Newton’s Nook Designs June Release – Day 2

Hello Everyone,

It is Day 2 of the June reveals at Newton’s Nook Designs and we continue with some great sentiments for dog lovers! †

And look at that stencil too, isn’t it the cutest?

All new products will be available on 14/06 Friday.

For my card today I played mostly with die cuts. I started with creating the focal panel by die cutting the Paw print shaker base from dark grey cardstock and the second layer from Peacock cardstock.

I adhered them together and white heat embossed a sentiment from the new Say woof stamp set in the middle.

I also die cut the woof sentiment few times from white cardstock and once from Peacock cardstock. I stacked them up and adhered the coloured one on top tiny offset. To make it even more special, I covered it all with a good amount of glossy accents.

For the background I applied white texture paste on a white notecard through the Woof stencil for a textured look. Until it was drying I die cut the pawprint shaker add-ons from Peacock and Audrey Blue cardstock scraps and also from white glitter cardstock. I inlaid them on a thin strip of dark grey cardstock and popped up the big pawprint on it using 3D foam squares.

I mounted it on the textured card base and my card was all done. So many sparkly, shiny and raised details but it is still a very simple design.

GIVEAWAY

Would you like to win the “Say woof” Stamp Set? This stamp set will be given away to ONE lucky winner! Here’s how to win: comment on the NND blog and Design Team blogs (see list below)! The winner will be chosen at random from the collective reveal posts. Make sure to check out each of their blogs and comment for your chance to win. You will not know which blog has been chosen so the more you comment on the better your chances are of winning! You have until Thursday June 13th at 9pm ET to comment  — winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, June 14th. 

Check out all the awesome Design Team Blogs below to enter:

Newton’s Nook Designs

Amanda Bodine

Holly Endress

Ellen Haxelmans

Larissa Heskett

Samantha Mann

Zsofia Molnar -> you are here!

Naki Rager

Maria Russell

Andrea Shell

Tatiana Trafimovich

Hope you enjoyed today’s project and you will pop in again tomorrow for more fun!

See you,

Zsofi

Congrats! It’s a boy!

Hello Everyone,

I am back again with my second post for today with a cute baby card, perfect for sending congratulations to the new parents. I made it for a new baby boy, but it can easily be adapted for a girl too. The goodies I used to create this card are all from Pink and Main.

I started with stamping the baby and some accessories from the Bundle of Joy stamp set. I quickly added some colour with my Copic markers keeping the colours used very minimal: light brown and blue. I used the coordinating dies to cut them out.

I also die cut a stitched star from white cardstock and also from a pretty golden metallic one. I used the Congrats die set to cut the sentiment from the same cardstocks and layered these on top of each other.

For the background I chose a blue toned patterned paper with foiled stars on it from the Galaxy foil paper pad (the best ever!)

I assembled the card using liquid glue and popped up the coloured images with 3D foam squares. The only embellishment I used was a touch of glossy accents on the jar and the hearts on the bottle.

I hope you enjoyed today’s inspiration and you will be back tomorrow for more fun! Till then happy crafting!

Zsofi

Newton’s Nook Designs June Release – Day 1

Hello Crafty friends,

I am so excited to share with you the new release reveals for Newton’s Nook Designs. Day 1 is all about cats, we are showcasing Catitude, a lovely new stamp set, a shaker die set and a fabulous new stencil! YAY! How unique is that???

All new products will be available on Friday, 14/06! And here is my first card:

I started with some ink blending with Distress Oxides on a top folding white note card. I used Candied Apple, Worn Lipstick, Spiced Marmalade and Squeezed Lemonade. After the ink blending I laid the stencil over the card base an went back with the same inks to get a tone on tone stenciled look.

For the shaker part I die cut the paw print base from pale yellow cardstock, and clear acetate (for the window). The paw print part I cut from thick self-adhesive craft foam and red cardstock.

I stamped my favourite sentiment from the Catitude stamp set with black ink on the yellow paw print base and adhered the craft foam to it. I adhered a few yellow jewels on the base and filled each little window with gold tiny beads. I carefully removed the backing of the foam and adhered the acetate. On top of it I glued the red die cut too. As I did not want the white foam to show from the side, I used a red Copic marker to add colour.

Using the Frames and flags die set, I die cut a dark red banner and adhered a black and an orange Meow die cut tiny offset for the shadow effect. I also stamped a fishbone in black and finished the card. I love the sound of the tiny beeds when shaking! So cool!

For my second card, I stenciled very lightly on a white card base some Fog ink. I die cut two hearts from the Darling hearts die set: a red and a light grey one. On the red I stamped a sentiment from the Catitude stamp set. I adhered the hearts tiny offset.

I due cut a bunch of the cat heads from the Paw Print shaker die set from black cardstock and popped them up on the card using thin 3D foam tape. I also die cut the little paw prints from glitter white cardstock and the Meow die from silver metallic cardstock.

After adhering everything in place, I added tiny google eyes to the cats and a teenie weenie red jewel for the nose. Isn’t it cute?

Here are some close ups:

GIVEAWAY

Would you like to win the “Cat-itude” Stamp Set?This stamp set will be given away to ONE lucky winner! Here’s how to win: comment on the NND blog and Design Team blogs (see list below)! The winner will be chosen at random from the collective reveal posts. Make sure to check out each of their blogs and comment for your chance to win. You will not know which blog has been chosen so the more you comment on the better your chances are of winning! You have until Thursday June 13th at 9pm ET to comment  — winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, June 14th. 

Check out all the awesome Design Team Blogs below to enter:

Newton’s Nook Designs

Amanda Bodine

Holly Endress

Ellen Haxelmans

Larissa Heskett

Samantha Mann

Zsofia Molnar

Naki Rager

Maria Russell

Andrea Shell

Tatiana Trafimovich

Hope you enjoyed the first day’s hopping and will pop in again tomorrow for more fun!

See you,

Zsofi

Rainbow flowers with Newtons Nook Designs

Hello Everyone,

I am back today with a very colourful floral card created with the Dainty Daisies stamp set from the latest release at Newton’s Nook Designs.

If you follow me you know that I am a real rainbow girl. I love bright colours, they cheer me up. And the other day when it was all rainy and gloomy here, I imagined myself on a field of rainbow coloured daisies…and it made me smile! I just had to make a card like that!

I started with a piece of Bristol Smooth cardstock and stamped the daisies in the middle first. Then I created a mask from masking paper, covered the first daisies an stamped again. I repeated this until the panel was full.

I used Altenew watercolor markers to add colour to the petals and leaves. To get the shading I like I used a Tonic Aqua Shimmer pen to pull the colour from the middle of each petal.

When it was all dry, I stamped the sentiment on the top with black ink and die cut the panel with the postage frame die from the Frameworks set. I gave it a thin black mat and mounted it on a light grey card base.

I did not want to take the attention away from the pretty flowers so I used only a drop of glossy accents on the middle of each daisy. I love the raised shiny look I got this way!

Did you know that Newton’s Nook Designs have their own challenges? The current Inky Paws Challenge is all about rainbows. Hope you play along!

If you enjoyed my card today, please subscribe not to miss any of my posts. See you soon with more fun projects,

Zsofi

Glittery Rainbow with Pink and Main

Hello Everyone,

On such a beautiful sunny day I brought a very sparkly rainbow card to you which may cheer anyone up who feels a bit down. To create this cutie I used products from Pink and Main.

As always I started with stamping the rainbow, the sun and a bunch of clouds from the Bright side stamp set and coloured them with my Copic markers. I used their coordinating die to cut them out.

Next I worked on the background: I used the Clouds stencil with Salty Ocean Distress Oxide ink to create a cloudy blue sky on an A2 sized notecard. When I finished the panel, I sprinkled it with water and let it sit for about 30 seconds before I dabbed it with a paper towel. I also added some diluted Salty Ocean Distress Oxide ink splatters and some white acrylic paint splatters for a textured look.

I heat embossed the sentiment from the same stamp set on a strip of black cardstock using white embossing powder. I adhered it to the bottom of the card.

Before arranging the scene, I added a small amount of Ranger Multi Matte Medium glue with a precision tip to the bottom of each cloud and also to each line in the rainbow. I sprinkled some Hero Arts Prisma glitter on it and let it dry. When it was all dry I wiped off the access with a dry paint brush and mounted them all on the card using thin 3D foam squares.

To finish it off I scattered a few clear gems all around.

I hope you enjoyed today’s card and will pop in again for more inspiration, Until next time, happy crafting!

Zsofi

24 carrot friend

Hello Everyone,

I am here with a cute friendship card featuring the Polkadoodles 24 Carrot friend stamp set from LDRS Creative new release. Ah that bunny, makes me smile!

I started with stamping the bunny on a piece of alcohol marker friendly cardstock. I created a mask from masking paper and stamped the grass and the carrots. I used the same Raven Hybrid ink to stamp the sentiment and also the birds. I love how crisp black it stamps!

I used alcohol markers to colour the scene and matted it with blue violet cardstock.

For the background I chose a striped patterned paper from the oh so gorgeous Puddle jumper paper pad and to make the design more interesting, I adhered the focal panel in the left bottom corner.

When I create flat scenes, I love to add some extra finishing touch to the coloured images. I used a clear shimmer pen on the dress and the flower of the bunny and added glossy accents to the nose, flower  and the dot pattern on the dress. I also used a black glaze pen on the dress, cheeks and on the eyes to make them pop.I hope you got inspired and will try these little tricks. 

Until next time, happy crafting!

Zsofi