Rainbow flowers with Newtons Nook Designs

Hello Everyone,

I am back today with a very colourful floral card created with the Dainty Daisies stamp set from the latest release at Newton’s Nook Designs.

If you follow me you know that I am a real rainbow girl. I love bright colours, they cheer me up. And the other day when it was all rainy and gloomy here, I imagined myself on a field of rainbow coloured daisies…and it made me smile! I just had to make a card like that!

I started with a piece of Bristol Smooth cardstock and stamped the daisies in the middle first. Then I created a mask from masking paper, covered the first daisies an stamped again. I repeated this until the panel was full.

I used Altenew watercolor markers to add colour to the petals and leaves. To get the shading I like I used a Tonic Aqua Shimmer pen to pull the colour from the middle of each petal.

When it was all dry, I stamped the sentiment on the top with black ink and die cut the panel with the postage frame die from the Frameworks set. I gave it a thin black mat and mounted it on a light grey card base.

I did not want to take the attention away from the pretty flowers so I used only a drop of glossy accents on the middle of each daisy. I love the raised shiny look I got this way!

Did you know that Newton’s Nook Designs have their own challenges? The current Inky Paws Challenge is all about rainbows. Hope you play along!

If you enjoyed my card today, please subscribe not to miss any of my posts. See you soon with more fun projects,

Zsofi

Newton’s Nook Designs May Release – Day 4

Hello Everyone,

We have reached the final day of the May reveals at Newton’s Nook Designs, I hope you enjoy the week so far. We are showcasing the new dog stamp/die set called Walking Woofs. All these products will be available tomorrow, 17/05!

Here is my card:

When I first saw this set it reminded me of a painting. Maybe that pretty hat but I imagined a romantic scene, on a cloudy day our lady walking all her 4 legged friends. The scene in my head was so delicate and soft that it shouted for watercolours.

So I stamped the image and the sentiment on Ranger Distress Watercolour cardstock and used my Daniel Smith sample palettes (available at Simon Says Stamp) to add a soft watercolour look. It was totally stepping out of my comfort zone, but I enjoyed the process so much.

When the panel was dry, I die cut it with the scalloped rectangle die from Frames and flags. I adhered some pretty patterned paper from Doodlebug Designs (French kiss) to a top folding white card base and added the painted panel. Then I cut another patterned paper piece with bold flowers to cover the bottom part and added a thin strip of Peacock cardstock.

It was a hard decision to skip the embellishments, but I took the risk. I admit, I like the end result this way more.

GIVEAWAY

Would you like to win the “Walking woofs” 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 May 16th at 9pm EST to comment  — winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, May 17th. 

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

Newton’s Nook Designs

Amanda Bodine

Holly Endress

Ellen Haxelmans

Larissa Heskett

Samantha Mann

Zsofia Molnar

Naki Rager

Maria Russell

Andrea Shell

Tatiana Trafimovich

I hope you enjoyed this week’s inspiration and you are preparing your shopping lists now. All these cuties will be available tomorrow, 17/05!

See you soon,

Zsofi

It’s been Oolong

Hello Everyone,

After a little break I am back with a clean and simple card for your bestie featuring the newly released Tea-rific stamp and die set from Pink and Main.

I started with stamping one of the pretty tea pots and two cups with a clear embossing ink and poured black embossing powder on it. I love the shiny, deep black outline but if you are not comfortable with using black powder you can always use Versafine Onyx black ink for stamping and clear embossing powder over it.

After heat setting the images I used Altenew watercolour markers and a waterbrush to add colour. I cut the images with the coordinating dies.

I die cut an Eyelet cover from cream textured cardstock, cut it down a little and backed it with a light blue cardstock piece which is 4,25*5,5 inches.

I heat embossed the sentiment from the same stamp set on a black strip of cardstock using white embossing powder and adhered it to the edge of the lace and popped up the tea pot with the cups.

I hope you liked today’s tea-rific inspiration and will pop in again a bit later for more!

Until next time,

Zsofi

Newton’s Nook Designs April Release – Day 4

Hello Everyone,

Today is the last day of the Newton’s Nook Designs April Release reveals. If you are a Newton fan like me, then I am sure you were waiting for what he is up to this month. He is celebrating friendship with a cute little stamp/die set.

And as Mother’s and Father’s Day are approaching fast too, there are 2 new mini sets for the occasion. All new products will be available tomorrow, Friday 12/04!

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I stamped and coloured Newton with his bird friends and some additional birds and hearts too. I used the coordinating dies to cut them all out and set them aside until I worked on the background.

On a white card base i masked off a strip and applied Salty ocean and Tumbled glass distress oxide inks. I was longing to try the new Hardwood stencil just to add texture, and although it is a wooden one, I used it to add more interest to my sky, so I used the same ink colours as before. After removing the stencil, I went back with the sponge applicator to make the lines smoother. I love the soft effect I get this way.

I white heat embossed a sentiment from the set on a black banner (MFT Blueprints 7) and used 3D foam squares to mount the images and the banner.

As a finishing touch I added clear shimmer to the hearts and covered them with glossy accents, just as the beaks of the nightingales.

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The sentiment is so pretty on its own, that i simply heat embossed it with gold embossing powder on Bristol Smooth cardstock and quickly coloured the flowers with ZIG Clean Color Real Brush markers.

I die cut the panel with the scalloped rectangle frame die from the Frameworks die set and cut an extra 2 frames from Guava cardstock. I adhered the frames with liquid glue on top of each other for a dimensional look.

For the background I used the fabulous Floral lace stencil with Worn Lipstick and Spun Sugar Distress Oxide inks but before removing the stencil I spritzed it with Tsukineko Shimmer Spritz. As a finishing touch I added Nuvo glitter drops to the center of the flowers.

FATHER’S DAY

I had a ready background I made earlier with Nuvo Shimmer powders which i die cut with my favourite postage stamp die from Frameworks. Then I used the Frames Squared die set to partially die cut a rounded stitched rectangle as my focal panel.

I used Kaleidacolor Blue Breeze to stamp the ombre sentiment and using my stamp positioner I also stamped it with Versamark ink so I could cover it with clear embossing powder and heat set it. I love the shiny raised look!

I used my clear shimmer pen to add some sparkle to the fish and water droplets and matted the panel with a blue violet cardstock before mounting it on the background with 3D foam squares.

GIVEAWAY

Would you like to win the “Newton’s Birdhouse” 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 11th at 9pm EST to comment  — winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, April 12th. 

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

Newton’s Nook Designs

Amanda Bodine

Holly Endress

Larissa Heskett

Samantha Mann

Zsofia Molnar

Naki Rager

Maria Russell

Andrea Shell

Tatiana Trafimovich

I hope you enjoyed the Release week and you get your shopping lists ready. I am so curious to know which sets won your heart this month! Let me know in the comments below, if you don’t mind me being nosy 🙂

See you soon,

Zsofi

Deck the halls with Inky Paws Blog Hop

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Hello Everyone,

I am super excited to be part of the Deck the Halls with Inky Paws Blog Hop this year! I love Newton’s Nook Designs’ products and they have so many holiday themed ones! It is hard to choose, so i decided to use and older set which is new to me: Winston’s Home for Christmas.

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For the holidays when i give a present, i love to have a card and a matching tag to put on the wrapped present. When i designed my card, I made sure the design allows me to create a matching tag too.

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I started with a piece of Ranger Distress Watercolour cardstock, which i die cut with the scalloped rectangle die from the Frameworks die set and another piece with Fancy Edges tag die. I wanted to do some watercolouring which is totally out of my comfort zone 🙂

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I stamped Winston and a matching sentiment on each panels using a waterproof black ink (my favourite is the Gina K Designs Amalgam ink). The sentiment on the tag is from the gorgeous Sentiments of the Season stamp set.

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I used Altenew watercolours and a waterbrush to colour the images. It looks so dreamy after it got dry, even if i am at the very beginning of my watercolouring journey.

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For the card i trimmed a dark red cardstock slightly larger than the scalloped rectangle and mounted it on a pretty patterned paper piece (Doodlebug Milk and Cookies) with 3D foam tape. For the tag i used the same patterned paper and red cardstock to embellish it. I am so happy that the Fancy Edges Tag die set has all sorts of dies to customize your tags. I added a bit of green too to make it really fancy. A piece of chunk red/white twine finished it off. 

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I hope you got inspired to make your own Christmas cards with matching tags. And to step out of your comfort zones to have some extra fun!

 Deck the Halls with Inky Paws Exclusive! 

Newton’s Nook Designs is also releasing a NEW mini 2×3 stamp set today called Ginger Snap!! This fun new stamp set will only be available at Newton’s Nook Designs online shop and you can get it for FREE this week with a $30 purchase! Offer is valid until Friday, December 14, 2018 or while supplies last. This new stamp set is also available for purchase for $4.99.

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Enter to Win! Deck the Halls with Inky Paws Hop Prizes! 

We will be choosing two lucky winners to win a $25 store credit for Newton’s Nook Designs online shop! To enter, just leave comments on the Design Team Member and Guest blogs (see list below)! Two winners will be chosen at random from the collective blogs in the blog hop. 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 Sunday, December 9th at 9 pm EST to comment — winners will be announced on the NND blog on Monday, December 10th.

Deck the Halls with Inky Paws Blog Hop List:

Newton’s Nook Designs

Keeway Tsao

Alix Davis

Katie Gehring

Caly Person

Amanda Bodine

Holly Endress

Ellen Haxelmans

Larissa Heskett

Samantha Mann

Juliana Michaels

Zsofia Molnar (you are here)

Naki Rager

Maria Russell

Tatiana Trafimovich

Happy hopping and see you soon!
Zsofi

Inky Paws Challenge #63

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Hello Everyone,

Today is the start of a new Inky Paws Challenge and it is all for the pink lovers out there 🙂

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For my card I created a watercolour background using Zig Color Real Brush markers, just scribbling some on Bristol Smooth cardstock and swiping it with a wet baby wipe. I love the ease and beauty of this technique. I also distressed it with water droplets and dabbed it off with a paper towel. When it was all dry, I die cut a stitched rectangle from it and used the Mama  Elephant starry backgrounds cover plate to cut the little stars. I backed this with some silver glitter paper.

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I then stamped and coloured the kitties from the Newton’s Christmas cuddles stamp set using Copic markers and simple shading. I used the coordinating dies to cut my couple. I also die cut a stitched snowbank and a picket fence (Lawn Fawn dies) from white cardstock.

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The sentiment is partly die cut from vellum and pink foil cardstock (Simon Says Stamp die) and stamped on the bottom of the snowbank (MFT You are a star stamp set).

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I assembled the card, I used 3D foam tape to pop up the kitties. As a finishing touch I used glossy accent on the scarves and a mini pompom on the cap. Prefect for Valentine’s Day.

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I hope you like my card and got inspired to play along with us on the Inky Paws Challenge. You have 2 weeks to link up your project and you might be the lucky one to win the 20USD gift certificate to the Newton’s Nook Design online store.

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I will also link this project up on the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge and Wednesday Challenge Something New (as the die cut sentiment is new to me).

Have a wonderful week,

Zsofi

 

Bokeh technique with distress inks

Hello Everyone,

I hope you all had a lovely holiday and it is still the time of relaxation. For us it is the winter break for the kids so we spend a lot of time together playing. The end of the year did not go as planned crafting-wise, I am still going to the post office to send out my belated holiday wishes. I have made a lot of cards which I did not manage to blog, this card set was one of them. But as the Paper Smooches Winter Holiday Challenge is still open, I will share it now.

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A couple of weeks back I attended a lovely course on Online Card Classes and learnt a great background technique with distress inks from the gorgeous Kristina Werner. I started with stamping the cute snowman couple on Bristol Smooth cardstock and masked them off using masking paper and the coordinating dies. I also added a strip of post-it tape to create snow.

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Then I applied some distress ink  and lifted some of it with a wet paintbrush. I heat set it and repeated again. After I felt ok with the result and it was all dry, I white heat embossed some beautiful snowflakes (SSS)  all around the snowmen.

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After removing the masks, I coloured the couple with Zig Clean Colour Real Brush markers. I die cut the panel with a stitched rectangle die and glued it on a gold or silver mat. The sentiment is a stacked die cut for more dimension, it is also a Paper Smooches die.

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When the cards were done, I added some google eyes or eerie eyes from Doodlebug. A little Spectrum Noir shimmer, glossy accent and a tiny pearl finished off these cute cards. Which one is your favourite?

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Hope you don’t mind some more holiday themed cards till the new year. Please pop in again soon for more inspiration.

See you,

Zsofi