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 Inky Paws Challenge #45

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Hello everyone and happy Monday!

A new Newton’s Nook Designs Inky Paws Challenge #45 starts today and I just couldn’t not play along! This is my inspiration projects for you!

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

The current challenge is called “Use A Doily”. If you want to play along, just use a doily on your projects paired with at least one Newton’s Nook Designs brand product and upload them here for a chance to win a store credit at Newton’s Nook Designs online shop. You can create a card, a tag, a scrapbook page, a treat bag or any other projects related to the papercrafting.

I have to share another idea with you how you can stretch the coordinating dies and get more use out of them. I played with the Lovely Blooms die set that coordinates with the adorable Lovely Blooms stamp set. I didn’t stamp any flowers image this time, but simply die-cut a few flowers and leaves from Bristol paper using the coordinating dies and added color with inkblending tool to them! Super fun and easy technique that allows to get a totally different look out of the same product!

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

Arranging the flowers on my cream color card base, I used a doily, a few crystal clear sequins and the sentiment words from NND Lovely Blooms and Simply Relative stamp sets!

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

That’s all for today! Hope you like my simple card and it will inspire you to join this new challenge! I’ll catch you up on the Inky Paws Challenge Blog! Have a great week!

Tatiana

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Newton’s Nook Designs April Release and Giveaway – Newton’s Birdbath

Hello and welcome!

Can’t believe that it’s the last day of the Newton’s Nook Designs April Release, but so excited at the same time since today the Design Team is showcasing a new stamp set with my ever favorite Newton!

So Many Smiles Start With You #handmade card by Tatiana Trafimovich #tatianacraftandart - Newton's Birdbath Stamp set by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook

It’s called NEWTON’S BIRDBATH and you can get the coordinating dies as well. No need to tell you that I really LOVE this super cute set and it’s so easy and fun to use since all you need is to stamp it and you’re ready to color! Plus it comes in a perfect size for A2 cards and has really great sentiments!

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 since I know that many of you love to get the coordinating dies, I decided to showcase how you can get more out of them and use not only for cutting the images!

So Many Smiles Start With You #handmade card by Tatiana Trafimovich #tatianacraftandart - Newton's Birdbath Stamp set by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook

So stretching my coordinating dies on this card, I came out with an easy masking technique for ink blending backgrounds! I saw a few weeks ago Jennifer McGuire showcased some cards with ink blending background coming from one corner of the card base and I thought this would work so well with the cute Newton stamp from NEWTON’S BIRDBATH set! But instead of stamping and fussy cutting the whole intricate image, I made my mask out of the coordinating die by simply die-cutting it from a masking paper. So easy peasy and in a flash you have the mask ready to work with!!!

So Many Smiles Start With You #handmade card by Tatiana Trafimovich #tatianacraftandart - Newton's Birdbath Stamp set by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook

I stamped kitty image and a couple of butterflies from the same stamp set on a piece of a copic friendly paper with a copic friendly ink, of course, applied the die-cut masks both on kitty and butterflies and inked my background with distress inks. I also added some tiny drops of pearlized water on top and then removed the masks and proceeded with coloring. As always, you can find all the exact colors I used on this card at the bottom of the post. I need to point out that you will finish to have a tiny white halo around the image using the coordinating dies for easy masking, but honestly it doesn’t bother me at all and I think that it looks fine!

I finished the card by simply stamping the sentiment, adding some matching sequins, shimmer and Glossy Accents for a fake water effect!

Would you like to win the “Newton’s Birdbath” 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 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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