Tiffany style birthday – Pink and Main Sneak Peek

Hello Everyone,

I am here today with a Sneak Peek at the upcoming May Release from Pink and Main (available on the 20th May). I was so eager to try the Flower Cover die with the faux glass technique. I love the Tiffany lamps so much and wanted to get a similar look just on a card and with soft colours.

So I die cut the Flower cover die 3 times from heavy weight white cardstock. I adhered the first layer to a white card base using drops of liquid glue.

Then I added colour with my Copics, using 3 shades for each colour family: yellow, pink and blue. I wasn’t very careful with the colours running out of the lines as I knew I would cover it with another layer of the cover die.

When the colouring was done, I went over the petals with a clear shimmer pen for a subtle sparkle. I adhered the other 2 layers and filled all the petals with glossy accents. I set it aside to dry for a few hours.

Meanwhile I created the sentiment: I white heat embossed the Happy Birthday one from Vertical greetings on pink cardstock and cut it down to a very narrow strip. I matted it with yellow and finally with a blue strip, to get more dimension and play with the colours I used on the background.

When everything was dry and in place, I added some gold glossy dots to the middle of the flowers. Looks so elegant! And it seems like glass in real life!

I hope you enjoyed today’s inspiration. Make sure to subscribe, not to miss any of the sneak peeks!

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

Coffee makes my heart happy

Hello Everyone,

I am back with my last coffee card for the Spring/Summer Coffee Lovers Blog Hop. It was so much fun to create all these projects, I wish you enjoyed them too.

For the last card I used a pretty background stamp from Picket Fence Studios, heat embossed on dark brown cardstock with clear embossing powder. I love the raised look and shine!

Then I stamped and coloured two little piggies from the Farmyard Little Bits from Hello Bluebird and used the coordinating dies to cut them out. I also made and extra coffee glass, just as an embellishment.

I die cut the Coffee word (Stamplorations die) 3 times from green cardstock and layered them on top of each other.

I stamped a funny little sentiment on a thin pink strip of cardstock and popped it up under the coffee die cut.

Quite simple, yet so cute, don’t you think?

I hope you liked my coffee/tea projects this week, and you will follow my creative journey in the future too. Next week is the May release week and Newton’s Nook Designs so get ready for a lot of fun!

Till then, happy crafting!

Zsofi

It’s been Oolong

Hello Everyone,

After a little break I am back with a clean and simple card for your bestie featuring the newly released Tea-rific stamp and die set from Pink and Main.

I started with stamping one of the pretty tea pots and two cups with a clear embossing ink and poured black embossing powder on it. I love the shiny, deep black outline but if you are not comfortable with using black powder you can always use Versafine Onyx black ink for stamping and clear embossing powder over it.

After heat setting the images I used Altenew watercolour markers and a waterbrush to add colour. I cut the images with the coordinating dies.

I die cut an Eyelet cover from cream textured cardstock, cut it down a little and backed it with a light blue cardstock piece which is 4,25*5,5 inches.

I heat embossed the sentiment from the same stamp set on a black strip of cardstock using white embossing powder and adhered it to the edge of the lace and popped up the tea pot with the cups.

I hope you liked today’s tea-rific inspiration and will pop in again a bit later for more!

Until next time,

Zsofi

Just for you – MFT Sketch & Color Challenge

Hello Everyone,

When I saw the Sketch Challenge #432 and the Color Challenge #115 I knew I want to make a card which fits both. I like to challenge myself and combine the tasks, it is definitely more fun!

So I started with making my own background by white heat embossing the Roses all over background stamp on a piece of Bristol Smooth cardstock.

I don’t have many MFT inks, but I happened to have the 2 blue shades in mini cube format: Cornflower and Blue Breeze. I used a stencil brush to apply the colours and make an ombre background. I usually use Distress inks for ink blending so I was totally surprised how easy and well the hybrid inks blended.

Then I chose a cute stamp set, the Birthday Bear and friends, which I have never used before. I stamped and coloured the images with Copic markers, cut them out with the coordinating dies and added some extra detail with a white gel pen. I also used my black glaze pen on the eyes and noses to make them shiny. Of course the balloon and the party hats needed some clear shimmer too. I coated the candles with glossy accents and worked on the sentiments till it was drying.

I die cut thin banners from a peach cardstock using the Blueprints 31 die set. Then I took one long sentiment from the same stamp set and stamped it on 3 banners with partially inking the sentiment.

When assembling the card I used the grid lines of my Tim Holtz glass mat, it helped me to attach everything straight. I used 3D foam squares, sometimes doubled them up, to achieve a very dimensional result with the critters.

I will also link this card to the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge No designer paper.

I hope you liked my card and will pop in again later today for another inspiration. I promise it will be out of this world 😉

See you,

Zsofi

Newton’s Nook Designs April Release – Day 4

Hello Everyone,

Today is the last day of the Newton’s Nook Designs April Release reveals. If you are a Newton fan like me, then I am sure you were waiting for what he is up to this month. He is celebrating friendship with a cute little stamp/die set.

And as Mother’s and Father’s Day are approaching fast too, there are 2 new mini sets for the occasion. All new products will be available tomorrow, Friday 12/04!

NEWTON’S BIRDHOUSE

I stamped and coloured Newton with his bird friends and some additional birds and hearts too. I used the coordinating dies to cut them all out and set them aside until I worked on the background.

On a white card base i masked off a strip and applied Salty ocean and Tumbled glass distress oxide inks. I was longing to try the new Hardwood stencil just to add texture, and although it is a wooden one, I used it to add more interest to my sky, so I used the same ink colours as before. After removing the stencil, I went back with the sponge applicator to make the lines smoother. I love the soft effect I get this way.

I white heat embossed a sentiment from the set on a black banner (MFT Blueprints 7) and used 3D foam squares to mount the images and the banner.

As a finishing touch I added clear shimmer to the hearts and covered them with glossy accents, just as the beaks of the nightingales.

MOTHER’S DAY

The sentiment is so pretty on its own, that i simply heat embossed it with gold embossing powder on Bristol Smooth cardstock and quickly coloured the flowers with ZIG Clean Color Real Brush markers.

I die cut the panel with the scalloped rectangle frame die from the Frameworks die set and cut an extra 2 frames from Guava cardstock. I adhered the frames with liquid glue on top of each other for a dimensional look.

For the background I used the fabulous Floral lace stencil with Worn Lipstick and Spun Sugar Distress Oxide inks but before removing the stencil I spritzed it with Tsukineko Shimmer Spritz. As a finishing touch I added Nuvo glitter drops to the center of the flowers.

FATHER’S DAY

I had a ready background I made earlier with Nuvo Shimmer powders which i die cut with my favourite postage stamp die from Frameworks. Then I used the Frames Squared die set to partially die cut a rounded stitched rectangle as my focal panel.

I used Kaleidacolor Blue Breeze to stamp the ombre sentiment and using my stamp positioner I also stamped it with Versamark ink so I could cover it with clear embossing powder and heat set it. I love the shiny raised look!

I used my clear shimmer pen to add some sparkle to the fish and water droplets and matted the panel with a blue violet cardstock before mounting it on the background with 3D foam squares.

GIVEAWAY

Would you like to win the “Newton’s Birdhouse” 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 April 11th at 9pm EST to comment  — winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, April 12th. 

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

Naki Rager

Maria Russell

Andrea Shell

Tatiana Trafimovich

I hope you enjoyed the Release week and you get your shopping lists ready. I am so curious to know which sets won your heart this month! Let me know in the comments below, if you don’t mind me being nosy 🙂

See you soon,

Zsofi

Rain or shine – MFT Sketch Challenge

Hello Everyone,

I am super late with my entry for the MFT Sketch Challenge, but yesterday’s rain totally inspired me to make this cute card.

I staretd with stamping the girl with the big umbrella from the Birdie Brown Rain or shine stamp set on Copic friendly cardstock, and coloured her with Copic markers. I used my favourite colour combo for this spring: pink-yellow-aqua.

Then I used the Brick wall stencil on Bristol smooth cardstock and applied gently some Black Soot distress oxide ink. I die cut it with the Essential Cover Up Horizontal die and took the Mini Raindrops stencil and added Brutus Monroe glitter paste over it in teal colour. I love the layered stencil effect! When the panel was dry I added a dark teal mat to it and adhered it to a dark grey note card.

I arranged the girl, the puddle and some die cut clouds (I used the stamp set’s coordinating dies) and also heat embossed a sentiment on a bright pink cardstock strip. Apart from the sentiment – which I popped up with 3D foam squares – everything is adhered flat with liquid glue.

As a finishing touch I added clear shimmer to the umbrella and used a white gel pen to add highlights.

I will link this up to the MFT Sketch Challenge #431.

I hope you got inspired too by the capricious April weather and enjoyed my card tutorial. Please join me later today for the Newton’s Nook Design’s April Reveals Day 2 projects too.

See you,

Zsofi