Starfish wishes with Pink and Main

Hello Everyone,

Iam back again with a sneak peek of the gorgeous new release coming on the 20th June from Pink and Main. My card features a few of the new items: the Mermaid Tail stencil, the Starfish wishes stamp/die set and also the Reverse Scallop Circle dies!

I started with creating an alcohol inked background on Yupo paper using purple, pink and teal shades. I applied the inks with a little felt applicator using a dabbing motion. It really looks like deep see for me!

Then I stamped and coloured the cute seahorses with Copic markers, and used the coordinating die to cut them out. I added some extra details with a white gel pen and a sparkle pen and also used glossy accents to make them look shiny.

For the background I laid the Mermaid Tail stencil on a peacock cardstock and applied Peacock feathers distress oxide ink. Before removing the stencil, I sprayed it with an iridescent sparkle spray for a subtle tone-on-tone shine. When it was all dry, I heat embossed a sentiment on the bottom of this panel using white embossing powder.

I cut the alcohol inked background with a Stitched circle die and framed it with a purple and a white Reverse Scallop Circle die. I layered them on top of each other a bit offset, I love the look and dimension I got this way! I popped up the seahorses with 3D foam tape and my card was all done.

I hope you got inspired and enjoyed this sneak peek. Check back later for more inspiration with the new release.

Till next time, happy crafting!

Zsofi

Newton’s Nook Designs June Release – Day 4

Hello Everyone,

We reached the final day of the June release reveals at Newton’s Nook Designs, and as always the cutest is saved for last! I am in love with the Woodland critter series, and now our favourite wildlings are going on a picnic!

For my first card I created a forest scene using Bristol Smooth cardstock and Distress Oxide inks. For the grass I used Mowed Lawn, Twisted Citron and a bit of Lucky Clover to add contrast. I cut it with the Land Border dies. I used the same colours for the tree crowns, just more of the dark colours and cut that with a Sky border die.

For the trees I used the Forest scene builder and Antique linen/Walnut stain Distress Oxides.

The sunny background is made with Squeezed Lemonade and I Sponged Wild Honey Distress Oxide ink through the Sunscape stencil. Before removing it I sprayed it with Tsukineko Shimmer Spritz for a subtle sparkle.

I stamped and coloured all images with Copics and cut them ou with their coordinating dies. I popped them up on the scene using 3D foam squares.

I stamped a sentiment from the set in black in between two trees, directly on the background. I also stamped a couple of ants on the grass and made them pop with a black glaze pen. I added some white gel pen highlights and some dots with my clear sparkle pen for more interest.

For my second card I had to use the cute bear holding the watermelon on its own, I think he deserves full attention.

I kept this card very simple, just added some stitching texture to a piece of kraft cardstock using a Reverse Confetti die, cut a strip of green gingham paper where I black heat embossed some ants and a sentiment.

I popped up my favourite bear with 3D foam squares and matted the strip with a green cardstock before adhering it to the card.

A drop of glossy accents on the nose and a black glaze pen on the seeds finished this card off.

GIVEAWAY

Would you like to win the “Woodland Picnic” 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 13th at 9pm ET to comment  — winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, June 14th. 

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

All new products will be available tomorrow, 14/06, so only one more sleep till you can start shopping. I cannot wait to see what you all pick up and please share your creations in our Facebook group.

See you soon,

Zsofi

Newton’s Nook Designs June Release – Day 1

Hello Crafty friends,

I am so excited to share with you the new release reveals for Newton’s Nook Designs. Day 1 is all about cats, we are showcasing Catitude, a lovely new stamp set, a shaker die set and a fabulous new stencil! YAY! How unique is that???

All new products will be available on Friday, 14/06! And here is my first card:

I started with some ink blending with Distress Oxides on a top folding white note card. I used Candied Apple, Worn Lipstick, Spiced Marmalade and Squeezed Lemonade. After the ink blending I laid the stencil over the card base an went back with the same inks to get a tone on tone stenciled look.

For the shaker part I die cut the paw print base from pale yellow cardstock, and clear acetate (for the window). The paw print part I cut from thick self-adhesive craft foam and red cardstock.

I stamped my favourite sentiment from the Catitude stamp set with black ink on the yellow paw print base and adhered the craft foam to it. I adhered a few yellow jewels on the base and filled each little window with gold tiny beads. I carefully removed the backing of the foam and adhered the acetate. On top of it I glued the red die cut too. As I did not want the white foam to show from the side, I used a red Copic marker to add colour.

Using the Frames and flags die set, I die cut a dark red banner and adhered a black and an orange Meow die cut tiny offset for the shadow effect. I also stamped a fishbone in black and finished the card. I love the sound of the tiny beeds when shaking! So cool!

For my second card, I stenciled very lightly on a white card base some Fog ink. I die cut two hearts from the Darling hearts die set: a red and a light grey one. On the red I stamped a sentiment from the Catitude stamp set. I adhered the hearts tiny offset.

I due cut a bunch of the cat heads from the Paw Print shaker die set from black cardstock and popped them up on the card using thin 3D foam tape. I also die cut the little paw prints from glitter white cardstock and the Meow die from silver metallic cardstock.

After adhering everything in place, I added tiny google eyes to the cats and a teenie weenie red jewel for the nose. Isn’t it cute?

Here are some close ups:

GIVEAWAY

Would you like to win the “Cat-itude” 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 13th at 9pm ET to comment  — winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, June 14th. 

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

Naki Rager

Maria Russell

Andrea Shell

Tatiana Trafimovich

Hope you enjoyed the first day’s hopping and will pop in again tomorrow for more fun!

See you,

Zsofi

Glittery Rainbow with Pink and Main

Hello Everyone,

On such a beautiful sunny day I brought a very sparkly rainbow card to you which may cheer anyone up who feels a bit down. To create this cutie I used products from Pink and Main.

As always I started with stamping the rainbow, the sun and a bunch of clouds from the Bright side stamp set and coloured them with my Copic markers. I used their coordinating die to cut them out.

Next I worked on the background: I used the Clouds stencil with Salty Ocean Distress Oxide ink to create a cloudy blue sky on an A2 sized notecard. When I finished the panel, I sprinkled it with water and let it sit for about 30 seconds before I dabbed it with a paper towel. I also added some diluted Salty Ocean Distress Oxide ink splatters and some white acrylic paint splatters for a textured look.

I heat embossed the sentiment from the same stamp set on a strip of black cardstock using white embossing powder. I adhered it to the bottom of the card.

Before arranging the scene, I added a small amount of Ranger Multi Matte Medium glue with a precision tip to the bottom of each cloud and also to each line in the rainbow. I sprinkled some Hero Arts Prisma glitter on it and let it dry. When it was all dry I wiped off the access with a dry paint brush and mounted them all on the card using thin 3D foam squares.

To finish it off I scattered a few clear gems all around.

I hope you enjoyed today’s card and will pop in again for more inspiration, Until next time, happy crafting!

Zsofi

Sweet wedding with Pink and Main

Hello Everyone,

I am here today with a sweet wedding card I created with the newest release from Pink and Main.

I started with stamping the cake and the champagne from the Happily Ever After stamp set on smooth white cardstock and coloured them with Copics. I imagined a pink-gold card so I kept the colours simple. I used the coordinating dies to cut them out.

I also die cut 4 frames from gold cardstock using the Cloudy frames dies and used liquid glue to adhere them together. I added heavy weight vellum to the back of it.

Then I worked on the background. On Bristol Smooth cardstock I stamped the Sprinkles background stamp with Picked Raspberry Distress Oxide ink. As this ink is a slow drying one, I could easily heat emboss it with clear embossing powder. Then I applied Worn Lipstick Distress Oxide ink on the whole panel very gently.

When the background was dry I die cut it with the largest die from the Stitched Rectangle 2 die set. I assembled the card on a top folding white card base using 3D foam squares to pop up the cake and the parts of the champagne glasses hanging off the frame.

I also stamped a sentiment (I love the pretty hand written font) on white cardstock with Delicata Gold Pigment ink. It matched my frame so well! As I was afraid that the ink smears, I covered it with clear embossing powder and melted it with a heat gun. I fussy cut it with my scissors leaving a bit of a white frame and popped it up on the bottom of the frame.

As a finishing touch I covered the champagne with a clear shimmer pen and added glossy accents to the decoration. Such a happy card with a lot of shiny details to “touch”.

I hope you liked today’s inspiration and will come back soon for more!

Until next time, happy crafting!

Zsofi



Newton’s Nook Designs May Release – Day 3

Hello Everyone,

It is Day 3 of the May Release reveals at Newton’s Nook Designs with a very busy Newton. He knows that life is about some hard work too 🙂 The new fun set is called Newton Cleans up and it has hilarious sentiments. It also comes with coordinating dies (sold separately). All new products will be available on 17/05!

Here is my card:

This time I made the background first using Distress Oxide inks and a Life Changing brush from Picket Fence Studios. I applied Twisted Citron, Mermaid Lagoon and Blueprint Sketch in a light layer directly on a top folding card base.

Then I added more ink through the Cascading Stars stencil and before removing it, I sprayed it with Tsukineko Shimmer Spritz for a subtle sparkle.

Then I coloured Newton with the washing using similar Copic colours to match the background. I can totally relate to this image, having a sporty husband and 2 little kids, washing is the story of my life 😀

I die cut a white tag using the Fancy Edges tag die set and also the reinforcer from blue cardstock. While I was at it, I die cut 2 banners: a black and a blue violet one using the Frames and Flags die set.

I assembled the tag, stamped a sentiment with black on it, popped up the image with 3D foam squares and added black and white twine. After attaching it to the card base, I embellished it with some sequins from Simon Says Stamp.

GIVEAWAY

Would you like to win the “Newton Cleans up” 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 May 16th at 9pm EST to comment  — winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, May 17th. 

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

Naki Rager

Maria Russell

Andrea Shell

Tatiana Trafimovich

I hope you enjoyed today’s reveals and you will come back tomorrow for more fun!

See you,

Zsofi

Enjoy the little things – Newton’s Nook Designs

Hello Everyone,

There is nothing compared to the first sip of coffee on a spring day in the first rays of sunshine! This special moment (and my craving for coffee during Ramadan, hahaha) inspired my card for Newton’s Nook Designs.

I was flipping through my stamps when I came across the Little Lilies stamp and die set and realized that I have never used them before. I imagined a scene with the little bunny from the Bitty Bunnies set sitting under the lily and enjoying the smell of coffee. The mug I took from the Newton Loves Coffee stamp set. I coloured all images with Copic markers and used the coordinating dies to cut them out.

To set the scene I sponged some Squeezed Lemonade Distress Oxide ink on a white top folding notecard and applied Mustard Seed Distress Oxide ink through the Sunscape stencil. Before removing the stencil, I spritzed it with Tsukineko Shimmer Spritz for a subtle sparkle.

I die cut a piece of grass with a Land border die and adhered a piece of patterned paper (Sunny Studio) under it.

I stamped the sentiment in the upper right corner with black ink and arranged the images.

This time I kept the card flat and added only a few butterflies (from the Bitty Bunnies stamp set) and drops of glossy accents on their bodies and the mug as embellishment.

I will link this project up to the Spring/Summer Coffee Lovers Blog Hop and to the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge (For a special lady).

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

See you,

Zsofi