Rainbow flower – Lawn Fawn

Hello everyone,

I am back today with a fun, rainbow flower card which I have created for the current Lawnfawnatics #132 Challenge (which has a rainbow theme).

All stamps and dies used are from Lawn Fawn. If you want to see a 3mins video on how I made this card, make sure to visit my Instagram.

I started with stamping the cute ladybug from Hey Lady, and the little speech bubble from A bug deal. The sentiment I stamped from the Pool party stamp set. I quickly coloured he ladybug with Spectrum Noir Illustrator markers and cut everything out with their coordinating dies. The colours I used are: IG9, IG7, IG5, DR4, DR2, DR05.

Then I die cut the Magic Iris Sunflower Add-on from Bristol Smooth cardstock and did a quick rainbow inkblending with Distress Oxide inks: Mustard Seed, Spiced Marmalade, Picked Raspberry, Wilted Violet, Salty Ocean and Twisted Citron.

I also die cut the leaves and stem from the Stitched Flower Frame die set, and grass with a grassy border die and added colour the same way: Mowed Lawn and Rustic Wilderness. For the background I chose the Stitched Clouds Backdrop, I cut it from Fog cardstock and used a detail blending brush to add white pigment ink to the clouds. It looks so cool!

When I assembled the card I used 3D foam squares under the petals for a bit of dimension.

As a finishing touch I used a black glaze pen on the eyes of the ladybug, and glossy accents on the wings.

I will also upload my card to the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Die cuts.

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

See you,

Zsofi

Flower bouquet with Heffy Doodle

Hello Everyone,

Welcome to another edition of my Perfect Combos series for Heffy Doodle.

This time I created a bouquet of flowers with an old-but-new-to-me stamp set called Blooming marvellous and some colourful inks. So much fun and so many possibilities! I used enamel dots and the Summer Holiday paper pad from the latest release. Let me guide you through the process!

First I stamped a bunch of flowers with Catherine Pooler inks to Neenah Solar white cardstock. I love these inks as they come in beautiful colours and the result is gorgeous every time. The ink smooths out on the cardstock like it was printed. I used the coordinating dies to cut every piece out. For small die cuts I love my Heffy Doodle mini die cut machine, so much easier and faster than with my regular sized one.

Then I created the wrapping from a 3.5 inches square piece of kraft cardstock by folding in the edges at half on 2 sides. I used the scoring blade of my Mini Heffy Doodle Trimmer to add the score line.

I added a bit of shading with some brown ink and a blending brush on the folded edges, this little trick gives a lot of depth to any plain shape. Then I glued it together and arranged my die cut flowers in it, until I got a nice bouquet. Some I adhered to the back of the kraft cardstock, some to the inside of the front to get a really dimensional bouquet. I embellished each with a matching enamel dot and added a tiny little twine to the bottom of it. I love how it turned out!

The rest of the card I kept simple: I used a polka dot patterned paper from the Summer Holiday paper pad with a Whimsically Wonky Imperial Rectangle for the background and stamped a sentiment on the bottom left corner from the Farmyard fun stamp set.

I adhered the bouquet at an angle and finished the card with a white die cut Hello, which I layered up on top of a black one slightly offset, so it looks like it has a shadow. Isn’t it perfect for any occasions?

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

See you,

Zsofi

Unicorn dreams – Hello Bluebird

Hello Everyone,

It has been ages since I could play along with any challenges, but the colours of the current Hello Bluebird ones were calling me. Here is what I came up with.

I started with the background tis time: I blended Picked Raspberry, Carved Pumpkin and Mustard Seed Distress Oxide inks on Bristol Smooth cardstock, spritzed it with water and dabbed it off with a paper towel. I repeated the spritzing and dabbing, and added also some black and white splatters. When it was all dry, I added some clear shimmer mist to the panel for a subtle sparkle too.

Then I stamped images from the Unicorn Tales and Sweet Dreams stamp sets and coloured them with Copic markers: RV06, RV04, RV02, RV10, RV000, N3, N0, YR04, Y38, Y35, Y17, Y06, Y02. I cut them out with their coordinating dies.

I chose a sentiment from the Unicorn Tales stamp set and stamped it directly on the sky using Versafine Onyx black ink.

Then I popped up all the images with 3D foam squares and embellished the scene with the coloured stars. As a finishing touch I used a black glaze pen on the eyes, a clear simmer pen on the stars and added the silver lining to the clouds with a Sakura Stardust pen.

I could not resist and used glossy accents on the stars and horns.

I will upload this project to the Hello Bluebird Colour Challenge and also to the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Spritz and Splatter.

I wish you like my card and will pop in again tomorrow for another sparkly project.

See you,

Zsofi

Bunch of balloons – Newton’s Nook Designs

Hello Everyone,

I am back today with lots of balloons, we can never have too many, right? As much as I enjoy creating cute scenes, I need sometimes simpler designs too, which can be mass produced if there is a need. Stenciling is a perfect way for that and the new Bokeh Balloons layering stencil set from Newton’s Nook Designs is simply gorgeous!

For my card I used a light grey cardstock as a base and sprayed the stencils with Pixie spray to make them tacky and avoid shifting while I applied the ink. I used Distress Oxides because they are a perfect coverage on coloured cardstock too. For the first layer: Picked Raspberry, Spiced Marmalade, Mowed Lawn and Blueprint Sketch. For the second layer I used Candied Apple, Mustard Seed, Villainous Potion and Peacock Feathers. I wanted a full set of rainbow balloons so I worked in quarters.

After removing the stencil I added a lot of splatters: smaller and bigger water droplets, white and black paint splatters. The more texture the merrier for me. When the panel was dry I cut it with the scalloped rectangle die from Frames and Flags and adhered it to a white A2 sized card base.

The three sentiments are from the Birthday Oval stamp set, I stamped them on a balloon shaped white cardstock which I cut with the Balloon Shaker die set.

The ribbon I cut from black and silver metallic cardstock and adhered them to the balloon.

After popping it up with 3D foam squares I used Lawn Fawn glitter glue on the edges of the balloon die cut, to make it more festive.

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

See you,

Zsofi

Birthday crocs – Heffy Doodle

Hello Everyone,

Welcome to another edition of my Perfect Combos series for Heffy Doodle. This time I mixed and matched my favourite crocs with birthday accessories to create a very cheerful birthday card. So whimsical that it can really make anyone smile, don’t you think?

I started with stamping the images from Happy Snappy Crocs and Party Palooza, and coloured them with Spectrum Noir Illustrator markers: JG7, JG5, LG4, LG2, GB5, GB2, GB1, CT4, CT2, CT1, IB3, IB2, IB1, EB8, EB5, EB3, BG5, BG2, BG1. Then I cut everything out with the coordinating dies.

For the background I used the Brick by brick stencil with Ranger Texture paste, which I have previously mixed with a bit of Black Sooth Distress Oxide ink. I used heavy weight white cardstock so it could handle all that paste without curling up too much. When the panel was dry, I did some light ink blending with Black Sooth Distress Oxide ink on the sides. I also blended a bit of black ink on a thin strip of white cardstock to serve as pavement.

I assembled the card adding all the accessories to the happy crocs. I used 3D foam squares to pop them up and heat embossed a sentiment on black cardstock from the Party Palooza set. I used the coordinating die to cut them out, it looks so cool when die cut!

I adhered it to the scene and added a few tiny star sequins to enhance the festivities. I also drew the balloon strings with a black marker.

As a finishing touch I used a white gel pen, a clear sparkle pen and glossy accents.

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

See you,

Zsofi

Newton’s Nook Designs Birthday Release – Day 4

Hello Everyone,

We have an extra day of inspirations as part of the Newton’s Nook Designs Birthday Release week, to increase the festivities. Newton’s Nook Designs is turning 9 years old this month, such a lovely milestone. I have been designing for them for a couple of years now and I must admit, their designs are so unique, exciting and so fun! They surprise me each and every time a new release is coming.

All new products will be available on Friday, 15/07.

For today I chose to feature the Birthday Mice stamp and die set in more masculine colours. I started with stamping the mice with the cheese cake and the little present 2 times, and coloured them with Spectrum Noir Triblend markers: Brown Grey Shades, Brown Grey Blend, Gold Yellow Blend, Citrus Blend, Jade Green Shades, Jade Green Blend, Ice Blue Blend. For the mice I also used some lighter markers: BG1 and BG05. Then I cut everything out with their coordinating dies.

While I was die cutting I also cut a white tag with the Fancy Edges Tag die set and added a bit of Lucky Clover Distress Oxide ink to the bottom of it with a small blending brush. I also cut a decorating edge for the top from blue cardstock and a reinforcer from yellow. I assembled the scene on the tag ad added twine and some clear sequin confetti.

For the background I chose a blue balloon paper from the new Birthday Party paper pad and white heat embossed 2 of the sentiments from the stamp set on black cardstock. I used my trimmer to cut them down to thin strips which run across the card.

I popped up the tag with 3D foam squares and used my usual finishing touches: clear shimmer, black glaze and white gel pens. I also added glossy accents to the hat and candle.

GIVEAWAY

Would you like to win the “Bokeh Balloons” Stencil Set? This set will be given away to ONE lucky winner! 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 14th at 9pm ET to comment  — winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday July 15th. 

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

Newton’s Nook Designs

Donna Idlet

Ellen Haxelmans

Larissa Heskett

Samantha Mann

Zsofia Molnar – you are here

Farhana Sarker

Tatiana Trafimovich

Amanda Wilcox

I hope you enjoyed the birthday week and ready to shop! I am so curious to know which sets grabbed your attention the most, so if you don’t mind, let me know in the comments below.

See you soon,

Zsofi

Koalified to party – Heffy Doodle

Hello Everyone,

If you are looking for the Newton’s Nook Designs July Release post, click here.

Welcome to another edition of my Perfect Combos series for Heffy Doodle. This time I mixed and matched older and newer stamps, dies and stencils to create a very summery birthday card. With the yellow, grey, gold colour combination it is not just very festive, but can be gifted to guys too, yay!

I started with stenciling the background directly on a white top folding card base. I used the Circle Masquerade stencil with Scattered Straw Distress Oxide ink and then placed the Simply Radiant stencil over it and added SSS Citrine Glitz Glitter gel. It looks lovely, the reveal time when we remove the stencils is always so exciting!

Then I die cut the Leafy Laurel die from grey cardstock and from black cardstock and layered them on top of each other tiny offset for a shadow look. I embellished it with tiny yellow die cut flowers and added Studio Katia Gold Sparkle Crystals in the middle of each.

I stamped and coloured the cute koala and accessories from the Koality Hugs stamp set using Spectrum Noir Illustrator markers: BG7, BG5, BG4, BG2, BG1, BG05, GB5, CT3, CT1, FS7, FS6. I used the coordinating die to cut them out. I love how the coordinating dies cut around the paws so I could tuck the present under them easily.

For the sentiment I die cut the word Happy from the Stitched Birthday Trio Frame die set from gold glitter and black cardstock, adhered them on top of each other like I did with the laurel. The rest of the sentiment I white heat embossed on black cardstock and cut it out with the Wavy Banner die – it coordinates perfectly!

After adhering everything in place and popping up the koala with thick 3D foam tape, I used a clear shimmer pen on the party hat and present and some glossy accents on the nose and ribbon as finishing touches.

I wish you enjoyed my card today and will pop in again soon for more inspiration!

See you,

Zsofi

Newton’s Nook Designs Birthday Release – Day 1

Hello Everyone,

I am so excited to be part of the Newton’s Nook Designs Birthday Release, they are turning 9 this month and we have a lot of birthday themed goodies for you to show! The first day we are revealing the new Birthday Mice stamp/die set, Bokeh Balloons, a fun new layering stencil set and there will be also a pretty paper pad too, called Birthday Party. Awesome!

All new products will be available on Friday, 15/07.

For my card I used the Bokeh Balloons layering stencil set to create the background on light grey cardstock. I used Distress Oxide inks for this: Scattered Straw for the first layer and Saltwater Taffy for the second layer. Then I cut the panel with the scalloped rectangle die from the Frames and Flags die set.

I stamped the mice with the cupcake, the hat 2 times and also the mouse with the balloon on alcohol friendly white cardstock and coloured them with Spectrum Noir Triblend markers: Brown Grey Shades, Brown Grey Blend, Gold Yellow Blend, Citrus Blend, Pale Pink Shades, Pale Pink Blend. For the mice I also used some lighter markers: BG1 and BG05. Then I cut everything out with their coordinating dies and adhered the little scene on a piece of vellum which I die cut with a rounded rectangle die from Frames and Flags.

I heat embossed the sentiment on a black Speech Bubble and adhered it in place. I used the back of the images to hide the adhesive when mounting the panel on the background.

As a finishing touch I used a white gel pen to add highlights, a black glaze pen to emphasize the eyes and noses, a clear shimmer pen on the balloon and cupcake and a little bit of glossy accents on the sprinkles and hats.

GIVEAWAY

Would you like to win the “Birthday Mice Stamp Set? This stamp set will be given away to ONE lucky winner! 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 14th at 9pm ET to comment  — winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday July 15th. 

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

Newton’s Nook Designs

Donna Idlet

Ellen Haxelmans

Larissa Heskett

Samantha Mann

Zsofia Molnar – you are here

Farhana Sarker

Tatiana Trafimovich

Amanda Wilcox

I hope you enjoyed the first day of the birthday release and will come back tomorrow for more fun!

See you,

Zsofi

Summer balloons with some great news

Hello Everyone,

I am jumping from joy and excitement to tell you that I have the honor to guest design for Pretty Pink Posh in July. I still have to pinch myself to believe it is true.

As my first card I created a summer birthday one with a twist on how to make balloons unique. Let me guide you through the process.

First I stamped and coloured the dogs from Playful Puppies and the word “summer” from the Balloon Alphabet stamp sets. I used Spectrum Noir Illustrator markers: CR11, CR9, CR7, OR3, OR1, OR05, CT4, CT3, CT1, GY2, GY1, GY05, AG5, AG4, LG4, AG2, AG1, AG05, BG10, BG8, BG7, BG5, BG2, BG05. I cut the out with their coordinating dies.

I had an idea of using the cute clay fruits from the Clay Confetti Wheel #3 on each balloon so I chose the marker colours to match the fruits. I adhered them with a tiny drop of liquid glue, they look absolutely gorgeous and so fresh and yummy in real! I love how it turned out!

For the background I used the Layered Clouds stencils on a light blue cardstock. The first layer I ink blended with Tumbled Glass Distress Oxide ink, for the second layer I used Ranger White Texture Paste. I set it aside to dry meanwhile I worked on the rest of the card.

I die cut grass with a Land border die from Newton’s Nook Designs from green cardstock and added a little inkblending on the top with a blending brush and Mowed Lawn Distress Oxide ink. I also added natural twine to each balloon securing it with liquid glue on the back.

When the background was dry I assembled the scene using 3D foam squares to pop up the grass, puppies and balloons. I adhered the balloon strings in bunch of threes to the back of the paws of the puppies with liquid glue, it looks so cute!

I white heat embossed a sentiment from the Simple sentiments stamp set on a thin black cardstock and popped it up with 3D foam squares too, right under the balloons. I used a black glaze pen on the nose and eyes of the dogs to make them shiny.

I hope you enjoyed my special summer card today and will pop in again soon for more!

See you,

Zsofi

Newton’s Nook Designs June Release – Day 3

Hello Everyone,

We are halfway through the summer release week at Newton’s Nook Designs! No worries, we have more cuteness for you! Today we are showcasing the super fun Dog Park stamp/die set.

All products will be available on 17/06/2022!

For my card I stamped and coloured the dog and accessories from the set using Spectrum Noir Illustrator markers: BG10, BG8, BG6, BG4, BG2, BG1, BG05, FS7, GB4, CT4, CT1, BT7, BT5, BT2. I used the coordinating dies to cut them out.

To set the scene I die cut a scalloped rectangle using the Frameworks die set, masked off the edges with Purple tape and used the Sunscape stencil with Mustard Seed Distress Oxide ink to create the background. I stamped the sentiment on the sun using black ink.

Then I die cut a little piece of grey cardstock with the Land border die, added some shading with Black Sooth Distress Oxide ink and some diluted ink splatters for a textured look. When it was dry, I stamped another sentiment on the right side of the pavement.

I assembled the scene, gave it a yellow mat and mounted it on a cheerful patterned paper from the new Summertime paper pad. I used 3D foam squares to attach the dog and the frisbee.

As a finishing touch I used little golden stars to make the sunrays shine and glossy accents on the dog’s accessories. I also emphasized the eyes and nose with a black glaze pen.

GIVEAWAY

Would you like to win the “Dog Park” Stamp Set? This stamp set will be given away to ONE lucky winner! 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 June 16th at 9pm ET to comment  — winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday June 17th. 

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

Newton’s Nook Designs

Donna Idlet

Ellen Haxelmans

Tina Herbeck

Larissa Heskett

Samantha Mann

Zsofia Molnar

Maria Russell

Farhana Sarker

Tatiana Trafimovich

Amanda Wilcox

I hope you enjoy the new release reveals and you will pop in again tomorrow for the last day of the fun!

See you,

Zsofi