Craftin Desert Divas Monthly Social Media Challenge – April 2017

Believe You Can #handmadecard by Tatiana Trafimovich #tatianacraftandart - Fairytale Dreams stamp set by Craftin Desert Divas #craftindeserdivas

Happy Friday!

I’m back with another inspiration project for the April Monthly Social Media Challenge from Craftin Desert Divas! As always they have an amazing mood board! Love all the soft spring colors and cute images on it! Really perfect for this time of the year!

On today’s card I decided to use a fabulous new Fairytale Dreams stamp set and gave it a spring twist with the bright pink and green shades from the Mood Board. I kept everything quite simple and spent only a little bit of time coloring the adorable images with copic markers! I think that you don’t need to add many layers and embellishments on projects when working with cute things!

Believe You Can #handmadecard by Tatiana Trafimovich #tatianacraftandart - Fairytale Dreams stamp set by Craftin Desert Divas #craftindeserdivasSo first of all I stamped with a copic friendly ink the princess and the frog along with the matching sentiment from Fairytale Dreams stamp set. I also printed on a laser printer the coordinating Royal Horse and Royal Carriage digital stamps to complete the scene I had in mind and then colored everything with copic markers and finally fussy cut all the images leaving a little white edge around (as always you can find all the exact colors I used at the bottom of this post).

Believe You Can #handmadecard by Tatiana Trafimovich #tatianacraftandart - Fairytale Dreams stamp set by Craftin Desert Divas #craftindeserdivas

I quickly trimmed a few curve line pieces out of a masking paper, applied them to the background panel and added color blending Distress inks and just for something little extra flicked some droplets of a pearlized solution. A few finish touches (sequins, a clear shimmer pen and Glossy Accents) completed the card!

That’s all for today! Thanks so much for stopping by and hope you’ll join Craftin Desert divas April Monthly Social Media Challenge! You can 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

COPICS:

skin E50-BV01-E11                       YG00-YG01-YG05
hair E53-E55-E57-E59                 RV00-RV10-RV02
Y11-Y15                                            W00-W1

SUPPLIES:

Fairytale Dreams

Royal Carriage Digital Stamp

Royal Horse Digital Stamp

Pastel Paradise Sequins

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.

 

For Mum Shaped Card (ft. Newton’s Nook Designs)

For My Mum #handmade card by Tatiana Trafimovich #tatianacraftandart - Lovely Blooms Stamp set by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook

Hello and welcome!

So happy you’ve joined me today! I’m bringing you this bright spring card featuring Lovely Blooms stamp set from Newton’s Nook Designs! I was inspired by a project I saw on Instagram a few days ago and thought it would be great to stretch once more the coordinating dies and create a shaped card out of them!

For My Mum #handmade card by Tatiana Trafimovich #tatianacraftandart - Lovely Blooms Stamp set by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook

The beautiful flowers from Lovely Blooms stamp set are so amazing and have fantastic design that gives you almost infinite ways of use on your projects! And so this time my choice was on stamping them with Distress inks and a simple non-perfect splotchy watercoloring!

For My Mum #handmade card by Tatiana Trafimovich #tatianacraftandart - Lovely Blooms Stamp set by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook

I started by die-cutting a bunch of flowers and leaves out of Lovely Blooms Die Set along with the jar element that was cut out twice to create a card base. I used Distress Watercolor cardstock for this project since it meant to be used with Distress inks and reactive with water so well plus it’s thick and that gives more stability for the shaped card. Then I simply stamped outline images from Lovely Blooms stamp set using Distress inks and used them for watercoloring as well.

For My Mum #handmade card by Tatiana Trafimovich #tatianacraftandart - Lovely Blooms Stamp set by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook

Once all the elements were dried, I started assembling my shaped card from the jar stamp adhering only the top part to create the card base that could be opened and of course, hold a message inside. Then I proceeded with arranging leaves and flowers gluing them together to form a bouquet! And finally I added a little personalized tag made out of Tags Times Two Die set and a super clever Simply Relative stamp set that allows you to create custom messages for any occasion!

That’s all for today! And if you need more inspiration, you can find two other awesome projects featuring Lovely Blooms stamp set here in a shaker card and here for some more ideas on how to stretch the coordinating dies!  As always thanks so much for stopping by and for leaving me nice comments! I really appreciate your support!!!

SUPPLIES:

Masculine Card (ft. Crafting Desert Divas)

Wishing You A Birthday Filled With Adventures #handmadecard by Tatiana Trafimovich #tatianacraftandart - Norse Warriors stamp set by Craftin Desert Divas #craftindeserdivas

Hello and welcome!

I’m so excited to bring you my daily post at Craftin Desert Divas! Well, today I’m going to talk about masculine cards. I know many of you struggle with them like me, but when I saw a fantastic sentiment “Wishing You A Birthday Filled with Adventure…” from Norse Warriors stamp set, I decided to play with it and fill a box with some great masculine accessorize stamps to match the scheme!

Wishing You A Birthday Filled With Adventures #handmadecard by Tatiana Trafimovich #tatianacraftandart - Norse Warriors stamp set by Craftin Desert Divas #craftindeserdivas

So I stamped with a waterproof ink a few images from Norse Warriors stamp set on Bristol paper, colored them with Zig markers trying to make marked shadows and highlights, fussy cut right up against the edge and corrected any imperfection from cutting with a black marker. While the watercolor pieces were drying, I worked on background making ink blending with Distress inks and flicking after some water droplets in order to bring some interest. I die-cut a Stitched Box out of kraft card stock and made the matching card base for my project!

Wishing You A Birthday Filled With Adventures #handmadecard by Tatiana Trafimovich #tatianacraftandart - Norse Warriors stamp set by Craftin Desert Divas #craftindeserdivas

Finally I stamped the sentiment from the same Norse Warriors stamp set and adhered a few sequins to the card just for something little extra!

That all for today! Hope you like this clean and simple card! And as always thanks so much for stopping by and have a great day!

ZIG MARKERS:

n.41 Light Green – n.31 Cobalt Blue – n.50 Yellow – n.63 Ochre – n.51 Lemon Yellow – n.91 Light Gray

SUPPLIES:

Norse Warriors

Stitched Box Die

Fancy Frame Dies

Pastel Paradise Sequins

Moonlit Kisses Sequins

Glimmering Gemstones Sequin Mix

Multi Medium Matte

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.

Craftin Desert Divas – April Release – Fairytale Dreams

Happy Friday!

So excited to share with you finally my release project featuring a new fabulous Fairytale Dreams stamp set from Craftin Desert Divas!

The Flower That Blooms In Adversity #handmadecard by Tatiana Trafimovich #tatianacraftandart - Fairytale Dreams stamp set by Craftin Desert Divas #craftindeserdivas

I did nothing too fancy on this card, but just enjoyed coloring the amazing princess that reminds me Mulan from Disney movie! My choice was on soft spring colors and I tried to keep my hand very light and not overdo leaving some highlights!

The Flower That Blooms In Adversity #handmadecard by Tatiana Trafimovich #tatianacraftandart - Fairytale Dreams stamp set by Craftin Desert Divas #craftindeserdivas

To build my scene, I added a few buddies that come with the same Fairytale Dreams stamp set, a branch with spring blossom, a pagoda and the coordinating sentiment, of course. To make the colored images pop out, I played with complementary colors and made a contrast background using blue-green ink that was applied with inkblending technique! I also added a few tiny flicks of pearlized shimmer to the inkblended piece just for something little extra and finally adhered the stamps to my base along with some matching sequins.

The Flower That Blooms In Adversity #handmadecard by Tatiana Trafimovich #tatianacraftandart - Fairytale Dreams stamp set by Craftin Desert Divas #craftindeserdivas

That all for today! Hope you like this sweet card and a great sentiment I used on it! And if you want to see another project featuring this stamp set, please, check my sneak peek post here!

As always thanks so much for stopping by! Have a fantastic week-end!

Tatiana

COPIC MARKERS:

skin E50-YR000-Y26                       hair C5-C7-C10
R000-R30-R02                                 BG10-BG11-BG23
E30-E31-E33-E35-E39                    BV000-BV01

SUPPLIES:

Fairytale Dreams

Pagoda Digital Stamp

Multi Medium Matte

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.

Craftin Desert Divas – April Release Sneak Peek – Floral Wreaths

Hello everyone and happy Tuesday!

I’m so excited to be on Craftin Desert Divas blog today bringing you my daily post! Today is day 3 of the sneak peak week and I’m very happy to introduce you a brand new FLORAL WREATHS stamp set available on purchase on April, 20!

Hello Friend #handmadecard by Tatiana Trafimovich #tatianacraftandart - Floral Wreaths stamp set by Craftin Desert Divas #craftindeserdivas

This stamp set is so adorable and will allow you to create beautiful, elegant cards that can cover all the occasions! Plus it’s so easy and fun to use because you have the flowers already arranged in wreaths or clusters and that means no masking and spending time trying to figure out how to put the flowers on your card are needed! Just grab the image you like, stamp it and you are ready to color! I always LOVE such versatile and clever products!

Hello Friend #handmadecard by Tatiana Trafimovich #tatianacraftandart - Floral Wreaths stamp set by Craftin Desert Divas #craftindeserdivas

Since the flower stamps from FLORAL WREATHS stamp set are so amazing, I decided to keep my card very clean and simple and watercolor the awesome heart shape wreath! My choice were Zig Clean Color Real Brush markers because these flowers look so springy and so I wished to make something cheerful and bright. My winning combo to use with Zig markers are Bristol paper (I especially love Strathmore brand) and a water brush. They allow to spread colors very easily and don’t leave hash marks.

Hello Friend #handmadecard by Tatiana Trafimovich #tatianacraftandart - Floral Wreaths stamp set by Craftin Desert Divas #craftindeserdivas

I like to work in layers on my watercolor projects: first I usually put a light initial one and then start adding more colorful spots, shadows and highlights! I play with the image unless I’m satisfied with the result and often come back working on some ares a few times! Of course, couldn’t skip some little extra finish touches such as tiny black and white splotches and a few matching sequins!

Hello Friend #handmadecard by Tatiana Trafimovich #tatianacraftandart - Floral Wreaths stamp set by Craftin Desert Divas #craftindeserdivas

That all for today! Hope you like this clean and simple card! As always thanks so much for stopping by! And please, check Craftin Desert Divas Event Page on Facebook for more inspiration, amazing projects and sneak peeks from the Design Team, freebies and awesome giveaways!

ZIG MARKERS:

n.51 Lemon Yellow – n.50 Yellow – n.52 Bright Yellow – n.70 Orange – n.36 Light Blue – n.25 Pink – n.80 Violet – n.45 Pale Green – n.41 Light Green – n.47 May Green – n.43 Olive Green

SUPPLIES:

Floral Wreaths stamp set (Available on 04.20.2017)

Pastel Paradise Sequins

Mermaid Lagoon Sequins

Glimmering Gemstones Sequin Mix

Multi Medium Matte

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.