Beautiful beach – Lawnfawnatics #56

Hello Everyone,

I am so busy crafting nowadays and I cannot wait to show you all I was working on! Until the time comes, I want to show you the card I made for the Lawnfawnatics Challenge #56: Beautiful beaches.

I love the pictures we see in catalogs with many umbrellas on the sandy beach with the turqoise sea in the background. This picture in my head inspired the card I made for the challenge.

I started with creating the background on Bristol Smooth cardstock. I masked off the horizon with purple masking tape and sponged some Tumbled glass Distress Oxide for the sky. I kept the colours stronger on the top and lighter towards the masked area.

Then I changed the mask and sponged Blueprint Sketch and Peacock Feathers Distress Oxide inks, I placed a piece of typing paper on the bottom of the card where the sand would be and sprayed the sea part with Avery Elle Shimmer spray. I love the subtle sparkle and texture it gives.

The last part was to sponge some Antique Linen and Gathered Twigs Distress Oxides for the sand. I kept the colours very light towards the sea for a realistic look. I covered the sea and the sky parts with typing paper and added some diluted distress oxide splatters using the same colours. I also splattered some white acrylic paint for even more texture.

When it was all dry, I die cut a Cross Stitched rectangle in the middle and matted the die cut part with a slighty bigger white cardstock. I have stamped the sentiment in black from the On the beach stamp set on the sky.

It was time to stamp and colour the elements for the scene: I used the On the beach set and used Copics to add colour. I die cut everything with their coordinating dies.

After assembling the scene, i added some glossy accents and white gel pen highlights, and finished the card with a snow marker to create the waves on the shore, I just dabbed some and heated it with my heat gun until it puffed up. Isn’t it cool?

I will link this project to the Lawnfawnatics Challenge #56 and to the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Life on the ocean waves.

I hope you enjoyed today’s inspiration and will pop in tomorrow for another cute one. Next week is going to be super busy here on my blog, so subsrcibe if you do not want to miss any of the new projects! You can also follow me on Instagram. Thanks for your support!

Big hugs,

Zsofi

24 carrot friend

Hello Everyone,

I am here with a cute friendship card featuring the Polkadoodles 24 Carrot friend stamp set from LDRS Creative new release. Ah that bunny, makes me smile!

I started with stamping the bunny on a piece of alcohol marker friendly cardstock. I created a mask from masking paper and stamped the grass and the carrots. I used the same Raven Hybrid ink to stamp the sentiment and also the birds. I love how crisp black it stamps!

I used alcohol markers to colour the scene and matted it with blue violet cardstock.

For the background I chose a striped patterned paper from the oh so gorgeous Puddle jumper paper pad and to make the design more interesting, I adhered the focal panel in the left bottom corner.

When I create flat scenes, I love to add some extra finishing touch to the coloured images. I used a clear shimmer pen on the dress and the flower of the bunny and added glossy accents to the nose, flower  and the dot pattern on the dress. I also used a black glaze pen on the dress, cheeks and on the eyes to make them pop.I hope you got inspired and will try these little tricks. 

Until next time, happy crafting!

Zsofi

LDRS Creative May Release – Day 2

Hello Everyone,

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

In this release, we are introducing some adorable critters to be used all-year round, a few fabulously feminine images and  There are lots of gorgeous projects using products from our new release. 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)!
First, we have a brand new clear stamp set perfect for the weather called Puddle Jumper Stamps. Not only is it related to the weather, but it is perfect for any sharing kindness and well wishes projects, because we all deserve a bit of rainbow in our lives!

Next, we have something for all our Polkadoodles fans! You all know and love Holly, so we decided to add 4 more sets in store, with the brand new sets called Holly – Spring ChickenHolly – Just Breezing ByHolly – Chirpy ChirpHolly – Bunny TailWe just love them all!
But that’s not all… give a huge welcome to these two adorable critters sets, Nuts About You and 24 Carrot! Aren’t they the cutest?!

What’s more to love in the new release? TWO more all-in-one stencils, Coming Up Daisies and Rainy Daywhich are perfect to build scenes and add a bit of ink or other mixed media medium to any project!

And finally, we have some amazing PATTERN PLAY papers to coordinate with all these fabulous products, Puddle Jumper, available in both 6×6 and 12×12!

And you can grab the entire release in bundle, because you KNOW you need them all!
Simply use the list at the end of the post to keep hopping! We are giving away a $50 LDRS Creative gift card to one lucky hopper! 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 fabulous bundle!

Winners will be announced on the LDRS Creative inspiration blog and Instagram page on June 4, 2019.

AND for the release event we are excited to offer some great savings!Save 15% on the new release*, including already discounted bundles and use code MAY15(*Coupon valid until June 2, 2019, midnight EST)

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I am back with another fun card I created with some of the new products at LDRS Creative. If you like to make scenes on your cards but don’t want them to be bulky, I will show you an easy way in today’s tutorial.

I started with stamping and masking the cute sheep from the Polkadoodles Chripy chirp stamp set on Bristol Smooth cardstock. After all of them were covered with masks, I placed the Coming up daisies stencil over them and sponged Alloy Hybrid ink on.

Before removing the masks from the sheep, I applied Key Lime pie Hybrid ink over the Rainy day stencil, to create some grass.

I also used the cloudy edge of the same stencil to add the cloudy sky using Swimming hole Hybrid ink.

When the scene was ready, I removed the masks, stamped the sentiment with Raven Hybrid ink and added a tiny bit of shading with some grey Copic markers.

I cut down the panel a bit, added a black strip under it and cut a 1 inch wide piece from one of the papers from the Puddle Jumper paper pad. I assembled the card and added tiny little google eyes to the sheep. The look even cuter with the moving eyes, so much fun to play with it! So much going on on this simple card, yet it is not bulky at all, easy to mail!

Blog Hop

Hop along with our fabulous design team and leave some love for a chance to win a 50$ gift certificate to the LDRS Creative online store. Happy hopping! Here is the full list for today:

LDRS CREATIVE BLOG
MELISSA
MELANIE
ALANNA
RALUCA
KASSI
ZSOFIA
JEANNIE
ILINA
JANE

I hope you enjoyed today’s inspiration and will be back soon for more fun projects!

Zsofi

Newton’s Nook Designs August Release – Day #2

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Hello Everyone,

It is Day 2 of the sneak peeks for the August Release for Newton’s Nook Designs. Today we are revealing the Fabulous Frenchies stamp and die set, which is the cutest ever. All dog lovers will love this!

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All new products will be available on 17th August 2018 at the Newton’s Nook Designs online store and other craft stores.

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For my card I made a lot of masking. I wanted to create a scene with a lot of dogs celebrating together. So I stamped and masked off the dog with the hat in the front, then the 2 other dogs on the sides and lastly the 2 in the back row. When all the dogs were stamped, I covered them all with their masks and stamped the balloons. I covered those too as I wanted an ink blended background: first I sponged Mowed Lawn Distress ink through a grassy hillside stencil (MFT), then Tumbled Glass Distress ink for the sky.

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To add more texture I added white pigment ink through the cloudy sky stencil and clear heat embossed it. After it cooled down, I also heat embossed the sentiment from the Birthday Essentials stamp set with WOW Primary Blue Tang embossing powder. I repeated the heat embossing for a darker result as I was heat embossing on a heat embossed area.

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After removing the masks I coloured the scene with Zig Clean Colour Real Brush pens. I made the noses and eyes of the dogs shin with a black glaze pen and a white gel pen.

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When the scene was ready, I matted it with a black rectangle and adhered it to a white top folding card base.

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GIVEAWAY

Would you like to win the “Fabulous Frenchies” 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 August 16th at 9pm EST to comment  — winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, August 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

Juliana Michaels

Zsofia Molnar–> you are here

Naki Rager

Maria Russell

Tatiana Trafimovich

 

I hope you like today’s cards and you will come back tomorrow for more fun sneak peeks!

See you,

Zsofi

 

MFT Sketch Challenge 365

Hello Everyone,

I am back again with another card design I created based on the MFT Sketch Challenge 365.

When I saw the sketch I thought of rainbow masked circles using distress inks. So that it what I did on a stitched rectangle piece of Bristol paper and a 1.5 inch circle die mask. I sponged all the colours i chose for the card and spritzed it with Tsukineko Shimmer spritz for a distressed look and some sparkle.

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I die cut the word Happy 2 times, once from black and once from silver glitter cardstock. I layered them on top of each other slightly offset.

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I heat embossed a Joy Clair sentiment on a black strip in white.

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To finish this very colourful but simple card, I sprinkled some iridescent jewels from Lucy`s Little Things all over. It gave the festive look I was going for with this New Year card.

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I will upload this card to the MFT Sketch Challenge 365, the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Something new and the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Anything goes.

I hope you like it and will return soon.

See you,

Zsofi

Bokeh technique with distress inks

Hello Everyone,

I hope you all had a lovely holiday and it is still the time of relaxation. For us it is the winter break for the kids so we spend a lot of time together playing. The end of the year did not go as planned crafting-wise, I am still going to the post office to send out my belated holiday wishes. I have made a lot of cards which I did not manage to blog, this card set was one of them. But as the Paper Smooches Winter Holiday Challenge is still open, I will share it now.

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A couple of weeks back I attended a lovely course on Online Card Classes and learnt a great background technique with distress inks from the gorgeous Kristina Werner. I started with stamping the cute snowman couple on Bristol Smooth cardstock and masked them off using masking paper and the coordinating dies. I also added a strip of post-it tape to create snow.

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Then I applied some distress ink  and lifted some of it with a wet paintbrush. I heat set it and repeated again. After I felt ok with the result and it was all dry, I white heat embossed some beautiful snowflakes (SSS)  all around the snowmen.

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After removing the masks, I coloured the couple with Zig Clean Colour Real Brush markers. I die cut the panel with a stitched rectangle die and glued it on a gold or silver mat. The sentiment is a stacked die cut for more dimension, it is also a Paper Smooches die.

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When the cards were done, I added some google eyes or eerie eyes from Doodlebug. A little Spectrum Noir shimmer, glossy accent and a tiny pearl finished off these cute cards. Which one is your favourite?

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Hope you don’t mind some more holiday themed cards till the new year. Please pop in again soon for more inspiration.

See you,

Zsofi

 

 

Holiday Card Series 2017 – hedgehogs in the snow

White and blue snowflakes on a dark paper background.

Hello Everyone,

I am popping in with a project inspired by the current Sketch Challenge at the MFT Card Challenges site. Actually I made 4 cards, all the same, having in mind the teachers at my son’s KG (he is in the Hedgehog group).

I started with die cutting my stitched panels from Bristol Smooth cardstock. Before stamping anything, I created my masks from full sticky Post-it notes and fussy cut the images to be ready to use. I also created a circle mask as the moon. As I made 4 cards, I created 4 masks of each image simply stacking 4 Post-its and stamping the image once, cutting all 4 at once.

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Then I stamped the small hedgehog first. I , masked it, stamped the second hedgehog, masked it and finally stamped the tree trunk. I masked this too and added the moon mask as well. I stamped the Snowfall background stamp with Versamark ink and white heat embossed it on all 4 card panels.

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Then I started ink blending using Distress Oxide inks and a round blending tool. Before reaching the bottom of the panel, I used the Drifts and hills stencil from MFT to add a snow bank.

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After removing the masks I coloured the images with Zig Clean Colour Real brush markers. I also painted some Black Soot distress ink really watered down on the moon for more texture, and I added also some perfect pearls for a subtle shine.

I also stamped a Santa hat and 2 presents from the Beast friends stamp set, coloured and fussy cut them out. I added some snow marker to the hat and puffed it up with a heat tool. After adding them to the card, I added some shading with a light grey marker.

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I stamped the Santa in his sleigh image from a Newton’s Nook Design set (Snow globe scenes) in the moon and white heat embossed a simple sentiment on a metallic black banner.

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A very technique oriented card design, but it was so much fun to make multiples of it.

I will link this up to the MFT Sketch Challenge #362 and also to the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Christmas/winter holidays.

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

See you,

Zsofi

 

Last minute Halloween card series – Day #4 with Newton’s Nook Designs

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Hello Everyone,

Today I brought a card which needs a bit more time to prepare but a lot of parts can be easily replaced with less technique oriented solutions which can save some time.

I definitely wanted to use the adorable Halloween set from Newton’s Nook Designs Newton’s Boo-tiful night. I could not decide though which pumpkin image to use so I created a design which fits them both 🙂

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I started with stamping the images on Bristol Smooth cardstock and used my Zig Clean Colour Real Brush marker to colour them in. Then I fussy cut them (no coordinating dies unfortunately) and ran a Memento black marker around the edges for a more finished look.

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I had another piece of Bristol Smooth cardstock, I created a circle mask for the moon and sponged Wilted Violet and Black soot distress inks on it. When it was all done, without removing the mask I applied silver glitter  embossing paste through the Starfield stencil. I set it aside to dry, meanwhile I inked up a scrap piece of cardstock with Black soot distress ink and die cut 2 grass borders. I sprinkled them with water for a more textured look. I also die cut a white picket fence (Lawn Fawn die) to add more dimension to my scene.

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When the background was dry, I removed the mask and used Black soot distress ink (really watered it down) to add texture to the moon. I was impatient and dried it with my heat tool, so I could stamp the sentiment and the bats on it with black ink.

After I assembled the card, I added some glossy accent to the eyes and mouth of the pumpkins.

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I will upload this project to the Cat Lovers Blog Hop and to the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Anything goes.

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I hope you like my card and will come back tomorrow for more Halloween fun.

See you,

Zsofi

 

 

Clean and simple Christmas

Hello Everyone,

I am popping in today morning with a quick post for the MFT Sketch Challenge #353. This is the sketch:

And this is my card:

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I started with die cutting a piece of heavy weight cardstock with a rounded rectangle die from Blueprint 6. I created a mask with a did cut circle from masking paper and used the negative to sponge Distress Oxide inks on my panel. I also made the snow banks by masking and sponging ink with a very light hand. Before removing the mask, I stamped the falling snow background stamp with white pigment ink on it.

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The sentiment is white heat embossed on red velvet cardstock. I love the smooth rubbery feel of this cardstock, but the antistatic powder tool leaves a little residue on it which doesn’t show much in real life (less visible than on the pics). The strip is popped up on the card with 3D foam tape.

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From Kathy Racoosin’s 30 day colouring challenge I had an already coloured and die cut Santa and a Christmas tree, so I could quickly finish this card. A bit of Spectrum Noir shimmer pen, Stickles and glossy accent totally dressed up Santa, who is also popped up with 3D foam tape.

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I will link this project up also on the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Christmas.

 

Thanks for popping in and hope to see you again soon.

Zsofi

 

 

Harvest of blessings

Hello Everyone,

A quick post on a card I made for the current and almost closing MFT Sketch Challenge #350. The sketch looks like this:

And my card is this:

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I started with selecting patterned paper, cutting it to the right size, matting it with a contrasting colour. I wanted something really fall like, I enjoy these colours so much.

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Then I die cut 2 stitched scalloped circles from smooth white cardstock and stamped the images on them with black Copic friendly ink. I used the Harvest Mouse and the Witch way to the candy sets. I had to mask off the pumpkins several times to build up the pile, but I really enjoy doing this. Instant dimension 🙂

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I coloured the images with Copics, added some details with Spectrum Noir Shimmer pen, a black glaze pen and some glossy accents. While it was drying I gold eat embossed the sentiment on an aqua coloured banner.

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I used 3D foam tape while mounting the circles and the banner on the background. At last I embellished the card with a few enamel dots in matching colours.

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I will link this project up on the MFT Sketch Challenge #350 and also on the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Shimmer and shine.

Hope you like my card and will pop in again soon.

See you,

Zsofi