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

Newton’s Nook Designs May Release – Day 1

Hello Everyone,

It is the best part of the month as we start revealing the fantastic May Release of Newton’s Nook Designs! Who is excited? Today is for the movie lovers – Newton is having a movie night!

There are also 2 new stencils revealed today! Look at the popcorn one! So unique! All new products will be available on 17/05!

Here is my card for today:

I started with stamping and colouring the kitties in the cinema using Copic markers. I used the coordinating die to cut them out.

I masked off one inch on the bottom of a top folding white note card and applied Black Soot Distress Oxide ink very gently.

On this I stamped the sentiment and some popcorn using black ink.

After masking off the bottom part of the card, I mixed some Antique Linen Distress ink to white texture paste and applied it over the Popcorn stencil. It is not so visible on the picture but the texture is gorgeous in real life!

When it was all dry, I added the die cut image and emphasized some details with glossy accents. Isn’t it cute?

GIVEAWAY

Would you like to win the “Newton’s Movie Night” 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 reveals and you will come back tomorrow for more fun!

See you,

Zsofi

Pink and Main April Release Sneak Peek – My Universe

Hello Everyone,

I am here with a sneak peek of the My Universe stamp/die set which is part of the fabulous April Release from Pink and Main. All new products will be available on 20/04!

As always I started with stamping and colouring the cute astronaut and the balloon bunch on alcohol marker friendly cardstock and used my Copic markers to add colour. I kept the colours in the purple-blue-aqua range, this is my favourite colour combo and matching so well the paper I chose as a background from the new Galaxy Foil paper pad.

If you are short on time but love galaxy backgrounds with a foil accent, this paper pad is for you. A wide range of pretty skies in beautiful colours – all having rose gold stars as foiled accents. The most beautiful paper pad I have ever seen!

I cut a piece to cover an A2 sized card front, heat embossed a sentiment from the My Universe stamp set on a strip of black cardstock and popped it up with 3D foam tape.

To make it really dimensional I mounted the balloons with 3D foam tape too and doubled the foam tape up when I adhered the little guy.

As a finishing touch I added clear shimmer to the balloons and covered the glass of the helmet and the accents on the costume with glossy accents. I also added some shine to the clouds and the some parts of the planet-balloons too to make it even more special.

I hope you liked today’s sneak peek and will check back later for more inspiration!

See you,

Zsofi



Newton’s Nook Designs March Release – Day 1

Hello Everyone,

I am so excited that it is that time of the month again when we start the new release reveals at Newton’s Nook Designs! Just get ready for a lot of fabulous new stuff! Today the Design Team showcases 2 new critter sets: Paw-some Birthday for the dog lovers and Newton’s Birthday Trio for the cat fans. Aren’t they adorable? All the new products will be available on Friday, 15th March!

There is a gorgeous new stencil this month too:

Here are the cards I created for today:

NEWTON’S BIRTHDAY TRIO

If you follow me you know how much I love stencils. So I took a piece of Bristol Smooth cardstock and applied Blueprint Sketch, Mermaid Lagoon and Twisted Citron Distress inks at a diagonal, with a light hand. Then I added the same inks through the Balloons stencil with an ink blending tool and before removing the stencil I sprayed it with Tsukineko Shimmer Spritz for a subtle sparkle.

While the background was drying I stamped and coloured the kitties with Copic markers. I used aqua, green and blue for the accessories to match the background. The kitties I coloured with light browns. Here is a pic of the colours I used:

I used the coordinating die to cut the kitties out and ran the stenciled panel with the scalloped rectangle die from the Frames and flags die set. I also cut a green cardstock piece with this die and cut grass with a Land border die from it.

I assembled the scene on kraft cardstock, popped up the kitties with 3D foam squares and embellished the card with clear jewels from Studio Katia. I also added clear shimmer with my Tonic Aqua shimmer pen to the accessories and coated them with a layer of glossy accents.

PAW-SOME BIRTHDAY

For my second card I created the same background just in a vertical form. I love how the stencil works in both directions.

I used the same markers to colour the dog with the huge pile of presents, and cut him out with the coordinating die. Notice that the die cuts the little holes between toe presents and the dog, i love these tiny details! Adds so much to a card design!

The scene i built the same way like on my previous card, just added die cut white letters (Essential Alphabet die) to the top to spell HELLO. I stamped a sentiment under it in black.

After mounting the die cut image with 3D foam squares, I used my shimmer pen on the presents and added glossy accents here and there to make them shiny and more dimensional.

GIVEAWAY

Would you like to win the “Newton’s Birthday Trio” or the “Paw-some Birthday” Stamp Set? We will choose ONE lucky winner for each stamp set!  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 March 14th at 9pm EST to comment  — winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, March 15th. 

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 –> you are here

Naki Rager

Maria Russell

Andrea Shell

Tatiana Trafimovich

I hope you enjoyed what you saw today and will hop along. Please make sure to come back tomorrow for more fun!

See you,

Zsofi

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Pink and Main February Release Sneak Peek – Pretty jars

Hello Everyone,

I am here today with another sneak peek of the February Release from Pink and Main. Today I am showing you a pretty thank you card made with the gorgeous Pretty Jars stamp and die set.

I started with die cutting the smaller jar’s coordinating die from vellum. I usually stamp first and then die cut, but because I wanted the jar to be perfectly aligned, I went the other way. I used black Staz-on ink for stamping and coloured the jar from the back side using Copic markers. Then I stamped the label and the sentiment on white cardstock, coloured it with Copic markers and fussy cut it out. I used liquid glue to adhere it to the jar.

I cut a strip of white cardstock and stamped the bouquet from the same stamp set. Coloured it with Copics too, added a bit of clear shimmer to the flowers and glossy accents to the berries. When it was dry, I adhered the jar using tiny drops of liquid glue mostly under the stamped lines to hide the adhesive.

I matted the panel with a yellow gold cardstock and also added two pink scalloped borders before mounting it on a piece of patterned paper. I wanted something greenish to emphasize the fresh feel and I found this diagonal striped one in the Beach Babe paper pad.

As a finishing touch I added 3 little gold glossy dots and added a bit of clear shimmer to the label as well.

I hope you enjoyed all the sneak peeks in the last couple of weeks and you are getting ready with your shopping list. The waiting will be over today as all new products will be available in the shop soon!

Happy shopping and happy crafting,

Zsofi

Pink and Main February Release Sneak Peek – Breakfast Fun

Hello Everyone,

I am here today with a fun and oh-so-cute card featuring the new Breakfast Fun stamp set. It has a lot of adorable images and fantastic sentiments.

I started with cutting a piece of alcohol marker friendly white cardstock to be a bit smaller than an A2 sized card front in length. Then I arranged a couple of the cute images along with some matching sentiments in my stamp positioner and stamped it with black hybrid ink. I coloured the panel with Copic markers.

I added a thin strip of light green cardstock to a top folding white notecard and stamped “I love you” from the Vertical Greetings stamp set. I added a thin black metallic shimmer cardstock strip and a yellow one under the coloured panel before adhering it to the card base.

As a finishing touch I just added glossy accents to some of the images like the seed of the avocado, the egg yolk or the label of the jam.

I hope you like my card and got inspired. The new release will be available on 20/02, just watch out for more sneak peeks till that time! Happy crafting!

Zsofi