Mermazing birthday

Hello Everyone,

It is my second post today, as I wanted to share with you a mermazing birthday card I created for the current MFT sketch #384 and Colour challenge #93. 

I created an alcohol inked background with blue, purple and mint alcohol inks. I spritzed it with a bit of rubbing alcohol for more texture. I adhered it to white card base and added a stitched rectangle frame.

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Then I stamped and coloured the mermaid from the Mermazing stamp set. I used Copics, and the coordinating dies to cut it out. Added some glossy accent and some Stickles for the extra shine on the tail.

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The seaweeds were stamped with matching colourful inks. I used Press and Seal to help with the arrangement and glued them in place on my card. The mermaid was popped up with 3D foam squares.

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I also white heat embossed a sentiment on a strip of blue violet cardstock from the More essentials sentiments set. To finish it off I added some iridescent bubbles from Studio Katia.

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I will upload this card to the MFT Sketch Challenge and Colour Challenge.

Hope you like my card and will check back tomorrow for some out of this world fun!

See you,

Zsofi

Mother’s Day Florals

Hello Everyone,

It is my second post today as I wanted to play along the MFT Sketch #381and Colour Challenge #91 this week.

I started with creating my background on Bristol Smooth paper. I sponged some pink distress inks with a light hand and then used a stencil and heavier hand to add more texture. I distressed it with water, added some pink splatters.

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Then I die cut 5 times the Chain circle frame and layered them together using spray adhesive.

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I stamped, die cut and coloured with Copics some flowers from the Buildable Bouquet set. I added them inside the frame using 3D foam squares. I covered the petals with a clear shimmer pen, added some glossy accent and a golden glass pearl.

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The sentiment I heat embossed in white on a thin strip of black cardstock. A few mini white pearls finished it off.

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I will link this project up on the MFT Colour Challenge #91, MFT Sketch Challenge #381, Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Sparkle and shine and Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Flower Power.

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

See you,

Zsofi

Wishing you unicorns – MFT

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Hello Everyone,

Today is my first card of the Unicorn Themed Card-Series, inspired by the MFT Sketch Challenge #379.

Here is my card:

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I started with the Cloudy sky stencil, I sponged distress inks on Bristol Smooth cardstock. I used Cracked Pistachio, Mermaid Lagoon and Blueprint Sketch to make the colourful clouds. After removing the stencil I sponged the same inks on the background for an ombre effect. I added water and ink droplets for more texture. I placed the stencil back and sprayed Altenew Iridescent ink spray over it for a subtle sparkle.

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Then I stamped and coloured some images from the Magical Unicorns Birdie Brown stamp set. I used the coordinating dies to cut them out.

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I added some dotted details, some Tonic Aqua Shimmer and glossy accent on some areas.

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The sentiment I white heat embossed on a strip of black cardstock, and die cut a puffy cloud border at a diagonal to follow the sketch.

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When assembling the card I used 3D foam tape for more dimension on the upper half of the card.

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I will link this project to the MFT Sketch Challenge #379 and to the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Happy Birthday

Thanks so much for popping in and I hope you will follow the rest of my mini card series in April.

See you soon,

Zsofi

 

 

Pastel Easter card – IPC#67

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Hello Everyone,

It is Monday again and time for the new inspiration for the Inky Paws Challenge #67. I just love any sketch with a tag involved.

After last week’s bright colours I made a pastel Easter card for today.

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I started with stamping and colouring the cute little bunny and butterfly from Bitty Bunnies using Copic markers. I added some dots with my darker colours as well as some accents with a white gel pen. I used the coordinating dies to cut them out.

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To make a scene for them I used the Cloudy sky stencil and sponged pastel colours on Bristol Smooth cardstock. I used a tiny sponge dauber, in this way I could use many colours of Distress Inks.

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The tag is from the Fancy edges tag die set, the grass I created with one of the stitched chevron accent dies in the set. The sentiment is from Newton’s Easter basket. I tied a bow from twine on the top and popped up the critters with foam tape.

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I die cut the stencilled background with a stitched rectangle die and I cut also 2 stitched banners from coordinating cardstocks to go behind the tag, which is popped up with 3D foam tape.

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A tiny bit of Tonic Aqua shimmer and glossy accents finished it off. I hope you like my card and got in spring mood. Come and play along with us at the Inky Paws Challenge #67, it is open until Friday (16/03/2018). A random winner will get a 20USD gift certificate to the awesome Newton’s Nook Designs online store.

I will upload this card to the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Whatever the weather and to the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Girl Power.

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Have a wonderful week and see you soon with more spring projects.

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

Purrfect birthday – IPC#67

Inky Paws Challenge

Hello Everyone,

It is March already, hopefully spring is coming soon. Until it arrives, I have a very cheerful card for you as inspiration for the new Inky Paws Challenge #67. The sketch is this:

And my card based on the sketch:

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I started with a piece of Bristol Smooth cardstock and blended some distress inks on it in rainbow order. Then I used the Tumbling hearts stencil and went over it with the same inks. Before removing the stencil I added Shimmer Spritz for a delicate shimmer. I die cut this panel with a stitched rectangle die.

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Then I stamped the kitty on a balloon from Newton’s Birthday Bash stamp set, coloured with Copics making the balloon to match the rainbow background. I die cut it with the coordinating die.

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I cut a tag (Sugar Pea Designs) from white cardstock, stamped the sentiment on it in black and adhered the die cut kitty at an angle.

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I also die cut some banners using the Frames and flags die set, and a pretty bow (Studio Katia die). After assembling the card I used a clear shimmer pen on the balloon and an enamel dot in the middle of the bow.

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I hope you like my card and will participate in the current Inky Paws Challenge. You have 2 weeks to upload your project to the link to be eligible to win the 20USD gift certificate to the NND online store.

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I will also link up this project to the Simon Says Stamp Anything goes Wednesday Challenge and to the Simon Says National Craft Month Celebration blog post.

 

 

 

 

See you soon with more spring cards. Have a lovely day!

Zsofi

Wild birthday

Hello Everyone,

I am popping in with some clean and simple cards I made for the current MFT Sketch Challenge.

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I used the Wild about you stamp set, coloured with Copics and die cut with the coordinating dies. I stamped the sentiment also on a die cut banner (retired MFT die set) using the same black ink.

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Then I die cut a stitched rectangle using pretty gingham patterned paper (MFT), a stitched scalloped circle frame from white and coloured cardstock and a vellum circle. I layered these on top of each other and adhered to the patterned paper.

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I popped up the critters with foam tape in the middle of the circle frames. I love how the vellum tones down the gingham pattern in the background. I used 3D foam also on the sides of the banners and embellished them with crystal gems.

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To finish the coloured images, I used a white gel pen to add some details, a black glaze pen on the eyes and glossy accents on the nose and dots of the giraffe.

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I will upload these to the MFT Sketch Challenge #373.

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I hope you like my cards and you will be back tomorrow for some Newton’s Nook fun!

See you,

Zsofi

Tons of love

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Hello Again,

This is my second post today, for the IPC#65 inspiration click the link.

I usually play along with MFT Sketch Challenges but not really the Color ones. This week though I fell in love with the colours, so I decided to make a card which fits both.

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I started with die cutting some mod rectangle frames (I temporarily adhered 2 together with little pieces of micropore tape) from black & white patterned paper. I used a pencil to mark where these squares would go on my card base an sponged some Spun Sugar distress ink before adhering the frames.

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Then I die cut a pierced heart from dark pink cardstock and heat embossed a sentiment in white on a piece of black cardstock using the Happy Hippos Birdie Brown stamp. I cut it in a banner shape and popped it up with 3D foam tape on the heart.

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I stamped and coloured a hippo and a bird from the above mentioned set, I used Copic markers, some dot technique for more texture and a white gel pen for more details. I also emphasized the eyes with a black glaze pen and used glossy accents on the beak and the nose. I scattered a few clear and pink jewels all around.

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I will link this project up to the MFT Sketch Challenge #371 and Colour Challenge #87Colour Challenge #87, also to the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge (It must be love).

Thank you so much for your visit and hope to see you again soon.

Zsofi

 

Alcohol inked focal point

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Hello Everyone,

I am back with another Love Themed card, inspired by the current MFT Sketch Challenge #370.

Here is my card:

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I had a pretty alcohol inked background in pink colours and I really wanted to use it as a focal point on my card. So I die cut a pierced heart from it and white heat embossed a sentiment from the new 100% loveable stamp set. I die cut another 2 stitched hearts from some scrap white cardstock and layered it under the heat embossed one. In this way I got instant dimension and also could manage the warping the heat embossing caused.

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I also heat embossed a second sentiment on a black banner from the From the heart stamp set. I used the Rectangle STAX dies to cut a pink and a black and white striped rectangle, I adhered them to a white card base. I added the heart and finally the banner which I popped up with 3D foam tape. 

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As a final touch I added some pink heart sequins from Pretty Pink Posh.

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I will upload this project to the MFT Sketch Challenge #370 and to the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Anything goes.

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

Have a great weekend,

Zsofi

 

I love you most card ft. MFT

love themed logoHello Everyone,

I continue my Love Themed Card Series with a quick and last minute post for this week’s MFT Sketch Challenge #369MFT Sketch Challenge #369.

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I had a pre-coloured little elephant from the Adorable Elephants set (I used Zig Clean Colour Real Brush markers on Bristol Smooth cardstock) which I wanted to use. First I created the background by sponging Distress Oxide inks on Bristol Smooth cardstock, then added more ink through the Staggered hearts stencil. I moved the stencil several times and added more ink for more dimension. The Colours used are: Candied Apple, Picked Raspberry and Worn Lipstick.

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I die cut the panel with a stitched rectangle die after it dried. I also cut a Linked Chain Circle Frame from white cardstock and a heart using a die from MFT Blueprints 22. On this piece I sponged the same Distress Oxide inks and added some splatters using Aged Mahogany distress ink. I added this darker colour to the edges, to make the heart stand out. I also spritzed it with Tsukineko Shimmer Spritz for a bit of sparkle.

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When it was done, I put some Crystal glaze Nuvo Drops on the entire piece but it looked like a big blob so I removed it all with a piece of typing paper. Still it left some residue which gives a subtle shine to the heart embellishment.

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The sentiment is from the More Essential sentiments set, white heat embossed on black cardstock. I used 3D foam tape when assembling the card and little heart sequins from Pretty Pink Posh as final touches.

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I will linkthis projct to the MFT Sketch Challenge #369.

I hope you like this simple, technique-driven card design and will return for more inspiration soon.

Have a great day,

Zsofi