With coffee no prob-llama

Hello Everyone,

It is Zsofi here today with one last post as a guest designer on the Coffee Loving Cardmakers blog this month. I am so grateful for Amy that she invited me, I truly enjoyed every single minute I spent creating coffee themed projects.

It was not easy to choose which brands to feature in my last post, so I decided to make a total mix of some of my favourites.

I have the Simon Says Stamp So pun friends stamp set for a while, but never used it before. It was a collaboration with Doodlebug Designs. When I saw that llama, I just could not resist! I stamped and coloured the images with Copic markers and added some dotted details to the fur when I was done with the colouring. I used a slightly darker brown marker and a white gel pen to add texture. I used the coordinating dies to cut them out.

For the cardbase I die cut the Honey Bee Stamps Coffee Cup Gift Card Holder die from dark brown cardstock. I wanted some texture on the front flap, so I masked it off and added a mixture of Thermoweb Deco Foil Metallix gel in Aged Copper and Black Ice. I simply used my spatula to mix them on my glass mat before applying it over a stencil from Mint Owl Studio. The stencil pal made it super easy to achieve a thin but even layer.

Until the card base was drying I die cut the coffee sleeve from patterned paper (Doodlebug Cream and Sugar) and adhered the images to it. I also die cut the coffee cup from wite cardstock and used light brown Copic markers to add a bit of shading to it. The sentiment is from the MFT Cup of love stamp set.

I did not use any embellishments on this cute card, only some glossy accents on the llama and his cup. The eyes I made shiny with a black glaze pen.

I hope you enjoyed my coffee projects this month, I promise that there will be more fun coming soon!

Hugs,

Zsofi

Coffee party – Coffee Loving Cardmakers Guestie

Hello Everyone,

It is Friday and it means not only that the weekend is close but also that I have a new coffee card for you as the January Guest Designer at the Coffee Loving Cardmakers blog.

From time to time I am in the mood to die cut things, it relaxes me to put some music and just cut, cut and cut. So for today I brought you an almost totally die cut coffee card.

I cut all the elements of the MFT Coffee All Day die set from heavy weight white cardstock and added some Distress Oxide inks to them with a blending brush. I used Walnut stain and Ground Espresso for the cup itself and the edge of the foam, Tumbled glass for the cover and Picked Raspberry on the straw. I added some ink and water sprinkles for the texture.

I cut the cup cover from vellum, and assembled the whole thing. It looks so cute on its own but i adorned it with some pink twine from Doodlebug and a Tim Holtz Snowflake charm.

The sentiment is a Simon Says Stamp die, cut from white cardstock and I ink blended the letters with Picked Raspberry ink to match the straw. In this way I did not have to look for the matching cardstock.

All I needed at this point was a pretty wintery background. I decided to heat emboss the Outline Snowflakes background stamp from Simon Says Stamp on Bristol Smooth cardstock, I used Satin Pearl embossing powder which gives a very delicate pearly finish. Then I ink blended it with Salty Ocean Distress Oxide ink and used a clear shimmer pen on the snowflakes to add some sparkle.

When it was dry I die cut it with a stitched rectangle die, adhered the sentiment and popped up the coffee cup with 3D foam squares.

I hope you like this cozy „let’s have a coffee party” card and will check back next week for my last post.

Hugs,

Zsofi

Coffee Lovers Blog Hop – Heffy Doodle

Hello Everyone,

I am back today with my second card for the Fall/Winter Coffee Lovers blog hop. This time I used an exclusive stamp set designed by Heffy Doodle for the Simon Says Stamp STAMPTEMBER event last year.

I stamped and coloured the images from the More than S’mores set with Copic markers and fussy cut them out. I also stamped the sentiment on white cardstock and used a dotted circle die from Lawn Fawn to cut it out.

I chose a warm plaid patterned paper from Lawn Fawn as the background but I cut it tiny smaller than an A2 sized card front so I could have a dark brown mat under it.

I die cut a couple of leaves with the Newton’s Nook Designs Autumn Leaves die set from brown and yellow cardstock scraps. As I did not find a matching orange, I cut the largest leaf from white cardstock and used my orange copic to add the perfect colour to it.

After die cutting a thin strip of mustard grass I assembled the scene using 3D foam squares under the cute critters. I popped up the circle with 3D foam squares too so it has a really nice, dimensional look.

I added some white gel pen highlights and some black glaze pen to the eyes. I also used my clear shimmer pen on the coffee cups and added drops of glossy accents on the noses, lids, hearts and the sentiment too. So cozy!

I will link this project up to the Heffy Doodle FB Challenge (Autumn) too. I wish you liked my project today and will return tomorrow for more fun!

See you soon,

Zsofi

STAMPtember Exclusive with Newton’s Nook Designs

Hello Everyone,

I am super excited to share with you the newest STAMPtember collaboration set for Simon Says Stamp, this time with Newton’s Nook Designs!

This is an exclusive stamp set, available ONLY at Simon Says Stamp until supplies last!

For my cards I stamped and coloured the images on Copic friendly cardstock and coloured them with alcohol markers. I fussy cut them out leaving a little white outline.

To create the party scene, I die cut a rounded rectangle die (Frames and Flags) from heavy weight vellum from Simon Says Stamp and also from their Fog cardstock. The latter I trimmed down to a thin strip and adhered at the bottom of the vellum panel.

Then I arranged the party: a cat one and a separate one for dogs. I adhered all the images to the vellum using liquid glue or 3D foam squares.

I stamped the sentiments with black ink on white cardstock and die cut them with a small stamp die from the Frameworks die set. I also die cut a postage frame die from patterned paper from Doodlebug (Hello).

I assembled the card on kraft card bases, added iridescent jewels from Studio Katia as embellishments and covered the presents and balloons with clear shimmer. On the party hats, ribbons and noses I also used a drop of glossy accent.

I hope you like my cards and got tons of ideas for birthday scenes. Would be fun to mix them all and create a big cats&dogs party! If you like this set, hurry to the Simon Says Stamp website and purchase it quickly before it is gone!

See you soon with more inspiration!

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

Princess and the Frog

Hello Everyone,

If you follow me you know how much I love Lawn Fawn and the Lawnfawnatics challenges. The recent one is the best ever:

Out of my million ideas I made this card inspired by the Princess and the frog Disney movie.

First I looked through my Lawn Fawn stash and stamped a bunch of images from Screen Time, Toadally awesome, Wild for you and Critter concert. I coloured them with Copic markers and used the coordinating dies to cut them out.

To set the night scene I created first an inked background on Bristol Smooth cardstock. I masked off the bottom portion and started with the sky: Black Soot, Blueprint sketch, Wilted Violet and Picked Raspberry. Then I removed the mask and placed it over the sky partition. I used Salty Ocean and Blueprint Sketch and spritzed it with Tsukineko Shimmer Spritz for a subtle sparkle.

I also cut the Bayou backdrop from dark grey cardstock and inked the leaves with Black Sooth distress ink to give it a dark shading. I adhered the backdrop over the inked piece and arranged the images. Then I stamped a sentiment from Winter skies with black ink. I used one of the tiny dies from the Screen time set to cut a small rectangle and wrote “Tiana’s” on it with a black thin line marker. I added a frame with a gold gel pen.

As embellishment I used some star confetti from Trinity stamps and coloured the trumpet and the crown of the frog with a gold gel pen. I also covered the princess’s dress and crown and dragonflies with a clear shimmer pen.

I love how this card turned out and the sentiment matches the movie perfectly too. Wouldn’t any Disney loving little girl be happy with a card like this?

I will link this project up to the Lawnfawnatics Challenge #48 and to the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge: Girly and Wednesday Challenge? Whatever the weather (based on the clear starry night sky)

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

See you,

Zsofi

Koality hugs with Lawn Fawn

Hello Everyone,

I am back today with a cute koala card i made for the current Lawn Fawnatics Challenge Happy Little Critters.

I have recently got my latest Lawn Fawn order from Simon Says Stamp and i had to use the new goodies right away. So i stamped the Koala and a few eucalyptus branches from the I Love You(calyptus) stamp set on Copic friendly white cardstock. Then i used the mirror stamping technique to stamp another koala facing the first one. As the stamping was not perfect, after colouring i used a Copic Multiliner to make the outlines sharp black.

After fussy cutting the images i used my Memento Tuxedo Black marker on the edges to correct any imperfections. I added Ranger black Enamel accent on the eyes and noses and set them aside to dry.

Meanwhile i die cut 2 stitched scalloped rectangle frames (one white and one kraft) and layered them on top of each other a tiny offset. I also die cut some grass from Lawn Fawn Cilantro cardstock with the Grassy Hillside borders. The last elements to cut were the Candy hearts: the Hugs one from Guava cardstock and a plain one from Pixie Dust Sparkle cardstock.

I assembled the scene on a piece of pink striped paper from the Really Rainbow paper pad. I popped up the koalas and the heart they are holding with 3D foam squares. I embellished the scene with a few Studio Katia Cupid’s Kiss Crystals.

I will upload this project to the Lawnfawnatics Challenge #44.

I hope you enjoyed my inspiration for today and will pop in again soon!

See you,

Zsofi