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

 

Summer hello

Hello Everyone,

Today I brought you a very summery card I made with the latest SSS June Card Kit.

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I started with a piece of masking paper which could cover an entire card front. I used the bikini die an cut several of them from the masking paper. I adhered the negative on a piece of Bristol Smooth cardstock an blended some Distress inks with a mini dauber. I sprinkled them with water, dabbed it off with a paper towel and spritzed with Tsukineko Shimmer Mist for more sparkle. When it was all dry, I used a stitched rectangle die from SSS to cut my panel and adhered it to a green postage stamp die cut (Avery Elle die).

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I die cut a stitched tag (Mama Elephant) from vellum and I heat embossed the sentiment from the stamp set included in the SSS June card kit using blue embossing powder (WOW). I added drops of Multi Matter Medium glue to the back of the heat embossed words and adhered it to the sponged background.

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I added a bow made of twine and a few Moonshine Confetti from the kit as embellishment.

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

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

See you soon,

Zsofi

Happy seagulls

Hello again,

I am popping in with a funny card which I made for my darling husband who just returned home from his monthly work shift. It was inspired by this weeks MFT Sketch Challenge #340.

Sketch Challenge 340 #mftstamps

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I started with looking through my MFT patterned papers and chose 2 aqua toned ones for my background. I cut a dome in the wooden patterned one as a window and a thin strip from the striped one for the card side. I took a piece of Bristol smooth cardstock and masked off a strip for the ocean, and blended Peacock feathers distress ink. I distressed it with water splatters and added some Tsukineko Shimmer spritz for some sparkle. Then I removed the mask and placed it on the inked ocean. I used the MFT cloud stencil to make some grey clouds on the sky.

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I stamped the cute seagulls from the Seaside Seagulls set on Copic friendly paper, coloured them quickly with Copics and die cut them with the coordinating dies.

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I cut a stitched banner for my sentiment which I heat embossed in white. I also cut a stitched thin strip from black shimmer paper (it is part of the Lawn Fawn Picket Fence die) and assembled the card.

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As a final touch I added some funny enamel dot eyes (Simon Says Stamp) to the seagulls and some glossy accents on their beaks.

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I will also link this card up on the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge: Summer Sunshine and Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Distress it.

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

See you,

Zsofi

Floral thank you card

Hello Everyone,

Today I wanted to show you a pretty thank you card I made using the beautiful (and retiring!!!!) Flower Garden stamp set from Newton’s Nook Designs. The price is fabulous, it is only 8,99 USD instead of the usual 14.99 USD. Do not hesitate to get your paws on it until you can!

Flower Garden Stamp Set by Newton's Nook Designs

The colours of my card were inspired by the current Inky Paws Challenge #50. There is still time to play along until Friday (14th July).

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I started with ink blending a background using Distress inks (Spiced Marmelade, Worn Lipstick and Seedless Preserves). I sprinkled the entire surface with water and dabbed it off with a paper towel. I also spritzed it with Tsukineko Shimmer Spritz for a subtle shimmer which is very hard to capture on a photo but looks awesome in real.

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Next I die cut the pretty frame (Avery Elle) from Neenah 110lb heavy weight cardstock and made the inner piece a bit smaller using another rectangle die from my stash. On that panel I stamped the flower image and coloured with Shinhan markers. I added a glitter enamel dot in the middle of each big flower for more dimension.

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The sentiment is die cut from black cardstock using a die from the same Avery Elle set. I glued everything flat this time for easy mailing. I mounted my whole panel on a white A2 sized card base.

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I hope you got inspired by my card and will play along with us on the Inky Paws Challenge.

See you soon,

Zsofi

 

Baby card set

Hello Everyone,

I am popping in with an idea I had for the current Inky Paws Challenge #50.

Inky Paws Challenge #50 | Color Challenge: White, Melon, Grape and Strawberry | Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook

I am really a blue-pink girl, these are my favourite colours and sometimes it is really challenging to use orange on my cards. I was thinking that if you find a challenge colours a bit out of your comfort zone, you can use them separately and make a card set. In this way you used all the colours but not on the same card.

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I wanted to enhance my “welcome baby” card stash, so I stamped and coloured the lovely little onesies from the Newton’s Nook Designs Lovable LaundryNewton’s Nook Designs Lovable Laundry set. I used very few Copic/Shinhan markers to colour them and used the coordinating die to cut them out. This die is so special as it makes the faux stitching around the neck and legs area. So pretty in real.

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To keep the card set simple, I trimmed 3 different patterned papers (Taylored Expressions) to cover an A2 sized card front and stamped the sentiment from the same set in black. I die cut the new Pretty Pink Posh scalloped circle tag die from white linen textured cardstock 3 times and mounted on the backgrounds using 3D foam tape. I adhered the onesies in the middle and embellished the tag with coordinating flower shaped buttons.

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I used a bit of Spectrum Noir shimmer pen and glossy accents to emphasize some details and my cards were done.

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Very simple and easy to recreate in any colour.

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

See you,

Zsofi

Inky Paws Challenge #50

Hello Everyone,

Today is my first post as a member of the Inky Paws Challenge Design team as the new challenge #50 starts. It is a colour challenge:

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And here is my card for this challenge:

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I started with stamping the pretty full flower image from the NND Fanciful florals set with Versamark ink on Bristol Smooth cardstock. I poured white embossing powder on it and heated it till it melted.  I repeated the process until I had a panel covered with shiny white flowers. Then I added Distress Oxide inks with a mini ink blending tool. I used Wilted Violet, Worn Lipstick and Spiced Marmalade. I spritzed the panel with some water and dabbed it off with a paper towel.

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I white heat embossed a sentiment from the same set on purple cardstock and gave it an orange mat. I used some Lawn Fawn Alphabet die (Cole’s ABC) to cut the rest of the sentiment from pink glitter paper.

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I also made a scalloped white mat for the focal panel and adhered it to a pink A2 sized card front. I glued everything flat and embellished the sentiment banner with white matte enamel dots.

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I hope you like my card and will play along with this fun colour combo on the Inky Paws Challenge blog.

See you there,

Zsofi

Sea you soon

Hello Everyone,

I am popping in with an ocean themed card, which was inspired by the current Lawnfanatics Challenge Watercolour.

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I had a piece of a watercoloured background I made not so long ago using Gansai Tambi watercolours and cling foil. The technique is from the gorgeous Jennifer McGuire, the video tutorial is linked here. I added some Tsukineko Shimmer mist to it for more shine and gave it a black thin mat before gluing it on a white card base. I stamped the sentiment in black from the Mermaid for you set.

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I stamped a couple of images from the Fintastic friends and Mermaid for you sets on Bristol smooth cardstock,  and coloured them with Zig Clean Color Real Brush markers. I used a Spectrum Noir shimmer pen to blend the colours and give them a little sparkle.

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After adhering them to the ocean background I embellished the scene with a little gemstone heart (I coloured it with Copics to have a matching colour) and a few clear droplets from Studio Katia.

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I will upload this project to the Lawnfanatics Challenge #7 Watercolor and  Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Anything goes too.

I hope you like my clean and simple card and will pop in again soon for more inspiration,

Sea you soon,

Zsofi