Heffy Doodle July Release – Reveal Day 1

Hello Everyone,

I have fantastic news! Heffy Doodle is also coming out with fabulous new products! You may have seen some sneak peeks over at the Heffy Doodle blog in the last few days, but starting from today I am sharing with you some fun inspiration too.

My card today features the new Sealy friends stamp and die set. I stamped the images with Lawn Fawn Crunchy Leaf ink and coloured them with Copic markers. I love that using brown ink gives a totally different look to these cute critters! I added some dots to the seals with my Copics and also with a white gel pen for more texture.

Then I die cut them all with their coordinating dies. I love that the dies cut around the “arms” too, so they can hold anything! So fun!

I also stamped a few fish and some accessories to help me building the scene. I kept the colours simple.

For the background I sponged some Squeezed Lemonade Distress Oxide ink on Bristol Smooth cardstock and applied Mustard Seed Distress Oxide ink over the Rays of the roof stencil. Before removing the stencil I sprayed it with Tsukineko Shimmer Spritz for a subtle sparkle. On the bottom of the panel I added a bit of Peacock Feathers Distress Oxide ink. I used a Stitched Oval die to cut out a piece from this.

Then I used the new Breaking waves dies to cut 2 ocean waves from Bristol Smooth cardstock and blended Peacock Feathers and Blueprint Sketch Distress Oxide inks on both. I added texture with some water droplets and splattered diluted Blueprint Sketch ink along with some white watercolour paint.

I used another die from Breaking waves to cut a heavy weight vellum for the ice. The sentiment I white heat embossed partially on a thin black cardstock strip and the other half on the first wave. I assembled the card, embellished it with some Studio Katia Icy Sparkle Crystals and added some glossy accents to the pearl and the heart. A bit of black glaze pen on the eyes finished it off. Isn’t it perfect for a summer birthday? Or any occasion which is worth celebrating.

I hope you enjoyed today’s project and you will return tomorrow for more fun! The pre-orders of the new release products will start on 24/06 and the whole new release will go live on 03/07! Check the Heffy Doodle blog for more details.

See you,

Zsofi

Hello Beautiful – Pink and Main

Hello Everyone,

I am back today with a delicate, all occasion card I created for Pink and Main.

First I stamped the pretty butterfly outline from the Hello Beautiful stamp set with Versafine Onyx Black ink on Bristol Smooth cardstock and heat embossed it with clear embossing powder.

I added colour with Altenew watercolour brushes. When I thought it was dry I cut the panel down and stamped the antlers of the butterfly. I was just about to mat it with black cardstock when I realised that I smooshed the ink which was obviously not dry. I was lazy to start it over so I took my chance and spritzed the whole paper with water. I was very generous with it and moved the cardstock around to get the colours move and blend. I dried it with my heat tool and voilá – a saved but totally differently looking image was finished.

After matting it with black cardstock I adhered it to a top folding A2 sized notecard which I previously covered with a polka dot patterned paper from Something Whimsy.

I added a white heat embossed sentiment to the middle of the butterfly and embellished it with a bunch of glossy dots. It looks like jewel, so pretty!

I hope you enjoyed today’s inspiration and story. Come back over the weekend for another fun project!

See you soon,

Zsofi

Coloured pencil on grey – Pink and Main

Hello Everyone,

I brought you a fun technique today which I have not tried for a while. It is using coloured pencils on grey cardstock on a heat embossed image from Pink and Main.

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Heat embossing on its own is so pretty, I usually use white embossing powder or black, but today I wanted something more elegant. I used silver embossing powder on one of the images from the Terrariums stamp set on grey cardstock. Then I used my Prismacolor pencils to add colour to it. I started with the darkest shade next to the embossed lines and blended it out with a medium shade. I finished it off with the lightest colour, making sure that I get a nice blending. I still have a lot to practice but I love the delicate look coloured pencils give.

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I cut the panel down with a Postage die. While I was at die cutting I also cut the word Thanks from green sparkle sheet and adhered it under the coloured image. I stamped a sentiment from the Thanks to you stamp set under it with grey ink.

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I used liquid glue to add the panel to a white top folding note card and embellished the scene with a couple of light blue glossy dots.

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I hope you enjoyed today’s inspiration and you will come back for more.

See you soon,

Zsofi

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

Retiring Feature Week – Newton’s Nook Designs

Hello Everyone,

Did you see that Newton’s Nook Designs is having a retiring sale on their website? It’s time to make room for new products so they are retiring selected designs! These designs are available at up to 40% off while supplies last so hurry to get your favorites before they’re gone for good! 

All week the NND Design Team will be sharing inspiration using some of their favorite products from the retiring list! Check out what I created today and don’t forget to check the NND Blog each day this week for more fun inspiration!

CARD 1

Hedgehog Hollow is one of my favourite sets among the retiring one. It is also because both my kids were in the Hedgehog group in KG, so these cuties are close to my heart.

I started with stamping the images coloured them with alcohol markers. Then I used the Hedgehog Hollow Die Set to cut them out.

To set the scene I used the Frames Squared Die Set to create a scallop edged square from Bristol Smooth cardstock and masked off the scallop part before ink blending Salty ocean Distress ink with a big blending brush. I added grass using the Land Borders Die Set along the bottom edge.

To make the scene complete I added the sun and clouds using the Sky Scene Builders Die Set. The sentiment perfectly fits under the clouds, so it was easy to incorporate it in the scene.

I adhered the panel to a top folding square kraft notecard (4.25×4.25 inches) and finished it off with yellow twine.

Of course I had to add clear shimmer to the sun and glossy accents to the ladybugs, the nose of the hedgies and the decoration on the cup.

CARD 2

For my second card I decided to feature a set I have never used before: Wedding Frills. It has beautiful lacy images, perfect for weddings!

I started with embossing the pretty medallion image with rose gold embossing powder and added the “happily ever after” sentiment in the center. As I did not have the coordinating die I fussy cut the image but I really need to get the dies to make my life easier 🙂

For the background I embossed the lacy floral stamp from the same set in white 2 times and sponged Picked Raspberry and Spun Sugar Distress inks over it. I also added Picked raspberry ink and rose gold paint splatters for the texture. I used a stitched rectangle die to cut it down and matted it with dark pink cardstock.

I popped up the focal panel with 3D foam squares and added some gold jewels to the background.

I hope you enjoyed today’s inspiration and will pop in again soon for more. Meanwhile don’t forget to check out the Retiring Products Category at Newton’s Nook Designs to see what is going away and grab your favorites before they are gone for good!

Stay safe,

Zsofi

Butterfly wishes – Pink and Main

Hello Everyone,

I am here again with a fun technique which allows you to turn your stamped images into real embellishments. I used stamps and dies from Pink and Main.

I used the You can fly stamp set for this technique because it has an outline stamp and a solid one, but it can work without the solid piece too, I will tell you how. First I white heat embossed the outline butterfly on Bristol Smooth cardstock. I made 2 butterflies as I wanted to try two inking techniques.

On one I just scribbled Tombow markers and washed away the colours with a wet baby wipe. So easy and vibrant colours!

On the second one I used Distress Oxide inks with a blending brush: this inking method gave much smoother and softer tones. Both are beautiful don’t you think?

When it was dry I stamped the solid image over the coloured one with clear embossing ink and covered it with clear embossing powder. I repeated the process with an iridescent glittery powder too to get more sparkle. If you use a stamp which does not have a solid pair, you can simply use your embossing ink pad directly on the paper. I cut the butterflies with their coordinaing die.

To make my butterflies pop, I simply die cut stitched rectangles from woodgrain cardstock and matted them with an aqua one. I popped up the butterflies with 3D foam squares and added a heat embossed sentiment from the Special day stamp set which I cut with the Sentiment strip dies.

I hope you enjoyed this fun technique and will give it a try. See you soon with more ideas!

Hugs,

Zsofi

Coffee party – Coffee Loving Cardmakers Guestie

Hello Everyone,

It is Friday and it means not only that the weekend is close but also that I have a new coffee card for you as the January Guest Designer at the Coffee Loving Cardmakers blog.

From time to time I am in the mood to die cut things, it relaxes me to put some music and just cut, cut and cut. So for today I brought you an almost totally die cut coffee card.

I cut all the elements of the MFT Coffee All Day die set from heavy weight white cardstock and added some Distress Oxide inks to them with a blending brush. I used Walnut stain and Ground Espresso for the cup itself and the edge of the foam, Tumbled glass for the cover and Picked Raspberry on the straw. I added some ink and water sprinkles for the texture.

I cut the cup cover from vellum, and assembled the whole thing. It looks so cute on its own but i adorned it with some pink twine from Doodlebug and a Tim Holtz Snowflake charm.

The sentiment is a Simon Says Stamp die, cut from white cardstock and I ink blended the letters with Picked Raspberry ink to match the straw. In this way I did not have to look for the matching cardstock.

All I needed at this point was a pretty wintery background. I decided to heat emboss the Outline Snowflakes background stamp from Simon Says Stamp on Bristol Smooth cardstock, I used Satin Pearl embossing powder which gives a very delicate pearly finish. Then I ink blended it with Salty Ocean Distress Oxide ink and used a clear shimmer pen on the snowflakes to add some sparkle.

When it was dry I die cut it with a stitched rectangle die, adhered the sentiment and popped up the coffee cup with 3D foam squares.

I hope you like this cozy „let’s have a coffee party” card and will check back next week for my last post.

Hugs,

Zsofi

Newton’s Nook Designs January Release – DAY 1

Hello Everyone,

I am super excited that the January release reveals start today over at Newton’s Nook Designs. We are showcasing the adorable Tides of love stamp and die set. There is also a fantastic new layering stencil coming, called Bokeh hearts (I will show this in action soon!) All new products will be available on 24th January.

Here is my set of cards for today:

As always I started with stamping and colouring the sweet sea critters on white cardstock and coloured them with Copic markers.

I used the coordinating dies to cut them out.

From the small images I made extras so I can use them as embellishments.

I wanted a very simple but eye-catching background so I scribbled blue and green shades of Tombow markers on Bristol Smooth cardstock. I used a wet baby wipe to wash the colours. So easy to do and the result is really stunning, don’t you think? I made 2 backgrounds so I can make two cards. I sprinkled them with water and also added some diluted ink splatters (I used Blueprint Sketch Distress Oxide ink). I wanted more texture so I added also white acrylic paint sprinkles too.

When the background was dry I cut it with the rounded stitched square die from Frames Squared and white heat embossed a sentiment matching my main character in the bottom right corner.

I made a slightly bigger mat for this panel from Blue Violet cardstock and adhered it to a white scalloped square (cut with another die from Frames Squared). I made card bases from light grey cardstock: 4,25×4,25 inches.

After popping up the main critters with 3D foam squares and adding the little fish as embellishments, I used a white gel pen to add dotted details and used glossy accents on the fins of the fish, the water splatters and the heart.

GIVEAWAY

Would you like to win the “Tides of Love” 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 January 23rd at 9pm EST to comment  — winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, January 24th. 

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

Newton’s Nook Designs
Ellen Haxelmans
Larissa Heskett
Samantha Mann

Zsofia Molnar – you are here
Naki Rager
Maria Russell
Andrea Shell

Tina Smith
Tatiana Trafimovich
Amanda Wilcox

I hope you enjoyed the first day’s inspiration and will check back tomorrow for more cuteness.

See you,

Zsofi

Shimmery Christmas – Pink and Main

Hello Everyone,

I am back today with a very easy technique to create stunning Christmas cards. This design is also easy to mass produce! I used products from Pink and Main.

I took a piece of watercolour paper and white heat embossed almost all the snowflakes from the Flurries stamp set. I used a stamp positioner so I had to find the arrangement only once and it allowed me to stamp again and again.

Then I sprinkled some Violet Brocade Shimmer Powder on one panel and Lilac Waterfall on the other. I spritzed it with water and let the colours spread. I heat set it with my heat tool and repeated the process.

When it was dry, I cut it down with a stitched rectangle die and matted it with a scallop rectangle which I cut from white cardstock and from Night Sky sparkle sheet for the other card.

I die cut the Merry Christmas sentiment from Ice rink and Night Sky sparkle sheets, I love how sturdy these sheets are!

After assembling the cards I embellished the snowflakes with Iridescent jewels. The sparkle an shine is incredible!

I wish you liked my cards today and will pop in again soon for more inspiration!

See you,

Zsofi

Newton’s Nook Designs November Release – DAY 3

Hello Everyone,

We are halfway through the November Release reveals at Newton’s Nook Designs but look at the cuties for today! Penguin Pile is a cute small set which will have coordinating dies too. And Let it snow is a beautiful mini set perfect for clean and simple designs! All new designs will be available on Friday, 15/11!

CARD 1

I stamped and coloured the penguins and the ice from Penguin Pile first using Copic markers and cut them out with the coordinating dies.

I added Ranger Crackle Accents to the ice piece and set it aside to dry.

I adhered them to a thin strip of white cardstock with 3D foam squares and matted it peacock cardstock. For the background I chose a colourful patterned paper from Doodlebug Designs.

The sentiment I white heat embossed on a pink banner which I cut with the Frames and flags die set. Under it I adhered a thinner flag cut with the same die set from patterned paper.

After assembling the card I used glossy accents on the feet and beaks, a black glaze pen on the eyes of the penguins and added some clear shimmer to the scarves and caps.

CARD 2

I white heat embossed the Let it snow sentiment on Bristol Smooth cardtsock 3 times under each other. I used a blending brush to add a soft layer of colour: Blueprint Sketch, Peacock feathers and Cracked Pistachio Distress Oxide inks.

I cut it down to be 2 and 3/4 inches wide and matted it with Blue Violet cardstock. I added clear shimmer to the snow part to make it more festive. I love how the oxide inks react with water!

On a white card base I used the Snowfall stencil with Gina K Designs Glitz Glitter gel in white. I love the pretty sparkle and tone on tone effect! It gave the perfect background for my ink blended sentiments panel, don’t you think?

GIVEAWAY

Would you like to win the “Penguin Pile” 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 November 14th at 9pm EST to comment  — winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, November 15th. 

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

Newton’s Nook Designs

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 the last reveals. It is gonna be so cool!

See you,

Zsofi