Beach card #2

Hello Again,

Here I am with the second card I made as a memory for our mini holiday.

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I used again the Newtons Nook Designs Newton’s Summer Vacation stamp set for the image, coloured with alcohol markers and fussy cut. For the background I die cut a piece of Bristol Smooth cardstock with the Mama Elephant La Fayette die and sponged distress inks on both pieces. I spritzed them with water to make the splattered look. When it was dry I stamped the sentiment from the Aloha Newton set with clear embossing ink and white heat embossed it.

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When I assembling the card, I used another layer cut from white cardstock of the outer frame to make it more dimensional. I also used the Spectrum Noir shimmer pen on the umbrella and added glossy accent to it and also to the sunglasses.

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A few clear sequins from Pretty Pink Posh finished off my card.

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I will submit this to the following challenges: Inky Paws #47 colour challenge, Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge (Furry friends), Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge (Little Critters).

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

Have a nice evening!

Zsofi

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Beach card #1

Hello Everyone,

I am back after a long silence, I am busy with other parts of life and a big crafty project which kept me away from blogging. I am sorry if you missed my posts, I will try to be back to normal.

We just came back from a 3 days-mini-holiday yesterday and before we travelled I made this card for my kids:

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The background is made with distress inks, after drying I used the Mama Elephant La Fayette die to cut the frame. I popped it up with foam tape for more dimension, and stamped the sentiment in black on the middle panel.

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I stamped, coloured and fussy cut the kitties from Newton’s Summer Vacation stamp set (Newton’s Nook Designs). I used alcohol markers, some clear shimmer (Spectrum Noir Shimmer pen) and glossy accents of course.

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I will link this project up to the Inky Paws #47 Colour Challenge, to Simon Says Stamp Wendesday Challenge Furry friends and Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Little critters

I hope you like my card and will return soon,

See you,

Zsofi

Balloon with a kitty

Hello Everyone,

I was so busy recently that I hardly find time to make cards and it doesn’t make me happy at all. Today I just felt I had to squeeze one in my busy agenda. This is what I came up with (I always need birthday cards), I used the current Inky Paws Sketch Challenge as a starting point.

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I cut an A2 sized kraft cardstock and ran it through the Big Shot machine with a stitched swirl background die from SSS. I cut a strip of blue gingham patterned paper and wrapped it around it before I adhered it to a white card base. I cut also a red rectangle and a white one with Hero Arts Infinity dies and several little flag banners using an MFT Blueprint die.

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On the white panel I made a sky background with a handmade stencil (I used a cloud border die to make it), and sponged some Tumbled glass distress ink. I stamped the sentiment (from NND Newton Loves cake) in Versafine Onyx Black ink on the bottom and added some Lawn Fawn twine.

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The balloon with the kitty is from an older NND stamp set, which is my all time favourite, Birthday Bash. I stamped and coloured with Shinhan markers and cut it with the coordinating die. I used 3D foam tape to adhere it to the sky background. Of course I had to add glossy accent also to the ballon plus a few clear sequins from Pretty Pink Posh.

I will submit this card to the Newton’s Nook Designs Inky Paws Challenge #46, and to the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge It’s a frame up.

I hope you like it and will return soon.

See you,

Zsofi

Congrats for him

Hello Everyone,

I cannot believe how time flies, it has been so long since my last post. I have been busy with some friend requests and Mother’s Day projects and couldn’t fine the time to blog. I really need to craft a bit every day but life got so busy that I also had to skip a few days, which is always painful 🙂

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So, here is a graduation card which was inspired by the current Lawnfawnatics Challenge Black&white and bright.

I started with cutting a strip of black&white polka dotted Lawn Fawn paper and adhered it to an A2 sized white stitched rectangle and then to a top folding white card base. I cut a stitched strip from gold foil cardstock too using the Picket Fence die (my most used die I guess) and glued it on the top of the polka dot piece.

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Then I cut the Lawn Fawn tag die from black&white diagonal striped paper and from vellum. On the vellum layer I embossed the congrats sentiment in gold. I die cut the hole reinforce from the polka dot paper too. I layered them together in a way that it is slightly offset. I added some colourful twine and popped it up on the card base with 3D foam tape.

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Then I stamped and coloured and die cut the cute fox from the Into the woods stamp set (my all time favourite) and the graduation cap from Hats off to you. I used a bit of gold gel pen on the tassel and glossy accent to make it shiny. I used 3D foam squares to pop it up on the tag.

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I wish you enjoyed my card and got inspired. Please return soon for more fun cards.

See you,

Zsofi