardstock and heat embossed them with clear embossing powder. I repeated the process so I ended up with two bouquets. I used Karin Brush markers to add colour and cut them out with their coordinating dies.

Next I created the background: on another piece of Bristol Smooth cardstock I applied a light grey ink through the Hardwood stencil. I faded it out towards the edges which means I used a super light hand. I used blending brushes because I find it the easiest method to add a light layer of ink. After removing the stencil I added some black splatters to the whole panel.

I die cut the postage stamp die from Frameworks out of black cardstock and also a black banner using the Banner Trio die set. On the latter I white heat embossed the sentiment from Heartfelt Essentials.

I assembled the card, popped up the daisies and the banner with 3D foam squares. As embellishments I stamped a few black butterflies from the Monarch stamp set and used glossy accent on the flower centres. I also added a few drops of glossy accents on the stenciled background for dimension.

This design can work well for any occasions if you change up the colours and the sentiment. I hope you enjoyed today’s card idea and will pop in again soon.

See you,

Zsofi

Sorry I am prickly – Newton’s Nook Design

Hello Everyone,

I am back with another coffee card for the Spring/Summer Coffee Lovers Blog Hop, this time I used stamps and dies from Newton’s Nook Designs. The message of this card is so true about me 🙂

First I stamped the images from Monarch and Cuppa Cactus, and coloured them with Copic markers. I used the coordinating dies to cut them out.

Then I die cut a pink stithced circle usung the Circle frames die set and backed it with a light yellow circle (Pink and Main die). I also die cut the postage stamp die from Frameworks from Doodlebug Floral-graph Rainbow Petite Prints patterned paper. I assembled the scene using a top folding A2 white note card.

I stamped the sentiment from Cuppa Cactus on an aqua small stithced circle (Circle Frames die set) and also cut the word Sorry two times using the Essential Alphabet dies: once from pink and once from black cardstock. I adhered the letters on top of each other in a way that it looks like it has a shadow, and adhered them on the card.

As a finishing touch I used clear shimmer on the wings and flowers and glossy accents on the body of the butterfly and the on the pattern of the cups.

I will link this up to the I will link this card up to the following challenges: Coffee Lovers Blog Hop and Simon Says Stamp IG Challenge (Hello Spring) and Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Easter/Spring Moodboard.

I hope you enjoyed this funny card and will pop in again soon.

See you,

Zsofi

Royal-tea – Heffy Doodle

Hello Everyone,

Welcome to another edition of my Perfect Combos series for Heffy Doodle. As my favourite event, the Spring/Summer Coffee Lovers Blog Hop is in full swing, I thought I will make a tea-themed card which is perfect for any celebration. I combined Oh Crumbs, Wanna build a snowman and Who let the dogs out with a few Heffy cuts dies. Let me lead you through the process.

First I stamped the images on Bristol Smooth cardstock with a brown hybrid ink and then I used Versamark ink to stamp on top of them. I used my Misti for this to make sure I can stamp back again without shifting the images. Then I clear heat embossed them and painted them with my Karin Brush Markers. I love the vibrancy of these watercolour markers! I used the coordinating dies to cut everything out.

To set the scene I first created the background by blending Salty Ocean Distress Oxide ink on Bristol Smooth cardstock, spritzed it with water and also added some diluted Salty Ocean and black splatters. When it was dry I cut the panel down to be slightly smaller than an A2 card front and used the Silver Lining Cloud border die to get some in-laid texture.

I also die cut a Grassy Lass border die from green cardstock and added some shading with blending in some Mowed Lawn Distress Oxide from the top of it. I added green and black splatters to match the style of the sky.

While I was at die cutting I cut the Gate die several times from white cardstock and its accessories from gold sparkle cardstock. I assembled the scene and popped up the corgis with 3D foam tape.

The sentiment is from the Oh Crumbs stamp set, white heat embossed on thin black cardstock strips. As the scene is almost done, it was time for the finishing touches: I used glossy accent on the noses, crown and some other little parts to give them a shiny raised look.

I will link this card up to the following challenges: Coffee Lovers Blog Hop and Simon Says Stamp IG Challenge (Hello Spring)

I hope you enjoyed today’s Perfect Combo and will check back later for more inspiration. If you like my cards, please make sure to follow me on Instagram where I share my happy creations! Thank you!

See you soon,

Zsofi

Love you a latte – Lawn Fawn

Hello Everyone,

The Coffee Lovers Blog Hop is in full swing and I managed to make a cutie over the weekend. This is my first entry, I used Lawn Fawn stamps and dies. Let me guide you through the process.

First I stamped the images from the following sets: Snow Day, Butterfly Kisses, and Holiday Helpers. I used Copic markers to colour them in and cut everything out with the coordinating dies.

To set the scene, I die cut a piece of patterned paper from the Watercolour Wishes paper pad using the Cloudy Backdrop die and I also cut a white Stitched Frame.

I covered an A2 sized card front with a rainbow patterned paper from the Hello Sunsine Remix paper pad and arranged the scene. I popped up the bunnies with 3D foam squares.

I stamped the sentiment from Love you a latte in between the bunnies and it was time for the finishing touches: black glaze pen on the eyes and noses, clear shimmer pen on the butterflies and mugs and finally a drop of glossy accents in the flower centres.

I will ink this up to the following challenges: Coffee Lovers Blog Hop, Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge and Simon Says Stamp IG Challenge (Hello Spring)

I hope you enjoyed this cute Spring coffee scene and will pop in again soon for more!

See you soon,

Zsofi

Spring Smiles – Newton’s Nook Designs

Hello Everyone,

As promised yesterday, I am back with a simple scene card which surely will bring a smile to your face. I used stamps and dies from Newton’s Nook Designs.

I started with stamping the images from Baa and Spring Pile up. I love that the different sets can be combined, these sheep are adorable and shout Spring. I used Copic markers to colour them and cut everything out with the coordinating dies.

I wanted a simple background this time so I did some ink blending on Bristol Smooth cardstock: I added Tumbled Glass and Mowed Lawn with a blending brush. I used a very light hand and did not blend the colours together. I also added black and white splatters and also diluted a bit of Salty Ocean Distress Oxide ink for some blue sprinkles. It is the easiest way for me to get a pretty textured sky.

When it was all dry I die cut the panel with the scalloped rectangle from Frames and Flags. I adhered it to a kraft card base and popped up the images with 3D foam squares. I also added a few flowers in the background using liquid glue.

I white heat embossed the sentiment from Spring Pile Up on a black banner which I die cut with a die from Frames and Flags.

As a finishing touch I used a black glaze pen on the eyes and glossy accents on the hooves, eggs and flower centres.

I hope you enjoyed this cute Spring card and you will come back soon for more inspiration.

See you,

Zsofi

Hello Friend – Lawn Fawn

Hello Everyone,

I have a simple but very Springy card for you today, made for the Lawn Fawnatics Card Swap. As my recipient should have the card already, I thought I show you how I made it.

I stamped and coloured the images from the Some bunny sets using Copic markers and cut everything out with the coordinating dies. I stamped faces on some of the flowers, which I planned to put in the first raw.

To assemble the scene I needed a small Stitched Rectangle from white cardstock. I cut another one from Cilantro cardstock and used the Meadow border die to cut the grass out of it. I put the scene together using 3D foam squares under the bunnies.

While I was at die cutting, I cut the Hello die 3 times from Guava cardstock and adhered them on top of each other. I stamped a sentiment under the die cut and matted the little scene with Sunflower cardtsock. For the background I used a pretty patterned paper from the Spring Fling Petite Paper Pad.

I finished the card with clear shimmer and glossy accents on the flower centres. Simple but cute, isn’t it? It made me happy to put it together.

I hope you enjoyed today’s Lawn Fawn inspiration and will pop in tomorrow for another fun Spring card.

See you,

Zsofi

Beary happy birthday – Lawn Fawn

Hello Everyone,

I am popping in to show you the card I made for my father’s birthday which was last week. I used a bunch of stamps and dies from Lawn Fawn.

First I stamped the images from Den sweet den, Party animal and Dad+me sets and used my Copics to colour them in. I cut everything out with the coordinating dies.

For the background I chose patterned papers from the Sunshine Remix paper pad. I wanted a cheerful yet simple design. On the bottom I spelled Papa using the Oliver’s Stitched ABCs die set – I love to personalize the cards I am giving.

I also white heat embossed sentiments on black strips of paper from Birthday Before ‘n Afters and adhered them to the scene at an angle for a playful look.

I finished the card with a black glaze pen on the eyes and noses, a clear shimmer pen on the balloons and glossy accents on the hats and cake. These little details really add a lot to the images.

This is my entry for the Lawnfawnatics #96 Happy Birthday.

I hope you enjoyed this simple scene card and will come back soon for more inspiration.

See you,

Zsofi

Birthday Macarons – Heffy Doodle

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Hello Everyone,

Welcome to another edition of my Perfect Combos series for Heffy Doodle. I need to boost my birthday card stash so I got you another unisex idea for a sweet wishes card. I combined Sweet Stuff and Party Palooza with a few Heffy cuts dies. The colour inspiration came from the patterned paper – it is something I do often. Let me lead you through the process.

First I stamped the images with alcohol ink friendly black ink and used the Doodlebug Designs Kitten Smitten paper pad as my guide to choose the colours for the sweets: yellows, pinks, greens and aqua. I used three shades for each colour family and when I was done I added some dot details with my darkest marker and some highlights with a colourless blender. I also added some white gel pen dots too, it makes them so yummy! When they were dry I cut them out with the coordinating dies.

To hold my sweets I die cut a white tag and a teal reinforcer using the Tag Along die set. I arranged the macarons and cakes according to the photo and adhered them to the bottom of the tag.

I white heat embossed the Happy Birthday sentiment from Party Palooza on dark grey cardstock and used the coordinating dies to cut them out. I love die cut sentiments! I also white heat embossed another sentiment on a thin grey banner which I cut with a die from Tag Along.

I used the Stitched Rectangle die set to cut the largest from grey cardstock and the next in size from the patterned paper. I added twine to the tag and popped it up with 3D foam tape. I finished the card off with a bunch of mini clear seqiuns and added glossy accents to the macarons.

I hope you enjoyed today’s Perfect Combo and will check back later for more inspiration. If you like my cards, please make sure to follow me on Instagram where I share my happy creations! Thank you!

See you soon,

Zsofi