Underwater cake

Hello hello,

I am back with a funny underwater cake card which I have create for the MFT Camp Create Day 4: Sensational sliders.

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I am so in love with the Birdie Brown mermaid set that I really had to use all the mermaids from it on a card. This card features the last mermaid from the set, and I had the idea of an underwater cake slider to make her a party.

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I started with cutting the Cake slider elements from Bristol Smooth cardstock and applied distress inks on the different pieces. I sprinkled them with water and dabbed it off with a paper towel. I stamped some of the greenery from the stamp set on the cake using distress and oxide inks. On the second tier I heat embossed a sentiment from the Magical unicorns set in white.

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I assembled the card to make it a slider and added 3 candles on the top of the cake. I used a small scalloped stitched rectangle as a base and a coordinating aqua coloured cardstock as a mat before adhering it to a white card base.

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I used the previously coloured and die cut mermaid and shells as embellishments, added some clear shimmer (Spectrum Noir) and glossy accents. I also used a few tiny drops of Tonic Nuvo Jewel drops.

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I hope you like my card and will check back soon for the last day’s homework.

Have a nice day,

Zsofi

Beach bunnies shaker card

Hello Everyone,

Today I want to show you my card for the MFT Camp Create Day 3: Sensational Shakers.

It has been a while since I made cards for my kids without any occasion. They kept asking me to make something for them, but there was no time for “just because” cards. Until today morning, that is the beauty of summer holidays ūüôā

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I started with a piece of Bristol Smooth cardstock and applied Distress Inks with a mini ink blending tool (Tumbled Glass, Salty Ocean and Faded Jeans). Then I placed the MFT Sunray stencil on top of it and applied the same inks a bit more heavily. After removing the stencil I sprinkled some water and dabbed it off with a paper towel. I also added a bit of shimmer mist. I set it aside to dry a little.

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Meanwhile I stamped the clouds from the Beach Bunny set on a piece of acetate with white STAZON ink. I also stamped the sentiment from the Because set with Black STAZON ink. I used Hero Arts Ultra Clean to clean my stamps immediately. The little images from the Beach bunny set I stamped on copic friendly paper (I love Xpress it the most) and coloured with Copic markers. I used the coordinating dies to die cut them out.

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When the background was dry I used the Pierced Rectangle frame die to cut the frame, adhered the acetate to it with double sided tape and added 3D foam tape on the back of it. The inner part I adhered to a white card base with tape runner and placed my shaker elements in the middle of it. The I removed the release paper from the frame and carefully placed it on the card base.

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I embellished the frame with the bunnies and used a Spectrum Noir shimmer pen on the dress, added some details with a white gel pen and also used a black glaze pen on the eyes and noses. A little bit of glossy accent finished it off.

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My daughter has a pink version of this card ūüôā I just forgot to capture it…

I wish you like my card and will return soon for the next homework.

Have a lovely day!

Zsofi

Mermazing birthday – emboss resist

Hello Again,

Just to continue with MFT Camp Create 2017, day 2 is all about¬†Remarkable Resist.¬†Heat embossing¬†is one of my favourite techniques, so versatile and stunning results. I needed another birthday card for a little girl and I just couldn’t let the mermaid theme go.

Here is my card for Day 2:

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I started with heat embossing in blue the MFT Whimsical waves background stamp on Bristol smooth cardstock. Then I applied blue/green shades of Distress inks with a sponge applicator. When it was done, I went back with a paintbrush and added more intensity of the same colours to the waves. I also used a Spectrum Noir shimmer pen to add sparkle to these lovely waves.

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While I set it aside to dry a bit, I stamped and coloured another mermaid from the Mermazing stamp set. I used Copics/Shinhan markers and used the coordinating die to cut it out. I also die cut several times the “Make a wish” sentiment from white cardstock and mounted them on top of each other for more dimension.

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When my background panel was dry, I used a stitched rectangle die from Simon Says Stamp to trim it down a little and adhered it on a white card base. I added the stamp and die cut pieces and embellished the card with some coordinating iridescent sequins from Studio Katia.

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I will also link this project up on the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge: Emboss it!

Until I am working on the Day 3 homework, I will bring you another nautical card, so stay tuned.

See you soon!

Zsofi

 

 

 

 

Mermaid wishes – watercolour card

Hello everyone,

Every year My Favourite Things is organising Camp Create, which is like an online crafty camp: every day there is a different task to fulfil to earn that day’s badge. I love the intensity of it as it gives me an excuse to make a card every day, yay!

The task for Day 1 in Camp Create 2017 is Wonderful watercolour.

This is my card:

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I started with a piece of Ranger watercolour paper and applied some blue and purple shades of Gansai Tambi watercolours on it randomly. I made is very thick, did not water it down too much, only to make the paint creamy. When a heavy coat was done, I took a piece of kitchen cling foil, crumpled it and placed it on top of the wet watercolour. I pressed it well into the paint and set it aside to dry for about an hour or so. Then I carefully removed the foil and I was left with this pretty marbled look. (The idea I got from Jennifer McGuire, here is a link to her technique video). I also added some Shimmer Spritz for a sparkly effect.

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I trimmed the piece down to be 2 and 1/4 inch wide and added a silver mat to it. I adhered it to a textured white card base and stamped a sentiment from black under it (MFT More Essential sentiments). I also die cut the word Happy 3 times from silver cardstock and mounted them on each other to have more dimension. I used the Zig Quickie glue pen to adhere them together.

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While my watercolour was drying I stamped and coloured the mermaid and turtle from the MFT Mermazing stamp set, and the little present from the Beast Friends stamp set. I used Copics/Shinhan markers to colour them in and the cut them out with the coordinating dies.

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I adhered them flat to the watercolour panel, just used a tiny bit of thin foam tape under the tail of the mermaid as it was hanging off the raised panel. I used a Spectrum Noir shimmer pen and glossy accents to make it even more special. A few clear sparkling crystals from Studio Katia finished this card off.

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I hope you like it and will return soon to see my Day 2 homework.

“Sea you soon”

Zsofi 

 

Masculine inspirational card #3

Hello Everyone,

I am back today with a card I made for the current Inky Paws Challenge #48 Use stripes as a continuation of my masculine encouragement card series. I love patterned paper and I wanted to play with them for a funny effect design.

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I started with stamping all the images from the Newton Scoots by stamp set on Copic friendly paper, coloured them with Copics/Shinhan markers and cut them using the coordinating dies. I cut a piece of patterned paper from Lawn Fawn and gold heat embossed the sentiment from the set on the bottom of it.

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I created a slightly larger mat from Peacock cardstock (Lawn Fawn) and die cut a stitched arch frame from kraft cardstock (using 2 arches together to create a frame). I also cut another patterned paper from Lawn Fawn with the bigger arch die, making sue that the stripes run in the opposite direction. I adhered everything flat on the background panel and mounted it all on a kraft card base.

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As a finishing touch I added some Spectrum Noir Clear Shimmer to the scooter and emphasized some details with glossy accent. I love the raised feel it gives.

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I will submit this project to the above mentioned Inky Paws Challenge as my second entry. I will also play along with the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Masculine theme and the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Touchy Feely.

I hope you like my card and will return soon for another fun one.

Have a lovely day,

Zsofi

 

Masculine inspirational card #2

Hello Everyone,

Here I am with my second encouragement card for men, this time using Paper Smooches dies.

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I started with covering a piece of cardstock with double-sided adhesive (Sookwang). After removing the release paper (which I kept for my next card), I placed the gilding flakes on the adhesive and rubbed it in with my fingers first then I used a stencil brush to make it smoother and even. I die cut the Paper Smooches feathers from the created panel. 

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I die cut a stitched rectangle from chocolate brown cardstock and gold heat embossed my sentiment (Altenew) on the bottom. I adhered 3 feathers above, gave the panel a golden mat and used 3D foam tape to layer it on a piece of patterned paper (Lawn Fawn). I adhered it all to an A2 sized card base.

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In the inside I also put a strip of the patterned paper with a golden mat (I just forgot to make a picture of it).

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I will submit this project to the Paper Smooches June Challenge (Men), to the Simon Says Stamp Monday and Wednesday Challenges as the theme is masculine on both sites.

I hope you liked my card and will return soon for more inspiration.

See you,

Zsofi 

 

Masculine inspirational card #1

Hello Everyone,

I have finally finished a huge project I was working on for the KG of my daughter and I hope to get back to normal with card making. I missed it so much. To get back to “business” I wanted to step out of my comfort zone and challenged myself to make some masculine encouragement cards. Here is the first one:

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I saw a video recently from the amazing Jennifer McGuire using gilding flakes and I dug out mine from the bottom of my crafty box to give it a try. I took a piece of chocolate brown cardstock and added stripes of double sided tape. I used 2 different width for more interest. I removed the release paper and covered it all with gilding flakes. The one I have is kind of rainbow coloured, beautiful. I used a stencil brush to brush the access off.

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I also covered a scrap piece of white cardstock with the adhesive and added gilding flakes to it before I die cut it with the Splendid Stags die.

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I used a Simon Says Stamp Stitched rectangle die to give the faux stitching to the striped background and I also cut 2 stitched arches with an MFT STAX die. I used the smaller one to trace it on the back of an orange foil cardstock and fussy cut it. I got 3 layers of arched this way, the foiled mat emphasizes the shine of the gilding flakes even more. On the kraft arch I heat embossed a sentiment in gold, from the Beautiful Plumage stamp set.

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I adhered it all on a kraft card base.

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I will submit this project to the Newton’s Nook Designs Inky Paws Challenge #48: Use stripes, to the Simon Says Stamp Monday and Wednesday Challenge: Masculine.

I hope you like this inspirational card and will pop in again soon for the second one.

See you,

Zsofi