Thinking Of You Card (ft. Newton’s Nook Designs)

Thinking Of You #handmade card by Tatiana Trafimovich #tatianacraftandart - Cottage Garden Stamp set by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook

Hello and welcome!

So happy you’ve joined me today! I’m bringing you this cheerful bright spring card featuring Cottage Garden stamp set from Newton’s Nook Designs! This set is just fabulous! It is filled with lovely images inspired by Scandinavian folk art and can be used in so many different ways! It’s great for stamping, no-line coloring and different techniques such as emboss resist, for example! It’s fantastic on kraft card stock, vellum and can cover almost all the occasions!

Thinking Of You #handmade card by Tatiana Trafimovich #tatianacraftandart - Cottage Garden Stamp set by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook

I’m not a great stamper, but this beautiful stamp set has really stolen my heart!  And so I decided to try a little bit of ombré stamping! The colors were inspired by amazing cottage gardens I saw on-line and the layout by the current Inky Paw Challenge!

Thinking Of You #handmade card by Tatiana Trafimovich #tatianacraftandart - Cottage Garden Stamp set by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook

I chose some pink, bright pink and violet dye inks for this card and started by stamping a bunch of beautiful flowers. Then while the ink was still wet I reinked the bottom part of my stamps with a slightly darker shade and stamped on top to create an ombré look and give a little bit of depth and interest. I repeated the same process with the flower stems using green shades and then simply added a few light blue flowers since they are so small.

Once finished with stamping, I die-cut all the elements using the coordinating dies that come very handy for this set along with a curved line from Newton’s Nook Designs Land Borders die set. I popped up on a foam tape almost all the elements and arranged them around the fence. The sentiment comes from the same Cottage Garden set and was simply heat embossed with a white embossing powder!

That’s all for today! Thanks so much for stopping by and for leaving me nice comments! I really appreciate your support!!!

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Spring Coffee Lovers Bloghop – Partial Masking Card Technique (ft. Newton’s Nook Designs)

Hello and welcome!

Today I have a clean and simple card to share with you along with some tips and tricks on partial masking! This card is a part of the Spring Coffee Lovers Bloghop and features Newton’s Nook Designs Newton Loves Coffee stamp set! You know me! I just adore this sweet kitty!!! LOL!!!

You Are The Cream In My Coffee #handmade card by Tatiana Trafimovich #tatianacraftandart - Newton Loves Coffee Stamp set by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook

I started with a piece of watercolor paper and die-cut a stitched scalloped border on the bottom part. Once chosen the cute kitty with coffee cup stamp, I decided to give it a spring twist and add a few tiny tulips from NND Simply Seasonal stamp set. Since I didn’t want to have some stamp lines crossing on my image, I did a partial masking both on the stamp and the stamped image.

You Are The Cream In My Coffee #handmade card by Tatiana Trafimovich #tatianacraftandart - Newton Loves Coffee Stamp set by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook

Here’s how you can do that! Placing the flowers inside the mug means that the image has: 1. one part of the mug in front; 2. then the flowers inside and finally 3. the other part of the mug and the kitty behind the flowers.

First before inking the image mask partially with a post tape the “behind” part of you stamp that will cross with flowers later like on my picture below and stamp only the “front” part of the mug. Pay attention only to the areas that will cross later and don’t worry about the rest of the stamp.

Stamp aside on a masking paper, cut out and place the same “front” part of your mug on top and start adding flowers. Remember to mask every time all the flower parts as well.


Finally ink all the kitty stamp and stamp the whole image. Only then remove all the masks and you will finish with a cute spring scene!

You Are The Cream In My Coffee #handmade card by Tatiana Trafimovich #tatianacraftandart - Newton Loves Coffee Stamp set by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook

Here are some more tips and tricks! Using a stamp positioner or a stamping tool for this technique will help you to align perfectly your stamp.

Remember that you can bend and shape your clear stamps on the acrylic block or the door of your stamping tool if you need to change the direction like I did with flowers here.

Use small images you have on the stamp sets to create your own matching pattern paper. I used some bold mug and coffee stamps to create a non distractive tone-on-tone background.

You Are The Cream In My Coffee #handmade card by Tatiana Trafimovich #tatianacraftandart - Newton Loves Coffee Stamp set by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook

That’s all for today! Thanks so much for stopping by and have a fantastic week-end!!!

Tatiana

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Stretch Your Digital Stamps Card Series – No-Line Watercoloring (ft. Craftin Desert Divas)

Thanks A Latte #handmadecard by Tatiana Trafimovich #tatianacraftandart - Bunny Latte digital stamp by Craftin Desert Divas #craftindeserdivas

Happy Friday!

So happy you joined me! I thought it would be interesting to put up a new card series here on my blog featuring digital stamps. Well, I still use more and prefer actual stamps, but I would like to talk about why you may want to try digital ones. I’ll illustrate the advantages of them and showcase the possible ways of use. Hope you like the idea and will find it interesting!

Thanks A Latte #handmadecard by Tatiana Trafimovich #tatianacraftandart - Bunny Latte digital stamp by Craftin Desert Divas #craftindeserdivas

Today I’m going talk about no-line coloring with digital stamps! I’m IN LOVE with this adorable bunny from Craftin Desert Divas Bunny Latte Digital Stamp and wanted to watercolor it. By now I did a few attempts printing digital stamps on different watercolor papers, but had no success since the watercolor papers are textured! So I figured out this simple way to transfer the image!

Thanks A Latte #handmadecard by Tatiana Trafimovich #tatianacraftandart - Bunny Latte digital stamp by Craftin Desert Divas #craftindeserdivas

I started by printing Bunny Latte Digital Stamp on a printer paper. The type of paper doesn’t matter at this point. Then I cut a piece of watercolor paper slightly smaller than my A2 size card base and put my printed image underneath fixing it with a few stripes of post tape. Now if you have a light box, use it to trace the image outlines on your watercolor paper. And if, like me, you don’t have the light box, well, put your paper against the window and you’ll be able to transfer the cute bunny on your watercolor piece.

I kept the pencil lines very soft and then went over with an eraser leaving only very light outlines since I wanted my bunny to be white! On this particular card I used a high quality cold pressed watercolor paper and some professional watercolors! But you definitely can use any watercolor paper you have on hand and any watercolor media included watercolor pencils and distress or dye inks for this technique!

Thanks A Latte #handmadecard by Tatiana Trafimovich #tatianacraftandart - Bunny Latte digital stamp by Craftin Desert Divas #craftindeserdivasI kept this card clean and simple leaving the main focus on the watercolor piece. The sentiment that I used here also comes with Bunny Latte Digital Stamp. I cut out a simple fish-tail banner and added a little bit of color on it because the white card stock I used for printing didn’t match a slightly creamy color of the watercolor paper.

That’s all for today! Hope you like the idea and will give it a try! Here’s the link to my previous post from Stretch Your Digital Stamps Card Series where I talk about building a digital scene. And please, stay tuned! There are still so many arguments and some great tips and tricks to cover!

As always thanks so much for stopping by! And if you have any question, please, leave it in the comment area below!

Tatiana

SUPPLIES:

Bunny Latte Digital Stamp

Doodlebug Official Stripe Washi Tape

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 March Release – Somebunny

Hello and welcome!

Wishing you a hoppy day with a sweet bunny card! This cutie is from Craftin Desert Divas new Somebunny stamp set. It has been just released!

Wishing You A Hoppy Day #handmadecard by Tatiana Trafimovich #tatianacraftandart - Somebunny stamp set by Craftin Desert Divas #craftindeserdivas

Today I chose a little bunny girl for my card and placed her on the Inside Scalloped Circle Die to create a focal point! I used a Bristol paper this time and put in work my Zig Clean Color Real Brush markers. Love the beautiful bright colors they give! The leaf branches also come with the same Inside Scalloped Circle Die set and were color with Zig markers as well!

Wishing You A Hoppy Day #handmadecard by Tatiana Trafimovich #tatianacraftandart - Somebunny stamp set by Craftin Desert Divas #craftindeserdivas

I decided to make my own pattern paper for the background by simply stamping a few egg images with a white pigment ink on a kraft cardstock. Since I didn’t want to add any other extra layers on my card, I stretched my sentiment stamp (all the stamps I used on this card come from the same Somebunny stamp set) by trimming it in half and stamped it around the circle die. Here’s the tip how to put the stamps in a perfect shape: first place the circle die onto your acrylic block or on the door of you stamping tool, then bend and place the sentiment stamp around, remove the die and stamp! This will help you to achieve a perfect curve for your card!

Wishing You A Hoppy Day #handmadecard by Tatiana Trafimovich #tatianacraftandart - Somebunny stamp set by Craftin Desert Divas #craftindeserdivas

Finally I arranged my elements on the card base and embellished with some colorful drops from Nuvo. I used Crystal Apple Green and Crystal Ebony Black colors.

That all for today! Hope you like this sweet bunny and my card! As always thanks so much for stopping by! If you want to see this cutie in action on another card, please, check this post!

Tatiana

SUPPLIES:

Somebunny Stamp set

Inside Scalloped Circle Dies

Nuvo Crystal Drops Apple Green

Nuvo Crystal Drops Ebony Black

Multi Medium Matte

White Gelly Roll Medium Point Pen

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.

 

Stretch Your Digital Stamps Card Series (ft. Craftin Desert Divas)

Have A Magical Day #handmadecard by Tatiana Trafimovich #tatianacraftandart - Magical Day digi stamp by Craftin Desert Divas #craftindeserdivas

Happy Friday!

So happy you joined me! I thought it would be interesting to put up a new card series here on my blog featuring digital stamps. Well, I still use more and prefer actual stamps, but I would like to talk about why you may want to try digital ones. I’ll illustrate the advantages of them and showcase the possible ways of use. Hope you like the idea and will find it interesting!

Well, today I have this sweet card made as an inspiration project for the Monthly Social Media Challenge for Craftin Desert Divas. They already have so many amazing digital images on their site and continue to come up with cuter and cuter stamps every month! If you want to join Craftin Desert divas March Monthly Social Media Challenge for a chance to win some amazing prizes, all you have to do is 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.

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Today I’m going to talk about building a scene with digital stamps. Usually we print digital stamp, color them, fussy cut and them simply put on top of our cards what sometimes makes your projects very bulky and hard to mail. But you can easily come up with one layer card using digital stamps by building a digital scene! In fact, many digital stamps come as jpg and png types of file. Png files allow you to build easily a scene like the one you see on my card. And you don’t need any graphic designer skills or fancy program on your pc at all! Just use your basic “Word” program (or “Pages” if you are on Mac)!

Have A Magical Day #handmadecard by Tatiana Trafimovich #tatianacraftandart - Magical Day digi stamp by Craftin Desert Divas #craftindeserdivas

Here are the steps to follow! Open your downloaded png file, copy an image, open “Word” or “Pages” program and paste your digital stamp. Adjust the size if you need. Repeat these steps to paste another digital stamp. Now if you want, you can put one image in front of the other: select the image, click on the right mouth button and choose “put in front” option from the menu. Continue adding this way other digital stamps you need to build the whole scene.

Have A Magical Day #handmadecard by Tatiana Trafimovich #tatianacraftandart - Magical Day digi stamp by Craftin Desert Divas #craftindeserdivas

To help you with measures, you can set your page to the size of your card base or insert a frame rectangle or any other shape you need of the desirable dimension.

Remember that you can resize, rotate, duplicate and move very easily all your stamps unless you build the scene you like. Then all you need to do is to print it and you are ready to color! No masking, no stamping, no fussy cutting are needed! And you can play and adjust your scene as long as you like without fear to stamp in the wrong place and ruin all the card.

That’s all for today! There are still so many arguments to cover, but I didn’t want this post to become too long! So stay tuned since I’ll be shaping other useful information and some tips and tricks very soon! Thanks so much for stopping by! And if you have any question, please, leave it in the comment area below!

Tatiana

COPICS:

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YG0000-YG01-YG05               BG0000-BG10-BG11               00-R30-R32

skin E50-E31-E0000               hair Y21-YR24-E35

SUPPLIES:

Magical Day Digital Stamp

Springtime Meadow Digital Stamp

Delightful Daisy Digital Stamp

Flower Power Digital Stamp

White Gelly Roll Medium Point Pen

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.