Stencilled flowers for Mom – Pretty Pink Posh

Hello Everyone,

I am back again with my last Mother’s Day card this year dedicating this one to ALL supermoms out there. Being a mother is the biggest blessing and the best gift which comes with an emotional extra package (expanding with the years). I am grateful every single day to have my kids and experiencing the unconditional love which I feel for them and they feel for me.

For my card today I used the pretty Peonies stencil from Pretty Pink Posh: on a piece of Bristol Smooth cardstock I inkblended Kitch Flamingo Distress Oxide ink for the flowers first. I simply turned the stencil around and masked off the leaves with post it tape to make sure I dont accidentaly go over the unnecessary open areas.

When I was happy with the arrangemet of the flowers I created masks for them from Masking Paper and covered each flower. Now it was time to add leaves with Mowed Lawn Distress Oxide ink. After removing the masks I added some splatters with my Finetec Mica Pearlescent Watercolours, I chose the dark pink and black this time.

When the panel was dry I cut it down a bit and added a vivid green mat under it. I also die cut a skinny gold frame with my old favourite Frames die set from Simon Says Stamp. I adhered it i place with drops of liquid glue. I usually use Ranger Multi Matte Medium with a precision tip for this.

The sentiment I die cut from pink cardstock with the Pretty Pink Posh Mother’s Day die. I added a white heat embossed “happy” on a tiny piece of black cardstock to it using 3D foam squares.

As a finishing touch I added dots with a black glaze pen to the flower centers, it makes them really pop!

I will upload this card to the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Feminine and to the Simon Says Stamp IG Challenge Favourite Technique (stenciling is also a favourite technique of mine).

I hope you enjoyed this floral inspiration and will pop in again soon for more cheerful designs.

See you,

Zsofi

Bunny with flowers – Pretty Pink Posh

Hello Everyone,

While I am waiting for the new release from Pretty Pink Posh to arrive, I was playing with some of my favourites from the previous ones. I have created a cute card with Bunny Friends and Mother’s Day stamp sets.

First I stamped the images and coloured them with Copic markers. I used the coordinating dies to cut everything out. I made sure to have some extra little flowers and leaves to make the bouquets even bigger. We can never have too many flowers for Mom, right?

I die cut a piece of Neenah Desert Storm cardstock with the Diagonal Stitched Rectangle die from MFT. It is an old favourite of mine, adds the perfect amount of detail to any project. I adhered it to a top folding A2 sized card which I previously covered with a rainbow striped patterned paper from Doodlebug design.

I assembled my little scene and popped up the bunny with 3D foam squares. I covered the vases with glossy accents, it gives a lovely shiy and raised look, I love it! I also used a black glaze pen on the flower centres.

For the sentiment I chose the Pretty Pink Posh Happy Mother’s Day Script die and die cut the Happy part 3 times from pink cardstock. I layered them on top of each other and adhered it under the bunny.

The rest of the sentiment I white heat embossed on a very thin piece of black cardstock. The sentiment is from the Heffy Doodle Classic sentiments set. I used 3D foam squares under it to stand out more.

I will upload this card to the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Feminine and to the Simon Says Stamp IG Challenge Favourite Technique (“rainbow everything” is a technique right?)

I hope you enjoyed this cute little inspiration and will pop in again for more cheerful designs.

See you,

Zsofi

Heartfelt wishes for Mother’s Day – Newton’s Nook Designs

Hello Everyone,

It is my turn today on the Newton’s Nook Designs Blog and as Mother’s Day is approaching fast, I thought I would show you a pretty garden scene card for the occasion.

I started with stamping and colouring the Bleeding Hearts with Copic markers. I went with bright pinks this time with a vivid green combo for the leaves. I made 2 flowers and a few extra flower heads. I cut everything out with the coordinating dies.

To the bottom of a white top folding card base I adhered an inch wide patterned paper piece. Then I die cut grass from green cardstock using the Land border die. While I was at die cutting I also cut a Fence from white cardstock.

Before assembling the scene I did a little ink blending in the middle of the card base: a bit of Salty Ocean Distress Oxide ink with a very light hand and a blending brush.

Above the scene I stamped part of the sentiment from the Bleeding Hearts set in black and adorned it with the extra flower heads. I also stamped a sentiment from the Mom&Dad set on a pink rounded banner (Banner Trio die set) and popped it up to the bottom of the card with thin 3D foam tape.

The only embellishment I used this time was tiny drops of glossy accents on the white parts of the flowers.

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

See you,

Zsofi

Happy Mother’s Day to my mom!

Hello Everyone,

Today is Mother’s Day in Hungary and I am always very sentimental about it. I am very close to my mum and even though I try to show her love and care on a daily basis, we always make something extra with my kids on this day. We got her roses and tulips, the kids sang and my daughter recited a lovely poem. She even made a very pretty card for her, and my son – who just learnt how to write – wrote her a letter. So touchy. As a cardmaker I had to make my own card too.

I started with stamping and colouring the images from the SSS Bouquet for mom set using Spectrum Noir Illustrator markers.

I have made a colour swatch for the colours I used. I used the coordinating dies to cut everything out.

For the background I used the Sizzix Texture Fades Brickwork 3D embossing folder. It is amazing! I used it on Bristol Smooth cardstock because I wanted to do some ink blending after: I used Hickory Smoke and Black Sooth Distress Oxide inks. I also added some black and white splatters ad dried it with my heat tool.

I used the Newton’s Nook Designs Land border dies to cut some grass and the Fence die to cut the fence, and assembled the scene. I used 3D foam squares behind the main image to get more dimension.

The setiment I white heat embossed on black cardstock and die cut it with its coordinating die. I love sets when there is a die for the sentiment, it gives such a unique look!

As a finishing touch I used glossy accents on the flower centres and the body of the butterflies.

I will upload this card to the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Anything goes and the SSS Ig Challenge Favourite Technique too.

I hope you liked my card and will pop in again soon for more inspiration.

See you,

Zsofi

Mother’s Day Inspiration – #1

Hello Everyone,

Mother’s Day is this Sunday in Hungary and the next one in the US so I thought I would do a mini series with some pretty and fun ideas for the upcoming event. I hope you will enjoy what I prepared for you.

Today I have a pretty slimline card made with one of my favourite stamps from Pretty Pink Posh. I stamped the bouquet from Mother’s Day twice and coloured them with Copic markers. I used a colourless blender to add the striped pattern to the vases, it is so fun! I cut them out with the coordinating die.

Then I die cut te scalloped rectangle from the Slimline Frames and Portholes die from Newton’s Nook Designs using pink cardstock and the frame from the Slimline Frames and Windows die set from yellow cardstock. I used a floral patterned paper from Doodlebug Designs for the inside little squares. To have some instant dimension I tripled up the frame, I love the look!

On the middle little square I white heat embossed the sentiment and popped up the vases with 3D foam squares.

As a finishing touch I used a black glaze pen and a white gel pen on the flowers and a bit of glossy accents in the centres.

I hope you enjoyed today’s slimline inspiration and will pop in again soon!

See you,

Zsofi

Newton’s Nook Designs April Release – Day 4

Hello Everyone,

We have reached the last day of the April release reveals at Newton’s Nook Designs. Today we are introducing Heartfelt Butterflies and Hearftelt Blooms. They both coordinate perfectly with the previously released Hearfelt Frames die set and the Banner Trio Die set. There is also going to be a separate sentiment set called Mom&Dad, which is a perfect accessory for the upcoming memorial days.

All new products will be available on Friday, 23rd April, 2021.

CARD 1

For my first card I stamped the Heartfelt Butterflies stamp on alcohol ink friendly cardstock and coloured them with Spectrum Noir Triblend alcohol markers.

This marker is very special as it has all 3 shades in one marker which makes it super easy for a smooth blend and shading. It was the first time for me to use these markers, but I fell in love with them: high quality nibs, beautiful colours and handy for on-the-go colouring too.

I went with the blue shades: True blue Shades, True Blue Blend, Blue Turquoise Blend, Green Turquoise Blend, Ice Blue Blend, Hydrangea Blend, Lavender Blend. (If you want to know more of these markers, check the Spectrum Noir website.)

When it was all pretty and colourful, I die cut it with the Heart Frames scalloped heart die. I also die cut a stitched heart from navy cardstock and a folded banner (Banner Trio die set) from black cardstock. I white heat embossed the sentiment on this and popped it up with 3D foam squares on the coloured piece.

I used a teal patterned paper for the background, added the stitched heart but before adhering the panel to a card base, I wrapped some ribbon around it. Then I popped up the scalloped heart piece with 3D foam squares. This card has a lot of dimension!

As a finishing touch I added clear shimmer to the wings and glossy accents to the bodies and the tiniest butterflies. I love how it makes the card even more special.

CARD 2

I started again with stamping and colouring the Heartfelt Blooms, just this time I used different blends of the same marker set: Alpine Green Blend, Magenta Blend, Orange Blend, Citrus Blend, Coral Blend, Bright Pink Shades, Aqua Blue Blend, Blue Turquoise Shades, Lavender Blend.

I die cut it with the Heart Frames scalloped heart die and popped it up on an A2 sized card front which I created from teal patterned paper.

I stamped a sentiment on a pink rounded banner (Banner Trio die set) with black ink from the Mom&Dad sentiment set.

As a finishing touch I used glossy accents on the flower centres and dotted details. I love these type of cards when I just want to enjoy colouring and keep the rest of the design simple.

GIVEAWAY

Would you like to win the “Heartfelt Butterflies” or the “Heartfelt Blooms” Stamp Set? We will choose ONE lucky winner for each stamp set! 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 22nd at 9pm ET to comment  — winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, April 23rd. 

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

Newton’s Nook Designs

Ellen Haxelmans

Tina Herbeck

Larissa Heskett

Samantha Mann

Zsofia Molnar

Maria Russell

Farhana Sarker

Tatiana Trafimovich

Samantha VanArnhem

Amanda Wilcox

I hope you enjoyed our inspiration week. Now it is time to get your shopping lists ready as the new release goes live tomorrow! If you like my cards, make sure to subscribe to my blog and also follow me on Instagram. Your support means the world to me, thank you!

See you soon,

Zsofi

Happy Mother’s Day – Heffy Doodle

Hello Everyone,

Welcome to another edition of my Perfect Combos series for Heffy Doodle. Mother’s Day is approaching both in Hungary and in the USA so I decided to grab the most adorable hedgies and pair them with a couple of Heffy Cuts and stamps to create a super cute card for mum. Let’s dive in the details!

I started with stamping and colouring the hugging hedgies from Quill you be mine with Copic markers. I used the Alcohol marker friendly white cardstock from Heffy Doodle, it allows the ink blend beautifully. I cut them out with the coordinating dies.

For the background I die cut the Quilted Heart Background die from white cardstock, cut it down to be a bit smaller with a Stitched Rectangle die and backed it with a slightly bigger kraft rectangle.

Then I took the Stitched Hearts die set and cut different sized hearts out of pink cardstock and patterned paper. I arranged them on the white stitched background and popped up the hugging hedgehogs.

I covered the front of an A2 sized card base with the same patterned paper I used for the die cut heart and adhered the focal panel. For the sentiment I chose the Special Day Sentiment Duos set and white heat embossed the Mother’s Day sentiment on a strip of textured brown cardstock. I adhered it under the hedgehogs and finished the card with using a black glaze pen on their noses.

I hope you enjoyed today’s Perfect Combo and will check back later for more inspiration. If you like my cards, please make sure to follow me on Instagram where I share my happy creations! Thank you!

See you soon,

Zsofi

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