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 – Rainbows & Sunshine

Hello and welcome!

So happy you’ve joined me for another day of the April Release from Craftin Desert Divas! I just couldn’t help myself to play again with the adorable Rainbows & Sunshine stamp set and here’s my release project foe you!

May Your Days Glisten With Hope For Rainbows Rain Over Your Dreams #handmadecard by Tatiana Trafimovich #tatianacraftandart - Rainbows & Sunshine stamp set by Craftin Desert Divas #craftindeserdivas

I stretched my Zig markers again since watercoloring seems to match so perfectly this scheme and made a pop-up shaker card!

May Your Days Glisten With Hope For Rainbows Rain Over Your Dreams #handmadecard by Tatiana Trafimovich #tatianacraftandart - Rainbows & Sunshine stamp set by Craftin Desert Divas #craftindeserdivas

I started by coloring and fussy cutting right up against the stamp edge the cute little girl dressed in a bunny rain coat. While the image was drying, I prepared the shaker part by die-cutting five times a circle frame out of Inside Scalloped Circle Dies and glued it together. I added a piece of clear acetate before adding the last layer to create a shaker window and also die-cut once the inner part of the circle frame from a watercolor paper and applied some color to it with ink smooching technique and Distress inks in blue tones.

May Your Days Glisten With Hope For Rainbows Rain Over Your Dreams #handmadecard by Tatiana Trafimovich #tatianacraftandart - Rainbows & Sunshine stamp set by Craftin Desert Divas #craftindeserdivas

Before adhering the shaker window to my card base, I filled it with matching blue and pink sequins and finished popping out on a foam tape the little girl image along with the sentiment that comes with the same Rainbows & Sunshine stamp set!

May Your Days Glisten With Hope For Rainbows Rain Over Your Dreams #handmadecard by Tatiana Trafimovich #tatianacraftandart - Rainbows & Sunshine stamp set by Craftin Desert Divas #craftindeserdivas

And here’re some tips and tricks for you! If you struggle to color with Zig markers, try to use Bristol paper paired with a water brush (I mean the one that can be filled with water). My favorites are Strathmore brand for Bristol paper and a small water brush from Pentel. When working on a shaker part, assure to used the adhesive that becomes non-sticky after drying like Multi Medium Matte from Ranger, for example. Otherwise the sequins inside will stick to the frame! And when you fussy cut something right up against the stamp line, put a black marker on the cut edge and it will hide any imperfection!

That all for today! Hope you like this colorful card! As always thanks so much for stopping by! And you can find my another project featuring this cute stamp set right here!!!

Have a fantastic week-end!!!

Tatiana

ZIG MARKERS:

n.28 Pale Pink – n. 25 Pink – n. 36 Light Blue – n.71 Flesh Color – n. 64 Oatmeal – n.63 Ochre

SUPPLIES:

Rainbows & Sunshine

Inside Scalloped Circle Dies

oodlebug Official Stripe Washi Tape

Cotton Candy Sequins

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 – 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.