Newton’s Nook Designs Inky Paws Challenge #41

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Hello everyone and happy Monday!

A new Newton’s Nook Designs Inky Paws Challenge #41 starts today and I just couldn’t not play along! This is my inspiration projects for you!

newton-dreams-of-paris_tt_1The current challenge is a color one and it’s all about soft pastel spring yummy colors. Want to join? Just use Mint, Light Pink, Yellow and White on you projects along with some NND products and upload them here for a chance to win a store credit at Newton’s Nook Designs online shop.

15826850_10154621836971311_3799447897206530821_nI’m recently obsessed with Darling Hearts Die set from NND and continue using it over and over again. This time I went with something really creative and transform the largest heart die from this set into a top part of a hot air balloon.

newton-dreams-of-paris_tt_3Once die-cut 6 times from a thing copic friendly paper the hearts were colored with copic markers and then decorated with a flower stamp from NND Bunny Hop stamp set that was heat embossed with a white embossing powder. If you use copic markers, be sure to add the color first and then heat emboss your stamps. Don’t use your copic markers on top of the embossing powder because you can damage them!!! Of course, if you have a matching paper in your stash, you can skip this step!

newton-dreams-of-paris_tt_2I made the score marks in the middle of the die-cut hearts before folding them in half and glued together alternating the colors to form the 3D top part of the hot air balloon. Then I partially stamped the bottom part of the adorable kitty image from NND Newton Dreams of Paris stamp set on another piece of copic friendly paper, masked it and blended a few soft mint clouds around. Finally I removed the mask and colored the kitty itself with copics. A simply stamped sentiment and a few sequins finished the card.

That’s all for today! Hope my card will inspire you and you’ll join this color challenge! I’ll catch you up on the Inky Paws Challenge Blog! Have a great week!

Tatiana

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Craftin Desert Divas February Release – Treasure Trolls

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Hello everyone and happy Sunday!

Today I’m sharing another troll card made from the amazing brand new Treasure Trolls stamp set from the Craftin Desert Divas February Release.

You Are a Rare Gem #handmadecard by Tatiana Trafimovich #tatianacraftandart - Treasure Trolls stamp set by Craftin Desert Divas #craftindeserdivasAnd yes, there are two adorable trolls on my card this time!!! LOL!!! In case you’ve missed it, please, check my sneak peek post where I used the same stamp set in a very creative way!

You Are a Rare Gem #handmadecard by Tatiana Trafimovich #tatianacraftandart - Treasure Trolls stamp set by Craftin Desert Divas #craftindeserdivasI chose my watercolors this time and created a blue-violet splotchy background on a piece of watercolor paper that once dried was die-cut with a scallop circle die from CCD Stitched In Circle set. I stamped apart the cute trolls and watercolored them too. I tried leave a huge highlight areas on all the images to emulate the night scene.

You Are a Rare Gem #handmadecard by Tatiana Trafimovich #tatianacraftandart - Treasure Trolls stamp set by Craftin Desert Divas #craftindeserdivasAssembling the card, I added a vellum panel on my card base where I heat embossed the sentiment and a few shiny metallic gem stamps. As always finished adding a few matching sequins.

You Are a Rare Gem #handmadecard by Tatiana Trafimovich #tatianacraftandart - Treasure Trolls stamp set by Craftin Desert Divas #craftindeserdivasThat all for today! Thanks so much for stopping by! Hope you like this cute trolls and my card too! And, please, check the Craftin Desert Divas Event Page on Facebook for more inspiration and awesome giveaways!

Tatiana

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Treasure Trolls Stamp set

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Stitched In Circle Dies

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Glimmering Gemstones Sequin Mix

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DISCLOSURE:

As a Design Team Member I’m affiliate to Craftin Desert Divas online shop. Where available I use their compensated affiliate links which means if you make a purchase I receive a small commission at no extra cost to you. I really love their products and enjoy using them. All opinions are my own. I truly appreciate your support and will use the money raised to bring you more crafting projects.

Craftin Desert Divas February Release – Pawsome Friends

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Hello everyone and happy Saturday!

I’ve popped in with another cute kitty card today showcasing a brand new Pawsome Friends stamp set from Craftin Desert Divas.

Just Bepaws #handmadecard by Tatiana Trafimovich #tatianacraftandart - Pawsome Friends stamp set by Craftin Desert Divas #craftindeserdivasToday’s card also illustrates how you can get a totally different look and style on your projects using the same supplies. Here’s the link to my previous post in case you’ve missed it.

Just Bepaws #handmadecard by Tatiana Trafimovich #tatianacraftandart - Pawsome Friends stamp set by Craftin Desert Divas #craftindeserdivasAgain I stated die-cutting twice the circle from CDD Stitched In Circles set once from a masking paper and then from a light gray cardstock. I applied the negative part of the circle mask to a piece of a white cardstock trimmed slightly smaller than my A2 size card base and blended inside some distress inks. My color choice was inspired by the cute triangle shape patten paper from Doodlebug’s Kitten Smitten 6×6 pad that I added later to one side of my card.

Just Bepaws #handmadecard by Tatiana Trafimovich #tatianacraftandart - Pawsome Friends stamp set by Craftin Desert Divas #craftindeserdivasI stamped apart and colored with copic markers the cute kitties from Pawsome Friends stamp set and heat embossed with a white embossing powder the matching sentiment on the gray circle piece. Finally popped up some elements on a foam tape just to bring a little bit of dimension and interest and as always finished with a few sequins

That all for today! Thanks so much for stopping by! Have a great week-end and, please, check Craftin Desert Divas Event Page on Facebook for more inspiration and awesome giveaways!

Tatiana

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As a Design Team Member I’m affiliate to Craftin Desert Divas online shop. Where available I use their compensated affiliate links which means if you make a purchase I receive a small commission at no extra cost to you. I really love their products and enjoy using them. All opinions are my own. I truly appreciate your support and will use the money raised to bring you more crafting projects.

Craftin Desert Divas Monthly Social Media Challenge – February 2017

My Heart Beeps For You #handmadecard by Tatiana Trafimovich #tatianacraftandart - Spare Parts Stamp set by Craftin Desert Divas #craftindeserdivas

Happy Friday!

I’m back with another inspiration project for the Monthly Social Media Challenge from Craftin Desert Divas. They have an amazing mood board this month and although Valentine’s Day is over, these kind of cards are always actual. Just a little love note for someone special!

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Today I played with super cute and adorable Spare Parts stamp set from CCD January Release. The idea was to create a matching heart on the background using small stamps from the set. Curious how I did it?

My Heart Beeps For You #handmadecard by Tatiana Trafimovich #tatianacraftandart - Spare Parts Stamp set by Craftin Desert Divas #craftindeserdivas

Very easy! Masking paper is what you need for this technique! Just trace with a pencil a heart shape on your masking paper, you can go free-hand, help yourself with a die or simply download a template from internet. Cut it out and apply to you project. Then proceed with stamping. Here’s the trick: try to stamp a lot of images around the outside edge of your mask and you’ll get a clear heart shape.

My Heart Beeps For You #handmadecard by Tatiana Trafimovich #tatianacraftandart - Spare Parts Stamp set by Craftin Desert Divas #craftindeserdivas

I love masking techniques, they usually take some time, but the result is always stunning!

My Heart Beeps For You #handmadecard by Tatiana Trafimovich #tatianacraftandart - Spare Parts Stamp set by Craftin Desert Divas #craftindeserdivas

I used a watercolor paper for my project and distress inks for coloring. The sentiment from the same Spare Parts stamp set was simply heat embossed on a piece of a black cardstock. I also created a sort of a pattern paper on one side of the card repeatedly stamping the word “beep” and added a small little heart along with a few sequins to embellish my card.

Thanks so much for stopping by and hope you join Craftin Desert divas February Monthly Social Media Challenge! You can win some amazing prizes as well! Just remember to post your projects with #CDDMONTHLY and share them in the Craftin Desert Divas Facebook Gallery! If you aren’t a member, just request it here.

Tatiana

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DISCLOSURE:

As a Design Team Member I’m affiliate to Craftin Desert Divas online shop. Where available I use their compensated affiliate links which means if you make a purchase I receive a small commission at no extra cost to you. I really love their products and enjoy using them. All opinions are my own. I truly appreciate your support and will use the money raised to bring you more crafting projects.

Newton’s Nook Designs February Release and Giveaway – Newton Loves Cake

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Hello everyone and welcome!

This is the last day of the Newton’s Nook Designs February Release, but it filled with a lot of cuteness and fun because little mischief Newton came back with a stunning birthday scheme stamp set!

newtons-loves-cake_tt_1In fact, who doesn’t love cake and cats? And together they make just a purr-fect blend for birthday cards! This new amazing stamp set is called NEWTON LOVES CAKE and it has the coordinating dies as well.

Giveaway alert!! NND is giving this stamp set away to one lucky winner so make sure you read all the way to the bottom of this post to see how to win!

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And here’s my card showcasing this SWEET kitty! I mixed and matched a few media on it! The kitty with a birthday cake was stamped with a copic friendly ink and then, of course, just simply colored with copic markers and finally die-cut with the coordinating die.

newtons-loves-cake_tt_3For the background I started with a watercolor paper and did some ink blending with distress inks from the bottom edge of my panel. Then I added a few spritzes and water droplets from Distress Sprayer bottle and picked up the excess with a paper towel.

newtons-loves-cake_tt_2To tie all the elements together I used a gold metallic spay. I flicked some droplets on the card base and the ink blended piece and then used it as a paint to add a few gold detail to Newton and the cake. The matching gold heat embossed sentiment on vellum and some matching sequins added a finish touch to the card.

Thank so much for joining NND Design Team this week! Hope you like all the amazing projects and feel inspired by this new February Release! If so, please, share your creations with #newtonsnook so I can catch you up on social media!

And here’s how you can win the “Newton Love Cake” Stamp Set?

This set will be given away to ONE lucky winner! 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 16th at 9pm CST to comment  — winners will be announced on the NND blog post on Friday, February 17th.

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

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Amanda Bodine
Holly Endress
Ellen Haxelmans
Larissa Heskett
Samantha Mann
Juliana Michaels
Naki Rager
Maria Russell
Jennifer Timko
Tatiana Trafimovich  ← you are here

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