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 …

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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:

n.50 Yellow – n.52 bright Yellow – n.70 Orange – n.23 Scarlet Red – n.22 Carmine Red – n.21 Light Carmine – n.89 Violet – n.42 Turquoise Green – n.45 Pale Green – n.47 May Green – n.71 Flesh Color – n.64 Oatmeal – n.61 Light Brown – n.65 Mid Brown – n.91 Light Gray

SUPPLIES:

 

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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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

 

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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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Newton’s Nook Designs 4 Year Celebration and Giveaway – Day 2

Hello and welcome!

So happy you’ve joined me for day 2 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!

Cheers! #handmade card by Tatiana Trafimovich #tatianacraftandart - Cocktail Mixer stamp set by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook

Bon Voyage #handmade card by Tatiana Trafimovich #tatianacraftandart - Stowaway Newton stamp set by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook

Today all the Design Team is showcasing two SUPER ADORABLE stamp sets: Cocktail Mixer and Stowaway Newton and I even more excited about these new products because both coordinating dies have additional WORD DIES that give more value and tons of fun options, of corse! How clever is that!

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!

So let’s tale a look at my first cheerful sunny with a pop of sparkle card! I just love the refreshing summer drinks from Cocktail Mixer stamp set! I decided to pair them with new Waves Stencil.

Cheers! #handmade card by Tatiana Trafimovich #tatianacraftandart - Cocktail Mixer stamp set by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook

I started with masking the borders of my card base before applying the ink through Waves Stencil and once lifted it up, it flicked some drops of a pearlized solution on top! While the card base was drying, I stamped, colored with Zig markers and die-cut the cocktails and the “cheers!” sentiment that come with Cocktail Mixer Die set. I stacked a few layers of the sentiment die creating a sort of a chipboard and colored it with Zig markers since I wanted to bright more color to my card. Finally I added tons of shimmer using Star Dust Stickles Glitter Glue!

Cheers! #handmade card by Tatiana Trafimovich #tatianacraftandart - Cocktail Mixer stamp set by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook

My second card features a SUPER ADORABLE cutie Newton from Stowaway Newton stamp set! In this funny  set kitty packed this luggage and is ready to leave for his summer vacations? Where does Newton go? LOL!!!

Bon Voyage #handmade card by Tatiana Trafimovich #tatianacraftandart - Stowaway Newton stamp set by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook

This time I decided to make something different and worked on a colorful card base. I applied a coat of a white embossing paste throung Pawprints Stencil creating a cute non distractive pattern. Then I stamped, colored with copic markers this time the kitty image and die-cut with Stowaway Newton Die set both the stamp and the word sentiment! I glued a few layers of the sentiment die again and brought a matching color with the same copic markers I used on the main stamp! Assembling the card, I popped the die-cut element on a foam tape adding some dimension and interest.

Bon Voyage #handmade card by Tatiana Trafimovich #tatianacraftandart - Stowaway 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
Maria Russell
Jennifer Timko
Tatiana Trafimovich <– you’re here

Tatiana

ZIG MARKERS:

n.51 Lemon Yellow – n.52 Bright Yellow – n.70 Orange – n.23 Scarlet Red – n.21 Light Carmine – n.25 Pink – n.36 Light Blue – n.41 Light Green

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Craftin Desert Divas – July Release – Mermaid Lagoon



Happy Tuesday!!

I’m so excited and happy to bring you my daily post at Craftin Desert Divas blog today! Well, since it’s also day 1 of the CDD new July release, I just couldn’t help myself making another project featuring Mermaid Lagoon and Sunny Smiles stamp sets!!!

Oceans of Birthday Wishes #handmadecard by Tatiana Trafimovich #tatianacraftandart - Mermaid Lagoon stamp set by Craftin Desert Divas #craftindeserdivas

My today’s card is a clean and simple one with a pop of bright summer colors matching perfectly new MERMAZING stamps and dies! I created once more a circle focal point on my card like in the sneak peek project, but interpreted it in a different way. Hope this this card will inspire you and give some ideas how you can stretch you supplies!

For A Mermaizing Friend #handmadecard by Tatiana Trafimovich #tatianacraftandart - Mermaid Lagoon stamp set by Craftin Desert Divas #craftindeserdivas

Like I mentioned before, I used the same supplies on both cards for a totally different look as you can see! This time instead of transforming the circle focal point into a shaker under the sea scene where sequins brought some fun interactive part, I played with different layers and dimension!

Oceans of Birthday Wishes #handmadecard by Tatiana Trafimovich #tatianacraftandart - Mermaid Lagoon stamp set by Craftin Desert Divas #craftindeserdivas

I starter with the background elements. I used the same Inside Scalloped Circle Die on the front panel, but did a partial die-cutting instead of cutting out the whole circle. I also hand cut the waves, using as a guide Ocean Border Dies since I liked its shape, but you can definitely go freehand or download some wavy lines from internet to use as a guide for the ocean part.

As for the colors, I used Distress Oxide inks which for a moment I have in a very limited color range. Well, here’re some tips and tricks how you can get more out of a few colors. For the sky portion I blended some yellowy-orange and pinky colors overlapping them and creating new customize shades! The waves were made using ONLY ONE blue color: I blended the ink from the top part using a heavy hand to archive a darker shade; while for the other layer, I went vice versa and applied the ink from the bottom part toward the top with a very light hand for a more soft gradient look. Well, what do you think of that?

Oceans of Birthday Wishes #handmadecard by Tatiana Trafimovich #tatianacraftandart - Mermaid Lagoon stamp set by Craftin Desert Divas #craftindeserdivas

For the ocean critters I used Zig Clean Color Real brush markers, made a simple splotchy watercoloring and finally arranged the elements on my card base. A foam tape helped me to give some dimension to my scene and the sentiment from Mermaid Lagoon set was simply stamped on a hand cut fishtail banner.

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.50 Yellow – n.70 Orange – n.23 Scarlet Red – n.22 Carmine Red – n. 21 Light Carmine – n.80 Violet – n. 71 Flesh Color – n.64 Oatmeal – n.66 Dark Oatmeal – n.63 Ochre – n.94 Gray Brown – n. 38 Light Blue – n.42 Turquoise Green – n. 40 Green

SUPPLIES:

Mermaid Lagoon

Sunny Smiles

 Ocean Border Dies

Inside Scalloped Circle 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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