Happy Birthday to my boy!

Hello everyone,

It is my son’s 7th birthday and as he is fond of trains, I had to make him a train card of course.

I started with stamping and colouring the images from Avery Elle Christmas Train. I used Copic markers and because blue is my little boy’s favourite colour, I made the train and cart blue. I used the coordinting dies to cut all images out.

For the background I used Newton’s Nook Design’s Petite Snow stencil with white textured paste on light blue cardstock. I set it aside to dry until I was working on the sentiment.

I die cut the Happy and Birthday words from the Waffle Flower Year Round words set using black cardstock. I also die cut a balloon from MFT Balloon Numbers from red glitter cardstock and backed it with a white balloon.

To set the scene I needed a snowbank so I used Newton’s Nook Design’s Land border die and white glitter cardstock. The perfect railway I found in Mama Elephant’s Little Train Agenda.

After assembling the card I popped up the train and balloon with 3D foam squares and used a clear shimmer pen on the presents and glossy accents to emphasize some details.

I wish you like my card as much as my son does.

See you soon,

Zsofi

MFT Card Design Superstar Contest – Coloring Virtuoso

Hello Everyone,

Here is my second entry for the MFT Card Design Superstar Contest this year, for the Coloring Viruoso category. I was thinking a lot which medium to choose but in the end I stayed with my beloved Copic markers and Distress Oxides and created a Fall scene.

I stamped and coloured the images from Fall Friends and used the coordinating dies to cut them out. I wanted to give as much texture to the images as possible with my markers, I love how they come to life!

For the background I cut a piece of Bristol Smooth cardstock slightly smaller than a slimline card. I used the Cloud and Grassy edges stencils with blending brushes and Distress Oxide inks to create a Fall sky. I added a lot of splatters: diluted ink, some black paint and liquid stardust also for a subtle sparkle.

When it was dry I stamped a sentiment in the middle in black and arranged the images. Some of them I popped up with 3D foam squares for more dimension.

I finished it off with drops of glossy accents on the pumpkin stems, the boots and buttons. I also used a black glaze pen on the eyes.

That was it from me for the contest. While I was scrolling through my stash I got a looooot of ideas which I will hopefully make and share soon. So stay tuned!

Until next time,

Zsofi

MFT Card Design Superstar Contest – Clean & Simple

Hello Everyone,

I am so happy that I could make a card for the MFT Card Design Superstar Contest this year too, I love challenges like this. It is a yearly contest and even though the categories are the same as last year, I left it to the last moment to decide which card I will enroll – yeah, I made three 🙂

So my choice for the Clean and Simple Genius category is this card:

I started with die cutting heavy weight white cardstock with a Blueprints 22 Die-namics die and using a blending brush and a very light hand I added Salty Ocean Distress ink ever so lightly in a circle frame shape.

When the ink dried I stamped the Joy Wreath stamp with Versamark ink and heat embossed it with a Textured White embossing powder (Lawn Fawn). I also added some Finetec gold paint splatters for more texture.

Then I stamped and coloured the deer and the candy cane from the Reindeer Games stamp set using my Copic markers and cut them out with their coordinating dies.

The sentiment I white heat embossed on a dark red banner. I adhered the wreath panel on a kraft cardbase and popped up the images and sentiment with 3D foam squares. I finished the design with glossy accents on the candy cane and Rudolph’s red nose, I emphasized hs eyes with a black glaze pen and scattered a few gold crystals (Studio Katia) on the wreath.

I wish you enjoyed this clean design, a bit different from what I usually make, but it was so fun to step out of my comfort zone! Visit me later for my second card for the contest!

See you,

Zsofi

Holly Jolly holiday

Hello Everyone,

I am back today with a cute Santa card inspired by the current stenciling challenge at Pippi (my favourite Hungarian crafts store).

I created a soft ink blended background with Salty Ocean and Picked Raspberry Distress Oxide inks. Then I used the Card Sized Confetti stencil from MFT to add some tone-on-tone stars. I used the other stencil in the set with some Nuvo Shimmer paste to add some sparkly texture too.

Until it was drying I stamped and coloured the images from the MFT Santa and Friends set using Copic markers and cut them out with the coordinating dies.

I also cut some snow slopes from Lawn Fawn white glitter cardstock and adhered it to the bottom of the inked panel.

Finally I white heat embossed a sentiment from the same stamp set on a slim black banner.

As a finishing touch I added some white puff embossing powder to the santa hat and uniform with the help of a clear embossing pen. I used glossy accent on the boots, buttons and saddle and added some white gel pen highlights.

I hope you liked my card today and will pop in again soon for more fun projects. Until next time, happy crafting!

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

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

Have a Holly Jolly Holiday!

Hello Everyone,

It is my second post today as I was longing to play along the MFT Sketch Challenge #414. It has been a while and I missed using my MFT goodies.

I came up with a design I could multiply – I actually made 4 cards at once, 2 in English and 2 in Hungarian (not on the pics).

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I started with a stitched rectangle cut from light blue cardstock. I used the Snowfall Background stamp to heat emboss on it with WOW White Puff embossing powder.

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Then I stamped, coloured and die cut the images. I used Copics and kept it very simple. After die cutting I used an embossing ink pen to cover some parts of the suit and hat with embossing ink and used the same white puff embossing powder to add more texture. I love how it turned out!

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I also added a piece of blue gingham pattered paper to the bottom, and heat embossed the sentiments on a thin strip of dark grey cardstock with white embossing powder.

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I assembled the card using liquid glue and mounted it on a white top folding card base.

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I am so happy with this cheerful design, I hope I can make even more multiples of it before Christmas! I will link this up to the MFT Sketch Challenge.

Hope you like my card and will return tomorrow for some more cuties!

See you,

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 – ROYGBIV 

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 Block 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

2018 Card Design Superstar: Colouring Virtuoso

Hello Again,

As promised here is my second card for the MFT Card Design Superstar contest, for the Colouring Virtuoso category. I love to colour and the medium I enjoy the most is Copics. So I made a cute little Halloween card:

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I started with stamping and colouring the images from the Witch way to the candy stamp set (the older version). I used new-to-me colours to stretch my supplies, I really enjoyed coming up with new colour combos. I used the coordinating dies to cut the images out. (As these are the old dies, the white rim is a bit wider than on the newer designs. I am thinking of re-ordering this stamp/die set, since I use it often and would love to have open dies)

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For the background I bounced some blue-purple-black alcohol inks on Yupo paper with the help of a round felt blending tool and blending solution. I kept going till I achieved that marbled look. I think it is a pretty night sky like this.

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To set the scene I die cut the Farm fence from grey cardstock an some grassy borders from black shimmer cardstock. I assembled the card placing the witch in the front using 3D foam tapes, while all the rest was adhered flat.

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The sentiment is white heat embossed on a thin strip of black cardstock and added to the top of my card. To finish the design, I used a white gel pen and a black glaze pen to add some details and also some glossy accents on the boots, hat and the bow of the cat. I could not resist adding funny eerie eyes to the cat, it looks so funny this way!

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If I had more time, I would try to create something for the Innovation Master category too, but I think I just need to let it go this year.

Thanks for checking my entries for the MFT Card Design Superstar Contest. Now just wish me luck to be selected 😉

See you soon with more fun cards!

Zsofi

2018 Card Design Superstar: Clean & Simple Genius

Hello Everyone,

I am struggling with a nasty flu but I could not give up on the yearly MFT Card Design Superstar contest, so I created this simple Fall card.

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I started with creating an alcohol inked background on Yupo paper using Fall colours. I mixed some greens, yellows, a drop of brown and copper too. When it was all dry, I treated it with an antistatic powder tool and black heat embossed one of the leaves from the Geometric Greenery  stamp set 3 times. I used the coordinating die to cut them out.

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I die cut a double stitched rectangle from some specialty cardstock, matted it with a black rectangle and adhered it to a white card base.

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The sentiment is a stacked Grateful die cut, the upper layer I cut from shiny black cardstock to match the heat embossing.

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I popped up the 3 leaves using 3D foam tape, and my card is finished.

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I will upload this card to the above mentioned contest – in the last minute I think 😀 Next year hopefully I will plan ahead better.

See you soon with my second entry for the contest.

ZSofi