Beary great day! – LDRS Creative

Hello Everyone,

I have a beary sweet card for you today which I have made with goodies form the latest release at LDRS Creative.

I started with die cutting a rounded rectangle from alcohol ink friendly cardstock using the new Scalloped Rectangle die set.

With a bit of masking I created a little scene with the Beary Great Day stamp set. I stamped the honey mug with Raven Hybrid ink first, covered it with a mask I made with masking paper. Then I stamped the wooden spoon, covered it with a mask again and finally stamped the bear himself and the bees. I coloured the focal panel with Copic markers. I love how big the bear is, totally fills the panel!

There are so many dies in the Scalloped Rectangle die set, I wanted to use them for a layered look. So I die cut the scalloped rectangle from green cardstock and the fancy rectangle from dark brown. I layered them under the coloured panel and adhered it all to a yellow patterned paper I chose from the Puddle Jumper paper pad.

I did not leave space for the sentiment, but no worries! The die set had a tiny die which was a perfect base for the words I wanted to use. I die cut it first from kraft cardstock and then stamped the sentiment using Coffee Bean Hybrid ink.

As a finishing touch I added some glossy accents to the nose of the bear and the honey spilling out of the mug. I also covered the wings of the bees with a clear shimmer pen for a subtle sparkle.

I hope you like my card and will pop in again soon,

Zsofi

Sending you sunshine – Pink and Main

Hello Everyone,

The new June release from Pink and Main is almost in the shops, only one more sleep! Are you excited? So many gorgeous inspiration so far! I have one more for you using the fabulous The Shore paper pad and the fun Summer Wreath Decor dies.

Summer means flip flops and sunglasses and water for me. I am actually just preparing for a mini vacation in the Alps in Austria with my kids and friends and imagining the crystal clear lakes there inspired my card.

I started with creating the lake scene: I cut an A2 sized piece from the water patterned paper and a small strip from the wooden one. I used 3D foam tape to pop up the wooden panel on the background as if it was the pier.

I die cut the flip flop base from blue fun foam and added the topper from white cardstock. I embellished it with a flower sequin. The sunglasses I die cut 3 times from peacock cardstock and once from black to inlay as a glass.

I cut a corner of a special fun foam which is furry and reminded me of a fluffy towel. On this I adhered the sunglasses, the glass part I filled with glossy accents for extra shine and tuck a seashell under it which I die cut from Desert Storm cardstock and inked with Gathered Twigs Distress ink.

On the water I adhered a die cut Sunshine sentiment and stamped the rest from the coordinating stamp set above it with black ink. A few iridescent jewels finished this cool card.

I hope you like today’s sneak peek and inspiration. Get your shopping lists ready as all the new release products will be available tomorrow!

Sea you soon,

Zsofi

Coffee for Mum

Hello Everyone,

I am back with an extra special card I created for the Spring/Summer Coffee Lovers Blog Hop – could be a perfect gift for Mother’s Day too!

Here is my card:

I started with applying Tonic Rich Cocoa Nuvo Glimmer paste over the coffee beans stencil from Mint Owl Studio directly on a white top folding card base. Until it was drying, I worked on the images.

I stamped the coffee cup, flower and leaves from the For all Moms stamp set from Simon Says Stamp. I used my Copics to add colour and cut all images out with scissors. I used a black Memento marker on the edges to make them look perfect.

I die cut a stitched circle (SSS die) and blended very gently some Salty Ocean Distress Oxide ink. I adhered the images using SSS Craft Tacky Glue.

I also die cut the word Coffee (Your Next Stamp) from pink and brown cardstocks, layered them on each other tiny offset. The rest of the sentiment I stamped from the stamp set I used earlier on a green cardstock scrap and cut it very thin.

I assembled the card and added a bit of clear shimmer to the heart and the foam and also covered the straw and the heart with glossy accents for a raised shiny look. The glimmery coffee beans look awesome in real life!

I will upload this project to the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge For a special lady and also to the Coffee Lovers Blog Hop.

If you liked my project, please subscribe to my blog and also check my account on Instagram. I will have a very cute project for next time, later this afternoon.

See you,

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

Just heard the buzz… – featuring Pink and Main

Hello Everyone,

I am back with a fun birthday card using the newly released Bee Day stamp/die set and the Celebrate die set from Pink and Main.

I started with stamping a bunch of the images on alcohol friendly cardstock and used my Copics to add colour. Then I cut them out with the coordinating dies.

I also die cut a sticthed circle from textured light blue cardstock and a bit bigger scalloped circle from black cardstock and layered them on top of each other. I stamped the sentiment from the stamp set on the bottom using my stamp positioner as I had to stamp it a few times to get the ink into the cracks of the textured cardstock. I felt I needed some more pink so I die cut the Celebrate sentiment from pink cardstock.

I wanted a tiny bit of colour in the background so I took the Four point star stencil and very lightly applied a light yellow ink directly on the white card base.

Then I assembled the card, arranged the images and adhered them with liquid glue. Even if I did not use 3D foam squares, the card has dimension thanks to the rounded edges of die cutting. And it is going to be easier to mail this way.

As a finishing touch I used a clear shimmer pen on the wings and glossy accents on the banner. To make the bees pop I used a black glaze pen on the stripes and also on the hole of the beehive. It gives a sharp and shiny black finish, I love it!

Hope you enjoyed today’s inspiration and will check back later today for more fun! See you soon,

Zsofi

Pink and Main 5th Birthday Blog Hop

Hello Crafty friends,

Today is a very special day as Pink and Main is turning 5! YAY! To celebrate this lovely anniversary, we have a fun Blog Hop with special guests! The fabulous March Release goes live today as well. And of course we have fun prizes too. So make sure to hop along with us and let the party begin!

For my card today I started with stamping the cute little bee from the Bee Day stamp set and coloured him with Copic markers. Here are the colours I have used:

I used the coordinating dies to cut him out. I am always amazed how rounded the edges are and really love when a die cuts the little holes in between 2 lines too!

I also die cut the word Celebrate from dark red cardstock 2 times and stacked them together. While I was at it, I also die cut 2 stitched rectangles with one of the dies from the Stitched Rectangles 2 die set: one grey and one blue. I chose these colours to match the balloon patterned paper from the new It’s a Party paper pad.

I started assembling the card: adhered the patterned paper to the cardbase, attached the blue rectangle at an angle under the grey one. On this I stamped the sentiment in black and used liquid glue to adhere the die cut word. The little bee i popped up with 3D foam squares.

As a finishing touch I used a white gel pen on his eyes, a clear shimmer pen on the balloon and the wings and covered the black parts of his body and the balloon with glossy accents. I love how it turned out, so shiny.

GIVEAWAY

And now the fun part: there are amazing designers joining us for this great occasion, so make sure to hop along the below list and leave a comment on EACH BLOG POST for a chance to win. There will be FIVE random winners chosen from the comments left on the blogs. The winners will each win a $50 store credit to the Pink and Main online store. You have time until 24th March to leave your comments. The winners will be announced on 25th March on the Pink and Main Blog. Here is the full list of participants:

Pink and Main Blog

Zsofia Molnar –> you are here

Amy Rysawy

Annette Allen

Ardyth Percy-Robb

Ashley Tucker

Amy Young

Dana Joy

Caly Person

Dana Kirby

Cassie Tezak

Donna Lewis

Jennifer McGuire

Jeannie Lieu

Leanne West

Ilina Cruz

Laura Volpes

Laurie Case

Lynnea Hollendonner

Mindy Eggen

Kathy Schweinfurth

Tracy Freeman

Xenia Rizova

Yolie Burke

Hope you enjoyed today’s inspiration and will pop in again soon for more fun projects.

See you,

Zsofi

Party Balloons – Pink and Main March release Sneak Peeks

Hello Everyone,

I am here today with a little sneak peek at the upcoming March Release from Pink and Main. I can tell you, it is a festive one! On my card today I feature the Party Balloons stamp set and the Birthday Script dies.

I stared with a piece of heavy weight white cardstock and applied Distress inks at a diagonal: Mustard Seed, Spiced Marmalade, Picked Raspberry, Seedless Preserves and Blueprint sketch. When I was happy with the blending, I spritzed it with a clear shimmer spritz for a subtle sparkle. I die cut the panel with the largest of the Stitched Rectangle 2 die set and arranged the bold balloons on the distressed background.

Using the rock’n roll stamping technique I added 2 shades of the already used distress inks on each balloon for an ombre effect. Distress inks are not meant for stamping so i repeated the process a few times for a darker and smoother result. I used my heat tool to completely dry the background as I wanted to silver heat emboss the patterns on each balloon.

The next step is the sentiment: I die cut the Happy Birthday script from silver sparkle and black cardstock and layered them on top of each other tiny offset. I adhered the words on the stamped panel and embellished it with silver glossy dots.

I wanted a bit more black as a frame so I used a black and white chevron patterned paper from the Spring Color Pop pad.

I hope you like my inspiration for today and will check back later on for more fun projects with the March release!

See you,

Zsofi