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

Gnome one like you! – Newton’s Nook Designs & Therm O Web

Hello everyone,

This week Newton’s Nook Designs and Therm O Web are partnering for a fabulous inspiration week! All week long both design teams will be sharing ways to add use Therm O Web products with Newton’s Nook Designs stamps! There are prizes too! Read all the way to the end of this post to find out how you can win!

For my project I stamped and coloured images from the Gnome Garden stamp set using Copic markers. I made sure to have multiples of the butterflies and flowers to fill my little scene. I cut everything out with the coordinating dies.

I created a textured background directly on a heavy weight white card base (I prefer to use the Neenah Solar White 110lb cardstock for that). I sprayed the back of the Hardwood stencil with Pixie Spray to ensure it is not gonna move while I am applying Aged Copper Metallix Gel with a Stencil Pal from Thermoweb. After removing the stencil I set it aside to dry for an hour or so.

Meawhile I created my scene: I die cut a Stitched Oval (Heffy Doodle die) from Sea Glass cardstock and added a bit of shading to it with a blending brush. I used Salty Ocean Distress Oxide ink, but to be honest only the residues I had on my brush as I wanted a very subtle shading. I used the same die to cut a piece from Thermoweb Green Flock Transfer Sheet and used the Land border die to cut it down to be the grass. The greatest thing about these Flock Transfer sheets – apart from their fluffy touch – is that they are sturdy and can be inked. Therefore I used a bit of Mowed Lawn Distress Oxide ink to add shading to the edges.

I still needed some clouds: from White Flock Transfer Sheets I die cut two stitched clouds with the Sky Scene Builder die set. I used the Salty Ocean inked brush to distress it a bit too.

After assembling the scene I die cut a white Speech Bubble and stamped a sentiment on it with black ink.

When the card base was dry I used a blending brush and Gathered Twigs Distress Oxide ink for an uneven ink blending. This way I got a really textured, natural looking background. I love it!

I popped up the focal panel with 3D foam tape and added my usual finishing touches: black glaze pen on the eyes and dots of the ladybugs, clear shimmer on the wings of the butterflies and glossy accents on the belt an flower centres. Isn’t it cute?

There are more amazing projects today over on the Therm O Web blog so pop over there for more inspiration!

GIVEAWAY

Would you like to win a $40 store credit Therm O Web or to Newton’s Nook Designs? Visit the Newton’s Nook Designs blog and the Therm O Web Blog for a chance to win! Both companies will be giving away a prize this week!

I hope you enjoyed today’s inspiration and will pop in again soon for more!

See you,

Zsofi

Heffy Doodle New Release – Day 4

Hello Everyone,

It is the last day of the New Release reveals at Heffy Doodle, but still so many new products are being introduced on the Heffy Doodle Blog. It is definitely worth to check!

Pre-orders are open from today and don’t forget: with every pre-order you can get a freebie stamp, and if your order is above 45GBP you will receive even the coordinating dies! Wohoo!

My inspiration for you today is a cute, layered design with a lot of texture.

First I started with ink blending through the Balloon Room stencil on Bristol Smooth cardstock with Tumbled Glass Distress Oxide ink. Then I shifted the stencil and added a second layer of balloons with Salty Ocean Distress Oxide ink. I shifted again and for the last layer I applied Brilliant Blue Glitz Glitter Gel from Thermoweb using a stencil pal. I removed the stencil, cleaned it right away and set the panel aside to dry.

Meanwhile I stamped and coloured the cute fox and party hat from the Popping by stamp set using Copic markers. I used the coordinating dies to cut them out.

While I was at die cutting I also cut the Happy Birthday Shadow die from glitter cardstock and its shadow from blue.

When the stenciled background was dry I trimmed it down a little and added black and gold splatters. I dried it with my heat tool, adhered the sentiment and popped up the fox with thin 3D foam tape. I added an orange mat to the panel before adhering it to a white card base.

As a finishing touch I used a black glaze pen on the eyes, glossy accents on the nose and party hat too.

I hope you enjoyed today’s inspiration with the new release and will come back soon for more!

See you,

Zsofi

Heffy Doodle New Release – Day 2

Hello Everyone,

It is the second day of the new release reveals at Heffy Doodle with a whole bunch of great new products. On the Heffy Doodle Blog you will see a lot of details and I have a project for you to tease you further.

With every pre-order you can get a freebie stamp, and if your order is above 45GBP you will receive even the coordinating dies! Wohoo!

For today’s card I stamped and coloured the images from the Pandtastic Painters stamp set using Copic markers and cut everything out with the coordinating dies. I adhered them on a kraft tag which I die cut with the Tag along die set, added a black reinforcer and black and white twine.

I added tiny little confetti to the canvas, I made these with the little dies from the Tag along set. So fun to use these as embellishments!

The sentiment is made with the new Create die: the shadow I die cut from black cardstock and the word “create” from white 3 times and stacked them together. Then I used a bunch of Copic markers to add the rainbow colours. I tried to colour the edges too, for a smoother look. When I adhered it to its place I covered the letters with glossy accents and set it aside to dry.

The background I also created with a fun new stencil. I laid the Broad strokes stencil on a piece of Bristol Smooth cardstock and applied different Distress Oxides in each row: Blueprint Sketch, Speckled Egg, Twisted Citron and Mustard Seed. Before removing the stencil I added some splatters with water and black ink and also sprayed it with Tsukineko Shimmer Mist. It gave a subtle sparkly look to it, so gorgeous!

I used a kraft card base, adhered the stenciled panel and popped up the tag at an angle using 3D foam tape. As a finishing touch I added glossy accents to the colour palette, the panda’s nose and the little heart.

I hope you enjoyed my card inspiration with Heffy Doodle’s new release, make sure to pop in again tomorrow for more reveals!

See you,

Zsofi

Newton’s Nook Designs April Release – Day 3

Hello Everyone,

We are halfway through the April release reveals at Newton’s Nook Designs, but we still have loads of cute stamps to show you. Today we are introducing Puppy friends and its coordinating dies. I have a clean and simple slimline design for you to showcase these little pups.

All new products will be available on Friday, 23rd April, 2021.

I stamped and coloured all the images with Copic markers and cut them all out with their coordinating dies.

Then on a slimline white card front (3,75*8,5 inches) I used the Slimline Masking Circle stencil to add colourful spots. I wanted to make it more playful so I shifted the stencil along the engraved gridlines and made 2 of the circles to the right and one to the left. I used Spiced Marmelade and Twisted Citron Distress Oxide inks. I made each circle one by one, but thanks to the gridlines on the stencil it was super easy. Before removing the stencil I added water and diluted black ink splatters each time.

When the background was dry I stamped a sentiment in each circle with black ink and popped up the dogs with 3D foam squares.

I cut a tiny bit off the panel on each side and matted it with dark brown cardstock to make the images pop even more. Of course I could not leave it without finishing touches: I added black glaze pen on the eyes, glossy accents on the noses and covered the collar and scarf with clear shimmer.

GIVEAWAY

Would you like to win the “Puppy Friends” Stamp Set? This stamp set will be given away to ONE lucky winner! Here’s how to win: Comment on the NND blog and Design Team blogs (see list below)! The winner will be chosen at random from the collective reveal posts. Make sure to check out each of their blogs and comment for your chance to win. You will not know which blog has been chosen so the more you comment on the better your chances are of winning! You have until Thursday April 22nd at 9pm ET to comment  — winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, April 23rd. 

Check out all the awesome Design Team Blogs below to enter:

Newton’s Nook Designs

Ellen Haxelmans

Tina Herbeck

Larissa Heskett

Samantha Mann

Zsofia Molnar

Maria Russell

Farhana Sarker

Tatiana Trafimovich

Samantha VanArnhem

Amanda Wilcox

I hope you enjoyed today’s inspiration and you will join us tomorrow for the last reveals.

See you,

Zsofi

Newton’s Nook Designs April Release – Day 2

Hello Everyone,

It is Day 2 of the April release reveals at Newton’s Nook Designs. Today we are introducing Captivated Kittens and its coordinating dies. I have 2 cards for you to showcase these adorable kitties.

All new products will be available on Friday, 23rd April, 2021.

CARD 1

For my first card I stamped and coloured the kitty with the flowers with Copic markers and I used the coordinating dies to cut it out. I used Warm Greys for the kitten and some bright Yellow Greens with Blue Violets for the flower.

To create the scene I die cut a small stitched rounded rectangle from Neenah Solar White cardstock using a die from Frames and Flags. I used the Petite Clouds stencil with Blueprint Sketch and Salty Ocean Distres Oxide inks. I made sure to fade it out towards the bottom. To create the grass I used the Hills and Grass stencil with Twisted Citron Distress Oxide ink. I matted the panel with a vivid blue rectangle and adhered it to a green scalloped rectangle which I cut with the biggest die from Frames and Flags.

The sentiment I white heat embossed on a wide blue violet banner and to tie the colours more I added a slimmer banner under it cut from teal cardstock. All the banner dies are part of the Frames and Flags die set.

As a finishing touch I used a black glaze pen on the eyes and added clear shimmer to the bee’s wings.

CARD 2

I used the same colours as for the previous card when colouring the kitten and cut it out with the coordinating die.

I created a tag with the Fancy edges Tag die set: the base is from patterned paper and the topper from purple and white cardstocks. I love to make my tags stand out more with a shadow, so I die cut the base once more from dark grey cardstock and adhered it to the back of the patterned paper one slightly offset. I used lime green twine to adorn it.

The sentiment I stamped in black on a lime green banner (Frames and Flags die), adhered it across the bottom of the tag and popped up the kitty with 3D foam squares.

I created my card base from Fog cardstock and cut a scalloped rectangle from patterned paper. I popped up the tag with 3D foam squares. I emphasized the eyes with a black glaze pen and added glossy accents to the butterflies.

GIVEAWAY

Would you like to win the “Captivated Kittens” Stamp Set? This stamp set will be given away to ONE lucky winner! Here’s how to win: Comment on the NND blog and Design Team blogs (see list below)! The winner will be chosen at random from the collective reveal posts. Make sure to check out each of their blogs and comment for your chance to win. You will not know which blog has been chosen so the more you comment on the better your chances are of winning! You have until Thursday April 22nd at 9pm ET to comment  — winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, April 23rd. 

Check out all the awesome Design Team Blogs below to enter:

Newton’s Nook Designs

Ellen Haxelmans

Tina Herbeck

Larissa Heskett

Samantha Mann

Zsofia Molnar

Maria Russell

Farhana Sarker

Tatiana Trafimovich

Samantha VanArnhem

Amanda Wilcox

I hope you enjoyed today’s inspiration and you will join us tomorrow as well.

See you,

Zsofi

Newton’s Nook Designs April Release – Day 1

Hello Everyone,

I am so excited that we start the April release reveals for Newton’s Nook Designs! Today we are introducing Garden Gnomes and Bleeding Heart – two beautiful sets and they both have coordinating dies. There will be a fun new stencil this month too: Petite Clouds.

All new products will be available on Friday, 23rd April, 2021.

CARD 1

For my first card I stamped the flowers from Bleeding Hearts 2 times and coloured them with Copic markers. I used the coordinating dies to cut them out.

I wanted to make my on background so I used the Gingham stencil with the newest Distress Oxide ink, Kitch Flamingo. It is a beautiful pink! After removing the stencil I spirnkled it with diluted black and white inks. When it was dry I cut it with the postage stamp die from Frameworks. I adhered it to a hot pink notecard.

I die cut a white stitched circle using a die from Circle Frames. I also cut a dark green circle which is slightly bigger than the stitched one (Pink and Main circle dies). On the bottom of the white circle I stamped two sentiments from the Bleeding Hearts set and adhered the two flower clusters.

I also white heat embossed the word “heartfelt” on a black stitched banner (Banner Trio) and adhered it under the flowers.

After assembling the card I added two flower heads as embellishments around the banner. I also used a bit of glossy accents on the white parts of the flowers to make the card even more special.

CARD 2

My second card features the new Garden Gnomes. They are all so adorabe that I couldn’t choose which one to use on a card, so I used 3 of them on a slimline design. After stamping and colouring the gnomes and flowers with Copic markers I used the coordinating dies to cut everything out.

For the background I die cut the scalloped rectangle from the Slimline Frames and Portholes die set from Seaglass cardstock. I used the new Petite Clouds stencil with Speckled Eggs Distress Oxide ink.

I die cut a yellow frame using the Slimline Frames and Windows die set and adhered grass behind it which I cut with the Land Border dies. I assembled the scene on a white 8,5*3,5 inches slimline card.

The sentiment I stamped on a white Speech Bubble and popped it up with 3D foam squares.

I finished it off with a black glaze pen on the eyes, a bit of clear shimmer on the petals and glossy accents on the flower centres.

GIVEAWAY

Would you like to win the “Gnome Garden” or the “Bleeding Heart” Stamp Set? We will choose ONE lucky winner for each stamp set! Here’s how to win: Comment on the NND blog and Design Team blogs (see list below)! Thewinner will be chosen at random from the collective reveal posts. Make sure to check out each of their blogs and comment for your chance to win. You will not know which blog has been chosen so the more you comment on the better your chances are of winning! You have until Thursday April 22nd at 9pm ET to comment  — winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, April 23rd. 

Check out all the awesome Design Team Blogs below to enter:

Newton’s Nook Designs

Ellen Haxelmans

Tina Herbeck

Larissa Heskett

Samantha Mann

Zsofia Molnar

Maria Russell

Farhana Sarker

Tatiana Trafimovich

Samantha VanArnhem

Amanda Wilcox

I hope you enjoyed the first day’s inspiration and you will join us tomorrow as well.

See you,

Zsofi

Sympathy card – Newton’s Nook Designs

Hello Everyone,

Today it is my turn over the Newton’s Nook Designs blog and I tackled a challenge: sympathy cards are the most difficult ones for me but unfortunately I needed one for a friend. I created this delicate design pairing the Dainty Daisy stamp with the Hardwood stencil.

First I stamped the daisies with Versafine Onyx Black ink on Bristol Smooth cardstock and heat embossed them with clear embossing powder. I repeated the process so I ended up with two bouquets. I used Karin Brush markers to add colour and cut them out with their coordinating dies.

Next I created the background: on another piece of Bristol Smooth cardstock I applied a light grey ink through the Hardwood stencil. I faded it out towards the edges which means I used a super light hand. I used blending brushes because I find it the easiest method to add a light layer of ink. After removing the stencil I added some black splatters to the whole panel.

I die cut the postage stamp die from Frameworks out of black cardstock and also a black banner using the Banner Trio die set. On the latter I white heat embossed the sentiment from Heartfelt Essentials.

I assembled the card, popped up the daisies and the banner with 3D foam squares. As embellishments I stamped a few black butterflies from the Monarch stamp set and used glossy accent on the flower centres. I also added a few drops of glossy accents on the stenciled background for dimension.

This design can work well for any occasions if you change up the colours and the sentiment. I hope you enjoyed today’s card idea and will pop in again soon.

See you,

Zsofi

Happy Bee-day – Heffy Doodle

Hello Everyone,

Welcome to another edition of my Perfect Combos series for Heffy Doodle. For this cheerful slimline birthday card I chose to combine a few of my favourite Heffy Doodle stamp sets: Big Bug Hugs, Gnome Matter What and Hootiful. I also created my own stencil, let me show you how.

First I stamped the images with Versafine Onyx Black ink: the bugs from Big Bug Hugs, the branch from Hootiful and the big mushroom from Gnome Matter What. I clear heat embossed them and painted them with Karin Brushmarkers. I love how vivid the colors are. On the wings I used a clear shimmer pen to move the ink, in this way I got the subtle sparkle instantly. When they were dry I cut them out with the coordinating dies.

Then I used the Stitched Slimline Trio die set to create my own stencil: from a piece of white cardstock I cut the smallest rectangle and the window die using Heffy Memo Tape to hold them together. Then I die cut another small slim rectangle from Neenah Solar White Cardstock and adhered the homemade stencil temporarily using the Memo Tape. I applied Tumbled Glass Distress Oxide ink through the windows and before removing the stencil I added diluted blue and black ink and also some white splatters. I like to add texture with this technique.

After removing the stencil I stamped the sentiments in black and popped up the images with 3D foam squares. 

I used the other 2 slimline dies from the Stitched Slimline Trio set to create mats: a light blue and a darker one to create contrast. I adhered them on a slimline cardbase measuring 3,5*8,5 inches and finished it off with a few blue star sequins.

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

Newton’s Nook Designs February Release – Day 4

Hello Everyone,

We have reached the final day of the February Release reveals at Newton’s Nook Designs. We continue the Spring theme with a beautiful floral set called Daffodils and our favourite kitties having a rainy day on Newton’s Rainy Day Trio . They both come with coordinating dies.

All products will be available on Friday, 19/02.

CARD 1

For my card I stamped and coloured the Daffodils with Copics and cut it out with the coordinating dies. I love that it cuts those little holes too, in between the stems and flowers. I also cut another black shadow with the coordinating die and adhered it under the coloured one just a little bit offset so it shows as real shadow. It also adds instant dimension to my flowers.

I die cut a stitched circle from patterned paper using the Circle Frames dies and a slightly bigger green circle with some nesting circle dies from Pink and Main. While I was at die cutting I also cut a purple banner with a Banner Trio die and a scalloped white rectangle with a die from Frames and Flags.

The sentiment I white heat embossed on the banner and created a tone-on-tone textured backgrund using the new Basketweave stencil on the white panel with Texture Paste. I masked off the scalloped edges with Purple Tape but it is not necessary, I just like the way it looks.

After assembling the card as on the picture, I realized that I wanted another sentiment. Therefore I stamped the other one on a pastel yellow circle die cut and tucked it under the flowers. I finished it off with drops of glossy accents on the flower centers and the body of the butterfly.

CARD 2

As always I stamped and coloured the kitties from Newton’s Rainy Day Trio using Copic markers. I went with bright colours, it always cheers me up! I cut them out with their coordinating dies.

To set the scene I created an inkblended background using Salty Ocean and Tumbled Glass Distress Oxide inks. Then Using the Raindrops stencil I added the rain: I used Salty Ocean and Blueprint Sketch Distress Oxides for a gradient look. After removing the stencil I added some diluted ink splatters and sprinkled it all with pearlised water. It gives a subtle shimmer which I love!

I also cut some grass with the Land border dies from white cardstock and added Twisted Citron and Mowed Lawn Distress Oxides. I assembled the scene and matted it all with a white postage edge rectangle (Framework).

The sentiment is stamped directly on the background and I added die cut letters in a funky way using the Essential alphabet dies and blue glitter cardstock. I stamped a few music notes in grey and covered the rainboots with glossy accents. This time I used a light grey card base, I think I will need to do this more often in the future.

GIVEAWAY

Would you like to win the “Newton’s Rainy Day Trio” or the “Daffodils” Stamp Set? We will choose ONE lucky winner for each stamp set! Here’s how to win: comment on the NND blog and Design Team blogs (see list below)! The winner will be chosen at random from the collective reveal posts. Make sure to check out each of their blogs and comment for your chance to win. You will not know which blog has been chosen so the more you comment on the better your chances are of winning! You have until Thursday February 18th at 9pm EST to comment  — winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, February 19th. 

Check out all the awesome Design Team Blogs below to enter:

Newton’s Nook Designs

Ellen Haxelmans

Tina Herbeck

Larissa Heskett

Samantha Mann

Zsofia Molnar – you are here

Maria Russell

Farhana Sarker

Tatiana Trafimovich

Samantha VanArnhem

Amanda Wilcox

I hope you enjoyed the whole week with me, now it is time to get your shopping lists ready! Let me know in the comments which is your favourite set this month!

See you,

Zsofi