Holiday Card Series 2020 – From Meow To You (ft. Newton’s Nook Designs)

From Meow To You #handmade card by Tatiana Trafimovich #tatianacraftandart - A Kitten Christmas stamp set by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook

Hello and welcome!

I’m so happy you’ve joined me today and even more excited to be on the Newton’s Nook Designs blog sharing a cute holiday kitty card featuring the most adorable new A Kitten Christmas stamp and die sets on a simple slimline card!

The minute I saw the new gorgeous kitty designs from Newton’s Nook, I immediately felt in love with them! And so I just cannot escape to play more with these cuties! To start, I die cut all three cats using the coordinating A Kitten Christmas Die Set, Strathmore Bristol paper and my Big Shot Die Cutting Machine. As usual, I saved and used the negative parts of the dies to used them later inside the MISTI tool for a perfect alignment while I was stamping the open images from A Kitten Christmas stamp set with waterproof VersaFine Onyx Black ink. I colored all the elements with Tombow markers and set aside to dry.

From Meow To You #handmade card by Tatiana Trafimovich #tatianacraftandart - A Kitten Christmas stamp set by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook

Here’s the complete list of all the colors used by me on this project: TOMBOW MARKERS N75, 158, 452, 665, 703, 725, 899, 946, 947, 977.

From Meow To You #handmade card by Tatiana Trafimovich #tatianacraftandart - A Kitten Christmas stamp set by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook

The slimline card base was trimmed from Neenah Solar White paper as 8 1/2″ x 7″ piece and then scored along the narrow side so that the final card measures 8 1/2″ x 3 1/2″. I die cut the additional faux stitched frame and three squares using the same Neenah Solar White paper for a perfect match with the card base and NND Slimline Frames and Windows Die Set. Each square piece was inked with Mermaid Lagoon Distress Oxide ink from the top edge and then embellished with a falling snow effect applied with a plain white embossing paste through Petite Snow stencil. The matching kitty themed sentiment was simply stamped in the conner of the central square with the same VersaFine Onyx Black ink since it gives a nice, crisp and black impression that pops agains the inked background. Finally I assembled all the elements together with a foam tape for a fun dimensional look and finished with a few matching sequins.

From Meow To You #handmade card by Tatiana Trafimovich #tatianacraftandart - A Kitten Christmas stamp set by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook

That’s all for today! Hope you like this sweet and cute card! Thanks so much for stopping by and have a fabulous day!

Hugs,
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Newton’s Nook Designs Holiday Release and Giveaway – Day 3 – A Kitten Christmas and Christmas Puppies


Hello and welcome to Day 3 of the Newton’s Nook Holiday release! Thanks so much for joining me again during this week!

All the new Holiday products will be available for purchase on Friday, October 23th at Newton’s Nook Designs online store and other craft retailers!

Meowy Christmas #handmade card by Tatiana Trafimovich #tatianacraftandart - A Kitten Christmas stamp set by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook

There's Always Next Year To Be Good #handmade card by Tatiana Trafimovich #tatianacraftandart - Christmas Puppies stamp set by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook

Cuteness overloads on the third day of the holiday release with A Kitten Christmas and Christmas Puppies stamp sets! Do you notice a new and absolutely adorable design of kitties from NND? Love so much those big eyes and the funny mischievous expressions on the kitty’s faces! Both new stamp sets come with the coordinating A Kitten Christmas Die and Christmas Puppies Die sets.

Giveaway alert!! NND is giving away both new A Kitten Christmas and Christmas Puppies stamp sets to lucky winners so make sure you read all the way to the bottom of this post to see how to win!

 

My first card that features A Kitten Christmas stamp and die sets, has a clean and simple design.

Meowy Christmas #handmade card by Tatiana Trafimovich #tatianacraftandart - A Kitten Christmas stamp set by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook

To start I die cut from Copic X-Press paper the kitty shape and lots of Christmas lights, using the coordinating A Kitten Christmas Die Set and my Big Shot Die Cutting Machine. As always, I saved and used the negative parts of the dies to help me with the alignment while I was stamping the open images from A Kitten Christmas stamp set using MISTI tool and Memento Tuxedo Black ink. Finally I proceeded with copic coloring, making the kitty look like my sweet boy Tommy (Sacred Birman Cat).

For those who are wondering about the exact colors used on this project, I’m leaving all the numbers of COPIC MARKERS: cat E40-E41-E42-E43-E44-E47-E49; RV00-RV02-RV11-RV04-RV19; YG00-YG05-YR09; Y11-Y17-Y18; FV02-B63; YR02-YR04-YR07; BG10-BG13; B000-B04; T0-T1.

Meowy Christmas #handmade card by Tatiana Trafimovich #tatianacraftandart - A Kitten Christmas stamp set by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook

The background was inked directly on an extended A2 size card base (5 1/2″ X 4 1/4″) made from Neenah Solar White paper. I used new just released on Monday Tiny Trees stencil, Tumbled Glass Distress ink and the blending brush. Once tapped well the stencil on the card base to prevent any movement, I inked the pattern keeping my hand lighter towards the center of the card front. Then I lifted and shifted the stencil in order to add more inked trees between the rows as you see on the pictures. I added a few super tiny drops of a pearlescent solution just for something little extra along with a simply stamped sentiment that comes from the same A Kitten Christmas stamp set. I hand draw the light string and finally arranged the Christmas lights and the kitty.

There's Always Next Year To Be Good #handmade card by Tatiana Trafimovich #tatianacraftandart - Christmas Puppies stamp set by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook

Working on my second card that features Christmas Puppies stamp and die sets, I decided to mix and match it with A Kitten Christmas since both stamps has the same size and style! I did exactly the same steps as on a previous card die cutting and stamping the fun puppy and the kitty, but using Strathmore Bristol paper and VersaFine Onyx Black ink this time since my intention was to color the stamps with water based markers. An extended A2 size card base (5 1/2″ X 4 1/4″) was trimmed and scored from a kraft cardstock. I added on top the cute holiday pattern by inking another newbie – Reindeer stencils with Vintage Photo Distress Oxide ink for a tone on tone look. I partially covered the card front with a vellum rectangle die cut with Frames & Flags Die Set where I heat embossed the funniest pun from A Kitten Christmas stamp set. Assembling all the elements together, I popped the cute critters on foam tape and finished with a few clear sparkling sequins.

As always, I’m sharing with you all colors used by me on the second project: TOMBOW MARKERS N55, N79, 126, 133, 847, 856, 899, 905, 946, 947, 977, 991, 992, 993.

There's Always Next Year To Be Good #handmade card by Tatiana Trafimovich #tatianacraftandart - Christmas Puppies stamp set by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook

Would you like to win the  “A Kitten Christmas” Stamp Set or the “Christmas Puppies” Stamp Set? We will choose ONE lucky winner for each stamp set!

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 October 22nd at 9pm EST to comment  — winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, October 23rd.

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

Newton’s Nook Designs
Ellen Haxelmans
Larissa Heskett
Samantha Mann
Zsofia Molnar
Maria Russell
Andrea Shell
Tatiana Trafimovich <— you’re here
Amy Tsuruta
Amanda Wilcox

Thanks so much for stopping by and have a fantastic day!

Tatiana

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