It is Zsofi here with a cute birthday scene as my first post on the Heffy Doodle blog! I am super excited to share with you Perfect Combos through the next couple of months and hope to inspire you to look at your stamp sets differently.
I have the Big Bug Hugs stamp set from a previous release for a while now and I was itching to ink up these adorable critters. After the winter break I am immediately in Spring mood usually and cannot wait for the picnic weather to arrive. This mood strongly had an affect on my colour palette and scene today 🙂 To accessorize my party bugs, I stamped little images from other sets: the present and camera from Happy Snappy Crocs, the cake and balloon from Elephant of surprise and the big mushroom and flower from Gnome Matter What. I coloured everything with Copic markers and cut them out with the coordinating dies.
The background I kept simple: on a piece of white cardstock I blended Shaded Lilac and Blueprint Sketch Distress Oxide inks with a blending brush. I love how smooth transition we can achieve with these brushes! It was a total game changer for me when I first tried them out! On the bottom of the cardstock I applied some Mowed Lawn Distress Oxide ink, making sure to fade it out towards the sky.
I assembled the scene using liquid glue, I really enjoyed adding the little accessories to the bugs. They look so cute! My favourite is the bee with the camera.
As the scene was already quite busy I decided to stamp the sentiment directly around the birthday-queen with black ink. I also added some clouds with Shaded Lilac Distress Oxide ink from the Quack me up stamp set. I love the tone-on-tone textured look!
Finally I used a black glaze pen on the eyes, a clear shimmer pen on the wings and balloons and some glossy accents on the ribbons and the crown.
I hope you got inspired by this combination of stamps to create a scene. Perfect for a cheerful birthday! If you like my cards, please make sure to follow me on Instagram where I share my happy creations! Thank you!
I am Zsofi and I am super excited to be guest designing for the Coffee Loving Cardmakers blog for the month of January 2020. I will not lie, I am addicted to coffee and cardmaking. My favourite coffee is long and has milk, I cannot imagine starting a day without this first hot treat. It is really a hug in a mug for me. My other addiction – cardmaking – started 6 years ago when my second child was born. I wanted to scrapbook our memories, but then I saw a cute critter stamp from Lawn Fawn. I live in Hungary and cardmaking wasn’t a thing here at that time. But it was love at first sight and I cannot stop crafting ever since. I learnt everything online, step by step. I love bright and cheerful colours, and building scenes, combining different stamp and die sets. It makes me happy and keeps me sane. I hope you will enjoy my happy coffee cards every Friday this month!
For this week I created a funny little scene with Heffy Doodle stamps and dies. When I saw the Unbearable without you set, I immediately saw the bears having a coffee party. I looked through my stash and found the perfect cups for them in the More than S’mores stamp set (it was a Simon Says Stamp Stamptember exclusive in 2018). I coloured my images with Copic markers and cut them out with the coordinating dies. I love when dies are smart and cut the paws of the critters: it was so easy to make them hold their coffee!
To set the scene I used the Cloudy skies stencil with Peacock Feathers Distress Oxide ink and applied it gently with a blending brush on a white card base. I splattered it with water and diluted Peacock Feathers ink. Then I die cut two hills with a Stitched Slopey Joes die and added Mowed Lawn Distress Oxide ink. I love texture so I splattered it with diluted green ink.
After assembling the scene I stamped the sentiment in black and finished it with die cut glittery letters. The Stitched alphabetters has the prefect size to stand out and it has the pretty stitched detail I adore.
Only the finishing touches were remaining at this point: a bit of clear shimmer to the coffee sleeves and drops of glossy accents on the bears’ noses and the hearts.
I hope you enjoyed today’s caffeinated inpiration! See you soon with the next one!
I have wonderful and exciting news to share: I have joined the Heffy Doodle Design Team! YAY! It was a big dream for me to be part of such an awesome group of talented crafters and work with the super cute Heffy Doodle products! Of course when I am happy, I make cards. Here it is, as a celebration for this great news.
I white heat embossed the rest of the sentiment on black cardstock and cut it to a thin strip. I also used the coordinating die for the word wishes, I love the look!
I matted the background with Cherry on top cardstock and assembled the scene. I used my clear shimmer pen to add sparkle to the snow and accessories and went over the ornaments, beaks and feet with glossy accents.
I wish you enjoyed today’s card and will pop in again soon.
I am back today with my second card for the Fall/Winter Coffee Lovers blog hop. This time I used an exclusive stamp set designed by Heffy Doodle for the Simon Says Stamp STAMPTEMBER event last year.
I stamped and coloured the images from the More than S’mores set with Copic markers and fussy cut them out. I also stamped the sentiment on white cardstock and used a dotted circle die from Lawn Fawn to cut it out.
I chose a warm plaid patterned paper from Lawn Fawn as the background but I cut it tiny smaller than an A2 sized card front so I could have a dark brown mat under it.
I die cut a couple of leaves with the Newton’s Nook Designs Autumn Leaves die set from brown and yellow cardstock scraps. As I did not find a matching orange, I cut the largest leaf from white cardstock and used my orange copic to add the perfect colour to it.
After die cutting a thin strip of mustard grass I assembled the scene using 3D foam squares under the cute critters. I popped up the circle with 3D foam squares too so it has a really nice, dimensional look.
I added some white gel pen highlights and some black glaze pen to the eyes. I also used my clear shimmer pen on the coffee cups and added drops of glossy accents on the noses, lids, hearts and the sentiment too. So cozy!
I will link this project up to the Heffy Doodle FB Challenge (Autumn) too. I wish you liked my project today and will return tomorrow for more fun!
I was so happy to learn that Heffy Doodle has now their own challenges! YAY! It inspired me to create this Fall card for someone special.
I stamped and coloured images from the Hootiful and Veggie Patch stamp sets using Copic markers. I cut everything out with their coordinating dies.
I wanted a simple yet stunning night sky as the background for these cute owls. I masked off a circle on a white top folding note card and sponged Blueprint Sketch, Chipped Sapphire and Black Soot Distress Oxide inks with a blending brush. I added some water droplets, some diluted blue and black ink splatters and also a sprinkle of Lawn Fawn Liquid Stardust. It gives amazing shimmer, like real stars! I love it!
After removing the mask I added a little bit of Iced Spruce Distress Oxide to the moon. I also die cut grass from black cardstock and sponged some white pigment ink for a foggy look.
I adhered the images flat to the card and popped up only 2 owls with 3D foam squares. I white heat embossed a sentiment on black cardstock and added them at an angle to the card. Finally I used a black glaze pen on the eyes and glossy accents on the beaks.
Happy STAMPtember! I love this month-long celebration created by Simon Says Stamp, my favourite one stop shop.
For this occasion I created a congrats card using Heffy Doodle goodies – mixing older sets with newer ones again.
I started with stamping the cute crocodile from Happy snappy crocs and also 2 cotton candy images from the newly released Treat Yo’self stamp set. I colored them with Copic markers and used their coordinating dies to cut them out. Then I adhered the two cotton candies to the hands of the croc as pompoms – I wanted him to be a cheerleader 🙂
For the background I die cut a postage frame rectangle die (Newton’s Nook Designs Frameworks die set) and masked off the stitching part. I applied Squeezed Lemonade Distress Oxide ink. Then I placed the Rays the roof stencil over it and sponged Wild Honey Distress Oxide ink. Before removing the stencil, I sprayed it with Tsukineko Shimmer Spritz for a subtle sparkle.
The sentiment I stamped from the Everyday sentiment duos stamp set on a black postage frame rectangle with Versamark ink, and heat embossed it with white detailed embossing powder. I repeated the process once more for a bolder look. I cut it down and added a thin strip of gold glitter cardstock.
I mounted the croc with 3D foam squares and added clear shimmer to the pompoms. I also scattered a few gold crystals from Studio Katia. Finally I adhered it to a jelly bean card base.
I created a Distress Oxide inked background using Salty Ocean and Blueprint Sketch Oxide inks and an ink blending tool. I added some Tsukinko Shimmer Spritz droplets and also splattered some white acrylic paint all over for a textured look.
Then I used the Silver Lining Cloud border dies and cut it from white and also from silver glitter cardstock. I layered them on top of each other tiny offset. I love the little silver lining we get in this way!
I assembled the card and popped up the cake with the two fairies with 3D foam squares. I added Diamond Stickles to the wings of the fairies and the flame of the candles and covered the frosting on the cake with glossy accents. It looks so yummy in real life!
I also scattered a few silver jewels from Studio Katia on the cloud border.