Awesome Autumn

Hello Everyone,

I am back today with a Fall card I made keeping in mind all the fantastic Autumn themed challenges this week. All products used are from Lawn Fawn.

I started with stamping the images from the Happy Harvest stamp set, coloured them with Copic markers and cut them out with the coordinating dies. The colour theme was inspired by Pippichallenge3 (my favourite Hungarian crafty shop!).

Then I die cut some small stitched leaves from Lawn Fawn cardstock scraps in matching colours: Schoolhouse, Raspberry and Peacock.

The sentiment is a die cut too.

Assembling the card was easy, his time I adhered everything flat on a piece of light grey cardstock and a pretty patterned paper from the Fall Fling paper pad.

As a finishing touch I used glossy accents on the stems,beaks and the scarecrow itself. A little bit of twine I wrapped around the card on the top as embellishment.

I willlink this up to the Lawnfawnatics Challenge 61 (Awesome Autumn), to the Pippichallenge 3, to the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Anything goes and to the SSS IG Challenge.

Hope you enjoyed today’s card and you will come back for another Lawn Fawn cutie tomorrow!

See you,

Zsofi

Happy National Coffee Day!

Hello Everyone,

I am super happy to be part of the (Inter)National Coffee Day celebration with this cute little card I made for Pink and Main!

I started with stamping the images from the Pumpkin Spice stamp set and coloured them with Copic markers. I used the coordinating dies to cut them out.

Then I heat embossed with gold embossing powder a sentiment from the same set on white cardstock and cut it out with one of the dies from the Thin Fishtail banners set.

I chose patterned papers from the Pumpkin Spice paper pad, one to cover the card front and the other to hold my coffee mugs. I gave this a lime green mat to harmonize with the green on the cups.

After popping up the coffee cups and the cupcake with 3D foam squares, I felt the need for another pumpkin. I found a smiling one in the Seasons of change stamp set.

When the card was all assembled I used a clear shimmer pen on the foams and added glossy accents on the pumpkins, topping and the straw. I love how it makes them super special.

I wish you enjoyed today’s inspiration, make sure to hop along with the participating companies for the chance to win awesome prizes! If you leave a comment at the Pink and Main blog, you may win a 25$ surprise package! Start hopping on the Coffee Loving Cardmakers blog to see all the amazing inspiration and super sponsors!

See you soon,

Zsofi

Grateful and thankful – Pink and Main

Hello Everyone,

I am back with a very decorative die cut card featuring goodies from the September release from Pink and Main. I love the Faux Glass look on cards, and after a spring one I have made a Fall one too.

I started with die cutting the Quilt Square 2 die first from kraft cardstock and then from Green Glitter sheet. I layered the frames on top of each other and adhered them to a white top folding notecard.

Then I inserted the stitched panels from the kraft cardstock and added a bit of colour the leaf using Copic markers. I used green and yellow shades.

I covered the holes with glossy accent, which took long to dry but it was all worth the waiting: the result is a shiny bright leaf looking like glass. So pretty. I need to try to do this technique on thick acetate too.

After it was all dry, I heat embossed a sentiment from the Fall sentiments stamp set on the bottom with Antique Gold embossing powder from Simon Says Stamp. If you feel your card is warped tiny thanks to the big amount of glossy accents, put it under heavy books for a night and it will flatten it out.

I hope you liked today’s inspiration and you will pop in again soon for more!

See you,

Zsofi





Warm wishes – LDRS Creative

Hello Everyone,

It is Zsofi here with you today with my last post for LDRS Creative as a Design Team member. I am so grateful to Angie for having me and to the wonderful ladies on the team who were cheering me for the last year. This card is to all of you, with all my heart!

I started with die cutting the Down Main Street die 2 times from heavy weight white cardstock and adhered them together.

Then I cut the beautiful snowflake patterned paper from the Christmas Cottage Paper Pad to be 2 and 3/4 inches by 5 and a half inches. I embellished it with silver glitter cardstock on the longer edges and adhered it to a white note card.

I used liquid glue to mount the white houses and stamped the sentiment from the Cardinal Seasons stamp set using Scarlet Rose Hybrid ink.

To make it more festive I added some White Blizzard Nuvo drops to the snowflakes and Star Dust Stickles to the roofs to imitate snow.

I love how elegant and pretty it turned out with that pop of red on the bottom.

I hope you enjoyed my card and will return soon for more inspiration.

See you,

Zsofi

Newton’s Nook Designs and WOW collaboration

Hello Everyone,

Newton’s Nook Designs and WOW embossing powders are collaborating all week long to offer you inspiration using their products together! Both design teams will be sharing fun ways to use embossing powders on your projects using WOW embossing powders paired with Newton’s Nook Designs stamps! Here are my Fall themed projects:

CARD 1

I started with die cutting the leaves from the Autumn Leaves die set from white cardstock and covered them with Versamark ink.

I heat embossed each leaf with different embossing powders from the WOW Bursting with Colour set (Sunburst, Lavaburst and Berryburst). I repeated it twice. I love the texture on those leaves! The colours are gorgeous!

I adhered them to a kraft rectangle on which I heat embossed the sentiment from the Thankful thoughts stamp set. I used WOW Metallic Platinum embossing powder for this, it looks so pretty on kraft!

To keep the design simple I chose some golden foiled patterned paper from my stash and added a bit of brown twine (Lawn Fawn) on the top.

CARD 2

On my second card I used the same Autumn leaves just wanted to make them look like metal charms.

So for heat embossing I chose WOW Metallic Platinum, Caramel Macchiato and Metallic Gold sparkle embossing powders, and just as for the previous card, I repeated the embossing 2 times tor a thicker and smoother look.

I coloured the fox from Harvest tails with Copic markers and cut it out with its coordinating die. I also die cut a pretty square shaped tag from white cardstock using the Frames squared die set. I also cut some grass with the Land Border die and made it gold with the same sparkle gold embossing powder and cut it with the same shape die.

The sentiment is heat embossed on a dark brown flag with WOW Metallic Platinum embossing powder.

For the background I used the Quilted Backdrop die from Lawn Fawn and cut it from kraft cardstock. The card base is kraft too, so it gives a pretty tone on tone textured look. I added a rounded rectangle (Frames and flags die set) die cut from brown plaid pattered paper (Lawn Fawn) and assembled the card.

The only extra finishing touch was a drop of glossy accents on the nose and the stem.

There are more amazing projects today over on the WOW blog so pop over there for more inspiration!

GIVEAWAY

Would you like to win a $25 store credit Newton’s Nook Designs? Here’s how to win: Leave comments on the NND & Design Team blog posts using WOW  products all week (September 23-27) to enter. One winner will be randomly chosen from blog posts throughout the week so the more posts you leave comments on the better your chances are of winning! You have until Friday September 27th at midnight CST to comment. The winner will be announced on the NND blog post on Monday, September 30th.

Want another chance to win? WOW is also giving away a prize pack! Visit the WOW blog each day this week for more inspiration and details on how to win their prize! 

Hope you enjoyed today’s post and will come back tomorrow for more Fall fun!

See you,

Zsofi

MFT Card Design Superstar

Hello Everyone,

The best competition for cardmakers is the Card Design Superstar contest organised by My Favorite Things. I wish it came a week later or I had more time, I would love to compete in all categories. But I managed only one, Clean and Simple Genius.

For my card I stamped the cutest puppy ever from the BB Happy Pawlidays set and coloured him with Copic markers. I used the coordinating dies to cut him out.

Then I worked on the winter background: I added blue and purple shades of alcohol inks on Yupo paper and blew them to move and mix. I set it aside to dry. When it was all dry I applied White Glitz glitter gel through the card sized star confetti stencil.

Until it was drying I looked for the perfect tag die and I found it among the Tag Builder Blueprints 4 set and cut 3 from white cardstock. When the alcohol inked background was dry I cut it with the same die and stacked them together.

I white heat embossed a small sentiment on the top of the tag and popped up the dog with 3D foam squares. On a white notecard I adhered 2 thin strips of white glitter cardstock to make it more festive.

I used white ribbon and white twine on the tag and mounted it on the card base. A little clear shimmer on the cap and glossy accents on the nose and light bulbs finished it off.

I wish you like my card for the contest and will come back tomorrow for more inspiration.

See you,

Zsofi

Magical Day ft. Hello Bluebird

Hello Everyone,

Although we do not celebrate Halloween I love to make Halloween cards and I could not let the first Hello Bluebird IG Challenge pass without making a card for it.

I stamped and coloured a bunch of images from the Halloween Party stamp set. I used Copic markers and cut everything out with the coordinating dies.

I had a pretty purplish alcohol inked background which I made earlier and I felt it will be perfect for a spooky scene. I used the Gallery Frame #4 die to create a black frame, I cut it 3 times and stacked them together for dimension.

I also cut some grass from dark grey cardstock using a die from the Pond Builder die set. The outside edge I cut from patterned paper (Taylored Expressions Rainbow Brights)

I assembled the scene on a black card base. I die cut the word Magical from green glitter cardstock (Magical Sparkle die) and stamped the rest of the sentiment from the Sparkles script stamp set using Staz-on White ink.

I added a bit of clear shimmer to the witch hat, collar and the lantern and used a black glaze pen on the eyes of the critters to make them pop. I added glossy accents on some details and my cute little scene was finished.

I hope you enjoyed today’s inspiration and you will come back tomorrow for more!

See you soon,

Zsofi