Holiday stockings

Hello Everyone,

Do you like one layer cards? I love them if they don’t look too simple 🙂 Or if they are almost one layer. When I first saw the cute stockings from the Newton’s Nook Designs Holiday Stockings stamp set I knew I need to have a card with a lot of stockings on it.

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To make it a bit more fancy, I stamped all the stockings on kraft cardstock around a red heat embossed sentiment. The sentiment is from the Ornamental wishes stamp set.

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I rotated the stockings to get a dynamic background and repeated some of them twice to have a full card panel.

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I coloured them with Prismacolor pencils and went over all the stamped images with a black Copic multiliner to get the black lines back.

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I die cut this panel with the postage frame die from the Frameworks set and adhered it to a white card base. It was hard not to over embellish the card, but I really wanted to keep it simple. The only thing I added was little white dots in between the stockings with a gel pen.

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I hope you got inspired and will pop in again soon for more fun projects!

See you,

Zsofi

 

 

 

Newton’s Nook Designs and Therm O Web Collaboration

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Hello Everyone,

This week Newton’s Nook Designs and Therm O Web are partnering for a fabulous inspiration week! All week long both design teams will be sharing ways to add fun foils and more to your cards using Therm O Web products with Newton’s Nook Designs stamps! There are prizes too! Read all the way to the end of this post to find out how you can win!

There are more amazing projects today over on the Therm O Web blog so pop over there for more inspiration!

CARD 1

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I started with die cutting a scalloped stitched rectangle from dark blue cardstock using the Frames and flags die set. I layered the Petite Snow stencil over it and added a thin layer of Deco Foil Transfer gel with a spatula. I removed the stencil, washed it right away and set the panel aside to dry completely.

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Meanwhile I stamped the dancing couple from the Winter memories stamp set with Versafine Onyx black ink on white cardstock and clear heat embossed it. I also stamped a couple of pine trees using 2 shades of green ink and the rocking technique. I die cut them with their coordinating dies.

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I also wanted to make the ice look really icy, so I applied a thin layer of the Deco Foil Transfer gel on the stamp using a simple make up sponge. Then I stamped it like I would with normal ink. I set it aside to dry too.

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I needed a stitched hillside for my scene, which I cut from plain white cardstock and staped the Merry sentiment from the Sentiments of the season stamp set with black ink. I die cut the Christmas using the Holiday Greetings die set and Therm O Web’s Peel’n’stick Toner sheets.

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I foiled the background and the ice piece using my laminator and Therm O Web Deco Foil Opal Transfer sheets. It looks gorgeous in real life. For the Christmas sentiment I used Glittering Green Transfer Foil. I assembled the card using 3D foam squares and added a little green gemstone as the dot of the “i”.

CARD 2

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I started again with the background: I sponged some distress inks on Bristol smooth cardstock and layered the Snowfall stencil over it. I added Deco Foil Transfer gel and let it dry before I foiled it with Therm O Web Iridescent Transfer Foil.

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I stamped and coloured some of the images form the Nutcracker’s Squeak set and cut them out with their coordinating dies. I die cut a stitched scalloped circle frame from Violet cardstock and an inner circle from Mint cardstock. I stamped the sentiment on this using purple ink.

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When assembling the scene, I added more dimension using 3D foam squares here and there and finished off the images with a black glaze pen and glossy accents.

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CARD 3

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I was so enthusiastic to try the Therm O Web Clear Toner sheets, I chose the O Christmas Tree one for my clean and simple card.

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I used the Sunset Deco Foil to add an ombre colour to the trees and sandwiched the foiled clear sheet in between white stitched hillsides (Land borders die set).

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I also used the Peel ‘n’ stick toner sheets to die cut the sentiment (Holiday Greetings die set) and foiled them with Gold Deco Foil. It was so easy to adhere them to the card thanks to the adhesive backing!

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GIVEAWAY

Would you like to win a prize pack including a $25 store credit to Therm O Web AND a $25 store credit to Newton’s Nook Designs?

Here’s how to win: Leave comments on the NND & Design Team blog posts using Therm O Web products all week (November 5-9) to enter. One winner will be randomly chosen from blog posts throughout the week so the more posts you leave comments on the better your chances are of winning! You have until Friday November 9th at midnight CST to comment. The winner will be announced on the NND blog post on Monday, November 12th.

Want another chance to win? Therm O Web will also be giving away a prize pack! Visit the Therm O Web blog each day this week for more inspiration and leave comments there for another chance to win!

I hope you liked my cards today and will return soon for more inspiration!

See you,

Zsofi

 

 

25 Days of Christmas Tags – Pink and Main

 

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Hello Everyone,

Today is day 9 of the fabulous 25 days of Christmas Tags event by Tracey McNeely and it is all about Pink and Main. They have so many gorgeous stamps and dies to make tags with, but i decided to use something from their older releases.

TAG 1.

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When i first saw the cute fox in the Oh deer stamp set, i knew i need to put him on a tag. So i coloured him with Copic markers and used the coordinating dies to cut him out. 

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Then i die cut a scallop hexagon from red glitter cardstock and a matching white nested hexagon. I also cut a smaller one from patterned paper from the Frosty paper pad. I adhered it at an angle and added the fox in the middle.

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I stamped a sentiment on a thin strip of vellum using Staz-on black ink and wrapped it around the white hexagon before gluing it to the red glitter mat. 

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I added a bit of clear shimmer to the cap and tail of the fox and used a fluffy twine. A bit of black glaze pen on the nose and eyes finished it off.

 

TAG 2.

 

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My second tag is classy yet simple. I die cut a thin stitched banner from black cardstock and heat embossed a snowflake from  the Flurries stamp set on the top of it. I used WOW Platinum sparkle embossing powder. 

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The sentiment i white heat embossed and sponged a bit of white pigment ink on the edges of the tag for a chalkboard look. 

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I added a black gingham ribbon and tied a bow from white twine around it.

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I hope you liked my inspiration today. For more ideas please visit Tracey’s blog, also for the details on how to participate in this event and win some prizes.

See you soon,

Zsofi

 

 

25 Days of Christmas Tags – Newton’s Nook Designs

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Hello Everyone,

I am so happy to join in Tracey McNeely’s 25 Days of Christmas Tags event this year. Today is all about Newton’s Nook Designs, so I created these cuties for this awesome event.

TAG 1.

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I started with die cutting the base tag from the Fancy Edges Tag die set from patterned paper. I also die cut a white decoration for the bottom using a scalloped edge die from the set. On this I stamped the sentiment from the Holiday Stockings stamp set.

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I chose the cute kitty in the box image from the Newton Loves Boxes stamp set as my focal image. I stamped it on alcohol friendly cardstock, coloured in with Copic markers and used the coordinating die to cut it out.

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I also die cut 2 pine branches from white glitter cardstock using the Pines and holly die set. I added a white reinforcer to the hole and after I assembled the tag I realised that something is missing. I found the perfect little bow in the Happy Little Thoughts stamp set, which I coloured in red and added to the top of the tag. I finished it off with a chunky white twine.

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TAG 2.

I wanted to create something classy too as inspiration for those of you who are not into the cute designs that much.

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I used the Tag times two die set to cut white tags and also black and white ones.

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On the white tags, I gold heat embossed different sentiments from the Ornamental wishes stamp set.

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I adhered the 2 tags together and added a black reinforcer before embellishing  my tags with either a gold string or black and white twine.

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I hope you liked today’s inspiration and you will check out Tracey’s blog for details on how to participate in the 25 Days of Christmas Tags event and win some prizes!

See you soon,

Zsofi

Custom background with stamping – LDRS Creative

Hello Everyone!

It is Zsofi here and I am so excited to share with you my very first project as Design Team member for LDRS Creative! I am featuring some gorgeous Fall stamps on my card today along with a bunch of beautiful Hybrid inks. Let’s dive in how I prepared my card.

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I started with stamping one of the bold leaves from the Fall Full O Leaves stamp  set using the 2nd generation stamping technique. I used a stamp positioner tool to help me lining up the stamps perfectly.

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I started at the left upper corner, placed the leaf stamp hanging off my white card base a little and placed a simple typing paper over the card base. I inked up the stamp with Scarlet Rose Hybrid ink and stamped it on the typing paper. Then removed the paper and immediately stamped it on the card base. I got a much lighter coloured leaf in this way. I repeated the same process once more to get a slightly darker result and cleaned my stamp with a stamp cleaner before placing it next to the dark red leaf and moving on to the next colour. 

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I did the same with all the ink colours: In your face orangeBali BlueOlive branch and Dan-d-lion. I made sure to clean the stamps very well before changing colours. When the whole card base was covered, I went back and stamped the textured part of the leaf using the same inks, just this time i stamped directly on the card base. It looks so pretty, like I used different shades of each colour but i didn’t.

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I wanted to keep the rest of the card simple, so i chose a beautiful sentiment from the Happy Fall Sentiments stamp set. I stamped it on a simple white rectangle with Alloy Hybrid ink. I gave it a mat using vellum and popped it up on the card using doubled up 3D foam tape for extra dimension. I added a few clear sequins and my card is finished.

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I love the pretty colours, perfect for Fall and even for Thanksgiving. I hope you got inspired and will try this technique. 

Until next time, happy crafting!

Zsofi 

Halloween Card Series 2018 – Day 9 Announcement

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Hello everyone,

Happy Halloween to all of you who celebrate! Today I am sharing with you my last card in the Halloween Card Series this year. I enjoyed creating every single project I showed you, and had so many more ideas and stamps to feature, just ran out of time. Next year 😉

Today’s card is special as it comes with an announcement: I am thrilled to join the fabulous Design Team at LDRS Creative as of November! To celebrate this lovely news, I made my last Halloween cards using some goodies from LDRS Creative.

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I started with stamping the cute witch from the PolkaDoodles Winne Magic stamp set using LDRS Creative Raven Hybrid on Bristol Smooth cardstock. I used Zig Clean Colour Real Brush markers to colour the image. I stamped the sentiment from the SSS Handwritten Halloween stamp set and also some bats in the background.

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I used the LDRS Creative Build a card Punkin die set to make a pumpkin shaped card. I die cut the coloured panel with the smaller pumpkin die and inked up the edges with Black Soot distress ink. I did not do any masking, I simply went as close to the image as I could with the ink blending tool.

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Then I created the card base from folded white cardstock and the bigger die. I die cut another piece from orange cardstock (one layer only) and adhered it to the card front. I die cut the leaves and swirls from green cardstock and added a bit of shading with my ink blending tool which still had a black ink on it.

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I used the small embellishment die to cut a black and white piece, stamped a spider from the SSS stamp set and popped it up on the card. A few added details with a Sakura Glitter pen and a black glaze pen and my cute pumpkin shaped Halloween card is finished.

I will link this up to the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Anything goes.

I hope you enjoyed the series and it helped you to get in the Halloween mood. From now on you will see mostly Christmas inspiration here, so if you feel like, just subscribe to make sure you will not miss any of my posts. Thanks for spending the last 9 days with me and I wish to see you soon again!

Happy crafting,

Zsofi

 

 

Halloween Card Series 2018 – Day 8

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Hello Everyone,

If you follow me, than you know how much I am fond of cute stamp sets. Hello Bluebird is one of my recent favourites, I just need to collect all of them. For today’s card I used the cutest Halloween Party stamp and die set.

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I started with stamping and colouring all the images from the stamp set, I used Copic markers. Then I die cut them with the coordinating dies. I wanted to create a Halloween scene, so I looked at my Lawn Fawn scene dies and selected the Stitched Hillside Backdrop Landscape die as the base. I cut it out from Bristol Smooth cardstock 2 times.

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One of them I inked up with Black Soot distress ink and spritzed it with water then with black paint for some splatter details. The inner piece I inked up with Ripe Persimmon, Spiced Marmalade and Wild Honey distress inks. I also added water splatters to this and dabbed it off with a dry paper towel. I wanted to give it a subtle sparkle so I sprayed it with Tsukineko Shimmer Spritz.

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I die cut a black Stitched Rectangle frame too and assembled my first scene. Before adhering the critters, I stamped some sentiments in black from the same stamp set and also from Lawn Fawn’s Costume party. I love to add sentiments to the background so they become part of the scene.

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I added the critters, some with liquid glue and some with 3D foam squares. I added some white gel pen details to their cheeks, made their eyes pop with a black glaze pen and added glossy accents to the string of lights, pot and lamp. 

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I loved how it turned out and knowing that I still had critters left, I created a second card too.

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This time the base die was  the Hello Bluebird Gallery Frame die #2. I cut it from black, grey and Bristol Smooth cardstocks. I layered the inner frame to get instant dimension and inked up the inner piece as before.

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The sentiment is from Newton’s Nook Designs Bootiful Night, stamped in black. I felt it matches the scene so well.

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I used the same embellishing trick as for the previous card. I think this one turned out so cute too. Tell me, which one do you like more?

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I will link this project to the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge (Halloween/Spooky).

I hope you like my card and will pop in again for the last one tomorrow.

See you,

Zsofi