Enjoy the waves – Newton’s Nook Designs

Hello Everyone,

I am so happy to be on the Newton’s Nook Designs blog with a real summer card! I have some tips along so make sure to read till the end!

I started with colouring this cute surfing kitty from Newton’s Perfect Waves stamp set with my Copic markes and used the coordinating dies to cut it out.

To build the scene I used the Frames and Flags die set to cut the rounded rectangle from white cardstock. I used Tumbled Glass Distress Oxide ink to add a bit of colour in the middle to be the sky. Then I used the Sea Border dies to cut the waves from blue cardstock and the sand from kraft cardstock. I used again Distress Oxide inks to give some shading and some splatters: Saly Ocean for the sea and Antique Linen / Walnut Stain to the sandy beach. On the latter I also added some dots with a white gel pen: it is more controlled and whiter than diluted acrylic paint for me.

The sentiment I decided to incorporate in the scene, so I used the Sky scene builder set to cut the sun from yellow cardstock and vellum for the clouds which I adhered to Stick-it double sided adhesive sheets beforehand. In this way the whole cloud was covered with Stick-it like a transparent sticker.

I used black Staz-on Pigment Ink to stamp the sentiment on the vellum, it gives a really crisp result and stays permanent. After assembling the background I popped up the surfing kitty with 3D foam squares and drew a few flying birds on the sky.

I found the perfect patterned paper in the Doodlebug Designs Fun in the sun paper pad and cut it down with the Framewoks postage stamp die – my all time favourite. The card base is made from simple heavy weight white cardstock. As a finishing touch I added clear shimmer and glossy accents to the hibiscus flowers on the board.

I hope you enjoyed my card today and will come back soon for more inspiration!

See you,

Zsofi

Go cray cray! – Heffy Doodle

Hello Everyone,

Welcome to another edition of my Perfect Combos series for Heffy Doodle. For this cheerful slimline birthday card I chose to feature the newly released A Little Shellfish stamp set paired with the current freebie Lil’ Lighthouse along with a new stencil stand alone dies. Let’s dive in the details!

First I stamped the critters in black and used my Copics to bring these cuties alive. Then I used the coordinating dies to cut them all out. When building a scene I alwasy colour more of each image to make sure I have enough to fill the space.

Next I worked on the background: I die cut a stitched rectangle from white cardstock using the new Stitched Slimline Trio dies and blended Tumbled Glass Distress Oxide ink very gently. Then I added clouds using the Head in the clouds stencil and Salty Ocean Distress Oxide ink. Even though the stecil is just 6×6 inches, it was so easy to fill a longer panel.

I also used the Breaking waves border dies to cut 2 long pieces from another white slimline rectangle: as the die gives double stitching I could use both sides to add interest. I blended Blueprint Sketch and Mermaid Lagoon Distress Oxides on both and added some blue splatters and also some sparkly ones using Liquid Stardust from Inkon3.

I needed a little island for the lighthouse and the birthday crab, so I cut a Stitched oval and blended it with Antique Linen Distress Oxide ink. I splattered it with Walnut Stain Oxide ink and white acrylic paint.

Then I assembled the scene alternating 3D foam squares and liquid glue for more dimension.

I heat embossed the sentiment in white on black cardstock and popped it up in the upper left corner. I used the Slimline Pull Tab dies to cut a white scalloped rectagle mat for the whole scene and popped it up on a kraft cardbase measuring 8,5*3,5 inches.

As a finishing touch I used a black glaze pen on the eyes of the critters and glossy accents on the stars, ribbon, party hats and the lighthouse too.

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!

“Sea” you soon,

Zsofi

Heffy Doodle New Release Blog Hop

Hello Everyone,

Welcome to the Heffy Doodle Release Blog Hop! The new release is now available for purchase from Heffy Doodle and official retailers, and we are celebrating with lots of inspiration and a giveaway, too!

For my card I used the Sealy friends stamp set, stamped the seals with Lawn Fawn Crunchy Leaf ink, the sea plants with Pine and Cardinal Red Hybrid inks from Scrapbook.com.

I used Copic markers to add colour and cut everything out with their coordinating dies. I love how the colourful ink gives the impression of no-line colouring!

The background is made with Nuvo Shimmer Powders: Blue Blitz and Atlantis Burst. I just added some sprinkles of the powders on watercolour carstock and spritzed it with water. I helped the drying with my heat tool. I cut it down with a Stitched Rectangle and matted it with a vivid blue cardstock.

I also cut some sand with the Stitched Slopey Joes die from kraft cardstock and adhered it to the ocean. I arranged the sea critters and adhered them flat with liquid glue.

I created a dimensional sentiment by die cutting the Hello Shadow Heffy Cuts die from white cardstock 3 times and stacking them up. I used blue ink to stamp another sentiment under it from Close at heart.

I adhered the panel on a white card base and embellished the scene with a few iridescent bubbles from Studio Katia.

GIVEAWAY

To celebrate the new release Heffy Doodle will be giving away a £50 voucher to the Heffy Doodle Store! Make sure to comment on each stop in the hop to be entered for your chance to win. The winner will be selected randomly and announced on Saturday, July 25th on the Heffy Doodle Blog.

Here is the list for the Blog Hop:

Heffy Doodle Blog

Davina Cantrell

Laura Sterckx

Olga Moss

Amanda Fitterer

Tallie Clewley

Ali Farmer

Zsofia Molnar -> you are here

Ashley Ebben

Channin Pelletier

Cassie Tezak

Cassie Trask

Furthermore, the Lil’ Lighthouse promo is renewing. See the details here:

I hope you enjoyed my card today and you hop along with us. Thanks for commenting and hope to see you soon!

Zsofi

Newton’s Nook Designs 7 year Blog Hop

Hello Everyone,

I am thrilled to join the Newton’s Nook Designs team in celebrating their 7th Anniversary with an amazing Blog Hop. There are 7 prizes to win and a fantastic weekend sale, scroll down for the details!

As slimline cards are oh so popular now I wanted to make a rainbow on using the new Slimline Frames and Windows and the Slimline Frames and Porthole dies. They layer on top of each other fantastically!

I started with a piece of Bristol Smooth cardstock which was 8,5 * 3,5 inches and blended Distress Oxide inks at a diagonal in rainbow order: Picked Raspberry, Spiced Marmelade, Mustard Seed, Twisted Citron, Peacock Feathers, Salty Ocean, Blueprint Sketch and Wilted Violet. I used blending brushes, I find them easier to get a smooth blend. I sprinkled the panel with water droplets and also added a bit of Tsukineko Shimmer Spritz for a subtle sparkle. When it was all dry I die cut it with the scalloped rectangle from Slimline Frames and Portholes.

I also cut the porthole die from white cardstock and a black frame using the other slimline die set. I layered them on top o each other using liquid glue.

Then I stamped two glasses from the Cocktail Mixer stamp set on Bristol Smooth Cardstock with Versafine Onyx Black ink and used clear embossing powder to heat emboss them. Then I added colour with my new favourite Karin Brush markers. I love how strong the pigment is in these markers and the tip of it is not flimsy but rather firm. I used the coordinating die to cut them out.

In the middle hole I stamped two sentiments with Stazon Black Pigment ink and popped up the glasses with 3D foam squares.

I finished the cards with tiny clear jewels from Studio Katia.

Celebrate with us and enter to win!

To celebrate 7 years, Newton’s Nook Designs is giving away a $20 store credit to spend in their online shop to 7 lucky winners! YAY!

Here’s how to win: comment on the NND Design Team blogs (see list below)! The winner will be chosen at random from the collective blog hop 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 Monday, July 20 at 9pm EST to comment. Winners will be announced on NND blog post on Tuesday, July 21 and will need to contact us to claim their prize so make sure you check back to see if you’ve won!

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

Newton’s Nook Designs

Ellen Haxelmans

Larissa Heskett

Samantha Mann

Zsofia Molnar – you are here

Maria Russell

Andrea Shell

Tatiana Trafimovich

Amanda Wilcox

I hope you enjoyed today’s project and you will return tomorrow for another fun Blog Hop! If you like my cards, make sure to subscribe to my blog and follow me in Instagram where I hare my happy creations!

See you,

Zsofi

Rainbow unicorns – Heffy Doodle

Hello Everyone,

Welcome to another edition of my Perfect Combos series for Heffy Doodle. I hope you all had a chance to shop your favourites from the new release! Today I brought you a fun rainbow slimline card filled with Fluffy Puffy Unicorns. Let’s get started!

First I stamped and coloured the cute chubby unicorns with Copic markers. I used some light greys from the N series for their bodies and went rainbow with their hair and tails. When choosing the colours I was heavily inspired by a gorgeus patterned paper from Lawn Fawn which I wanted to use for the background. When the unicorns were all coloured I used their coordinating dies to cut them out.

Then I used the Stitched Slimline trio die set to cut down the patterned paper. I also used the window die from the same set to cut a white frame. I love the stitching details so much! I backed the frame with vellum and stamped a sentiment in the middle window using black STAZ-on ink.

I created a card base from heavy weight white cardstock, measuring 8,5 x 7 inches and scored it in half. I adhered the patterned piece, then the white frame at an angle. I used liquid glue to attach the clouds and popped up the unicorns with 3D foam squares.

As a finishing touch I added some clear shimmer to the clouds for a subtle sparkle and my card is finished!

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

Heffy Doodle and Studio Katia Blog Hop

Hello Everyone,

I am thrilled to be part of a wonderful collaboration Blog Hop with two of my favourite companies. Heffy Doodle and Studio Katia have teamed up to bring you a ton of new inspiration. And there are prizes to win! YAY!

I have 2 birthday cards for you today, let’s dive in the details!

CARD 1

As always I started with stamping and colouring the crocodile from the Happy Snappy Crocs from Heffy Doodle using Copic markers and cut it out with the coordinating die.

I used the Dotted Shaker Tag 2 die from Studio Katia to cut an aqua, yellow and a pink tag. From the yellow one I cut the grass with a Grassy Lass border die from Heffy Doodle. While I was at die cutting I also cut a piece of vellum using the rectangle from Studio Katia Dotted Patterns Set 1.

For the background I chose a dotted patterned paper from Doodlebug Designs and matted it with hot pink cardstock. I assembled the tag as on the picture, used a white eyelet for the top and added green twine to it. I popped up the croc with 3D foam squares and stamped a small sentiment on the very top of the tag from the same stamp set.

The rest of the sentiment I white heat embossed on black cardstock and cut them down to very narrow strips which I adhered hanging off the tag.

I finished the card with a sprinkle of Rainbow Dots Glitter from Studio Katia. It makes it so festive and matches the patterned paper too!

CARD 2

On my second card I went underwater 🙂 I stamped and coloured images from the Heffy Doodle Shellabrate and Oceans of Love sets and used their coordinating dies to cut them out.

I applied Blueprint Sketch and Salty Ocean Distress Oxide inks with a light hand on Bristol Smooth cardstock. Then I used the same coloured just over the Wave to me stencil. I repeated the process after shifting the stencil a bit. This way I got the perfect wavy background which I sprinkled with pearlized water for more texture.

I used the Seashell shaker die from Studio Katia to cut into the background and I also cut another one from blue violet cardstock for the thin frame. I adhered a piece of acetate on the back of the panel to create a shaker window.

I also die cut sand with the Heffy Doodle Stitched Slopey Joes dies and added Antique Linen and Gathered Twigs Distress Oxide inks with a blending brush. I splattered the sand dune with diluted inks and white acrylic paint so it really looks like sand! I stamped a sentiment on the bottom of it from Shellabrate. The rest of the sentiment is from Oceans of Love which I white heat embossed in black cardstock and cut them into very thin strips.

I assembled the scene and added 3D foam strips to the back of it. On a white notecard I sponged a little Salty Ocean Distress Oxide and added some Chunky Dots Glitter and July Crystals and Poseidon Crystals from Studio Katia for the shaker part.

After the shaker was ready I used the same jewels to embellish the front of the card too. I also added glossy accents to the turtles and the starfish and used a black glaze pen on their eyes.

GIVEAWAY

Heffy Doodle will be giving away a  25£ CG and Studio Katia a  25$ CG to their stores. Winners will be chosen randomly and announced on July 7th  on the Heffy Doodle and Studio Katia blogs. Make sure to comment on each stop in the hop to be entered to win! Here is the full list:

Studio Katia Blog

Ashley Ebben

Kaja Vezenšek

Zsofia Molnar – you are here

Galina Filippenko

Cassie Trask

Ilda Dias

Cassie Tezak

Tracy Freeman

Ali Farmer

Tracey McNeely

Amanda Fitterer

Dana Gong

Heffy Doodle Blog

I hope you enjoyed this wonderful hop and got inspired! If you like my cards please subscribe to my blog and follow me on Instagram to make sure you will not miss any project I share! Thank you!

See you soon,

Zsofi

Clean and simple masculine card – Newton’s Nook Designs

Hello Everyone,

I am back today with a really easy to re-make card for Newton’s Nook Designs the most popular Farming Fun stamp and die set. I need to make more of these to enrich my masculine card collection I guess.

As always I started with stamping and colouring the truck and the wagon with Copic markers and cut them out with the coordinating dies.

I used a pretty cloudy backdrop die from Lawn Fawn to create a textured white background and stamped the sentiment on it with black ink.

The bottom third o the card I covered with patterned paper and added a thin strip of dark grey cardstock on the top of it. Then I popped up the coloured images with 3D foam squares,

As a finishing touch I added glossy accents to the middle of the wheels.

You see? I told you it was easy. I cannot wait to see your CAS cards, so please tag me @safsafdesign2016 on IG if you share it there! Thanks for joining me today and hope to see you soon!

Have a great day,

Zsofi

Heffy Doodle July Release – pre-order freebie

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Hello Everyone,

It is my second post for today as I was longing to share with you this clean and simple card I made with the Lil’ Lighthouse stamps and dies from Heffy Doodle.

If you place a pre-order at the Heffy Doodle store, you get this cute stamp as a freebie. If your order is above Ł45, then you get the coordinating die too. Isn’t it wonderful? Please note that this stamp/die is only an incentive and will NOT BE SOLD in the shop!

For my project I stamped and coloured the lighthouse using Copic markers and cut it out with the coordinating die.

On a piece of white cardstock I used the … stencil and quickly blended some Salty Ocean Distress Oxide ink making it lighter in the middle of the circle. I added a tiny bit of Hickory Smoke Distress Oxide on the bottom. Before popping up the lighthouse with 3D foam squares, I used that extra die in the coordinating die set to add the little holes for the light. I backed the panel with gold glitter cardstock, it looks like light in real life!

I die cut the Thinking of you from white cardstock 3 times and layered them on top of each other.

I cut the shadow from black cardstock. Before adhering it to the card, I randomly applied the remaining blue ink from my blending brush over the sentiment.

I finished the card with a bit of glossy accents on the darker grey parts of the lighthouse. I love how this card is perfect for guys too!

I hope you enjoyed this extra project for Release week. Pre-orders are open and the whole new release will go live on 3rd July. We will have a celebration on that day, so look out for more info on social media!

See you soon,

Zsofi

Floral birthday and Farewell – Pink and Main

Hello Everyone,

Iam back today with a bright and cheerful floral birthday card using some older goodies from Pink and Main. It is my last post for them as a Design Team member, but I am sure you will still see me using their stamps/dies and stencils as I love what they have! But enough of goodbyes, let’s dive in the card details.

I stamped and coloued some of the pretty bouquets from Gorgeous Vases using my Copic markers. I kept the colours the same: pink, orange and light blue. I used the coordinating dies to cut them all out.

I used the vase dies to cut some patterned paper from the Pastel Dreams paper pad. I made them sturdier by cutting them also from white cardstock and layering the patterned vases on top of these. I arranged my flowers on a 4,25*4,25 inches white piece of cardstock using 3D foam squares to achieve a dimensional look.

I really love the Vertical greetings stamp set but I could not decide which sentiment to use. So I chose 3 and stamped them on coloured cardstock. I adhered them on top of each other so only the sentiment shows. Isn’t it a unique design? And so easy!

As embellishment I added glossy accents to the flower centers and my card is all done! I can imagine this design with different colour combos. So versatile!

I hope you enjoyed my card today and all my previous Pink and Main projects. See you soon with more cheerful cards!

Big hugs,

Zsofi

Heffy Doodle July Release – Reveal Day 4

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Hello Everyone,

It is the last day of the July Release reveals at Heffy Doodle, for all the information and product close-ups, please visit the Heffy Doodle blog. Pre-orders are now open and the whole new release will be available on 03/07! There is a gorgeous freebie with every pre-order!

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For today’s post I was playing with the new Head in the clouds stencil.

I applied Spun Sugar Distress Oxide ink with an ink blencing brush then shifted the stencil and repeated I with Picked Raspberry. I shifted it again and finished the background with Shaded Lilac. I cut the panel down with a Stitched rectangle die and matted it with Lavender cardstock.

I had a Fluffy Puffy Unicorn coloured and die cut with its coordinating die which I popped up with 3D foam squares on a vellum circle. I used the Skinny Circle frames dies to cut a light and a dark pink frame to embellish the vellum and to hide the adhesive under them.

The sentiment is die cut with the new Miss you – Shadow Heffy cuts die from Lavender cardstock 3 times and layered on top of each other. The shadow I cut from white cardstock.

To finish the card I added some clear stars from Studio Katia and covered the hair of the unicorn and the Miss you sentiment with a clear shimmer pen.

I hope you enjoyed the July Reveals and you are ready to shop! I will be back tomorrow with one last card for Release week, are you curious which set I am gonna show you?

See you,

Zsofi