Just for you – Pink and Main

Hello Everyone,

I am back with a clean and simple card design which could easily be altered to serve as wedding cards too. Let me show you how to make a faux metallic embellishment out of your die cuts.

I started with cutting the Floral mail die from Pink and Main 4 times from heavy weight white cardstock and adhered them on top of each other. Then I pressed my embossing ink pad onto the surface of the die cut and poured gold embossing powder on top. I heat set it with my heat tool and pressed the embossing ink ink pad again on the surface. I covered it with Simon Says Stamp antique gold embossing powder again and heat set it.

I repeated this one more time so the final piece has 3 layers of embossing. I love how thick and rounded it becomes, looks like a piece of metal. And it is so smooth to touch! Lovely!

I kept the rest of the card simple: I cut a piece of patterned paper down to cover the front of an A2 sized notecard using The Shore paper pad.

As for the sentiment I used one from the Sent with love set from Tammy Tutterow. I masked off the bottom of the sentiment with washi tape and inked it up with Gina K Designs Chocolate Truffle brown amalgam ink. I used my stamp positioner to make sure I can stamp back again if necessary. I did the same with the other half of the sentiment too.

I used liquid glue to adhere the embellishment in the middle and filled the heart with tiny little seed beads. I also added Icicle Stickles to the middle of the flowers for an extra sparkly look.

I hope you enjoyed today’s tricks and will give it a try. Until next time, happy crafting!

Zsofi

I be-leaf in you! – Pink and Main

Hello Everyone,

I am here today with a cute encouragement card made with the new Toucan do it! stamp and die set from Pink and Main‘s July Release. These animals and the matching sentiments make me smile!

I started with stamping the crocodile (my favourite of all the cute critters) and a bunch of leaves on watercolour cardstock. I used watercolour brush pens to add colour and cut them out with the coordinating dies.

I also die cut a white and a green postage stamp panel with one of the Postage dies and layered them at an angle on top of each other.

The sentiment I die cut from pink shimmer cardstock with the Hello die and adhered it to the white panel. I layered the leaves and popped up the crocodile on top of them using 3D foam squares.

I also stamped a sentiment from the Toucan do it stamp set.

For the background I chose a squared patterned paper from the Beach Babe paper pad. As embellishment I added a couple of iridescent sequins and glossy accent to the heart.

I hope you like my encouragement card and got inspired to spread some love. We all have those days when a bit of lifting up feels so good!

See you soon!

Zsofi

Newton’s Nook Designs’ 6 year celebration – BLOG HOP

Hello Everyone,

I hope you enjoyed the last few days when we revealed the fabulous July release at Newton’s Nook Designs. All the new stencils, stamps and dies are available already in their online store and they have an anniversary sale too this weekend.

Today we have a special Blog Hop with fantastic giveaways, so make sure you read through till the end. For this special occasion I created a fun interactive summer card.

First I stamped and coloured the surfing kitty from Newton’s Perfect wave. I used Copic markers to add colour and die cut it with the coordinating die. I cut an extra piece from a scrap cardstock to make the image sturdier.

I also stamped the little fish from Scuba Newton, coloured them and cut them out with the coordinating dies. While I was already die cutting I cut the polaroid frames (Lawn Fawn Say Cheese, Again) 3 times from white cardstock and adhered them together.

On the inner pieces I created my little scenes with Distress Oxide inks. On the bigger one I sponged Tumbled Glass on the top for the sky and Mermaid Lagoon through the Splashes &Waves stencil. On the smaller one I used Mermaid Lagoon and added waves with Blueprint Sketch through the Clouds stencil turning it upside down.

For the background I chose a yellow patterned paper (Sunny Studio) and assembled the card. I stamped a sentiment on the bigger frame with black ink.

Then I adhered the fish with liquid glue, embellished them with glossy accents and added a few Chunky Confetti glitter from Studio Katia to look like bubbles.

Newton I popped up with a mini action wobble so he looks like trying to find his balance on the waves 🙂 So fun!

Celebrate with us and enter to win!

To celebrate 6 years, Newton’s Nook Designs is giving away a $25 store credit to spend in their online shop to 6 lucky winners!

Here’s how to win: comment on the NND Design Team blogs (see list below)! The winner will be chosen at random from the collective blog hop 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 Sunday, July 21 at 9pm EST to comment. Winners will be announced on NND blog post on Monday, July 22 and will need to contact us to claim their prize so make sure you check back to see if you’ve won!
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

I hope you liked my funny wobbling kitty card and will pop in again soon for more inspiration!

See you,

Zsofi

Newton’s Nook Designs’ 6 year celebration – DAY 4

Hello Everyone,

It is the last day of the July release reveals at Newton’s Nook Designs. I warn you: it is a picture heavy post thanks to all the cute mini stamp/die sets left for the last day 🙂

CARD 1

My first card is a clean and simple one featuring the Gull friend stamp/die set. I love these birds, they mean summer to me somehow.

I stamped and coloured them with Tombow Markers and cut them out with the coordinating dies.

Then I set a mini scene with the use of an Avery Elle die (Diagonal Stripes) which I cut from textured white cardstock. I chose a light blue cardstock to be the background but sponged some Salty Ocean Distress ink on the edges of it to show through the frame. I also used the Waves&Splashes stencil to create an ocean background for the seagulls.

I die cut the word Hello using the Essential Alphabet die set 3 times and layered them on top of each other. On the last layer I sponged a bit of Salty Ocean Distress ink to match the background.

I assembled the card, stamped the sentiment in black and embellished it with some stickers from my stash (Little B). I also emphasized the birds’ eyes with a black glaze pen and added glossy accents to the beaks, legs and the hello sentiment too.

CARD 2

Watermelon is my favourite summer fruit and it suits Newton so much too 🙂 I stamped and coloured him with Tombow markers and cut him out with its coordinating dies.

I die cut a red striped patterned paper (Sunny Studio) with the postage edge die from the Frameworks die set and adhered it to a kraft card base.

For the kitty I created a tag with the Fancy Edges Tag die set. The base is from white linen textured cardstock, backed with a dark brown mat. I cut the decorative edge from green dotted patterned paper 2 times and layered them on top of each other. Finally the reinforcer I cut from dark brown cardstock.

I stamped the sentiment in brown, popped up the kitty with 3D foam squares and added some chunky twine from Tonic Studios. I mounted the tag at angle using 3D foam squares.

The embellishments are sequins and beads from a Watermelon mix from Simon Says Stamp. I also added drops of glossy accents to the melon and seeds.

CARD 3

I think the Shrimp Cocktail is the funniest stamp set in this release! I coloured them with Tombow markers and cut them out with the coordinating dies.

I kept this card very simple: the background is patterned paper from my stash, I die cut a pretty stitched frame (Memory Box) from teal and white cardstock and layered them on top of each other. From the inside teal piece i die cut some waves with the Sea border dies.

I assembled the scene and stamped sentiments in black from the Shrimp Cocktail and Newton’s New Year stamp sets.

I finished this cute card with some Simon Says Stamp confetti mix sequins and a tiny drop of glossy accent on the olives.

CARD 4

And my last card for today is the most refreshing one.

I stamped the lemons twice from the Lemon Twist set with Versafine Onyx black ink on Ranger Watercolour cardstock and heat embossed it with clear embossing powder. I added colour with Tombow markers and cut them out with the coordinating dies.

I die cut a rounded stitched rectangle from textured white cardstock using the Frames and flags die set. I popped up the 2 lemons with 3D foam squares and stamped the sentiments around the image with black ink.

The background is a pretty patterned paper from Sunny Studio, I mounted the focal panel with 3D foam squares and embellished the card with yellow jewels from Pinkfresh Studio.

GIVEAWAY

Would you like to win a $20 store credit to Newton’s Nook Designs? ONE lucky comment will be chosen from each reveal day to win! 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 July 18th at 9pm EST to comment  — winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, July 19th.

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

What a week, jam-packed with summer goodies! I wish you enjoyed all our projects and have your favourites chosen! Shopping starts tomorrow, yay!

Thanks for the sweet comments on my previous posts, they mean so much to me! If you like my creations (always bright and cheerful I promise), please subscribe to my blog and follow me on Instagram.

See you tomorrow with a fun blog hop to celebrate the new 6th anniversary release and to win special prizes!

Zsofi

Super-sized hugs – Pink and Main

Hello Everyone,

I am back again with a little sneak peek at the cute Super-sized stamp and die set from the fabulous July Release at Pink and Main – available on 20th July!

I love food themed sets and this one is super cute as you can stamp the funny faces on each. I stamped them all on Bristol Smooth cardstock and used Tombow markers to add colour. Then I cut them out with the coordinating dies.

I also die cut a Stitched star from green cardstock and one from heavy weight vellum and used tiny drops of liquid glue at the stitch lines to adhere them together. In this way the glue doesn’t show through.

For the background of my card I chose a green gingham from the Something Whimsy paper pad and cut it down to cover the full front of an A2 sized card.

After heat embossing a sentiment with white embossing powder on a thin strip of black cardstock I arranged the die cut images and popped them up with 3D foam squares. The sentiment banner as well.

As a finishing touch I added some google eyes and glossy accents to the straw, mustard, tomato and the front of the french fries box. I added some white gel pen details and scattered some clear sequins all around.

I wish you like today’s inspiration and will pop in again soon for more! Until then, get your shopping list ready and happy crafting!

Zsofi

Newton’s Nook Designs’ 6 year celebration – DAY 3

Hello Everyone,

We are halfway through the July release reveals at Newton’s Nook Designs. How do you like this mega release so far? Today we have 2 new square panel stamp sets: Zoo Party and Tropical Fringe. All of these will be available on Friday 19/07!

CARD 1

I will start with the Zoo party card: I stamped and coloured the crew with Copic markers keeping the colours to greys and browns with a pop of yellow and green.

I cut around the edges leaving tiny white frame and adhered it to a green scalloped square die cut (Frames Square die set).

I stamped the sentiment in the middle with matching green ink (Gina K Designs).

The kraft card base is a custom square one which I created with the partial die cutting technique using the biggest die from the Frames Square die set.

A bit of glossy accents on the noses and black glaze pen on the eye plus the tiny gold sequins finished it off.

CARD 2

With the Tropical Fringe stamp set I created a very bright and colourful card, perfect for the summer. I stamped on Bristol Smooth cardstock and coloured it with Tombow markers. I also stamped the fun sentiment in the middle and coloured it too.

I cut around the image without leaving a frame and adhered it to a slightly bigger dark green square and then layered an even bigger pink one under it.

I used some textured white cardstock to create my cardbase which measures 4.25*4.25 inches.

I added a bit of shimmer to the tiny flowers and adhered a tiny pearl in the middle of them. I also added a lot of glossy accents to the hibiscus and the Summer word in the sentiment. I love the shiny raised look i get this way!

GIVEAWAY

Would you like to win a $20 store credit to Newton’s Nook Designs? ONE lucky comment will be chosen from each reveal day to win! 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 July 18th at 9pm EST to comment  — winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, July 19th.

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

I hope you enjoyed today’s reveals too and will come back for the last day of the sneak peeks. We still have some cute minis to share!

See you,

Zsofi

Newton’s Nook Designs’ 6 year celebration – DAY 2

Hello Everyone,

It is Day 2 of the July release reveals at Newton’s Nook Designs, and we continue the water fun! Newton’s Perfect wave has the most adorable surfing kitties (it is oh so lovely to colour by the way) and Scuba Newton is a fun smaller underwater set. Both have coordinating dies and will be available on 19/07!

CARD 1

As soon as I saw the surfing kitties I was lost! I fell in love immediately, so i stamped them and coloured them all with my Copic markers even though I had a plan to use only one of the images on my card. It is so relaxing to just sit and colour! I die cut them all with their coordinating dies.

For the background I wanted a flat scenery, which is so easy with the new scene builder edge stencils.

I started with the sandy beach using Antique Linen and bit of Gathered Twigs Distress Oxide inks with the Hills&Grass stencil.

Then I created the water with the Waves&Splashes stencil and Salty Ocean Distress Oxide. I did not mask the bottom, I was just careful when I was close to the sand border. Finally I used the already released Sunscape stencil for the sun rays with Mustard Seed Distress Oxide. I used a very light hand not to make it too strong and faded out towards the edges.

I die cut the panel with the scalloped rectangle from the Frames and Flags die set and stamped a sentiment in the middle of the sun with black ink. Before popping up Newton with 3D foam squares, I used my clear shimmer pen to go through the waves. As the ink is water reactive, it moved the ink and I got a very interesting textured look!

I adhered the panel to a top folding kraft notecard and added some dots to the sand with my brown Copic markers and a white gel pen. A bit of glossy accents on the surf board and on the swimming pants of the kitty finished it off.

CARD 2

For the diving kitty I designed a fun window card.

After stamping and colouring the kitty and a bunch of the fish and plants, I die cut everything with their coordinating dies. Then I started to create the window on my front panel.

I took a navy blue A2 sized cardstock and a white top folding notecard. I temporarily adhered them together and ran them through my die cutting machine with a circle die. Don’t worry if it does not cut through all the way the 2 cardstocks, it leaves enough impression to place it back on the bottom one and cut again exactly at the same place. When it was done, I white heat embossed a sentiment on the navy one.

I recycled the lovely twine NND is using when they send out their packages and tied an infinity knot. I used this tutorial. I adhered the ends of the twine to the back part of my navy panel and I sandwiched acetate in between the layers before glueing them together. At last I adhered a porthole frame (Lawn Fawn die) on the outer edge.

Then I moved to the inside of the card. Using the Clouds stencils upside down with Tumbled Glass Distress Oxide ink, I got the perfect waves. For the sand I used again the Hills&grass stencil and Antique Linen Distress Oxide.

I adhered all the die cut images with liquid glue and added a bit of glossy accents to the goggles, the bottle and the corals.

I also scattered a few Chunky Confetti glitter from Studio Katia to look like bubbles. It is an easy way to add a bit of a bling but keep the card flat.

I also decided to stamp another sentiment on the sand with black ink, it looks so complete this way. And because I am a maximalist I adhered another porthole frame on the inside of the window panel to cover up the die cut edges 🙂

GIVEAWAY

Would you like to win a $20 store credit to Newton’s Nook Designs? ONE lucky comment will be chosen from each reveal day to win! 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 July 18th at 9pm EST to comment  — winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, July 19th.

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

I hope you enjoyed today’s reveal and you will come back tomorrow for a bunch of more fun! See you,

Zsofi