Copic Colored Summer Card (ft. Newton’s Nook Designs)

Enjoy Life One Way At A Time #handmade card by Tatiana Trafimovich #tatianacraftandart - Newton's Perfect Wave 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 and sweet summer card!

Today I mixed and matched the adorable summer themed Newton’s Perfect Wave stamp set and more love/ San Valentine related Tides of Love stamp set that turned out to be really versatile and just amazing! To start, I die cut on Neenah Solar White paper all the shapes I needed for this project using the coordinating Newton’s Perfect Wave Die and Tides Of Love Die sets. I saved the negative parts of the dies and used them inside my MISTI tool for a perfect alignment while I was making the stamping with Memento Tuxedo Black ink. I simply colored all the stamped elements with copic markers adding some fun dotted details.

And here’s the complete list of all the colors used here: COPIC MARKERS cat E0000-E000-E11-E13-E15 plus T1; E40-E42-E43; YR00-YR02-YR30-YR31; R000-R30-R32-R14; V0000-V01-V04; G00-G02-G05-G40-YG41;

Enjoy Life One Way At A Time #handmade card by Tatiana Trafimovich #tatianacraftandart - Newton's Perfect Wave stamp set by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook

The wavy background was added through Waves Stencil. I worked on Watercolor Cardstock from Tim Holtz and mixed together Cracked Pistachio, Peacock Feathers,  Mermaid Lagoon Distress inks to create an ombré effect starting from the right bottom corner. I filled with a lighter hand the blank white spaced between the waves using the same shades of Distress inks and the blending brushes that allow to create easily a soft look. A few water droplets added some interest and water feel to the pattern. I assembled all the elements on an extended A2 size (5 1/2″ x 4 1/4″) card base with a bit of dimension and finished with a heat embossed sentiment and few dimensional clear droplets.

Enjoy Life One Way At A Time #handmade card by Tatiana Trafimovich #tatianacraftandart - Newton's Perfect Wave stamp set by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook

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

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Newton’s Nook Designs 7 Year Celebration Blog Hop


Hello and welcome!

I’m so excited to be part of the Newton’s Nook Designs 7 Year Celebration blog hop! You might come here from the talented Andrea Shell!

Giveaway alert!! NND is giving $20 store credits to spend in their online shop to 7 lucky winners so make sure you read all the way to the bottom of this post to see how to win!

Time To Purr-ty #handmade card by Tatiana Trafimovich #tatianacraftandart - stamps by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook

In case you don’t know, Newton’s Nook Designs is made up of a husband and wife, Jeff and Jennifer, team located in Southern Wisconsin. Newton was their adorable sweet orange tabby cat and the inspiration for the name and logo. He became the namesake of the company since one of the first stamp designs that Jen sketched was a kitty just like Newton. You can find more about NND and Newton on their website.
Since NND is celebrating their 7 year anniversary this year (Woooo-Hooooo!!!!! Congrats!!!!), the idea behind my card was to pick up 7 different kitty stamps and gather together the cutest purr-ty! To start, I die cut using the coordinating die sets and then stamped with my MISTI tool all the adorable cats. I used Strathmore Bristol paper and VersaFine Onyx Black ink since both work great with water based markers. And here’re all the stamp and die sets used on this project starting from left to right:

Time To Purr-ty #handmade card by Tatiana Trafimovich #tatianacraftandart - stamps by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook

I colored all the stamps with Tombow markers and let them air dry. Meanwhile, I prepared a slimline card base using NND Slimline Frames And Portholes Die Set from Neenah Solar White paper where I inked a fun background through Pawprint Stencil. I used Simon Hurley’s Clear Skies ink paired with the blending brush. Then I flicked a few tiny shimmer droplets and colorful splotches just for something little extra. The sentiment from Newton’s Birthday Balloons Stamp Set was simply stamped on the background and the colored kitties were popped on foam tape for a fun dimensional look.
As always, here’s the complete list of all the colors used on this project: TOMBOW MARKERS N75, N79, 055, 133, 452, 491, 703, 899, 985, 990, 991, 993.

Time To Purr-ty #handmade card by Tatiana Trafimovich #tatianacraftandart - stamps by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook

Celebrate with us and enter to win!

To celebrate 7 years, Newton’s Nook Designs is giving away a $20 store credit to spend in their online shop to 7 lucky winners!

Here’s how to win:

Comment on the NND Design Team blogs (see list below)! The winner will be chosen at random from the collective blog hop 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 Monday, July 20 at 9pm EST to comment. Winners will be announced on NND blog post on Tuesday, July 21 and will need to contact us to claim their prize so make sure you check back to see if you’ve won!

Thank sooooo much for stopping by and hopping along with us! Have a great week-end!!!
Tatiana

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Have A Beautiful Birthday Card (ft. Newton’s Nook Designs)

Have A Beautiful Birthday #handmade card by Tatiana Trafimovich #tatianacraftandart - Roses 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 one layer watercolor birthday card entirely made using only one stamp set.

In fact, the beautiful flowers on this project come as a cluster with beautiful Roses stamp set. To start, I prepared a mask by stamping roses on a piece of masking paper and fussy cutting with my sharp small scissors right against the stamp lines. Next I trimmed a rectangle large enough to cover an extended A2 size card base (5 1/2″ x 4 1/4″) from Strathmore Bristol paper. I stamped the roses in the corner first using VersaFine Onyx Black ink and my MISTI tool, then I applied the mask on top to protect the image and added more flowers towards the bottom and left edges of my background. At this point I also added a simply stamped sentiment that comes from the same Roses stamp set.

Have A Beautiful Birthday #handmade card by Tatiana Trafimovich #tatianacraftandart - Roses stamp set by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook

I colored the amazing flowers with water based Tombow markers, playing with cool pinks (markers n.703 and n.725) and warmer shades (markers n.723 and n.743). The leaves were filled with yellowish green tones, using markers n.076 and n.133. I wanted to keep the main focus on the roses and coloring and so, as a finish touch, I added only some tiny colorful splotches and a few clear iridescent sequins.

Have A Beautiful Birthday #handmade card by Tatiana Trafimovich #tatianacraftandart - Roses stamp set by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook

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

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Newton’s Nook Designs’ June Release and Giveaway – Day 4 – Porch Swing Friends & Roses


Hello and welcome to the final day the Newton’s Nook June release! Thanks so much for hopping along all this week and for all the wonderful comments you left me! I appreciate so much all your love and support!

All the new June products will be available for purchase on Friday, June 19th at Newton’s Nook Designs online store and other craft retailers!

Life Is Better With A Friend Like You #handmade card by Tatiana Trafimovich #tatianacraftandart - Porch Swing Friends stamp set by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook

The last day of the release has reserved us two small, but not less adorable stamp sets: the cutest Porch Swing Friends and beautiful Roses. Both sets come with the coordinating dies.

Giveaway alert!! NND is giving away both new 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 features the cutest sweet scene from Porch Swing Friends stamp set. Since I worked with water based markers, I went for my win win combo: Strathmore Bristol paper, VersaFine Onyx Black ink, Pentel Water Brush and MISTI tool. I made the die cutting first using the coordinating Porch Swing Friends Die Set, then stamped the open images from Porch Swing Friends stamp set, let the ink air dry and finally colored all the elements.

As always, I’m leaving you all the exact colors used on this project: TOMBOW MARKERS N79, 133, 195, 452, 723, 743, 933, 946, 947, 992, 993, 977.

Life Is Better With A Friend Like You #handmade card by Tatiana Trafimovich #tatianacraftandart - Porch Swing Friends stamp set by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook

An extended A2 size card base (5 1/2″ x 4 1/4″) was trimmed and scored from a light gray card stock. I cut out another white rectangle to go on top where I die cut a square using Frames Squared Die Set, creating a sort of polaroid frame element. I thought a bit out of boxes and transformed the cloud die from Sky Borders Die Set into a tree foliage by inking it with Twisted Citron Distress Oxide ink. I also inked the leftover die cut square with Peacock Feather Distress Oxide ink to use as a background behind the fur friends. Porch Swing Friends Die Set comes with an extra word dies and so I picked the “relax” one to pair with the stamped sentiment from Porch Swing Friends stamp set. Finally I assembled the card with a bit of dimension.

Life Is Better With A Friend Like You #handmade card by Tatiana Trafimovich #tatianacraftandart - Porch Swing Friends stamp set by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook

The next project features amazing Roses stamp and die sets. To start, I die cut twice the flower cluster from Fabriano Extra White Hot Pressed Watercolor paper. I used my MISTI tool and the negative part of the die to stamped the roses with Antique Linen Distress ink. This type of ink is very light and reactivates with water which makes it perfect for no-line coloring.

Hello #handmade card by Tatiana Trafimovich #tatianacraftandart - Roses stamp set by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook

I’ll be honest, no-line coloring is not fast, but I looooove coloring and don’t mind to spend a few hours working on a project sometimes. I used regular watercolors this time and tried to mix different shades between pinks and yellows to create some variation in colors.

Hello #handmade card by Tatiana Trafimovich #tatianacraftandart - Roses stamp set by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook

Once finished with coloring, I prepaid a kraft card base with faux stitched scalloped rectangle from Frames & Flags Die Set. Then I heat embossed the sentiment with a fine gold embossing powder and framed it into a circle using new Slimline Frames & Portholes Die Set. I finished this project with a matching kraft and gold bow and a few clear iridescent sequins.

Hello #handmade card by Tatiana Trafimovich #tatianacraftandart - Roses stamp set by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook

Would you like to win the “Porch Swing Friends” or “Roses” Stamp Set? These stamp sets will be given away to lucky winners!

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 June 18th at 9pm EST to comment  — winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, June 19th.

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

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

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

Tatiana

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Newton’s Nook Designs’ June Release and Giveaway – Day 3 – Neigh


Hello and welcome to Day 3 of the Newton’s Nook June release!

All the new June products will be available for purchase on Friday, June 19th at Newton’s Nook Designs online store and other craft retailers!

Galloping By With A Birthday Wish #handmade card by Tatiana Trafimovich #tatianacraftandart - Neigh stamp set by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook

I’m so excited to introduce you today amazing new Neigh stamp set! This set contains three cute horses and a lot of sentiments that comes in different sizes and styles. In case you’re interested, there’s the coordinating Neigh Die Set too.

Giveaway alert!! NND is giving away Neigh stamp set to a lucky winner so make sure you read all the way to the bottom of this post to see how to win!

On my stop of this hop you’ll find a clean and simple project that features some new and “old” products mixed together. First of all I die cut all the shapes I needed for this card using Neigh Die Set and Moo Die Set. I worked on Strathmore Bristol paper since my intention was to use watercolor markers. For the same reason I used VersaFine Onyx Black ink for stamping since it’s waterproof along with my MISTI tool and the negative parts of the dies to help me with the alignment while I was making stamping using Neigh and Moo stamp sets. I let the ink air dry and then colored all the elements with Tombow markers.

As always, I’m leaving you all the exact colors used on this project: TOMBOW MARKERS N45, 026, 062, 452, 723, 856, 905, 925, 946, 947, 977.

Galloping By With A Birthday Wish #handmade card by Tatiana Trafimovich #tatianacraftandart - Neigh stamp set by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook

To ground my colored stamps, I trimmed a narrow strip of Tim Holtz Watercolor Cardstock where I inked some hills and grass using Hills & Grass stencil and a few clouds through Clouds stencil. As always I used my favorites Distress inks in Twisted Citron, Peacock Feather and Moved Lawn colors along with the blending brushes to achieve a nice and smooth result. The first part of the sentiment was simply stamped towards the top part of the  inked piece while the other was heat embossed on a narrow strip of a black cardstock. Finally I popped all the elements on an extended A2 size white card base made from Neenah Solar White paper and finished with a few matching sequins.

Galloping By With A Birthday Wish #handmade card by Tatiana Trafimovich #tatianacraftandart - Neigh stamp set by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook

Would you like to win the “Neigh” Stamp Set? This stamp 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 June 18th at 9pm EST to comment  — winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, June 19th.

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

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

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

Tatiana

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