Craftin Desert Divas – May Release Day 1

Hello and welcome!

I’m sooooo excited to be up on the Craftin Desert Divas blog today sharing a few cute projects!!!

Thanks A Bushel #handmadecard by Tatiana Trafimovich #tatianacraftandart - Market Stand stamp set by Craftin Desert Divas #craftindeserdivas

Today is also the first day of the Craftin Desert Divas May Release and so I just couldn’t help playing with the FANTASTIC new stamps and dies! In fact, I mixed and matched a few new stamps and dies and have two fun projects to share!

Thanks A Bushel #handmadecard by Tatiana Trafimovich #tatianacraftandart - Market Stand stamp set by Craftin Desert Divas #craftindeserdivas

The first clean and simple card features an AMAZING new MARKET STAND stamp set. I particularly LOVE this one since it filled with a super adorable images that offer you infinite possibilities of use and suit any kind of paper crafting project: cards, tags, scrapbook layouts, planners, treat bags!

Thanks A Bushel #handmadecard by Tatiana Trafimovich #tatianacraftandart - Market Stand stamp set by Craftin Desert Divas #craftindeserdivas

Since the stamps from MARKET STAND set are so adorable, I thought that a clean and simple look would be perfect for my card! I started with A2 size card base made out of a Bristol paper and created a non-distractive background, inkblending a very light blue Distress ink from one corner. Then I went a little bit crazy, stamping and fussy-cutting a whole bunch of the images from the set. I worked with a copic friendly paper and ink at this point since my intention was to color everything with copic markers. Please, scroll down towards the bottom of this post to see all the exact copic marker numbers I used for coloring!

Thanks A Bushel #handmadecard by Tatiana Trafimovich #tatianacraftandart - Market Stand stamp set by Craftin Desert Divas #craftindeserdivas

Once completed coloring, I stamped the sentiment from the same MARKET STAND set, popped up all the elements on a foam tape and added a few crystal clear sequins as a finish touch.

Plant Smiles #handmadecard by Tatiana Trafimovich #tatianacraftandart - Garden Border die set by Craftin Desert Divas #craftindeserdivas

My  second card is completely different from the previous one! In fact, I used dies and digital stamps all from the CDD new May release and a few fun watercolor techniques as well!

I started with a 3 by 9 inches watercolor panel and the slightly larger coordinating card base that once scored measures 3 ½ by 9 inches. First I die-cut the watercolor paper 3 times using new GARDEN BORDER die set and ended up with 4 more or less equal pieces. I smooched some Distress inks onto a craft sheet, spritzed them with water and put my watercolor paper on top. I repeated the process a few times, heat drying the paper every time. The top die-cut part was colored in a light blue shade since it was going to be a sky portion for my scene, on the others I used a few brown shades, instead, to emulate soil.

Plant Smiles #handmadecard by Tatiana Trafimovich #tatianacraftandart - Garden Border die set by Craftin Desert Divas #craftindeserdivas

While the watercolor elements were drying, I printed on a Bristol paper with a laser printer a few cute digital stamps: No Bunny Like You, Carrot Harvest and Harvest Crates; watercolor them with Zig Clean Color Real Brush markers, cut out right against the stamp edge and hide any imperfection from cutting, applying a black marker all around every image.

Plant Smiles #handmadecard by Tatiana Trafimovich #tatianacraftandart - Garden Border die set by Craftin Desert Divas #craftindeserdivas

Finally I literary rooted my carrots into the soil part as GARDEN BORDER die makes the fantastic marks into your paper that allow you to insert any kind of plant inside, and adhered the top part with a foam tape for some dimension and interest. The sentiment from LADYBUG GARDEN stamp set was simply heat embossed at the bottom with a white embossing powder.

That all for today! Hope you like these lovely cards! 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:

crates E30-E31-E33-E35-E37                      buckets E41-E43-E44
camel Y21-Y26-YR27-E99-E29                   YR000-YR04-YR07                                                      R05-R29                                                          B0000-B01-B04                                                          YG01-YG05-YG09                                          Y11-Y13-Y17                                                           V01-V06

ZIG MARKERS:

n.91 Light Gray – n.28 Pale Pink – n.36 Light Blue – n.63 Ochre – n.60 Brown – n.65 Mid Brown – n.41 Light Green – n.52 Bright Yellow – n.70 Orange

SUPPLIES:

Market Stand

Ladybug Garden

Garden Border Dies

No Bunny Like You Digital Stamp

Carrot Harvest Digital Stamp

Harvest Crates Digital Stamp

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.

Scooting By… Hidden Pull-Tab Interactive Card (ft. Newton’s Nook Designs)

Scootin' By #handmade card by Tatiana Trafimovich #tatianacraftandart - Newton Scoots By stamp set by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook

Hello and welcome!

I have so many reasons to be extremely excited today since first I’m on the Newton’s Nook Design’s blog today showcasing this fun hidden pull-tab interactive card, second I have a project featuring my ever favorite kitty Newton and the last but not the least I have a VIDEO TUTORIAL for you on my YouTube channel!!!! Woo-hoo!!!

Scootin' By #handmade card by Tatiana Trafimovich #tatianacraftandart - Newton Scoots By stamp set by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook

When I saw this super adorable kitty on Vespa scooter from Newton Scoots By stamp set, the idea to make a pull-tab card immediately popped up in my heard because this adorable stamp couldn’t be any purr-fect for interactive cards!

I started working on Bristol paper stamping the cute mischief with a waterproof ink, coloring him with Zig Clean Color Real Brush markers since I want vibrant and bright colors for this project and die-cutting the image with the coordinating die from Newton Scoots By Die Set.

Scootin' By #handmade card by Tatiana Trafimovich #tatianacraftandart - Newton Scoots By stamp set by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook

For the sentiment and the sky portion on the background I used the same Newton Scoots By stamp set. I trimmed in half the sentiment with scissors so that I could stamp one portion on my card front and leave the rest for the hidden message. Then I heat embossed some clouds with a white embossing powder and applied a light blue color to the sky, ink smooching Tumbled Glass Distress ink. For the bottom part of the background, I used both positive and negative parts of the grass die from Land Borders Die Set. The negative part of the die was used as a stencil along with Mowed Lawn Distress ink while the positive part was ink blended with Twisted Citron Distress ink.

Please, watch the video below for the interactive part instruction!!!

That’s all for today! Thank so much for stopping by and hope you like this fun interactive card! If you have any question, please leave it below in the comment area and will be happy to answer it!

Tatiana

ZIG MARKERS:

n.23 Scarlet Red – n. 22 Carmine Red – n.63 Ochre – n.64 Oatmeal – n. 65 Mid Brown – n. 91 Light Gray – n.95 Dark Gray – n.10 Black – n.36 Light Blue

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Craftin Desert Divas – May Release Sneak Peek – Garden Bugs

Hello and welcome!

So happy you’ve joined me today and so excited to start the release week from Craftin Desert Divas with a bright summer feeling card! Can you believe it’s already May? Yes, time flies by and summer colors pop somehow in my head. So I’m so enthusiastic to see a lot of wonderful, cute and fun summer products in the Craftin Desert Divas May release.

Oopsy Daisy #handmadecard by Tatiana Trafimovich #tatianacraftandart - Garden Bugs stamp set by Craftin Desert Divas #craftindeserdivas

On the first day we are sneak peeking GARDEN BUGS stamp set filled with a lot of cute stamps and some great sentiments. This new set have a few fantastic small images as well and so I decided to stamp them in a random patter on a watercolor paper and made a super simple watercoloring adding bright summer colors.

Oopsy Daisy #handmadecard by Tatiana Trafimovich #tatianacraftandart - Garden Bugs stamp set by Craftin Desert Divas #craftindeserdivas

While the watercolor piece was drying, I started working on my card base. I went for a 4 Bar size card this time since the images I used for watercoloring, seemed to be more balanced on a slightly smaller than usual A2 card. Ones scored it measures 4 7⁄8 by 3 1⁄2 inches. Then I prepared another slightly smaller piece out of a white card stock, die-cutting on it a scalloped circle from CDD Stitched In Circles die set to form a sort of a window that would frame my watercolor piece. The shape of this die seems to go so well with the cute images from the watercolor part because reminds me flowers.

Oopsy Daisy #handmadecard by Tatiana Trafimovich #tatianacraftandart - Garden Bugs stamp set by Craftin Desert Divas #craftindeserdivas

At this point I added the sentiment from the same GARDEN BUGS stamp set and assembled everything gluing the watercolor panel directly to the card base and popping up on top the die-cut part with a foam tape.

Oopsy Daisy #handmadecard by Tatiana Trafimovich #tatianacraftandart - Garden Bugs 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, amazing projects and sneak peeks from the Design Team, freebies and awesome giveaways!

SUPPLIES:

Garden Bugs

Stitched In Circle Dies

Multi Medium Matte

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 Inky Paws Challenge #47

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Hello everyone and happy Monday!

A new Newton’s Nook Designs Inky Paws Challenge #47 starts today and I just couldn’t not play along! This is my inspiration projects for you!

You're Amazing #handmade card by Tatiana Trafimovich #tatianacraftandart - Simply Relative Stamp set by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook

The current challenge is a color one. And I LIKE so much the bright juicy colors from the inspiration graphic! So I hope they will inspire you to play along, just make a project using pink, orange, yellow and teal inspired by the graphic you see below paired with at least one Newton’s Nook Designs brand stamp or die and upload it 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 just can’t stop playing with the amazing Lovely Blooms stamp set and this time I went to emboss resist and added color with my Zig Clean Color Real Brush markers since they are always a winning choice for bright and colorful projects!

You're Amazing #handmade card by Tatiana Trafimovich #tatianacraftandart - Simply Relative Stamp set by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook

I started working on Bristol paper and stamped a bunch of small flowers and a few leaf branches from Lovely Blooms set with a clear sticky ink. I heat embossed all the flowers with a white embossing powder and added color with Zig markers. Once everything was dry, I die-cut all the elements using the coordinating dies from Lovely Blooms die set.

You're Amazing #handmade card by Tatiana Trafimovich #tatianacraftandart - Simply Relative Stamp set by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook

Then I prepared a watercolor background using a traditional watercolor paper since it holds water much better than Bristol one and a traditional teal watercolor from Schmincke. I also tried to heat emboss the matching white sentiment directly on the background, but it was not bold enough to create a contrast so I decided not to give up and fix it putting a small tag on top where I simply stamped with a black ink “You’re Amazing” sentiment from NND Beautiful Plumage stamp set. A few black details were a perfect finish touch!

You're Amazing #handmade card by Tatiana Trafimovich #tatianacraftandart - Simply Relative 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

ZIG MARKERS:

n.51 Lemon Yellow – n.50 Yellow – n.52 Bright Yellow – n.70 orange – n.21 Light Carmine

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Newton’s Nook Designs May Release and Giveaway – Newton Dreams of Italy

Hello and welcome to Day 2 of the Newton’s Nook Designs May Release!

I knew it was going to happen one day and finally Newton is making his great adventure in Italy. Woo-Hoo!!!

I Love Italy #handmade card by Tatiana Trafimovich #tatianacraftandart - Newton dreams of Italy stamp set by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook

This new and absolutely adorable stamp set is called NEWTON DREAMS OF ITALY and it comes along with the coordinating dies. No need to tell you that I’m IN LOVE with it!!! It has a few fantastic Italian sentiments and it’s great for any paper crafting hobby! Besides the cards, you can create scrapbook layouts maybe recording your vacations in Italy, tags, planner spreads, meal plans, customize treat bags!

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. My first card is a watercolor one featuring the adorable stamp with Newton getting his paws dirty (not inky this time! LOL!!!) into a spaghetti plate.

I Love Italy #handmade card by Tatiana Trafimovich #tatianacraftandart - Newton dreams of Italy stamp set by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnookI used the small images and the sentiments from NEWTON DREAMS OF ITALY set and stamped them randomly on a piece of a watercolor paper with a waterproof ink. I also stamped aside the cute kitty along with the wine glass and the oil bottle so that I could die-cut them using the coordinating dies and make my watercoloring at once on all the elements I needed for this card.

I Love Italy #handmade card by Tatiana Trafimovich #tatianacraftandart - Newton dreams of Italy stamp set by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook

I decided to use the color combo that reminds me the colors of Italy: red and green – the colors of the national flag; light blue – the sky, the sea and the soccer (the favorite national sport) and finally a bit of yellow like a sunny weather. Assembling the card I popped up on a foam tape both the watercolor panel and the cute kitty and added a simple heat embossed sentiment.

Ciao #handmade card by Tatiana Trafimovich #tatianacraftandart - Newton dreams of Italy stamp set by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook

My second card is an interactive slider one. I played with Newton in gondola (Venetian boat) and thought it would be fun to make him swim across the Grand Canal towards Rialto Bridge.

Ciao #handmade card by Tatiana Trafimovich #tatianacraftandart - Newton dreams of Italy stamp set by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook

So I prepared a more deep blue panels ink blending Salty Ocean Distress ink and giving them a wave shape with the negative part of NND Sky Borders die set; and a lighter one – for the background using Tumbled Glass Distress ink.

Ciao #handmade card by Tatiana Trafimovich #tatianacraftandart - Newton dreams of Italy stamp set by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook

Once the stamps from NEWTON DREAMS OF ITALY set were watercolored and die-cut with the coordinating dies, I added a wavy slider channel to emulate the movement of the boat, simply stamped the Italian “hello” sentiment and popped up a few die-cut clouds from NND Winston Takes Flight die set to complete the scene.

Would you like to win the “Newton dreams of Italy” 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

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