Happy Halloween – last card

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Hello Everyone,

The day has come, it is Halloween and I am showing you my last card this year in the Last Minute Halloween Card-series. It was a fun week full of cards and bright colours 😀 I cannot deny myself 🙂

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For the last card I used Lawn Fawn and Clearly Besotted images, coloured with Copics and fussy cut.

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To build my scene I made a galaxy background first with watercolours and white acrylic paint. It is not showing much, only when you take a closer look. I also die cut a birch tree die (SSS) within a wonky stitched rectangle, which I popped up on the background using 3D foam tape. I die cut a large stitched rectangle from a purple plaid paper (Lawn Fawn) and adhered my scene on this.

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The sentiment is from the Happy Howl-o-ween Lawn Fawn set, I white heat embossed it on a stitched black banner.

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I used Wink of Stella clear shimmer pen (a bit less sparkly than the Spectrum Noir one) on the ghosts and the dress of my cute witch. I also emphasized some details with a black glaze pen and glossy accents.

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I will upload this project to the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Anything goes.

I hope you enjoyed my card series, I am thinking of doing the same soon for Christmas. Let me know in the comments below if you were interested! I appreciate your feedback so much!

Have a lovely fright night and Happy Halloween!

Zsofi

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Clean and simple Christmas

Hello Everyone,

I am popping in with a clean and simple Christmas card inspired by the almost closing MFT Sketch Challenge #356.

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I stamped and coloured images from several MFT sets (Beast Friends and Ewe are the best) and die cut them with the coordinating dies. I took a piece of patterned paper (Echo Park) and ran it through with a stitched rectangle die from a Blueprints set. I also die cut a stitched banner from dark chocolate cardstock to hold my sentiment.

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I white heat embossed Happy Christmas from a small Simon Says Stamp set, where the fonts were bold enough to fill the space.

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After adhering everything, I used a Spectrum Noir shimmer pen on the present and the Santa hat, and added some glossy accents. A few Doodlebug enamel dots finished this simple but cute card.

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I will upload this to the current MFT Sketch Challenge #356 and Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge: All creatures great and small.

Hope you got inspired and will be back soon again,

See you,

Zsofi

Last minute Halloween card series – Day 7 – costume party

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Hello Everyone,

This is my second post today, as I promised you Halloween cards until Halloween. So this is the last but one.

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I had the Newton’s Nook Designs Newton’s Costume Party set and didn’t have the chance to use it before. I wanted something rather simple, but could not decide which costume to feature. So I came up with a design which fits 3 in one card.

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I started with stamping and colouring the kitties and costumes, I used Copics and the coordinating dies to cut them out. Then I took a black stitched strip of cardstock and added a stitched scalloped green mat to it. After that I die cut 3 windows and placed my kitties in them. I backed it with a piece of vellum to mute down the background as the paper I chose was very vibrant.

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I white heat embossed a sentiment on a piece of bold coloured patterned paper (Doodlebug Booville collection still) and gave it a light blue stitched at before I adhered it to an A2 sized card base.

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A little bit of Spectrum Noir shimmer pen and glossy accents were needed to make this cute card even more special. I also used a black glaze pen on the eyes of the ghost costume.

I will upload this project to the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge All creatures great and small.

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I hope you like it and will return for the last card in my series tomorrow.

See you,

Zsofi

Christmas card and tag set

Good morning,

As it is Monday, I will have a little break from Halloween cards now and show you something special I made for Jana’s pulmonologist. It was totally inspired by the current Inky Paws Challenge #58 , that sketch gave me the idea of putting a circle tag on a card.

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I made a gift set, including 2 cards and 4 tags:

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I started with stamping the pretty ornament from the Newton’s Nook Designs Beautiful Baubles stamp set along with a circle sentiment from Simon Says Stamp on Copic friendly cardstock. I die cut it with a circle die and put it aside. I made several of these (more than I show here as I want to try more colour combos later), my stamp positioner was a great help with this.

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Then I looked for patterned paper. I am addicted to Doodlebug Designs paper pads and still have plenty sheets from last year too. I chose one in colder colours and one more pinky-red. I cut them down to fit the front of an A2 sized card. I also chose coordinating cardstock scraps and die cut a stitched strip.

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Then I coloured the ornaments in coordinating colours. It is much easier for me to select the patterned paper first and the colour accordingly, I almost all the time do this. I added some Spectrum Noir shimmer and glossy accent on the top.

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While it was drying I made some scalloped circle mats in coordinating colours, and backed them with a white one. I like to have my tags sturdy, the look more high quality this way. I poked a tiny hole on the top of the stand-alone tags and threaded through some silver string.

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I adhered the cards together using 3D foam tape under the tags. I also die cut tiny bows (Pretty Pink Posh) from silver cardstock and glued them on the ornament with a drop of Ranger Multi Matte Medium.

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A tiny little gemstone in the middle finished this cute set off.

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I will link this project to the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Anything goes.

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I hope you like my project, and got inspired. Come and play along with us at the Inky Paws Challenge till Friday 3rd Nov for a chance to win a 20 USD gift certificate to the Newton’s Nook Designs online store.

Hope to see you there,

Have a lovely week,

Zsofi

 

Last minute Halloween card series – Day 6 – more Love Cynthia

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Hello Everyone,

If you ever tried one Love Cynthia stamp or digi stamp, most probably you share the addiction I have. The images are super cute, and I could not resist, had to buy the other Halloween digi too.

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I printed them on Copic friendly paper and coloured them with Copics. Then fussy cut them out. I stencilled some cobwebs to Bristol Smooth cardstock with Hickory smoke distress ink and cut the panel in half. In this way I had enough materials to make 2 very similar cards.

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I die cut a postage stamp frame (Avery Elle) from white cardstock and adhered to the stencilled panel. I stamped the sentiment (SSS set) in black and adhered the images. I covered an A2 sized card base with pretty patterned paper from the Doodlebug Booville collection and popped up the framed piece with 3D foam tape.

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I had to do the usual magic: a bit of Spectrum Noir shimmer pen, gold and white gel pens, and glossy accents. I added this to the Boo sentiment too, I love the raised look it gave.

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I hope you like my cards, there are still 2 days till Halloween 😉 Come back tomorrow for more fun!

Hope to see you,

Zsofi

Last minute Halloween card series – Day 5 – stickers again

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Hello Everyone,

I am back with a quick share as it is really running late here. I still have plenty of stickers from the Doodlebug Booville sticker collection and they are simply too cute not to be used. So I decided to make mini scenes on tags with them.

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I started with die cutting several tags (MFT Blueprints) from white cardstock and the tag fronts from black cardstock. I sponged some distress ink on the white ones, sprayed them with water and dabbed it off with a paper towel. I die cut little banners from white cardstock and stamped a sentiment in black on them.

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I assembled the tags, popped up the sentiment banner with 3D foam tape and added the cute stickers to make the scenes. I added some black and white ribbon and tied a silver bow on them.

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I prepared the card bases from heavy weight white cardstock and added strips of patterned paper on their left side. I also added a thin strip of glitter paper next to it and covered up the joining lines with a colourful stitched strip (Lawn Fawn Picket Fence die).

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I adhered the tags using 3D foam tape and I had 3 cards done in short time.

I hope you got inspired and will pop in again tomorrow for more fun.

See you,

Zsofi

Last minute Halloween card series – Day #4 with Newton’s Nook Designs

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Hello Everyone,

Today I brought a card which needs a bit more time to prepare but a lot of parts can be easily replaced with less technique oriented solutions which can save some time.

I definitely wanted to use the adorable Halloween set from Newton’s Nook Designs Newton’s Boo-tiful night. I could not decide though which pumpkin image to use so I created a design which fits them both 🙂

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I started with stamping the images on Bristol Smooth cardstock and used my Zig Clean Colour Real Brush marker to colour them in. Then I fussy cut them (no coordinating dies unfortunately) and ran a Memento black marker around the edges for a more finished look.

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I had another piece of Bristol Smooth cardstock, I created a circle mask for the moon and sponged Wilted Violet and Black soot distress inks on it. When it was all done, without removing the mask I applied silver glitter  embossing paste through the Starfield stencil. I set it aside to dry, meanwhile I inked up a scrap piece of cardstock with Black soot distress ink and die cut 2 grass borders. I sprinkled them with water for a more textured look. I also die cut a white picket fence (Lawn Fawn die) to add more dimension to my scene.

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When the background was dry, I removed the mask and used Black soot distress ink (really watered it down) to add texture to the moon. I was impatient and dried it with my heat tool, so I could stamp the sentiment and the bats on it with black ink.

After I assembled the card, I added some glossy accent to the eyes and mouth of the pumpkins.

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I will upload this project to the Cat Lovers Blog Hop and to the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Anything goes.

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I hope you like my card and will come back tomorrow for more Halloween fun.

See you,

Zsofi