Holiday Card Series 2020 – Peace On Earth (ft. SugarPea Designs)

Peace On Earth #handmade card by Tatiana Trafimovich #tatianacraftandart - Come Let Us Adore Him stamp set by SugarPea Designs #sugarpeadesigns

Hello and welcome!

I’m super excited to be featured on SugarPea Designs blog!!! Today I came up with a bright Christmas card highlighting wonderful Come Let Us Adore Him stamp set.

To start, I stamped on Copic X-Press paper all the characters I needed for this project with Memento Tuxedo Black ink. I used the stamping positioning tool to assure the perfect black outlines. Then I fussy cut all the stamps with a pair of the sharp small scissors leaving a little white edge around and colored all the elements with copic markers. I decided to keep the colors limited and focus on two complimentary shades – blue and yellowy brown. 

In case you’re wondering, I’m leaving you the complete list of all the colors used here: COPIC MARKERS B21-B24-B26-B28-B37; Y0000-Y11-Y21-YR24; E0000-E30-E31-E33-E35; E50-E51-E53-E55.

Peace On Earth #handmade card by Tatiana Trafimovich #tatianacraftandart - Come Let Us Adore Him stamp set by SugarPea Designs #sugarpeadesigns

An extended A2 size (5 1/2″ X 4 1/4″) white card base was trimmed and scored from Neenah Solar White paper along with a faux stitched rectangle die cut from Card Front Elements 3 SugarCut. I inked the background with Antique Linen Distress ink from the bottom part, creating the “ground” portion with an ombré effect. The night sky was inked with Tumbled Glass, Salty Ocean, Blueprint Sketch and Chipped Sapphire Distress inks from the top part of the die cut frame. I flicked a few tiny droplets of a pearlescent solution along with a couple of small golden splotches to give more interest to the scene. I let the ink air dry very well and then heat embossed on top in gold the star and the sentiment that come from the same Come Let Us Adore Him stamp set. Finally I could assemble all the elements together popping the colored characters on a foam tape for a fun dimensional look. 

Peace On Earth #handmade card by Tatiana Trafimovich #tatianacraftandart - Come Let Us Adore Him stamp set by SugarPea Designs #sugarpeadesigns

That’s all for today! Hope this sweet Christmas card will inspire you! As always thanks so much for stopping by and have a great day!!!

Hugs,
Tatiana

Holiday Card Series 2020 – Merry Christmas Card For The SugarPea Designs Mix It Up Challenge #72

Merry Christmas #handmade card by Tatiana Trafimovich #tatianacraftandart - Snowflake Tag SugarCut by SugarPea Designs #sugarpeadesigns

Hello and welcome!

Today is my turn to get you inspired for the SugarPea Designs monthly Mix It Up Challenge! Inspired by a not holiday October graphic and Halloween colors, I decided to challenge myself and came up with a holiday card!

In case you want to play along, as well, here’s how you can do that: you have all month to play along and make a project using just the inspiration, just the sketch or Mix it Up and use both! It is totally up to you! You can find all the rules at SugarPea blog right here!!!

To start, I played with the colors from the picture above and inked a piece of Tim Holtz Watercolor Distress cardstock using Wilted Violet, Blueprint Sketch, Mermaid Lagoon and Wild Honey Distress inks along with the blending brushes to achieve a soft transition between the colors. I flicked a few tiny drops of a pearlescent solution and set the piece aside.

Meanwhile I die cut tree big and two small snowflakes from Snowflake Tag SugarCut, using Neenah Solar White paper. I completely covered the snowflakes with Multi Medium Matte liquid adhesive using a small flat brush and then dipped them inside the jar with Clear Rock Candy Distress Glitter. I pressed the glitter with a tip of my finger to secure the glitter layer on the snowflakes and let them air dry for a couple of hours.

It’s so hard to catch in the pictures the beauty, vintage shine and texture of Clear Rock Candy Distress Glitter, but I assure you that it looks absolutely GORGEOUS in real life. But If you want to save time and don’t get messy with glitter, you can simply die cut the snowflakes from a glitter paper.

Merry Christmas #handmade card by Tatiana Trafimovich #tatianacraftandart - Snowflake Tag SugarCut by SugarPea Designs #sugarpeadesigns

The sentiment was composed from a die cut Merry Word with Shadow SugarCut and Everyday Sentiments stamp set. I die cut the shadow layer from Neenah Solar White paper and then glued on top the black word “Merry” using the same Multi Medium Matte liquid adhesive since it dries clear and matte. The “Christmas” word was heat embossed with a fine white embossing powder on a narrow strip of a black cardstock. Finally all the elements were assembled together on an extended A2 size white card base (5 1/2″ x 4 1/4″), trimmed and scored again from Neenah Solar White paper.

Merry Christmas #handmade card by Tatiana Trafimovich #tatianacraftandart - Snowflake Tag SugarCut by SugarPea Designs #sugarpeadesigns

Hope you like this simple holiday card! Now it’s your turn to link up your creations for a chance to win a $50 Gift Certificate from SugarPea Designs! Can’t wait to see what you create!!! Thanks so much for stopping by and have a wonderful day!!!

Hugs,
Tatiana

SPD PRODUCTS USED:

SugarCut – Snowflake Tag

Merry Word with Shadow SugarCut

Holiday Card Series 2020 – From Out Gnome To Yours (ft. SugarPea Designs)

From Our Gnome To Yours #handmade card by Tatiana Trafimovich #tatianacraftandart - Gnome For Christmas stamp set by SugarPea Designs #sugarpeadesigns

Hello and welcome!

I’m super excited to be featured on SugarPea Designs blog!!! Today I came up with a clean and simple holiday card highlighting the cute Gnome for Christmas stamp set!

To start, I die cut all the shapes I needed for this project using the coordinating Gnome for Christmas SugarCut and my Big Shot Die Cutting Machine. I worked on Strathmore Bristol paper and stamped the outline images from Gnome for Christmas stamp set with with VersaFine Onyx Black ink since both these products work excellent with water based markers. The negative parts of the dies came very handy and made the perfect guide for the alignment inside the stamping positioning tool. Finally I colored all the stamps with Tombow markers, blending the colors with the small waterbrush from Pentel.

And here’s the complete list of all the colors used by me on this card: TOMBOW MARKERS N25, N79, 158, 177, 195, 526, 856, 905, 992.

From Our Gnome To Yours #handmade card by Tatiana Trafimovich #tatianacraftandart - Gnome For Christmas stamp set by SugarPea Designs #sugarpeadesigns

An extended A2 size (5 1/2″ X 4 1/4″) white card base was trimmed and scored from Neenah Solar White paper along with a faux stitched rectangle with three square windows inside both die cut from Card Front Elements 3 SugarCut.  I prepared apart a sky background by inking a piece of Bristol paper with Faded Jeans Oxide Distress ink. I heat set the ink and then added the Falling Snow effect, by first taping the stencil to the paper and then applying a plain white embossing paste on top. I stamped the matching cute pun directly on the card front using the same VersaFine Onyx Black ink for a perfect match and started assembling all the elements together with a bit of dimension. The final touch gave a few clear iridescent sequins.

From Our Gnome To Yours #handmade card by Tatiana Trafimovich #tatianacraftandart - Gnome For Christmas stamp set by SugarPea Designs #sugarpeadesigns

That’s all for today! Hope this cute card will inspire you! As always thanks so much for stopping by and have a great day!!!

Hugs,
Tatiana

SPD PRODUCTS USED:

Gnome for Christmas

Let’s Stay Home Card (ft. SugarPea Designs)

Hello and welcome!

I’m super excited to be featured on SugarPea Designs blog!!! Today I came up with a clean and simple copic colored scene highlighting new adorable Let’s Stay Home stamp and die sets!

Let’s Stay Home stamp set is one of my favorites! It filled with lots of different accessories that give so many possibilities for scene building cards. To start, I used the coordinating Let’s Stay Home SugarCut that comes so handy when you have to work with many small elements. I die cut all the shapes I need for today’s project form Copic X-Press paper, using my Big Shot Die Cutting Machine. Next I switched to the stamping positioning tool and stamped the outline images with Memento Tuxedo Black ink since it works great with alcohol based markers. Finally I proceeded with coloring using copic markers.

As always, I’m sharing with you all the colors used on this project: COPIC MARKERS RV00-RV21-RV23-RV25; BG0000-BG10-BG11-BG13; T0-T3; YR30-YR31-Y21-YR24-YR27; E99; E31-E35;G20-YG13-G24.

Let's Stay Home #handmade card by Tatiana Trafimovich #tatianacraftandart - Let's Stay Home stamp set by SugarPea Designs #sugarpeadesigns

An extended A2 size (5 1/2″ X 4 1/4″) white card base was trimmed and scored from Neenah Solar White paper. Another additional square piece that measures 3 3/4″ x 3 3/4″ was cut out for the background and embellished with English Bond Brick Wall pattern. I taped well the stencil to the paper to prevent any movement before inking it with Antique Linen Distress and Vintage Photo Distress Oxide inks. Finally I assembled the whole scene together popping some stamps on a foam tape for a fun dimensional look and finished with a heat embossed sentiment that comes from the same Let’s Stay Home stamp set.

Let's Stay Home #handmade card by Tatiana Trafimovich #tatianacraftandart - Let's Stay Home stamp set by SugarPea Designs #sugarpeadesigns

That’s all for today! Hope this cute card will inspire you! As always thanks so much for stopping by and have a great day!!!

Hugs,
Tatiana

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Holiday Card Series 2020 – Warmest Wishes Card For The SugarPea Designs Mix It Up Challenge #71

Warmest Wishes #handmade card by Tatiana Trafimovich #tatianacraftandart - Open Book SugarCut by SugarPea Designs #sugarpeadesigns

Hello and welcome!

Today is my turn to get you inspired for the SugarPea Designs monthly Mix It Up Challenge! I came up with a holiday  card that opens my Holiday Card Series 2020! Wow! Can’t believe it’s time for Christmas cards again!

In case you want to play along, as well, here’s how you can do that: you have all month to play along and make a project using just the inspiration, just the sketch or Mix it Up and use both! It is totally up to you! You can find all the rules at SugarPea blog right here!!!

To start, I made a bunch of die cutting using Open Book SugarCut to achieve all the floral elements I needed from Neenah Solar White paper. It was easier for me to use a plain white cardstock and then add colors, using my copic markers, but you definitely cat switch directly to a colorful cardstock or a patterned paper instead.

As always I’m sharing with you all the exact colors used here: COPIC MARKERS R11-R12-R14-R22-R27 plus RV10; YG21-YG01-YG23.

Warmest Wishes #handmade card by Tatiana Trafimovich #tatianacraftandart - Open Book SugarCut by SugarPea Designs #sugarpeadesigns

An extended A2 size card base was made from the same Neenah Solar White paper that I used before. I masked a wide stripe directly on the card front using a post-it sticky tape. Next I applied and secured Torn Strips Stencil on top and inked the pattern with a very light hand using two tones of the light pink dye inks from my stash and the blending brushes. I also prepared a narrow stripe cut out from a black cardstock where I repeatedly heat embossed the sentiment from Everyday Sentiments stamp set. Once glued the sentiment stripe directly to the card front, I arranged the flowers and leaves in a circle and finished with a few clear sparkling sequins.

Warmest Wishes #handmade card by Tatiana Trafimovich #tatianacraftandart - Open Book SugarCut by SugarPea Designs #sugarpeadesigns

Hope you like this clean and simple card! Now it’s your turn to link up your creations for a chance to win a $50 Gift Certificate from SugarPea Designs! Can’t wait to see what you create!!! Thanks so much for stopping by and have a wonderful day!!!

Hugs,
Tatiana

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