Patterned paper play – Pink and Main

Hello Everyone,

I am back today with a cute card I created for Pink and Main. Sometimes when we have a bunch of pretty patterned papers, a nice sentiment set and a little die, it is enough to make a quick card. Today’s one is a good example for that.

I flipped through the Pen Pal patterned paper pad and choose the one with the cute girl, trimmed it down and matted it with aqua cardstock. This will be my focal panel.

Then I cut strips of a grey patterned design too, matted them with the same aqua cardstock.

Finally I die cut a postage stamp from pink cardstock and heat embossed a sentiment from the Sent with love stamp set on it with white embossing powder.

I assembled the card and popped up the focal panel and the postage stamp with thin 3D foam tape. I also stamped a sentiment from the Sent with love stamp set above and under one of the grey strips using aqua ink.

I used a glitter pen to add details to the T-shirt of the girl, a shimmer pen on the envelopes and glossy accents on the hearts. I finished this simple design with a few iridescent sequins.

I hope you enjoyed this easy card design and give it a try too. Until next time, happy crafting!

Zsofi

Pink and Main Fall Blog Hop

Hello Everyone,

It is my second post today, for my first card please click here.

Although we still have almost a month from the summer holiday, I was longing for some autumn colours. So I grabbed some fun stamps from last year’s Fall release from Pink and Main and created this cutie.

I started with stamping the bear with the pumpkin from the Season of change stamp set and coloured it with Copic markers. To decide on the colours of the scarf, I had to choose the patterned paper I was going to use as the background. I went for a cozy plaid from the Pumpkin spice paper pad.

Then I started die cutting: I cut the image with its coordinating die and also a blue an a dark reddish brown wreath with the Wreath base die. The Hello sentiment I cut from cream cardstock 4 times and stacked them together for dimension.

I cut a piece of vellum to be 3,75×5,5 inches and stamped the Happy Fall sentiment on the bottom with clear embossing ink and heat embossed it with brown embossing powder.

After assembling the card I took a black glaze pen and emphasized the eyes. I also added glossy accents to the pumpkin and the Hello die cut. A few golden jewels finished it off.

I hope you enjoyed this fall project and will come back soon for more inspiration (summery I promise). Please check out the rest of the autumn projects created for this Blog Hop.

See you,

Zsofi

You are cool – LDRS Creative

Hello Everyone,

I am back today with a very cool and refreshing card for all of us enjoying a heatwave. I promise you that you will feel the chill looking at these card details šŸ™‚

I started with partial die cutting some cardstock using one of theĀ Practically Oval dies from LDRS Creative.

I love the dotted details!

First I cut it only from white heavy weight cardstock, but then I thought it would look so good with layering some ice cream colours under it. So I did the same with pink, yellow and light blue cardstocks too.

In the summer I love to eat ice cream and I enjoyed building my own deserts with theĀ Ice cream party stamp set. With a bit ofĀ maskingĀ I created this yummy arrangement. When I create a scene like this, I always stamp each element on a scrap paper to see how they look best together.

When I have the final arrangement I can decide which image to stamp first and which ones next. It just makes it easier for me to build a collage and also helps if I want to make a copy of the card.

For all my stamping, even for the sentiment I used Raven Hybrid ink. I coloured the ice creams with alcohol markers, added some dotted details and some white gel pen highlights too.

When I was done with the colouring, I added the sprinkles to the pink scoop using the stamp from the set and Lipstick Jungle Hybrid ink. The chocolate syrup I stamped with Coffee Bean Hybrid ink first and then with clear embossing ink to be able to heat emboss it with clear embossing powder. I love the shiny texture I get like this.

For the background I used a pretty striped patterned paper from the Puddle Jumper paper pad (my favourite of all times). I also added some glossy accents to the fruits and sprinkles and finished this cool card with some iridescent jewels.

I hope you feel the chill now and got inspired. In the comments below let me know if you are craving ice cream now šŸ˜‰Ā Until next time, happy crafting!

Zsofi

Just for you – Pink and Main

Hello Everyone,

I am back with a clean and simple card design which could easily be altered to serve as wedding cards too. Let me show you how to make a faux metallic embellishment out of your die cuts.

I started with cutting the Floral mail die from Pink and Main 4 times from heavy weight white cardstock and adhered them on top of each other. Then I pressed my embossing ink pad onto the surface of the die cut and poured gold embossing powder on top. I heat set it with my heat tool and pressed the embossing ink ink pad again on the surface. I covered it with Simon Says Stamp antique gold embossing powder again and heat set it.

I repeated this one more time so the final piece has 3 layers of embossing. I love how thick and rounded it becomes, looks like a piece of metal. And it is so smooth to touch! Lovely!

I kept the rest of the card simple: I cut a piece of patterned paper down to cover the front of an A2 sized notecard using The Shore paper pad.

As for the sentiment I used one from the Sent with love set from Tammy Tutterow. I masked off the bottom of the sentiment with washi tape and inked it up with Gina K Designs Chocolate Truffle brown amalgam ink. I used my stamp positioner to make sure I can stamp back again if necessary. I did the same with the other half of the sentiment too.

I used liquid glue to adhere the embellishment in the middle and filled the heart with tiny little seed beads. I also added Icicle Stickles to the middle of the flowers for an extra sparkly look.

I hope you enjoyed today’s tricks and will give it a try. Until next time, happy crafting!

Zsofi

Newton’s Nook Designs’ 6 year celebration – BLOG HOP

Hello Everyone,

I hope you enjoyed the last few days when we revealed the fabulous July release at Newton’s Nook Designs. All the new stencils, stamps and dies are available already in their online store and they have an anniversary sale too this weekend.

Today we have a special Blog Hop with fantastic giveaways, so make sure you read through till the end. For this special occasion I created a fun interactive summer card.

First I stamped and coloured the surfing kitty from Newton’s Perfect wave. I used Copic markers to add colour and die cut it with the coordinating die. I cut an extra piece from a scrap cardstock to make the image sturdier.

I also stamped the little fish from Scuba Newton, coloured them and cut them out with the coordinating dies. While I was already die cutting I cut the polaroid frames (Lawn Fawn Say Cheese, Again) 3 times from white cardstock and adhered them together.

On the inner pieces I created my little scenes with Distress Oxide inks. On the bigger one I sponged Tumbled Glass on the top for the sky and Mermaid Lagoon through the Splashes &Waves stencil. On the smaller one I used Mermaid Lagoon and added waves with Blueprint Sketch through the Clouds stencil turning it upside down.

For the background I chose a yellow patterned paper (Sunny Studio) and assembled the card. I stamped a sentiment on the bigger frame with black ink.

Then I adhered the fish with liquid glue, embellished them with glossy accents and added a few Chunky Confetti glitter from Studio Katia to look like bubbles.

Newton I popped up with a mini action wobble so he looks like trying to find his balance on the waves šŸ™‚ So fun!

Celebrate with us and enter to win!

To celebrate 6 years, Newton’s Nook Designs is giving away a $25 store credit to spend in their online shop to 6 lucky winners!

Here’s how to win: comment on the NND Design Team blogs (see list below)! The winner will be chosen at random from the collective blog hop 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 Sunday, July 21 at 9pm EST to comment. Winners will be announced on NND blog post on Monday, July 22 and will need to contact us to claim their prize so make sure you check back to see if you’ve won!
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 liked my funny wobbling kitty card and will pop in again soon for more inspiration!

See you,

Zsofi

Newton’s Nook Designs’ 6 year celebration – DAY 4

Hello Everyone,

It is the last day of the July release reveals at Newton’s Nook Designs. I warn you: it is a picture heavy post thanks to all the cute mini stamp/die sets left for the last day šŸ™‚

CARD 1

My first card is a clean and simple one featuring the Gull friend stamp/die set. I love these birds, they mean summer to me somehow.

I stamped and coloured them with Tombow Markers and cut them out with the coordinating dies.

Then I set a mini scene with the use of an Avery Elle die (Diagonal Stripes) which I cut from textured white cardstock. I chose a light blue cardstock to be the background but sponged some Salty Ocean Distress ink on the edges of it to show through the frame. I also used the Waves&Splashes stencil to create an ocean background for the seagulls.

I die cut the word Hello using the Essential Alphabet die set 3 times and layered them on top of each other. On the last layer I sponged a bit of Salty Ocean Distress ink to match the background.

I assembled the card, stamped the sentiment in black and embellished it with some stickers from my stash (Little B). I also emphasized the birds’ eyes with a black glaze pen and added glossy accents to the beaks, legs and the hello sentiment too.

CARD 2

Watermelon is my favourite summer fruit and it suits Newton so much too šŸ™‚ I stamped and coloured him with Tombow markers and cut him out with its coordinating dies.

I die cut a red striped patterned paper (Sunny Studio) with the postage edge die from the Frameworks die set and adhered it to a kraft card base.

For the kitty I created a tag with the Fancy Edges Tag die set. The base is from white linen textured cardstock, backed with a dark brown mat. I cut the decorative edge from green dotted patterned paper 2 times and layered them on top of each other. Finally the reinforcer I cut from dark brown cardstock.

I stamped the sentiment in brown, popped up the kitty with 3D foam squares and added some chunky twine from Tonic Studios. I mounted the tag at angle using 3D foam squares.

The embellishments are sequins and beads from a Watermelon mix from Simon Says Stamp. I also added drops of glossy accents to the melon and seeds.

CARD 3

I think the Shrimp Cocktail is the funniest stamp set in this release! I coloured them with Tombow markers and cut them out with the coordinating dies.

I kept this card very simple: the background is patterned paper from my stash, I die cut a pretty stitched frame (Memory Box) from teal and white cardstock and layered them on top of each other. From the inside teal piece i die cut some waves with the Sea border dies.

I assembled the scene and stamped sentiments in black from the Shrimp Cocktail and Newton’s New Year stamp sets.

I finished this cute card with some Simon Says Stamp confetti mix sequins and a tiny drop of glossy accent on the olives.

CARD 4

And my last card for today is the most refreshing one.

I stamped the lemons twice from the Lemon Twist set with Versafine Onyx black ink on Ranger Watercolour cardstock and heat embossed it with clear embossing powder. I added colour with Tombow markers and cut them out with the coordinating dies.

I die cut a rounded stitched rectangle from textured white cardstock using the Frames and flags die set. I popped up the 2 lemons with 3D foam squares and stamped the sentiments around the image with black ink.

The background is a pretty patterned paper from Sunny Studio, I mounted the focal panel with 3D foam squares and embellished the card with yellow jewels from Pinkfresh Studio.

GIVEAWAY

Would you like to win a $20 store credit to Newtonā€™s Nook Designs? ONE lucky comment will be chosen from each reveal day to win! Hereā€™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 July 18th at 9pm EST to comment  ā€” winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, July 19th.

Check out all the awesome Design Team Blogs below to enter:

Newtonā€™s Nook Designs

Amanda Bodine

Holly Endress

Ellen Haxelmans

Larissa Heskett

Samantha Mann

Zsofia Molnar ā€“> you are here

Naki Rager

Maria Russell

Andrea Shell

Tatiana Trafimovich

What a week, jam-packed with summer goodies! I wish you enjoyed all our projects and have your favourites chosen! Shopping starts tomorrow, yay!

Thanks for the sweet comments on my previous posts, they mean so much to me! If you like my creations (always bright and cheerful I promise), please subscribe to my blog and follow me on Instagram.

See you tomorrow with a fun blog hop to celebrate the new 6th anniversary release and to win special prizes!

Zsofi

Super-sized hugs – Pink and Main

Hello Everyone,

I am back again with a little sneak peek at the cute Super-sized stamp and die set from the fabulous July Release at Pink and Main – available on 20th July!

I love food themed sets and this one is super cute as you can stamp the funny faces on each. I stamped them all on Bristol Smooth cardstock and used Tombow markers to add colour. Then I cut them out with the coordinating dies.

I also die cut a Stitched star from green cardstock and one from heavy weight vellum and used tiny drops of liquid glue at the stitch lines to adhere them together. In this way the glue doesn’t show through.

For the background of my card I chose a green gingham from the Something Whimsy paper pad and cut it down to cover the full front of an A2 sized card.

After heat embossing a sentiment with white embossing powder on a thin strip of black cardstock I arranged the die cut images and popped them up with 3D foam squares. The sentiment banner as well.

As a finishing touch I added some google eyes and glossy accents to the straw, mustard, tomato and the front of the french fries box. I added some white gel pen details and scattered some clear sequins all around.

I wish you like today’s inspiration and will pop in again soon for more! Until then, get your shopping list ready and happy crafting!

Zsofi