Holly Jolly holiday

Hello Everyone,

I am back today with a cute Santa card inspired by the current stenciling challenge at Pippi (my favourite Hungarian crafts store).

I created a soft ink blended background with Salty Ocean and Picked Raspberry Distress Oxide inks. Then I used the Card Sized Confetti stencil from MFT to add some tone-on-tone stars. I used the other stencil in the set with some Nuvo Shimmer paste to add some sparkly texture too.

Until it was drying I stamped and coloured the images from the MFT Santa and Friends set using Copic markers and cut them out with the coordinating dies.

I also cut some snow slopes from Lawn Fawn white glitter cardstock and adhered it to the bottom of the inked panel.

Finally I white heat embossed a sentiment from the same stamp set on a slim black banner.

As a finishing touch I added some white puff embossing powder to the santa hat and uniform with the help of a clear embossing pen. I used glossy accent on the boots, buttons and saddle and added some white gel pen highlights.

I hope you liked my card today and will pop in again soon for more fun projects. Until next time, happy crafting!

Zsofi

Hello Pumpkin!

I was so happy to learn that Heffy Doodle has now their own challenges! YAY! It inspired me to create this Fall card for someone special.

I stamped and coloured images from the Hootiful and Veggie Patch stamp sets using Copic markers. I cut everything out with their coordinating dies.

I wanted a simple yet stunning night sky as the background for these cute owls. I masked off a circle on a white top folding note card and sponged Blueprint Sketch, Chipped Sapphire and Black Soot Distress Oxide inks with a blending brush. I added some water droplets, some diluted blue and black ink splatters and also a sprinkle of Lawn Fawn Liquid Stardust. It gives amazing shimmer, like real stars! I love it!

After removing the mask I added a little bit of Iced Spruce Distress Oxide to the moon. I also die cut grass from black cardstock and sponged some white pigment ink for a foggy look.

I adhered the images flat to the card and popped up only 2 owls with 3D foam squares. I white heat embossed a sentiment on black cardstock and added them at an angle to the card. Finally I used a black glaze pen on the eyes and glossy accents on the beaks.

I will upload this project to the Heffy Doodle Challenge (Fall), to the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge (Fall colours) and to the Simon Says Stamp IG Challenge (Favourite technique).

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

See you,

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



Halloween Bunny

Hello Everyone,

I am here with a clean and simple Halloween card as part of the Sneak Peeks of the super fun September release at Pink and Main.

I started with stamping the witch-bunny from the Less tricks set on alcohol ink friendly cardstock and coloured it with my Copic markers. I used the coordinating die to cut it out! I love how it rounds the edges, so pretty!

Then I created a simple ink blended sky using Distress Oxide inks: Wilted Violet, Blueprint Sketch, Faded Jeans and a bit of Black Soot. I added white pain splatters and dried it with a heat tool. Then I also added some shimmer mist and when it was dried I went back with some black soot splatters too. it would have been pretty without it too, but I enjoy building up texture.

I made sure it was all dry before I heat embossed the sentiment with white embossing powders. Then I stamped a bunch of stars from the same set with Versamark ink and used WOW Metallic Silver sparkle embossing powder on them.

I added thin trips of Silver Glitter cardstock on the edges of my panel and matted it with black cardstock before adhering it to a top folding white notecard. Then I popped up the bunny with 3D foam squares and embellished it with glossy accents on the stars of its gown and on the mask. Isn’t it adorable?

I hope you enjoyed today’s sneak peek and will check back later for more. All new products will be available on 20/09!

See you soon,

Zsofi





Newton’s Nook Designs and Thermoweb Collaboration

Hello Everyone,

This week Newton’s Nook Designs and Therm O Web are partnering for fabulous Fall, Halloween and Christmas inspiration! All week long both design teams will be sharing ways to use Therm O Web products with Newton’s Nook Designs stamps! 

I will not reveal a secret if I admit how much I love both companies and playing with texture on my cards. I could not stop creating backgrounds with flock, foils and glitter paste. All the gorgeous stencils Newton’s Nook Designs offer got a whole new life!

CARD 1

I started with the background: on gout grey cardstock I applied Transfer gel through the Tree Rings stencil. I let it completely dry, then added white flock with the help of my laminator. That moment of removing the backing sheet is indescribable! Magical really! The flock has a very soft touch and it is not bright white rather has like a tone-on-tone look.

Then I coloured the kitty with the pumpkins from Newton’s Bootiful Night with Copic markers and used the coordinating dies to cut it out.

The sentiment is from Newton’s Pumpkin Patch. I stamped with Versamark ink on black cardstock and embossed it with white embossing powder.

A few gold crystals from Studio Katia, a bit of clear shimmer on the pumpkin carvings and drops of glossy accents on the stems made it complete.

CARD 2

For my second card I created an ink blended background using Distress Oxide inks (Black Soot – Faded Jeans – Seedless Preserves) which I distressed with water. Then I applied again Transfer Gel through the Flying bats stencil and let it dry. After a long hour I used black flock and the laminator to apply it on the stenciled background.

I cut the panel down with a rounded rectangle die from Frames and Flags, matted it with black and purple glitter cardstock. I also die cut a dark blue postage stamps mat from Frameworks.

The white heat embossed sentiment and the kitty are from Newton’s Boo-tiful night, just this time I used watercolour markers and fussy cut the image.

To make it stand out more, I used 3D foam squares.

CARD 3

I could not let the day pass without some foiling when I had my laminator out. I applied Passionate pink deco foil on a striped toner paper (Gina K Designs Foil mates Stars and Stripes) with the help of a laminator. I die cut it with a scalloped rectangle die from Frames and Fags.

I also die cut a piece of vellum with the rounded rectangle die from the same die set and the sentiment (Holiday greetings) and pine branches (Pine and Holly) from green glitter cardstock (Lawn Fawn).

The sloth is from the Slothy Christmas stamp set coloured with Copic markers but I used a grey pencil to add some furry details. I used its coordinating die to cut it out.

After assembling the card I felt I needed a bow. So I took a tiny scrap of white cardstock, covered it with Stick it double sided adhesive and stuck the pink foil on it. I burnished it with a bone folder and die cut it with the small bow die from Pine and holly. I used a silver crystal as embellishment.

CARD 4

I saved my favourite for last: a cute winter scene in the woods.

I created a Distress Oxide background with blue tones and applied white Glitz Glitter gel over the Petite snow stencil. I set it aside to dry.

While it was drying I stamped and coloured 2 of the foxes and some pine trees from the Fox Hollow stamp set. I used Copic markers and cut them out with the coordinating dies. I also die cut a white scalloped rectangle as a mat and snowbank from white flock using a Land border die.

I white heat embossed the sentiment on a little kraft banner (Frames and flags) and assembled the scene on a kraft card base.

I added some details with a white gel pen and used a black glaze pen on the noses of the foxes.

There are more amazing projects today over on the Therm O Web blog so pop over there for more inspiration!

GIVEAWAY

Time for prizes! Would you like to win a $25 store credit Therm O Web or to Newton’s Nook Designs? Both companies will be giving away a prize this week! Visit the Newton’s Nook Designs blog and the Therm O Web Blog  to enter for a chance to win!

I hope you got inspired by today’s picture heavy post. If you like my cards, please make sure to follow my blog. You can also find me on Instagram!

See you soon,

Zsofi

Congratulations!

Hello Everyone,

Happy STAMPtember! I love this month-long celebration created by Simon Says Stamp, my favourite one stop shop.

For this occasion I created a congrats card using Heffy Doodle goodies – mixing older sets with newer ones again.

I started with stamping the cute crocodile from Happy snappy crocs and also 2 cotton candy images from the newly released Treat Yo’self stamp set. I colored them with Copic markers and used their coordinating dies to cut them out. Then I adhered the two cotton candies to the hands of the croc as pompoms – I wanted him to be a cheerleader 🙂

For the background I die cut a postage frame rectangle die (Newton’s Nook Designs Frameworks die set) and masked off the stitching part. I applied Squeezed Lemonade Distress Oxide ink. Then I placed the Rays the roof stencil over it and sponged Wild Honey Distress Oxide ink. Before removing the stencil, I sprayed it with Tsukineko Shimmer Spritz for a subtle sparkle.

The sentiment I stamped from the Everyday sentiment duos stamp set on a black postage frame rectangle with Versamark ink, and heat embossed it with white detailed embossing powder. I repeated the process once more for a bolder look. I cut it down and added a thin strip of gold glitter cardstock.

I mounted the croc with 3D foam squares and added clear shimmer to the pompoms. I also scattered a few gold crystals from Studio Katia. Finally I adhered it to a jelly bean card base.

I will link this up to the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Anything goes.

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

See you,

Zsofi

Fairy sweet birthday ft Heffy Doodle

Hello Everyone,

I have a cute birthday card for you today featuring stamps and dies from Heffy Doodle. I love how the different sets coordinate! I mixed up some older and newer stamps on this adorable design.

I started with stamping and colouring the fairies from Absotooth-ly awesome and from the Party Palooza stamp sets (the latter is deeply discounted, check it out in the Heffy Doodle shop!) I used Copic markers and cut everything out with their coordinating dies.

I created a Distress Oxide inked background using Salty Ocean and Blueprint Sketch Oxide inks and an ink blending tool. I added some Tsukinko Shimmer Spritz droplets and also splattered some white acrylic paint all over for a textured look.

Then I used the Silver Lining Cloud border dies and cut it from white and also from silver glitter cardstock. I layered them on top of each other tiny offset. I love the little silver lining we get in this way!

The sentiment I stamped with pink ink (Gina K Designs) and it is from the Everyday Sentiment Duos set.

I assembled the card and popped up the cake with the two fairies with 3D foam squares. I added Diamond Stickles to the wings of the fairies and the flame of the candles and covered the frosting on the cake with glossy accents. It looks so yummy in real life!

I also scattered a few silver jewels from Studio Katia on the cloud border.

I will link this up to the Simon Says Stamp IG Challenge (Die cutting) and also to the SSS Wednesday Challenge (Anything goes).

I hope you enjoyed today’s card and will be back soon for more inspiration.

See you,

Zsofi