Big birthday wishes – IPC #73

Inky Paws ChallengeHello Everyone,

Happy Monday to all of you, it is time for the weekly Inky Paws Challenge inspiration.  IPC#73  is still open till Friday (8th June) if you want to try this sketch:

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My card features the girl from Holding happiness stamp set, I stamped her on a white circle and coloured with Copics. I gave it a zigzag stitched mat for more interest.

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The sentiments I stamped on thin banners cut from coloured cardstock scraps, and adhered them to a strip of peacock cardstock. I tied some twine around it and mounted on a soft pastel patterned paper.

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The focal panel I foam mounted, and added some glossy accents on the flowers and the ribbon on the present. A bit of clear shimmer I added to her dress to make it festive.

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I hope you got inspired and will play along with us at the IPC #73 for a chance to win a 20USD gift certificate to the wonderful Newton’s Nook Designs online store.

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See you soon with more fun projects.

Hugs,

ZSofi

Birthday fishes – Lawnfawnatics #29

Hello Everyone,

Today’s card is all about cute sea critters. I have pulled out my older (but totally favourite) Lawn Fawn sets and coloured a lot of fish and under the sea critters on the first day of Kathy Racoosin’s 30 days colouring challenge.

Today I turned them into a card for the Lawnfawnatics #29 challenge:

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I was totally inspired by the bottom left pic for the ocean background. I have this gorgeous Studio Katia stencil I used the other day too, so I simply recreated the same background just with different shades of Distress inks. I applied some Clear Shimmer paste from Tonic over the stencil and set it aside to dry.

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I cut a white frame with an MFT die and stamped a sentiment in the middle with a purple ink. I popped up the frame on the ocean background with 3D foam tape, and adhered it all on a grey card base.

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I arranged the fish and seaweeds, adhered them flat or with 3D foam squares and added a few Studio Katia Iridescent Bubbles.

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I also emphasized the eyes of the fish with a black glaze pen and added some glossy accents on the stripes and shell.

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I hope you like this summer birthday card and will pop in again soon for more inspiration.

See you,

Zsofi

Seize the day – CLBH #6

Good morning Everyone,

It is time for my last entry for the Spring/Summer Coffee Lovers Blog Hop. I enjoyed creating these cards so much, all my other ideas need to wait till the next hop. I wish good times could last longer…

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So my last card is a peaceful, really summery one. I stamped and coloured the yoga girl from the SSS Exercising girls stamp set, coloured her with Copics and used the coordinating die to cut her out. I used a craft knife to cut a slot for the coffee mug along the stamped line.

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The prefect coffee mug I found in the Gerda Steiner Designs Monster fun stamp set. The coordinating die cuts around it so precisely that no white edge shows. It was perfect for the yoga girl.

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I found a pretty beach scene paper in the Echo Park Summer party paper pad, cut it  bit narrower than an A2 sized card, gave it a black mat and adhered to a white card base. I stamped a beautiful sentiment from Stamplorations Coffeeology 2 stamp set. (Sherry really makes gorgeous coffee sets!)

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A bit of clear shimmer and glossy accent finished off this simple but motivational card. I will hang it in our kitchen to brighten our mornings.

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

I hope you enjoyed my coffee cards and will return soon for more fun projects. If you like my art, please subscribe, it would make my day.

Thanks a latte,

Zsofi

Enough coffee – CLBH #5

Hello Again,

It is quite late here so I will keep this post short. It is my 5th card for the Spring/Summer Coffee Lovers Blog Hop.

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I cut a strip of Copic friendly cardstock and stamped the coffee cup and critters from the SSS Coffee and friends and the SSS Stacked animals sets, without masking. Above it I stamped a sentiment in black.

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I used Copic markers to colour them. I went over the word Coffee with a black glaze pen to have a bit of dimension and used glossy accents on the eyes of the bird and the hearts on the coffee cup.

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I gave this panel an aqua mat and used 3D foam tape to mount it on a striped patterned paper (Doodlebug). I finished it off with some Studio Katia crystals.

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I will link this card up also to the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Anything goes.

Only one last card remaining, so make sure to come back tomorrow morning.

See you,

Zsofi

Coffee and friends – CLBH #4

Hello Everyone,

I will admit that I went crazy last night and made another 3 cards for the Coffee Lovers Spring/Summer Blog Hop. The first one features my favourite brand, Newton’s Nook Designs.

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I stamped and coloured the kitties from Newton’s Sweetheart set using Copic markers and used the coordinating die to cut it out. I changed the milk to be coffee in the jar 🙂

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Then I selected some pretty patterned papers from the Doodlebug Designs Kitten Smitten paper pad. I used the Pretty Pink Posh Stitched Duo 3 die to make the tag and stamped a Simon Says Stamp sentiment from the Coffee and Tea stamp set on the top of it. I love how the curves match!

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I popped up the kitties with 3D foam tape and added some clear shimmer and glossy accents on the straws, heart, ribbon and their nose. I used Studio Katia Satin rainbow confetti to embellish the background paper, the colours were matching so well!

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

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Thanks for stopping by and stay tuned for my other 2 cards for the Hop.

See you soon,

Zsofi