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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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

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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.

 

 

Newton’s Nook Designs March Release and Giveaway – Newton’s Rainy Day

Hello and welcome!

Can’t believe it’s the last day of the Newton’s Nook Designs March Release! And I’m so excited to announce that it features another cute Newton stamp! Yaaaaay!!! You know that I’m a great fan of this adorable kitty!

When Life Gives You A Rainy Day #handmade card by Tatiana Trafimovich #tatianacraftandart - Newton's Rainy Day Stamp set by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook

And here he is sitting under the umbrella with his little sweet friend! This stamp set is called Newton’s Rainy Day 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!



This set is so so so adorable and has a few great encouragement sentiments! And let me tell you that it’s so fun to color as well!

When Life Gives You A Rainy Day #handmade card by Tatiana Trafimovich #tatianacraftandart - Newton's Rainy Day Stamp set by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook

I played with my watercolors this time. I started by stamping Newton under the umbrella with a waterproof ink on a watercolor paper. Once finished watercolor part, I die-cut it with the coordinating die and proceed to work on the background. I made a few elements to put together using ink smooching. It very easy and fun technique!!! All you need is a piece of clear plastic sheet. You can definitely recycle a plastic packaging for this purpose. Smooch the ink on you plastic piece, spritz it with some water and apply the ink to your project.

When Life Gives You A Rainy Day #handmade card by Tatiana Trafimovich #tatianacraftandart - Newton's Rainy Day Stamp set by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook

I die-cut a wave border using the negative part of the NND Sky Borders Die revealed on Monday and finished adhering some elements on a foam tape. Of course, couldn’t skip a little bit of shimmer and a few matching sequins!

Would you like to win the “Newton’s Rainy Day” Stamp Set?
This 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 March 16th at 9pm CST to comment  — winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, March 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
Juliana Michaels
Naki Rager
Maria Russell
Jennifer Timko
Tatiana Trafimovich ← you are here

Tatiana

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Craftin Desert Divas – March Release Sneak Peek – Happy Trails

Hello everyone and happy Wednesday!

I’ve popped in to share my last, but not least sneak peek project made for Craftin Desert Divas March Release. How fun and cute is this alligator from Happy Trails stamp set!!! It makes me giggle every time I look at it!

Miss You #handmadecard by Tatiana Trafimovich #tatianacraftandart - Happy Trails stamp set by Craftin Desert Divas #craftindeserdivas

I think when you have such an adorable stamp there is no need to add much to your card! So I grabbed this cutie, stamped and colored with copic markers. Please scroll down to see all the exact copic numbers I used.

Miss You #handmadecard by Tatiana Trafimovich #tatianacraftandart - Happy Trails stamp set by Craftin Desert Divas #craftindeserdivas

I hand cut a curve line out from a masking paper, applied it towards the bottom of my front panel and did a soft ink blending to create a very simple background. Then I stamped  with a gray dye ink a bunch of suitcases making a matching pattern to add on my card. These stamps come from the same Happy Trails stamp set.

Miss You #handmadecard by Tatiana Trafimovich #tatianacraftandart - Happy Trails stamp set by Craftin Desert Divas #craftindeserdivas

Finally I added the sentiment, popped up the colored part on a foam tape and adhered a few matching sequins.

That all for today! Hope you like this clean and simple card! As always thanks so much for stopping by! And please, check Craftin Desert Divas Event Page on Facebook for more inspiration and awesome giveaways!

Tatiana

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SUPPLIES:

Happy Trails Stamp set

Mermaid Lagoon Sequins

Glimmering Gemstones Sequin Mix

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Pastel Paradise SequinsAffiliate

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.

Craftin Desert Divas – March Release Sneak Peek – Magical Unicorns

Hello everyone and happy Tuesday!

I’ve just popped in to share this cute card featuring a SUPER ADORABLE Magical Unicorns stamp set! This set is just fantastic! Love funny little unicorn’s faces and fabulous sentiments! I’m sure you’re going to love it too!

Be Fabulous Be A Unicorn #handmadecard by Tatiana Trafimovich #tatianacraftandart - Somebunny stamp set by Craftin Desert Divas #craftindeserdivas

My today’s card is super clean and simple! I created a peachy (why not since we are in the Magic Land! LOL!) gradient sky using ink blending technique and then framed my card front with a scalloped die from Fancy Frame Dies. I stacked and glued together a few layers since I wanted it to pop up against the soft background.

Be Fabulous Be A Unicorn #handmadecard by Tatiana Trafimovich #tatianacraftandart - Somebunny stamp set by Craftin Desert Divas #craftindeserdivas

The unicorns were stamped on a copic friendly paper and colored as you can guess with copic markers. And the sentiment from the same stamp set was added right to the card base.

Be Fabulous Be A Unicorn #handmadecard by Tatiana Trafimovich #tatianacraftandart - Somebunny stamp set by Craftin Desert Divas #craftindeserdivas

Of course, to bright a little bit of magic I added a generous coat of a glitter shimmer pen to the unicorns and some sparkling sequins.

Be Fabulous Be A Unicorn #handmadecard by Tatiana Trafimovich #tatianacraftandart - Somebunny stamp set by Craftin Desert Divas #craftindeserdivas

That all for today! Hope you like this clean and simple card! As always thanks so much for stopping by! And please, check Craftin Desert Divas Event Page on Facebook for more inspiration and awesome giveaways! And if you like this set and want to see more relative projects, stay tuned for my release day post going life in a few days!

Tatiana

COPICS:

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C00-C1-C3

SUPPLIES:

Magical Unicorns Stamp set

Fancy Frame Dies

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.