Newton’s Nook Designs May Release and Giveaway – Winston’s Tee Time

Hello and welcome to Day 1 of the Newton’s Nook Designs May Release!

I’m so excited to introduce you today the very first stamp set of this fantastic release and I’m sure you’re going love it since it’s couldn’t be any cuter!

Dad You're Tee-riffic #handmade card by Tatiana Trafimovich #tatianacraftandart - Winston's Tee Time Stamp set by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook

Today all the Design Team is showcasing a brand new fun, cute and absolutely adorable WINSTON’S TEE TIME stamp set along with the coordinating dies. It’s small, but filled with the amazing images and great sentiments! I LOVE this clever stamp set because masculine cards haven’t ever been so easy to create. In fact, I just couldn’t leave you with only one example!

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!



And here’s what I came up with. I started with a watercolor shaker card totally inspired by the golf theme so a green watercolor background and some holes were a must-have! LOL!

Dad You're Tee-riffic #handmade card by Tatiana Trafimovich #tatianacraftandart - Winston's Tee Time Stamp set by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook

I started by stamping the cutie bear, the flag and a bunch of balls to fill my shaker area with a waterproof ink on a watercolor paper and made my watercoloring both on the stamped images and the background. I worked in layers starting very light and progressively adding more colors to the areas that are in shade. Once the watercolor elements were dry, I die-cut them using the coordinating dies that come with WINSTON’S TEE TIME stamp set and three holes on my background piece with a small circle die. At this point I also added my sentiment from the same stamp set stamping it with the same black ink I used before.

Dad You're Tee-riffic #handmade card by Tatiana Trafimovich #tatianacraftandart - Winston's Tee Time Stamp set by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook

Assembling the card, I popped up the watercolor background on a foam tape and filled the shaker area with the golf balls and some matching sequins and beads before attaching it to the card base. Finally I popped up on a foam as well Winston and other small element for a bit of dimension.

Dad You're Tee-riffic #handmade card by Tatiana Trafimovich #tatianacraftandart - Winston's Tee Time Stamp set by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook

My second version is a copic one. But I just couldn’t help playing more with holes and the golf theme making the cutie Winston peeking out from inside.

Meet You At The 19th Hole #handmade card by Tatiana Trafimovich #tatianacraftandart - Winston's Tee Time Stamp set by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook

So I switched to the copic friendly ink and paper and stamped, colored and die-cut with the coordinating dies the images from WINSTON’S TEE TIME stamp set. As always at the bottom of this post you can find all the exact copic markers I used.

Meet You At The 19th Hole #handmade card by Tatiana Trafimovich #tatianacraftandart - Winston's Tee Time Stamp set by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook

Then I proceeded completing the card base. I trimmed an additional A2 size panel and die-cut three holes on it. Placing it on top of my card base, I marked the areas matching the holes and added a bit of color inkblending blue-green shades of Distress inks. Finally I popped on top with a foam tape the additional panel and the colored images and finished with a heat embossed sentiment on a black cardstock.

Meet You At The 19th Hole #handmade card by Tatiana Trafimovich #tatianacraftandart - Winston's Tee Time Stamp set by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook

Would you like to win the “Winston’s Tee Time” 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 May 11th at 9pm CST to comment  — winners will be announced on the NND blog post on Friday, May 12th.

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’re here

Tatiana

COPICS:

R21-R22-R24-R27-R29                       C0-C1-C3-100
YG00-YG01-YG05-YG07-YG09          Y21-Y26
E30-E31-E33-E35-E37-E39                B21-B24-B26-B28

 

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For Mum Shaped Card (ft. Newton’s Nook Designs)

For My Mum #handmade card by Tatiana Trafimovich #tatianacraftandart - Lovely Blooms Stamp set by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook

Hello and welcome!

So happy you’ve joined me today! I’m bringing you this bright spring card featuring Lovely Blooms stamp set from Newton’s Nook Designs! I was inspired by a project I saw on Instagram a few days ago and thought it would be great to stretch once more the coordinating dies and create a shaped card out of them!

For My Mum #handmade card by Tatiana Trafimovich #tatianacraftandart - Lovely Blooms Stamp set by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook

The beautiful flowers from Lovely Blooms stamp set are so amazing and have fantastic design that gives you almost infinite ways of use on your projects! And so this time my choice was on stamping them with Distress inks and a simple non-perfect splotchy watercoloring!

For My Mum #handmade card by Tatiana Trafimovich #tatianacraftandart - Lovely Blooms Stamp set by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook

I started by die-cutting a bunch of flowers and leaves out of Lovely Blooms Die Set along with the jar element that was cut out twice to create a card base. I used Distress Watercolor cardstock for this project since it meant to be used with Distress inks and reactive with water so well plus it’s thick and that gives more stability for the shaped card. Then I simply stamped outline images from Lovely Blooms stamp set using Distress inks and used them for watercoloring as well.

For My Mum #handmade card by Tatiana Trafimovich #tatianacraftandart - Lovely Blooms Stamp set by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook

Once all the elements were dried, I started assembling my shaped card from the jar stamp adhering only the top part to create the card base that could be opened and of course, hold a message inside. Then I proceeded with arranging leaves and flowers gluing them together to form a bouquet! And finally I added a little personalized tag made out of Tags Times Two Die set and a super clever Simply Relative stamp set that allows you to create custom messages for any occasion!

That’s all for today! And if you need more inspiration, you can find two other awesome projects featuring Lovely Blooms stamp set here in a shaker card and here for some more ideas on how to stretch the coordinating dies!  As always thanks so much for stopping by and for leaving me nice comments! I really appreciate your support!!!

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Newton’s Nook Designs April Release and Giveaway – Simply Relative

Hello and welcome!

I’m so happy I’ve joined the Newton’s Nook Designs Design Team for Day 3 of the April Release!

World's Best Mother #handmade card by Tatiana Trafimovich #tatianacraftandart - Simply Relative Stamp set by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook

Today we are showcasing a brand new stamp set called SIMPLY RELATIVE. Well, many people when they are aproaching paper crafting hobbies always wonder what should I start with in supplies terms! Which stamp sets are the first to add to the stash! And I always recommend to get a good sentiment stamp set that can be used on any papercrafting projects! And I’m really happy that Newton’s Nook Design’s are coming with this fantastic one! I LOVE that it has big bold hand written words pared with a small simple ones. Really great design and infinite possibilities of use!

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!

And here’s what I came up with today! It’s another Mother’s Day project and hope it will inspire you! I played again with LOVELY BLOOMS stamp set from Day 2 of the NND April Release and combined it with SIMPLY RELATIVE set.

World's Best Mother #handmade card by Tatiana Trafimovich #tatianacraftandart - Simply Relative Stamp set by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook

Well, this time I pull my watercolors and heat embossed the beautiful hydrangea flowers with a white embossing powder on a watercolor paper, die-cut them with the coordinating dies and then simply colored the images using wet on wet technique when you basically paint with clear water first and then add color on top. The color will spread across the wet area and you will get a typical watercolor look! The key here is to work at a singular spot at a time otherwise you risk to “contaminate” the whole image loosing highlights and shadows!

World's Best Mother #handmade card by Tatiana Trafimovich #tatianacraftandart - Simply Relative Stamp set by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook

While the watercolored elements were drying, I worked on my card base! I arranged a bunch of sentiment stamps from SIMPLY RELATIVE set and inked them with a light gray ink. Then I emphasized some words with a black ink to form the “World’s Best Mother” sentence and finished the card by popping the flowers on a foam tape on top.

Would you like to win the “Simply Relative” 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 April 13th at 9pm CST to comment  — winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, April 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
Maria Russell
Jennifer Timko
Tatiana Trafimovich <— you’re here

Tatiana

 

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Newton’s Nook Designs April Release and Giveaway – Lovely Blooms

Happy Tuesday!

And thanks for joining the Newton’s Nook Designs Design Team for Day 2 of the April Release!

For My Amazing Mother #handmade card by Tatiana Trafimovich #tatianacraftandart - Lovely Blooms Stamp set by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnookToday we are showcasing a brand new beautiful and very special stamp set called LOVELY BLOOMS along with the coordinating dies. I really love this one and I’m sure you’re going to see lots of my projects in the future featuring this stamp set! It has amazing floral stamps designed in a very simple, but so adorable way! It’s a very versatile set as well that can cover all the occasions! Plus it’s so fun to use!!!

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!

Since Mother’s Day is approaching I decided to make a card for this occasion and hope it will inspire you! I thought it would be fun to use the coordinating dies to create a shaker element and fill it with “faux water”. And here’s how I made it!

For My Amazing Mother #handmade card by Tatiana Trafimovich #tatianacraftandart - Lovely Blooms Stamp set by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook

First of all I stamped a bunch of flowers, stems and leaves from LOVELY BLOOMS stamp set, colored them with copic markers and die-cut using the coordinating dies. I also die-cut the jar element on a white A2 size panel. Then I adjusted the flower cluster popping some elements on a foam tape. At this point I also glued directly to my card base the bottom part of the stems so that they seem to be inside the jar.

For My Amazing Mother #handmade card by Tatiana Trafimovich #tatianacraftandart - Lovely Blooms Stamp set by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook

I used a heat resistant acetate for the shaker part and heat embossed the jar stamp on it using Versafine ink and a clear embossing powder. Be sure to used a ton of antistatic powder for this or you will finish with the embossing powder sticking everywhere on you acetate! In case you don’t have the heat resistant acetate, you can simply use the one you have on hand and stamp the jar with any ink suitable for slick surfaces like StazOn, for example!

I added a foam tape to my front panel and filled with sequins the shaker area before adhering it to my card base! Finally I simply heat embossed the sentiment on a black card stock with a white embossing powder and added to my card.

Would you like to win the “Lovely Blooms” 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 April 13th at 9pm CST to comment  — winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, April 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
Maria Russell
Jennifer Timko
Tatiana Trafimovich <— you’re here

Tatiana

COPICS:

R21-R22-R24-R27-R29
YG00-YG01-YG05-YG07-YG09

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Personalized Cards

MFT Name Day 2016 (1)

Happy Monday to All!

Hope that today’s post will illustrate you some ideas how you can customize your handmade cards and make them even more personalized and special. On the card I’m sharing in this post I added a name of the recipient. I think that this type of cards can fit any occasion. They are great for birthdays, name days, births, graduations, mother’s and father’s days, anniversaries or just simply to say hello to your friend.

Besides you can play with the recipient’s favorite colors, add their favorite animals or flowers or maybe color some fun critters like their pets. The possibilities are endless.

MFT Name Day 2016 (2)

Now a few words about how this particular card came out. As you understood it was made for someone special since there’s his name displayed on the banner (LOL!), but as for the layout and the colors I was inspired by the My Favorite Things Wednesday Sketch Challenge #282 and Color Challenge #46.

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MFT_ColorChallenge_PaintBook_46

It was a little bit challenging for me to keep the card so light, but to be honest I’m very satisfied with the final result because I managed to use so many products and finished to have (at least in my opinion) a very pleasant result. The pattern paper that you can see at the bottom of the card was made by embossing the paw print stamp from MFT Cool Cat set with a clear dull embossing powder on a cream card stock, the light blue panel on top was done using ink blending technique, the cute funny cats from the same stamp set were water colored with my new Mijello Mission Gold set and the die-cut banner was finished with copic markers (R00-R0000-colorless blender). Of course, at the end the sequins mania makes me adhere some sequins here and there.

MFT Name Day 2016 (3)

Hope this post will give you some inspiration! As always thanks so much for stopping by and have a great week!

Tatiana

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