Coffee is my superpower – Heffy Doodle

Hello Everyone,

Welcome to another edition of my Perfect Combos series. It is a super special week as it is the Coffee Lovers Spring/Summer Blog Hop. I love to make coffee cards and when I was going through my Heffy Doodle stamps I saw the Superdudes set when the idea stroke. I matched it with a fun stencil and the Stitched alphabetters dies. Let’s dive in the details!

I started with stamping the superhero girl from Superdudes along with a bunch of coffee cups from an older limited edition set from a Simon Says Stamp Stamptember collaboration called More than S’mores. I used my Copic markers to add colour and cut everything out with the coordinating dies.

Then I focused on the background. Directly on a top folding white notecard I sponged Tumbled Glass Distress Oxide ink lightly. On the bottom of the card base I added a bit of Hickory Smoke Distress Oxide. Then I placed the Zapp Attack stencil over the blue sky and added more Tumbled Glass Distress Ink. Before removing the stencil I sprayed it all with a clear Shimmer Mist from Avery Elle. I love the subtle sparkle it gives!

I still needed a rooftop for my scene: I die cut the elements of the Lawn Fawn Rooftop border die set from Bristol Smooth Cardstock and using a blending brush I added Fired Brick Distress Oxide ink. Then I assembled the scene.

The sentiment I stamped from the Superdudes stamp set with black ink. Above it I adhered the die cut letters which spell Coffee. I used the Stitched Alphabetters dies and blue sparkle cardstock. It matches the chosen colour scheme.

As a finishing touch I added some shimmer with a clear shimmer pen and glossy accents to the little hearts, coffee caps and the badge of the superwoman. I love how it turned out, it makes me smile!

I wish it brings a smile on your face too!

This is my first entry for the Coffee Lovers Spring/Summer Blog Hop. I hope you enjoyed today’s Perfect Combo and will check back later for more inspiration. If you like my cards, please make sure to follow me on Instagram where I share my happy creations! Thank you!

See you soon,

Zsofi

When the tooth fairy comes… – Heffy Doodle

Hello Everyone,

Welcome to another edition of my Perfect Combos series for Heffy Doodle. I believe that every little milestone in our lives should be recognized and celebrated, and losing the first milk tooth is just as important in a child’s life as a birthday. For this cheerful event I created a memory card featuring the super cute Absotoothly awesome stamp set with some  very versatile dies and the Simply radiant stencil (one of my favourites of all). Let’s dive in the details!

I stamped and coloured the two fairies with their magic wands using Copic markers and cut them out with the coordinating dies. While I was at die cutting I also cut the Tooth plush die 2 times from white cardstock. I layered them on top of each other for a sturdier look. The eyes and mouth I cut from coloured cardstock scraps and adhered them to the big tooth. So cute!

The background I created directly on a top folding A2 sized white card base. I sponged some Tumbled Glass Distress Oxide ink all over and then using the Simply Radiant stencil I added the first layer with Mermaid Lagoon Distress Oxide ink. Then I turned the stencil a bit and added a second layer with Blueprint Sketch Distress Oxide ink. When I removed the stencil I just kept smiling, it looks gorgeous!

To make the tooth the focal point of the card I added a double layer vellum circle and a Skinny circle frame cut from blue violet cardstock. Then I adhered every element in place using drops of liquid glue or thin 3D foam squares.

The sentiment I white heat embossed from the Roundabout sentiments set on a Curved banner cut from blue cardstock. I stamped a small sentiment under the banner in black, it is from the More classic sentiments set.

I finished this cute card with a touch of clear shimmer on the wings of the fairies and a bunch of 3mm clear sequins from Studio Katia. Isn’t it the perfect way to keep a memory?

I hope you enjoyed today’s Perfect Combo and will check back later for more inspiration. If you like my cards, please make sure to follow me on Instagram where I share my happy creations! Thank you!

See you soon,

Zsofi

Gnome matter what… – Heffy Doodle

Hello Everyone,

It is Zsofi here, welcome to another edition of my Perfect Combos series for Heffy Doodle. Now that we are all locked down and our social life is not like in normal times, it is important to let our friends know we care for them. And what is better than saying it with a cute card? Let’s dive in the details!

First I stamped the images from Gnome matter what and coloured them with my Copic markers. I used cheerful bright colours for their outfits. I used the coordinating dies to cut them all out.

I wanted to give my gnomes a cute little home and I was so happy that the Lawn Fawn Mushroom house is the perfect size for them! I cut all the elements from white and coloured cardstock scraps and assembled the house. The base of the house I distressed with Black Soot Distress Ink very gently to give it some shading. I adhered one of the gnomes behind the opening door, so it looks like he is waving to the others. So cute!

The background I kept very simple: I sponged Salty Ocean Distress ink through the Cloudy sky stencil creating the perfect Spring sky. I did it directly on a white A2 sized card base and arranged the scene. This is the part I enjoy the most, finding the right placement for the die cut images. I can play with it for an hour 🙂

The grass I cut with the Grassy Lass border die set from green cardstock and added a bit of shading to it with Mowed Lawn Distress ink with a blending tool. It gives it some depth, such an easy trick. The sentiment I white heat embossed on a thin strip of black cardstock and adhered above the house.

As a finishing touch I used glossy accents on the belts, flowers and butterflies. Isnt it a cheerful scene?

I hope you enjoyed today’s Perfect Combo and will check back later for more inspiration. If you like my cards, please make sure to follow me on Instagram where I share my happy creations! Thank you!

See you soon,

Zsofi

Honey Bunnies – Heffy Doodle

Hello Everyone,

Welcome to another edition of my Perfect Combos series for Heffy Doodle. I created a bright and cheerful Easter card for you today using some older and newer stamps and dies. So easy to create your own sentiments this way!  Let’s dive in the details!

First I stamped the bunnies and Easter eggs from the Honey Bunny boo stamp set. I stamped the eggs several times to fill up my scene. Then I used my Copics to bring these cuties alive. I chose muted but still cheerful colours. I used the coordinating dies to cut them all out. 

For the background I die cut a Skinny circle frame from white cardstock and then from vivid pink. The frames I stacked on top of each other for more dimension. On the inner white circle I arranged the “Hope you have a” sentiment from the Roundabout sentiments set using my MISTI stamping tool and stamped it with black ink. Then I took another sentiment from the same set which had the word “wonderful” in it, and arranged it in a way to complete the curve of the already stamped one. I masked off the unnecessary part before inking it up, removed the mask and stamped it in place. I love how it turned out, like it was one curved sentiment! Under it I stamped the Easter from the Honey Bunny Boo set with aqua ink. Looks so cool!

The bottom of the circle I sponged with Twisted citron Distress ink and above it I added a bit of Tumbled Glass Distress ink. Just to have some colour in the background for my bunnies. Then I arranged the die cut images: some I adhered flat, some I popped up with 3D foam squares.

I used a scalloped rectangle die to cut an Easter themed patterned paper (Doodlebug Designs) to hold my little circle scene and assembled the card on a top folding A2 sized white card base. I finished it with adding a little clear shimmer to the Easter eggs and a drop of glossy accents to the noses and stars.

I hope you enjoyed today’s Perfect Combo and will check back later for more inspiration. If you like my cards, please make sure to follow me on Instagram where I share my happy creations! Thank you!

See you soon,

Zsofi

My angel – Heffy Doodle

Hello Crafty Friends,

Welcome to another edition of my Perfect Combos series for Heffy Doodle. With this crazy virus threat and quarantine we all need to show more love and appreciation. When creating this card, I was thinking of my 9 years old daughter, who is separated from her friends now, studying every day (homeschooling is not easy for the kids either) while she sees her smaller brother playing all day. I wanted to cheer her up and tell her how much I love her. So I chose the My angel stamp set with a couple of stand alone dies and a stencil which combined together make the perfect heavenly scene. Let’s get to the details!

First I stamped the angels and the musical instruments with black ink which is alcohol marker friendly. Then I used my Copics to add colour. The wings I kept light purple, the dresses white with some grey shadows. I wanted their hair to look a bit golden so I chose light brown markers. I love how the turned out! I used the coordinating dies to cut them all out. Almost all angels have a cut-line around their hands, so it is so easy to tuck the instruments in there!

For the background I sponged Squeezed lemonade Distress Oxide ink on Bristol Smooth cardstock. Then I placed the Rays the roof stencil over it and added Mustard Seed Distress Oxide ink. Before removing the stencil I sprayed it with a shimmer spritz for a subtle sparkle.

Then I created the clouds: I die cut 2 of the Silver lining cloud border dies from white cardstock and also from gold sparkle cardstock. I layered them on top of each other tiny offset so the clouds look like they are lit by the sun. On the smaller cloud border I stamped a sentiment from the My angel set.

And then the idea stroke my mind: why not to add the golden halo to the angels too? So I used the coordinating dies and cut the golden angels, layered them under the coloured ones a bit offset. They look gorgeous, don’t you think?

I assembled the card using thin 3D foam sqaures under the angels to get more dimension. I die cut the word “my” an “angel” from black and gold sparkle cardstocks and added them to the scene.

As a finishing touch I stamped a couple of music notes all around. I also used glossy accents on the musical instruments.

I hope you enjoyed today’s Perfect Combo and will check back later for more inspiration. If you like my cards, please make sure to follow me on Instagram where I share my happy creations! Thank you!

See you soon,

Zsofi

I love you, sunshine! – Heffy Doodle

Hello Everyone,

Iam back today with another edition of my Perfect Combos series for Heffy Doodle. As we are all waiting for Spring to arrive and need to be distracted from real life problems, I brought you some cheerful ducks today. This jolly little card mixes some older stamps with newly released stencils and dies.  Let’s dive in the details!

First I stamped the ducks, the puddle and the umbrella from the      Quack me up stamp set with black ink and coloured them with my Copic markers. I also stamped some clouds with Lawn Fawn River Rock ink which is alcohol marker friendly. And the sun with a yellow toned one from Gina K Designs. Then I used my grey and yellow Copics to bring these images to life. I love how soft it looks with the colourful outline! I used the coordinating dies to cut them all out.

While I was die cutting, I also cut two Skinny circle frames: a bigger one from Blueberry Bliss and a smaller one from Cookie Monster cardstock. I made sure that the smaller one is the perfect size coordinating with the Circle maskerade stencil which I wanted to use for the background.

I placed the Circle maskerade stencil on a white Imperial Stitched Rectangle using the engraved guide to center it. It is so easy! I used Heffy Memo tape to secure it temporarely to my cardstock. Then with a big blending brush I lightly sponged some Salty Ocean Distress ink. Without removing the masking stencil I layered the Cloudy sky stencil over it and gently created the cloud layers with Faded Jeans Distress ink.

I adhered the two circle frames around the sky and popped up the images. I also added a few Raining rhinestones from Trinity stamps as raindrops and covered the umbrella with glossy accents. I made the puddle sparkly with a clear shimmer pen.

At this point only the sentiment was missing. I die cut the “I love you sentiment” from the 2 blue shades of cardstock and stamped the word Sunshine under it from the Quack me up stamp set using yellow ink. I did not want to cut apart my stamps – I am always scared to do that – so I simply masked off the “unnecessary part” with masking tape, inked up the stamp, removed the mask and stamped it on the card. I love custom sentiments so much!

I hope you enjoyed today’s Perfect Combo and will check back later for more inspiration. If you like my cards, please make sure to follow me on Instagram where I share my happy creations! Thank you!

See you soon,

Zsofi

Holy Macaroni! – Heffy Doodle

Hello Everyone,

It is Zsofi here, welcome to another edition of my Perfect Combos series. I love funny cards and when I first saw the Pasta la vista stamp set I was giddy with the sentiments. I needed a punny birthday card so I paired it with the adorable veggies from Veggie Patch. Let’s get started!

First I stamped some pasta and some of the veggies with black Copic friendly ink on white cardstock. Then I used my Copics to bring these cuties to life. I stayed with the warm tones except for the aubergine where I used some really dark purples. I didn’t think too much about shading but I tried to give the onion a bit of texture using flicking motions with my darker oranges. I love how it turned out! I used the coordinating dies to cut them all out. 

For the background I used Bristol Smooth cardstock and the Cloudy skies stencil with Salty Ocean Distress Oxide ink and a blender brush. This stencil is great thanks to the connected edges, you can easily tuck the cardstock in-between the cloud layers and apply ink. So fun! 

I cut some grass with the Grassy Lass border dies from Bristol Smooth cardstock and applied Mowed Lawn Distress Oxide ink on it with a blending brush. I also die cut a Skinny rectangle frame from heavy weight cardstock, I planned to use it to draw attention to the funny sentiment.

Then I assembled the scene. I took some time to fiddle around which veggie to put where, but I enjoyed the process. When I was happy with the placement I adhered each piece with a drop of glue. 

I left the sentiment to the last so I can ensure perfect placement. I stamped it in black to stand out. I scattered a bunch of tiny iridescent blue stars all over the sky and added glossy accents to the leaves and stems of the veggies. Also to the holes in the cheese, i love to make my cards 3D this way.

I hope you enjoyed today’s Perfect Combo and will check back later for more inspiration. 

See you soon,

Zsofi