Newton’s Nook Designs Mini Release

Hello Everyone,

I am super excited to share with you my inspiration for the September Mini Release at Newton’s Nook Designs. There is a small sunflower stamp set with its coordinating die and a gorgeous stencil available RIGHT NOW!

For my card I stamped the sunflower with brown hybrid ink and coloured it using Copic markers. I cut it out with the coordinating die and cut another 3 from scrap white cardstock to give it a lot of dimension when stacked together.

I kept the card simple, on a 4 bar card I adhered a green gingham patterned paper (Lawn Fawn). I wrapped yellow twine on the stems of the sunflower and tied it in a bow. I adhered it to a wide strip of kraft cardtsock and matted it with dark brown cardstock.

The sentiment I stamped with the same brown hybrid ink on top and assembled the card.

I skipped using embellishments but I added a thick layer of Ranger Multi MAtte Medium in the middle of each flower and poured brown mini prills on them.

It gives it a gorgeous texture! It is so beautiful in real life!

GIVEAWAY

Would you like to win this whole new Mini Release? We are giving a prize pack that includes the “Sunflower Days” Stamp and Die Set and the “Gingham” Stencil 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 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 Sunday, September 15th at 9pm EST to comment  — winners will be announced on the blog post on Monday, September 16th. 

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 post and will come back soon for more fun!

See you soon,

ZSofi

LDRS Creative New Release – Day 1

Thank you for joining us on our LDRS Creative inspiration week blog hop!

Be ready for our Big, Big, BIG new collection! You can even see them in action with step-by-step projects by our amazing designers on their blogs and our own LDRS Creative Youtube channel (make sure you subscribe). 
And the fun part? It’s already available in a local store near you! Don’t you just love going to your favorite retailer to treat yourself with the latest LDRS release?!


Each of our four days will feature a new theme featured in this fabulous release.
Day 1 is all about FLOWERS and more!


We know how much flowers can be versatile for any crafting project, so we added three full sets of stamps and dies. Whether you like coloring or layering with inks, our three new sets will definitely be a big hit in your craft room: Hydrangeas (with its coordinating die set), Cherry Blossoms (coordinating die set available!), Sunny Meadow – Petal Pusher (and the brand new concept of Petal Pusher die set!).


We also continued adding to our wonderful Basic dies line: At the Cloud’s Edge Die, By the Light of the Moon Die Set, Up a Tree Die Set, Scalloped Circle Frame Set, Practically Square Frame Set, Garden Gateway Die Set, Garden Wreath Die Set. They fit with all of our products, so don’t miss on them!


We also have some new things going on in the new Paper Product section, with a brand new all-in-one stencil called A Walk in the Park – 6×6 Stencil.
Simply use the list at the end of the post to keep hopping!
 We are giving away a $50 LDRS Creative gift card to two lucky hoppers! To enter leave a comment on each blog in the hop, plus follow us on Facebook and Instagram.  Make sure to visit our Instagram page, for a chance to win a separate prize, too!


Winners will be announced on the LDRS Creative inspiration blog and Instagram page on September 17, 2019.
AND for the release event we are excited to offer some great savings!
Save 15% on the new Summer Critters release*, including already discounted bundles and use code SEPTEMBER15
(*Coupon valid until September 15, 2019, midnight EST)

For my card today I used the new Hydrangeas stamp set.

I stamped the main image on Bristol Smooth cardstock and coloured it with ARTEZA Real Brush pens.

I cut the panel down a bit and heat embossed the big Happy sentiment with WOW Metallic Platinum Sparkle Embossing Glitter, 2 times for a smoother raised look.

I also stamped Happy Anniversary from the same stamp set under it with Raven Hybrid ink.

I matted it with purple cardstock and adhered it to a white top folding notecard. I used a couple of clear sequins from Simon Says Stamp and some green twine from Doodlebug as embellishment.

Hop along and leave a comment so you could win!


Day 1:
And make sure to be back tomorrow for some Fall inspiration!

See you,

Zsofi

Simple Simpathy card – Pink and Main

Hello Everyone,

I am back again with a clean and simple card design I created for Pink and Main. Making cards for difficult times is always challenging, but with changing up the colours and the sentiment, you can create a card set even for all occasions.

I started with stamping the Kindness Floral stamp on Neenah Solar white cardstock with black Copic friendly ink and I coloured it with my alcohol markers.

Then I gold heat embossed the sentiment from the Forever in my heart stamp set. I love this delicate hand written one, looks pretty in gold. To make it stand out more, I double heat embossed it for a smoother,shinier result.

I trimmed down the panel and matted it with black cardstock. I added a very thin gold sparkle cardstock to the longer sides and used a little piece of a black and white patterned paper from the Spring Color Pop paper pad in the background.

I added a couple of white gel pen dots to the leaves and used a black glaze pen on the black strokes. I also added a bit of clear shimmer to the middle of the flowers and emphasized some details with glossy accents.

A few black onyx crystals finished it off.

I hope you enjoyed today’s inspiration and will come back for more soon. Until next time, happy crafting!

Zsofi





One layer floral card – Pink and Main

Hello Everyone,

I am back today with a clean and simple floral card I created with the Just because stamp set from the August release of Pink and Main.

I started with blending Distress Oxide inks on a white top folding card base: Candied Apple, Worn Lipstick and Spiced Marmalade. I spritzed it with water for a textured look and dabbed it off after 30 seconds with a paper towel.

I made sure the panel is dry and arranged some of the sentiments from the Just because stamp set in my stamp positioner. I stamped them with the same Distress Oxide inks several times so they are darker than the background. I love the tone on tone effect so much!

I heat set it with a heat tool as I wanted to white heat emboss the main sentiment and I did not want the powder to stick to unnecessary places. To make the sentiment pop even more I repeated the stamping-embossing part. It is more dimensional this way.

I did not want to distract the attention too much, so I decided to use mini white flowers as embellishments from the Spring Wreath decor die set. I cut out a bunch and scattered them all around the card. As a finishing touch I adhered a mini silver Glossy Dot in each flower center. One layer card but so special thank to the pretty background and the little flowers.

I hope you got inspired and will give this a try. Until next time, happy crafting!

Zsofi

Pink and Main August Release Sneak Peek 2

Hello everyone,

It is my second post today, if you are looking for my Newton’s Nook Designs August release Day 1 post, click here.

Now I am back with another sneak peek, this time at a wonderful sentiment set from the August release of Pink and Main. I created a pretty floral encouragement card. Who would not like to get one like this in the mail?

The new Going places stamp set is full of gorgeous sentiments which pair so well with the handwritten ones. I wanted to use the beautiful Thinking of you always stamp set with it, I felt it is a perfect match!

I started with stamping the florals on Bristol Sooth cardstock with Versafine Onyx black pigment ink and clear heat embossed it. You can skip the heat embossing part, I am just impatient to wait for the ink to dry and I love the raised shiny edges. It helps me with my colouring.

Before colouring I masked off the sentiment line with purple tape and applied Tumbled Glass Distress Ink with a small blending brush for a subtle background colour.

Then I used Tombow markers and a water brush to colour the flowers. I kept the colour family in the blue-green range. I also went back in certain areas with a clear shimmer pen to add some sparkle.

When it was dry, I stamped the sentiment with purple and blue inks and cut the panel down. I matted it with a Stitched Rectangle cut from blue cardstock and adhered it to a white top folding card base. I finished it off with a couple of iridescent jewels.

I hope you enjoyed today’s sneak peek at another gorgeous sentiment set. All new goodies will be available tomorrow, 20/08! Until next time, happy crafting!

Zsofi




Birthday succulents – Pink and Main

Hello Everyone,

I am back again with a very clean and simple yet cheerful card I made for Pink and Main. We all were in a situation when we needed a quick and easy birthday card and we could not find any in our stash. This card can be pulled together within short time and with changing the colours could be used for guys too.

I started with stamping the succulents from the Succulents stamp set and coloured them with Copic markers. I used the coordinating dies to cut them out.

Then I chose a notebook patterned paper from the Pen pals paper pad and cut it down to cover an A2 sized note card. I stamped the sentiment with 2 shades of green ink on the bottom of it.

I assembled the card, popped up the succulents with 3D foam squares. I wanted to add something to the top so I die cut a scalloped border from pink cardstock.

As a finishing touch I added a few silver glossy dots and some dots with a white gel pen to the succulents. I also emphasized some details with glossy accents and my card was finished.

I hope you like today’s card and got inspired. Until next time, happy crafting!

Zsofi





Newton’s Nook Designs’ 6 year celebration – DAY 3

Hello Everyone,

We are halfway through the July release reveals at Newton’s Nook Designs. How do you like this mega release so far? Today we have 2 new square panel stamp sets: Zoo Party and Tropical Fringe. All of these will be available on Friday 19/07!

CARD 1

I will start with the Zoo party card: I stamped and coloured the crew with Copic markers keeping the colours to greys and browns with a pop of yellow and green.

I cut around the edges leaving tiny white frame and adhered it to a green scalloped square die cut (Frames Square die set).

I stamped the sentiment in the middle with matching green ink (Gina K Designs).

The kraft card base is a custom square one which I created with the partial die cutting technique using the biggest die from the Frames Square die set.

A bit of glossy accents on the noses and black glaze pen on the eye plus the tiny gold sequins finished it off.

CARD 2

With the Tropical Fringe stamp set I created a very bright and colourful card, perfect for the summer. I stamped on Bristol Smooth cardstock and coloured it with Tombow markers. I also stamped the fun sentiment in the middle and coloured it too.

I cut around the image without leaving a frame and adhered it to a slightly bigger dark green square and then layered an even bigger pink one under it.

I used some textured white cardstock to create my cardbase which measures 4.25*4.25 inches.

I added a bit of shimmer to the tiny flowers and adhered a tiny pearl in the middle of them. I also added a lot of glossy accents to the hibiscus and the Summer word in the sentiment. I love the shiny raised look i get this way!

GIVEAWAY

Would you like to win a $20 store credit to Newton’s Nook Designs? ONE lucky comment will be chosen from each reveal day to win! 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 July 18th at 9pm EST to comment  — winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, July 19th.

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

I hope you enjoyed today’s reveals too and will come back for the last day of the sneak peeks. We still have some cute minis to share!

See you,

Zsofi