Celebrating mum – Pink and Main

Hello Everyone,

Mother’s Day is quickly approaching in America therefore I decided to bring you some quick but very pretty inspiration using a stencil and dies from Pink and Main.

I started with applying Tumbled Glass and Shaded Lilac Distress Oxide inks over the Daisies stencil. I love to use Bristol Smooth cardstock as it allows the ink blending like a breeze. It was a very quick process thanks to the Ergonomic blending brush. I also added a bit darker colours over the flowers (Dusty Concord and Wilted Violet).

Then I cut the panel down with the biggest of the Stitched Top Note dies. I cut another piece from black cardstock and layered it under the stenciled panel before adhering it all on a top folding white note card.

The sentiment is from the Special Day set, I used black and blue inks.

To make it even more special I used the Thin Alpha dies to cut the word Mom 2 times: once from black and once from purple Sparkling Sheet. I layered them on top of each other tiny offset and added them in the center of the stenciled piece. I finished the design with a few Glossy dots in the middle of the flowers.

I wish you enjoyed this delicate card. It is easy to customize for any occasion, not only for Mother’s Day.

Hugs,

Zsofi

Stenciling techniques – Newton’s Nook Designs

Hello everyone,

Mother’s Day is approaching quickly in the US (we had it on Sunday already in Hungary) therefore I brought you a couple of projects to celebrate our mums. They are all focused on the Floral Lace stencil from Newton’s Nook Designs with different stenciling techniques.

Card 1

I will admit, this is my favourite of all. I used the stencil on kraft cardstock with Distress Crackle Texture paste which I have coloured with Distress Oxide inks beforehand. Although I used bright colours (Picked Raspberry, Cared Pumpin and Mustard Seed), it makes a very pretty muted pastel colour after drying. And it cracks, so beautiful! Gorgeous on its own, don’t you think?

When it was dry I used the Frames and flags die to cut it out.

The sentiment (Mother’s Day stamp set) I white heat embossed on vellum which had Stick it adhesive on the back so I could double it up easily. I used Stick it also to adhere it down to the background.

I used a white gelly roll pen to colour the flowers and added little white pearls to the centers. So delicate and special because of the paste! I cannot wait to play more with this crackle paste!

Card 2

Here I used a different technique: first I added a stenciled layer with white pigment ink on kraft cardstock. Then I moved the stencil a bit and added Distress Oxide inks (same colours as above).

To make the whole colourful layer be more special I added Moda Scrap Gelly Gloss glitter gel which made it shiny and delicatly glittery. This was a totally new to me product too, but I am so happy that I tried it! Fantastic!

Here the sentiment I stamped with Distress Oxide inks and clear heat embossed them. I painted the flowers with the same inks and added glossy accents to the centers.

To cut the sentiment I partial die cut the rounded rectangle from Frames and Flags. The stenciled background is die cut with the scalloped rectangle die from the same set.

Card 3

I still had plenty of coloured texture paste on my craft mat from the first card, so I made another background witht he same stencil. Here the colours mixed more, creating new shades.

When it was dry, I cut the panel down with a Sky border die, added Mama under it with die cut letters (Essential Alphabet) and a white heat embossed sentiment on dark brown cardstock (Birthday Essentials).

I finished this card with a few satin sequins.

I hope you enjoyed this extensive post and I made you curious to try different ways to use your stencils.

Big hugs,

Zsofi

Coffee for Mum

Hello Everyone,

I am back with an extra special card I created for the Spring/Summer Coffee Lovers Blog Hop – could be a perfect gift for Mother’s Day too!

Here is my card:

I started with applying Tonic Rich Cocoa Nuvo Glimmer paste over the coffee beans stencil from Mint Owl Studio directly on a white top folding card base. Until it was drying, I worked on the images.

I stamped the coffee cup, flower and leaves from the For all Moms stamp set from Simon Says Stamp. I used my Copics to add colour and cut all images out with scissors. I used a black Memento marker on the edges to make them look perfect.

I die cut a stitched circle (SSS die) and blended very gently some Salty Ocean Distress Oxide ink. I adhered the images using SSS Craft Tacky Glue.

I also die cut the word Coffee (Your Next Stamp) from pink and brown cardstocks, layered them on each other tiny offset. The rest of the sentiment I stamped from the stamp set I used earlier on a green cardstock scrap and cut it very thin.

I assembled the card and added a bit of clear shimmer to the heart and the foam and also covered the straw and the heart with glossy accents for a raised shiny look. The glimmery coffee beans look awesome in real life!

I will upload this project to the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge For a special lady and also to the Coffee Lovers Blog Hop.

If you liked my project, please subscribe to my blog and also check my account on Instagram. I will have a very cute project for next time, later this afternoon.

See you,

Zsofi

You are so tweet Mama!

Hello Everyone,

I am here today with an elegant but oh so cute Mother’s Day card using stamps and dies from the latest release from LDRS Creative.

I started with die cutting the Peekaboo Petalette die from heavy weight white cardstock. I cut a few extra flowers too. I cut the edges down so the panel is smaller than an A2 sized card front. 

I chose a pretty green toned patterned paper from the Polkadoodles Daisy Delight paper pad, cut it down to 4,25*5,5 inches and adhered the floral die cut background to it.

I also cut the stitched oval from white cardstock and stamped the cute pigeons from the You are so tweet stamp set with Raven Hybrid ink. I quickly coloured them with warm grey alcohol markers and stamped a sentiment under it with Olive Branch Hybrid ink.

After I popped up the oval with 3D foam squares I embellished the flowers with silver pearls. I added a lot, so every full flower has one pearl in the middle. It makes the card so elegant and festive.

I hope you liked today’s inspiration. Till next time, happy crafting!

Zsofi

Newton’s Nook Designs April Release – Day 4

Hello Everyone,

Today is the last day of the Newton’s Nook Designs April Release reveals. If you are a Newton fan like me, then I am sure you were waiting for what he is up to this month. He is celebrating friendship with a cute little stamp/die set.

And as Mother’s and Father’s Day are approaching fast too, there are 2 new mini sets for the occasion. All new products will be available tomorrow, Friday 12/04!

NEWTON’S BIRDHOUSE

I stamped and coloured Newton with his bird friends and some additional birds and hearts too. I used the coordinating dies to cut them all out and set them aside until I worked on the background.

On a white card base i masked off a strip and applied Salty ocean and Tumbled glass distress oxide inks. I was longing to try the new Hardwood stencil just to add texture, and although it is a wooden one, I used it to add more interest to my sky, so I used the same ink colours as before. After removing the stencil, I went back with the sponge applicator to make the lines smoother. I love the soft effect I get this way.

I white heat embossed a sentiment from the set on a black banner (MFT Blueprints 7) and used 3D foam squares to mount the images and the banner.

As a finishing touch I added clear shimmer to the hearts and covered them with glossy accents, just as the beaks of the nightingales.

MOTHER’S DAY

The sentiment is so pretty on its own, that i simply heat embossed it with gold embossing powder on Bristol Smooth cardstock and quickly coloured the flowers with ZIG Clean Color Real Brush markers.

I die cut the panel with the scalloped rectangle frame die from the Frameworks die set and cut an extra 2 frames from Guava cardstock. I adhered the frames with liquid glue on top of each other for a dimensional look.

For the background I used the fabulous Floral lace stencil with Worn Lipstick and Spun Sugar Distress Oxide inks but before removing the stencil I spritzed it with Tsukineko Shimmer Spritz. As a finishing touch I added Nuvo glitter drops to the center of the flowers.

FATHER’S DAY

I had a ready background I made earlier with Nuvo Shimmer powders which i die cut with my favourite postage stamp die from Frameworks. Then I used the Frames Squared die set to partially die cut a rounded stitched rectangle as my focal panel.

I used Kaleidacolor Blue Breeze to stamp the ombre sentiment and using my stamp positioner I also stamped it with Versamark ink so I could cover it with clear embossing powder and heat set it. I love the shiny raised look!

I used my clear shimmer pen to add some sparkle to the fish and water droplets and matted the panel with a blue violet cardstock before mounting it on the background with 3D foam squares.

GIVEAWAY

Would you like to win the “Newton’s Birdhouse” 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 April 11th at 9pm EST to comment  — winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, April 12th. 

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

Newton’s Nook Designs

Amanda Bodine

Holly Endress

Larissa Heskett

Samantha Mann

Zsofia Molnar

Naki Rager

Maria Russell

Andrea Shell

Tatiana Trafimovich

I hope you enjoyed the Release week and you get your shopping lists ready. I am so curious to know which sets won your heart this month! Let me know in the comments below, if you don’t mind me being nosy 🙂

See you soon,

Zsofi

Happy Mother’s Day!

Hello Everyone,

It is Mother’s Day in Hungary (also my birthday) today and I am popping in to show you the card I made for mum in the name of my kids.

LF_mothersday_01

I used the Lawn Fawn Mom and me stamp and die set, coloured the cute images with Copic markers. I made a card base from Bristol Smooth cardstock and sponged some Distress inks on the front and inside as well. I distressed it with water.

LF_mothersday_02

I stamped the Sentiments with black Lawn Fawn ink on the front, and also some flowers, hearts and a butterfly using Distress Oxide inks. I added the cute images, embellished them with glossy accents and a black glaze pen. A few iridescent jewels I adhered to the middle of the flowers.

LF_mothersday_03

For the inside I used the new Pivot die to create a fun pop up element. I sponged some Distress inks on the outer rectangles of the pop-up and adhered some more images from the same stamp set. In the middle rectangles I placed pics of my kids in LF Mini Picture frames.

LF_mothersday_04

LF_mothersday_05

I used LF Cole’s ABC to spell “we love you” on the upper part, and left the bottom empty for my message. When it was done, I used a bit of twine to hold the card closed. It looks like a little present in this way.

LF_mothersday_06

I will upload this card to the Lawnfawnatics Challenge #27 3D cards and the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Animal Magic.

Lawn Fawnatics Challenge Badge

I hope you like it and will check back soon to see other cards I made for this special day for my friends 😉

See you soon,

Zsofi

 

 

 

You are awesome – IPC71

Inky Paws Challenge

Hello Everyone,

It is Monday, the start of a new Inky Paws Challenge. Look at all these pretty colours! Aren’t they gorgeous?

IPC71_zsm01_blogIG

I wanted to use the Beautiful Plumage stamp set for a while now and I thought the colours match perfectly the peacock image. So I coloured one of them with Copic markers (nothing fancy just basic colouring) and used the coordinating die to cut it out.

IPC71_zsm01_blog04

I sponged some Tumbled Glass distress ink on a top folding, A2 sized white notecard and adhered a strip of gingham patterned paper in soft pastel. Then I die cut the You (MFT die set) once from white and once from glitter cardstock, layered them together. On a thin strip of purple cardstock I white heat embossed a sentiment (Lawn Fawn).

IPC71_zsm01_blog03

I assembled the card, popped up the peacock with 3D foam squares and embellished it with a white gel pen, a black glaze pen and some glossy accents. I also added some subtle shimmer with a Tonic Aqua Shimmer pen. I think it could be a perfect card for Mother’s Day too.

IPC71_zsm01_blog02

I hope I inspired you. The Inky Paws Challenge #71 is open until 11th May, so you have 2 weeks to link up your project and be eligible to win a 20USD gift certificate to the Neston’s Nook Designs online store. I hope you join us in this pretty colour challenge.

I will link my project up to the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Anything goes.

Newton

Thank you for your visit, I hope to see you soon,

Zsofi