Lawn Fawn Teacher cards – mini slimline

Hello Everyone,

As I mentioned before I still needed some cards for my kids’ teachers and this year I was totally into flowers. I wanted a slightly different format so I went with a mini slimline design and made 3 cards at once.

First I die cut a bunch of flowers with the Lawn Fawn Spring Flowers Backdrop using Textured Canvas cardstocks from the Spring release. I love the beautiful colours!

Then I took the Small and Large Mini Slimline Stackable dies and cut Pink Tutu patterned paper for the background, a smaller white one as the focal panel and an in-between layer from coloured cardstock.

I arranged the flowers in rainbow order but used different colours for each card. I stamped a sentiment under them in black from the Happy Harvest stamp set.

As a finishing touch I embellished each flower with a matching pearl from Pretty Pink Posh and Lucy’s Little Things.

It is such an easy but eye-catching design, I will need to make some more with different sentiments to fit all occasions. I wish it inspired you to mass produce some easy cards and enhance your stash.

See you soon,

Zsofi

Teacher’s appreciation cards with Lawn Fawn

Hello Everyone,

The schoolyear is coming to an end soon and it is time to make the teachers’ appreciation cards. I came up with a design which is relatively easy to mass produce and involves die cuts only. Let me show you.

I started with die cutting the Lawn Fawn Quilted Backdrop die from white cardstock. I used a pokey tool to help the small pieces fall out on the upper half diagonal, which will be visible. The lower part will be covered by patterned paper from the Lawn Fawn Gotta Have Gingham Rainbow paper pad.

On the back side of the quilted backdrop I adhered Lawn Fawn Sparkle Cardstock in matching colour.

I added a thin strip of coloured cardstock on top of the patterned paper to make it look more finished. Then I die cut a bunch of flowers with the Lawn Fawn Spring Flowers set in coordinating colour just a lighter tone. I added a bit of shading to the middle with a small blending brush and distress oxide inks.

I cut a few leaves too with the Lawn Fawn Strawberry Patch die set and assembled the card: adhered the leaves to the thin strip of cardstock and then paced 5 flowers on each card.

I embellished each of them with Moonstone pearls from Lucy’s Little Things.

The sentiment is a die cut Scripty Thank you which I die cut from coloured cardstock. If you have time, layer it up as it looks so great when 3D.

Here are the cards one by one. Let me know in the comments which one is your favourite!

I will upload this project to the following challenges: Lawnfawnatics #125 (Dies only) and Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge (Layer it up).

I hope you enjoyed my set of cards today, I really went rainbow again. I will share some extra tips on Instagram so it is worth to check out too.

See you soon,

Zsofi

Die cut garden – Heffy Doodle

Hello Everyone,

Welcome to another edition of my Perfect Combos series for Heffy Doodle, this time a die cut garden card which can be altered to suit any occasions. I used some dies and stencils from the latest release to create this cutie, let me guide you through the process.

First I used the Wonderful Windows Masquerade stencil on white cardstock and blended in Salvaged Patina Distress Oxide ink. Before removing the stencil I added some water droplets and diluted ink splatters to get a little texture.

Then I used the new Whimsically Wonky Imperial Rectangles dies to add stitching to the edge of the panel. It is such a nice touch and so easy to do!

For the mini gardens I used the new Rolling Hills Landscape Dies: I die cut grass and tulips with the small dies included in this die set. I used Heffy Doodle cardstock: Winter Green, Kiwi Crush, Butterscotch and Bubblegum. After assembling the card, I covered the tulips with a clear shimmer pen, just a for a touch of sparkle.

As this card was meant for Mother’s Day, I used the sentiment from the Special Day Sentiment Duos stamp set, but if you change the sentiment it can be a perfect retirement or birthday card too. I cannot wait to make this in all different colour combinations for different occasions!

I wish you enjoyed my card today and share with us in our Facebook group if I inspired you. Follow me on Instagram if you like my cards, your support means so much to me! Thank you!

See you soon,

Zsofi

Happy Mother’s Day – Pretty Pink Posh

Hello Everyone,

We celebrate Mother’s Day on the first Sunday in May so it is today! I had the best treat in the morning: a Lego heart and a small letter waited for me in the bedroom when I woke up. My kids put it there at night while I was asleep – I wonder how come they woke up in the middle of the night just to put it there. They are so sweet! The card I brought you today is the one I am giving to my mother. I used stamps and dies from Pretty Pink Posh.

I die cut the Heart Vines cover plate die 3 times from green cardstock and layered them on top of each other.

I stamped a few flower heads and little bees from the Bee friends stamp set and coloured them with Spectrum Noir Illustrator markers: BG10, BG7, MG3, MG1, GB4, CT3, CT1, IB1. I used the coordinating dies to cut them out.

On a white card base I lightly blended Spun Sugar Distress Oxide ink. I made it lighter towards the middle, where I stamped the Mother’s Day sentiment. I covered it with the heart from the green die cut until I added splatters: water droplets and Finetec Metallic Watercolours in pink and pearl.

After assembling the card, I adhered the bees and flowers and added glossy accents to their centers. I also used a clear shimmer pen on the bees’ wings.

I also added bees inside the card and stamped another sentiment from the Bee Friends stamp set.

I wish you liked my card inspiration today and will check back soon. I share some extra tips on Instagram, so it is worth to check it out. Your support means a lot to me, thank you!

See you soon,

Zsofi

Newton’s Nook Designs April Release – Day 2

Hello Everyone,

Welcome to the second day of the April Release week at Newton’s Nook Designs! Today our team is showcasing the Destination Love and Lilac stamp sets which come with coordinating dies.

All new products will be available on 22/04/2022.

CARD 1

I started with stamping the images from the Destination Love stamp set and coloured them with Spectrum Noir Illustrator markers. The exact colours I used: TB4, TB3, TB2, BG7, BG6, BG5, BG2, DR4, DR1, CR6. Then I cut everything out with the coordinating dies.

On a piece of Bristol Smooth cardstock I did a super fast ink blending: I used only Salty Ocean Distress Oxide ink and I blended it from the sides to the middle gradually. I made sure to have more ink on the edges and used a very light hand towards the middle. I added a lot of splatter: water drops, diluted blue ink splatters and also Finetec Silver metallic paint drops. I love how it sparkles in the light!

Then I die cut a stitched white oval and a bigger scalloped one from vellum using the Oval Frames die set. I heat embossed a sentiment with black sparkle embossing powder directly on the vellum oval and assembled the Just married car on that. I used the back of the images to hide the adhesive when I adhered the white oval on the back of the panel.

As a finishing touch I used tiny pearls to embellish the flowers, a clear shimmer pen on the car and glossy accents to emphasize some details.

CARD 2

I stamped the Lilac three times on Bristol Smooth cardstock with Versafine Onyx black ink and clear embossed the images. Then I used my Karin Brush markers to paint them quickly. I love to paint with these markers, the colours are so vibrant and it is so easy to use! I used the coordinating die to cut the flowers out.

I die cut a postage edge rectangle with the Frameworks die set from kraft cardstock . I also die cut a small ticket with the same die set from white cardstock to carry my sentiment, which I stamped in purple.

I created a bouquet from the lilacs and added pink twine to the stems before popping them up with 3D foam squares.

After adding the sentiment, I embellished the card with tiny clear sequins.

GIVEAWAY

Would you like to win the “Destination Love” or the “Lilac” 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 April 21st at 9pm ET to comment  — winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday April 22nd. 

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 – you are here

Maria Russell

Farhana Sarker

Tatiana Trafimovich

Amanda Wilcox

I hope you enjoyed the second day and got inspired! Make sure to pop in again tomorrow for more fun.

See you,

Zsofi

Newton’s Nook Designs March Release – Day 3

Hello Everyone,

We have reached the last day of the March Release reveals at Newton’s Nook Designs, but no worries, we saved the cutest for last! We are showcasing today the lovely Newton’s Blooms stamp/die set and a beautiful mini in the floral series: Tulips. It also has coordinating die.

All new products will be available on Thursday, 17/03/2022.

NEWTON’S BLOOMS CARD

For my card I stamped and coloured the cute image with Spectrum Noir Illustrator markers: MG5, MG4, MG2, MG1, BG6, BG4, BG2, BG1, BG05, AG3, AG1, AG05, CT3, CT1, BT1, GY3, GY2, FS7, BO1, BG9, BG8, GB10, GB8, GB6, GB5. I cut everything out with the coordinating dies.

Then I die cut a white stitched oval with the new Oval Frames die set, and a scalloped one from pink cardstock. For the background I chose a pretty patterned paper from the new Springtime paper pad.

I assembled the little scene on the white oval, using a green marker to colour the grass under the pot too. I stamped the sentiment on the top in black.

As a finishing touch I used white and gold mini pearls for the flower centers and added clear shimmer to the wings of bees and butterflies.

TULIP CARD

As always I started with colouring the beautiful Tulips with Spectrum Noir Illustrator markers. The colours I used are: BP7, BP6, BP5, BP3, BP1, TB4, TB2, TB1, LG4, LG3, LG2. I used the coordinating die to cut it out and I also cut a black shadow with the die which I adhered to the back of the coloured image tiny offset, so it really looks like shadow.

I die cut a white stitched oval with the new Oval Frames die set and did a very light ink blending in the middle using Tumbled Glass Distress Oxide ink. I added some diluted ink splatters gently. I tied pink twine in a bow around the stems of the tulips before adhering it to the oval.

Then I white heat embossed the 2 sentiments on cornflower blue cardstock and cut them out with a banner die from Frames and Flags. I also used the scalloped rectangle from the same die set on a patterned paper from the Springtime paper pad.

I assembled the card using 3D foam squares under the focal panel and the sentiment banners. I used clear flat sequins as embellishments. I used a white pencil to add highlights to the tulips and I also added glossy accents and clear shimmer to the butterfly.

GIVEAWAY

Would you like to win the “Tulips” or the “Newton’s Blooms” 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 Wednesday March 16th at 9pm ET to comment  — winners will be announced on the blog post on Thursday March 17th. 

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

Farhana Sarker

Tatiana Trafimovich

Amanda Wilcox

I hope you enjoyed release week with us, now it is time to get your shopping lists ready, yay!

See you soon,

Zsofi

Newton’s Nook Designs March Release – Day 1

Hello Everyone,

I am thrilled to announce the first day of the March Release reveals of Newton’s Nook Designs. Today our Design Team will showcase the lovely new Best Mom Oval stamp set which is a bigger size, 4×8 inches. It perfectly coordinates with the Oval Frame dies. We also have a new pretty Springtime paper pad.

All new products will be available on Thursday, 17/03/2022.

For my card I stamped and coloured the Best Mom Oval image using Spectrum Noir Illustrator markers. The colours I used: PP4, PP2, PP1, MG5, MG3, MG1, DR7, DR5, DR3, LG4, LG2, LG1, GY4, LY3, LY1. Then I cut it out with the scalloped oval frame.

I also die cut a stitched oval from dark pink cardstock and chose a pretty patterned paper from the Springtime paper pad as background.

I added white ribbon under the ovals before adhering them down, it adds a soft touch.

I also used 3D foam tape to pop the focal panel up. As a final touch I added glossy accents to the flower centers an the sentiment.

GIVEAWAY

Would you like to win the “Best Mom 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 Wednesday March 16th at 9pm ET to comment  — winners will be announced on the blog post on Thursday March 17th. 

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

Farhana Sarker

Tatiana Trafimovich

Amanda Wilcox

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

See you,

Zsofi

Floral Layers – Lawn Fawn New Release #3

Hello Everyone,

I was playing a bit with the new Spring Blossoms Background stencils from the new release of Lawn Fawn. I love layering stencils and this one is particularly gorgeous. I could have used simply inks for all the layers but I will show you some tricks how to level-up your stenciling. Are you ready?

TEAL CARD

I used Pine Needles Distress Oxide ink for the first layer, then Salvaged Patina for the flowers.

For the thirs layer I mixed Lawn Fawn Fairy Dust stencil paste with a few drops of Peacock Feathers Distress reinker. I mixed it well on my glass mat with a palette knife and spread it through the stencil.

After I removed the stencil I quickly washed it with warm water and a nail scrub. I had no residues on my stencil.

PINK CARD

For this one I used Lucky Clover Distress Oxide ink for the leaves layer, and Kitch Flamingo for the floral layer.

For the flower centers I used Lawn Fawn Pearl stencil paste mixed with Picked Raspberry distress reinker drops. It looks gorgeous!

YELLOW CARD

Here I went with Mowed Lawn Distress Oxide ink for the leaves and Mustard Seed for the flowers.

The accents I emphasized with Lawn Fawn Gold stencil paste, which is fantastic on the yellow flowers!

I let all the backgrounds dry and then die cut it with 2 of the Lawn Fawn Large Stitched Rectangles. I matted the smaller rectangles with coloured cardstock and adhered on the bigger frame.

For the sentiment I used the Henry’s ABC which I cut from different cardstocks: I used blue glitter cardstock for the teal one, a pink metallic for the pink card and Lawn Fawn Green Canvas Textured Cardstock for the Hungarian sentiment (which means Happy). I layered each letter because I love dimension but you can totally skip this.

I felt that the glitter cardstock was losing the glitters a bit so I decided to cover each letter with Lawn Fawn Clear Glaze. It sealed the glitter an gave it a shiny look. So cool! On some of the cards I used a black shadow to make the sentiment pop.

The rest of the sentiment I heat embossed on coloured cardstock from the Lawn Fawn Simply sentiments stamp set, except for the Hungarian one where I stamp the word “birthday” (stamp from Pippi) in green.

I finished the cards with some Clear Glaze drops on the green dots, it adds dimension and shine.

I will upload this card to the Simon Says Stamp Monday (Use a stencil) and Wednesday (Add a die cut) Challenges.

I wish you like my cards for today and will join me again soon for more fun projects!

See you,

Zsofi

White florals – Lawn Fawn New Release #1

Hello Everyone,

When something worries me and makes me sad, I need rainbows. Somehow cheerful colours mean hope. Hope for peace and tranquility. If only wars would end! My heart is heavy, but crafting helps to distract my attention. And having the new release of Lawn Fawn in my carftroom was the best excuse to craft. I hope this cheerful card will bring a smile to your face too!

First I created an inkblended background on Bristol Smooth cardstock using Distress Oxide inks in rainbow colours: Picked Raspberry, Spiced Marmelade, Mustard Seed, Twisted Citron, Mermaid Lagoon and Blueprint Sketch. These are my favourites for rainbow backgrounds. I made sure that I wasn’t heavy handed with the inks, I needed just a light layer as I wanted to stencil over it. I grabbed the new Skinny stripes stencil from the latest Lawn Fawn release, adhered it temporarily with Pixie Spray and went back with the same colours just heavier. For the green I used Mowed Lawn as I find Twisted Citron a bit too light for tone on tone patterns.

After removing the stencil I sprayed it with water, added some bigger water drops and also White Distress Paint and black acrylic paint splatters. I love how it turned out!

Then I die cut the new Spring Flowers Backdrop twice from white cardstock and once from black. I layered them on top of each other using liquid glue. The black layer I adhered tiny offset so it looks like a shadow. I also die cut a white Stitched Rectangle Frame from white cardstock and mounted it all on the rainbow background.

For the sentiment I decided to try the new Henry’s ABC – I was so excited about the playful fonts. I cut out “happy” from black cardstock and stamped “birthday” uder it from the Simply Messages stamp set.

I also added 3 little bees from the new Berry Special stamp set, I coloured them with Spectrum Noir Illustrator markers: GB4, CT4, AB1. I cut them out with the coordinating die and popped them up around the sentiment with 3D foam squares.

As embellishment I used some Gold Sparkle Crystals from Studio Katia. I also emphasized the stripes on the bees with a black glaze pen and added clear shimmer to the wings.

I hope you like my happy card and it cheered you up even in such difficult circumstances. I will bring some more cards with the new Lawn Fawn release soon, so stay tuned.

See you,

Zsofi

Orchid wishes – Newton’s Nook Designs

Hello Everyone,

I am back today with 2 floral cards using the same stamp set: Orchids from Newton’s Nook Designs. I am not successful with keeping plants alive unfortunately (only the strongest survive), but my mother has orchids in her kitchen window and they look so beautiful. This view was the inspiration for today’s clean and simple designs.

First I stamped and coloured the orchids with Spectrum Noir Triblend markers. Blue orchid: True Blue Shades, True Blue Blend, Jade Green Shades, Citrus Blend, Orange Blend and Aqua Blue Blend.

Purple Orchid: Purple Blend, Orange Blend, Jade Green Shades and Citrus Blend. I used the coordinating die to cut them out.

I wanted some subtle background for both so I used the new Petite Hearts stencil directly on the cardbases. Milled Lavender Distress Oxide for the purple orchid and Hickory Smoke for the blue one. I wasn’t very precise with inkblending, I just wanted some delicate pattern in the background. On the purple one I added some splatters after removing the stencil with my Fintec Pearlescent watercolours. It adds some texture which I love.

I used some oval dies from My Favourite Things to biuld up the focal panels. I wanted the two cards to be slightly different. For the blue one I created some scalloped frames, layered 3 on top of each other for dimension. I adhered it to a vellum panel which I cut with a die from Frames and flags. To adhere the vellum to the cardbase I used drops of liquid glue hidden behind the oval frame.

The sentiment I stamped on a light yellow banner (Frames and Flags), popped it up with 3D foam squares and added some crystals as embellishment.

For the purple card I die cut 3 nestig ovals: green, lavender and white, and layered them on top of each other. I popped up the orchid with 3D foam squares, stamped a sentiment from the Heartfelt Blooms stamp set on a skinny banner die cut with a die from A7 Frames and Banners. I used the same crystals to embellish the focal panel.

As a finishing touch I added a drop of glossy accent on the orange part of the orchids and used a white gel pen on the purple one to add some dot details to the petals.

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

See you soon,

Zsofi