Heartfelt wishes for Mother’s Day – Newton’s Nook Designs

Hello Everyone,

It is my turn today on the Newton’s Nook Designs Blog and as Mother’s Day is approaching fast, I thought I would show you a pretty garden scene card for the occasion.

I started with stamping and colouring the Bleeding Hearts with Copic markers. I went with bright pinks this time with a vivid green combo for the leaves. I made 2 flowers and a few extra flower heads. I cut everything out with the coordinating dies.

To the bottom of a white top folding card base I adhered an inch wide patterned paper piece. Then I die cut grass from green cardstock using the Land border die. While I was at die cutting I also cut a Fence from white cardstock.

Before assembling the scene I did a little ink blending in the middle of the card base: a bit of Salty Ocean Distress Oxide ink with a very light hand and a blending brush.

Above the scene I stamped part of the sentiment from the Bleeding Hearts set in black and adorned it with the extra flower heads. I also stamped a sentiment from the Mom&Dad set on a pink rounded banner (Banner Trio die set) and popped it up to the bottom of the card with thin 3D foam tape.

The only embellishment I used this time was tiny drops of glossy accents on the white parts of the flowers.

I hope you enjoyed today’s inspiration and will pop in again soon.

See you,

Zsofi

Happy Mother’s Day to my mom!

Hello Everyone,

Today is Mother’s Day in Hungary and I am always very sentimental about it. I am very close to my mum and even though I try to show her love and care on a daily basis, we always make something extra with my kids on this day. We got her roses and tulips, the kids sang and my daughter recited a lovely poem. She even made a very pretty card for her, and my son – who just learnt how to write – wrote her a letter. So touchy. As a cardmaker I had to make my own card too.

I started with stamping and colouring the images from the SSS Bouquet for mom set using Spectrum Noir Illustrator markers.

I have made a colour swatch for the colours I used. I used the coordinating dies to cut everything out.

For the background I used the Sizzix Texture Fades Brickwork 3D embossing folder. It is amazing! I used it on Bristol Smooth cardstock because I wanted to do some ink blending after: I used Hickory Smoke and Black Sooth Distress Oxide inks. I also added some black and white splatters ad dried it with my heat tool.

I used the Newton’s Nook Designs Land border dies to cut some grass and the Fence die to cut the fence, and assembled the scene. I used 3D foam squares behind the main image to get more dimension.

The setiment I white heat embossed on black cardstock and die cut it with its coordinating die. I love sets when there is a die for the sentiment, it gives such a unique look!

As a finishing touch I used glossy accents on the flower centres and the body of the butterflies.

I will upload this card to the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Anything goes and the SSS Ig Challenge Favourite Technique too.

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

See you,

Zsofi

Mother’s Day Inspiration – #1

Hello Everyone,

Mother’s Day is this Sunday in Hungary and the next one in the US so I thought I would do a mini series with some pretty and fun ideas for the upcoming event. I hope you will enjoy what I prepared for you.

Today I have a pretty slimline card made with one of my favourite stamps from Pretty Pink Posh. I stamped the bouquet from Mother’s Day twice and coloured them with Copic markers. I used a colourless blender to add the striped pattern to the vases, it is so fun! I cut them out with the coordinating die.

Then I die cut te scalloped rectangle from the Slimline Frames and Portholes die from Newton’s Nook Designs using pink cardstock and the frame from the Slimline Frames and Windows die set from yellow cardstock. I used a floral patterned paper from Doodlebug Designs for the inside little squares. To have some instant dimension I tripled up the frame, I love the look!

On the middle little square I white heat embossed the sentiment and popped up the vases with 3D foam squares.

As a finishing touch I used a black glaze pen and a white gel pen on the flowers and a bit of glossy accents in the centres.

I hope you enjoyed today’s slimline inspiration and will pop in again soon!

See you,

Zsofi

Newton’s Nook Designs April Release – Day 1

Hello Everyone,

I am so excited that we start the April release reveals for Newton’s Nook Designs! Today we are introducing Garden Gnomes and Bleeding Heart – two beautiful sets and they both have coordinating dies. There will be a fun new stencil this month too: Petite Clouds.

All new products will be available on Friday, 23rd April, 2021.

CARD 1

For my first card I stamped the flowers from Bleeding Hearts 2 times and coloured them with Copic markers. I used the coordinating dies to cut them out.

I wanted to make my on background so I used the Gingham stencil with the newest Distress Oxide ink, Kitch Flamingo. It is a beautiful pink! After removing the stencil I spirnkled it with diluted black and white inks. When it was dry I cut it with the postage stamp die from Frameworks. I adhered it to a hot pink notecard.

I die cut a white stitched circle using a die from Circle Frames. I also cut a dark green circle which is slightly bigger than the stitched one (Pink and Main circle dies). On the bottom of the white circle I stamped two sentiments from the Bleeding Hearts set and adhered the two flower clusters.

I also white heat embossed the word “heartfelt” on a black stitched banner (Banner Trio) and adhered it under the flowers.

After assembling the card I added two flower heads as embellishments around the banner. I also used a bit of glossy accents on the white parts of the flowers to make the card even more special.

CARD 2

My second card features the new Garden Gnomes. They are all so adorabe that I couldn’t choose which one to use on a card, so I used 3 of them on a slimline design. After stamping and colouring the gnomes and flowers with Copic markers I used the coordinating dies to cut everything out.

For the background I die cut the scalloped rectangle from the Slimline Frames and Portholes die set from Seaglass cardstock. I used the new Petite Clouds stencil with Speckled Eggs Distress Oxide ink.

I die cut a yellow frame using the Slimline Frames and Windows die set and adhered grass behind it which I cut with the Land Border dies. I assembled the scene on a white 8,5*3,5 inches slimline card.

The sentiment I stamped on a white Speech Bubble and popped it up with 3D foam squares.

I finished it off with a black glaze pen on the eyes, a bit of clear shimmer on the petals and glossy accents on the flower centres.

GIVEAWAY

Would you like to win the “Gnome Garden” or the “Bleeding Heart” 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)! Thewinner 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 April 22nd at 9pm ET to comment  — winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, April 23rd. 

Check out all the awesome Design Team Blogs below to enter:

Newton’s Nook Designs

Ellen Haxelmans

Tina Herbeck

Larissa Heskett

Samantha Mann

Zsofia Molnar

Maria Russell

Farhana Sarker

Tatiana Trafimovich

Samantha VanArnhem

Amanda Wilcox

I hope you enjoyed the first day’s inspiration and you will join us tomorrow as well.

See you,

Zsofi

Sympathy card – Newton’s Nook Designs

Hello Everyone,

Today it is my turn over the Newton’s Nook Designs blog and I tackled a challenge: sympathy cards are the most difficult ones for me but unfortunately I needed one for a friend. I created this delicate design pairing the Dainty Daisy stamp with the Hardwood stencil.

First I stamped the daisies with Versafine Onyx Black ink on Bristol Smooth cardstock and heat embossed them with clear embossing powder. I repeated the process so I ended up with two bouquets. I used Karin Brush markers to add colour and cut them out with their coordinating dies.

Next I created the background: on another piece of Bristol Smooth cardstock I applied a light grey ink through the Hardwood stencil. I faded it out towards the edges which means I used a super light hand. I used blending brushes because I find it the easiest method to add a light layer of ink. After removing the stencil I added some black splatters to the whole panel.

I die cut the postage stamp die from Frameworks out of black cardstock and also a black banner using the Banner Trio die set. On the latter I white heat embossed the sentiment from Heartfelt Essentials.

I assembled the card, popped up the daisies and the banner with 3D foam squares. As embellishments I stamped a few black butterflies from the Monarch stamp set and used glossy accent on the flower centres. I also added a few drops of glossy accents on the stenciled background for dimension.

This design can work well for any occasions if you change up the colours and the sentiment. I hope you enjoyed today’s card idea and will pop in again soon.

See you,

Zsofi

Sorry I am prickly – Newton’s Nook Design

Hello Everyone,

I am back with another coffee card for the Spring/Summer Coffee Lovers Blog Hop, this time I used stamps and dies from Newton’s Nook Designs. The message of this card is so true about me 🙂

First I stamped the images from Monarch and Cuppa Cactus, and coloured them with Copic markers. I used the coordinating dies to cut them out.

Then I die cut a pink stithced circle usung the Circle frames die set and backed it with a light yellow circle (Pink and Main die). I also die cut the postage stamp die from Frameworks from Doodlebug Floral-graph Rainbow Petite Prints patterned paper. I assembled the scene using a top folding A2 white note card.

I stamped the sentiment from Cuppa Cactus on an aqua small stithced circle (Circle Frames die set) and also cut the word Sorry two times using the Essential Alphabet dies: once from pink and once from black cardstock. I adhered the letters on top of each other in a way that it looks like it has a shadow, and adhered them on the card.

As a finishing touch I used clear shimmer on the wings and flowers and glossy accents on the body of the butterfly and the on the pattern of the cups.

I will link this up to the I will link this card up to the following challenges: Coffee Lovers Blog Hop and Simon Says Stamp IG Challenge (Hello Spring) and Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Easter/Spring Moodboard.

I hope you enjoyed this funny card and will pop in again soon.

See you,

Zsofi

Newton’s Nook Designs February Release – Day 4

Hello Everyone,

We have reached the final day of the February Release reveals at Newton’s Nook Designs. We continue the Spring theme with a beautiful floral set called Daffodils and our favourite kitties having a rainy day on Newton’s Rainy Day Trio . They both come with coordinating dies.

All products will be available on Friday, 19/02.

CARD 1

For my card I stamped and coloured the Daffodils with Copics and cut it out with the coordinating dies. I love that it cuts those little holes too, in between the stems and flowers. I also cut another black shadow with the coordinating die and adhered it under the coloured one just a little bit offset so it shows as real shadow. It also adds instant dimension to my flowers.

I die cut a stitched circle from patterned paper using the Circle Frames dies and a slightly bigger green circle with some nesting circle dies from Pink and Main. While I was at die cutting I also cut a purple banner with a Banner Trio die and a scalloped white rectangle with a die from Frames and Flags.

The sentiment I white heat embossed on the banner and created a tone-on-tone textured backgrund using the new Basketweave stencil on the white panel with Texture Paste. I masked off the scalloped edges with Purple Tape but it is not necessary, I just like the way it looks.

After assembling the card as on the picture, I realized that I wanted another sentiment. Therefore I stamped the other one on a pastel yellow circle die cut and tucked it under the flowers. I finished it off with drops of glossy accents on the flower centers and the body of the butterfly.

CARD 2

As always I stamped and coloured the kitties from Newton’s Rainy Day Trio using Copic markers. I went with bright colours, it always cheers me up! I cut them out with their coordinating dies.

To set the scene I created an inkblended background using Salty Ocean and Tumbled Glass Distress Oxide inks. Then Using the Raindrops stencil I added the rain: I used Salty Ocean and Blueprint Sketch Distress Oxides for a gradient look. After removing the stencil I added some diluted ink splatters and sprinkled it all with pearlised water. It gives a subtle shimmer which I love!

I also cut some grass with the Land border dies from white cardstock and added Twisted Citron and Mowed Lawn Distress Oxides. I assembled the scene and matted it all with a white postage edge rectangle (Framework).

The sentiment is stamped directly on the background and I added die cut letters in a funky way using the Essential alphabet dies and blue glitter cardstock. I stamped a few music notes in grey and covered the rainboots with glossy accents. This time I used a light grey card base, I think I will need to do this more often in the future.

GIVEAWAY

Would you like to win the “Newton’s Rainy Day Trio” or the “Daffodils” 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 February 18th at 9pm EST to comment  — winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, February 19th. 

Check out all the awesome Design Team Blogs below to enter:

Newton’s Nook Designs

Ellen Haxelmans

Tina Herbeck

Larissa Heskett

Samantha Mann

Zsofia Molnar – you are here

Maria Russell

Farhana Sarker

Tatiana Trafimovich

Samantha VanArnhem

Amanda Wilcox

I hope you enjoyed the whole week with me, now it is time to get your shopping lists ready! Let me know in the comments which is your favourite set this month!

See you,

Zsofi

Heartfelt thanks – Newton’s Nook Designs

Hello Everyone,

I am back today with a special card which shows you an alternative way how to use the newly release Heartfelt Roses stamp set from Newton’s Nook Designs. Personally I love to colour but sometimes I need something pretty without spending hours just to add colour. Here I show you an idea for this.

I started with die cutting 2 scalloped stitched circles with the Circle Frames dies from Bristol Smooth cardstock. Then I placed the Slimline Masking Circle stencil on it, the gridlines help for perfect centering. I applied a light layer of Worned Lipstick Distress Oxide ink with a blending brush. Before removing the stencil I stamped the Heartfelt Roses stamp over it with Picked Raspberry Distress Oxide ink. When I removed the stencil I got 2 beautiful circles of roses out of a heart shaped stamp. Isn’t it cool?

Then I white heat embossed 3 sentiments from the same stamp set on dark pink stitched banners which I cut with the Banner Trio dies.

For the background I chose a patterned paper from the Doodlebug Designs French Kiss paper pad, cut it down to be thinner than an A2 sized card front and matted it with silver glitter cardstock. I used thin foam tape to pop up the circles and the sentiments. Foam tape gives a lot of dimension to a card, I love it! I adorned the roses with Arctyc Breeze pearls from Studio Katia.

I hope you like this unique technique and will give it a try. It works with all the circle stamps too which Newton’s Nook Designs is offering. I love stretching my stamps usage!

See you soon with more fun projects,

Zsofi

Floral birthday and Farewell – Pink and Main

Hello Everyone,

Iam back today with a bright and cheerful floral birthday card using some older goodies from Pink and Main. It is my last post for them as a Design Team member, but I am sure you will still see me using their stamps/dies and stencils as I love what they have! But enough of goodbyes, let’s dive in the card details.

I stamped and coloued some of the pretty bouquets from Gorgeous Vases using my Copic markers. I kept the colours the same: pink, orange and light blue. I used the coordinating dies to cut them all out.

I used the vase dies to cut some patterned paper from the Pastel Dreams paper pad. I made them sturdier by cutting them also from white cardstock and layering the patterned vases on top of these. I arranged my flowers on a 4,25*4,25 inches white piece of cardstock using 3D foam squares to achieve a dimensional look.

I really love the Vertical greetings stamp set but I could not decide which sentiment to use. So I chose 3 and stamped them on coloured cardstock. I adhered them on top of each other so only the sentiment shows. Isn’t it a unique design? And so easy!

As embellishment I added glossy accents to the flower centers and my card is all done! I can imagine this design with different colour combos. So versatile!

I hope you enjoyed my card today and all my previous Pink and Main projects. See you soon with more cheerful cards!

Big hugs,

Zsofi

Coloured pencil on grey – Pink and Main

Hello Everyone,

I brought you a fun technique today which I have not tried for a while. It is using coloured pencils on grey cardstock on a heat embossed image from Pink and Main.

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Heat embossing on its own is so pretty, I usually use white embossing powder or black, but today I wanted something more elegant. I used silver embossing powder on one of the images from the Terrariums stamp set on grey cardstock. Then I used my Prismacolor pencils to add colour to it. I started with the darkest shade next to the embossed lines and blended it out with a medium shade. I finished it off with the lightest colour, making sure that I get a nice blending. I still have a lot to practice but I love the delicate look coloured pencils give.

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I cut the panel down with a Postage die. While I was at die cutting I also cut the word Thanks from green sparkle sheet and adhered it under the coloured image. I stamped a sentiment from the Thanks to you stamp set under it with grey ink.

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I used liquid glue to add the panel to a white top folding note card and embellished the scene with a couple of light blue glossy dots.

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I hope you enjoyed today’s inspiration and you will come back for more.

See you soon,

Zsofi