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!

Hugs,
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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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