STAMPtember – last card for the Under the Sea Card Series

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Hello Everyone,

As I mentioned yesterday, despite all the ideas and lovely products I still wanted to use in my card series, I think it is time to focus on fall before the holiday season breaks in šŸ™‚ Today is also the first day of STAMPtember, a month long event created by Simon Says Stamp. It is my favourite crafty event and although I don’t have any of the new Simon release yet, I still wanted to be part of this great happening.

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I have created 2 cards using the Summer Cuddly Critters stamps and coordinating dies. I used Copic markers for the colouring.

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CARD #1

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To set the scene for the cute little dog I die cut the Hello Sunshine frame from SSS White cardstock (I love how heavy and smooth this is!). I backed the bottom with a yellow strip and the rest with a light blue cardstock with vellum over it for a subtle look. I love how soft the vellum makes it.

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I arranged the die cut images and adhered them with liquid glue. I die cut a stitched rectangle from a Sunny Studio Polka dot parade paper and adhered it to a white notecard.

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I added some clear shimmer to the floaty with a Tonic Aqua Shimmer pen, and some glossy accents to the sunglasses, rod of the umbrella and beak of the flamingo. I also used a black glaze pen on the nose and eyes.

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CARD #2

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For this card I first applied Salty ocean and Blueprint sketch Distress Oxide ink directly to Bristol Smooth cardstock. Then I added clear shimmer paste through the Waves stencil from Newton’s Nook Designs. I set it aside to dry.

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Meanwhile I die cut the Flowing Vine Collage die from a stitched rectangle. I used SSS heavy weight white cardstock again, it cuts beautifully. I added 3D foam tape to the pack of this panel and adhered it to the waves background after it was dry.

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I added the kitty mermaid and also a white heat embossed sentiment on a black strip of cardstock. I did not embellish this card at all, only used a black glaze pen on the nose and eyes and glossy accents on the star and the bra.

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I will upload this project to the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Anything goes.

I hope you enjoyed my card series and will keep checking back on me. I also wish you happy crafting this month, I will definitely try to make even more cards than usual šŸ™‚

Thanks for stopping by and see you soon!

Zsofi

Let’s be mermaids – Under the sea Card Series #7

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Hello Everyone,

I am sorry for the delay but the last days of the summer break is crazier than I planned. The weather is still warm here and we try to use it to the max with the kids. But I am here now with 2 pencil coloured cards featuring a sweet stamp and die set from Newton’s Nook Designs called Narly Mermaids.

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CARD #1

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I stamped and coloured all the 3 mermaids from the set using coloured pencils (not branded but really good quality from our local discount shop). I could not decide which on to use on the card so I came up with a layout which has room for all the three.

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I simply cut a wide strip of blue glitter cardstock and added a scalloped black border on both sides. I adhered it to a white card base and stamped a sentiment under it with black ink.

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I arranged the mermaids and the tiny fish around them. It was hard not to add anything to the coloured images, but I wanted to keep this card simple.

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I did not plan to make another card for today’s post, but I had the narwhal and the starfish left out from the previous card and they looked too cute together.

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I created a distressed-stencilled background for them, cut a double stitched circle and white heat embossed a sentiment on it. I gave it a white circle mat and a blue double stitched on too layering a strip of patterned paper in between.

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I adhered it all to a light grey stitched rectangle and added a die cut friend sentiment under the focal panel. I felt the style of this die (Gina K Design) matched the embossed sentiment so well.

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On this card I could not resist and added a bit of sparkle to the background and glossy accent to the horn and the dots on the starfish. A black glaze pen made their eyes pop.

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I hope you like today’s ocean themed inspiration. I plan to continue the series as my time allows as I still have plenty of ideas and stamps I wanted to show you. Let me know in the comments below if you are still interested in mermaids and fishes šŸ™‚

Thanks for your visit and see you soon,

Zsofi

Swimming by – Under the sea Card Series #5

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Hello Everyone,

I am back today with my 5th post in the Under the sea Card Series, I hope you enjoy this late summer inspiration so far!

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Today’s card features the cute mermaid and turtleĀ from the Swimming by stamp set from Honey Bee Stamps. I stamped them with Onyx Black Versafine ink and heat embossed them with clear embossing powder. I used the coordinating die to cutĀ them out and coloured them with Zig Clean Colour Real Brush Pens. I added some sparkle to the tale with a Tonic Aqua shimmer pen.

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The background is made on a Bristol Smooth card base using Distress inks (Cracked Pistachio, Peacock Feathers and Blueprint Sketch). After I sponged some on the card base lightly I went back with the same colours through a Cascading Scallop stencil (MFT). I distressed it with water and dabbed it with a paper towel to create texture.

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The sentiment is white heat embossed on black cardstock an die cut with the coordinating die (I love the look). The other half of the sentiment is stamped with Blue Lagoon ink from Gina K Designs.

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I adhered the sentiment an the turtle flat and popped up the mermaid with foam squares. A few clear crystals from Studio Katia finished off this cute card.

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I hope you like my card series and will pop in again soon for more summer fun!

See you,

Zsofi

MFT Summer School – ocean cards

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Hello Everyone,

Welcome to the 4th post in my Under the sea Card Series, which is a long one. I am participating in the MFT Summer School and created all my homework with an ocean theme using several MFT stamps.

Here is a look at all in one (except for the first homework as I blogged about it before).

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Focal Point

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For this card I heat embossed the whimsical waves background stamp with white embossing powder on Bristol Smooth cardstock and blended some Distress inks on it. I spritzed it with water for a distressed look and dabbed it off with a paper towel.

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Then I die cut a rounded stitched rectangle from it and also a skinny frame using a large rectangle die. I adhered both onĀ  a top folding white card base and white heat embossed a sentiment on a black cardstock strip.

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I stamped and coloured with Copics one of the mermaids from the Mermazing stamp set and cut it out with the coordinating die. I added glossy accents to the star in her hair and stardust stickles to her mermaid tail. I mounted her on the background with 3D foam squares and added some iridescent bubbles from Studio Katia as embellishment.

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Visual triangle

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I have prepared this card with the MFT Sketch Challenge #399 in mind.

I masked a wide strip on a white card base with masking tape and sponged some Tumbled glass distress ink on it. On a piece of Ranger Watercolour cardstock I sponged Blueprint sketch distress ink and went back with the same colour using the Waves stencil. I love the tone-on-tone look I get this way. I die cut a double stitched circle out of this to be my focal panel.

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I stamped and coloured some fish from the Gill friend stamp set and used the coordinating dies to cut them out. I popped them up on the circle background using 3D foam squares. I added a white heat embossed sentiment on a black strip and used 3D foam tape to adhere it all to the card base.

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A bit of glossy accents on the stripes of the fish and some iridescent bubbles finished off this card.

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This is my favourite of all, as it is clean and simple (which I always struggle with) yet so impactful.

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I die cut some waves from the Ride the waves (retired) die set from different shades of aqua cardstocks. I adhered them to a white card base leaving a bit of white space in between. I curved a sentiment from the Beach Buds stamp set to fit the upper wave and stamped it in black.

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I stamped and coloured the shark from the same stamp set and used the coordinating die to cut it out. I also die cut a balloon from the Balloon alphabet die set from some specialty cardstock I had in my stash. As it is a very thin paper I backed it with a white die cut balloon. I wanted it to be sturdy enough to tie a thin thread around it. The other part of the thread I tied to the fin of the shark and mounted the image on the card with 3D foam squares.

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I scatteredĀ aĀ few Ocean waves crystals from Studio Katia all over the waves and it was all done.

Rainbow

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I had an idea of some rainbow fishĀ and the Adorned Ocean friends set was perfect for what I had in mind. I white heat embossed the fish images on Ranger Watercolour cardstock and die cut them with their coordinating dies.

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I also heat embossed the Balloon strings background stamp on heavy weight vellum using WOW Seaglass embossing powder and backed it with a light blue cardstock.

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I also die cut 2 white strips using the Sticthed Basic edges 2 die set and adhered it to the vellum from both sides. I stamped the sentiment in black and popped up the 3 fish with 3D foam squares.

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I will upload these projects to the MFT Summer School challenges and to this week’s Sketch ChallengeĀ #399Ā too.

I hope you liked this ocean themed post and my cards made you smile. Till next time, have a wonderful day!

Zsofi

Mermaid shaker ft. Lawn Fawn – Under the sea Card Series #1

Hello Everyone,

Welcome to the Under the sea Card Series! My first card is an underwater shaker inspired by 2 challenges: the Lawnfawnatics #34 My favourite place and the first card challenge at Pink and Paper (underwater shaker).

Here is what I came up with:

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I started with stamping and colouring a bunch of images from different Lawn Fawn sets (Year 6, Gleeful gardens, Elphie Selphie, Mermaid for you and Critters in the sea). I used Copics for colouring and the coordinating dies to cut them out.

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Then I created an alcohol inked background with a felt applicator and blending solution. I love these blue-aqua colours so much! I also made a yellowish piece which I die cut with a Stitched hillside border die to be the sand.

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When assembling the scene, I adhered some of the images inside the shaker and I left some for outside to make sure thy are not covered when shaking. I also made the dolphin move by attaching it to the background with a very thin thread. It shakes inside but not too much, so it will not get lost in the bottom of the card.

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The shaker part isĀ a white stitched rectangle frame with a piece of acetate adhered to it. I stamped the sentiment with black Staz-on ink onĀ  the acetate itself. I put thin strips of foam tape around the frame and filled it with clear sequins, seed beads, silver hexagon sequins (Honey Bee Stamps) and chunky glitter confetti (Studio Katia). Before closing the shaker I also glued some of the hexagon sequins to the background to ensure that not all falls down to the bottom when the card is standing.

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When the shaker was sealed, I adhered the rest of the images on the acetate, added some Tonic Aqua Shimmer to the seashell and the balloon and covered them with glossy accent. I made a little video for you to see the shaking (I am sorry that it is poor quality, I will work on that for the next time)

 

I will upload this project to the Lawnfawnatics #34 Challenge and to the Pink and Paper Card Challenge too.

I hope you like my card and will come back tomorrow for more underwater inspiration.

See you,

Zsofi

Sending you oceans of love

Hello Everyone,

I am back from a mini vacation with my kids and my parents, we had a gorgeous relaxing time together in a small city in East-Hungary. I feel so recharged and still fully in summer mood šŸ˜€

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Today I want to show you an ocean-themed card I made with Heffy Doodle products. I just simply adore their designs, so cute!

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I started with sponging very lightly Distress inks on Bristol Smooth cardstock: Salty ocean, Peacock Feathers and Blueprint sketch. Then I placed the Bubble Waves stencil over it and went back with the same inks. Before removing it I sprayed Tsukineko Shimmer Mist all over for a subtle sparkle.

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I stamped and coloured the images from the Oceans of love stamp set using Copic markers. I added some dotted details too for a textured look. Using the coordinating dies I die cut them out.

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I also heat embossed a sentiment (from the same stamp set)Ā in white on the stencilled background.

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I addedĀ a doubled up frame with double stitching (Poppy stamps). I created my ocean scene with adhering the coloured images with liquid glue. As a final touch I added some white gel pen dots to the cheeks, black glaze pen on their eyes and glossy accents on the stones and the star. A few iridescent bubbles from Studio Katia finished off this cheerful summer card.

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I will upload this project to the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Anything goes.

Hope you like my card an will return soon for more fun!

See you soon,

Zsofi

Newton’s Nook Designs 5 year Celebration – Day 4

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Hello Everyone,

Can you believe that the sneak week reached its last day? All new goodies from Newton’s Nook Designs will be available on 20th July, Friday. Just one more sleep and you all can get your hands (paws) on this awesome and huge release.

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Today is all about some great new mini sets. And some of them have coordinating dies too, yay! Let’s go through them one by one.

Floaty Goat

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As soon as I saw this extremely funny set, I had in mind an interactive card. I stamped and coloured the image with Copics, then die cut it with the coordinating die.

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For my scene I die cut a stitched rounded rectangleĀ (Frames and Flags die set) from patterned paper, stamped the sentiment on the top using black ink and die cut some white cloud outlines (Paper Smooches).

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For the slider, I die cut the same stitched rectangle from blue cardstock and used the Land Borders die to cut the water. I used the other half of the panel as the background for my slider. I added doubled up 3D foam tape to have enough space for the sliding disc (MFT) to move freely. The whole panel I popped up on a red patterned paper and added a bit of sparkle and shine to the colouredĀ image using Tonic Aqua Shimmer pen and glossy accents.

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Here is a little video which shows this card in action.

 

Vitamin sea

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For this card I went for a sandy look, so I used the Seashells stencils on kraft cardstock and a fun Sand-gold Strukture paste from Viva. It really looks like sand when it is dry.

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I die cut this panel with a stitched rectangle die and gave it a dark brown mat. The sentiment I heat embossed on cream cardstock using Brutus Monroe Sand Castle embossing powder.

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I die cut it with a smaller stitched rectangle die, gave it a thin brown mat and popped it up on the stencilled background using 3D foam tape.

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Pina koala

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This is such an adorable set! I stamped and coloured the sweet koala using Copics, die cut it with the coordinating dies.

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I die cut some green leaves with the Hibiscus die set, and a tag from patterned paper using the Fancy Edges Tag die set. I arranged the leaves and popped up the koala with 3D foam tape. I cut another tag from yellow cardstock and layered it under slightly offset. For the sentiment I cut a fancy edge from kraft cardstock, and embellished it with a green reinforcer and yellow twine.

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I cut a piece of pineapple patterned paper, gave it a green mat and adhered it to a kraft card base. I mounted the tag with 3D foam tape, and as a finishing touch I added some yellow sequins and glossy accents to the pineapple.

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Cat treats

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One of the sweetest sets among the new minis. Again I used Copics to colour them, and die cut them with the coordinating dies. I added some sparkle and glossy accent to the sprinkles and cherry.

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I used a stitched square die to cut a textured cream panel for my images, an gave it a postage stamp brown mat. The sentiment is white heat embossed on a pink cardstock strip, which I matted with brown and kraft strips. I arranged all these on a dotted pink patterned paper and used White Crystals (Studio Katia) as embellishments.

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Flip Flop Life

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I saved the best for last, this set is my favourite of all. I stamped a bunch of flip flops, die cut them and coloured them in rainbow style.

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I added some clear shimmer to the dots and glossy accents to the straps. I stamped the sentiment on white cardstock and used a dotted circle die to die cut it.

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I added 3D foam tape to the back of it and adhered the flip flops. Then I turned it over, added 3D foam tape again to it all and mounted them on a white card base on which I sponged some blue distress ink beforehand. I added some clear sequins as embellishments.

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GIVEAWAY

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Hereā€™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 a 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 July 19th at 9pm EST to comment ā€” winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, July 20th.

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

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Naki Rager

Maria Russell

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I hope you enjoyed today’s cards and thanks for bearing with me till the end of this long post. See you tomorrow for an awesome Blog Hop with some special guests and another great giveaway!

Zsofi