Boo – Be very afraid!

World Cardmaking Day was a week ago and I did manage to make 2 cards but never had the chance to share them. I was playing with my Hello Bluebird stamps to create this Halloween cutie.

I started with stamping and colouring the images from the Halloween Party and Banner Buddies stamp sets. I used COpic markers to add colour and cut them out with their coordinating dies.

The sentiment I die cut from green glitter cardstock using the Oliver Alpha die set and adhered it on a black banner which I created with the Banner buddies stamp set and Vertical banners die. Under it I white heat embossed another sentiment from the Halloween Party stamp set.

To hang the banner I die cut the bar from black cardstock 2 times,adhered them together and coated it with Versamark ink. Then I poured silver embossing powder on it and heat set it. I repeated the process once more for a smooth look. The background is from an MFT patterned paper set, I just added some grey ink splatters to it.

I die cut grass from grey cardstock using the Pond builder die set and adhered the images in place using 3D foam squares. I hid the naughty squirrel behind the banner and added a few green jewels as if he was dropping them in the cauldron. I am giddy over this little joke!

As a finishing touch I added some white gel pen highlights and used a black glaze pen to make the eyes of the critters shiny. A little glossy accent finished it off.

I will upload this card to the following challenges: Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge (Fall/Autumn) and the Simon Says Stamp IG Challenge (Favourite technique – metallic embellishments).

Hope you enjoyed my card and will pop in again tomorrow for more fun!

See you,

Zsofi

Interactive Halloween card

Hello Everyone,

I must admit that I love to make funny cards because I love to make people smile. Today I am on the Newton’s Nook Designs blog with this cute Halloween card featuring a very spooky ghost and a scared kitty 🙂

I started with stamping and colouring the images from the Witchy Newton and Boo Hoo stamp sets. I used Copic markers to add colour and the coordinating dies to cut them out.

For the background I applied Twisted Citron Distress ink on Bristol Smooth cardstock. Then I used the Cloudy sky stencil and added Mowed Lawn Distress ink. I added more texture with some sprinkles of water.

The sentiment I white heat embossed on a dark grey striped patterned paper with white embossing powder. I also die cut the word Halloween from a Simon Says Stamp set from purple glitter cardstock which I adhered under the embossed sentiment with liquid glue.

I wanted to make it more spooky, so I die cut a spooky fence (Lawn Fawn die) from black cardstock. I adhered the cat with 3D foam squares and popped up the ghost on a mini action wobbler. He is super funny wobbling and scaring the cat!

I stamped a few bats around them with black ink and used my clear shimmer pen to add some sparkle to the ghost and the boot. I added eyes to the bats with a black glaze pen and emphasized the pattern on the boots with glossy accents.

I hope you enjoyed today’s card and you will join me tomorrow again for more Halloween fun! This card I will upload to the SSS IG Challenge as stenciling is on of my favourite techiques. Also to the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge: Fall/Autumn.

See you soon,

Zsofi

Fall leaves – Newton’s Nook Designs

Hello Everyone,

This is my second post today as it is my turn on the Newton’s Nook Designs blog. I love Fall and the nature around us is the best inspiration with all the beautiful colours.

I have recently discovered the Shades of Autumn stamp set and used a bunch of Distress inks to stamp them on cream cardstock in random order. I chose Autumn colours: Mustard Seed, Dried Marigold, Bundled Sage, Gathered Twigs and Aged Mahogany.

The stamp is created in a way that it adds a ton of texture, how beautiful and unique!

Then I used the postage stamp die from Frameworks to cut it down.

I stamped the sentiment in Versamark ink on top of the leaves and poured WOW Metallic Gold Sparkle embossing glitter on top and heat set it. I wanted it to stand out more, so i shifted the cardstock bit an stamped the sentiment again with brown ink to create a shadow.

I love the gold sparkle so much that I decided to add some dots to the leaves too. I used an embossing pen to add the dots and the same embossing powder to give them the glittery gold sparkle.

I finished the card with adhering the panel to a top folding kraft card base and tied brown twine around it on the top.

I hope you got inspired by my card and will pop in for something cute tomorrow!

See you,

Zsofi

Happy Haunting – Pink and Main

Hello Everyone,

Halloween is getting closer and I am still not finished with sharing Halloween inspiration. Today’s spooky card is an almost one layer one, created with the Less Tricks stamp set from Pink and Main.

I started with masking 3/4 inc stripes on a white top folding card base. I used Wilted Violet and Milled Lavender Distress inks to create colourful stripes.

I stamped and coloured the cute critters from the Less Tricks stamp set and added colour with my Copic markers. I used the coordinating dies to cut them out.

After making sure that the distress stripes are dry, I white heat embossed some of the Halloween sentiments from the Fall sentiments stamp set.

I adhered the die cut critters and used the little stars from the Less Tricks stamp set as embellishments around them. I stamped them with Milled Lavender Distress ink.

A bit of clear shimmer and glossy accents finished this simple but cute card.

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

See you,

Zsofi

Trick or treat? – Pink and Main

Hello Everyone,

I am here again with a cute treat card for Halloween. I used my favourite design which I love for smaller images: tag on a card. All goodies are from Pink and Main.

I started with stamping the images several times from the Trick or treat stamp set using Versafine Onyx black ink and used clear embossing powder to heat set it. I love the raised edges when I colour with water based markers, as it helps staying within the lines. I used Arteza Brush markers to add such vibrant colours and then I die cut everything with the coordinating dies.

I also white heat embossed the sentiment on black cardstock and also die cut it. I love when sentiments have coordinating dies!

For the tag I chose the Arch tag die set and cut a purple and a black one and layered them on top of each other. Arranged the images and added some candy cane twine.

This time the card base is black and I added a patterned paper from the Not to spooky paper pad which I cut down to size with a Stitched Rectangle 2 die.

A bit of glossy accent on the lollipop finished this cute card.

Hope you enjoyed today’s inspiration and you will pop in again soon for more. Till next time, happy crafting!

Zsofi





Witching you the best – Pink and Main

Hello Everyone,

I am here with a fun Halloween themed card featuring the newly released Your spell stamps and dies along with the Spider web cover up die from Pink and Main.

I started with a piece of Bristol Smooth cardstock and used the Cloud stencil to create a spooky sky with Wilted Violet Distress Oxide ink. When the clouds were done, I went over the whole panel with Shaded lilac ink to smooth the effect. Then I splattered purple, black and white paint over the whole panel.

On another piece of Bristol Smooth cardstock I sponged Black Soot Distress Oxide ink and added water and diluted black ink splatters. It gave some texture and variation in colour. When it was dry I ran it through my die cutting machine with the Spiderweb cover up die, and layered it on the cloudy background.

I stamped the images from the Your Spell stamp set on Bristol Smooth cardstock and used Derwent Inktense pencils to colour them. This was the first time to try these watercolour-like pencils, the vibrancy is amazing! I moved the colours with a waterbrush. I die cut everything with the coordinating dies.

On a 1 inch wide black cardstock I white heat embossed the sentiment from the Your Spell stamp set and assembled the card.

I added glossy accents to some details on the coloured images and my card was ready.

I hope you enjoyed today’s inspiration and you will come back soon for more fun projects! Till next time, happy crafting!

Zsofi