Craftin Desert Divas & CardMaker Summer Blog Hop



Hello everyone and welcome to the Summer Blog Hop between Craftin Desert Divas and CardMaker Magazine!!

You might come here from the talented Jen Shults!

The Craftin Desert Divas Design Team is so excited to be creating some Summer projects along with the Cardmaker Magazine team. Be sure you hop along and leave a comment on each blog along the way for a chance to win a $75 CDD shop credit. The winner will be chosen from all the comments left on all of the team’s blog posts, so the more you comment, the more chance to win! Winner will be announced on July, 19th.

Hugs, Fishes and Mermaid Kisses! #handmadecard by Tatiana Trafimovich #tatianacraftandart - Mermaid Lagoon stamp set by Craftin Desert Divas #craftindeserdivas

And here’s my cute summer under the sea project for you!!! I created a little scene out of fabulous new CDD Mermaid Lagoon and Sunny Smiles stamp sets! I stamped a bunch of images with a waterproof ink on a Bristol paper, colored them with Zig Clean Color Real Brush markers and fussy cut with my scissors leaving a tiny white edge around.

Hugs, Fishes and Mermaid Kisses! #handmadecard by Tatiana Trafimovich #tatianacraftandart - Mermaid Lagoon stamp set by Craftin Desert Divas #craftindeserdivas

For the background I used the same Bristol paper and die-cut the scene using new Ocean Border Die and Fancy Frame Die sets! Then I proceeded with a quick and simple ink blending using regular Distress inks. Here’s the tip how you can stretch you dies! I die-cut once more the wavy line from Ocean Border Dies and used it as a stencil for the water part giving a little bit of texture to the background! Assembling the card, popped some elements on a foam tape for a bit of dimension and interest and, of course, colds’r skip some shimmer!!!

Hugs, Fishes and Mermaid Kisses! #handmadecard by Tatiana Trafimovich #tatianacraftandart - Mermaid Lagoon stamp set by Craftin Desert Divas #craftindeserdivas

Thank so much for stopping by and now it’s time to hop on over to …

Nicole Coursey

Or check out all the awesome Design Team Blogs below to enter:
Tatiana Trafimovich <– you’re here 

I’ve popped in for a super quick post since I have to share another release project featuring new July release from Craftin Desert Divas!

 

Bye,

 

ZIG MARKERS:

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Mermaid Lagoon

Sunny Smiles

 Ocean Border Dies

Mono Sand Eraser

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.

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Newton’s Nook Design’s 4 Year Celebration Blog Hop


Hello and welcome!
I’m so excited to be part of the Newton’s Nook Designs 4 Year Celebration blog hop! You might come here from the talented Jennifer Timko!

Toucan Party Better Than One Together #handmade card by Tatiana Trafimovich #tatianacraftandart - Toucan Party stamp set by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook

During this week the Design Team was showcasing all the FABULOUS new products from the extra special July release filled with new stamps, new dies and NEW STENCILS! Have you already picked your favorite?!
Giveaway alert!! NND is giving a $25 store credit to spend in their online shop to 4 lucky winners so make sure you read all the way to the bottom of this post to see how to win!

Toucan Party Better Than One Together #handmade card by Tatiana Trafimovich #tatianacraftandart - Toucan Party stamp set by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook

Today I have another fun, cute and bright project featuring new Toucan Party stamp set and the coordinating Toucan Party Dies. I just LOVE those adorable feather friends with a tropical feeling!!! They are super easy to color and so fun to use on summer cards!  And since we are talking about summer and tropical feeling, new Tropical Leaves Stencil couldn’t be any perfect to pair with these toucans!
 
I started working on a watercolor cardstock and blended two shades of green Distress inks through Tropical Leaves Stencil, then I spritzed on top a few big water droplets and let them sit for a while on the paper since I wanted to achieve a splotchy faux watercolor look. While the background was drying, I stamped on a Bristol paper with a waterproof ink two toucans and colored them with Zig Clean Color Real Brush markers since I like their vibrant colors. I also heat embossed with a white embossing powder the sentiment from the same Toucan Party stamp set and finally assembled all the element with a bit of dimension using a foam tape.

Toucan Party Better Than One Together #handmade card by Tatiana Trafimovich #tatianacraftandart - Toucan Party stamp set by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook

Celebrate with us and enter to win!

To celebrate 4 years Newton’s Nook Designs is giving away a $25 store credit to spend in their online shop to 4 lucky winners! 

Here’s how to win:

Comment on the NND Design Team and Special Guest blogs (see list below)! The winner will be chosen at random from the collective blog hop 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 Sunday, July 16th at 9pm CDT to comment. Winners will be announced on NND blog post on Monday, July 17th and will need to contact us to claim their prize so make sure you check back to see if you’ve won!

Special Guests:

Newton’s Nook Design Team:

Newton’s Nook Designs

Tatiana Trafimovich <– you’re here

 

Thank sooooo much for stopping by and hopping along with us! Have a great wee-end!!!
Tatiana

ZIG MARKERS:

n.50 Yellow – n.52 Bright Yellow – n.70 Orange – n.23 Scarlet Red – n.22 Carmine Red – n.25 Pink  – n.83 Lilac – n.41 Light Green – n.66 Dark Oatmeal – n.67 Mustard – n.95 Dark Gray

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Newton’s Nook Designs 4 Year Celebration and Giveaway – Day 4

Hello and welcome!

Can’t believe that we’ve already reached the the last day of the Newton’s Nook Designs 4 year anniversary July release!!! Hope you like all the new FASTASTIC products and enjoying the Design Team inspiration projects!!!

All the new July products will be avaliable for purchaise on Friday, July 14th at Newton’s Nook Designs online store and other craft retailers!

 

Reach For The Stars #handmade card by Tatiana Trafimovich #tatianacraftandart - Cosmic Newton stamp set by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook

Today I’m SUPER EXCITED about new Newton stamps that come with cute Cosmic Newton set!!! After his western adventures, the adorable kitty decided to visit other planets and galaxies!!! Isn’t he super cute in his space coveralls?! And, of course, you can get the coordinating dies with Cosmic Newton Die set.

Giveaway alert!! NND is giving a $20 store credit to Newton’s Nook Designs to one lucky winner so make sure you read all the way to the bottom of this post to see how to win!

This stamp set just screams for me to be used with some interactive elements! You can make the cute mischief slide and spin on your fun projects! And the galaxy background is, of course, another must for me on the space theme cards! And no need to tell you how well it coordinates with new Starfield Stencil!!!

Reach For The Stars #handmade card by Tatiana Trafimovich #tatianacraftandart - Cosmic Newton stamp set by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook

I stretched my watercolors this time and worked on a watercolor paper! I stamped the kitty with a waterproof ink, die-cut with the coordinating Cosmic Newton Die and made a little bit splotchy non perfect watercoloring! Then I proceeded with the galaxy background: first I made a colorful undertone painting on some areas with bright yellow, orange, red and pink colors; I heat set this first layer and brought on top more dark blue, violet and black colors and finally flicked some white gouache on top creating tiny stars! Once the background was dry, I created an interactive element using a specific die, but you can easily make the similar effect with two circle nesting dies! Before assembling the card, I applied throung Starfield Stencil a white embossing paste to bring more stars to my backgroung and heat embossed the sentiment from the same Cosmic Newton stamp set!

The spinner mechanism is very easy to assemble too: punch or die-cut two circles slightly larger than the spinner channel. Put one circle directly on the card base and adhere another on top with a foam tape, but above the background panel this time. Then use the top circle as a base for you interactive element! Just be sure to use a glue that dries non sticky for easy spinning!

Reach For The Stars #handmade card by Tatiana Trafimovich #tatianacraftandart - Cosmic Newton stamp set by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook

Would you like to win a $20 store credit to Newton’s Nook Designs?
ONE lucky comment will be chosen from each reveal day to win! 

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 July 13th at 9pm CST to comment – winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, July 14th.

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
Juliana Michaels
Naki Rager
Jennifer Timko
Tatiana Trafimovich <– you’re here

As always thank so much for stopping by!!!

Tatiana

 

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Craftin Desert Divas – July Release – Ocean Of Birthday Wishes



Happy Wednesday!!

I’ve popped in for a super quick post since I have to share another release project featuring new July release from Craftin Desert Divas!

Ocean Friends #handmadecard by Tatiana Trafimovich #tatianacraftandart - Ocean Friends stamp set by Craftin Desert Divas #craftindeserdivas

Today I crabbed a few super cute jellyfishes from Ocean Friends stamp set and made a cute ocean scene framed in a shaped shaker card! I experimented a little bit more with Distress Oxide ink in Broken China color first on the card base with ink smooching technique and then blended it on the vellum wave die-cut with new Ocean Border Dies. I spritzed both surfaces with some water droplets and lifted the color with a paper towel creating a splotchy look!

Ocean Friends #handmadecard by Tatiana Trafimovich #tatianacraftandart - Ocean Friends stamp set by Craftin Desert Divas #craftindeserdivas

The stamps were colored with Zig markers and fussy cut with my scissors! Assembling the card, I added dimension to the different layers with a foam tape and filled the shaker part with clear Shimmer Sequins. Finally “Ocean Of Birthday Wishes” sentiment from Mermaid Lagoon set was simply stamped inside.

Ocean Friends #handmadecard by Tatiana Trafimovich #tatianacraftandart - Ocean Friends stamp set by Craftin Desert Divas #craftindeserdivas

That all for today! Hope you like summer and planning to make a few summer theme cards or maybe scrapbook layouts! If so, please, check Craftin Desert Divas Event Page on Facebook for more inspiration and amazing projects from the Design Team, freebies and awesome giveaways! As always thanks so much for stopping by!

 

ZIG MARKERS:

n. 25 Pink – n.83 Lilac – n.82 Purple – n. 80 Violet – n.45 Pale Green

SUPPLIES:

Ocean Friends

Mermaid Lagoon

 

 Ocean Border Dies

Mono Sand Eraser

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.

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Newton’s Nook Designs 4 Year Celebration and Giveaway – Day 3

Hello and welcome!

So happy you’ve joined me for day 3 of the Newton’s Nook Designs 4 year anniversary July release!!!

All the new July products will be avaliable for purchaise on Friday, July 14th at Newton’s Nook Designs online store and other craft retailers!

Toucan Be Happy Together #handmade card by Tatiana Trafimovich #tatianacraftandart - Toucan Party stamp set by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook

Today all the Design Team is showcasing SUPER ADORABLE Toucan Party stamp set and the coordinating Toucan Party Dies. How cute these birdies are for summer theme projects: cards, scrapbook layouts, tags, planner spreads or customize treat bags!

Giveaway alert!! NND is giving a $20 store credit to Newton’s Nook Designs to one lucky winner so make sure you read all the way to the bottom of this post to see how to win!


I mixed and matched the adorable new toucan stamps and dies with a few “old” products from Newton’s Nook Designs previous releases and created this clean and simple card! Hope you like it!

Toucan Be Happy Together #handmade card by Tatiana Trafimovich #tatianacraftandart - Toucan Party stamp set by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook

I started die-cutting a heart shape from NND Darling Hearts set twice: on the edge of a white panel and from a masking paper. Then I aligned the positive part of the die-cut mask with my card front panel and used it as a guide to place the negative part of the mask around. I made my own stencil using NND Sky Borders Die and created a sky background with a super quick and easy ink blending right on top of the card base. Once removed the mask, I popped the additional panel with the die-cut heart on a foam tape just to bring some dimension and interest. The adorable toucan couple was stamped with a waterproof ink on a Bristol Paper and die-cut with the coordinating Toucan Party Die. Zig markers were my choice as a coloring media since they are super blight and juicy. As always I’m leaving all the exact colors I used at the bottom of the post!

Toucan Be Happy Together #handmade card by Tatiana Trafimovich #tatianacraftandart - Toucan Party stamp set by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook

Would you like to win a $20 store credit to Newton’s Nook Designs?
ONE lucky comment will be chosen from each reveal day to win! 

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 July 13th at 9pm CST to comment – winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, July 14th.

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
Juliana Michaels
Naki Rager
Jennifer Timko
Tatiana Trafimovich <– you’re here

Tatiana

ZIG MARKERS:

n.50 Yellow – n.52 Bright Yellow – n.70 Orange – n.23 Scarlet Red – n.22 Carmine Red – n.25 Pink  – n.83 Lilac – n.41 Light Green – n.66 Dark Oatmeal – n.67 Mustard – n.95 Dark Gray

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