Better Together – Pretty Pink Posh

Hello Everyone,

I have a fun little card to share with you today, which I made with supplies from Pretty Pink Posh. I am totally in love with layering stencils and I enjoy coming up with different colour combos for each, but I had another idea for the Layering Cherries stencil from their latest release. Let me show you!

First I did a quick ink blending on Neenah Solar white cardstock with Worn Lipstick Distress Oxide ink. Then I used the first layer of the Layering Cherries stencil set with Lumberjack Plaid Distress Oxide ink. I love this red colour, my absolute new favourite! I added a tiny bit of Aged Mahogany to the bottom of the cherries. For the stems I used Rustic Wilderness first and then realized that the cherry stems are rather brown, so I went back with Ground Espresso. This way the result is a brownish green, perfect for the pink background! For the leaves layer I used the same green but wanted to lighten them a little, so I went back with Twisted Citron. After removing the last layer I generously spritzed the panel with water from a mini mister and dabbed it off with a paper towel after 30 seconds.

In my head I visualized smiling cherries, so I added little faces to each using the Ghost Friends stamp set. As I had to ink up only the face of each ghost, I used a black Memento marker on the eyes and noses instead of an ink pad. It worked perfectly! I need to try this technique with sentiments too!

For the sentiment I chose the Love Sentiments stamp set, and simply stamped the text in the middle using Versafine Onyx Black ink. I trimmed the panel down tiny and gave it a dark red mat before adhering to a top folding A2 sized card base.

As a finishing touch I used some little white clay hearts from the Valentine’s Day Mix.

I wish you enjoyed this cute design and you will try this technique.

See you soon,

Zsofi

Newton’s Nook Designs January Release – Day 3

Hello Everyone,

We are halfway through the January Release reveals with Newton’s Nook Designs. Today we are showcasing the adorable Never Enough Dogs stamp/die set.

All new designs will be available on 20th January.

For my card I stamped and coloured the image using Copic markers: E49, E47, E44, E43, E42, E41, E59, E57, E55, E53, E51, E39, E37, E35, W9, W7, W5, W3, W2, W00, E11, E01, E000, YG06, YG23, E18, BG11. I die cut it with its coordinating die,

For the background I chose patterned paper from the Love and Chocolate paper pad and cut it with the scalloped rectangle die from Frames and Flags. The sentiment I stamped on a stitched white banner which I die cut with the Banner Trio dies. I decided to decorate it with some thinner colourful banners which I cut with the A7 Frames and Banners and Frames and Flags die sets. I love dimensional die cuts, it looks so cool!

After popping up the image and banners with 3D foam squares, I decided to add an extra sentiment on a Speech Bubble, it makes it more playful I think.

As a finishing touch I added some little die cut images, used glossy accents on the noses and hearts and emphasized the dogs’ eyes with a black glaze pen.

GIVEAWAY

Would you like to win the “Never Enough Dogs” 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 January 19th at 9pm ET to comment  — winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, January 20th. 

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

Newton’s Nook Designs

Donna Idlet

Ellen Haxelmans

Tina Herbeck

Larissa Heskett

Samantha Mann

Zsofia Molnar – you are here

Maria Russell

Farhana Sarker

Tatiana Trafimovich

Amanda Wilcox

I hope you enjoyed the third day of the reveals and will pop in tomorrow for the last day!

See you,

Zsofi

Newton’s Nook Desigs January Release – Day 2

Hello Everyone,

Let’s continue the January Release reveals today with Newton’s Nook Designs. On Day 2 we are showcasing the cute Newton’s Heart stamp/die set.

All new designs will be available on 20th January.

For my card I stamped and coloured the kitty using Copic markers: E44, E43, E42, E41, E01, E000, R89, R46, R27, R24. Before die cutting it with its coordinating die, I white heat embossed a sentiment in the middle of the heart. Doesn’t it look pretty?

Then I created the background: I did a quick ink blending on white cardstock with Fired Brick, Abandoned Coral and Saltwater Taffy Distress Oxide inks. Then I placed the Meow stencil over it and went back with the same colours before spritzing it with Tart Cranberry Mica Spray. I love the texture and mess look it got this way! When it was dry, I cut it down to be slightly smaller than an A2 sized card front.

To hold my kitty, I created a tag using the Fancy Edges Tag die set: I cut the base from kraft cardstock, the fancy edge from red and added a white reinforcer. I embellished it with white ribbon and natural twine before popping it up at an angle with 3D foam squares on the background. I used 3D foam squares under the kitten too.

As a finishing touch I used a drop of glossy accent on the nose of the cat.

GIVEAWAY

Would you like to win the “Newton’s Heart” 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 January 19th at 9pm ET to comment  — winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, January 20th. 

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

Newton’s Nook Designs

Donna Idlet

Ellen Haxelmans

Tina Herbeck

Larissa Heskett

Samantha Mann

Zsofia Molnar – you are here

Maria Russell

Farhana Sarker

Tatiana Trafimovich

Amanda Wilcox

I hope you enjoyed the second day of the reveals and will pop in tomorrow for more fun!

See you,

Zsofi

Newton’s Nook Designs January Release – Day 1

Hello Everyone,

I have such exciting news, we are starting the January Release reveals today with Newton’s Nook Designs. YAY! It is a small but adorable release, with unique designs and new paper pads. On the first day we are showcasing the cute Puppy Hearts stamp and die set.

All new designs will be available on 20th January.

For my card I stamped and coloured the puppy using Copic markers: W9, W7, W5, W3, W1, W0, BG09, BG57, BG23, BG11. Before die cutting it with its coordinating die, I white heat embossed a sentiment in the middle of the heart. I love when I can incorporate the sentiments in the coloured images!

Then I worked on the background: on Audrey Blue cardstock I used the Woof stencil with Gina K Glitz Glitter gel (Turquoise Sea). While it was drying I did some die cutting using the Heart Frames die set and white and light grey cardstock.

When the background was dry, I assembled the card using 3D foam squares under the dog. I added some black and white twine to the top (I know, I use a lot of twine these days, but I cannot help it, I just love it!) As a finishing touch I used a black glaze pen on the eyes and a drop of glossy accents on the noses.

GIVEAWAY

Would you like to win the “Puppy Heart” 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 January 19th at 9pm ET to comment  — winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, January 20th. 

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

Newton’s Nook Designs

Donna Idlet

Ellen Haxelmans

Tina Herbeck

Larissa Heskett

Samantha Mann

Zsofia Molnar – you are here

Maria Russell

Farhana Sarker

Tatiana Trafimovich

Amanda Wilcox

I hope you enjoyed the first day of the reveals and will pop in tomorrow for more cuteness!

See you,

Zsofi

Pretty Pink Posh January Release IG Hop

Hello Everyone,

I am so excited to be part of the January Instagram Hop with Pretty Pink Posh. Grab a cup of tea or coffee, head over to my INSTGRAM and hop with us.

For my card I used the cute Potted Roses and Heart Critters set together. I love how these sets are designed to coordinate! I stamped the roses 4 times and the cute panda once, coloured them with Copic markers and cut them out with their coordinating dies.

The Copic colours I used are:

  • roses: RV25, RV23, RV21, G46, G14, G12,
  • panda: W9, W7, W4, W1, W00.

Then I die cut a Scalloped Diamond Tag from light grey cardstock and created a frame from the roses. I popped up the panda in the middle with 3D foam squares. I used my Cropadile to add an eyelet to the top and finished it with a black and white twine.

I chose a pretty patterned paper from the Doodlebug Sweet Things paper pad and popped up the tag with 3D foam squares. The sentiment is from the Potted Roses Stamp set: I white heat embossed it on dark grey cardstock and cut it out with its coordinating die. I love when handwritten sentiments have coordinating dies, I would never be able to fussy cut it that neatly.

I decided to add another white embossed sentiment from the same set, just this time I chose pink cardstock.

As a finishing touch I used a few Pink Blush pearls around the tag, emphasized the eyes of the panda with a black glaze pen and added a drop of glossy accents to the nose. So cute, isnt it?

GIVEAWAY

Those who leave a comment on each post participating in the Instagram Hop will have a chance to win a $30 gift card. More details you can find in my IG post. Hope to see you there!

Zsofi

Pretty Pink Posh January Release Blog Hop – Day 1

Hello Everyone,

I am thrilled to be part of the Pretty Pink Posh January Release Blog Hop! The new supplies are all available in the shop and we just started the 3 days celebration today! Hop along with us for a fun prize!

For my card I stamped and coloured the images from Potted Roses stamp set using Copic markers. The colours I used are: R89, R37, R35, E57, E99. E15, E13, YG67, YG17, YG03. I used the coordinating dies to cut them all out.

Then I created an elegant tone-on-tone background: I die cut the Pretty Petals background die from white cardstock and adhered it to an A2 sized notecard. I love the texture it gives!

I also die cut the Large Hugs Shadow die from gold glitter cardstock and the shadow piece from black cardstock. It really gives a nice contrast and helps the sentiment to pop out. I also white heat embossed the second part of the sentiment from the Potted Roses stamp set on red cardstock and cut it down to be a tiny strip.

I popped up the roses with 3D foam squares and adhered the sentiments. As a finishing touch I used a clear shimmer pen and added a couple of Sparkling clear gems.

GIVEAWAY

Hop along with us and leave comments on each stop to be eligible to win one of the three $30 gift certificates. Winners will be chosen randomly (one winner each day) from the comments left before January 12, 2023 at 11:59 PM PST. Winners will be announced next week, so be sure to check the Pretty Pink Posh blog to see if you are one of the winners.

Participants on Day 1:

Pretty Pink Posh blog
Caly Person
Raquel Arribas
Melissa Phillips
Davina Cantrell
Kristie Marcotte
Zsofia Molnar
– you are here

Thank you so much for stopping by today and I hope I inspired you! I would love to know which is your favourite product from this release, if you don’t mind sharing it with me.

See you soon,

Zsofi

Bunny Love – Heffy Doodle

Hello Everyone,

Welcome to another edition of my Perfect Combos series for Heffy Doodle. The school year is officially finished, my kids did excellent and I am so proud of them! I created a funny little card to remind them how much I love them. They are my little bunnies. I mixed and matched stamps and dies to create this clean and simple card, let me guide you through the process.

First I stamped and coloured the images from the Veggie patch and Honey Bunny Boo stamp sets using Spectrum Noir Illustrator markers: BO4, BO3, BO1, GY2, JG7, JG5, LG4, LG2, BG7, BG4, BG2, BG05. I cut them all out with their coordinating dies.

Then I die cut an Imperial Stitched rectangle from white cardstock, matted it with a slightly bigger piece of Pumpkin Patch cardstock. For the background I used the Woodgrain Background Texture die on Wintergreen cardstock, I love the stitching details!

Then I stamped the word “bunny” from the Honey Bunny Boo set with a matching orange ink and another one from the Veggie Patch stamp set with a matching green ink in two rows. It looks so cool in colour, like a block sentiment.

I popped up the images with 3D foam squares, placed the mini bunny in front of the huge smiling carrot and used a white gel pen to add highlights. I also used my black glaze pen on the eyes to make them shiny.

I wish you liked this clean ad simple card design and it made you smile. Share with us your creations in our Facebook group and check my Instagram for some extra tips on colouring. Thank you so much for your support!

See you soon,

Zsofi

Heffy Doodle – New Release Day 2

Hello Everyone,

If you are looking for the Newton’s Nook Designs April Release Day 1 post, click here.

I am back today with some more exciting news: Heffy Doodle is also having a new release soon! Pre-orders open on 20/04 and the new release will go live a week later on the 27/04! For all details please visit the Heffy blog.

For my card today I used the fabulous Go Wild Frame dies, cut it from two shades of green cardstock and layered them on top of each other tiny offset. I also added a bit of shading with Lucky Clover Distress Oxide ink and a blending brush.

I stamped and coloured the images from the Two by Two Safari animals set using Spectrum Noir Illustrator markers. The full list of colours: BG8, BG7, BG6, BG5, BG4, BG2, BG1, FS7, FS4, CT3, CT1, OR3, OR2, OR1. I used the coordinating dies to cut them all out.

On a white A2 sized card base I did some light ink blending with Salty Ocean Distress Oxide ink and added some water droplets and diluted blue ink splatters. When it was dry I adhered the frame and placed the rhinos and toucans on my scene.

I stamped a sentiment on the sky and white heat embossed another one on a thin black cardstock strip from the Wild at heart sentiment set which coordinate perfectly the wild animals in this release.

As a finishing touch I used glossy accents on the beaks, horns and also on the little heart I used as embellishment.

I hope you liked my card and will pop in again tomorrow for more!

See you,

Zsofi

Valentine skunks – Lawn Fawn

Hello Everyone,

It is Valentine’s Day and I am back with a cute love card made with the latest release from Lawn Fawn. It is definitely ready to steal your hearts 🙂

First I coloured the skunks rom the Lawn Fawn Scent with Love and Scent with Love Add-on stamp sets using Spectrum Noir Illustrator markers: CG4, CG2, CG1, YG3, MG5, PP5, PP4, PP2, BG10, BG8, BG6, BG2, BG1, BG05. I used the coordinating dies to cut everything out.

For the background I used patterned paper from the Watercolour Wishes Rainbow paper pad and die cut it with the Quilted Heart Backdrop Landscape die. I backed it with white glitter cardstock.

The sentiment is cut with the Giant Be My Valentine die from Raspberry cardstock 3 times and stacked them on top of each other.

When I adhered the sentiment, I embellished it with roses. I popped up the 2 skunks holding gifts above it using 3D foam squares.

As a finishing touch I used a clear shimmer pen on the heart shaped box and the paper holding the bouquet of roses. I added glossy accents to the ribbons ad emphasized the noses and eyes of the skunks with a black glaze pen.

I wish you enjoyed today’s inspiration and will pop in again soon.

See you,

Zsofi

Fawned of you – Heffy Doodle

Hello Everyone,

Welcome to another Valentine edition of my Perfect Combos series for Heffy Doodle, a cute forest scene. For me expressing love is a regular thing, I love to create little notes to my loved ones, This little woodland scene can easily be altered to fit any occasion. Let me guide you through the process.

First I stamped and coloured the images from the Deer to me stamp set and used the coordinating dies to cut them out. I used my Spectrum Noir Illustrator markers, only brown shades this time: deers and mushrooms: TN9, EB6, EB5, EB3, EB2, EB1, TN2, TN1 trunk: EB7, MB4, MB3, MB1, MB05.

While I was die cutting, I cut all the elements I needed for the background scene: I used the Tree-mendous Peekaboo Tree die set to cut the trunk from craft cardstock and the canopy from Wintergreen cardstock. I added stitching details to the trunk with the Woodgrain Texture die. I used the Grassy Lass Border dies to cut grass from Kiwi Crush cardstock. I used Distress Oxide inks to add some shading to them and also some diluted ink splatters for a textured look. It is an easy way to add depth to the die cuts.

On a white card base I added a little Tumbled Glass Distress Oxide ink with a blending brush, just gently and spritzed it with water. I used a paper towel to dab it off after 20 seconds. That is the easiest way to get a pretty sky. I assembled the scene: I cut the treetrunk in half and adhered it to the card base, covered the bottom with the grass and the top with the canopy. Then I stamped a sentiment in between the trees from the Deer to me set.

I popped up the deers, trunk and mushrooms with 3D foam squares and added a die cut I love you sentiment to the canopy: the shadow I cut from kraft cardstock and the words from Cornflower cardstock 3 times and stuck them on top of each other.

I used little pink hearts as embellishments which I cut with the Whole Lotta Hearts set. As a finishing touch I added white gel pen dots to the deers and used a black glaze pen on their hooves and noses. I also added glossy accents to the mushrooms and hearts.

I wish you enjoyed my card today and share with us in our Facebook group if I inspired you. Follow me on Instagram if you like my cards, your support means so much to me! Thank you!

See you soon,

Zsofi