Rainbow flowers with Newtons Nook Designs

Hello Everyone,

I am back today with a very colourful floral card created with the Dainty Daisies stamp set from the latest release at Newton’s Nook Designs.

If you follow me you know that I am a real rainbow girl. I love bright colours, they cheer me up. And the other day when it was all rainy and gloomy here, I imagined myself on a field of rainbow coloured daisies…and it made me smile! I just had to make a card like that!

I started with a piece of Bristol Smooth cardstock and stamped the daisies in the middle first. Then I created a mask from masking paper, covered the first daisies an stamped again. I repeated this until the panel was full.

I used Altenew watercolor markers to add colour to the petals and leaves. To get the shading I like I used a Tonic Aqua Shimmer pen to pull the colour from the middle of each petal.

When it was all dry, I stamped the sentiment on the top with black ink and die cut the panel with the postage frame die from the Frameworks set. I gave it a thin black mat and mounted it on a light grey card base.

I did not want to take the attention away from the pretty flowers so I used only a drop of glossy accents on the middle of each daisy. I love the raised shiny look I got this way!

Did you know that Newton’s Nook Designs have their own challenges? The current Inky Paws Challenge is all about rainbows. Hope you play along!

If you enjoyed my card today, please subscribe not to miss any of my posts. See you soon with more fun projects,

Zsofi

Floral birthday with Pink and Main

Hello Everyone,

I am back today with a pretty floral birthday card featuring the new Daisy dies from Pink and Main. I am a huge fan of flowers and love to make card with die cuts only. Well, this one has a bit of stamping but it comes together so fast and easy.

First I started with die cutting the Daisy 3 times from white cardstock and layered them on top of each other tiny offset for a full look. I also die cut 2 leaves from pastel green cardstock and the middle of the flower from yellow cardstock (both layers).

While I was at die cutting, I cut the biggest tag from the Arch tag die set from a green patterned paper (Back to basics paper pad). I also die cut the word Wishes from heavy weight white cardstock.

After assembling the flower and placing every element on the tag, I decided to white heat emboss the rest of the sentiment above the die cut word.

I kept the embellishments to the minimum to allow the pretty daisy to be the star of the card. I added some glitter Nuvo drops to the holes in the middle of the flower and tied a yellow twine around the card on the top.

I hope you enjoyed this quick and easy birthday card and will try this design yourself. If you vary the sentiments and the colours of the flowers, you can create a bunch of clean and simple cards to add to your stash.

Until next time, happy crafting!

Zsofi

Newton’s Nook Designs May Release – Day 2

Hello Everyone,

It is Day 2 of the May Release reveals at Newton’s Nook Designs. After the movies we are into flowers. The new Dainty Daisies is a pretty floral stamp set with coordinating dies. All new products will be available on Friday 17/05!

Here is my card for today:

I started with stamping and colouring the daisies with Copic markers. I used only light greys for shading a little, but I kept the colouring simple.

I die cut it with the coordinating die and another piece from black cardstock. I layered them on top of each other slightly offset to get a shadow effect.

Then I used the Flags and Frames die set to cut the rounded stitched rectangle from heavy weight vellum and also a scalloped stitched die to cut from rainbow patterned paper as the background. I love the cheerful colours of this paper from Sunny Studio (Spring Sunburst collection).

After adhering all layers I die cut a black banner and white heat embossed the sentiment on it. I popped it up with 3D foam squares. I used liquid glue to adhere the vellum and hid the adhesive behind the flower so it does not show through.

I covered all the petals with Tonic Aqua clear shimmer and added glossy accents in the middle of each flower. I also added black dots around the flower with a black glaze pen. As a final embellishment I added some crystals from Lucy’s Little Things around the sentiment.

GIVEAWAY

Would you like to win the “Dainty Daisies” 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 May 16th at 9pm EST to comment  — winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, May 17th. 

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 inspiration and you will come back tomorrow for more fun!

See you,

Zsofi

Thanks a bunch with Pearl Alcohol inks

Hello Everyone,

I am on the Newton’s Nook Designs blog today with a clean and simple thank you card featuring the Flower Trio die set.

Finally my long awaited package from Simon Says Stamp has arrived and I had a chance to play with the gorgeous Pearl Alcohol inks. I tried my favourite colours first: Celestial, Villainous and Enchanted. I added drops of them on Yupo paper and used a felt applicator and blending solution to mix them with a dabbing motion. When I was happy how it looked I set it aside to dry.

Then I created my flower embellishments from purple and pink cardstocks. I love that stitching detail on the flowers! I added a smaller white one in the middle and a gem in the middle for a layered look. I also die cut 2 white leaves.

When my alcohol inked background was dry I cut it down and matted with a slightly bigger black cardstock piece and adhered it at an angle on a top folding white notecard. I white heat embossed a sentiment from the Floral Fringe stamp set on a thin strip of black cardstock and glued it to the background.

I arranged the flowers above the sentiment and used 3D foam squares to attach them on the card. I left the leaves as the last step, I simply tucked them under the flowers.

I will upload this project to the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Anything goes.

I hope you liked my card today and will come back later for more inspiration.

See you soon,

Zsofi

Newton’s Nook Designs March Release – Day 2

Hello Everyone,

Welcome to Day 2 of the March release reveals at Newton’s Nook Designs! If you love flowers, today is your day! We are featuring a new floral stamp called Floral Fringe. So unique!

And there is a matching stand-alone die set, which gets you even more possibilities with this unique design!

All the new products will be available on Friday, 15th March!

For my cards i stamped the flower block with Versafine Onyx black ink onto Bristol Smooth cardstock and used a clear detailed embossing powder (Lawn Fawn) to heat emboss it with my heat gun. I love the shiny black outlines. I also did the same with the sentiments in the middle.

Instead of colouring I decided to go with ink blending: I used several Distress inks to add colour. On the pink card I applied Abandoned Coral, Squeezed Lemonade and Twisted Citron, on the purple one I used Seedless Preserves, Milled Lavender and Evergreen Bough.

Meanwhile it was drying, I die cut the frames using 2 of the dies from the new Frames Squared die set. For each card i cut 2 frames: one white and one from coloured cardstock. I adhered them together and mounted them on top of the floral panel. The card base is a 4.25*4.25 inch square notecard this time.

Of course i needed some finishing touches too: a bit of clear shimmer and glossy accents on the middle of the flowers. 

GIVEAWAY

Would you like to win the “Floral Fringe” Stamp Set? This stamp set will be given away to ONE lucky winner!  Here is 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 March 14th at 9pm EST to comment  — winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, March 15th. 

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

Newton’s Nook Designs

Amanda Bodine

Holly Endress

Larissa Heskett

Samantha Mann

Zsofia Molnar –> you are here

Naki Rager

Maria Russell

Andrea Shell

Tatiana Trafimovich

I hope you enjoyed today’s inspiration and will hop along. Please make sure to come back tomorrow for more fun!

See you,

Zsofi

Best wishes with love – Pink and Main

Hello Everyone,

I am here today with a springy, fresh floral card using Pink and Main goodies which can fit any occasion. And who does not need these cards in their stash?

I started with stamping and colouring one of the pretty bunch of flowers from the Sweet Bouquets stamp set using Copic markers. I cut it out with the coordinating dies and also cut a ribbon which I coloured yellow.

Then I die cut a stitched Arch tag from cream cardstock and a bigger one from dark pink and layered them on top of each other. I stamped the sentiments with Evergreen Bough distress oxide ink on the tag and adhered the floral bouquet.

I was a bit struggling with the background as I wanted some texture, but not too much. First I thought of stenciling but I changed my mind and rather went with a tone on tone die cut panel. I used the Basket Cover die to cut an A2 sized card front from mint cardstock and layered it on a mint card base.

I popped up the tag in the middle of it using 3D foam tape. I added a coat of clear shimmer to the flowers and emphasized some of the details with glossy accents. I also added Glossy Dots in pink and gold as embellishment.

I hope you got inspired today and will indulge in colouring some of these gorgeous floral images. Did you know that there is a Facebook group where you can share your Pink and Main creations? Hope to see your art there!

Zsofi

Sweet spring hello

Hello Everyone,

Spring is in the air for sure, at least in Hungary. The sunshine is lovely and hearing the birds singing make me smile. My newest card features the fresh and adorable Woodland Spring stamp set from Newton’s Nook Designs.

As always, I started with stamping and colouring the deer with the cute bird with Copic markers. I also stamped a bunch of flowers as I wanted to create a wreath. I used fresh springy colours and cut the images with their coordinating dies.

I die cut an oval from kraft cardstock with Simon Says Stamps stitched oval die, adhered the deer and stamped the sentiment in black. Then I arranged the die cut flowers on the bottom and top to form a floral frame.

I chose a bright pink checked patterned paper from the Sunny Studio Gingham Linen Rainbow Petite Prints paper pad and ran it through my die cutting machine with the postage stamp die from the Newton’s Nook Designs Frameworks set. I mounted it on a white card base and used 3D foam squares to pop up the focal panel.

As a finishing touch I went over the flowers with a clear shimmer pen and added tiny little pearls to the centers: gold and white. I also used some glossy accents to emphasize some details like the beak and the ribbon. I used a white gel pen to add freckles and made the eyes and nose shiny with a black glaze pen.

I will upload this project to the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Anything goes.

I hope you liked today’s inspiration and will pop in again soon for some more spring card ideas.

See you,

Zsofi