Coffee is my superpower – Heffy Doodle

Hello Everyone,

Welcome to another edition of my Perfect Combos series. It is a super special week as it is the Coffee Lovers Spring/Summer Blog Hop. I love to make coffee cards and when I was going through my Heffy Doodle stamps I saw the Superdudes set when the idea stroke. I matched it with a fun stencil and the Stitched alphabetters dies. Let’s dive in the details!

I started with stamping the superhero girl from Superdudes along with a bunch of coffee cups from an older limited edition set from a Simon Says Stamp Stamptember collaboration called More than S’mores. I used my Copic markers to add colour and cut everything out with the coordinating dies.

Then I focused on the background. Directly on a top folding white notecard I sponged Tumbled Glass Distress Oxide ink lightly. On the bottom of the card base I added a bit of Hickory Smoke Distress Oxide. Then I placed the Zapp Attack stencil over the blue sky and added more Tumbled Glass Distress Ink. Before removing the stencil I sprayed it all with a clear Shimmer Mist from Avery Elle. I love the subtle sparkle it gives!

I still needed a rooftop for my scene: I die cut the elements of the Lawn Fawn Rooftop border die set from Bristol Smooth Cardstock and using a blending brush I added Fired Brick Distress Oxide ink. Then I assembled the scene.

The sentiment I stamped from the Superdudes stamp set with black ink. Above it I adhered the die cut letters which spell Coffee. I used the Stitched Alphabetters dies and blue sparkle cardstock. It matches the chosen colour scheme.

As a finishing touch I added some shimmer with a clear shimmer pen and glossy accents to the little hearts, coffee caps and the badge of the superwoman. I love how it turned out, it makes me smile!

I wish it brings a smile on your face too!

This is my first entry for the Coffee Lovers Spring/Summer Blog Hop. I hope you enjoyed today’s Perfect Combo and will check back later for more inspiration. If you like my cards, please make sure to follow me on Instagram where I share my happy creations! Thank you!

See you soon,

Zsofi

Meerkat wishes – Pink and Main

Hello Everyone,

I am back with a very clean design, but versatile enough to be used for multiple occasions. I was playing with stamps and stencils from Pink and Main.

I started with the Mask it Square stencil and blended Tumbled glass Distress Oxide ink wih the Ergonomic Blending Brush in the middle of a 4.25×5,5 inch Bristol Smooth cardstock piece. Then I covered the blue square with the inner part of the stencil and moved the frame tiny to the right. I applied Mermaid Lagoon Distress Oxide ink. I did the same on the left side too. Then I covered the squares and repeated the previous step with Blueprint Sketch Disress Oxide. It is such a cool pattern and could be done with any geometric stencil and any colour combo!

Then I stamped the meerkat from the Meerkats stamp, coloured him with Copics and fussy cut him out. I used a black glaze pen on his eyes an nose to make it shiny.

I white heat embossed a sentiment on black cardstock and cut it down to be a small sign the meerkat can hold.

I used a stitched rectangle to cut down the stenciled background a bit and assembled the card on a kraft card base. The meerkat I popped up with 3D foam squares for more dimension.

I finished the card with tiny clear sequins. Isn’t it cute? Fitting any gender for any occasion, I really need cards like this in my stash! I hope I inspired you and you will pop in again soon for more ideas.

See you,

Zsofi

When the tooth fairy comes… – Heffy Doodle

Hello Everyone,

Welcome to another edition of my Perfect Combos series for Heffy Doodle. I believe that every little milestone in our lives should be recognized and celebrated, and losing the first milk tooth is just as important in a child’s life as a birthday. For this cheerful event I created a memory card featuring the super cute Absotoothly awesome stamp set with some  very versatile dies and the Simply radiant stencil (one of my favourites of all). Let’s dive in the details!

I stamped and coloured the two fairies with their magic wands using Copic markers and cut them out with the coordinating dies. While I was at die cutting I also cut the Tooth plush die 2 times from white cardstock. I layered them on top of each other for a sturdier look. The eyes and mouth I cut from coloured cardstock scraps and adhered them to the big tooth. So cute!

The background I created directly on a top folding A2 sized white card base. I sponged some Tumbled Glass Distress Oxide ink all over and then using the Simply Radiant stencil I added the first layer with Mermaid Lagoon Distress Oxide ink. Then I turned the stencil a bit and added a second layer with Blueprint Sketch Distress Oxide ink. When I removed the stencil I just kept smiling, it looks gorgeous!

To make the tooth the focal point of the card I added a double layer vellum circle and a Skinny circle frame cut from blue violet cardstock. Then I adhered every element in place using drops of liquid glue or thin 3D foam squares.

The sentiment I white heat embossed from the Roundabout sentiments set on a Curved banner cut from blue cardstock. I stamped a small sentiment under the banner in black, it is from the More classic sentiments set.

I finished this cute card with a touch of clear shimmer on the wings of the fairies and a bunch of 3mm clear sequins from Studio Katia. Isn’t it the perfect way to keep a memory?

I hope you enjoyed today’s Perfect Combo and will check back later for more inspiration. If you like my cards, please make sure to follow me on Instagram where I share my happy creations! Thank you!

See you soon,

Zsofi

Celebrating mum – Pink and Main

Hello Everyone,

Mother’s Day is quickly approaching in America therefore I decided to bring you some quick but very pretty inspiration using a stencil and dies from Pink and Main.

I started with applying Tumbled Glass and Shaded Lilac Distress Oxide inks over the Daisies stencil. I love to use Bristol Smooth cardstock as it allows the ink blending like a breeze. It was a very quick process thanks to the Ergonomic blending brush. I also added a bit darker colours over the flowers (Dusty Concord and Wilted Violet).

Then I cut the panel down with the biggest of the Stitched Top Note dies. I cut another piece from black cardstock and layered it under the stenciled panel before adhering it all on a top folding white note card.

The sentiment is from the Special Day set, I used black and blue inks.

To make it even more special I used the Thin Alpha dies to cut the word Mom 2 times: once from black and once from purple Sparkling Sheet. I layered them on top of each other tiny offset and added them in the center of the stenciled piece. I finished the design with a few Glossy dots in the middle of the flowers.

I wish you enjoyed this delicate card. It is easy to customize for any occasion, not only for Mother’s Day.

Hugs,

Zsofi

Stenciling techniques – Newton’s Nook Designs

Hello everyone,

Mother’s Day is approaching quickly in the US (we had it on Sunday already in Hungary) therefore I brought you a couple of projects to celebrate our mums. They are all focused on the Floral Lace stencil from Newton’s Nook Designs with different stenciling techniques.

Card 1

I will admit, this is my favourite of all. I used the stencil on kraft cardstock with Distress Crackle Texture paste which I have coloured with Distress Oxide inks beforehand. Although I used bright colours (Picked Raspberry, Cared Pumpin and Mustard Seed), it makes a very pretty muted pastel colour after drying. And it cracks, so beautiful! Gorgeous on its own, don’t you think?

When it was dry I used the Frames and flags die to cut it out.

The sentiment (Mother’s Day stamp set) I white heat embossed on vellum which had Stick it adhesive on the back so I could double it up easily. I used Stick it also to adhere it down to the background.

I used a white gelly roll pen to colour the flowers and added little white pearls to the centers. So delicate and special because of the paste! I cannot wait to play more with this crackle paste!

Card 2

Here I used a different technique: first I added a stenciled layer with white pigment ink on kraft cardstock. Then I moved the stencil a bit and added Distress Oxide inks (same colours as above).

To make the whole colourful layer be more special I added Moda Scrap Gelly Gloss glitter gel which made it shiny and delicatly glittery. This was a totally new to me product too, but I am so happy that I tried it! Fantastic!

Here the sentiment I stamped with Distress Oxide inks and clear heat embossed them. I painted the flowers with the same inks and added glossy accents to the centers.

To cut the sentiment I partial die cut the rounded rectangle from Frames and Flags. The stenciled background is die cut with the scalloped rectangle die from the same set.

Card 3

I still had plenty of coloured texture paste on my craft mat from the first card, so I made another background witht he same stencil. Here the colours mixed more, creating new shades.

When it was dry, I cut the panel down with a Sky border die, added Mama under it with die cut letters (Essential Alphabet) and a white heat embossed sentiment on dark brown cardstock (Birthday Essentials).

I finished this card with a few satin sequins.

I hope you enjoyed this extensive post and I made you curious to try different ways to use your stencils.

Big hugs,

Zsofi

Gnome matter what… – Heffy Doodle

Hello Everyone,

It is Zsofi here, welcome to another edition of my Perfect Combos series for Heffy Doodle. Now that we are all locked down and our social life is not like in normal times, it is important to let our friends know we care for them. And what is better than saying it with a cute card? Let’s dive in the details!

First I stamped the images from Gnome matter what and coloured them with my Copic markers. I used cheerful bright colours for their outfits. I used the coordinating dies to cut them all out.

I wanted to give my gnomes a cute little home and I was so happy that the Lawn Fawn Mushroom house is the perfect size for them! I cut all the elements from white and coloured cardstock scraps and assembled the house. The base of the house I distressed with Black Soot Distress Ink very gently to give it some shading. I adhered one of the gnomes behind the opening door, so it looks like he is waving to the others. So cute!

The background I kept very simple: I sponged Salty Ocean Distress ink through the Cloudy sky stencil creating the perfect Spring sky. I did it directly on a white A2 sized card base and arranged the scene. This is the part I enjoy the most, finding the right placement for the die cut images. I can play with it for an hour 🙂

The grass I cut with the Grassy Lass border die set from green cardstock and added a bit of shading to it with Mowed Lawn Distress ink with a blending tool. It gives it some depth, such an easy trick. The sentiment I white heat embossed on a thin strip of black cardstock and adhered above the house.

As a finishing touch I used glossy accents on the belts, flowers and butterflies. Isnt it a cheerful scene?

I hope you enjoyed today’s Perfect Combo and will check back later for more inspiration. If you like my cards, please make sure to follow me on Instagram where I share my happy creations! Thank you!

See you soon,

Zsofi

A wooly great birthday – Pink and Main

Hello Everyone,

I am back today with a really fun card which I created for Pink and Main. I chose a Christmas set to make this super cool birthday card. I love to stretch my stamps and use them differently.

I started with stamping the llama from the Fa la Llama stamp set and coloured it with my Copics. Then I used the coordinating dies to cut it out.

I die cut two stitched stars: one from blue cardstock and one from thick vellum. I layered them on top of each other and adhered the llama in the middle.

I whie heat embossed a small sentiment from the Fa la llama set on black cardstock and cut it out with the Sentiment strips die set. I adhered it under the llama.

On a piece of Bristol Smooth cardstock I added Distress Oxide inks over the Petite petals stencils using the Ergonomic Blending brush. I love how easy it was to clean it in-between the colours on a scrap paper and the result is much smoother than if I used a sponge dauber. Incredibly pretty and easy to achieve! The colours I used are Blueprint Sketch, Peacock Feathers and Cracked Pistachio. I cut the panel down with a Stitched rectangle die.

I still needed a birthday sentiment, so I die cut it with the Happy birthday die from blue sparkle sheet. After assembling the card I added some blue glossy dots and embellished the llama and presents with a clear shimmer pen and glossy accents. Isn’t it cute?

I hope you enjoyed today’s card and will pop in again soon for more inspiration. Take care and stay at home (to craft)!

Hugs,

Zsofi