It is Zsofi here with a very clean and simple holiday card made with gorgeous patterned paper from the new release. Christmas Cottage has amazing designs and i wanted the florals to be in the spotlight.
I cut down the patterned paper a bit and matted it with red cardstock. I love layers on my cards.
I am super excited to share with you my inspiration for the September Mini Release at Newton’s Nook Designs. There is a small sunflower stamp set with its coordinating die and a gorgeous stencil available RIGHT NOW!
For my card I stamped the sunflower with brown hybrid ink and coloured it using Copic markers. I cut it out with the coordinating die and cut another 3 from scrap white cardstock to give it a lot of dimension when stacked together.
I kept the card simple, on a 4 bar card I adhered a green gingham patterned paper (Lawn Fawn). I wrapped yellow twine on the stems of the sunflower and tied it in a bow. I adhered it to a wide strip of kraft cardtsock and matted it with dark brown cardstock.
The sentiment I stamped with the same brown hybrid ink on top and assembled the card.
I skipped using embellishments but I added a thick layer of Ranger Multi MAtte Medium in the middle of each flower and poured brown mini prills on them.
It gives it a gorgeous texture! It is so beautiful in real life!
Would you like to win this whole new Mini Release? We are giving a prize pack that includes the “Sunflower Days” Stamp and Die Set and the “Gingham” Stencil 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 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 Sunday, September 15th at 9pm EST to comment — winners will be announced on the blog post on Monday, September 16th.
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This is an exclusive stamp set, available ONLY at Simon Says Stamp until supplies last!
For my cards I stamped and coloured the images on Copic friendly cardstock and coloured them with alcohol markers. I fussy cut them out leaving a little white outline.
To create the party scene, I die cut a rounded rectangle die (Frames and Flags) from heavy weight vellum from Simon Says Stamp and also from their Fog cardstock. The latter I trimmed down to a thin strip and adhered at the bottom of the vellum panel.
Then I arranged the party: a cat one and a separate one for dogs. I adhered all the images to the vellum using liquid glue or 3D foam squares.
I stamped the sentiments with black ink on white cardstock and die cut them with a small stamp die from the Frameworks die set. I also die cut a postage frame die from patterned paper from Doodlebug (Hello).
I assembled the card on kraft card bases, added iridescent jewels from Studio Katia as embellishments and covered the presents and balloons with clear shimmer. On the party hats, ribbons and noses I also used a drop of glossy accent.
I hope you like my cards and got tons of ideas for birthday scenes. Would be fun to mix them all and create a big cats&dogs party! If you like this set, hurry to the Simon Says Stamp website and purchase it quickly before it is gone!
I am back again with a clean and simple card design I created for Pink and Main. Making cards for difficult times is always challenging, but with changing up the colours and the sentiment, you can create a card set even for all occasions.
I started with stamping the Kindness Floral stamp on Neenah Solar white cardstock with black Copic friendly ink and I coloured it with my alcohol markers.
Then I gold heat embossed the sentiment from the Forever in my heart stamp set. I love this delicate hand written one, looks pretty in gold. To make it stand out more, I double heat embossed it for a smoother,shinier result.
I trimmed down the panel and matted it with black cardstock. I added a very thin gold sparkle cardstock to the longer sides and used a little piece of a black and white patterned paper from the Spring Color Pop paper pad in the background.
I added a couple of white gel pen dots to the leaves and used a black glaze pen on the black strokes. I also added a bit of clear shimmer to the middle of the flowers and emphasized some details with glossy accents.
A few black onyx crystals finished it off.
I hope you enjoyed today’s inspiration and will come back for more soon. Until next time, happy crafting!
Autumn really hit us hard yesterday with a 20 degrees drop in temperature accompanied with wind and rain. Sudden change in my mood too, as I immediately start longing for warm drinks 🙂 I hope this cute Fall scene warms your hearts.
To set the scene I also die cut a Fence from woodgrain cardstock, some grass from yellow cardstock using a Land Border die and a tree from white cardstock using the Forest Scene builder set. I added colour to the latter with Copic markers.
I chose a pretty aqua-yellow plaid patterned paper (Lawn Fawn Perfectly Plaid Chill) as the background and die cut a rounded stitched rectangle from aqua cardstock using one of the Frames and Flags dies. I cut the grass also with the same die to have the rounded corners and stitching details. I love texture and stitching details, so I used the SSS Stitched Whirl background die to add more details to the sky.
I assembled the scene, matted it with a slightly bigger navy blue rectangle and popped up the girl with the coffee with 3D foam squares. The sentiment I stamped on a white cloud shaped speech bubble with Navy ink.
I used twine as embellishment, added a bit of clear shimmer and a drop of glossy accent to the pumpkins, buttons and the scarf.
I started with stamping the balloons from the Paper Sweeties Happy cake stamp set on Neenah Solar White cardstock and die cut it with an Arch Tag die from Pink and Main. As the original tag would be too short, i made it longer with the partial die cutting technique.
Then I stamped the same balloons on the newly released Sparkle Sheets and fussy cut each balloon from different colours. I paper pieced the bunch of balloons and adhered the pieces with liquid glue.
I added some orange ribbon from Paper Sweeties to the tag and popped it up with 3D foam squares on a white card base covered with pretty patterned paper from the Summer Splash paper pad.
For my second card I stamped and coloured the images from the Paper Sweeties Happy Cake Day stamp set and used their coordinating dies to cut them out.
I cut the biggest Stitched rectangle die from white cardstock and also from patterned paper from the Summer Splash paper pad. I cut a small piece of the white one and silver heat embossed my main sentiment on it from the Special Day stamp set. I also stamped a smaller sentiment above it using aqua ink.
I assembled the card, added a thin strip of Silver Sparkle Sheet below the cake stand and used 3D foam squares to pop up the cake.
I decorated it with 7 candles (as Paper Sweeties are turning 7) and added finishing touches: covered the balloons with a clear shimmer pen for a subtle sparkle, used glossy accents on the frosting and decorations of the cake and also on the flames of the candles. And last but not least I added some pretty flower sequins from Paper Sweeties to the bottom and embellished their middles with tiny white pearls.
To celebrate the occasion Pink and Main is generously giving away a $25 Pink and Main surprise package for one lucky commenter. All you need to do is to hop along with us and leave a comment at each designer’s blog to enter the draw. Winner will be announced on the 28th August on the Pink and Main blog. Start hopping at the Paper Sweeties Blog.
I hope you are excited about the August release at Newton’s Nook Designs already! It is Day 2 and we are showcasing the awesome Fall Fringe stamp set. It does not have coordinating dies but matches the previously released Frames squared die set perfectly! Look at all the great sentiments! This new set will also be available on Friday, 23/08!
For my card I stamped the image with Chocolate Truffle Amalgam ink from Gina K Designs and used Copic markers to colour it. I love the bright colours also for Fall so I went with sharp orange, deep brown and striking green shades. I also coloured the middle of the stamp with a light blue marker to make the images pop even more! The sentiment I stamped with the same brown ink.
When I was done with the colouring, I cut along the edges of the stamp and matted it with a dark brown square. I die cut the scalloped square die from the Frames squared die set from kraft cardstock and layered it under.
I wanted to make this a standard A2 sized card, so I cut a strip of green patterned paper (Sunny Studio) and matted it with the same brown cardstock before adhering it to a textured cream card base.
I popped up the focal panel with 3D foam tape and added a bit of natural twine on the top – simply wrapped it around the card and tied a bow.
As a finishing touch I added glossy accents to the pinecones, the caps of the acorns and the stems of the pumpkins.
I love the shine!
Would you like to win the “Fall Fringe” 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 August 22nd at 9pm EST to comment — winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, August 23rd.
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