Summertime fun – Lawn Fawn

Hello Everyone,

If you are looking for the NND 8 anniversary blog hop, click HERE.

It has been a while since I managed to play along any challenges, but I could not resist the current Lawn Fawnatics one: Summertime fun. As all my summer cards, this was inspired by our favourite lake near Budapest.

I stamped and coloured images from several Lawn Fawn sets: On the beach, Really High Five and Butterfly kisses. I used Spectrum Noir Illustrator markers to colour them in and the coordinating dies to cut them out. The colours are used are the following:

  • umbrella: BT9, BT7, BT5, CT4, CT3, CT1
  • bear: EB5, EB4, EB3, RB2, RB1
  • rabbit: BG5, BG2, BG1, FS7
  • fox: BO4, BO3, BO1, BG2, BG1
  • ball: BT7, BT5, BT1
  • butterflies: GT3, GT1
  • drink: EB5, EB4, EB3, RB2, CT4, CT1, BT5

I also used a couple of dies and coloured cardstocks to set the scene: Stitched Waves for the water, Leafy Tree Backdrop, Cattail border and Grassy Hillside border for the landscape and the Sunburst Backdrop for the bakground.

I used Distress Oxide inks to add some shading and depth. I also added some diluted ink sprinkles, it adds so much texture.

I framed the scene with the largest Stitched Rectangle Frames.

The sentiment I stamped directly on the background and used glossy accents and a black glaze pen to emphasize some details.

I will upload this card to the current Lawnfawnatics Challenge #104, Simon Says Stamp IG Challenge (Color with us) and also to the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge (Lazy Days of summer).

I hope you enjoyed this fun summer card and will come back for more inspiration soon.

See you,

Zsofi

Stencilled flowers for Mom – Pretty Pink Posh

Hello Everyone,

I am back again with my last Mother’s Day card this year dedicating this one to ALL supermoms out there. Being a mother is the biggest blessing and the best gift which comes with an emotional extra package (expanding with the years). I am grateful every single day to have my kids and experiencing the unconditional love which I feel for them and they feel for me.

For my card today I used the pretty Peonies stencil from Pretty Pink Posh: on a piece of Bristol Smooth cardstock I inkblended Kitch Flamingo Distress Oxide ink for the flowers first. I simply turned the stencil around and masked off the leaves with post it tape to make sure I dont accidentaly go over the unnecessary open areas.

When I was happy with the arrangemet of the flowers I created masks for them from Masking Paper and covered each flower. Now it was time to add leaves with Mowed Lawn Distress Oxide ink. After removing the masks I added some splatters with my Finetec Mica Pearlescent Watercolours, I chose the dark pink and black this time.

When the panel was dry I cut it down a bit and added a vivid green mat under it. I also die cut a skinny gold frame with my old favourite Frames die set from Simon Says Stamp. I adhered it i place with drops of liquid glue. I usually use Ranger Multi Matte Medium with a precision tip for this.

The sentiment I die cut from pink cardstock with the Pretty Pink Posh Mother’s Day die. I added a white heat embossed “happy” on a tiny piece of black cardstock to it using 3D foam squares.

As a finishing touch I added dots with a black glaze pen to the flower centers, it makes them really pop!

I will upload this card to the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Feminine and to the Simon Says Stamp IG Challenge Favourite Technique (stenciling is also a favourite technique of mine).

I hope you enjoyed this floral inspiration and will pop in again soon for more cheerful designs.

See you,

Zsofi

Happy Mother’s Day to my mom!

Hello Everyone,

Today is Mother’s Day in Hungary and I am always very sentimental about it. I am very close to my mum and even though I try to show her love and care on a daily basis, we always make something extra with my kids on this day. We got her roses and tulips, the kids sang and my daughter recited a lovely poem. She even made a very pretty card for her, and my son – who just learnt how to write – wrote her a letter. So touchy. As a cardmaker I had to make my own card too.

I started with stamping and colouring the images from the SSS Bouquet for mom set using Spectrum Noir Illustrator markers.

I have made a colour swatch for the colours I used. I used the coordinating dies to cut everything out.

For the background I used the Sizzix Texture Fades Brickwork 3D embossing folder. It is amazing! I used it on Bristol Smooth cardstock because I wanted to do some ink blending after: I used Hickory Smoke and Black Sooth Distress Oxide inks. I also added some black and white splatters ad dried it with my heat tool.

I used the Newton’s Nook Designs Land border dies to cut some grass and the Fence die to cut the fence, and assembled the scene. I used 3D foam squares behind the main image to get more dimension.

The setiment I white heat embossed on black cardstock and die cut it with its coordinating die. I love sets when there is a die for the sentiment, it gives such a unique look!

As a finishing touch I used glossy accents on the flower centres and the body of the butterflies.

I will upload this card to the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Anything goes and the SSS Ig Challenge Favourite Technique too.

I hope you liked my card and will pop in again soon for more inspiration.

See you,

Zsofi

Love you a latte – Lawn Fawn

Hello Everyone,

The Coffee Lovers Blog Hop is in full swing and I managed to make a cutie over the weekend. This is my first entry, I used Lawn Fawn stamps and dies. Let me guide you through the process.

First I stamped the images from the following sets: Snow Day, Butterfly Kisses, and Holiday Helpers. I used Copic markers to colour them in and cut everything out with the coordinating dies.

To set the scene, I die cut a piece of patterned paper from the Watercolour Wishes paper pad using the Cloudy Backdrop die and I also cut a white Stitched Frame.

I covered an A2 sized card front with a rainbow patterned paper from the Hello Sunsine Remix paper pad and arranged the scene. I popped up the bunnies with 3D foam squares.

I stamped the sentiment from Love you a latte in between the bunnies and it was time for the finishing touches: black glaze pen on the eyes and noses, clear shimmer pen on the butterflies and mugs and finally a drop of glossy accents in the flower centres.

I will ink this up to the following challenges: Coffee Lovers Blog Hop, Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge and Simon Says Stamp IG Challenge (Hello Spring)

I hope you enjoyed this cute Spring coffee scene and will pop in again soon for more!

See you soon,

Zsofi

Inktense pencils – winter scene

Hello Everyone,

I am popping in today with something new. In my latest order from Simon Says Stamp I had a pack of Suzy Plantamura’s watercolour prints with Winter Gnomes. I am fond of gnomes lately and I wanted to try to zone out and colour these with different mediums. The first one I coloured with Derwent Inktense pencils.

I started with the cap: I chose a darker red colour and drew some lines next to the outline. Then scribbled a little lighter one over it and spread the colours out with a wet paintbrush. Thanks to the pigments in this type of pencil the colours are really vibrant even with just a tiny scribble from the pencil.

I made sure to let it dry and meanwhile coloured another part of the image which was not connected to avoid mixing colours. For the snow I used light blue and for the background I mixed blues, violet and some darker purples.

I left the beard and moustache for the last: I tried to add light stokes with my pencils and then fade them out a bit with the waterbrush. It was fun and I like the result even though it was the first time!

When it was all dry I cut it down with a Wonky rectangle and stamped a sentiment (MFT stamps set) in black. I sprinkled white acrylic paint all over it with a toothbrush: it gives smaller dots than when I do this with a thin brush. I also added clear shimmer to the Moon, glossy accents to the skate and some fluffy texture to the cap and overall with my Marvy Snow Marker. It puffs up when I heat it up with my heat tool. So fun!

I hope you liked today’s inspiration, and will return soon for more!

See you,

Zsofi

Christmas Fairies – Lawn Fawn

Hello Everyone,

We are celebrating family birthdays this weekend but I wanted to pop in with a cute little card I made for the ongoing Lawnfawnatics #89 challenge and for the Simon Says Stamp IG Challenge. I used Lawn Fawn stamps and dies.

I started with stamping the fairies from the Frosty Fairy Friends stamp set and coloured them with Copic markers. I used the coordinating dies to cut them out.

While I was at die cutting I cut a pine tree (Outside In Stitched Christmas Tree) from white Bristol Smooth cardstock. I also cut the Merry Christmas Line border sentiment from red cardstock and the Mini String of Lights from silver foil cardstock. I cut a bunch of light bulbs from red, yellow and green glitter cardstock scraps. I also needed a snowbank from pearl white cardstock and a tree trunk which I cut with a small rectangle die from brown cardstock.

I applied Pine Needles and Mowed Lawn Distress Oxide inks on the pine tree with a blending brush. I added water and diluted ink splatters and a bit of white paint too for texture.

On another piece of Bristol Smooth cardstock I added Blueprint Sketch and Salty Ocean Distress Oxide inks and when it was dry I ran it through my die cutting machine with the Snowy Backdrop die. I added Tsukineko Shimmer Spritz droplets and some water sprinkles too before adhering it to a white card base.

I popped up the tree with 3D foam squares and assembled the card as on the pictures.

As a finishing touch I added white gel pen details to the scarves and glossy accents to the head bands. I made the wings sparkly with a clear shimmer pen. I topped the tree with a die cut glittery star and my card was all finished. I love the shimmer and shine so much!

I will also upload this card for the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Anything Goes.

I hope you enjoyed today’s inspiration, I have so many more holiday ideas to share so come back soon!

See you,

Zsofi

Squirrels’ party – Lawn Fawn

Hello Everyone,

It has been a while since I last played along the Lawnfawnatics Challenges and the same with Simon Says Stamp IG challenges. I felt it was high time for some crafty fun and as the theme is Fall on both, I used my brand new squirrels from Lawn Fawn’s latest release.

I stamped the little cuties from Let’s go nuts, the branch from a retired set called Home sweet home. I used a brown hybrid ink from Scrapbook.com, which is Copic marker friendly. Then I used different brown shades to colour them and cut them all out with their coordinating dies.

Then I die cut the different pieces of the Acorn house from kraft and brown cardstock, and some accessories from the new metallic gold cardstock.

The smaller leave from the set I cut from coloured cardstock scraps several times. For the grass I used a grassy border die.

For the background of my scene I chose a cloudy patterned paper from the new Into the woods remix paper pad. I assembled the scene using liquid glue and 3D foam squares to add dimension. The sentiments I white heat embossed on thin brown cardstock strips. I used the same cardstock to add a thin mat around my scene.

I finished it off with a black glaze pen on the eyes and noses and made the acorn hats shiny with glossy accents. Such a cheerful scene, don’t you think? Will be a perfect gift for my daughter’s friend, who is turning 10 soon.

I will upload this card to the Lawnfawnatics Challenge #86 and the SSSIG Challenge Fall theme too.

I hope you enjoyed my card design and will pop in again soon for more fun!

See you,

Zsofi

Stenciled Easter eggs – Pink and Main

Hello Everyone,

Iam here with you today to show you an easy stenciled Easter card, perfect for the last minute crafters. I used the Easter Egg stamps and Easter eggs stencil from the latest release of Pink and Main.

I started with stamping the bunny and the chic on white cardstock and coloured them with my Copic markers. I chose to fussy cut them this time, to give them another look.

Then I applied Distress inks on Bristol Smooth cardstock through the Easter eggs stencil at a diagonal: Picked Raspberry, Spiced Marmelade and Mustard Seed. Before removing the stencil I sprayed it with Tsukineko Shimmer Spritz. I love the subtle sparkle it gives to all the colourful eggs.

I did not want to cover the pretty background – which I die cut with a Stitched Rectangle 2 die – so i wrapped a strip of vellum around it and added 2 very thin guava cardstock strips to the edged. It helped to hide the adhesive also.

I added the critters and stamped a sentiment with Staz-on Black ink. Then I mounted the panel on a white top folding A2 sized notecard.

I will upload this project to the Simon Says Stamp Instagram challenge and to the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Spring moodboard.

I hope you enjoyed my card today and will pop in again soon. Have rest and stay at home for the holidays too!

Hugs,

Zsofi

Deer friends – Newton’s Nook Designs

Hello Everyone,

I am here today with a cute holiday card created with the latest release of Newton’s Nook Designs. I am fond of the woodland critters series and I am so happy that there is a winter edition now.

I stamped and coloured the snowy friends from the Festive Fawns stamp set using Copic markers. I used the coordinating die to cut it out.

While I was at it I also die cut a stitched square panel from blue cardstock and from white glitter paper using the Frames Squared die set. I cut the scalloped square from purple cardstock and some pine trees from dark green using the Forest Scene builder set.

Before assembling the scene I used a Versamark pen on the hat of the snowman and on the trees and poured WOW White Puff embossing powder on it. I heat set it with my heat gun, I love the texture it gives!

I also added a white metallic cardstock layer in between the scene and the purple mat. I can never have enough layers I guess 🙂

The sentiment I stamped in purple on a subtle checked patterned paper from Sunny Studio and added the focal panel too.

A bit of clear shimmer on the scarf and hat plus a bit of glossy accents finished it off.

I hope you enjoyed my card today and will check back later for a not typical coffee card! See you in a few hours!

Zsofi

Falala – Hello Bluebird

Hello Everyone,

I love the Fall/Winter Coffee Lovers Blog Hop so much that I cannot stop creating coffee cards. I also try to stick to colouring every day a little bit, as therapy advised by the gorgeous Kathy Racoosin. Today’s cuties are from Hello Bluebird, one of my favourite companies.

I started with stamping and colouring some of the images from the Skating party stamp set. I used Copic markers in vibrant colours. I cut everything out with the coordinating dies.

Then I worked on the background: I heat embossed the Snowfall background stamp with WOW white puff embossing powder on a kraft top folding card base. To make it colder I sponged white pigment ink on the edges of the card base – I feel the instant breeze!

To set the scene I created a snowbank from white cardstock using the Land Border dies from Newton’s Nook Designs and I also die cut a couple of pine branches (Holly and Pin die set) from the same white cardstock. I used Pine Needles Distress ink to add colour.

The sentiment is die cut 2 times from white cardstock and once from blue glitter cardstock. I stacked them together and added a white heat embossed sentiment under it.

As a finishing touch I used a black glaze pen on their eyes, a clear shimmer pen on the caps and glossy accents on the noses and cups.

I will link this project also to the SSS IG challenge (Happy Holidays) and to the SSS Wednesday Challenge Anything goes.

I hope you enjoyed today’s inspiration and will join me tomorrow again.

See you,

Zsofi