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

MFT Summer School – ocean cards

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Hello Everyone,

Welcome to the 4th post in my Under the sea Card Series, which is a long one. I am participating in the MFT Summer School and created all my homework with an ocean theme using several MFT stamps.

Here is a look at all in one (except for the first homework as I blogged about it before).

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Focal Point

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For this card I heat embossed the whimsical waves background stamp with white embossing powder on Bristol Smooth cardstock and blended some Distress inks on it. I spritzed it with water for a distressed look and dabbed it off with a paper towel.

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Then I die cut a rounded stitched rectangle from it and also a skinny frame using a large rectangle die. I adhered both on  a top folding white card base and white heat embossed a sentiment on a black cardstock strip.

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I stamped and coloured with Copics one of the mermaids from the Mermazing stamp set and cut it out with the coordinating die. I added glossy accents to the star in her hair and stardust stickles to her mermaid tail. I mounted her on the background with 3D foam squares and added some iridescent bubbles from Studio Katia as embellishment.

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Visual triangle

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I have prepared this card with the MFT Sketch Challenge #399 in mind.

I masked a wide strip on a white card base with masking tape and sponged some Tumbled glass distress ink on it. On a piece of Ranger Watercolour cardstock I sponged Blueprint sketch distress ink and went back with the same colour using the Waves stencil. I love the tone-on-tone look I get this way. I die cut a double stitched circle out of this to be my focal panel.

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I stamped and coloured some fish from the Gill friend stamp set and used the coordinating dies to cut them out. I popped them up on the circle background using 3D foam squares. I added a white heat embossed sentiment on a black strip and used 3D foam tape to adhere it all to the card base.

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A bit of glossy accents on the stripes of the fish and some iridescent bubbles finished off this card.

Ombre

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This is my favourite of all, as it is clean and simple (which I always struggle with) yet so impactful.

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I die cut some waves from the Ride the waves (retired) die set from different shades of aqua cardstocks. I adhered them to a white card base leaving a bit of white space in between. I curved a sentiment from the Beach Buds stamp set to fit the upper wave and stamped it in black.

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I stamped and coloured the shark from the same stamp set and used the coordinating die to cut it out. I also die cut a balloon from the Balloon alphabet die set from some specialty cardstock I had in my stash. As it is a very thin paper I backed it with a white die cut balloon. I wanted it to be sturdy enough to tie a thin thread around it. The other part of the thread I tied to the fin of the shark and mounted the image on the card with 3D foam squares.

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I scattered a few Ocean waves crystals from Studio Katia all over the waves and it was all done.

Rainbow

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I had an idea of some rainbow fish and the Adorned Ocean friends set was perfect for what I had in mind. I white heat embossed the fish images on Ranger Watercolour cardstock and die cut them with their coordinating dies.

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I also heat embossed the Balloon strings background stamp on heavy weight vellum using WOW Seaglass embossing powder and backed it with a light blue cardstock.

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I also die cut 2 white strips using the Sticthed Basic edges 2 die set and adhered it to the vellum from both sides. I stamped the sentiment in black and popped up the 3 fish with 3D foam squares.

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I will upload these projects to the MFT Summer School challenges and to this week’s Sketch Challenge #399 too.

I hope you liked this ocean themed post and my cards made you smile. Till next time, have a wonderful day!

Zsofi

Somebunny wishes you

Hello Again,

It is my second post today, as always I am in the last minute to post my card for the MFT sketch challenge #374.

I love the simplicity of the sketch, this is my take on it:

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I selected a pretty flower patterned paper first to know how to colour the cute images from the MFT Somebunny stamp set. It is an older one but I just got it recently. These bunnies are so cute! I used Copics to colour them and die cut them with the coordinating dies.

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Then I set the scene: I cut a stitched rounded rectangle frame and used a stitched cloud background die on the inner panel. Then I sponged some Tattered Rose distress oxide ink on it to match the warm feel of the card. I stamped part of the sentiment on it using pink ink.

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I used green patterned paper for the grass and cut another 2 layers of the frame to make it more dimensional. After assembling the scene I stamped the rest of the sentiment in black under it.

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As a finishing touch I used a black glaze pen on the eyes, some white dots on the cheeks with a gel pen and I added stickles on the middle of the little flowers.

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I will upload this project to the MFT Sketch Challenge #374 and the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Anything Goes.

Thanks for spending time with me and hope to see you in my crafty corner again soon.

Hugs,

Zsofi

Ombre birthday card

Hello Again,

This is my second post today, I wanted to share my last card for the MFT Camp Create this year. It is the bonus task, Awesome Ombre, perfect finish for a wonderful crafty week.

My ombre card:

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I started with a piece of Bristol Smooth cardstock, and applied 3 shades of Distress inks: Candied Apple, Abandoned coral and Worn Lipstick. Then I temporarily adhered the chunky herringbone stencil and sponged the same inks over it. Before removing the stencil, I spritzed it with Tsukineko Shimmer spritz for some delicate sparkle.

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To add more texture, I sprinkled it with water and dabbed it off with a paper towel after few seconds. I also added white, pink and red ink splatters. When it was dry, I die cut it with a stitched rectangle die and matted it with a scalloped white piece.

The sentiment is die cut from heavy weight white cardstock, and I also heat embossed a matching sentiment on dark red cardstock with white embossing powder.

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After I adhered the sentiment on the background I decided to bring in a cute critter from MFT Hog Heaven stamp set. I stamped the little pig with the heart on Copic friendly paper, coloured him with pink and red shades of Copics and die cut it with the coordinating die.

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A bit of Spectrum Noir shimmer pen and glossy accents on the heart and black glaze pen on the eyes I could not skip. The final touch was to add a few red/pink sequins.

I hope you enjoyed my cards for this lovely camp,

See you next time,

Zsofi

White flowers and rainbow

Hello Again,

I just could not stop blogging and decided to publish my card for MFT Camp Create Day 5 as well. I have finished all my cards for the camp yesterday and I wanted to show them all as quickly as possible. So now that my little boy is having a nap and my daughter is watching a princess cartoon I can write this post too.

So Day 5 is about Delightful die-cutting. I still had leftover white flowers from Day 1 and a pretty rainbow background I made a few weeks ago. They were just shouting for each other. 

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The background was done with a diagonal stencil, I applied distress inks in rainbow order. After removing the stencil, I went back with the same inks for a more subtle look. I saw Nichol Spohr doing it once and I had to try this technique.

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I die cut it with a stitched scalloped border die and adhered a thin strip of purple foil cardstock on the top. It all went on a white top folding card base.

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I glued 3 stitched white flowers on the rainbow background, used an MFT Thanks die cut from the same purple foil and stamped a sentiment under it in black.

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A few matte enamel dots from Doodlebug in the middle of the flowers made the rainbow background pop even more.

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Hope you got inspired to use up every little piece left from your cardmaking sessions. Come back tomorrow for some more fun.

See you,

Zsofi

Make your own pattern

Hello Everyone,

Today I am showing you how to make your own patterned paper. I am using MFT Plentiful Petals stamps and dies and Altenew inks along with a pretty background die also from MFT (Romantic Script). I used the current MFT Sketch Challenge #346 as inspiration for the layout, and combined the homework from MFT Camp Create Magnificent Masking and Online Card Classes Rainbow maker Day 2: Rainbow stamping in one card.

Sketch Challenge 346 #mftstamps

Here is my card:

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I started with die cutting the coordinating dies for some of the floral images from masking paper, and temporarily adhered those masks on a piece of white cardstock. I stamped the background stamp using black ink, and then removed the masks.

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I stamped each flower I the empty spots using colourful inks in a rainbow order.

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I die cut the panel with a die from the MFT Blueprint 22 set for a fancy look. I wrapped a strip of vellum around it. I also stamped and die cut the biggest flower from the stamp set, to hold my sentiment, which is partially stamped (MFT Essential sentiments) and die cut from glitter paper.

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As a finishing touch I added white glitter enamel dots to the flowers as embellishment.

I will link this project to the above mentioned challenges and also to the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Add a sentiment.

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

See you,

Zsofi

In-laid die cutting – card #2

Hello again,

Here is the other card I made especially for my sweet sister-in-law. HAPPY BIRTHDAY ENAS!

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Details of the technique in my previous post.

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This card is totally one layer, even the frame is embedded. The only things “sticking out” are the enamel dots in the middle of the flowers and the little jewels around them.

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This card is linked up on the MFT Camp Create Day 1: Inlaid die cutting and the Online Card Classes Rainbow maker Day 3: Rainbow die cuts.

Check back soon if you like my cards.

See you,

Zsofi

 

Splatter & stencil

Hello Everyone,

Today I wanted to share with you a fun technique using a stencil and one shade of distress ink (Blueprint Sketch). The card I made was inspired by the MFT Card Challenges: Sketch Challenge #344 and Colour Challenge 74#.

Sketch Challenge 344 #mftstamps

Here is my card:

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I started with a piece of Bristol Smooth cardstock and applied the distress ink on it with a mini ink blending tool. Then I temporarily taped down the MFT One way chevron stencil and applied more ink from the same colour. Before removing the stencil I spritzed the panel with Tsukineko Shimmer Spritz. After letting it sit for a few minutes, I added white and black splatters with a paint brush.

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I die cut a scalloped edged flag from the distressed piece of cardstock, I used some MFT border dies and partial die cutting to achieve this look. I also die cut a Happy sentiment from white pearlescent paper and 2 stitched strips from Greeneyed Monster glitter cardstock.

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I stamped and coloured the cute hippos from the new Birdie Brown Happy Hippos stamp set and used the coordinating dies to cut them out. The colouring is done with Copics. A little bit of Spectrum Noir shimmer and glossy accents on the accessories made these images even more special. I also used a black glaze pen for the eyes of the hippos.

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I heat embossed a sentiment from the Essential sentiments stamp set in white on a light grey cardstock and used 3D foam tape to mount the focal panel.

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I will link this project up on the following challenges: MFT Sketch Challenge, MFT Colour Challenge, Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Happy Birthday and Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Splatter it.

I hope you like my card and will return soon.

See you,

Zsofi

Sending love with seagulls

Hello again,

It is my second post for today as I wanted to play along with the current MFT Sketch Challenge #342 before it ends.

Sketch Challenge 342 #mftstamps

This is my take on the sketch:

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I started with heat embossing the MFT Whimsical waves background stamp on Bristol Smooth cardstock using Versamark ink and Wow blue glitter embossing powder. I hand cut a piece of it and blended some Distress Oxide inks. Then I went over some of the waves wit the same inks, I smooched them on my craft mat and picked the ink up with my Spectrum Noir Shimmer pen. It made the waves more vibrant and shimmery.

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For the sunray background I blended Squeezed lemonade distress ink on Bristol Smooth cardstock and temporarily adhered to it the Radiating Rays stencil. I added Mustard seed distress ink then shifted the stencil and applied Wild Honey distress ink. After removing the stencil I blended the edges once more with the Squeezed lemonade ink and filled the sun with Mustard seed ink. A bit of water splatters, dabbed them off with a paper towel and the background was ready.

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I stamped and coloured the seagulls from the MFT Seaside seagulls set using Copic markers, die cut them with the coordinating dies. I added glossy accents to the beaks and googly eyes on some of them.

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For the cloud I used a Lawn Fawn border die and the partial die cutting technique to get a similar shape than on the sketch. I also cut some stitched clouds (Lawn Fawn) as extra dimension. I stamped the sentiment from the MFT Mermazing set on the cloud border and assembled the card. A few mini heart confetti finished it off.

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I hope you like this funny summer card and will return soon for more inspiration.

See you tomorrow for some pineapple fun 😉

Zsofi

Transparent card

Hello Everyone,

Today I wanted to show you a card I made in the last minute for the weekly sketch challenge #341 at MFT.

Sketch Challenge 341 #mftstamps

Here is my card:

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I designed a transparent card, with some cute succulents in the focus. I started with stamping and colouring the images from the MFT Sweet Succulents set using Copics and die cut them with the coordinating dies.

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I die cut the front of a white card base with MFT stitched scallop basic edges. From the leftover piece I cut another scalloped edge for the bottom and from the middle I cut a scalloped square frame (PPP). I adhered a piece of acetate to the card front and glued the other scalloped edge to the bottom. I stamped my sentiment on this with black ink.

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I layered some Distress Oxide inks on Bristol Smooth cardstock and stamped the Cheesecloth BG stamp from MFT using water instead of ink. I left it on for a minute and removed the stamp. I got a very delicate texture in this way. I also flicked some water on and dabbed it off with a paper towel. I adhered this panel to the inside of my card base.

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After arranging my frame and succulent on the transparent card front, I embellished the pot with some tiny heart gems (Darice) and added some tiny pearls on the flowers.

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Hope you like this special card and will return soon for more tutorials and fun.

See you soon,

Zsofi