Newton’s Nook Designs Mini Release

Hello Everyone,

I am super excited to share with you my inspiration for the September Mini Release at Newton’s Nook Designs. There is a small sunflower stamp set with its coordinating die and a gorgeous stencil available RIGHT NOW!

For my card I stamped the sunflower with brown hybrid ink and coloured it using Copic markers. I cut it out with the coordinating die and cut another 3 from scrap white cardstock to give it a lot of dimension when stacked together.

I kept the card simple, on a 4 bar card I adhered a green gingham patterned paper (Lawn Fawn). I wrapped yellow twine on the stems of the sunflower and tied it in a bow. I adhered it to a wide strip of kraft cardtsock and matted it with dark brown cardstock.

The sentiment I stamped with the same brown hybrid ink on top and assembled the card.

I skipped using embellishments but I added a thick layer of Ranger Multi MAtte Medium in the middle of each flower and poured brown mini prills on them.

It gives it a gorgeous texture! It is so beautiful in real life!

GIVEAWAY

Would you like to win this whole new Mini Release? We are giving a prize pack that includes the “Sunflower Days” Stamp and Die Set and the “Gingham” Stencil ONE lucky winner! Here’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 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, September 15th at 9pm EST to comment  — winners will be announced on the blog post on Monday, September 16th. 

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 enjoyed today’s post and will come back soon for more fun!

See you soon,

ZSofi

One layer floral card – Pink and Main

Hello Everyone,

I am back today with a clean and simple floral card I created with the Just because stamp set from the August release of Pink and Main.

I started with blending Distress Oxide inks on a white top folding card base: Candied Apple, Worn Lipstick and Spiced Marmalade. I spritzed it with water for a textured look and dabbed it off after 30 seconds with a paper towel.

I made sure the panel is dry and arranged some of the sentiments from the Just because stamp set in my stamp positioner. I stamped them with the same Distress Oxide inks several times so they are darker than the background. I love the tone on tone effect so much!

I heat set it with a heat tool as I wanted to white heat emboss the main sentiment and I did not want the powder to stick to unnecessary places. To make the sentiment pop even more I repeated the stamping-embossing part. It is more dimensional this way.

I did not want to distract the attention too much, so I decided to use mini white flowers as embellishments from the Spring Wreath decor die set. I cut out a bunch and scattered them all around the card. As a finishing touch I adhered a mini silver Glossy Dot in each flower center. One layer card but so special thank to the pretty background and the little flowers.

I hope you got inspired and will give this a try. Until next time, happy crafting!

Zsofi

Newton’s Nook Designs August Release – Day 3

Hello Everyone,

I cannot believe that we are half way through the August release reveals at Newton’s Nook Designs! After some coffee and some Fall images we are introducing cute mice playing outside enjoying autumn weather. Autumn mice is a playful and adorable set which comes with coordinating dies.

I started with colouring all the images in the set, I even coloured some extra leaves as I knew I would build some Fall scenes which needed plenty of leaves. When I had everything cut out I was already sure I will end up with more than just one card.

CARD #1

For my first scene I die cut the Lawn Fawn Leafy Tree Backdrop Landscape die 3 times from dark brown cardstock. I also cut some grass and hills with the land border dies from yellow and kraft cardstocks. To make the images pop I used the Lawn Fawn stitched clouds backdrop on aqua cardstock.

I assembled the scene on an A2 sized white card base and layered the tree frame.

The sentiment I stamped on a grey banner (Frames and flags die set) and tucked it under the last frame.

I added the images and adhered a couple of leaves on the tree and on the grass too. I added white gel pen highlights, emphasized the eyes and noses with a black glaze pen and added glossy accents on the scarf and stems of the pumpkins.

CARD #2

My next project is a 4 bar card, where I used a couple of patterned paper from Lawn Fawn as a background for my mini scene. I used the same scene building elements as on the A2 sized card just this time I made a 3 layered dimensional frame using the Framework die set.

I stamped another sentiment from the set with brown ink directly on the background and popped up the mini scene with 3D foam squares.

I covered the cap of the acorn with glossy accents and used a black glaze pen on the eyes and nose of the mouse.

TAG

And last but not least I created a little tag using the Fancy edges tag die set. I like to make my tags thicker by adding an extra piece on the back. In this way I ensure the pretty finished look also.

I used some sturdy twine and yet another gorgeous sentiment from the Autumn mice set.

GIVEAWAY

Would you like to win the “Fall Fringe”  Stamp Set? This stamp set will be given away to ONE lucky winner! Here’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 August 22nd at 9pm EST to comment  — winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, August 23rd.

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 -> you are here

Naki Rager

Maria Russell

Andrea Shell

Tatiana Trafimovich

I hope you liked my project for today and will pop in again tomorrow for the last day of the August release reveals! We will go spooky – or cute? 😉

See you,

Zsofi

Newton’s Nook Designs August Release – Day 2

Hello Everyone,

I hope you are excited about the August release at Newton’s Nook Designs already! It is Day 2 and we are showcasing the awesome Fall Fringe stamp set. It does not have coordinating dies but matches the previously released Frames squared die set perfectly! Look at all the great sentiments! This new set will also be available on Friday, 23/08!

For my card I stamped the image with Chocolate Truffle Amalgam ink from Gina K Designs and used Copic markers to colour it. I love the bright colours also for Fall so I went with sharp orange, deep brown and striking green shades. I also coloured the middle of the stamp with a light blue marker to make the images pop even more! The sentiment I stamped with the same brown ink.

When I was done with the colouring, I cut along the edges of the stamp and matted it with a dark brown square. I die cut the scalloped square die from the Frames squared die set from kraft cardstock and layered it under.

I wanted to make this a standard A2 sized card, so I cut a strip of green patterned paper (Sunny Studio) and matted it with the same brown cardstock before adhering it to a textured cream card base.

I popped up the focal panel with 3D foam tape and added a bit of natural twine on the top – simply wrapped it around the card and tied a bow.

As a finishing touch I added glossy accents to the pinecones, the caps of the acorns and the stems of the pumpkins.

I love the shine!

GIVEAWAY

Would you like to win the “Fall Fringe”  Stamp Set? This stamp set will be given away to ONE lucky winner! Here’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 August 22nd at 9pm EST to comment  — winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, August 23rd.

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 -> you are here

Naki Rager

Maria Russell

Andrea Shell

Tatiana Trafimovich

I hope you liked my project for today and will pop in again tomorrow! The Fall fun continues with some cute critters!

See you,

Zsofi

Newton’s Nook Designs August Release – Day 1

Hello Everyone,

I am super excited today as we are starting the absolutely “fall-tastic” and gorgeous August Release reveals at Newton’s Nook Designs. The first set we are showcasing is called Pumpkin Latte – yes, a coffee themed fall set! YAY! I just love the girl images and all the little extras to create little scenes. It also has coordinating dies.

For my card I stamped and coloured the images with Copic markers and cut them out with the coordinating dies. I am in love with those huge pumpkins!

I decided to use the Falling leaves stencil on my card base with white texture paste.

It gives a pretty tone-on-tone textured look and matches the theme perfectly.

When it was dry, I added some rainbow plaid patterned paper (Sunny Studio) to the bottom of the card and accented it with a thin strip of dark brown cardstock.

After adhering the images in place with liquid glue, I used one of the banners from the Frames and flags die set to cut a dark brown flag. I white heat embossed a sentiment on it and added it on the top left corner of the card.

As a finishing touch I added some glossy accents to the stems, coffee caps and the pockets of her jacket. I love how cheerful this card turned out with the bright fall colours and the textured background.

GIVEAWAY

Would you like to win the “Pumpkin Latte”  Stamp Set? This stamp set will be given away to ONE lucky winner! Here’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 August 22nd at 9pm EST to comment  — winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, August 23rd.

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 -> you are here

Naki Rager

Maria Russell

Andrea Shell

Tatiana Trafimovich

I hope you enjoyed the first day of the August reveals an you will come back tomorrow for more fall fun!

See you,

Zsofi

Be unique! – Die cut layering with LDRS Creative

Hello Everyone,

It is Zsofi here with a fun card which does not involve colouring but instead it is very dimensional thanks to the die cut layering.

I was absolutely inspired by the pretty yellow-blue patterned papers from the Puddle Jumper paper pad and I started with cutting out the strip with the anchors and roses. I die cut 2 mini scalloped borders from yellow cardstock and layered it under this elegant strip.

While I was die cutting, I also cut some tags for my layering using the Scalloped Rectangle frame set. I cut the base and the small one from white cardstock and the middle layer from an anchor patterned paper. 

I also die cut 4 of the big stitched clouds (In a cloudy sky die set) from white cardstock and layered them under the scallop strip.

The sentiment (from the On the move stamp set) I stamped on the small tag using Dark Wash Jeans Hybrid ink and layered the tags. I added 2 yellow matte enamel dots as embellishment.

I decided that I needed a bit more yellow on the card, so I used the Plaid stencil and Lantern Yellow Hybrid ink on the card base to add some light, fade-out colour. When assembling the card, I used 3D foam squares to pop up the tag in the middle. 

I hope you liked today’s inspiration and will give it a try. Die cut layering is a cool technique and easy way to add interest and dimension to an otherwise simple card design. Until next time, happy crafting!

Zsofi

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