Flowers in two ways – Pink and Main

Hello Everyone,

I am back today with 2 heat embossed flower cards made with the new release from Pink and Main. I wanted to show you that the same design can result in a very different look depending on the technique you use. ALERT: both cards are super easy and quick, can be done with kids also!

Note: due to the Corona virus threat and lockdown, Pink and Main has postponed the new release a little. But don’t worry, the stamp I used will be available soon!

CARD 1

I white heat embossed the pretty Wildflower on Bristol Smooth cardstock along with the sentiment.

Then I simply scribbled some Tombow markers on the cardstock at a diagonal angle. I used a rainbow order, but you can use any colours you prefer. Then I took a simple baby wipe and gently rubbed it over the coloured panel. It smooshes the ink a little bit, giving it a very textured but smooth look. Isn’t it gorgeous?

I went back with the same markers on the flower parts, to make them stand out more and used a clear shimmer pen to add a little sparkle to the petals.

I cut the panel with a stitched rectangle die and added a slightly bigger black mat to it before adhering it to a white top folding note card. I white heat embossed the rest of the sentiment on a thin piece of black cardstock and finished the card with a couple of iridescent jewels.

CARD 2

On the second card I black heat embossed the same image and sentiment and coloured it quickly with Tombow markers. I added a little colour next to the outlines and pulled it out with a lighter shade. I added a blue halo around the flower to make it pop.

The sentiment is again heat embossed on a thin strip of black cardstock. So easy and fast!

I die cut the panel with a stitched rectangle die and added a slightly bigger blue mat to it before adhering it to a white top folding note card. I embellished the card with iridescent jewels.

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

Hugs,

Zsofi

Friends are flowers – Lawnfawnatics #71

Hello Everyone,

I had this idea playing in my head for the Lawnfawnatics Challenge #71 and I am super happy that I found some extra crafting time to make it.

I admit I am a hoarder. I love mini things and have a bunch of mini buttons from Doodlebug Designs. This is what I brought back on my card:

I started with stamping and colouring the images from the following sets: Some bunny, Eggstra Amazing Easter, Gleeful Gardens. I used Copic markers, all warm tones and cut everything out with the coordinating dies.

Then I took a piece of Watercolor Wishes paper in blue shade and made my Stitched Cloud Backdrop from that. From a green piece I cut two Grassy Hillside Borders and stamped a sentiment on the smaller one with black ink.

While I was die cutting I cut the different elements of the Little Flowers die set from coloured cardstock. I am so happy I found scraps which match my green and yellow Copics! Little pleasures šŸ™‚ I assembled the pot, tied some green twine around it and added 3 tiny bottons as the flower centers.

Next I die cut the word Friends from white cardstock 2 times using the Cole’s ABCs and once more from glossy white cardstock. I layered them on top of each other for a dimensional look and assembled the card.

As a finishing touch I used my black glaze pen on the eyes and added drops of glossy accents to the noses and beaks. Also cover the handle of the shovel and the watering can with clear gloss to make it shiny.

I hope you like my cheerfuly sweet friendship card and got inspired. If you like my post, make sure to sign up to my blog not to miss any in the future! Thank you and have a lovely day!

Zsofi

MFT World Card Making Day Challenge

Hello Everyone,

This is my second post today as I managed t find some extra crafting time this afternoon. I really wanted to participate in the MFT World Cardmaking Day Challenge, where they gave us 3 tasks. I made the following 3 cards.

CARD 1 – ROYGBIVĀ 

I created a stencilled sky background using Tumbled Glass Distress Oxide and the Cloud stencil from MFT. I die cut the rainbow die from pastel coloured cardstocks and adhered them to the background. I also die cut a stitched cloud from the same die set from satin pearl cardstock. Then the Hello die from silver glitter cardstock.

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I stamped and coloured the cute unicorn from the BB Magical Unicorns set. I used Copics, a white gel pen and a black glaze pen to add some details.

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I also covered the hair with Tonic Aqua Shimmer pen for a subtle sparkle. After die cutting it, I popped it up on the cloud an adhered them to the card base using 3D foam squares.

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CARD 2 – Clean and Simple

I had a pretty pink and pearl alcohol ink background from a playing session which I wanted to use. I cut a 4.25×4.25 square from it and ran the Happy Birthday BlockĀ die over it.

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I die cut the same die using white satin pearl cardstock and paper pieced them together on a black shimmer rectangle which I have adhered to a white note card.

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To finish it of I added a thin black strip with a white embossed sentiment on it (Essential sentiments stamp set).

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CARD 3 – Flower Power

I had another pretty alcohol ink background waiting to be used. I cut a rectangle from it and matted it with black cardstock before adhering it at an angle to a white card base. I used the Sketch Challenge #405 as a guide.

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I die cut a flower (Stitched Bloom die set) from white, black and alcohol inked cardstock scraps. I layered them on top of each other slightly offset.

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I also die cut 2 stitched leaves from white cardstock and white heat embossed a sentiment on a thin strip of black cardstock.

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As a finishing touch I added some white-black enamel dots in the middle of the flower.

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I will link these up to the respective challenges, and the last on also to the Sketch Challenge #405

I hope you liked my cards and will pop in again soon.

See you,

Zsofi

Vellum overlay – IPC71

Inky Paws ChallengeHello Everyone,

Monday means fresh Inky Paws Challenge inspiration. The current colour challenge offers suchĀ a beautiful colour combination, that it inspired me to make my own patterned paper.

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I started with stamping the images from Fanciful florals (retiring, great price but you have to hurry to get it before it is gone!) onĀ a top folding card base.Ā I used various Altenew inks.

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When the pattern was done, I used the smaller stamps from the set to fill in the gaps. I love how it turned out.

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To mute the colours I decided to add a vellum layer, where I stamped the sentiment with black Staz-on ink from the Birthday Essentials stamp set. I have not found a good adhesive which does not show through the vellum, so I added a double sided adhesive sheet behind the whole panel. In this way it is securely attached but you don’t see the adhesive.

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I hope you like my design and got inspired to participate in the challenge. You have time until this Friday to link up your projects to the Inky Paws Challenge website. You can win a 20USD gift certificate to the Newton’s Nook Designs online store.

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Hope to see your creations there!

See you soon,

Zsofi

Mother’s Day Florals

Hello Everyone,

It is my second post today as I wanted to play along the MFT Sketch #381and Colour Challenge #91Ā this week.

I started with creating my background on Bristol Smooth paper. I sponged some pink distress inks with a light hand and then used a stencil and heavier hand to addĀ more texture. I distressed it with water, added some pink splatters.

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Then I die cut 5 times the Chain circle frame and layered them together using spray adhesive.

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I stamped, die cut and coloured with Copics some flowers from the Buildable Bouquet set. I added them inside the frame using 3D foam squares. I covered the petals with a clear shimmer pen, added some glossy accent and a golden glass pearl.

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The sentiment I heat embossed in white on a thin strip of black cardstock. A few mini white pearls finished it off.

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I will link this project up on the MFT Colour Challenge #91, MFT Sketch Challenge #381, Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Sparkle and shine and Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Flower Power.

I hope you like my card and will return soon for more inspiration.

See you,

Zsofi

Magical day – Lawn Fawn

Hello Everyone,

I am going to bombard you with cheerful cards today as yesterday night I was on a creative peek and made 5 spring/Easter cards. The first one is inspired by the current Lawnfawnatics Challenge #25Ā Colour Inspiration.

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I stamped and coloured several flowers from Lawn Fawn Gleeful gardens and Fairy friends stamp sets, die cut them with their coordinating dies and added a lot of shimmer with my Tonic Aqua Shimmer pen to the petals.

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I die cut a stitched rectangle frame from warm grey cardstock and backed it with vellum. I arranged the flowers in rainbow order.

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For the background I backed a white Quilted backdrop panel with warm grey cardstock, stamped a sentiment from Fairy friends in black and adhered it to a white top folding card base.

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I will link this project up to the Lawnfawnatics Challenge #25, Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Inside the box and Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Anything goes.

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I hope you like my card and will check back for some more rainbows later.

See you,

Zsofi