Clean and simple Halloween

Hello Everyone,

While my blog was all in Christmas mood this week, today I wanted to give you another quick and easy Halloween card idea. This cute card was made with goodies from Pink and Main.

I stamped the cute bear from Less Tricks on white cardstock and coloured him with Copic markers. I used the coordinating dies to cut him out.

I also die cut a corner web from black cardstock.

For the background I chose a pretty foiled night sky from the Galaxy paper pad, cut it down to cover the front of an A2 sized card. I added a thin strip of dark grey cardstock to the bottom and adhered the corner web too. Then I popped up the bear with 3D foam squares.

I white heat embossed a sentiment and added 3 cute little spiders (Doodlebug stickers). That is the only embellishment I used on this cute and simple Halloween card.

I hope you enjoyed today’s inspiration an will pop in again soon! Till next time, happy crafting,

Zsofi





Witching you the best – Pink and Main

Hello Everyone,

I am here with a fun Halloween themed card featuring the newly released Your spell stamps and dies along with the Spider web cover up die from Pink and Main.

I started with a piece of Bristol Smooth cardstock and used the Cloud stencil to create a spooky sky with Wilted Violet Distress Oxide ink. When the clouds were done, I went over the whole panel with Shaded lilac ink to smooth the effect. Then I splattered purple, black and white paint over the whole panel.

On another piece of Bristol Smooth cardstock I sponged Black Soot Distress Oxide ink and added water and diluted black ink splatters. It gave some texture and variation in colour. When it was dry I ran it through my die cutting machine with the Spiderweb cover up die, and layered it on the cloudy background.

I stamped the images from the Your Spell stamp set on Bristol Smooth cardstock and used Derwent Inktense pencils to colour them. This was the first time to try these watercolour-like pencils, the vibrancy is amazing! I moved the colours with a waterbrush. I die cut everything with the coordinating dies.

On a 1 inch wide black cardstock I white heat embossed the sentiment from the Your Spell stamp set and assembled the card.

I added glossy accents to some details on the coloured images and my card was ready.

I hope you enjoyed today’s inspiration and you will come back soon for more fun projects! Till next time, happy crafting!

Zsofi



Grateful and thankful – Pink and Main

Hello Everyone,

I am back with a very decorative die cut card featuring goodies from the September release from Pink and Main. I love the Faux Glass look on cards, and after a spring one I have made a Fall one too.

I started with die cutting the Quilt Square 2 die first from kraft cardstock and then from Green Glitter sheet. I layered the frames on top of each other and adhered them to a white top folding notecard.

Then I inserted the stitched panels from the kraft cardstock and added a bit of colour the leaf using Copic markers. I used green and yellow shades.

I covered the holes with glossy accent, which took long to dry but it was all worth the waiting: the result is a shiny bright leaf looking like glass. So pretty. I need to try to do this technique on thick acetate too.

After it was all dry, I heat embossed a sentiment from the Fall sentiments stamp set on the bottom with Antique Gold embossing powder from Simon Says Stamp. If you feel your card is warped tiny thanks to the big amount of glossy accents, put it under heavy books for a night and it will flatten it out.

I hope you liked today’s inspiration and you will pop in again soon for more!

See you,

Zsofi





Warm wishes – LDRS Creative

Hello Everyone,

It is Zsofi here with you today with my last post for LDRS Creative as a Design Team member. I am so grateful to Angie for having me and to the wonderful ladies on the team who were cheering me for the last year. This card is to all of you, with all my heart!

I started with die cutting the Down Main Street die 2 times from heavy weight white cardstock and adhered them together.

Then I cut the beautiful snowflake patterned paper from the Christmas Cottage Paper Pad to be 2 and 3/4 inches by 5 and a half inches. I embellished it with silver glitter cardstock on the longer edges and adhered it to a white note card.

I used liquid glue to mount the white houses and stamped the sentiment from the Cardinal Seasons stamp set using Scarlet Rose Hybrid ink.

To make it more festive I added some White Blizzard Nuvo drops to the snowflakes and Star Dust Stickles to the roofs to imitate snow.

I love how elegant and pretty it turned out with that pop of red on the bottom.

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

See you,

Zsofi

Magical wedding ft. Heffy Doodle

Hello Everyone,

A sweet friend of mine was invited for a wedding party today and asked me to make a card for the happy couple. I love to make wedding cards, it always cheers me up when I can create cute wedding scenes.

I have recently got my hands on the Heffy Doodle Happily Ever Crafter stamp and die set and I also received the free Hay there stamp and die set. I could not wait to use them together! I stamped and coloured them with Copic markers and used their coordinating dies to cut the images out.

To create a scene I knew I need some scene building elements. I die cut trees from green and brown cardstocks using the Heffy Doodle Forest builder dies. I also cut some grass with the Newton’s Nook Designs Land border die set and also a hill with the Heffy Doodle Stitched Slopey Joes border dies.

For the background I die cut the Lawn Fawn Vertical Stitched cloud backdrop from Neenah Solar white cardstock and added a bit of Tumbled glass Distress Ink with a small blending brush. I love the texture I got with the stitching details and a bit of soft colour.

I assembled the scene, adhering the hill and grass first and then the trees and the cart. I adhered the bride on the horse and popped her and the groom up with 3D foam squares.

The sentiment I stamped on a thin strip of vellum using black Staz-on ink and wrapped it around the background panel. Using double sided adhesive tape on the back ensures that no glue shows through the vellum on the front.

I also die cut the word Magical from gold glitter cardstock. I embellished the card with some gold jewels on the trees.

I added clear shimmer to the dress and glossy accents to the gold parts of the cart, the crown, the bow tie and shoes of the groom. I used a black glaze pen on the eyes to make them shiny.

I hope you enjoyed today’s inspiration and you will pop in again tomorrow for some more fun!

See you soon,

Zsofi

Newton’s Nook Designs August Release – Day 4

Hello Everyone,

We have reached the final day of the sneak peeks at the fa-boo-lous August release at Newton’s Nook Designs. Are you excited? I hope you liked the last three days and are ready for getting in spooky mood. Today we are showcasing 2 Halloween stamps with their coordinating dies and fun new stencil. All of these will be available tomorrow, 23/08!

CARD #1

For my first card I stamped and coloured the adorable dogs from Happy Howl-oween with Copic markers and cut them out with the coordinating dies. I stamped a bunch of extra candies for building a cute garden scene.

The next step was to create the night sky background. I used the Clouds stencil on Bristol Smooth cardstock and Wilted Violet Distress ink. When it was done, I die cut the panel with my favourite postage frame die from Frameworks.

I also die cut a Fence from woodgrain cardstock and grass with a Land border die from black cardstock. I applied a bit of white pigment ink on the grassy border for a spooky look.

After adhering the background a black cardbase and attaching the fence and grass, I placed the dogs temporarily where they would be. I felt I wanted the sky to be more Halloween-y so I pulled out the Flying Bats stencil and used mini blending brush to add a couple of bats around the dogs with Black Soot Distress ink.

I partial die cut some speech bubbles from white cardstock to match the sentiments and popped them and the dogs up with 3D foam squares. I scattered the candies in the grass all around.

As a finishing touch I added a bit of clear shimmer to the wizard costume and the candies and emphasized some details with glossy accents and a black glaze pen.

CARD #2

For my second card I coloured the Witchy Newton set with Copic markers and cut it out with its coordinating die. I cut a lime green and a slightly wider purple piece of cardstock, adhered them together and tore a piece of vellum which was tiny taller so I could wrap it around the coloured cardstock piece. I added strong tape on the back of the panel to secure the vellum.

I stamped the sentiment with black STAZ-ON ink and adhered the cut out image under it.

I embellished the vellum with tiny silver stars and added some clear shimmer to the boot and glossy accents on some of the details.

The background for the focal panel I created on a black scalloped rectangle (Frames and flags die set). I masked off the stitching parts with purple tape and applied Thermoweb Pearl metallix deco foil gel though the new Ghost stencil. I love the pearlescent shine after drying!

I mounted the assembled panel on a dark grey card base to match the spooky feel.

GIVEAWAY

Would you like to win the “Witchy Newton” or the “Happy Howl-oween” Stamp Set? We will choose ONE lucky winner for each stamp set! 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 August 22nd at 9pm EST to comment  — winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, August 23rd.

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 liked my projects for the week and you got inspired. I would be so curious to know which is your favourite of this release! Let me know in the comments! And happy shopping for tomorrow!

See you soon,

Zsofi

Newton’s Nook Designs August Release – Day 3

Hello Everyone,

I cannot believe that we are half way through the August release reveals at Newton’s Nook Designs! After some coffee and some Fall images we are introducing cute mice playing outside enjoying autumn weather. Autumn mice is a playful and adorable set which comes with coordinating dies.

I started with colouring all the images in the set, I even coloured some extra leaves as I knew I would build some Fall scenes which needed plenty of leaves. When I had everything cut out I was already sure I will end up with more than just one card.

CARD #1

For my first scene I die cut the Lawn Fawn Leafy Tree Backdrop Landscape die 3 times from dark brown cardstock. I also cut some grass and hills with the land border dies from yellow and kraft cardstocks. To make the images pop I used the Lawn Fawn stitched clouds backdrop on aqua cardstock.

I assembled the scene on an A2 sized white card base and layered the tree frame.

The sentiment I stamped on a grey banner (Frames and flags die set) and tucked it under the last frame.

I added the images and adhered a couple of leaves on the tree and on the grass too. I added white gel pen highlights, emphasized the eyes and noses with a black glaze pen and added glossy accents on the scarf and stems of the pumpkins.

CARD #2

My next project is a 4 bar card, where I used a couple of patterned paper from Lawn Fawn as a background for my mini scene. I used the same scene building elements as on the A2 sized card just this time I made a 3 layered dimensional frame using the Framework die set.

I stamped another sentiment from the set with brown ink directly on the background and popped up the mini scene with 3D foam squares.

I covered the cap of the acorn with glossy accents and used a black glaze pen on the eyes and nose of the mouse.

TAG

And last but not least I created a little tag using the Fancy edges tag die set. I like to make my tags thicker by adding an extra piece on the back. In this way I ensure the pretty finished look also.

I used some sturdy twine and yet another gorgeous sentiment from the Autumn mice set.

GIVEAWAY

Would you like to win the “Fall Fringe”  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 August 22nd at 9pm EST to comment  — winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, August 23rd.

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 liked my project for today and will pop in again tomorrow for the last day of the August release reveals! We will go spooky – or cute? 😉

See you,

Zsofi