Find a rainbow!

Hello Everyone,

Did you know that it is Find a rainbow day? I think when our world has turned upside down with the virus threat, we need to stay positive. We need to find our little rainbows daily. This thought inspired today’s die cut card, made with goodies from Pink and Main.

I started with die cutting the Rainbow die from coloured cardstock scraps. The clouds I cut from white cardstock, each one twice. I also cut a stitched rectangle from light grey cardstock and the Smile sentiment from blue violet, aqua and green scraps.

First I assembled the rainbow using a little bit of washi tape on the back of the biggest slice. Then I inserted the second biggest and so on until it was all one piece. I adhered it down to the stitched rectangle and placed one cloud at each end. The second cloud I popped up with 3D foam squares.

The sentiment layers I adhered tiny offset so all colours are showing. It gives dimension and a lot of interest to a simpl die cut sentiment. I finished it off with a matching sentiment from the Spring sentiments set, stamped with blue violet ink.

I covered the rainbow with clear shimmer and added a few silver glossy dots.

I hope you liked today’s inspiration and will come back for more. And I wish this little post helps you to find your own little rainbow today!

See you soon,

Zsofi

Floral corners – Pink and Main

Hello Everyone,

I am here with you today with a paper pieced floral card I made for Pink and Main. In the time of quarantine, it is so relaxing to spend time with playing puzzles. What is better than that is combining puzzles with crafting.

I die cut the Floral corners from green sparkle sheet first and another piece from white cardstock. The white one I left in the die and with the help of Press’n Seal I kept the small pieces in their places and used a couple of Copic markers to add colour to them.

On a white top folding notecard I sponged a bit of Tumbled glass Distress ink over the Petite petals stencil. Then using liquid glue I added the green floral outline and filled the inside with the coloured pieces. It took a while but I love playing puzzles. It was so relaxing.

I finished the card with a black sentiment from the Spring sentiments set.

I hope you liked today’s inspiration and it cheered you up a little.

Hugs,

Zsofi

Flowers in two ways – Pink and Main

Hello Everyone,

I am back today with 2 heat embossed flower cards made with the new release from Pink and Main. I wanted to show you that the same design can result in a very different look depending on the technique you use. ALERT: both cards are super easy and quick, can be done with kids also!

Note: due to the Corona virus threat and lockdown, Pink and Main has postponed the new release a little. But don’t worry, the stamp I used will be available soon!

CARD 1

I white heat embossed the pretty Wildflower on Bristol Smooth cardstock along with the sentiment.

Then I simply scribbled some Tombow markers on the cardstock at a diagonal angle. I used a rainbow order, but you can use any colours you prefer. Then I took a simple baby wipe and gently rubbed it over the coloured panel. It smooshes the ink a little bit, giving it a very textured but smooth look. Isn’t it gorgeous?

I went back with the same markers on the flower parts, to make them stand out more and used a clear shimmer pen to add a little sparkle to the petals.

I cut the panel with a stitched rectangle die and added a slightly bigger black mat to it before adhering it to a white top folding note card. I white heat embossed the rest of the sentiment on a thin piece of black cardstock and finished the card with a couple of iridescent jewels.

CARD 2

On the second card I black heat embossed the same image and sentiment and coloured it quickly with Tombow markers. I added a little colour next to the outlines and pulled it out with a lighter shade. I added a blue halo around the flower to make it pop.

The sentiment is again heat embossed on a thin strip of black cardstock. So easy and fast!

I die cut the panel with a stitched rectangle die and added a slightly bigger blue mat to it before adhering it to a white top folding note card. I embellished the card with iridescent jewels.

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

Hugs,

Zsofi

My angel – Heffy Doodle

Hello Crafty Friends,

Welcome to another edition of my Perfect Combos series for Heffy Doodle. With this crazy virus threat and quarantine we all need to show more love and appreciation. When creating this card, I was thinking of my 9 years old daughter, who is separated from her friends now, studying every day (homeschooling is not easy for the kids either) while she sees her smaller brother playing all day. I wanted to cheer her up and tell her how much I love her. So I chose the My angel stamp set with a couple of stand alone dies and a stencil which combined together make the perfect heavenly scene. Let’s get to the details!

First I stamped the angels and the musical instruments with black ink which is alcohol marker friendly. Then I used my Copics to add colour. The wings I kept light purple, the dresses white with some grey shadows. I wanted their hair to look a bit golden so I chose light brown markers. I love how the turned out! I used the coordinating dies to cut them all out. Almost all angels have a cut-line around their hands, so it is so easy to tuck the instruments in there!

For the background I sponged Squeezed lemonade Distress Oxide ink on Bristol Smooth cardstock. Then I placed the Rays the roof stencil over it and added Mustard Seed Distress Oxide ink. Before removing the stencil I sprayed it with a shimmer spritz for a subtle sparkle.

Then I created the clouds: I die cut 2 of the Silver lining cloud border dies from white cardstock and also from gold sparkle cardstock. I layered them on top of each other tiny offset so the clouds look like they are lit by the sun. On the smaller cloud border I stamped a sentiment from the My angel set.

And then the idea stroke my mind: why not to add the golden halo to the angels too? So I used the coordinating dies and cut the golden angels, layered them under the coloured ones a bit offset. They look gorgeous, don’t you think?

I assembled the card using thin 3D foam sqaures under the angels to get more dimension. I die cut the word “my” an “angel” from black and gold sparkle cardstocks and added them to the scene.

As a finishing touch I stamped a couple of music notes all around. I also used glossy accents on the musical instruments.

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

Simply I love you – Paper Nest Dolls Guest Designer

Hello Everyone,

Today I have some exciting news as I am honoured to be guest designing for Paper Nest Dolls. Christine was so kind to send me the cute Valentine Racoons stamp set and I have created my first card with these adorable critters.

I started with stamping and colouring the kissing couple using Cpipc markers. I stayed within the Warm Greys, just used a little bit of R20 for the cheeks. The little ribbon I coloured vivid pink to match the patterned paper I chose from the Doodlebug Love Notes paper pad. I used my scissors to fussy cut them out.

I wanted a little scene for them so I used a bunch of Lawn Fawn dies to pull it together. I die cut the Stitched cloudy backdrop from light blue cardstock. I cut the grassy hillside borders from a bright green scrap piece and I cut several white frames using the Stitched scallop rectangle frame dies to create dimension.

The sentiment is also die cut from dark grey cardstock using the Scripty I love you die.

I assembled the scene and mounted it on the patterned paper. I used thin 3D foam squares to pop up the racoons in between the grass layers. As a finishing touch I added glossy accents to the ribbon and the noses. Isn’t it a cheeful little scene? Perfect for Spring and in these difficult days it is so good to tell our beloved ones how much we love them!

Thanks for stopping by and hope you will pop in again soon. I am gonna try to share more cheerful inspiration for the #stayhome days.

Take care of yourselves! And try to stay at home as much as possible! Hugs,

Zsofi

You were meant to stand out! – Pink and Main

Hello Everyone,

I am back today with a sneak peek at a fun new stamp set coming on the 20th March from Pink and Main. Meerkats is so versatile and unique! And it has lovely sentiments!

I started with stamping one of the meerkats in the middle of an A2 sized piece of white cardstock. I used my stamp positioner and moved the paper slightly to one direction so I could stamp the meerkat once more. I repeated it till the panel was full of this cute critter. Then I used my Copics to add colour to them. I chose warm grey markers for most, and coloured one of them purple. I stamped the sentiment above it and cut an inch off the top.

I also cut an inch wide strip of patterned paper (Frosty paper pad) and adhered both panels to a top folding note card. I added a thin strip of purple Sparkle sheet under the meerkats.

I finished it off with adding glossy accents to their noses and emphasized their eyes with a black glaze pen. In the middle I also added a dot with a white gel pen.

I really like the message of this card with the Corona virus threat around us. Our lives are going to be so different for a couple of months and we really need to be disciplined and stay at home as much as possible. Even if others don’t. Because this is how we can save others and protect ourselves. Take care and craft more. Hugs to all of you,

Zsofi

Retiring Feature Week – Newton’s Nook Designs

Hello Everyone,

Did you see that Newton’s Nook Designs is having a retiring sale on their website? It’s time to make room for new products so they are retiring selected designs! These designs are available at up to 40% off while supplies last so hurry to get your favorites before they’re gone for good! 

All week the NND Design Team will be sharing inspiration using some of their favorite products from the retiring list! Check out what I created today and don’t forget to check the NND Blog each day this week for more fun inspiration!

CARD 1

Hedgehog Hollow is one of my favourite sets among the retiring one. It is also because both my kids were in the Hedgehog group in KG, so these cuties are close to my heart.

I started with stamping the images coloured them with alcohol markers. Then I used the Hedgehog Hollow Die Set to cut them out.

To set the scene I used the Frames Squared Die Set to create a scallop edged square from Bristol Smooth cardstock and masked off the scallop part before ink blending Salty ocean Distress ink with a big blending brush. I added grass using the Land Borders Die Set along the bottom edge.

To make the scene complete I added the sun and clouds using the Sky Scene Builders Die Set. The sentiment perfectly fits under the clouds, so it was easy to incorporate it in the scene.

I adhered the panel to a top folding square kraft notecard (4.25×4.25 inches) and finished it off with yellow twine.

Of course I had to add clear shimmer to the sun and glossy accents to the ladybugs, the nose of the hedgies and the decoration on the cup.

CARD 2

For my second card I decided to feature a set I have never used before: Wedding Frills. It has beautiful lacy images, perfect for weddings!

I started with embossing the pretty medallion image with rose gold embossing powder and added the “happily ever after” sentiment in the center. As I did not have the coordinating die I fussy cut the image but I really need to get the dies to make my life easier 🙂

For the background I embossed the lacy floral stamp from the same set in white 2 times and sponged Picked Raspberry and Spun Sugar Distress inks over it. I also added Picked raspberry ink and rose gold paint splatters for the texture. I used a stitched rectangle die to cut it down and matted it with dark pink cardstock.

I popped up the focal panel with 3D foam squares and added some gold jewels to the background.

I hope you enjoyed today’s inspiration and will pop in again soon for more. Meanwhile don’t forget to check out the Retiring Products Category at Newton’s Nook Designs to see what is going away and grab your favorites before they are gone for good!

Stay safe,

Zsofi