Better Together – Pretty Pink Posh

Hello Everyone,

I have a fun little card to share with you today, which I made with supplies from Pretty Pink Posh. I am totally in love with layering stencils and I enjoy coming up with different colour combos for each, but I had another idea for the Layering Cherries stencil from their latest release. Let me show you!

First I did a quick ink blending on Neenah Solar white cardstock with Worn Lipstick Distress Oxide ink. Then I used the first layer of the Layering Cherries stencil set with Lumberjack Plaid Distress Oxide ink. I love this red colour, my absolute new favourite! I added a tiny bit of Aged Mahogany to the bottom of the cherries. For the stems I used Rustic Wilderness first and then realized that the cherry stems are rather brown, so I went back with Ground Espresso. This way the result is a brownish green, perfect for the pink background! For the leaves layer I used the same green but wanted to lighten them a little, so I went back with Twisted Citron. After removing the last layer I generously spritzed the panel with water from a mini mister and dabbed it off with a paper towel after 30 seconds.

In my head I visualized smiling cherries, so I added little faces to each using the Ghost Friends stamp set. As I had to ink up only the face of each ghost, I used a black Memento marker on the eyes and noses instead of an ink pad. It worked perfectly! I need to try this technique with sentiments too!

For the sentiment I chose the Love Sentiments stamp set, and simply stamped the text in the middle using Versafine Onyx Black ink. I trimmed the panel down tiny and gave it a dark red mat before adhering to a top folding A2 sized card base.

As a finishing touch I used some little white clay hearts from the Valentine’s Day Mix.

I wish you enjoyed this cute design and you will try this technique.

See you soon,

Zsofi

Happy New Year – Heffy Doodle

Hello Everyone,

Welcome to the last edition of my Perfect Combos series for Heffy Doodle in 2022. To celebrate the New Year, I combined several older sets to create this cutie. Let me show you how I made this card.

First I worked on the background: I did some light ink blending on Bristol Smooth cardstock with Distress Oxide inks: Uncharted Mariner, Picked Raspberry and Mustard Seed. I added some water drops as texture, then I placed the Numicon stencil over it and went back with the same colours just with a heavier hand. Before removing the stencil I sprayed it with Tsukineko Glimmer Mist for a subtle shine. When it was all dry, I used the Twinkle Twinkle stencil with Gina K Gold Glitz Glitter Gel to make it even more festive.

I stamped and coloured the cute elephant from Elephant of Surprise and four balloons from Party Palooza. I used the Jet Alphabetters to stamp the numbers in each balloon. For the colouring I used Spectrum Noir Illustrator markers: GB4, CT4, CT2, OR3, OR2, OR05, BP5, BP2, BP1, PL4, PL3, PL2, BGR4, BGR3, BGR22, BGR1. I die cut everything with their coordinating dies. I used a thin silver string to attach the balloons to the elephant.

I wanted a funky frame for my little scene, so I die cut the Elm Street die from white cardstock, and popped it up on the background using 3D foam squares. I mounted the elephant with the balloons too with 3D foam squares, I love the dimension!

For the sentiment I used the Holiday sentiment duos, white heat embossed the new year message on a thin strip of black cardstock and added it to the bottom of the card.

As a finishing touch I used a clear shimmer pen on the balloons.

I wish you like this whimsical card and you show us what you create in our Facebook group, we love to see your cards!

Happy New Year to all of you and see you in 2023!

Zsofi

Winter Wishes – Pretty Pink Posh

Hello Everyone,

I cannot believe that it is the last day of November today and from tomorrow it is December…officially winter is here. With the cold weather I definitely want to stay inside more and just craft. But if the snow comes we definitely will look for the winter gloves and go out for a sleigh ride with the kids. I wish I have colourful ones like these on my card!

I wanted to try the Layered Mittens Stencil from Pretty Pink Posh on grey cardstock, so I used Salvaged Patina, Shaded Lilac and Salty Ocean Distress Oxide inks for the first layer. Then for the patterns, I went a shade darker: Peacock Feathers, Villainous Potion and Blueprint Sketch.

I used a white puff stencil paste for the last layer and heated it with my heat tool. I love how fluffy it gets when heated!

I really didn’t want to cover up the pattern, but needed a strip of white cardstock to hold the sentiment. I die cut the Winter Wishes die from blue glitter cardstock, adhered it to the white strip and have it an aqua mat. I used 3D foam squares to pop it up for extra dimension.

I wish you love this cool and simple design and will try it in different colours. I cannot wait to make the yellow-pink-orange version of this!

See you soo with more winter cards,

Zsofi

Pumpkin Spice Wishes – Newton’s Nook Designs

Hello Everyone,

Today’s coffee card is a bit more elegant and cozy: I was playing with some of my favourite things from Newton’s Nook Designs.

I started with a kraft cardbase and used the Tree Rings stencil with Gina K Glitz Glitter gel which I mixed with Ground Espresso Distress Oxide ink. The result is a gorgeous, dimensional and glittery background, I love it!

Until it was drying I stamped and coloured the girl from the Pumpkin Latte stamp set using Spectrum Noir Illustrator markers.I cut her out with the coordinating die.

I also cut a bunch of Autumn Leaves from coloured cardstock scraps and a banner with the Frames and Flags die set from Speckled Eggshell (Lawn Fawn) cardstock to hold the sentiment, which I stamped in brown.

After assembling the card I decided to distress the edges of the background with Ground Espresso ink and a blending brush. It gives a bit more depth.

I will upload this card to the Fall/Winter Coffee Lovers Blog Hop and also to the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Stencil it.

I wish you like my coffee card today and will join me again tomorrow for another cute one.

See you,

Zsofi

Monstrous love – MFT

Hello Everyone,

I am back today with a very funny card, still expressing my special relationship with COFFEE. I used stamps and dies from My Favorite Things and even the sketch is a relatively recent one from their Sketch Challenges (#613).

I started with stamping and colouring the cute monsters from MFT Monster Sized (retired set) and the coffee cups from MFT Friends At First Sip using Spectrum Noir Illustrator markers: CG3, CG2, CG1, CG05, BT8, BT7, BT5, BT4, BT3, MB2, MB05, EB7, EB5, EB3, IG9, IG7, IG5, IG3, IG1. Then I cut them out with their coordinatig dies.

Then I die cut two smaller MFT Double Stitched Rectangles from white cardstock and blended them with Ground Espresso and Antique Linen Distress Oxide inks. I added some water and diluted ink splatters and adhered the panels to a white top folding card base.

I stamped a sentiment in between the two panels using brown ink and die cut the word “coffee” with the Emitt Alpha dies from brown and bronze cardstock and layered them on top of each other tiny offset. I adhered the letters to the monsters and popped them up on the card using 3D foam suares.

As a finishing touch I used a white gel pen to add highlights and added glossy accents to the eyes an teeth, horns and cup covers.

I will link this project up on the Fall/Winter Coffee Lovers Blog Hop as my second entry.

I wish you enjoyed this funny card and it made you smile. Come back tomorrow for another caffeinated project.

See you,

Zsofi

Coffee-love – Pretty Pink Posh

Hello Everyone,

I am back today with a card which is a tribute to my love for coffee 🙂 I made this cutie with stamps, dies and a fun layering stencil from Pretty Pink Posh, let me show you how!

First I created the background on cream cardstock using Distress Oxide inks with the Layered Coffee Cups stencil: Scattered Straw and Worn Lipstick for the mugs, Ground Espresso for the coffee layer and Abandoned Coral for the hearts. I also added white texture paste to the on-the-go cups and spritzed the mugs with Shimmer Mist for a subtle sparkle. After removing the stencil I added some splatters of the same diluted inks, it makes the whole background so playful.

Then I stamped the cups from Winter Drinks using brow hybrid ink for a warm feel. I coloured them with Spectrum Noir Illustrator markers: EB7, EB5, EB3, RB4, RB1, RB05, GB4, GB2, GB1, DR1, DR05, FS5. I die cut them with their coordinating dies.

While I was die cutting I also cut a brown tag from textured cardstock with the Fall Circles die set, white heat embossed the sentiment on the top from the Simple sayings: Life stamp set and popped up the cups with foam squares under it.

I trimmed the background piece tiny so I could mount it on a guava top folding card base, popped up the focal panel with 3D foam squares and added a matching twine to the top of the card.

As a finishing touch I used a clear shimmer pen and glossy accents on the cups and scattered a bunch of Sparkling clear jewels all around the card.

I will link this project up to the Fall/Winter Coffee Lovers Blog Hop.

I wish you like my card and will pop in again soon for more inspiration. I have some more caffeinated cards to share this week 😉

See you,

Zsofi

Merry Christmas – Newton’s Nook Designs

Hello Everyone,

I am back today with an elegant holiday card design using the Snowflake Oval stamp set from the new release of Newton’s Nook Designs. I love how versatile this stamp set is and it can be combined with many previously released cute stamps too!

First I heat embossed the Snowflake Oval stamp on Bristol Smooth cardstock using Glitter White embossing powder. Then I cut it out with the scalloped oval from Oval Frames and did some quick ink blending: Chipped Sapphire and Enchanted Mariner Distress Oxide inks. I added a lot of water splatters and gave it a bigger stitched oval mat.

On a piece of white cardstock I adhered a die cut Christmas, which I cut from Blue Violet cardstock with the Holiday Greetings dies. I used the Holiday Heights stamp set to stamp the word “merry” above the die cut sentiment with a coordinating ink. I used the same blue violet cardstock to give a mat to the sentiment strip.

I mounted the focal panel on a fog card base and popped up the sentiment with a tape runner.

I wanted to add a coloured image to the design but I searched for something relatively small. I found the house in Holiday Home, stamped it in black and coloured it with Spectrum Noir Illustrator markers: DR5, DR3, DR1, JG7, JG5, JG3, IG5, IG3, IG2, IG1, TB1, TB05. I used the coordinating die to cut it out and I used 3D foam tape to attach it above the sentiment strip.

As a finishing touch I used clear shimmer on the snow and glossy accents to emphasize some details.

I wish you got inspired and will jump right into holiday cardmaking. Christmas is so close, I will also speed up on my winter cards.

See you soon,

Zsofi

Rainbow sweetness – Heffy Doodle

Hello Everyone,

Welcome to another edition of my Perfect Combos series for Heffy Doodle. I love the Jumbo sentiment dies and I am obsessed with rainbow so I created a fun card which fits both of my obsessions. It is so cheery, would make anyone smile on a dull day, don’t you think?

I started with the background this time: on a kraft cardbase I used the Sprinkled with fun stencil with Distress Oxide inks. For the first layer I applied Mustard Seed, then rotated the stencil and added Picked Raspberry, rotated again and finished it with Peacock Feathers. I cleaned the stencil in-between to avoid the colours mixing.

Then I die cut the You are so sweet Jumbo Sentiment from white cardstock and did some ink blending on it with the same colours. I love that with only 3 colours you get a full rainbow. I cut the shadow from black cardstock and adhered it to the card base.

I wanted some colourful macarons as embellishment so I stamped the one in Sweet stuff 5 times and used Spectrum Noir Illustrator markers to colour them: GB4, CT3, CT2, CT1, OR3, OR2, OR1, OR05, MG4, MG3, MG2, MG1, GT3, JG5, AB3, AB2, AB1, AG4, AG3, AG2, AG1. I cut them out with the coordinating die and popped them up in front of the sentiment using 3D foam squares.

As a finishing touch I used Nuvo Crystal drops on the top of the letters and also on the cookies. It is really sparkly like a sugar coat!

I wish you got inspired by this sweet rainbow creation. Don’t forget to show us what you create in our Facebook group, we love to see your cards!

See you soon,

Zsofi

Heffy Doodle and WOW! Embossing Powders Collaboration Blog Hop

Hello Everyone,

Welcome to the Heffy Doodle and WOW! Embossing Powders Collaboration Blog Hop!
Design Team members from both companies are sharing inspiration using products from both companies!

CARD 1

For my first card I stamped an coloured the cute bats from HD Let’s Hang Out stamp set using Spectrum Noir Illustrator markers: BGR5, BGR3, BGR2, BGR1, FS7, FS6. I used the coordinating dies to cut them out.

Then I die cut a piece of heavy weight white cardstock with the biggest HD Imperial Stitched Rectangle die and used the HD Masquerade circle stencil to add Versamark ink. I used the ink pad directly on the paper, I could apply more ink this way. I heat embossed it with WOW Tarnished Teal embossing powder to get a perfect night sky. Looks gorgeous with all the colourful pieces!

Then I die cut a few HD Big Stitched Clouds from grey cardstock and dipped them in the Versamark ink pad to have them fully covered with the sticky ink. I heat embossed these with WOW Black Puff embossing powder. It has fantastic texture!

For the sentiment I used the HD Happy Halloween Shadow cut, I cut it from white cardstock 3 times and adhered them on top of each other. Then I dipped it in Versamark ink and heat embossed it with WOW Fluorescent Green embossing powder. I added a black shadow to it and assembled the card. I popped up the bats and 2 of the clouds with 3D foam squares for a dimensional look.

As a finishing touch I used a black glaze pen on the bats’ eyes, glossy accents on their noses and embellished the card with a few enamel dots from the HD Fright Night collection.

CARD 2

I started with ink blending a piece of Bristol Smooth cardstock with Wilted Violet and Black Sooth Distress Oxide inks. I added a lot of splatters to the background: water and Finetec Pearlescent watercolour in white and purple.

When it was dry, I used the HD Messy Desk Stencil with Versamark ink directly on the paper and heat embossed it with WOW Fluorescent Green embossing powder.

Then I die cut the HD Trick or treat Jumbo seniment die 3 times from white cardstock and layered them on top of each other. I dipped it in Versamark ink and heat embossed it with WOW Obsidian embossing powder. It has different particles which look like marble when it is heated. The surface is so smooth and shiny like real marble, it is lovely to touch! I used another black die cut to cast shadow to the sentiment and make it pop off the card.

GIVEAWAY

To be entered to win the giveaway, all you need to do is comment at each stop along the Blog Hop!
WOW! Embossing Powders will be giving away $25/£25 and Heffy Doodle will be giving away £25 to their respective stores!  Be sure to comment before 11:59 PM EST on Oct 25th to be entered to win!

Each company will post their random winner on October 27th at 10AM EST!  Make sure to check the Heffy Doodle Blog and WOW! Embossing Powders Blog to see if you’re a winner!

Blog Hop Lineup:

Heffy Doodle Blog

Bibi Cameron [COMING SOON]

Cassie Trask

Michelle Lupton

Natasha Davies 

Amanda Fitterer

Zsofia Molnar – you are here

Dunja Trautmann

Ali Farmer

Claudia Mauri

Jo Laverty

WOW! Embossing Powders Blog

I hope you enjoyed hopping with us and you got inspired! Thanks for stopping by and see you soon!

Zsofi

Newton’s Nook Designs Holiday Release – Day 4

Hello Everyone,

It is always bittersweet when we reach the last day of the release reveals at Newton’s Nook Designs, but we have still a very versatile and elegant set to showcase today. Snowflake oval is perfect for your winter cards beyond the holidays. It coordinates with the previously release Oval frames die set and can be combined with many critter sets too.

All new products will be available on 14/10/2022.

For my card I firs heat embossed the Snowflake Oval stamp with silver embossing powder on Bristol Smooth cardstock. Then I used the scalloped oval from Oval frames to cut it out. I used a blending brush and did some simple ink blending over the embossed image with Distress Oxide inks: Tumbled Glass, Salty Ocean and Blueprint Sketch. I added some water droplets and also some silver pearlescent paint from Finetec.

It looks gorgeous on it’s own, but I wanted to make it cute so I stamped the tall snowman with the puppy from Holiday Heights with a light grey ink and did some no-line colouring with Spectrum Noir Illustrator markers.

The colours I used are: BG9, BG7, BG5, BG2, BG1, BG05, TB5, TB3, TB1, OR3, OR05, JG3, JG1, JG05, CT4, CT2, CT1, EB5, EB4, RB2, RB1. I used the coordinating die to cut it out.

I used the Snowfall stencil with white texture paste on a white card base to create a tone on tone wintery background for my focal panel.

While it was drying, I die cut a stitched circle from mint cardstock with a die from Frames Squared and stamped a sentiment on it in black.

When the cardbase was dry, I popped up the focal panel with 3D foam squares, mounted the coloured image with dimensional tape too, adhered the sentiment and finished it off with a teal-purple twine from Lawn Fawn.

GIVEAWAY

Would you like to win the “Snowflake Oval” 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 October 13th at 9pm ET to comment  — winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday October 14th. 

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 wish you enjoyed my projects this week and I got you inspired! It is time now to prepare your shopping lists as all these gorgeous new goodies will be available tomorrow! Happy crafting and see you soon!

Zsofi