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

Sending hugs – Lawn Fawn

Hello Everyone,

I have a super cute stenciled card for you today using some new and old sets from Lawn Fawn. I am so happy that they have their own stencils too, I am totally addicted to stenciling tehniques. Here I used an old favourite of mine, let me show you how.

First I started with a light ink blending: on Bristol Smooth cardstock I applied Scattered Straw, Spiced Marmelade and Abandoned Coral Distress Oxide inks with blending brushes. I tried to be light handed which is always a challenge for my bright colours loving heart 🙂

Then I used the hearts from the Conversation Hearts Layering stencil with Mustard Seed, Abandoned Coral and Candied Apple Distress Oxide inks. Before removing the stencil I spritzed it with Tsukineko Shimmer Spritz for a subtle sparkle. After removing the stencil I added black, white and red splatters and dried it with my heat tool. When it was dry I layered the other stencil over the hearts and used Deco Foil Metallix gel in Black Ice colour. I like to use a stencil pal when applying pastes, it makes it a breeze.

While my background was drying I stamped and coloured the hedgehogs from the Hedgehugs set and used the coordinating dies to cut them out. I also cut a black Sending Hugs Line Border and a Lacy Heart from Raspberry cardstock.

I cut the stenciled panel down with a stitched rectangle die and cut a stitched heart in the middle. I layered the lacy heart under it and adhered it back in place. I adhered the hedgies and the sentiment and matted the whole panel with peach cardstock before mounting it on a white top folding A2 sized card base.

Whis is my first entry for the current Lawnfawnatics Challenge #93 Lot of love and the Simon Says Stamp Wendesday Challenge Anything goes.

I hope you like today’s inspiration, make sure to come back for a fun blog hop tomorrow!

See you,

Zsofi

Last card in 2020!

Hello Everyone,

It is the last day of the year and I wanted to pop in to tell you: THANK YOU so much for all your support, all the comments, all the love. It means so much to me! It was a tough year for all of us and crafting really helped me to go through without losing my sanity. It is my therapy and my joy in hard times. I have a lot of plans for 2021, I wish I can realize them step-by-step. What I know for sure is that my love for paper is gonna stay and I will keep crafting until I can. And I would love you to share this journey with me.

My last card of the year was born as a little sister to my yesterday’s card. I used the same Simon Says Stamp and Lawn Fawn STAMPtember collaboration stamp/die set with the same aqua colours. Just this time I built a Bird House (Magic Iris Add-on) from woodgrain cardstock, chose a pretty patterned paper in the background and opted for a different Winter Scripty Sentiment. To build dimension I die cut the house, roof and the bottom part 3 times and adhered them on top of each other. It makes a huge difference!

I hope you enjoyed this card, I will insert here a few more close ups.

I will upload this project to the Lawnfawnatics Challenge 15 (New Year) and to the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Sparkle and Shine and Simon Says Stamp Moday Challenge Celebrate.

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Thanks for being here today with me and I wish you a much happier New Year! See you in 2021!

Zsofi

Warm Hugs – Simon Says Stamp

Hello Dears,

It is so late here in Hungary but I needed a break from playing board games and lego. I miss crafting but when I feel my mojo is lost, I enjoy simply die cutting. Simon Says Stamp has the most gorgeous dies and I was playing with a couple of snowflakes, a pretty filigree cup and a lovely sentiment. Let me guide you through the process.

First I die cut the SSS Filigree Teacup die from heavy weight white cardstock and backed it with green glitter cardstock. As it does not cut around the cup shape, I used my scissors to cut it out.

Then I die cut the Warm Hugs sentiment from green cardstock 3 times and layered them on top of each other. The shadow die I cut from white cardstock. While I was at die cutting I also made 2 snowflakes with the Daphne snowflakes die using pearlescent white cardstock from my stash.

For the background I used a simple stitched rectangle which I cut from Fog cardstock, I love how it balances the cool tone of the green I chose.

I assembled the card using 3D foam squares behind the cup to make it pop and scattered a few white pearls all around. Such an easy design but still so pretty. I hope you like it!

I am uploading this to the Coffee Loving Papercrafters International Tea Day Challenge and also to SSS Wednesday Challenge Sparkle and Shine.

I hope you enjoyed today’s project and you will try to make a fully die cut card too.

See you soon,

Zsofi

Merry Christmas – Lawn Fawn

Hello Everyone,

Life was a but busier than expected thanks to a quarantine in my kids’ school before the winter break and I had no time to post the cards I still wanted to share. So you may still see some Holiday cards from me in the next few weeks, I hope you don’t mind.

On today’s card I used mostly Lawn Fawn and Newton’s Nook Designs stamps and dies. First I stamped the cute critters from the LF Cheery Christmas set and coloured them with Copic markers. I used the coordinating dies to cut them out.

I die cut the postage stamp die (NND Frameworks) from Neenah Desert Storm cardstock and white heat embossed the NND Snowfall Roundabout stamp in the upper part. I also die cut a circle from white glitter cardstock and trimmed it down to look like a snowbank. I assembled the little winter scene.

The sentiment is from LF Winter Scripty Sentiments, stamped in red. I added red twine above it before adhering it to a white A2 sized note card.

Of course I had to cover the ornaments with clear shimmer and glossy accents, I just love the dimension and shine I get this way.

I will upload this card to the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Sparkle and Shine.

I hope you enjoyed this clean design and will pop in to see more of my creations. I have ambitious plans for 2021 and I want you to be part of my crafty journey. Merry Christmas to all of you who celebrate and have a relaxing time for those of you who don’t. Let the love fill our days!

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

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

Marshmallows & cocoa – Lawn Fawn

Hello Everyone,

I am back with my last card for this year’s Coffee Lovers Spring/Summer Blog Hop. I have so many adorable Lawn Fawn sets that I simply had to make a springy card with them.

I combined several sets to create my scene: Party Panda, Fairy friends. Gleeful Gardens, Holiday helpers and Thanks a latte. I stamped the images on white alcohol ink friendly cardstock and coloured all the images with Copic markers. I used the coordinating dies to cut them out.

I used the Stitched cloudy backdrop die on a patterned paper from Watercolour wishes. I also cut grass with the grassy hillside border die and created a white frame for the scene using a Stitched rectangle frames die.

The sentiment I white heat embossed on a very thin stripe of black cardstock and adhered it to the frame from inside.

When assembling the scene I used liquid glue and 3D foam squares to get dimension. I love to layer my scenes, it is so fun!

For the background I chose a matching patterned paper from Perfectly plaid. A few clear sequins, googly eyes and a bit of clear shimmer on the flowers finished it off. I also added glossy accents to the mug and the nose of the panda.

I hope you enjoyed my coffee themed cards this week and you will keep checking back for more fun projects! I will also upload this card to the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Anything goes.

Hugs,

Zsofi