2018 Card Design Superstar: Colouring Virtuoso

Hello Again,

As promised here is my second card for the MFT Card Design Superstar contest, for the Colouring Virtuoso category. I love to colour and the medium I enjoy the most is Copics. So I made a cute little Halloween card:

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I started with stamping and colouring the images from the Witch way to the candy stamp set (the older version). I used new-to-me colours to stretch my supplies, I really enjoyed coming up with new colour combos. I used the coordinating dies to cut the images out. (As these are the old dies, the white rim is a bit wider than on the newer designs. I am thinking of re-ordering this stamp/die set, since I use it often and would love to have open dies)

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For the background I bounced some blue-purple-black alcohol inks on Yupo paper with the help of a round felt blending tool and blending solution. I kept going till I achieved that marbled look. I think it is a pretty night sky like this.

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To set the scene I die cut the Farm fence from grey cardstock an some grassy borders from black shimmer cardstock. I assembled the card placing the witch in the front using 3D foam tapes, while all the rest was adhered flat.

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The sentiment is white heat embossed on a thin strip of black cardstock and added to the top of my card. To finish the design, I used a white gel pen and a black glaze pen to add some details and also some glossy accents on the boots, hat and the bow of the cat. I could not resist adding funny eerie eyes to the cat, it looks so funny this way!

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If I had more time, I would try to create something for the Innovation Master category too, but I think I just need to let it go this year.

Thanks for checking my entries for the MFT Card Design Superstar Contest. Now just wish me luck to be selected 😉

See you soon with more fun cards!

Zsofi

Newton’s Nook Designs August Release – Day #4

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Hello Everyone,

It is Day 4 of the sneak peeks for the August Release for Newton’s Nook Designs. Today we continue the Halloween theme with some fun smaller sized stamps and dies.

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All new products will be available tomorrow, on 17th August 2018 at the Newton’s Nook Designs online store and other craft stores.

CARD #1 

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For my first card I used the Halloween Trio stamp and die set, coloured it with Copic markers. To create a scene I blended orange Distress Inks on Bristol Smooth cardstock. On a piece of acetate I added Tonic Nuvo black diamond glimmer paste through the Flying Bats stencil. I set it aside to dry.

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Meanwhile I die cut a Leafy Tree Backdrop (Lawn Fawn) die from black cardstock 2 times, and the NND grassy border from green patterned paper 2 times. To achieve a bit more dimensional feel, i layered the grass in between the 2 tree layers.

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When the acetate piece dried, I assembled the card by simply layering the elements on top of each other. I used a strong score-tape to make sure the acetate sticks well to the cardstock.

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CARD #2

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I started with stamping, colouring and die cutting the images from the cute mini set called Boo Hoo. It is so playful. 

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I adhered a piece of patterned paper to an A2 sized top folding note card, and die cut the MFT Peek-a-boo die from black and purple cardstocks. I layered an aqua patterned paper under it. 

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I white heat embossed the sentiment on the bottom and embellished the black panel with some black die cut bats (from the Halloween trio stamp set). 

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I adhered the ghosts and the owl in the windows and added the cute speech bubbles. A bit of black glaze pen on the eyes of the ghosts to make it shiny and glossy accents on the beak of the owl finished off this card.

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CARD #3

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I stamped and coloured the candy corns with Copics and die cut them with the coordinating dies.

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I cut a black banner with the Frames and Flags die set and white heat embossed the funny sentiment on it. I love this!

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I die cut a postage stamp panel (Framework die set) from yellow cardstock and layered a stitched rectangle cut from patterned paper on it. I popped up the black banner with 3D foam tape and embellished the card with orange matte enamel dots (Doodlebug).

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GIVEAWAY

Would you like to win the “Halloween Trio” Stamp Set?
This stamp set will be given away to ONE lucky winner

Here is 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 August 16th at 9pm EST to comment  — winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, August 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

Juliana Michaels

Zsofia Molnar–> you are here

Naki Rager

Maria Russell

Tatiana Trafimovich

I hope you like today’s cards and enjoyed all the sneak peeks. These adorable new products will be available tomorrow! Happy shopping!

Zsofi

 

 

 

Newton’s Nook Designs August Release – Day #3

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Hello Everyone,

It is Day 3 of the sneak peeks for the August Release for Newton’s Nook Designs. Today we are showcasing the Hoppy Halloween stamp and die set and a fabulous new stencil Flying Bats (you will see me using it tomorrow).

All new products will be available on 17th August 2018 at the Newton’s Nook Designs online store and other craft stores.

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For my card today I stamped all the cute bunnies from the stamp set on Bristol Smooth paper with Versafine Black Onyx ink and clear heat embossed them. I used my Zig Clean Colour Real Brush pens to add colour to all, and die cut them with the coordinating dies.

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I prepared an alcohol inked background to create a spooky night sky and white heat embossed a sentiment on it. To create the scene I die cut the cloud border from black and white cardstock and layered them on top of each other slightly offset. I love the look I got this way.

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I did the same trick with a stitched border die for the bottom of my scene. I also die cut the grassy border from green cardstock.

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I made the scene dimensional by adhering some elements flat and some popped up with 3D foam tape. A bit of glossy accent I could not resist to add to the candies. 

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GIVEAWAY

Would you like to win the “Hoppy Halloween” Stamp Set?
This stamp set will be given away to ONE lucky winner

Here is 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 August 16th at 9pm EST to comment  — winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, August 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

Juliana Michaels

Zsofia Molnar–> you are here

Naki Rager

Maria Russell

Tatiana Trafimovich

 

I hope you like today’s cards and you will come back tomorrow for more fun sneak peeks!

See you,

Zsofi

Happy Halloween – last card

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Hello Everyone,

The day has come, it is Halloween and I am showing you my last card this year in the Last Minute Halloween Card-series. It was a fun week full of cards and bright colours 😀 I cannot deny myself 🙂

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For the last card I used Lawn Fawn and Clearly Besotted images, coloured with Copics and fussy cut.

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To build my scene I made a galaxy background first with watercolours and white acrylic paint. It is not showing much, only when you take a closer look. I also die cut a birch tree die (SSS) within a wonky stitched rectangle, which I popped up on the background using 3D foam tape. I die cut a large stitched rectangle from a purple plaid paper (Lawn Fawn) and adhered my scene on this.

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The sentiment is from the Happy Howl-o-ween Lawn Fawn set, I white heat embossed it on a stitched black banner.

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I used Wink of Stella clear shimmer pen (a bit less sparkly than the Spectrum Noir one) on the ghosts and the dress of my cute witch. I also emphasized some details with a black glaze pen and glossy accents.

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I will upload this project to the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Anything goes.

I hope you enjoyed my card series, I am thinking of doing the same soon for Christmas. Let me know in the comments below if you were interested! I appreciate your feedback so much!

Have a lovely fright night and Happy Halloween!

Zsofi

Last minute Halloween card series – Day 7 – costume party

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Hello Everyone,

This is my second post today, as I promised you Halloween cards until Halloween. So this is the last but one.

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I had the Newton’s Nook Designs Newton’s Costume Party set and didn’t have the chance to use it before. I wanted something rather simple, but could not decide which costume to feature. So I came up with a design which fits 3 in one card.

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I started with stamping and colouring the kitties and costumes, I used Copics and the coordinating dies to cut them out. Then I took a black stitched strip of cardstock and added a stitched scalloped green mat to it. After that I die cut 3 windows and placed my kitties in them. I backed it with a piece of vellum to mute down the background as the paper I chose was very vibrant.

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I white heat embossed a sentiment on a piece of bold coloured patterned paper (Doodlebug Booville collection still) and gave it a light blue stitched at before I adhered it to an A2 sized card base.

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A little bit of Spectrum Noir shimmer pen and glossy accents were needed to make this cute card even more special. I also used a black glaze pen on the eyes of the ghost costume.

I will upload this project to the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge All creatures great and small.

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I hope you like it and will return for the last card in my series tomorrow.

See you,

Zsofi

Last minute Halloween card series – Day 6 – more Love Cynthia

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Hello Everyone,

If you ever tried one Love Cynthia stamp or digi stamp, most probably you share the addiction I have. The images are super cute, and I could not resist, had to buy the other Halloween digi too.

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I printed them on Copic friendly paper and coloured them with Copics. Then fussy cut them out. I stencilled some cobwebs to Bristol Smooth cardstock with Hickory smoke distress ink and cut the panel in half. In this way I had enough materials to make 2 very similar cards.

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I die cut a postage stamp frame (Avery Elle) from white cardstock and adhered to the stencilled panel. I stamped the sentiment (SSS set) in black and adhered the images. I covered an A2 sized card base with pretty patterned paper from the Doodlebug Booville collection and popped up the framed piece with 3D foam tape.

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I had to do the usual magic: a bit of Spectrum Noir shimmer pen, gold and white gel pens, and glossy accents. I added this to the Boo sentiment too, I love the raised look it gave.

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I hope you like my cards, there are still 2 days till Halloween 😉 Come back tomorrow for more fun!

Hope to see you,

Zsofi

Last minute Halloween card series – Day 5 – stickers again

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Hello Everyone,

I am back with a quick share as it is really running late here. I still have plenty of stickers from the Doodlebug Booville sticker collection and they are simply too cute not to be used. So I decided to make mini scenes on tags with them.

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I started with die cutting several tags (MFT Blueprints) from white cardstock and the tag fronts from black cardstock. I sponged some distress ink on the white ones, sprayed them with water and dabbed it off with a paper towel. I die cut little banners from white cardstock and stamped a sentiment in black on them.

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I assembled the tags, popped up the sentiment banner with 3D foam tape and added the cute stickers to make the scenes. I added some black and white ribbon and tied a silver bow on them.

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I prepared the card bases from heavy weight white cardstock and added strips of patterned paper on their left side. I also added a thin strip of glitter paper next to it and covered up the joining lines with a colourful stitched strip (Lawn Fawn Picket Fence die).

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I adhered the tags using 3D foam tape and I had 3 cards done in short time.

I hope you got inspired and will pop in again tomorrow for more fun.

See you,

Zsofi