Coffee…you’re unforgettable!

Hello Everyone,

I have another funny card inspired by my love for coffee šŸ˜€ This time I used stamps and dies from Pink and Main.

For this clean and simple design I first stamped the cute elephant from Ears to you and the little mug from an older set called Cocoa Cafe. I coloured them with my Copics and cut them out with the coordinating dies.

On a 3 inches tall and 4.25 inches wide white piece of cardstock I stamped a sentiment from Ears to you in black. I die cut the word Coffee using the Thin Aplha dies and Green Sparkle Sheet. I adhered them above the stamped sentiment and placed the sleeping elephant with the mug on top of the letters.

I gave the panel a black thin mat and chose a patterned paper from the Beach Babe paper pad as background. The only embellishment I used are tiny clay hearts which bring a little dimension to this otherwise flat card.

I will link this up to the Coffee Lovers Spring/Summer Blog Hop and to the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Anything goes.

Hope you liked my card today and will come back tomorrow for another coffee related cutie! šŸ˜‰

See you,

Zsofi

Hugs and kisses – Pink and Main

Hello Everyone,

I am on the Pink and Main blog today with this clean and simple card design which can fit any occasion just with changing the sentiment. I love easy designs which I can alter according to the recipient’s taste.

I started with cutting a Stitched rectangle 2 die from a patterned paper from the On shore paper pad. I chose one design which has a lot of texture but homogeneous in colour.

I die cut the Mum die layers from white cardstock and lightly blended Tumbled Glass Distress Oxide ink with a blending brush on the edge of the petals. It makes it more realistic. I die cut the centre of the flower from Ice rink Sparkle sheet and assembled the flower. I added vellum leaves under it.

The sentiment I die cut with the Hugs die set: the shadow from vellum and the word itself from white glitter sheet. After assembling the card I added an extra sentiment from the coordinating Hugs needed stamp set using teal ink.

I love that this simple design gives the spotlight to the different textures: vellum, soft ink blending, glitter cardstock and textured patterned paper. So delicate!

I hope you enjoyed my inspiration today and will pop in again soon!

See you,

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

Birthday succulents – Pink and Main

Hello Everyone,

I am back again with a very clean and simple yet cheerful card I made for Pink and Main. We all were in a situation when we needed a quick and easy birthday card and we could not find any in our stash. This card can be pulled together within short time and with changing the colours could be used for guys too.

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

Then I chose a notebook patterned paper from the Pen pals paper pad and cut it down to cover an A2 sized note card. I stamped the sentiment with 2 shades of green ink on the bottom of it.

I assembled the card, popped up the succulents with 3D foam squares. I wanted to add something to the top so I die cut a scalloped border from pink cardstock.

As a finishing touch I added a few silver glossy dots and some dots with a white gel pen to the succulents. I also emphasized some details with glossy accents and my card was finished.

I hope you like today’s card and got inspired. Until next time, happy crafting!

Zsofi





Floral birthday with Pink and Main

Hello Everyone,

I am back today with a pretty floral birthday card featuring the new Daisy dies from Pink and Main. I am a huge fan of flowers and love to make card with die cuts only. Well, this one has a bit of stamping but it comes together so fast and easy.

First I started with die cutting the Daisy 3 times from white cardstock and layered them on top of each other tiny offset for a full look. I also die cut 2 leaves from pastel green cardstock and the middle of the flower from yellow cardstock (both layers).

While I was at die cutting, I cut the biggest tag from the Arch tag die set from a green patterned paper (Back to basics paper pad). I also die cut the word Wishes from heavy weight white cardstock.

After assembling the flower and placing every element on the tag, I decided to white heat emboss the rest of the sentiment above the die cut word.

I kept the embellishments to the minimum to allow the pretty daisy to be the star of the card. I added some glitter Nuvo drops to the holes in the middle of the flower and tied a yellow twine around the card on the top.

I hope you enjoyed this quick and easy birthday card and will try this design yourself. If you vary the sentiments and the colours of the flowers, you can create a bunch of clean and simple cards to add to your stash.

Until next time, happy crafting!

Zsofi

Stencil fun – Under the sea Card Series #6

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Hello Everyone,

Today I brought you a fun stencilled card as #6 in my Under the sea Card Series.

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I just love the Tropical fish stencil from Newton’s Nook Designs and wanted to try a fun technique with it. I placed it on white cardstock and mixed some Distress inks with Ranger Transparent Glossy texture paste. I used a spatula to apply it over the stencil making sure that the colours mix with each other. I removed the stencils and washed it immediately under running warm water.

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Until my background was drying I die cut a stitched rectangle and the Celebrate word die (Sugar Pea Designs) 3 times from Blue Violet cardstock. I stacked them together for more dimension using Ranger Multi Matte Medium with a precision tip.

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I also stamped another sentiment from the Sunny Studio Oceans of Joy stamp set on a thin white strip using Blue Violet ink. I gave this an aqua mat to help stand out from the background.

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I assembled the card on a white card base andĀ popped up the sentiment strip with 3D foam squares. I love the shiny finish of those gorgeous fish! Such a unique stencil!

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I hope you like my card and will pop in again tomorrow for 2 more cards featuring Newton’s Nook Designs (shhh…it is gonna be full of mermaids!)

See you,

Zsofi

 

Sending Latte Thanks – CLBH #1

Hello Everyone,

A quick second post today as I am participating in the Coffee Lovers Blog Hop Spring/Summer and the Create a Smile Thank you Challenge.

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I had a very simple and clean card design in mind, therefore I clear heat embossed the cup from the CAS Coffee First stamp set on a strip of aqua cardstock. I also heat embossed with the same clear embossing powder a sentiment from Honey Bee Stamps, in the middle I die cut the Latte word with its shadow from coloured cardstock. I layered 3 die cuts on top of each other for more dimension.

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I coloured the image with Prismacolor pencils and added glossy accent to the heart on the mug. I gave this strip a brown thin mat, adhered it to a patterned paper, which also have a brown mat. Then I mounted it all on a kraft card base.

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To finish off the design I stamped 3 hearts above the mug from the CAs stamp set using brown ink.

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I hope you like this simple card design, perfect for guys too. I have some more coffee cards for the hop ready, so make sure to check back soon.

See you,

Zsofi