Flying by – IPC #74

Inky Paws ChallengeHello Everyone,

I am here today to show you fresh inspiration for the Inky Paws Challenge #74. The colours are so inspiring and bright:

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For my card today I sponged white pigment ink through the Cloudy sky stencil on a light blue cardstock piece which is 4,25×5,5 inches. I set it aside to dry, meanwhile I cut some grass also from green cardstock and layered them on top of each other. I heat embossed a sentiment on it from the Birthday essentials stamp set.

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I stamped and coloured with Copic markers the hot air balloon with Newton in it. I just love this image from the Newton dreams of Paris stamp set. I used the coordinating dies to cut it out. I added some subtle sparkle with a Tonic Aqua shimmer pen and glossy accents on the hearts.

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Then I stamped a sentiment from Winston takes flight on the cloudy background. I popped up the coloured image with an action wobble. As a finishing touch I added some flower sequins from Studio Katia and a yellow gem in the middle from Pretty Pink Posh.

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I hope you like my card and will return soon for more inspiration. You still have time until Friday (22/06) to play along with this challenge for a chance to win a 20 USD gift certificate to the Newton’s Nook Designs online store.

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See you,

Zsofi

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Pirate birthday

Hello Everyone,

I am popping in today with a cute scene card (my favourite type of all) using Lawn Fawn stamps and dies. I made this for the son of a good friend of mine who is turning 7 years old soon.

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I stamped and coloured the images as part of Kathy Racoosin’s 30 days colouring challenge from the Ahoy Matey stamp set. I used Copics and the coordinating dies to cut them out.

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I created a scene: I used the stitched cloud backdrop die on white cardstock as a background, then cut a stitched wave from aqua shimmer cardstock and a simple stitched hillside from kraft. I also die cut a sun from the Spring showers die set.

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I stamped the sentiment with Versamark ink on a black banner an heat embossed with white embossing powder. 

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I assembled the scene, popped up some of the images and the sentiment banner with 3D foam tape and added some clear shimmer an glossy accents to some details.

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I will link this card to the Lawnfawnatics Challenge Cards for guys and also to the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge All things bright and beautiful.

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

See you soon,

Zsofi

Big birthday wishes – IPC #73

Inky Paws ChallengeHello Everyone,

Happy Monday to all of you, it is time for the weekly Inky Paws Challenge inspiration.  IPC#73  is still open till Friday (8th June) if you want to try this sketch:

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My card features the girl from Holding happiness stamp set, I stamped her on a white circle and coloured with Copics. I gave it a zigzag stitched mat for more interest.

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The sentiments I stamped on thin banners cut from coloured cardstock scraps, and adhered them to a strip of peacock cardstock. I tied some twine around it and mounted on a soft pastel patterned paper.

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The focal panel I foam mounted, and added some glossy accents on the flowers and the ribbon on the present. A bit of clear shimmer I added to her dress to make it festive.

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I hope you got inspired and will play along with us at the IPC #73 for a chance to win a 20USD gift certificate to the wonderful Newton’s Nook Designs online store.

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See you soon with more fun projects.

Hugs,

ZSofi

Birthday fishes – Lawnfawnatics #29

Hello Everyone,

Today’s card is all about cute sea critters. I have pulled out my older (but totally favourite) Lawn Fawn sets and coloured a lot of fish and under the sea critters on the first day of Kathy Racoosin’s 30 days colouring challenge.

Today I turned them into a card for the Lawnfawnatics #29 challenge:

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I was totally inspired by the bottom left pic for the ocean background. I have this gorgeous Studio Katia stencil I used the other day too, so I simply recreated the same background just with different shades of Distress inks. I applied some Clear Shimmer paste from Tonic over the stencil and set it aside to dry.

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I cut a white frame with an MFT die and stamped a sentiment in the middle with a purple ink. I popped up the frame on the ocean background with 3D foam tape, and adhered it all on a grey card base.

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I arranged the fish and seaweeds, adhered them flat or with 3D foam squares and added a few Studio Katia Iridescent Bubbles.

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I also emphasized the eyes of the fish with a black glaze pen and added some glossy accents on the stripes and shell.

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I hope you like this summer birthday card and will pop in again soon for more inspiration.

See you,

Zsofi

Bearing gifts ft. Studio Katia New Release

Hello Everyone,

Last Friday & Saturday Studio Katia had a mega Blog Hop as their 2nd anniversary celebration. It was a blast and I could not stop making more cards with the new release.. Today I brought you a birthday card made with the new Kobi set. 

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I made a very vibrant birthday card. I used a dotted stencil to apply Abandoned Coral, Wild Honey and Mustard Seed distress inks on Bristol Smooth cardstock. After removing the stencil I went back gently with the same inks to cover the whole panel.

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I stamped and coloured the bear from Kobi Bearing Gifts using Copics. I used the coordinating die to cut him out and popped him on a Dotted Shaker tag using 3D foam tape. I white heat embossed the little sentiments on very thin black cardstock strips and adhered them to the tag. I used a piece of black gingham ribbon and white twine to complete the tag and mounted it on the background using 3D foam tape.

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The usual shimmer pen-glossy accent combo I used on the presents an added a few Gold Crystals to make it festive.

STUDIO KATIA NEW RELEASE

Studio Katia is celebrating their birthday with a new release, which includes 6 new Clear Stamp Sets and 4 sets of Coordinating Dies, 4 new stand alone Creative Dies, 2 new Stencils and new Embellishments! Check them out here!

BLOG HOP GIVEAWAY

Don’t forget that Studio Katia is giving away TWO $100 CAD gift certificates on each day of the Hop, winners will be chosen from the comments left on all blogs of the Hop! Make sure to leave all the comments by Saturday, June 2nd, 2018 11:59 PM EST. Please leave your comment on this blogpost if you want to enter the giveaway.

All winners will be announced on Sunday, June 3rd, 2018 on the Studio Katia Blog.

Hope you like my card for today and will return soon for more inspiration.

See you,

Zsofi

 

Purr-ty time – IPC #73

Inky Paws ChallengeHello Everyone,

Today is the start of the new Inky Paws Challenge. It is a fun sketch for the next two weeks.

For my card I started with stamping and colouring the kitty with the balloons from the Newton’s Birthday Balloons stamp set using Copic markers. I used the coordinating die to cut it out and popped it up on a scalloped stitched circle tag (Pretty Pink Posh).

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For the background I sponge lightly some Distress inks on Bristol Smooth cardstock and placed the Cloudy sky stencil over it and applied the same inks again. Before removing the stencil I sprayed it with some Shimmer Spritz for a subtle sparkle.

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I wrapped a vellum strip around it, adhered it to the back of the panel so the adhesive does not show. I tied white twine around and made a little bow in the front. I die cut 2 banners from coordinating coloured cardstock scraps and stamped the sentiment on one of them. The die I used is from the Frames and flags die set. I adhered these to the back of the scalloped circle and used 3D foam tape to mount it on the card.

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As a finishing touch I scattered some clear sequins (Pretty Pink Posh) and used a white gel pen to add some details to the coloured image. Glossy accent on the balloons, paws and nose finished off the card.

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I hope you find my project inspiring and you will play along the Inky Paws Challenge #73. You have 2 weeks to link up your project to be eligible to win the 20USD gift certificate to the Newton’s Nook Designs online store.

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See you soon, have a great day!

Zsofi

Studio Katia 2nd Anniversary Blog Hop

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Hello Everyone,

I am so excited to be part of the Studio Katia 2nd Anniversary Blog Hop as a guest designer. I feel honoured to be part of such a gorgeous celebration.

You should have arrived from my talented friend, Laura Volpes’s blog and I am the last stop for today. If you get lost you can find the full hop list below or visit Studio Katia Blog!

CARD 1.

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For my first card I applied Distress Inks gently on Bristol Smooth cardstock, then through the Brush Stroke Waves stencil I reapplied the same inks once more. Before removing the stencil I sprayed Iridescent Shimmer Mist on it for a subtle sparkle. Until my background was drying I stamped and coloured the images from the Under the sea stamp set using Copic markers. I die cut them with the coordinating dies.

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I also inked up a stitched hillside border with distress inks, splattered some Gathered Twigs and Antique Linen inks on it to look like sand. Before assembling the card I white heat embossed the sentiment on the top. I decided to make this card really festive by adding the present and the little birthday hat from the Shell-ebration stamp and die set.

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As a finishing touch I emphasized the eyes of the fish with a black glaze pen and added a bit of glossy accents to some details. I also scattered a bunch of Clear confetti to look like bubbles.

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CARD 2.

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For my second card I die cut a Stitched Creative window in the middle of a white cardstock, and once more from light grey cardstock. I adhered a piece of an alcohol ink background to a white card base and popped up the window with the inlaid frame using 3D foam tape.

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I carefully white heat embossed the sentiment in the middle window and adhered the sea critters using 3D foam squares for ore dimension. A few Iridescent bubbles, glossy accent and white gel pen details finished this card off.

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CARD 3.

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After seeing the Seashell Shaker die I just had to make an underwater shaker card too. I die cut a white cardstock piece with the rectangle from the Dotted Patterns Set 1 with the Shell die in it. I added a piece of transparency to the back of it and made the tunnel for the shaker part with 3D foam tape. I used a small piece of the alcohol inked background adhered to a blue violet mat and added Crystal Clear, Silver Foil Confetti and a bit of the Shimmering Ice Fusion sequin mix.

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When my shaker piece was all sealed I decorated the front with the little turtle from the Shell-ebration set. The sentiment I white heat embossed on a black banner. A bit of glossy accent, some clear shimmer on the present and black glaze pen on the eyes made it finished.

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STUDIO KATIA NEW RELEASE

Studio Katia is celebrating their birthday with a new release, which includes 6 new Clear Stamp Sets and 4 sets of Coordinating Dies, 4 new stand alone Creative Dies, 2 new Stencils and new Embellishments! Check them out here!

GIVEAWAY

Studio Katia is giving away TWO $100 CAD gift certificates on each day of the Hop, winners will be chosen from the comments left on all blogs of the Hop! Make sure to leave all the comments by Saturday, June 2nd, 2018 11:59 PM EST.

All winners will be announced on Sunday, June 3rd, 2018 on the Studio Katia Blog.

Here is the full list of blogs participating on Friday, 25th May:

I hope you enjoyed my cards and will return soon for more fun projects.

See you,

Zsofi