Therm O Web & Newton’s Nook Designs collaboration week

Hello Everyone,

This week Newton’s Nook Designs and Therm O Web are partnering for a fabulous inspiration week! All week long both design teams will be sharing ways to use Therm O Web products with Newton’s Nook Designs stamps! There are prizes too! Read all the way to the end of this post to find out how you can win!

I have got a Heidi Swap Minc Machine at the end of last year which I have not tried yet. I was itching to use the Rainbow Shattered Glass foil with some fun toner sheets from Brutus Monroe to try the machine. It makes wonders! So much better results than with my old, cheap laminator. Probably because I could choose the temperature. I have created 2 cards, both in rainbow colours. Let me show you one by one.

CARD 1

I started with foiling the Brutus Monroe Floral Fantasy toner sheet with Rainbow Shattered Glass Deco foil. It looked gorgeous on its own, but I had to do some ink blending in rainbow colours: Picked Raspberry, Candied Apple, Spiced Marmalade, Mustard Seed, Mowed Lawn and Peacock Feathers Distress Oxide inks. I also added some water droplets which I dabbed with a paper towel to get some ink lifted and added black splatters.

Then I stamped and coloured the Dainty Daisies stamp with Spectrum Noir Illustrator markers. The colours I used are: IG4, IG2, AG4, LG4, LG2, GY4, CT4, CT2 and a Blender pen to fade out the colours. I used the coordinating die to cut the flowers out.

While I was die cutting I cut a tag with the Fancy Edges Tag die set from vellum and also Fog cardstock. I layered them on top of each other, adhered the daisies and embellished the tag with ribbon a twine. I popped it up at an angle on the foiled background with 3D foam squares.

The sentiment is from the Best Mom Oval stamp set and I stamped it on a white banner which I partially die cut with a Banner Trio die.

I did not want to drive the attention away from the foiling so I kept the finishing touches very simple:: a little bit of clear shimmer and a drop of glossy accents on the middle of the flower centers and letters and it was all done!

CARD 2

For my second card I used the fabulous Wacky Waves Toner sheet from Laura Kelly with the Rainbow Shattered Glass Deco foil. I blended the same Distress Oxide inks on the foiled background to get a rainbow gorgeousness. This time I added water droplets and black and white splatters too.

Then I stamped the Newton’s Cupcake stamp and coloured the kitty and the topping of the cupcake with Spectrum NOir Illustrator markers: BG6, BG4, BG2, BG05, FS7, FS6, GY4, CT4, CT2, PP6, PP5, PP4, PP3, PP2, DR4. I used the coordinating die to cut it out. I had a little leftover piece from the foiled and inked background so I stamped the cupcake on it and fussy cut it out to be able to paper piece the cupcake holder. So fun!

To carry my focal image I created the same tags as above, just this time I stamped the sentiment directly on the foiled cupcake using Versafine Onyx Black ink and clear embossing powder.

As a finishing touch I added some white gel pen dots and a drop of glossy accents to the nose of the cat.

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

GIVEAWAY

Would you like to win a $40 store credit Therm O Web or to Newton’s Nook Designs? Visit the Newton’s Nook Designs blog and the Therm O Web Blog for a chance to win! Both companies will be giving away a prize this week!

I wish you enjoyed my projects and got inspired. If you try these ideas, I would be grateful if you tag me on Instagram (@safsafdesign2016) so that I can see your beautiful work and leave some love on your post!

See you soon,

Zsofi

Newton’s Nook Designs April Release – Day 4

Hello Everyone,

Sadly it is the last day of the April Release week at Newton’s Nook Designs but we have saved the funniest stamp/die set for today: Newton Loves Taco It is a hilarious set, which will make anyone laugh out loud. It comes with coordinating dies.

All new products will be available on 22/04/2022.

I have started with stamping the images on alcohol ink friendly cardstock and coloured them with Spectrum Noir Illustrator markers. The full list of markers I used: BG7, BG6, BG5, FS7, FS6, AG2, AG1, LG2, LG1, DR3, DR1, CT3, CT1, GB5, BG3, GB1, BT3. Then I cut everything out with the coordinating dies.

I did a quick and light ink blending on a white card base using Salty Ocean Distress Oxide ink. Then I placed the Confetti stencil over it and went back with the same colour.

I stamped a sentiment in the middle of the card and popped up the images with 3D foam squares.

I added clear shimmer to the cocktail and glossy accents to the taco filling and noses of the cats. I also scattered a bunch of tiny clear sequins to make it more festive.

GIVEAWAY

Would you like to win the “Newton Loves Taco” 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 April 21st at 9pm ET to comment  — winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday April 22nd. 

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

Newton’s Nook Designs

Donna Idlet

Ellen Haxelmans

Tina Herbeck

Larissa Heskett

Samantha Mann

Zsofia Molnar – you are here

Maria Russell

Farhana Sarker

Tatiana Trafimovich

Amanda Wilcox

I hope you enjoyed all week’s inspirations, now it is time to put those shopping lists together. Which products will end up in your shopping bag? I am so curious to know!

See you soon,

Zsofi

Heffy Doodle – New Release Day 4

Hello Everyone,

If you are looking for the Newton’s Nook Designs April Release Day 3 post, click here.

I am thrilled to share with you another card I created with the new release of Heffy Doodle! Pre-orders open today and the new release will go live a week later on the 27/04! For all details please visit the Heffy blog.

For my card today I used the super cute freebie, Mane Squeeze. I stamped and coloured the lion and the crown and also a balloon from Party Palooza with Spectrum Noir Illustrator markers. The list of colours I used: GB6, GB4, GB3, GB2, GB1, EB8, EB6, EB5, FS7, CT3, CT2. I cut everything out with their coordinating dies.

I die cut a Whimsically Wonky Imperial Rectangle from white cardstock and added a bit of inkblending to the middle with Wilted Violet Distress Oxide ink. I stamped a sentiment from the Wild at heart sentiments stamp set on the bottom in black and another one in purple. I popped up the lion and balloon with 3D foam tape and drew the string of the balloon with a black fineliner.

I gave a gold mat to the focal panel and adhered it to a pretty patterned paper from the Man Cave paper pad. I purposely adhered it at an angle, to make it more playful. As a finishing touch I added some clear star sequins, covered the balloon and crown with clear shimmer and made the nose shiny with glossy accents.

I hope you enjoyed my card today and you have your shopping list ready! Let me know which is your favourite from the new release, I am so curious to see what you order!

See you soon,

Zsofi

Newton’s Nook Designs April Release – Day 3

Hello Everyone,

We are halfway through the April Release week at Newton’s Nook Designs but worry not, we have something fun for today too: Dad’s BBQ is a very versatile stamp set which comes with coordinating dies. So get ready for the grilling season with those masculine cards!

All new products will be available on 22/04/2022.

For my card I first created a background by stamping all the little stamps in grey on a piece of white cardstock. It looks like patterned paper and you can use any colourful ink for this design.

Then I stamped the rest of the images on alcohol ink friendly cardstock and coloured them with Spectrum Noir Illustrator markers. The exact colours I used are: BG9, BG7, BG5, BG1, BO4, BO2 CT3, TN8, TN7, TN5, CR7, CR5, CR2, GB10, GB8, GB5. Then I cut everything out with the coordinating dies.

I die cut a stitched oval from blue cardstock using the Oval Frames dies and distressed the edges with Salvaged Patina Distress Oxide ink. I stamped a sentiment on the bottom of the oval and adhered the barbecue above it.

I white heat embossed another sentiment on a thin black banner (A7 Frames and Banners die set) and popped it up above the barbecue. I added the whole front panel to a teal mat and embellished the card with orange twine. As a finishing touch I added white gel pen dots and used a clear shimmer pen on the flames.

GIVEAWAY

 Would you like to win the “Dad’s BBQ” 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 April 21st at 9pm ET to comment  — winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday April 22nd. 

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

Newton’s Nook Designs

Donna Idlet

Ellen Haxelmans

Tina Herbeck

Larissa Heskett

Samantha Mann

Zsofia Molnar – you are here

Maria Russell

Farhana Sarker

Tatiana Trafimovich

Amanda Wilcox

I hope you enjoyed today’s inspiration and you will pop in again tomorrow for the last day of the release reveals.

See you,

Zsofi

Heffy Doodle – New Release Day 3

Hello Everyone,

If you are looking for the Newton’s Nook Designs April Release Day 2 post, click here.

I am thrilled to share with you another card I created with the new release of Heffy Doodle! Pre-orders open on 20/04 and the new release will go live a week later on the 27/04! For all details please visit the Heffy blog.

I started with a smooth ink blended background: on Bristol Smooth cardstock I blended Squeezed Lemonade, Wild Honey and Worn Lipstick Distress Oxide inks. I made sure that the blending is smooth and the colours are light.

Then I used the new Flower Power stencil with a bit darker shades: Mustard Seed, Spiced Marmelade and Picked Raspberry. I turned the stencil 90 degrees and added a second layer of flowers with the same inks, but before removing the stencil I added White Glitz Glitter gel from Thermoweb on top.

While the background was drying I die cut the new Jumbo It’s Your Day sentiment from white cardstock 4 times and layered them on top of each other. I cut the shadow from vellum and assembled the sentiment.

I also die cut a bunch of leaves using the new Leafy Laurel Circle dies from yellow, orange and pink Heffy Doodle cardstock scraps. I embellished the sentiment with these leaves when I mounted it on the background.

As a finishing touch I used a clear shimmer pen on the sentiment for a subtle sparkle.

I wish you liked my card and will pop in again tomorrow for more sneak peeks!

See you,

Zsofi

Newton’s Nook Designs April Release – Day 1

Hello Everyone,

I am happy to announce the start of the April Release week at Newton’s Nook Designs! This release is jam packed with fun new designs for many occasions. Let’s get started and have a look at today’s news: Cycling Friends is a cute stamp set which come with coordinating dies. The Tree Line stencil is a fantastic layering stencil but for the price of one!

All new products will be available on 22/04/2022.

For my card today I started with the background: on a white piece of cardstock I used the Tree Line stencil to create a row of pretty trees. First I added the canopy using Mowed Lawn Distress Oxide ink. Then with the help of the etching on the stencil I lined up the second layer and added the tree trunk with Gathered Twigs Distress Oxide ink. The last layer was the leaves, I used Rustic Wilderness Distress Oxide ink for a contrast. It was so easy and quick!

Then with a small blending brush I added Tumbled Glass Distress Oxide for the sky, Hickory Smoke for the road and Twisted Citron for the grass, among the trees. I did not use any masking, just went around the trees with a small brush, but I left some white space in between the colours and around the trees. It looks so cool and much faster this way! When it was done I die cut the background with the postage edge die from Frameworks.

I stamped the images from the Cycling friends stamp set and coloured them with Spectrum Noir Illustrator markers. The exact colours I used: bike: BG7, BG6, BG5, BG4, BT9, BT6, BT5, BT3, MB4, MB2, MB1, dog: EB7, EB5, EB3, RB2, AG3, CG3, CG1, cat: RB3, RB2, MB1, AG3, CG3, CG1, flowers and balloons: AG3, CG3, CG1, GY3, CT3, CT1, MG3, MG1, LV3, LV2, LV1, BT5, BT3. I die cut everything with the coordinating dies.

I assembled the scene, popped up the images with thin 3D foam squares. I stamped the sentiment in black directly on the sky and adhered the scene on a kraft card base.

As a finishing touch I used a black fine liner and a white gel pen to add details to the scarves and flowers. I used a clear shimmer pen on the balloons and the bike and emphasized the eyes with a black glaze pen. I also added glossy accents to some parts of the bike to make them shiny.

GIVEAWAY

Would you like to win the “Cycling Friends” 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 April 21st at 9pm ET to comment  — winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday April 22nd. 

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

Newton’s Nook Designs

Donna Idlet

Ellen Haxelmans

Tina Herbeck

Larissa Heskett

Samantha Mann

Zsofia Molnar – you are here

Maria Russell

Farhana Sarker

Tatiana Trafimovich

Amanda Wilcox

I hope you enjoyed the first day and got inspired! Make sure to pop in again tomorrow for more fun.

See you,

Zsofi

Newton’s Nook Designs March Release – Day 1

Hello Everyone,

I am thrilled to announce the first day of the March Release reveals of Newton’s Nook Designs. Today our Design Team will showcase the lovely new Best Mom Oval stamp set which is a bigger size, 4×8 inches. It perfectly coordinates with the Oval Frame dies. We also have a new pretty Springtime paper pad.

All new products will be available on Thursday, 17/03/2022.

For my card I stamped and coloured the Best Mom Oval image using Spectrum Noir Illustrator markers. The colours I used: PP4, PP2, PP1, MG5, MG3, MG1, DR7, DR5, DR3, LG4, LG2, LG1, GY4, LY3, LY1. Then I cut it out with the scalloped oval frame.

I also die cut a stitched oval from dark pink cardstock and chose a pretty patterned paper from the Springtime paper pad as background.

I added white ribbon under the ovals before adhering them down, it adds a soft touch.

I also used 3D foam tape to pop the focal panel up. As a final touch I added glossy accents to the flower centers an the sentiment.

GIVEAWAY

Would you like to win the “Best Mom Oval” 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 Wednesday March 16th at 9pm ET to comment  — winners will be announced on the blog post on Thursday March 17th. 

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

Newton’s Nook Designs

Donna Idlet

Ellen Haxelmans

Tina Herbeck

Larissa Heskett

Samantha Mann

Zsofia Molnar

Farhana Sarker

Tatiana Trafimovich

Amanda Wilcox

I hope you enjoyed today’s card and will pop in again tomorrow for more!

See you,

Zsofi

Floral Layers – Lawn Fawn New Release #3

Hello Everyone,

I was playing a bit with the new Spring Blossoms Background stencils from the new release of Lawn Fawn. I love layering stencils and this one is particularly gorgeous. I could have used simply inks for all the layers but I will show you some tricks how to level-up your stenciling. Are you ready?

TEAL CARD

I used Pine Needles Distress Oxide ink for the first layer, then Salvaged Patina for the flowers.

For the thirs layer I mixed Lawn Fawn Fairy Dust stencil paste with a few drops of Peacock Feathers Distress reinker. I mixed it well on my glass mat with a palette knife and spread it through the stencil.

After I removed the stencil I quickly washed it with warm water and a nail scrub. I had no residues on my stencil.

PINK CARD

For this one I used Lucky Clover Distress Oxide ink for the leaves layer, and Kitch Flamingo for the floral layer.

For the flower centers I used Lawn Fawn Pearl stencil paste mixed with Picked Raspberry distress reinker drops. It looks gorgeous!

YELLOW CARD

Here I went with Mowed Lawn Distress Oxide ink for the leaves and Mustard Seed for the flowers.

The accents I emphasized with Lawn Fawn Gold stencil paste, which is fantastic on the yellow flowers!

I let all the backgrounds dry and then die cut it with 2 of the Lawn Fawn Large Stitched Rectangles. I matted the smaller rectangles with coloured cardstock and adhered on the bigger frame.

For the sentiment I used the Henry’s ABC which I cut from different cardstocks: I used blue glitter cardstock for the teal one, a pink metallic for the pink card and Lawn Fawn Green Canvas Textured Cardstock for the Hungarian sentiment (which means Happy). I layered each letter because I love dimension but you can totally skip this.

I felt that the glitter cardstock was losing the glitters a bit so I decided to cover each letter with Lawn Fawn Clear Glaze. It sealed the glitter an gave it a shiny look. So cool! On some of the cards I used a black shadow to make the sentiment pop.

The rest of the sentiment I heat embossed on coloured cardstock from the Lawn Fawn Simply sentiments stamp set, except for the Hungarian one where I stamp the word “birthday” (stamp from Pippi) in green.

I finished the cards with some Clear Glaze drops on the green dots, it adds dimension and shine.

I will upload this card to the Simon Says Stamp Monday (Use a stencil) and Wednesday (Add a die cut) Challenges.

I wish you like my cards for today and will join me again soon for more fun projects!

See you,

Zsofi

White florals – Lawn Fawn New Release #1

Hello Everyone,

When something worries me and makes me sad, I need rainbows. Somehow cheerful colours mean hope. Hope for peace and tranquility. If only wars would end! My heart is heavy, but crafting helps to distract my attention. And having the new release of Lawn Fawn in my carftroom was the best excuse to craft. I hope this cheerful card will bring a smile to your face too!

First I created an inkblended background on Bristol Smooth cardstock using Distress Oxide inks in rainbow colours: Picked Raspberry, Spiced Marmelade, Mustard Seed, Twisted Citron, Mermaid Lagoon and Blueprint Sketch. These are my favourites for rainbow backgrounds. I made sure that I wasn’t heavy handed with the inks, I needed just a light layer as I wanted to stencil over it. I grabbed the new Skinny stripes stencil from the latest Lawn Fawn release, adhered it temporarily with Pixie Spray and went back with the same colours just heavier. For the green I used Mowed Lawn as I find Twisted Citron a bit too light for tone on tone patterns.

After removing the stencil I sprayed it with water, added some bigger water drops and also White Distress Paint and black acrylic paint splatters. I love how it turned out!

Then I die cut the new Spring Flowers Backdrop twice from white cardstock and once from black. I layered them on top of each other using liquid glue. The black layer I adhered tiny offset so it looks like a shadow. I also die cut a white Stitched Rectangle Frame from white cardstock and mounted it all on the rainbow background.

For the sentiment I decided to try the new Henry’s ABC – I was so excited about the playful fonts. I cut out “happy” from black cardstock and stamped “birthday” uder it from the Simply Messages stamp set.

I also added 3 little bees from the new Berry Special stamp set, I coloured them with Spectrum Noir Illustrator markers: GB4, CT4, AB1. I cut them out with the coordinating die and popped them up around the sentiment with 3D foam squares.

As embellishment I used some Gold Sparkle Crystals from Studio Katia. I also emphasized the stripes on the bees with a black glaze pen and added clear shimmer to the wings.

I hope you like my happy card and it cheered you up even in such difficult circumstances. I will bring some more cards with the new Lawn Fawn release soon, so stay tuned.

See you,

Zsofi

Welcome to Hogwarts – Newton’s Nook Designs

Hello Everyone,

Did you see that Newton’s Nook Designs is having a retiring sale on their website? It’s time to make room for new products so they are retiring select designs! These designs are available at up to 40% off while supplies last so hurry to get your favorites before they’re gone for good! 

All week the NND Design Team will be sharing inspiration using some of their favorite products from our retiring list! Check out what I created today and don’t forget to check the NND Blog each day this week for more fun inspiration!

My daughter turned 11 a few weeks ago and she is totally fond of Harry Potter. The challenge was given, I had to make her an invitation card to Hogwarts for her birthday. The owl with the letter from the Love Owl-ways stamp set was just perfect for this! So I stamped and coloured it with Spectrum Noir Illustrator markers: EB7, EB5, EB4, EB3, EB2, EB1, TN1, TN05, OR1, OR05, DR3, BG2, BG05. I cut it out with the coordinating die.

Then I made an inkblended background using Blueprint Sketch and Salty Ocean Distress Oxide inks. I added some water droplets and diluted ink spatters and let the panel dry. I used a die from Frameworks to cut it out.

While I was die cutting I also cut the sentiment “welcome to Hogwarts” from white cardstock using the Essential Alphabet die set. Then I assembed the card, popped up the owl with 3D foam squares and it was time for the finishing touches: a drop of glossy accents on the beak and heart.

I wish you liked my card today and will pop in again soon. Don’t forget to visit the Retiring Products Category to see what is going away and grab your favorites before they are gone for good!

See you,

Zsofi