Newton’s Nook Designs August Release – Day 3

Hello Everyone,

I cannot believe that we are half way through the August release reveals at Newton’s Nook Designs! After some coffee and some Fall images we are introducing cute mice playing outside enjoying autumn weather. Autumn mice is a playful and adorable set which comes with coordinating dies.

I started with colouring all the images in the set, I even coloured some extra leaves as I knew I would build some Fall scenes which needed plenty of leaves. When I had everything cut out I was already sure I will end up with more than just one card.

CARD #1

For my first scene I die cut the Lawn Fawn Leafy Tree Backdrop Landscape die 3 times from dark brown cardstock. I also cut some grass and hills with the land border dies from yellow and kraft cardstocks. To make the images pop I used the Lawn Fawn stitched clouds backdrop on aqua cardstock.

I assembled the scene on an A2 sized white card base and layered the tree frame.

The sentiment I stamped on a grey banner (Frames and flags die set) and tucked it under the last frame.

I added the images and adhered a couple of leaves on the tree and on the grass too. I added white gel pen highlights, emphasized the eyes and noses with a black glaze pen and added glossy accents on the scarf and stems of the pumpkins.

CARD #2

My next project is a 4 bar card, where I used a couple of patterned paper from Lawn Fawn as a background for my mini scene. I used the same scene building elements as on the A2 sized card just this time I made a 3 layered dimensional frame using the Framework die set.

I stamped another sentiment from the set with brown ink directly on the background and popped up the mini scene with 3D foam squares.

I covered the cap of the acorn with glossy accents and used a black glaze pen on the eyes and nose of the mouse.

TAG

And last but not least I created a little tag using the Fancy edges tag die set. I like to make my tags thicker by adding an extra piece on the back. In this way I ensure the pretty finished look also.

I used some sturdy twine and yet another gorgeous sentiment from the Autumn mice set.

GIVEAWAY

Would you like to win the “Fall Fringe”  Stamp Set? This stamp set will be given away to ONE lucky winner! 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 August 22nd at 9pm EST to comment  — winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, August 23rd.

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

Zsofia Molnar -> you are here

Naki Rager

Maria Russell

Andrea Shell

Tatiana Trafimovich

I hope you liked my project for today and will pop in again tomorrow for the last day of the August release reveals! We will go spooky – or cute? 😉

See you,

Zsofi

Newton’s Nook Designs August Release – Day 2

Hello Everyone,

I hope you are excited about the August release at Newton’s Nook Designs already! It is Day 2 and we are showcasing the awesome Fall Fringe stamp set. It does not have coordinating dies but matches the previously released Frames squared die set perfectly! Look at all the great sentiments! This new set will also be available on Friday, 23/08!

For my card I stamped the image with Chocolate Truffle Amalgam ink from Gina K Designs and used Copic markers to colour it. I love the bright colours also for Fall so I went with sharp orange, deep brown and striking green shades. I also coloured the middle of the stamp with a light blue marker to make the images pop even more! The sentiment I stamped with the same brown ink.

When I was done with the colouring, I cut along the edges of the stamp and matted it with a dark brown square. I die cut the scalloped square die from the Frames squared die set from kraft cardstock and layered it under.

I wanted to make this a standard A2 sized card, so I cut a strip of green patterned paper (Sunny Studio) and matted it with the same brown cardstock before adhering it to a textured cream card base.

I popped up the focal panel with 3D foam tape and added a bit of natural twine on the top – simply wrapped it around the card and tied a bow.

As a finishing touch I added glossy accents to the pinecones, the caps of the acorns and the stems of the pumpkins.

I love the shine!

GIVEAWAY

Would you like to win the “Fall Fringe”  Stamp Set? This stamp set will be given away to ONE lucky winner! 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 August 22nd at 9pm EST to comment  — winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, August 23rd.

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

Zsofia Molnar -> you are here

Naki Rager

Maria Russell

Andrea Shell

Tatiana Trafimovich

I hope you liked my project for today and will pop in again tomorrow! The Fall fun continues with some cute critters!

See you,

Zsofi

Pink and Main August Release Sneak Peek 2

Hello everyone,

It is my second post today, if you are looking for my Newton’s Nook Designs August release Day 1 post, click here.

Now I am back with another sneak peek, this time at a wonderful sentiment set from the August release of Pink and Main. I created a pretty floral encouragement card. Who would not like to get one like this in the mail?

The new Going places stamp set is full of gorgeous sentiments which pair so well with the handwritten ones. I wanted to use the beautiful Thinking of you always stamp set with it, I felt it is a perfect match!

I started with stamping the florals on Bristol Sooth cardstock with Versafine Onyx black pigment ink and clear heat embossed it. You can skip the heat embossing part, I am just impatient to wait for the ink to dry and I love the raised shiny edges. It helps me with my colouring.

Before colouring I masked off the sentiment line with purple tape and applied Tumbled Glass Distress Ink with a small blending brush for a subtle background colour.

Then I used Tombow markers and a water brush to colour the flowers. I kept the colour family in the blue-green range. I also went back in certain areas with a clear shimmer pen to add some sparkle.

When it was dry, I stamped the sentiment with purple and blue inks and cut the panel down. I matted it with a Stitched Rectangle cut from blue cardstock and adhered it to a white top folding card base. I finished it off with a couple of iridescent jewels.

I hope you enjoyed today’s sneak peek at another gorgeous sentiment set. All new goodies will be available tomorrow, 20/08! Until next time, happy crafting!

Zsofi




Newton’s Nook Designs August Release – Day 1

Hello Everyone,

I am super excited today as we are starting the absolutely “fall-tastic” and gorgeous August Release reveals at Newton’s Nook Designs. The first set we are showcasing is called Pumpkin Latte – yes, a coffee themed fall set! YAY! I just love the girl images and all the little extras to create little scenes. It also has coordinating dies.

For my card I stamped and coloured the images with Copic markers and cut them out with the coordinating dies. I am in love with those huge pumpkins!

I decided to use the Falling leaves stencil on my card base with white texture paste.

It gives a pretty tone-on-tone textured look and matches the theme perfectly.

When it was dry, I added some rainbow plaid patterned paper (Sunny Studio) to the bottom of the card and accented it with a thin strip of dark brown cardstock.

After adhering the images in place with liquid glue, I used one of the banners from the Frames and flags die set to cut a dark brown flag. I white heat embossed a sentiment on it and added it on the top left corner of the card.

As a finishing touch I added some glossy accents to the stems, coffee caps and the pockets of her jacket. I love how cheerful this card turned out with the bright fall colours and the textured background.

GIVEAWAY

Would you like to win the “Pumpkin Latte”  Stamp Set? This stamp set will be given away to ONE lucky winner! 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 August 22nd at 9pm EST to comment  — winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, August 23rd.

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

Zsofia Molnar -> you are here

Naki Rager

Maria Russell

Andrea Shell

Tatiana Trafimovich

I hope you enjoyed the first day of the August reveals an you will come back tomorrow for more fall fun!

See you,

Zsofi

Be unique! – Die cut layering with LDRS Creative

Hello Everyone,

It is Zsofi here with a fun card which does not involve colouring but instead it is very dimensional thanks to the die cut layering.

I was absolutely inspired by the pretty yellow-blue patterned papers from the Puddle Jumper paper pad and I started with cutting out the strip with the anchors and roses. I die cut 2 mini scalloped borders from yellow cardstock and layered it under this elegant strip.

While I was die cutting, I also cut some tags for my layering using the Scalloped Rectangle frame set. I cut the base and the small one from white cardstock and the middle layer from an anchor patterned paper. 

I also die cut 4 of the big stitched clouds (In a cloudy sky die set) from white cardstock and layered them under the scallop strip.

The sentiment (from the On the move stamp set) I stamped on the small tag using Dark Wash Jeans Hybrid ink and layered the tags. I added 2 yellow matte enamel dots as embellishment.

I decided that I needed a bit more yellow on the card, so I used the Plaid stencil and Lantern Yellow Hybrid ink on the card base to add some light, fade-out colour. When assembling the card, I used 3D foam squares to pop up the tag in the middle. 

I hope you liked today’s inspiration and will give it a try. Die cut layering is a cool technique and easy way to add interest and dimension to an otherwise simple card design. Until next time, happy crafting!

Zsofi

Celebrating you – Pink and Main August Release Sneak Peek

Hello Everyone,

It is sneak peek time at Pink and Main, and I have the pleasure of showcasing a gorgeous new sentiment set called Special Day. It is full of great messages and also has two bigger sentiments in beautiful handwriting to pair them with! Lovely!

I have started with stamping the cute mermaid from the Starfish wishes set, coloured her with Copic markers and cut her out with the coordinating die.

I also cut a stitched rectangle from the new Summer Splash paper pad, and a stitched circle from vellum. On the patterned paper I silver heat embossed the handwritten sentiment. I also die cut a small white banner with the Sentiment strip dies and stamped another sentiment on it with black ink.

When assembling the card, I first popped up the mermaid with 3D foam tape on the vellum circle. Then I added liquid glue drops on the back of the vellum under the mermaid, in this way the adhesive does not show through.

As a finishing touch I added a couple of clear sequins and covered the mermaid tale with Stickles for an ultimate sparkle. I also could not resist emphasizing the bow and little star on the starfish with glossy accents.

I hope you are excited about this month’s release! All new goodies will be available on 20th August!

Until next time, happy crafting!

Zsofi


Patterned paper play – Pink and Main

Hello Everyone,

I am back today with a cute card I created for Pink and Main. Sometimes when we have a bunch of pretty patterned papers, a nice sentiment set and a little die, it is enough to make a quick card. Today’s one is a good example for that.

I flipped through the Pen Pal patterned paper pad and choose the one with the cute girl, trimmed it down and matted it with aqua cardstock. This will be my focal panel.

Then I cut strips of a grey patterned design too, matted them with the same aqua cardstock.

Finally I die cut a postage stamp from pink cardstock and heat embossed a sentiment from the Sent with love stamp set on it with white embossing powder.

I assembled the card and popped up the focal panel and the postage stamp with thin 3D foam tape. I also stamped a sentiment from the Sent with love stamp set above and under one of the grey strips using aqua ink.

I used a glitter pen to add details to the T-shirt of the girl, a shimmer pen on the envelopes and glossy accents on the hearts. I finished this simple design with a few iridescent sequins.

I hope you enjoyed this easy card design and give it a try too. Until next time, happy crafting!

Zsofi