Mermazing

Hello Everyone,

It is a hot weekend in Budapest so instead of outdoor programs we have been colouring together with my daughter (while my son was playing with his cars). I love these crafty hours together.

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I have stamped and coloured the cute mermaid from the Neat and Tangled Mermazing stamp set using Bristol Smooth cardstock and Zig Real Colour Real Brush markers. I added some shimmer with a Spectrum Noir Clear shimmer pen.

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I wanted her to be in the spotlight so I made an inked background using masking and stencils from MFT and Neat and Tangled. As I used Distress Oxides, I wanted to distress it a bit with water droplets and I also added some sparkle with a Tsukineko Shimmer Mist on the ocean. When the panel was dry I used the Simon Says Stamp Wonky rectangle die to cut it and adhered it to a white top folding card base.

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I also used 3 different Disress Oxide inks to stamp the sentiment in a banner and clear embossed it (due to the pigment characteristics of these inks it is so easy and gives it a raised, shiny look). I used the coordinating dies to cut both the mermaid and the sentiment and I used 3D foam squares to attach those to my card.

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As this card I made for my daughter, she allowed me to use some colourful gemstones from her treasure-box 🙂 That finished off this simple but very colourful card.

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I will link this up to the Little Tangles Masking challenge #82.

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

See you soon,

Zsofi

Masked sentiment

Hello Everyone,

I am popping in today with a card I made with some Studio Katia products. I started with die cutting the Thank you sentiment from masking paper and adhered it temporarily to a piece of Bristol Smooth cardstock. I took the big flower image from the Thank you so much set and stamped it with waterproof black ink. I coloured it with Zig Clean Colour Real Brush markers and used the Spectrum Noir Shimmer pen to blend the colours and give the flower some delicate sparkle.

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I removed the mask and die cut the panel with a dotted rectangle from the Dotted patterns set 1. Gave it a gold glitter mat and adhered it to a piece of Doodlebug patterned paper, which I mounted on an A2 sized white card base.

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I stamped anther sentiment from the MFT More Essential sentiments set under that pretty flower in black ink.

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I embellished it with some clear drops from Studio Katia and my card was finished. I did embellish the card from inside too, but forgot to take a pic of it. I just simply adhered a leftover strip of the patterned paper with a golden mat on the bottom of the card and cut some slots to hold a gift card above it.

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

All the best and see you soon,

Zsofi

 

Simple & colourful thank you

Hello Again,

I could not resist popping in again with a simple but very colourful thank you card. I had my new Studio Katia goodies still on my desk and wanted to make another card, this time I used the Mini Thank you set only.

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I started with a Copic friendly paper and stamped several times the little butterfly on the right side of it slightly turning it to have a variation in the angle. I stamped the sentiment from the set more or less in the middle of the paper and trimmed the edge down to have a 4 and 1/4 by 4 inch piece. I coloured the butterflies with Copics.

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I had a left over piece of Lawn Fawn plaid paper from my previous card which was perfectly matching the idea I had, so I adhered an inch piece to a white card base (I slightly trimmed it down to be 5 and 1/4 by 4 inch). I adhered the butterfly panel next to it and added a stitched strip of glitter paper where the 2 papers meet.

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I added Spectrum Noir Clear Shimmer to the butterflies and a few rhinestones (I “stole” them from my daughter’s stash) in rainbow colours. A bit of glossy accents finished off the card.

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Simple and easy and I only used a mini stamp set to make it. Super fun!

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

Have sweet dreams,

Zsofi

Plaid and flower

Hello Everyone,

Quickly popping in before I am heading to the swimming pool with my kiddos (I love summer vacation). I made a set of Thank you cards using some great products from Studio Katia. I have recently discovered Katia’s products, and I am amazed by the design, uniqueness and quality. Every single piece I have (not many yet) became my favourites in no time.

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I started with Bristol Smooth cardstock, stamped and black heat embossed the fantastic floral image from the Thank you so much stamp set and the sentiment from the Mini Thank you set. I applied 2 colours of Distress Oxides on each panel: Peacock Feathers and Salty ocean, Abandoned Coral and Spiced Marmalade, Seedless Preserves and Worn Lipstick.

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I went over the flower with a Spectrum Noir shimmer pen to get the oxidized look and some shimmer. As the oxides are more creamy due to the pigment characteristics, it left some residue on my embossing, but I could easily wipe it off with a paper towel.

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I die cut the floral pieces with different stitched rectangle dies from Lawn Fawn. I matched the flowers with plaid patterned papers also from Lawn Fawn and covered the white card bases with these. I mounted the focal panels on the plaid backgrounds using 3D foam tape.

As a final touch I used some Studio Katia Sparkling Crystals all over the flowers.

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I will upload this project to the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Use plaid.

Hope you like my cards, leave me a comment which one is your favourite. I love to read what you think.

See you soon for more inspirational projects.

Have a great day,

Zsofi

Transparent card

Hello Everyone,

Today I wanted to show you a card I made in the last minute for the weekly sketch challenge #341 at MFT.

Sketch Challenge 341 #mftstamps

Here is my card:

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I designed a transparent card, with some cute succulents in the focus. I started with stamping and colouring the images from the MFT Sweet Succulents set using Copics and die cut them with the coordinating dies.

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I die cut the front of a white card base with MFT stitched scallop basic edges. From the leftover piece I cut another scalloped edge for the bottom and from the middle I cut a scalloped square frame (PPP). I adhered a piece of acetate to the card front and glued the other scalloped edge to the bottom. I stamped my sentiment on this with black ink.

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I layered some Distress Oxide inks on Bristol Smooth cardstock and stamped the Cheesecloth BG stamp from MFT using water instead of ink. I left it on for a minute and removed the stamp. I got a very delicate texture in this way. I also flicked some water on and dabbed it off with a paper towel. I adhered this panel to the inside of my card base.

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After arranging my frame and succulent on the transparent card front, I embellished the pot with some tiny heart gems (Darice) and added some tiny pearls on the flowers.

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Hope you like this special card and will return soon for more tutorials and fun.

See you soon,

Zsofi

 

Beach wedding card

Good morning Everyone,

I hope you had a great weekend. A new week starts and it is time for the new Inky Paws Challenge #51. The theme is Tropical. You have until the 28th July to play along.

Here is my card as inspiration:

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There are many weddings in the summer in Hungary as couples like to take advantage of the nice weather. Although we don’t have any beaches, I was itching to make a wedding scene on the beach with the kissing cats from the Newton’s Christmas Cuddles Newton’s Christmas Cuddles stamp set. I love to stretch my stamps and use them differently as they were intended.

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I started with creating  beach scene using distress inks and the MFT beach scene builder dies. I die cut everything from watercolour cardstock and coloured with distress inks using sponge daubers. I added some Tsukineko Shimmer mist spray to the ocean in the background to get the sparkle of the sunrays reflecting on the water.

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I stamped and coloured the kitties on Bristol Smooth cardstock and coloured them with Zig Clean colour real brush pens. I used a waterbrush to blend the colours better. I used some white tulle for the bride, I glued it under a tiny flower I stamped and cut from an image from the Aloha Newton set.

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The sentiment (MFT Essential sentiments) is white heat embossed on a black thin strip of cardstock. After adhering the scene together, I used glossy accents to make some elements shiny and pop.

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I will upload this card to the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Distress it too.

Hope you like my card and will play with us at the Inky Paws Challenge #51. It is such a fun one!

See you soon,

Zsofi

Life is good

Hello Everyone,

A couple of days passed without any news from me, I am sorry. Summer is mostly about the kids and spending time outside together. So definitely less time for blogging (I still craft a little every at just not as much as I want to). I am totally into summer cards now, I display them at our living room to add to the chilling mood.

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This card was inspired by an ocean scene I saw on Pinterest. I wanted to make a card to capture the feels I had when I looked at that photo.

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I started with a piece of Bristol Smooth cardstock and sponged some distress inks using masking tape and a torn piece of printer paper. I made the sky, the ocean and the sand, flicked some water on the sand part along with different distress ink splatters to look more like sand. The ocean I misted with Tsukineko Shimmer mist for some sparkle.

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I stamped a sentiment and some birds on the sky from Lawn Fawn Life is good set. I also added waves using the Marvy Snow marker and heated it up till it puffed. I gave the scene a dark brown mat and mounted it on a white card base.

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The images from the So smooth Lawn Fawn set I stamped on marker friendly paper and coloured with Copics. I used the coordinating dies to cut them out and adhered them to the scene using 3D foam squares. A bit of Spectrum Noir shimmer pen and glossy accents finished off the card.

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I will link this project up to the Lawnfawnatics Summertime fun Challenge as well as to the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Distress it.

I hope you like it and will return soon for more inspirational cards.

See you,

Zsofi