Newton’s Nook Designs’ 6 year celebration – DAY 1

Hello Everyone,

Iam so excited to be part of the Newton’s Nook Designs’ 6 year celebration! YAY! The new release is huge and wonderful, today we are featuring the adorable Corgi beach stamp/die set, some scene builder stencils and 2 new, unique layering stencils:

All new products will be available on Friday, 19/07! There is so much to share, so let’s dive in!

CARD 1

The Corgi Beach stamp set has so many lovely little dogs having fun on the beach. I stamped and coloured them using Tombow markers (those are new to me but I must say I love them more than my ZIG markers so far). I used Bristol smooth cardstock as I find they blend easier on this. I used the coordinating dies to cut them out.

I wanted to create a simple beach scene therefor I used the MFT stamps Beach Scene builder die set. I cut the sand from kraft cardstock, the sea part from aqua cardstock. I spritzed this one with Avery Elle Shimmer spray for a subtle sparkle. The palm tree I cut from brown and green cardstocks. So quick and easy!

For the background I chose a light blue cardstock and used the Cloud edge stencil with Tumbled glass Distress ink to create a cloudy sky. I stamped the sentiment in black and assembled the card.

Here are some close ups of the cutie dogs:

As a finishing touch I added some glossy accents to the sunglasses and the noses of the dogs and used Espresso Jewels from Pretty Pink Posh as coconuts on the palm tree.

CARD 2

I love the layering stencils Newton’s Nook Designs have, they are all so unique! Check their line here. For this card I used the new Pineapple one on kraft cardstock.

First I created the pineapples with Mustard Seed Distress Oxide ink but before removing the stencil I added a layer of Transparent glossy texture paste. I set it aside to dry.

While I was waiting I stamped and coloured the cute coala from the Pina Koala mini set using Copics and cut it out with the coordinating die.

I also cut a green banner with the Frames and flags die set and stamped a birthday sentiment in the middle from the Sending Hugs stamp set. The die cut sentiment is from Lawn Fawn, cut from dark brown cardstock 3 times and layered on top of each other.

When the pineapples were dry, i used the other stencil in the set to add the leaves. So easy to get a textures and two-coloured look without masking all those little bits! Genius! I die cut the background with the scalloped rectangle die from the Frames and flags die set and assembled the card on a white card base.

As a finishing touch I covered the pineapple in the hand of the koala and his nose with glossy accents to mach the shine of the background. I also added a few yellow jewels from Lucy’s Little Things to the banner.

CARD 3

My last card is a floral one, I used the Hibiscus stencils on a top folding white notecard directly with Distress Oxides and a mini finger dauber.

The colours for the flowers are: Spun sugar and Picked Raspberry, for the leaves: Twisted citron and Mowed lawn. I love that each stencil has some engraved design which helps to align the second layer!

On the flower one I used a gold gel pen on the middle of the hibiscus, and to be faster I left the stencil on while doing so. Easy peasy.

I digged out of my stash the gorgeous Hibiscus die set and cut the pieces from coloured cardstock.

I also cut a light green banner using the Frames and flags die set, and a small stitched ticket shaped one from white cardstock using the Framework die set. On the latter I stamped the sentiment from the Floral Fringe stamp set using pink ink (Gina K Designs) and assembled the card.

As a finishing touch I added some gold crystals from Studio Katia.

GIVEAWAY

Would you like to win a $20 store credit to Newton’s Nook Designs? ONE lucky comment will be chosen from each reveal day to win! 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 July 18th at 9pm EST to comment  — winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, July 19th.

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

Newton’s Nook Designs

Amanda Bodine

Holly Endress

Ellen Haxelmans

Larissa Heskett

Samantha Mann

Zsofia Molnar –> you are here

Naki Rager

Maria Russell

Andrea Shell

Tatiana Trafimovich

I hope you enjoyed today’s big reveal and you will come back tomorrow for more water-fun! See you,

Zsofi

Inky Paws Challenge #100

Hello Everyone,

I am here today with a very special post on the occasion of the #100 Inky Paws Challenge. YAY! What a gorgeous number! The task is easy: you choose any of the previous Colour, Sketch or Theme challenges and play it again. And there is a bonus link up: you can choose your favourite NND product to create with and enter it in the challenge too. All details you can read on the Inky Paws Challenge blog.

If you follow me for a while you may know that I started my crafty career with Newton’s Nook Designs as part of their Inky Paws Challenge Design Team. I was always a big fan of the theme, colour and sketch challenges they came up with and the year I spent on the team was such a fun one!

For today I chose the Colour Challenge #50 which was my very first one as a DT member. Here are the colours and my card from back then.

And now the replay:

I chose the beautiful Peony Blooms stamp set, stamped all the images with black ink and coloured them with my Copic markers. I used the coordinating dies to cut them out.

I used Seedless preserves, Worn Lipstick and Spiced Marmalade distress oxide inks to make an ink blended background and distressed it with water splatters. I also used one of the Argyle stencils to add a bit of texture to it using the same inks.

When it was dry, I die cut the panel with the postage frame die from the Frameworks die set. I stamped the sentiment in the top middle part using the rocking technique and Seedless preserves and Worn Lipstick Oxide inks. I heat embossed it with clear embossing powder to make it stand out more.

I adhered it to a white note card and placed the peonies on the bottom part. I used liquid glue to adhere them and popped up the middle bunch with thin 3D foam tape. I finished the card with orange jewels scattered around the sentiment and drops of glossy accents in the middle of the flowers.

I hope you like my card and you got inspired to play along. There are many chances to win, so this is the challenge you should not miss! Don’t forget to check the Inky Paws Challenge blog for extra inspiration from both Design Teams. Fabulous projects, I promise you!

See you soon,

Zsofi

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