If friends were flowers – Newton’s Nook Designs

Hello Everyone,

Sometimes when I am not making a scene card, I love to get inspired looking at sketches. Today’s card was fully inspired by an older sketch from the Inky Paws Challenges of Newton’s Nook Designs. It is worth to check it out, they have themes and colour challenges too!

I started with colouring the cat in a bed of flowers from Newton’s Flower Garden. I fussy cut it out, used a clear shimmer pen on the flowers and added a drop of glossy accents in the flower centers.

I cut a rounded stitched rectangle from patterned paper using the Frames squared die set and also 2 scalloped borders from yellow cardstock with the Sky borders dies.

I needed some strips of colourful cardstocks for the sketch and I die cut a pink banner too.

I assembled the card on a kraft cardbase and popped up the kitty with 3D foam squares. I still needed a sentiment, which I decided to stamp on a stithced white circle. I also added a small flower as embellishment to it.

I wish you got inspired to look at older sketches too an create some colourful cards. I will also upload this card to the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Anything Goes.

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See you soon,

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

 

Oh Crab! – Under the sea Card Series #2

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Hello Everyone,

I am back with the second card in my Under the Sea Card Series: a belated funny birthday wish. The layout of this card was inspired by the current Sketch Challenge #398 at MFT. Also it is part of my submissions for the MFT Summer School 2018.

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I stamped, coloured and die cut the bigger crab from the MFT Just Beclaws set. I used Copic markers to add colour to these adorable images.

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Then I used the MFT Blueprint 22 die set to cut circles from textured white cardstock and the background panel from patterned paper (MFT Tiny check) along with the wavy border which I cut from red cardstock.

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On the bottom of this I white heat embossed the sentiment and assembled the card on a white card base. I popped up the crabs with 3D foam squares and added funny eerie eyes to both of them (Simon Says Stamp). And my card is finished. I love how a cute image and the Blueprints dies make it easy to whip up a quick but pretty card.

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I will upload this also to the MFT Summer School Monochromatic Challenge and the MFT Birthday Project Clean and simple too.

I hope you enjoyed my card for today and wish to see you soon for the next one in  the series.

Have a happy day,

Zsofi

 

You are my favourite

Hello Everyone,

I did not have time to share with you the card I made for my sweet husband for Father’s Day – it can actually serve as an everyday card too. I used the MFT Sketch Challenge #389 as inspiration for the layout.

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I started with die cutting a white stitched rectangle and die cut the You are my favourite die on the right side. Then I popped up the panel on an aqua striped patterned paper using 3D foam tape.

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I stamped some of the bears from the Bitty Bears stamp set, coloured them with Copics and cut them with the coordinating dies. I mounted them on the background using 3D foam squares. I added some extra shimmer and shine to the balloon and present the bears are holding with a Tonic Aqua Shimmer pen and glossy accents.

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I also used a black glaze pen on the eyes and noses, the latter got a bit of glossy accent to for more dimension.

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The sentiment is from the All About Mom stamp set, white heat embossed on a thin strip of chocolate cardstock.

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I will link this up to the MFT Sketch Challenge #389. I hope you like my card and will return soon for more inspiration.

See you,

Zsofi

 

Father’s Day Cards

Hello Everyone,

In Hungary we do not have officially Father’s Day which is so unjust in my opinion. So I plan to celebrate with my kids and the heroes of our family on Saturday. I made already 2 cards which my kids can give them: one for grandpa and one for daddy. The layout was inspired by the current MFT Sketch Challenge #388.

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I stamped the images from the Giraffing me crazy set, coloured them with Copics and cut them out with the coordinating dies.

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I cut 2 simple white tags and glued the giraffes on them. On one card I placed them in a way that they look like hugging each other. So cute!

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I heat embossed the chosen sentiments (one from the stamp set, the other from the More Essential sentiments set) in white on dark cardstock scraps and cut some banners. I adjusted the length with the partial die-cutting technique.

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I chose patterned papers as backgrounds and popped up the tags with 3D foam tape. I embellished the cards with a little enamel heart on each. I could not resist adding google eyes to the giraffes and used glossy accent on their dots for a special look.

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

See you,

Zsofi

 

 

 

Hello, gullfriend

Hello Everyone,

I am popping in today with a last minute card for the current MFT Sketch Challenge #387.

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I started with stamping an colouring the funny seagulls from the MFT Seaside seagulls set using Copic markers. I used the coordinating dies to cut them out, adorned them with funny google eyes and added glossy accent to their beaks.

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For the background I masked off 3 stripes on Bristol Smooth paper using painter’s tape. I applied Distress inks (Blueprint Sketch, Mermaid Lagoon and Broken China). Then I taped down the MFT Abstract stencil and went back with the same inks. Before removing the stencil I sprayed it with Tsukineko Shimmer Spritz for a subtle sparkle.

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When my panel was all dry I heat embossed in white 3 of the sentiments form the same stamp set.

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Finally I used 3D foam squares to mount the seagulls and added some clouds too with liquid glue.

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I will also link this up to the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge All things bright and beautiful and Wednesday Challenge Anything goes.

I hope you like this card and will join me next time too for more fun projects.

See you,

Zsofi

Big birthday wishes – IPC #73

Inky Paws ChallengeHello Everyone,

Happy Monday to all of you, it is time for the weekly Inky Paws Challenge inspiration.  IPC#73  is still open till Friday (8th June) if you want to try this sketch:

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My card features the girl from Holding happiness stamp set, I stamped her on a white circle and coloured with Copics. I gave it a zigzag stitched mat for more interest.

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The sentiments I stamped on thin banners cut from coloured cardstock scraps, and adhered them to a strip of peacock cardstock. I tied some twine around it and mounted on a soft pastel patterned paper.

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The focal panel I foam mounted, and added some glossy accents on the flowers and the ribbon on the present. A bit of clear shimmer I added to her dress to make it festive.

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I hope you got inspired and will play along with us at the IPC #73 for a chance to win a 20USD gift certificate to the wonderful Newton’s Nook Designs online store.

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See you soon with more fun projects.

Hugs,

ZSofi

Monster birthday ft. Lawn Fawn

Hello Everyone,

I am back with a card I made for the current Lawnfawnatics sketch challenge #28.

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I stamped, coloured and die cut a bunch of the little monsters from an older Lawn Fawn set called Monster mash. I used a rainbow of colours.

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I have made a galaxy background using Distress Oxide inks, shimmer mist and some white paint.

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I die cut several stitched circle frames and stacked them together. I placed my tiny aliens around and adhered a last frame in navy colour. I added the galaxy background which I cut down to a circle and adhered it all to a white stitched rectangle.

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The sentiment is from the Out of this world set, stamped in black and aqua inks.

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For the inside I cut a strip of the galaxy background and added another 3 little monsters. I embellished all of them with a white gel pen, a black glaze pen and glossy accents.

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I will upload this project to the Lawnfawnatics Sketch Challenge #28.

I hope you like my card and will come back soon for more inspiration.

See you,

Zsofi