Holiday Card Series 2018 – Clean And Simple plus 2018 Cat Lovers Hop

Merry & Bright #handmade card by Tatiana Trafimovich #tatianacraftandart - Santa Paws Newton stamp set by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook

Hello and welcome!

This week is the 2018 Cat Lovers Hop! This hop is so fun and since the theme is CATS and you know that I’m a crazy cat lady and so I just cannot not play along! To participate in this blog hop, you just have to create a project that features a cat and upload it to the post on Her Peaceful Garden! You totally should play along if you can since there are some really awesome sponsors and prizes, including one from Newton’s Nook Designs!

Merry & Bright #handmade card by Tatiana Trafimovich #tatianacraftandart - Santa Paws Newton stamp set by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook

This time I decided to challenge myself and create a CAS style card. I die cut using the coordinating Santa Paws Newton Die Set and then stamped with copic friendly black ink some adorable cute images from Santa Paws Newton set. Next I colored everything as you can guess with copic markers. And the adorable kitty is obviously colored as my sweet furry boy Thomas. He is Sacred Birman cat.

Here’s the complete list of all the colors used here: RV23-RV25-RV29-RV69; BG10-BG11-BG23-BG49; YG0000-YG01-YG13; E40-E41-E42-E43-E44-E47; T0-T1-T3.

Merry & Bright #handmade card by Tatiana Trafimovich #tatianacraftandart - Santa Paws Newton stamp set by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook

Arranging all the elements on the card base, I stacked a few layers of “Merry” die from Holiday Greetings Die Set and paired it with a heat embossed “Bright” from Sentiments Of The Season stamp set.

Thanks so much for stopping by!
Tatiana

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It’s Your Day Card (ft. Newton’s Nook Designs)

It's Your Day #handmade card by Tatiana Trafimovich #tatianacraftandart - Blooming Botanicals stamp set by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook

Happy Thursday!

I’m so happy you’ve joined me today and even more excited to be on the Newton’s Nook Designs blog sharing a simple floral card made for a special day!

It's Your Day #handmade card by Tatiana Trafimovich #tatianacraftandart - Blooming Botanicals stamp set by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook

Today I played with new beautiful Blooming Botanicals stamp set. I love big stamp sets because they are super simple and fun to use. You don’t need to do any fancy masking, but just stamp or heat emboss the big image and enjoy coloring process and I like to color a lot! So I started this card by stamping the floral image on Neenah Solar White paper with a copic friendly black ink as my intension was to use copic markers of course. But before doing any coloring, I cut the floral stamp into four squares approximately 1½” by 1½” each, arranged them on an A2 size card base and stamped the sentiment from Birthday Essentials stamp set with the same black ink I used before for a perfect match. I decided to try an unusual to me color combo using light blues, light purple and violets. You can find all the exact copic marker I used here at the bottom of this post. Finishing this project, I popped the colored squares on a foam tape for a bit of dimension and added some white dots with a gel pen and a few crystal sequins.

It's Your Day #handmade card by Tatiana Trafimovich #tatianacraftandart - Blooming Botanicals stamp set by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook

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

Tatiana

COPIC MARKERS:
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YG00-YG11                                FV2                          0 (colorless blender)

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Craftin Desert Divas Monthly Social Media Challenge December 2017

'Tis The Season #handmadecard by Tatiana Trafimovich #tatianacraftandart - Winter Village Digital Stamp Set by Craftin Desert Divas

Happy Friday!

It’s time to play again with the Monthly Social Media Challenge from Craftin Desert Divas! And here’s another inspirational project based on the beautiful December mood board!

Today’s card turned out almost one layer. I played with the gorgeous Winter Village Digital Stamp Set, printed a simple frosty scene on a laser printer and just enjoyed coloring it with copic markers. In case you’re interested, please, check all the exact copic numbers I used here at the bottom of this post.

'Tis The Season #handmadecard by Tatiana Trafimovich #tatianacraftandart - Winter Village Digital Stamp Set by Craftin Desert Divas

Once finished with coloring, I added a sentiment from Holiday Sweaters stamp set stamping it directly on my panel with a black ink. And finally added a frosty feeling applying first Multi Medium Matte adhesive and then sprinkled on top a clear glitter. I set everything aside and let air dry before shaking off the excess and gluing the colored scene to the regular A2 size card base.

'Tis The Season #handmadecard by Tatiana Trafimovich #tatianacraftandart - Winter Village Digital Stamp Set by Craftin Desert Divas

That’s all for today! Thanks so much for stopping by and hope you’ll join Craftin Desert divas December 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.

Tatiana

COPIC MARKERS:

R22-R24-R27-R39                                Y26-YR24-YR27                         E70-E74
B0000-B000-B00-B01-B02                 YG21-YG93-YG95-YG97           E35-E39

SUPPLIES:

Winter Village Digital Stamp Set

Holiday Sweaters

Memento Dye Ink Pad – Tuxedo Black

Cutter Bee Scissors 5″

Craft Tweezers

Inkssentials Glossy Accents .5oz

Multi Medium Matte

Mono Sand Eraser

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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Stretch Your Supplies Card Series (ft. Craftin Desert Divas)

'Tis The Season #handmadecard by Tatiana Trafimovich #tatianacraftandart - Sorted Shapes stencil by Craftin Desert Divas

Happy Saturday!

I’m so excited to guest on Crafting Desert Divas blog today with Stretch Your Supplies Card Series! This super simple modern Christmas card was made with a very limited craft supplies so you don’t have an excuse not to get your hands inky and try to make handmade cards for your friends and family if you haven’t tried yet!

All you need for this project is Sorted Shapes Stencil, a few colors of Distress Oxide inks (in case you don’t have them, you can definitively use regular Distress inks or any kind of dye or pigment inks you have on hand), a pencil, a pair of scissors, a ruler, a brush and a piece of watercolor paper.

So let’s see a step by step tutorial:

  • Cut and score an extended A2 size card base (5½” x 4¼”).

  • Use a ruler, a pencil and scissors, trace and cut two triangles one a little bit smaller than the other (see the picture above). Use them as a guide and cut out a few triangles from a watercolor paper for your project.

  • Take another rectangle piece of a watercolor paper (I used here Distress Cardstock from Tim Holtz since it ment to work with Distress inks) and use your Distress Oxide inks as a watercolor media, smooshing them against a sleek surface and creating a messy spots with a regular brush (see the picture above). This technique will work both with regular Distress inks or any sort of dye inks. You can use regular watercolors at this point too.

  • Smoosh once more on a sleek surface a few shades of inks, mix them with a translucent or white embossing paste and apply on top of the watercolor spot using the circle part of Sorted Shapes Stencil and creating a sort of snowy background. In case you don’t have an embossing paste, apply the inks directly to the watercolor base through the stencil with a foam tool or directly from an ink pad (see the picture above).

  • Use a chevron part of Sorted Shapes Stencil to decorate the triangles by applying the ink with a foam or directly from the ink pad. If you work with Distress or dye inks, spritz a few water droplets on top to bring some interest (see the picture above).

  • Add color to a narrow strip of paper, let it dry and heat emboss the sentiment from Holiday Sweaters stamp set. Of course, you can simply stamp the sentiment on top or hand draw one of your choice.

'Tis The Season #handmadecard by Tatiana Trafimovich #tatianacraftandart - Sorted Shapes stencil by Craftin Desert Divas

  • Finally assemble everything, giving a little bit of dimension with a foam tape and adhere a few matching sequins as a finish touch.

'Tis The Season #handmadecard by Tatiana Trafimovich #tatianacraftandart - Sorted Shapes stencil by Craftin Desert Divas


That’s all for today! Hope you give a try to this fun project and if so, please, share your cards in the Craftin Desert Divas Facebook Gallery! If you aren’t a member, just request it here.

As always thanks so much for stopping by!

SUPPLIES:

Sorted Shapes Stencil
Holiday Sweaters

Polar Frost Sequins

Distress Oxide – Fired Brick

Distress Oxide – Twisted Citron

Distress Oxide – Peeled Paint

Distress Oxide – Peacock Feathers

Distress Oxide – Broken China

Distress Oxide – Faded Jeans

Distress Oxide – Iced Spruce

Multi Medium Matte

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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Advent Calendar Extravaganza with Taheerah Atchia


Hello and welcome!!!

I’m soooooooo excited to be part of Taheerah Atchia’s Advent Calendar Extravaganza this year!!!

Advent Calendar Extravaganza is -the- festive event of the season! This ‘hop with a twist’ was dreamed up by Taheerah Atchia and features surprise destinations each day! Joining in the fun with Taheerah are ONE HUNDRED special guests – each serving up some fantastic Christmas inspiration! Just like an Advent Calendar, you’ll never know where you’re going to be visiting next until you ‘open the door’!

And that’s not all! With 25 *amazing* sponsors taking part as guests as well, your crafty wish list is bound to get a boost with a chance to win a prize EVERY SINGLE DAY!!

Join in the fun every day at taheerah-atchia.com to see what special surprises await behind the door!

May Your Holidays Sparkle #handmade card by Tatiana Trafimovich #tatianacraftandart - Snow Globe Scenes and Newton's Curios Christmas stamp sets by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook

You probably know that I’m a huge fan of the cute mischief Newton designed by Newton’s Nook Designs and love to color him like my kitties. And so I just couldn’t choose any purr-fect character to put on this card! LOL!!!

May Your Holidays Sparkle #handmade card by Tatiana Trafimovich #tatianacraftandart - Snow Globe Scenes and Newton's Curios Christmas stamp sets by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook

I mixed and matched a few fun products creating a window scene on this clean and simple project. First of all, I stamped with a copic friendly black ink a cute kitty from Newton’s Curious Christmas and the city skyline from Snow Globes Scenes stamp sets. Then I colored everything with copic markers, fussy cut right against the stamp lines and colored the trimmed edges with a black marker to hide any imperfection. I also prepared the snowy sky background directly on my A2 size card base using a few blue shades of copic markers and started assembling everything. In case you’re interested, I’m leaving all the exact colors I used here at the bottom of this post. I added a bit of dimension with a foam tape to the layout and simply stamped the sentiment from Sentiment Of The Season set with the same black ink I used before along with Santa’s sleigh that comes with Snow Globes Scenes stamp set. Of course, I just couldn’t skip a few clear sequins and a shimmer pen as a finish touch.

May Your Holidays Sparkle #handmade card by Tatiana Trafimovich #tatianacraftandart - Snow Globe Scenes and Newton's Curios Christmas stamp sets by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook

It’s not a party without a prize – and with prizes every day there are several chances to win! Today’s prize is generously supplied by Newton’s Nook Designs so you’ll definitely want to win! Simply leave a comment on this post – then head back to taheerah-atchia.com and leave a comment there too! You must leave a comment on Taheerah’s blog as well as mine in order to be eligible to win! Don’t forget to grab the other surprise destinations from Taheerah’s blog and head over to them to leave comments there as well to improve your odds even more! You have until 23:59 EST on 31st December 2017 to enter.

Don’t forget Advent Calendar Extravaganza runs from 1st-25th December inclusive so make sure you visit taheerah-atchia.com every day for fabulous inspiration and amazing prizes every single time! Merry Christmas!

That’s all for today! Thanks so much for stopping by and have a fantastic day!

Tatiana

COPIC MARKERS:

cat E40-E41-E43-E44-E47                   BV13-BV63                BG11-BG15
C00-C3                                                   B24-B28                      Y11
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