Pattern Paper Play – LDRS Creative

Hello Everyone,

I am back today with a very simple card, which any crafter can do, even the most beginner ones! And who does not need a quick card idea when there is no time for an elaborate design?

I am absolutely in love with the patterned papers from the Daisy Delight paper pad from LDRS Creative. I found this pretty flower one which is too beautiful to be covered. I felt it has to be the queen of the show.

Therefore I cut a piece to cover the front of an A2 card. I die cut a heavy weight vellum with the small rectangle die from the Eyelet Lace Rectangle set to hold the sentiment. I chose vellum to soften the design and let the background show through a little.

I die cut the friend dies from the If friends were flowers set: the shadow die from black, the sentiment die from pink cardstock scraps. I adhered them together and glued it to the vellum rectangle. Then I stamped another sentiment under it using In you face orange Hybrid ink. To make sure I will not smear it until I assemble the card, I heat set it with a heat tool.

As a tiny bit of embellishment I scattered some golden sequins all around the sentiment to make this card more elegant. I hope you like today’s inspiration and will check back later again.

See you soon,

Zsofi

Thanks a bunch with Pearl Alcohol inks

Hello Everyone,

I am on the Newton’s Nook Designs blog today with a clean and simple thank you card featuring the Flower Trio die set.

Finally my long awaited package from Simon Says Stamp has arrived and I had a chance to play with the gorgeous Pearl Alcohol inks. I tried my favourite colours first: Celestial, Villainous and Enchanted. I added drops of them on Yupo paper and used a felt applicator and blending solution to mix them with a dabbing motion. When I was happy how it looked I set it aside to dry.

Then I created my flower embellishments from purple and pink cardstocks. I love that stitching detail on the flowers! I added a smaller white one in the middle and a gem in the middle for a layered look. I also die cut 2 white leaves.

When my alcohol inked background was dry I cut it down and matted with a slightly bigger black cardstock piece and adhered it at an angle on a top folding white notecard. I white heat embossed a sentiment from the Floral Fringe stamp set on a thin strip of black cardstock and glued it to the background.

I arranged the flowers above the sentiment and used 3D foam squares to attach them on the card. I left the leaves as the last step, I simply tucked them under the flowers.

I will upload this project to the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Anything goes.

I hope you liked my card today and will come back later for more inspiration.

See you soon,

Zsofi

Pink and Main February Release Sneak Peek – Pretty jars

Hello Everyone,

I am here today with another sneak peek of the February Release from Pink and Main. Today I am showing you a pretty thank you card made with the gorgeous Pretty Jars stamp and die set.

I started with die cutting the smaller jar’s coordinating die from vellum. I usually stamp first and then die cut, but because I wanted the jar to be perfectly aligned, I went the other way. I used black Staz-on ink for stamping and coloured the jar from the back side using Copic markers. Then I stamped the label and the sentiment on white cardstock, coloured it with Copic markers and fussy cut it out. I used liquid glue to adhere it to the jar.

I cut a strip of white cardstock and stamped the bouquet from the same stamp set. Coloured it with Copics too, added a bit of clear shimmer to the flowers and glossy accents to the berries. When it was dry, I adhered the jar using tiny drops of liquid glue mostly under the stamped lines to hide the adhesive.

I matted the panel with a yellow gold cardstock and also added two pink scalloped borders before mounting it on a piece of patterned paper. I wanted something greenish to emphasize the fresh feel and I found this diagonal striped one in the Beach Babe paper pad.

As a finishing touch I added 3 little gold glossy dots and added a bit of clear shimmer to the label as well.

I hope you enjoyed all the sneak peeks in the last couple of weeks and you are getting ready with your shopping list. The waiting will be over today as all new products will be available in the shop soon!

Happy shopping and happy crafting,

Zsofi

Dimensional background with die cuts

Hello Everyone,

I am back today with a clean and simple card design using goodies from LDRS Creative. The pretty Peek-a-boo Autumn Breeze background die makes a perfect clean and simple card with the oval cut in the centre for your sentiment. This is such a beautiful die, can easily be the star of the card on its own. To take it to the next level, I will show you a trick.

I started with die cutting this gorgeous background from a specialty gold cardstock. For easy handling I used washi tape to hold the oval die in the middle.  I love dimension on my cards so I die cut the same die another 2 times from dark brown cardstock. I layered them on top of each other and adhered it to a dark brown card base. It looks almost like a decorative chipboard with a golden finish!

Then I die cut the oval from cream cardstock and stamped a sentiment from the Happy Fall stamp set using Coffee Bean Hybrid ink along with 2 little leaves from the same set.

And here comes the second trick: I added some sparkle with a sparkle pen to the coloured leaves and went over the letters of Blessings too. As a finishing touch, I added two lines under the sentiment with the same gold sparkle pen and adhered the oval to the card.

I hope you like today’s inspiration and you will try to stack up your dies for a dimensional look. Until next time, happy crafting!

Zsofi

World Cardmaking Day

Hello Everyone,

Yesterday was a special day for all card makers and I wanted to celebrate in style. I just went through my descent Lawn Fawn stash as it was the brand which hooked me into cardmaking. The Our friendship grows set was one of the first ones I purchased and it is a love forever.

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So for today’s card I stamped and coloured the sunflowers and some leaves using Copic markers. I used the coordinating dies to cut them out.

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I selected some patterned paper from the new Knit Picky Fall paper pad. I die cut one of them with a Reverse Stitched Scalloped rectangle die to create a frame. I layered dark brown and another patterned paper under it.

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I also die cut the word Thanks from brown cardstock using the Lawn Fawn Fancy box die set. I mounted the sunflowers using 3D foam squares and the leaves I adhered flat, just as the sentiment.

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To make this very simple card special, I added a lot of dark brown prills to the middle of the flowers using Ranger Multi Matte Medium adhesive. I love the texture it gives!

I will upload this project to the Lawnfawnatics Challenge #38: Awesome Autumn.

I wish you enjoyed today’s post and you also managed to craft yesterday. See you soon with more projects.

Zsofi

 

 

You are a deer!

Hello Everyone,

I am on the Newton’s Nook Designs blog today with a cute fall card, perfect for anyone you want to say thank you to. My card features several stamps and dies from Newton’s Nook Designs, I love to combine the newer sets with older ones for a different look.

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As always I started with stamping and colouring the images with Copics, I used the Deer friend and the new Harvest Tails sets. It is amazing how well these sets coordinate with each other! I used the coordinating dies to cut them out.

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Then I wanted to create a background for my scene. I die cut a stitched scalloped rectangle from light blue cardstock using the Frames and flags die set. I cut another peace from pale green too and used one of the Sky border dies to cut a bush.

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To give some interest and texture to the background, I stamped the words Thankful and Grateful from the Thankful thought stamp set with Sea Glass ink (Simon Says Stamp). It gave me a very subtle tone-on-tone look. I also stamped a sentiment from the Deer friend stamp set in black, to stand out.

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I assembled the card on a cream card base using liquid glue and 3D foam squares. I wanted a dimensional scene, so I added some more pumpkins here and there. I added glossy accents to their stems and emphasized the eyes of the deer with a black glaze pen.

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I hope you like my card today and will return soon for more Fall inspiration.

See you soon,

Zsofi

 

2018 Card Design Superstar: Clean & Simple Genius

Hello Everyone,

I am struggling with a nasty flu but I could not give up on the yearly MFT Card Design Superstar contest, so I created this simple Fall card.

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I started with creating an alcohol inked background on Yupo paper using Fall colours. I mixed some greens, yellows, a drop of brown and copper too. When it was all dry, I treated it with an antistatic powder tool and black heat embossed one of the leaves from the Geometric Greenery  stamp set 3 times. I used the coordinating die to cut them out.

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I die cut a double stitched rectangle from some specialty cardstock, matted it with a black rectangle and adhered it to a white card base.

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The sentiment is a stacked Grateful die cut, the upper layer I cut from shiny black cardstock to match the heat embossing.

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I popped up the 3 leaves using 3D foam tape, and my card is finished.

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I will upload this card to the above mentioned contest – in the last minute I think 😀 Next year hopefully I will plan ahead better.

See you soon with my second entry for the contest.

ZSofi