Cupcake Inspirations Challenge #434 (ft. Craftin Desert Divas)

 

Happy Sunday!

I’m super excited to be a “Guest Sweetie” today over at the Cupcake Inspirations Challenge blog! Have you heard about them? This is such a SWEET Challenge Group! For each challenge they post an amazing cupcake photo and color combo for inspiration! Everybody likes cupcakes, right?

It's Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas #handmadecard by Tatiana Trafimovich #tatianacraftandart - Fall Borders Die Set by Craftin Desert Divas #craftindeserdivas

Today’s inspiration graphic has a limited color palette and it’s soooooo beautiful and elegant!!!! The design of this project is a take on my own card that I made a few years ago! It’s still so popular on Pinterest that I decided to recreate it using Craftin Desert Divas products!

It's Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas #handmadecard by Tatiana Trafimovich #tatianacraftandart - Fall Borders Die Set by Craftin Desert Divas #craftindeserdivas

First of all I made a bit of die-cutting preparing the circle window and the winter scene. I really love Fall Border Dies set since it’s so beautiful and versatile! You can cover the themes all year round with it!!! For the card base I used a very light blue cardstock and added some texture with a winter feel through Snowflake Flurries Stencil. Once the embossing paste was dry, I started assembling the whole scene giving a lot of dimension with a foam tape and finally added faux snow using Snow Marker. Here’s a little tip for you: for a better control I squeeze the liquid from the marker on a piece of paper or acetate and use a tooth pick to apply the liquid to the desirable spots. Snow Marker needs to be heat settled with a heat gun! But be sure not to overheat it since it can start looking burnt and assume brown shades! Guess how I know it!!! LOL!!!

It's Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas #handmadecard by Tatiana Trafimovich #tatianacraftandart - Fall Borders Die Set by Craftin Desert Divas #craftindeserdivas

 

Hope you like this simple card and make sure you pop over to the Cupcake Inspirations Challenge blog to see more amazing projects today! As always thanks so much for stopping by! I really appreciate your love and support!


SUPPLIES:

Christmas Wishes

Fall Border Dies

Inside Scalloped Circle Dies

Snowflake Flurries Stencil

Snow Marker

Memento Dye Ink Pad – Tuxedo Black

Multi Medium Matte

Cutter Bee Scissors 5″

Craft Tweezers

White Gelly Roll Medium Point Pen

Mono Sand Eraser

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 – Monthly Social Media Challenge November 2017

Christmas Wishes #handmadecard by Tatiana Trafimovich #tatianacraftandart - Arctic Pals stamp set by Craftin Desert Divas #craftindeserdivas

Happy Friday!

It’s time to play again with the November Monthly Social Media Challenge from Craftin Desert Divas! Here’s the beautiful Mood Board created for this month!

Today I went for a super clean and simple card featuring so adorable Arctic Pals stamp set. I find that when you work with cute images there’s no need to add much to the card otherwise you risk to overwhelm it! Though I just couldn’t resist to add a little bit of interest creating a shaker window! LOL!!!

Christmas Wishes #handmadecard by Tatiana Trafimovich #tatianacraftandart - Arctic Pals stamp set by Craftin Desert Divas #craftindeserdivas

I started stamping with a copic friendly black ink the cutie bear, coloring it with copic markers, of course, and fussy cutting with my scissors. Then I prepared a card base and a shaker element die-cutting first a scalloped rectangle and then a scalloped circle. I adhered a double sided foam tape to the white panel and added sequins in the window spot before attaching it to the card base.

Christmas Wishes #handmadecard by Tatiana Trafimovich #tatianacraftandart - Arctic Pals stamp set by Craftin Desert Divas #craftindeserdivas

That’s all for today! Thanks so much for stopping by and hope you’ll join Craftin Desert divas November Monthly Social Media Challenge for a chance to win some amazing prizes! All you need to do is to create a project inspired by the current mood board and using at least one CDD brand product! Then just share it with #CDDMONTHLY in the Craftin Desert Divas Facebook Gallery! If you aren’t a member, just request it here.

 

COPIC MARKERS:

W00-W1-W3-W5                    BG11-BG13                          Y32-Y17
R000                                        0

SUPPLIES:

Arctic Pals 

Christmas Wishes

Fancy Frame Dies

Inside Scalloped Circle Dies

Polar Frost Sequins

Memento Dye Ink Pad – Tuxedo Black

Cutter Bee Scissors 5″

Craft Tweezers

Multi Medium Matte

White Gelly Roll Medium Point Pen

Mono Sand Eraser

 

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 – October Release Sneak Peek – Arctic Pals


Happy Friday!

I’m up on Crafting Desert Divas blog today brining you my daily post and a peek on the new super adorable ARCTIC PALS stamp set!

All the products from the CDD November release will be available for purchase on Friday October, 17 at Craftin Desert Divas online shop!

Sending Christmas Cheer #handmadecard by Tatiana Trafimovich #tatianacraftandart - Arctic Pals stamp set by Craftin Desert Divas #craftindeserdivas

I mixed and matched a few CDD products creating the layout with a circle focal point on this card to get more use of the dies and the stencil I already have in my stash. But if you’re new to the cardmaking and don’t have all those fancy products yet, please, read this post because I’ll be giving the alternative ideas on how to create the same layout.

Here’re the steps to follow:

  • Cut and score an extended A2 size card base (5½” x 4¼”)
  • Die-cut a scalloped rectangle using Fancy Frame Dies or simply cut it out with your trimmer or scissors. The rectangle should be slightly smaller then your card base.
  • Die-cut a scalloped circle from Stitched In Circle Dies inside the rectangle or simply fussy cut it apart with you scissors. Use anything that have a round shape to achieve a perfect circle like a glass, for example, and trace around it a pencil line to help you at this step. Use a decorative scissors to achieve a fancy border on the rectangle and the circle.
  • Put the die-cut circle back in the negative place and secure it with a non permanent tape to keep it in place while you die-cutting the stitched border from Fall Border Dies or adhere the hand cut circle into the desirable position with a non permanent glue and use a cutter knife for a wavy line.
  • Add color to the die-cut parts above the wavy lines transforming them into the sky portion. I used a light blue ink and an ink blending tool for that, but you can use any color media you have on hand and let everything dry.

Sending Christmas Cheer #handmadecard by Tatiana Trafimovich #tatianacraftandart - Arctic Palls stamp set by Craftin Desert Divas #craftindeserdivas

  • Keep the bottom part simply white and stamp the sentiment in the bottom left corner.
  • Stamp, color with any media of your choice and fussy cut the cute critters from Arctic Pals stamp set. I used here copic marker. Scroll down to the bottom of this post to see all the exact colors I used.
  • Once dried, apply the snowflakes to the sky portion through the Snowflake Flurries Stencil or simply draw you own with a white gel pen.
  • Start assembling the card. Adhere the rectangle piece straight to the card base. Pop up the top part of your circle on a foam tape. Then double the foam tape for the bottom part of the circle and finally pop up the colored stamps on top.

Sending Christmas Cheer #handmadecard by Tatiana Trafimovich #tatianacraftandart - Arctic Palls stamp set by Craftin Desert Divas #craftindeserdivas


Need more inspiration? Please, check Craftin Desert Divas Event Page on Facebook for more amazing projects and sneak peeks from the Design Team, freebies and awesome giveaways! As always thanks so much for stopping by!

 

COPIC MARKERS:

B21-B24-B26                 V12-V15-V17-V09                            BG10-BG11-BG15-BG23
W00-W1-W3-W5           Y17                                                     E40
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SUPPLIES:

Arctic Pals stamp set (available for purchase on Friday November, 17)

Holly Jolly

Fancy Frame Dies

Stitched In Circle Dies

Fall Border Dies

Snowflake Flurries Stencil

Multi Medium Matte

Memento Dye Ink Pad – Tuxedo Black

Cutter Bee Scissors 5″

Craft Tweezers

Mono Sand Eraser

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 – October Release and Monthly Social Media Challenge – Christmas Wishes



Hello and welcome!

It’s time to play with the October Monthly Social Media Challenge from Craftin Desert Divas!

It's Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas #handmadecard by Tatiana Trafimovich #tatianacraftandart - Christmas Wishes stamp set by Craftin Desert Divas #craftindeserdivas


And since we are in the middle of the release week, I just couldn’t resist to play more with the fantastic new stamps! Inspired by the warm colors of the beautiful October mood board, I made a non traditional Christmas card using just released Christmas Wishes stamp set! Those gingerbread characters seemed to me so perfect to go with yellow and orange shades!

I started with a piece of Arches Cold Pressed watercolor paper and stamped a bunch of images from Christmas Wishes stamp set in a random pattern with a waterproof ink. I taped the paper to the chipboard to prevent the paper from warping and made a super simple watercoloring, then left it aside to air dry and meanwhile heat embossed the sentiment from the same Christmas Wishes stamp set on a black cardstock.

It's Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas #handmadecard by Tatiana Trafimovich #tatianacraftandart - Christmas Wishes stamp set by Craftin Desert Divas #craftindeserdivas

Once the watercolor piece was dry, I die-cut it with the largest frame from Crazy Stitched Frame Dies set, popped up on a kraft card base with a bit of dimension and finally added a few finish touches using a gold twine and a few matching sequins.

It's Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas #handmadecard by Tatiana Trafimovich #tatianacraftandart - Christmas Wishes stamp set by Craftin Desert Divas #craftindeserdivas

That’s all for today! Thanks so much for stopping by and hope you’ll join Craftin Desert divas October Monthly Social Media Challenge for a chance to win some amazing prizes! All you need to do is to create a project inspired by the current mood board and using at least one CDD brand product! Then just share it with #CDDMONTHLY in the Craftin Desert Divas Facebook Gallery! If you aren’t a member, just request it here.

 

SUPPLIES:

Christmas Wishes

Crazy Stitched Frame Dies

Maple Leaves Sequins

Multi Medium Matte

Mono Sand Eraser

 

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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