Tiffany style birthday – Pink and Main Sneak Peek

Hello Everyone,

I am here today with a Sneak Peek at the upcoming May Release from Pink and Main (available on the 20th May). I was so eager to try the Flower Cover die with the faux glass technique. I love the Tiffany lamps so much and wanted to get a similar look just on a card and with soft colours.

So I die cut the Flower cover die 3 times from heavy weight white cardstock. I adhered the first layer to a white card base using drops of liquid glue.

Then I added colour with my Copics, using 3 shades for each colour family: yellow, pink and blue. I wasn’t very careful with the colours running out of the lines as I knew I would cover it with another layer of the cover die.

When the colouring was done, I went over the petals with a clear shimmer pen for a subtle sparkle. I adhered the other 2 layers and filled all the petals with glossy accents. I set it aside to dry for a few hours.

Meanwhile I created the sentiment: I white heat embossed the Happy Birthday one from Vertical greetings on pink cardstock and cut it down to a very narrow strip. I matted it with yellow and finally with a blue strip, to get more dimension and play with the colours I used on the background.

When everything was dry and in place, I added some gold glossy dots to the middle of the flowers. Looks so elegant! And it seems like glass in real life!

I hope you enjoyed today’s inspiration. Make sure to subscribe, not to miss any of the sneak peeks!

Happy crafting!

Zsofi

Newton’s Nook Designs May Release – Day 3

Hello Everyone,

It is Day 3 of the May Release reveals at Newton’s Nook Designs with a very busy Newton. He knows that life is about some hard work too ūüôā The new fun set is called Newton Cleans up and it has hilarious sentiments. It also comes with coordinating dies (sold separately). All new products will be available on 17/05!

Here is my card:

This time I made the background first using Distress Oxide inks and a Life Changing brush from Picket Fence Studios. I applied Twisted Citron, Mermaid Lagoon and Blueprint Sketch in a light layer directly on a top folding card base.

Then I added more ink through the Cascading Stars stencil and before removing it, I sprayed it with Tsukineko Shimmer Spritz for a subtle sparkle.

Then I coloured Newton with the washing using similar Copic colours to match the background. I can totally relate to this image, having a sporty husband and 2 little kids, washing is the story of my life ūüėÄ

I die cut a white tag using the Fancy Edges tag die set and also the reinforcer from blue cardstock. While I was at it, I die cut 2 banners: a black and a blue violet one using the Frames and Flags die set.

I assembled the tag, stamped a sentiment with black on it, popped up the image with 3D foam squares and added black and white twine. After attaching it to the card base, I embellished it with some sequins from Simon Says Stamp.

GIVEAWAY

Would you like to win the ‚ÄúNewton Cleans up‚ÄĚ 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 May 16th at 9pm EST to comment¬†¬†— winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, May 17th.¬†

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 enjoyed today’s reveals and you will come back tomorrow for more fun!

See you,

Zsofi

Newton’s Nook Designs May Release – Day 2

Hello Everyone,

It is Day 2 of the May Release reveals at Newton’s Nook Designs. After the movies we are into flowers. The new Dainty Daisies is a pretty floral stamp set with coordinating dies. All new products will be available on Friday 17/05!

Here is my card for today:

I started with stamping and colouring the daisies with Copic markers. I used only light greys for shading a little, but I kept the colouring simple.

I die cut it with the coordinating die and another piece from black cardstock. I layered them on top of each other slightly offset to get a shadow effect.

Then I used the Flags and Frames die set to cut the rounded stitched rectangle from heavy weight vellum and also a scalloped stitched die to cut from rainbow patterned paper as the background. I love the cheerful colours of this paper from Sunny Studio (Spring Sunburst collection).

After adhering all layers I die cut a black banner and white heat embossed the sentiment on it. I popped it up with 3D foam squares. I used liquid glue to adhere the vellum and hid the adhesive behind the flower so it does not show through.

I covered all the petals with Tonic Aqua clear shimmer and added glossy accents in the middle of each flower. I also added black dots around the flower with a black glaze pen. As a final embellishment I added some crystals from Lucy’s Little Things around the sentiment.

GIVEAWAY

Would you like to win the ‚ÄúDainty Daisies‚ÄĚ 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 May 16th at 9pm EST to comment¬†¬†— winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, May 17th.¬†

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

See you,

Zsofi

What the cluck? Herd it’s your birthday!

Hello Everyone,

I am back today with a really funny card I created with the latest release from Newton’s Nook Designs. All these farm sets are absolutely adorable on their own, but i was itching to combine them and get the whole herd on one big party scene.

I started with stamping and colouring some of the farm animals from the Oink, Cluck and Moo sets with my Copic markers. I used their coordinating dies to cut them out.

To set the scene I die cut a Fence from white woodgrain cardstock and some grass using the Land Border dies.

As I used warm tones, I decided to build the scene on kraft cardstock instead of blue. When I was happy with the arrangements, I adhered all the critters with either liquid glue or 3D foam squares.

I love the sentiments in these farm sets, I stamped a bunch of them on vellum die cut Speech Bubbles using StazOn black ink. I placed them around the critters, so it looks like they are having a conversation ūüôā Isn’t it cute?

As a finishing touch I added some glossy accents here and there.

I will link this up to the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Anything goes.

I hope you liked my card today and will return soon for more.

Until next time,

Zsofi

Pink and Main April Release Sneak Peek – My Universe

Hello Everyone,

I am here with a sneak peek of the My Universe stamp/die set which is part of the fabulous April Release from Pink and Main. All new products will be available on 20/04!

As always I started with stamping and colouring the cute astronaut and the balloon bunch on alcohol marker friendly cardstock and used my Copic markers to add colour. I kept the colours in the purple-blue-aqua range, this is my favourite colour combo and matching so well the paper I chose as a background from the new Galaxy Foil paper pad.

If you are short on time but love galaxy backgrounds with a foil accent, this paper pad is for you. A wide range of pretty skies in beautiful colours – all having rose gold stars as foiled accents. The most beautiful paper pad I have ever seen!

I cut a piece to cover an A2 sized card front, heat embossed a sentiment from the My Universe stamp set on a strip of black cardstock and popped it up with 3D foam tape.

To make it really dimensional I mounted the balloons with 3D foam tape too and doubled the foam tape up when I adhered the little guy.

As a finishing touch I added clear shimmer to the balloons and covered the glass of the helmet and the accents on the costume with glossy accents. I also added some shine to the clouds and the some parts of the planet-balloons too to make it even more special.

I hope you liked today’s sneak peek and will check back later for more inspiration!

See you,

Zsofi



Just for you – MFT Sketch & Color Challenge

Hello Everyone,

When I saw the Sketch Challenge #432 and the Color Challenge #115 I knew I want to make a card which fits both. I like to challenge myself and combine the tasks, it is definitely more fun!

So I started with making my own background by white heat embossing the Roses all over background stamp on a piece of Bristol Smooth cardstock.

I don’t have many MFT inks, but I happened to have the 2 blue shades in mini cube format: Cornflower and Blue Breeze. I used a stencil brush to apply the colours and make an ombre background. I usually use Distress inks for ink blending so I was totally surprised how easy and well the hybrid inks blended.

Then I chose a cute stamp set, the Birthday Bear and friends, which I have never used before. I stamped and coloured the images with Copic markers, cut them out with the coordinating dies and added some extra detail with a white gel pen. I also used my black glaze pen on the eyes and noses to make them shiny. Of course the balloon and the party hats needed some clear shimmer too. I coated the candles with glossy accents and worked on the sentiments till it was drying.

I die cut thin banners from a peach cardstock using the Blueprints 31 die set. Then I took one long sentiment from the same stamp set and stamped it on 3 banners with partially inking the sentiment.

When assembling the card I used the grid lines of my Tim Holtz glass mat, it helped me to attach everything straight. I used 3D foam squares, sometimes doubled them up, to achieve a very dimensional result with the critters.

I will also link this card to the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge No designer paper.

I hope you liked my card and will pop in again later today for another inspiration. I promise it will be out of this world ūüėČ

See you,

Zsofi

Partial die cutting ft Pink and Main

Hello Everyone,

Iam here with a simple birthday card which I created with the partial die cutting technique using goodies from Pink and Main.

I started with stamping the girl from the Birthday kids stamp set on a 5.5 inch wide white cardstock. I stamped the word Celebrate next to it using 2 shades of pink inks for an ombre look. I also stamped another sentiment above it with black ink.

Then I drew the lines where I wanted to cut with a pencil and placed the coordinating die on the girl. I put the upper cutting plate edge along the pencil line, so it cut only the upper part of the image, until the pencil mark. I did the same on the bottom and then I used my trimmer to cut the straight edges.

I placed the cut piece on black cardstock and drew a mat using a ruler and the coordinating die. I fussy cut the mat and adhered it to the white panel. I used Copic markers to add colour and adhered it all onto a pretty plaid patterned paper from the Beach Babe paper pad.

As a finishing touch I added some glossy accents and white gel pen highlights. I finished it off with a bunch of gold glossy dots.

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

See you,

Zsofi