Something to make you happy

Hello Everyone,

I am popping in with a quick post (as the second for today) to share a simple design I created for the MFT Sketch Challenge this week.

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Before I started with the card I had to find the patterned paper I envisioned in my head. It was not easy but I came across this one from a  Pink and Main set and found matching cardstock too.

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I die cut 3 pierced hearts and glued them on the patterned paper which I trimmed down a little bit. I die cut the word Happy from the Happy birthday to you die-namics 3 times from white cardstock and once from black. I tacked them together offsetting the black one to look like shadow.

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I also heat embossed a sentiment from the All smiles stamp set on a black banner and popped it up with 3D foam tape.

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A few clear sequins finished off this simple design.

I will upload this to the MFT Sketch Challenge 366.

I hope you like my card and will return soon for more inspiration.

See you soon,

Zsofi

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Dreamy card for IPC#62

Happy 1st January for Everyone!

My first post of 2018 will be a dreamy card I made for the current Inky Paws Challenge #62, with the use of these gorgeous colours! I just love the soft feel of these colours together and the inspirational photo reminded me of the Newton`s Naptime stamp set.

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So I started with stamping and colouring the image with Copic markers and used the coordinating dies to cut it out. I added some Spectrum Noir clear shimmer to some parts of those fluffy blankets, to make it even cuter.

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I die cut a stitched rectangle from lavender cardstock and ran it through the big shot machine with a beautiful background die from Simon Says Stamp. I also cut a stitched thinner strip (MFT die) from aqua cardstock as a backdrop for my napping kitty.

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The sentiment i stamped on a white cloud in black. When I assembled the card I added 3D foam tape to the kitty and the cloud for more dimension.

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I hope you like this snuggly card and got inspired to play along with us. You still have plenty of time until Friday 5th January. You may be the random winner of a 20 USD gift certificate to the Newton`s Nook Designs online store.

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See you soon with more fun projects.

Have a lovely day,

Zsofi

 

Autumn blessings

Inky Paws Challenge

Happy Monday Everyone!

I am here with a new inspirational card design for the current Inky Paws Challenge #57, which is a Fall theme.

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I have recently purchased the Newton’s Nook Designs Autumn Newton stamp set and I was longing to colour those kitties. I chose my patterned paper first and matched the colouring with its main colours. I used Copics, a bit of Spectrum Noir shimmer and glossy accents.

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I stamped and gold heat embossed the sentiment on the same small white panel, I repeated the embossing to get even more dimension and make it more smooth. It is easy to do with a stamp positioner which allows you to stamp exactly in the same place all the time.

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I made a dark brown and gold mat for my focal panel and adhered it to the patterned paper also matted with dark brown cardstock. I love to layer papers, it gives extra dimension and more contrast.

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Finally I adhered this to a kraft card front panel and glued it  on a top folding white card base (I love when it opens like this). A few enamel dots in coordinating colours finished it off.

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I hope you like my card and got inspired to play along the Inky Paws Challenge, you have time until this Friday and you can win a 20USD gift certificate to the NND online store. And by the way their October release is coming this Friday too, so get your wallet ready!

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Sending a harvest of blessings,

Zsofi

MFT Card Design Superstar contest – card 2

Hello Everyone,

This will be a different post than usual, as I just realized that the MFT Card Design Superstar contest is ending in 6hrs. I did not want to miss the deadline, so I am sharing my card for the Colouring Virtuoso category.

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I wanted a dreamy scene and when I flipped through my MFT stamps I realised that the Beach Bunny set perfectly coordinates with the Snuggle friends and Somebunny I love sets. So I stamped and coloured several images from these using Copic markers. I used the coordinating dies to cut them out.

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For the night scene I used Black Soot and Blueprint sketch distress inks and a heat embossed sentiment along with some tiny stars too. The grass is cut with MFT die too.

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The dream part is stencilled (Mini Cloud stencil) and die cut with a Scalloped stitched border die. Images are popped up with 3D foam squares.

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As I always do, I added some more details with a back glaze pen, a white gel pen, Spectrum Noir Shimmer pen and some glossy accents. The only embellishment added are the little heart gem stones.

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I hope you like my card and will check the interactive one too in my next post.

See you,

Zsofi

Cider time

Hello Everyone,

A quick post on a funny card I made for the Fall Coffee Lovers Blog Hop – this is my second entry. Not necessarily coffee themed, but for me this weather is really about hot beverages and I love the apple cider. We used to drink a lot in Cairo with my husband in the cold weather. Warms the soul also 🙂

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For my card I used the NND Apple Delights mini set, stamped the image on Copic friendly cardstock and colour with Copics. I die cut the panel with a dotted rectangle, gave it a golden mat.

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I also gold heat embossed the sentiment on green cardstock, cut a banner out of it and matted a smaller banner under from brown cardstock.

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For the background I used patterned paper meant for origami (from my local discount shop), I felt it matched the theme so well. I gave it a stitched scalloped edge mat and adhered it to a kraft card front.

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I used 3D foam tape to mount the focal panel on the background and added glossy accent to the rim of the mug and the apple (2 layers for more dimension).

I will also link this project up on the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Shimmer and Shine.

I hope you like this fall-themed card and will check back again soon.

See you,

Zsofi

 

 

Harvest of blessings

Hello Everyone,

A quick post on a card I made for the current and almost closing MFT Sketch Challenge #350. The sketch looks like this:

And my card is this:

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I started with selecting patterned paper, cutting it to the right size, matting it with a contrasting colour. I wanted something really fall like, I enjoy these colours so much.

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Then I die cut 2 stitched scalloped circles from smooth white cardstock and stamped the images on them with black Copic friendly ink. I used the Harvest Mouse and the Witch way to the candy sets. I had to mask off the pumpkins several times to build up the pile, but I really enjoy doing this. Instant dimension 🙂

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I coloured the images with Copics, added some details with Spectrum Noir Shimmer pen, a black glaze pen and some glossy accents. While it was drying I gold eat embossed the sentiment on an aqua coloured banner.

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I used 3D foam tape while mounting the circles and the banner on the background. At last I embellished the card with a few enamel dots in matching colours.

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I will link this project up on the MFT Sketch Challenge #350 and also on the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Shimmer and shine.

Hope you like my card and will pop in again soon.

See you,

Zsofi

Snow-one else

Hello Everyone,

Happy Monday! It is time for the second inspirational post for the current Inky Paws Challenge #55. It is an interesting sketch (I love their sketches, so inspiring):

Here is my card:

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I started with stamping the cute snowmen couple from the NND Frozen friends set on Copic friendly cardstock. I also stamped the sentiment under them an added the little hearts above them. I used an MFT zig-zag circle die to cut my focal panel and coloured them with Copics. I had to add some shimmer (Spectrum Noir shimmer pen) and glossy accents on the scarves, noses and hearts. I also used a black glaze pen on the buttons.

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After that I worked on the background pieces: I die cut a zig-zag stitched rectangle from light blue cardstock and using the Starfield stencil I applied white texture paste with a spatula. I carefully removed the stencil, sprinkled Judikins iridescent embossing powder on top of the stars/ snowflakes and set it aside to dry. I heated it with my heat tool only after an hour or so, to melt the powder. In this way it did not puff.

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I also cut a piece of snowflake patterned paper to cover an entire card front, a wide strip of silver glitter cardstock and 2 little banners from dark green cardstock for contrast. When assembling the card I used a thin 3D foam tape under the focal panel to balance the dimensions.

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I hope you like my card and will play along with us on the IPC Challenge. You have until this Friday to upload your creation and have a chance to win a 20USD gift certificate to the NND online store.

 I will also upload this card to the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge It’s written in the stars (because of the stencil).

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Thanks for stopping by and see you soon with another card project.

Have a lovely day,

Zsofi