What the cluck? Herd it’s your birthday!

Hello Everyone,

I am back today with a really funny card I created with the latest release from Newton’s Nook Designs. All these farm sets are absolutely adorable on their own, but i was itching to combine them and get the whole herd on one big party scene.

I started with stamping and colouring some of the farm animals from the Oink, Cluck and Moo sets with my Copic markers. I used their coordinating dies to cut them out.

To set the scene I die cut a Fence from white woodgrain cardstock and some grass using the Land Border dies.

As I used warm tones, I decided to build the scene on kraft cardstock instead of blue. When I was happy with the arrangements, I adhered all the critters with either liquid glue or 3D foam squares.

I love the sentiments in these farm sets, I stamped a bunch of them on vellum die cut Speech Bubbles using StazOn black ink. I placed them around the critters, so it looks like they are having a conversation 🙂 Isn’t it cute?

As a finishing touch I added some glossy accents here and there.

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

I hope you liked my card today and will return soon for more.

Until next time,

Zsofi

Alice in Wonderland

Hello Everyone,

Today I brought you a cartoon inspired motivational card. I am a big Disney fan and when I first saw the Wonderland stamp set from Pink and Main, I was literally jumping from joy. The characters are so cute and the quotes made me smile.

I started with stamping an colouring the images with Copic markers. I die cut them all with their coordinating dies.

Then I used a stitched rectangle die to cut a white, a pink and a blue violet piece. I also used it to cut down a green piece of cardstock which I cut again with a small scalloped border die to stand for grass for my scene.

Before attaching the grass and all the images, I sponged very lightly some light blue ink on the white rectangle. I also stamped the sentiment with blue violet ink. I popped up the images with 3D foam squares and added some flower sequins.

For the background I chose a pretty bow one from the Something Whimsy paper pad and covered an A2 sized card front with it and adhered all the rectangles turned at an angle before adhering the focal panel.

As a finishing touch I added some glossy accents to the glasses, clock, bottle and bows, just to make them even cuter.

I hope you liked my card today and will check back later for more inspiration with the April Release. Until next time, happy crafting!

Zsofi

It’s been Oolong

Hello Everyone,

After a little break I am back with a clean and simple card for your bestie featuring the newly released Tea-rific stamp and die set from Pink and Main.

I started with stamping one of the pretty tea pots and two cups with a clear embossing ink and poured black embossing powder on it. I love the shiny, deep black outline but if you are not comfortable with using black powder you can always use Versafine Onyx black ink for stamping and clear embossing powder over it.

After heat setting the images I used Altenew watercolour markers and a waterbrush to add colour. I cut the images with the coordinating dies.

I die cut an Eyelet cover from cream textured cardstock, cut it down a little and backed it with a light blue cardstock piece which is 4,25*5,5 inches.

I heat embossed the sentiment from the same stamp set on a black strip of cardstock using white embossing powder and adhered it to the edge of the lace and popped up the tea pot with the cups.

I hope you liked today’s tea-rific inspiration and will pop in again a bit later for more!

Until next time,

Zsofi

Pink and Main April Release Sneak Peek – My Universe

Hello Everyone,

I am here with a sneak peek of the My Universe stamp/die set which is part of the fabulous April Release from Pink and Main. All new products will be available on 20/04!

As always I started with stamping and colouring the cute astronaut and the balloon bunch on alcohol marker friendly cardstock and used my Copic markers to add colour. I kept the colours in the purple-blue-aqua range, this is my favourite colour combo and matching so well the paper I chose as a background from the new Galaxy Foil paper pad.

If you are short on time but love galaxy backgrounds with a foil accent, this paper pad is for you. A wide range of pretty skies in beautiful colours – all having rose gold stars as foiled accents. The most beautiful paper pad I have ever seen!

I cut a piece to cover an A2 sized card front, heat embossed a sentiment from the My Universe stamp set on a strip of black cardstock and popped it up with 3D foam tape.

To make it really dimensional I mounted the balloons with 3D foam tape too and doubled the foam tape up when I adhered the little guy.

As a finishing touch I added clear shimmer to the balloons and covered the glass of the helmet and the accents on the costume with glossy accents. I also added some shine to the clouds and the some parts of the planet-balloons too to make it even more special.

I hope you liked today’s sneak peek and will check back later for more inspiration!

See you,

Zsofi



Just for you – MFT Sketch & Color Challenge

Hello Everyone,

When I saw the Sketch Challenge #432 and the Color Challenge #115 I knew I want to make a card which fits both. I like to challenge myself and combine the tasks, it is definitely more fun!

So I started with making my own background by white heat embossing the Roses all over background stamp on a piece of Bristol Smooth cardstock.

I don’t have many MFT inks, but I happened to have the 2 blue shades in mini cube format: Cornflower and Blue Breeze. I used a stencil brush to apply the colours and make an ombre background. I usually use Distress inks for ink blending so I was totally surprised how easy and well the hybrid inks blended.

Then I chose a cute stamp set, the Birthday Bear and friends, which I have never used before. I stamped and coloured the images with Copic markers, cut them out with the coordinating dies and added some extra detail with a white gel pen. I also used my black glaze pen on the eyes and noses to make them shiny. Of course the balloon and the party hats needed some clear shimmer too. I coated the candles with glossy accents and worked on the sentiments till it was drying.

I die cut thin banners from a peach cardstock using the Blueprints 31 die set. Then I took one long sentiment from the same stamp set and stamped it on 3 banners with partially inking the sentiment.

When assembling the card I used the grid lines of my Tim Holtz glass mat, it helped me to attach everything straight. I used 3D foam squares, sometimes doubled them up, to achieve a very dimensional result with the critters.

I will also link this card to the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge No designer paper.

I hope you liked my card and will pop in again later today for another inspiration. I promise it will be out of this world 😉

See you,

Zsofi

You are so tweet Mama!

Hello Everyone,

I am here today with an elegant but oh so cute Mother’s Day card using stamps and dies from the latest release from LDRS Creative.

I started with die cutting the Peekaboo Petalette die from heavy weight white cardstock. I cut a few extra flowers too. I cut the edges down so the panel is smaller than an A2 sized card front. 

I chose a pretty green toned patterned paper from the Polkadoodles Daisy Delight paper pad, cut it down to 4,25*5,5 inches and adhered the floral die cut background to it.

I also cut the stitched oval from white cardstock and stamped the cute pigeons from the You are so tweet stamp set with Raven Hybrid ink. I quickly coloured them with warm grey alcohol markers and stamped a sentiment under it with Olive Branch Hybrid ink.

After I popped up the oval with 3D foam squares I embellished the flowers with silver pearls. I added a lot, so every full flower has one pearl in the middle. It makes the card so elegant and festive.

I hope you liked today’s inspiration. Till next time, happy crafting!

Zsofi

Rub-a-dub-dub

Hello Everyone,

It was quite a busy weekend here, but I managed to squeeze in some me-time and coloured some cute critters from Lawn Fawn. I immagined a scene where ducks organise a picnic – I was totally inspired by Peppa the pig, which my kids watch every day at breakfast.

So I looked through my really big Lawn Fawn stash – which was a pleasure on its own – and selected stamp sets for my scene: Rub-a-dub-dub, Critters in the forest, Baked with love, Happy summer, Make lemonade, Butterfly kisses, Christmas dreams and So smooth. I coloured everything with Copic markers and cut out with the coordinating dies.

Then I took an aqua patterned paper from the Watercolor wishes paper pad as my background, and cut grass from a green toned one. I also die cut a Stitched Scalloped Rectangle frame from white woodgrain cardstock.

I assembled the picnic scene and stamped a sentiment from the Rub-a-dub-dub stamp set using black and Merman inks.

I adhered everything flat except for the mummy duck and the little duck on the side, for which i used 3D foam squares.

I covered the butterflies with a clear shimmer pen, added glossy accents to the beaks and legs of the ducks and emphasized their eyes with a black glaze pen.

I also added liquid glue to the bottom of the clouds and coated them with Chunky glitters. I also scattered a bunch of irridescent mini butterflies from Studio Katia.

I will upload this card to the Lawnfawnatics Challenge #50 Fun with food and the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Down on the farm.

I hope you liked my card today and will check back soon for more fun.

See you,

Zsofi