Craftin Desert Divas – May Release Sneak Peek – Ladybug Garden

Hello and welcome!

So happy you’ve joined me today for another sneak peek day from Craftin Desert Divas May release!

Sending Bugs And Kisses #handmadecard by Tatiana Trafimovich #tatianacraftandart - Ladybug Garden stamp set by Craftin Desert Divas #craftindeserdivas

Today I’m sneak peeking a darling stamp set called LADYBUG GARDEN  filled with lots of cuteness!!! I picked an adorable bear image from this set dressed like ladybug that reminds me so much Anna Geddes’ pictures! Have you ever seen her gorgeous babies?

Sending Bugs And Kisses #handmadecard by Tatiana Trafimovich #tatianacraftandart - Ladybug Garden stamp set by Craftin Desert Divas #craftindeserdivas

My media choice was copic markers this time and as usual I worked with a copic friendly ink and paper. Please, scroll down towards the bottom of this post to see all the exact copic marker numbers I used for coloring! I LOVE coloring so I spent a little bit of time on coloring process, but don’t feel like you need to do the same! I highly encourage you to try a very simple basic coloring with any color media you have on hand! I’m sure you will like it! Keep practicing and your coloring skills will improve soon!

Sending Bugs And Kisses #handmadecard by Tatiana Trafimovich #tatianacraftandart - Ladybug Garden stamp set by Craftin Desert Divas #craftindeserdivas

Assembling this simple card, I prepared an A2 size card base from a bright green cardstock, a stitched rectangle die-cut from a watercolor paper with Fancy Frame Die and watercolored with the matching green shade, a white circle frame die-cut from Inside Scalloped Circle Die set three times and glued together; and finally put my cute bear on an action wobble for some fun!

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, amazing projects and sneak peeks from the Design Team, freebies and awesome giveaways!

COPIC MARKERS:

R21-R22-R24-R27-R29                       Y02-YR00-YR04
E30-YR21-E13                                     YG00-YG01-YG05-YG07-YG09
C5-C7-C10-100

SUPPLIES:

Ladybug Garden

Inside Scalloped Circle Dies

Fancy Frame Dies

Shimmer Sequins

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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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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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 Sweet Treats Blog Hop!

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Hello guys and happy Saturday!

I’m hopping along today with the Newton’s Nook Designs Team to share some great Sweet Treats – just in time for Valentine’s day! Make sure you scroll down to the bottom of this post to see the whole list and hop along and comment for a chance to win!

sweet-treat-bh_tt_1For my stop on this hop I created cute boxes to fill in with any sweet treats you like. Want to recreate them? Please follow these steps!

  • create a box out of paper. I used Gift Box Punch Board from We R Memory Keepers, but you can use your scoring board or download a template on-line instead;
  • die-cut a heart shape window on one side using the largest die heart from NND Darling Hearts set;
  • adhere a clear plastic sheet behind you die-cut window and assemble the box using a strong adhesive. I used a double sided tape;
  • die-cut another heart and glue it to the opposite side of the box;
  • finally decorate your boxes. I used NND Love & Chocolate stamp set that matches perfectly the sweet treats theme, a small heart die form NND Darling Hearts die set and Nuvo Crystal Drops in Gloss White finish since it reminds me icing.

sweet-treat-bh_tt_2I also created a few super simple tags out of NND Times Tags Two set and stamped some sweet sentiments on them. Today I’ve got a quick video for you showcasing all the treats. Here’s the link.

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sweet-treat-bh_tt_5sweet-treat-bh_tt_3Hope you like the idea and you’ll give it a try! I think that a little handmade gift would be very appreciated!

Sweet Treats Blog Hop Giveaway!
Would you like to win a $10 store credit to Newton’s Nook Designs online shop?
NND is giving them out to TWO lucky winners!

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 Monday, February 6th at 9pm CST to comment — winners will be announced on the NND blog on Tuesday, February 7th.

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

Tatiana

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Craftin Desert Divas Monthly Social Media Challenge – February 2017

Happy Mail #handmadecard by Tatiana Trafimovich #tatianacraftandart - Little Lovelies Bear With Mailbox Digital Stamp by Craftin Desert Divas #craftindeserdivas

Happy Friday!

Can’t believe that January is already gone and Valentine’s Day is approaching so fast! If you need some inspiration, Craftin Desert Divas has an amazing mood board for their Monthly Social Media Challenge.

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And here’s my take on it! Super clean and simple, but cheerful and bright happy mail card that can be used for any occasion!

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The cute bear with a mailbox is CDD Little Lovelies Bear With Mailbox Digital Stamp. I printed it on a copic friendly paper with a laser printer and colored with copic markers. As always I’m leaving all the exact colors I used at the bottom of this post.

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In my previous post I talked about Bristol paper and its use with Zig Clean Color Real Brush markers. Well, this paper is also awesome for inkblended backgrounds. I used Antique Linen and Vintage Photo distress inks here.

Assembling the card, I popped up the bear with a mail box on a foam tape, added a bunch of hearts from Coffee Time Bunny Digital stamp, some shimmer and sequins.

Thanks so much for stopping by and hope you join Craftin Desert divas February Monthly Social Media Challenge! They give 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

COPICS:

bear E30-E31-E33-E35                  R22-R24-R27-R29

W00-W01-W03                               Y0000-Y21 

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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.