Deer Friend and Grazie Cards (ft. Newton’s Nook Designs)

You Are Such A Deer #handmade card by Tatiana Trafimovich #tatianacraftandart - Deer Friend 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 two sweet and cute cards!

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

I just cannot put aside new fantastic goodies from the Newton’s Nook Designs January release without stretching them more and had a lot of fun playing again with two of my favorites! So let’s see what I came up with this time!

You Are Such A Deer #handmade card by Tatiana Trafimovich #tatianacraftandart - Deer Friend stamp set by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook

My first card features a super adorable and so incredibly cute Deer Friend stamp set. I really felt in loooove with the sweet fawns and so I grabbed the coordinating Deer Friend Die Set and die cut a bunch of elements from a watercolor paper, aligned them into my stamping positioning tool for a quick and easy stamping. Then I just enjoyed making a super simple watercoloring both on the stamps and the background with regular watercolors I have in my stash.

You Are Such A Deer #handmade card by Tatiana Trafimovich #tatianacraftandart - Deer Friend stamp set by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook

Once all the elements were dried, I heat embossed the sentiment from the same Deer Friend stamp set and assembled the card on a square 5″x5″ kraft base, adding some dimension with a foam tape.

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

My second card was colored with copic markers. That’s why I started it with Neenah Solar white paper and played with the super adorable couple of kitties from Newton’s Sweetheart stamp set. You know me: I just love to use stamps in a creative way. And since the kitties were reminding me my furry mischiefs, I decided to transform a love stamp into a thanks one and to make a personalized card to give to the girl who takes care of my kitties when I’m away from home! Once more I used the coordinating dies from Newton’s Sweetheart Die Set for a quick and easy die cutting. At this point I also prepared a few other die cut elements for the layout using Darling Hearts  and Frame & Flags die sets and created my own tone on tone pattern through Tumbling Hearts stencil. Coloring the kitties with copic markers I decided to try a new to me and very fun technique that made the cats look as if they were stuffed animals. And finally added “Grazie” sentiment from Newton Dreams of Italy stamp set that came sooooo handy to me because grazie means thanks in Italian.

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

That’s all for today! Hope you like these sweet cards! Thanks so much for stopping by and have a fantastic day!

Tatiana

COPIC MARKERS:

cat E40-E41-E42-E43                RV00-RV21-RV23                 C00-C1
cat W00-W1-W3                         BG10-BG11                            0 (colorless blender)

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Cupcake Inspirations Challenge #429 (ft. Newton’s Nook Designs)


Happy Sunday!

I’m super excited to be a “Guest Sweetie” today over at the Cupcake Inspirations Challenge blog! Have you heard about them? This is such a SWEET Challenge Group! For each challenge they post an amazing cupcake photo and color combo for inspiration! Everybody likes cupcakes, right?Many Thanks #handmade card by Tatiana Trafimovich #tatianacraftandart - Autumn Leaves Dies by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook

Orange, green and brown seemed to me a perfect color combo for an autumn thanks card! Plus it’s always so handy to have a few thanks cards in the stash! Playing around the autumn theme, I decided to use beautiful leaves from Newton’s Nook Designs Autumn Leaves die set as a focal point.

Many Thanks #handmade card by Tatiana Trafimovich #tatianacraftandart - Autumn Leaves Dies by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook


I die-cut some leaves and acorns from a watercolor cardstock along with a cute little tag from NND Tags Times Two die set and blended on top a few shades of Distress inks.

Many Thanks #handmade card by Tatiana Trafimovich #tatianacraftandart - Autumn Leaves Dies by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook

Assembling the card I added some dimension with a foam tape and finally finished with a matching brown sentiment from NND Cottage Garden stamp set!

Hope you like this sweet and simple card and make sure you pop over to the Cupcake Inspirations Challenge blog to see more amazing projects today! As always thanks so much for stopping by! I really appreciate your love and support!

Tatiana

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Newton’s Nook Designs Holiday Release and Giveaway – Day 1


Hello and welcome to Day 1 of the Newton’s Nook Designs Holiday Release!

Can you believe that we already only two months far from Christmas! So it’s time to start working on holiday cards and projects and I’m so excited today to introduce you the new FABULOUS Holiday release from Newton’s Nook Designs! Let’s start!

All the new October products will be avaliable for purchaise on Friday, October 20th at Newton’s Nook Designs online store and other craft retailers!

Wishing You Choo Choo a Merry Christmas #handmade card by Tatiana Trafimovich #tatianacraftandart - All Aboard For Christmas stamp set by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook

NND came out with some different and absolutely stunning products this month! Where all those fabulous ideas come from?! LOL!!! I don’t know the answer, but I’m totally in LOVE with the magic of the holiday stamps, dies and stencils! On Day 1 of the Holiday release all the Design Team is showcasing new super fun and cute All Aboard for Christmas stamp set and the coordinating dies, beautiful handwritten sentiments from Sentiments of the Season stamp set and two new amazing Holiday Foliage and Snowfall Stencils.

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

You know me: I can’t resist to the cute critters! LOL!!! And so my first card features the super fun All Aboard for Christmas stamp set!

Wishing You Choo Choo a Merry Christmas #handmade card by Tatiana Trafimovich #tatianacraftandart - All Aboard For Christmas stamp set by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook

I started working on a Bristol paper and stamped a bunch of images with a waterproof ink since I was going to work with Zig Clean Color Real Brush markers. I went for a non traditional shades choosing a color palette to use here and made a simple a little bit splotchy and unperfected watercoloring!

Wishing You Choo Choo a Merry Christmas #handmade card by Tatiana Trafimovich #tatianacraftandart - All Aboard For Christmas stamp set by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook

The coordinating dies came so useful to trim very fast all the colored stamps that were arranged with a bit of dimension, of course, on a card base where I created a soft pattern by repeatedly stamping the “Fa-La-La” sentiment from Sentiments of the Season set. Finally the simple heat embossed sentiment from the same All Aboard for Christmas stamp set and a few clear sequins finished this cute card.

May The Peace And joy #handmade card by Tatiana Trafimovich #tatianacraftandart - Sentiments Of The Season stamp set by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook

My second card is very different, but quick and easy to recreate since I worked with a new amazing Snowfall stencils and beautiful, very elegant sentiments from Sentiments of the Season set.

May The Peace And joy #handmade card by Tatiana Trafimovich #tatianacraftandart - Sentiments Of The Season stamp set by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook


Once taped well the stencil to a piece of a white cardstock, I made and ombré ink blending using Tumbled Glass, Mermaid Lagoon and Blueprint Sketch Distress inks. I also smooched Faded Jeans Distress ink on another piece of the cardstock, broke apart the sentiment stamp and heat embossed it on three narrow rectangles. I popped up both the snowflake panel and the sentiment on a foam tape just for something little extra and added a few white accents using Nuvo Crystal drops in white color.

May The Peace And joy #handmade card by Tatiana Trafimovich #tatianacraftandart - Sentiments Of The Season stamp set by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook

Would you like to win the “All Aboard for Christmas” or the “Sentiments of the Season” Stamp Set?
Each of these stamp sets 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 October 19th at 9pm CST to comment  — winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, October 20th.

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

Newton’s Nook Designs
Amanda Bodine
Holly Endress
Ellen Haxelmans
Larissa Heskett
Samantha Mann
Juliana Michaels
Naki Rager
Maria Russell
Jennifer Timko
Tatiana Trafimovich <– you’re here

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

Tatiana

ZIG MARKERS:

n.71 Flesh Colour – n.91 Light Pink –  n.25 Pink – n.63 Lilac – n.45 Pale Green – n.36 Light Blue – n.42 Turquoise Green – n.91 Light Gray – n.94 Gray Brown – n.72  Beige – n.92 Dark Brown

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Newton’s Nook Designs September Release and Giveaway – Day 1


Hello and welcome to Day 1 of the Newton’s Nook Designs September Release!

I’m so excited to introduce you today the very first stamp set of this fabulous autumn release along with a gorgeous beautiful stencil! So let’s start!!!

All the new September products will be avaliable for purchaise on Friday, September 15th at Newton’s Nook Designs online store and other craft retailers!

Truly Grateful #handmade card by Tatiana Trafimovich #tatianacraftandart - Shades of Autumn stamp set by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnookNND came out with some different and absolutely stunning products this month! Where all those fabulous ideas come from?! LOL!!! I don’t know the answer, but I’m totally in love with new Shades of Autumn stamp set! It’s very different from all the other solid stamps in my stash and gives absolutely amazing results all the times! Those leaves look so realistic and I assure you that they are even more beautiful in real life!!! Of course, as other NND stamp sets there are available the coordinating dies! And no need to tell you a lot about new Falling Leaves stencil! It’s absolutely amazing!

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

 

And here’s my first card featuring both new products!

Truly Grateful #handmade card by Tatiana Trafimovich #tatianacraftandart - Shades of Autumn stamp set by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook

I started with an ombre stamping aligning the leave stamps in a stamping positioning tool! First I inked the stamps with the lightest shade of the dye ink and after added some darker spots for more dimention and interest! I dabbed the stamps with a clean cloth before transfering the ink to the paper to soften the edges and achieve more gradient look!

Truly Grateful #handmade card by Tatiana Trafimovich #tatianacraftandart - Shades of Autumn stamp set by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnookThe leaves from Shades of Autumn stamp set are pretty big so I tried to leave the card background quite clean and simple. I added a bit of color ink smooching Peacock Feathers Distress ink, heat embossing the sentiment from the same stamp set with a Liquis Platinum embossing powder on a piece of a black card stock, adding tone on tone details on one side throuhg Falling Leaves stencil and finally adding some matching splotches and a few glossy details!

Give Thanks #handmade card by Tatiana Trafimovich #tatianacraftandart - Shades of Autumn stamp set by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnookOn my second card I made a circle focal point in the center of the card base and heat embossed the beautiful handwritten sentiment in white on a kraft card base that come with Shades of Autumn stamp set!

Give Thanks #handmade card by Tatiana Trafimovich #tatianacraftandart - Shades of Autumn stamp set by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnookThen I masked the sentiment and added the falling leaves around it! I decided for a tone on tone gradient look that would match the kraft card base so I mixed my own shades of the embossing paste from a plain white one. I used Antique Linen and Vintage Photo Distress inks for that. Once removed the stencil, I sprinkled some clear sparkling embossing powder on top, let everything air dry for about 40 minutes and heat set the embossing powder only at that point! Finally I assembled everything adding a few colorful details!

Give Thanks #handmade card by Tatiana Trafimovich #tatianacraftandart - Shades of Autumn stamp set by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook

Would you like to win the “Shades of Autumn” Stamp Set?
This 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 September 14th at 9pm CST to comment  — winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, September 15th.

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

Newton’s Nook Designs
Amanda Bodine
Holly Endress
Ellen Haxelmans
Larissa Heskett
Samantha Mann
Juliana Michaels
Naki Rager
Maria Russell
Jennifer Timko
Tatiana Trafimovich <– you’re here

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

Tatiana

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Craftin Desert Divas – September Release – Harvest Wishes and Harvest Happiness


Hello and welcome to Day 2 of the September Release from Craftin Desert Divas!

I’m super excited to share with you finally my last two projects featuring new super fun and cute Harvest Wishes and Harvest Happiness stamp sets along with beautiful Fall Border Dies!!!

Truly Grateful #handmadecard by Tatiana Trafimovich #tatianacraftandart - Happy Camper stamp set by Craftin Desert Divas #craftindeserdivas

On my first card I mixed and matched all three new products creating a little autumn scene! I just ADORE those cutie mice and fantastic sentiment from Harvest Wishes stamp set!

Truly Grateful #handmadecard by Tatiana Trafimovich #tatianacraftandart - Happy Camper stamp set by Craftin Desert Divas #craftindeserdivas

The layout was simply die cut using new Fall Border Dies and  Fancy Frame Dies sets from a Bristol paper and colored with Zig Clean Color Real Brush markers along with the cute critters and a few extra little details from Harvest Happiness stamp set! Please, scroll down toward the bottom of the post to see all the exact colors I used on today’s projects!

Truly Grateful #handmadecard by Tatiana Trafimovich #tatianacraftandart - Happy Camper stamp set by Craftin Desert Divas #craftindeserdivas

The second card I’m sharing today is a little bit different. I switched to copic markers and distress inks this time and worked with more soft colors, trying to keep however a bit of shading for more realistic look!

A Note Of Thanks #handmadecard by Tatiana Trafimovich #tatianacraftandart - Harvest Happiness stamp set by Craftin Desert Divas #craftindeserdivas

All that cuteness comes with Harvest Happiness stamp set and was paired with Fall Border Dies and Outdoor Landscape 2 Dies to complete the layout!

A Note Of Thanks #handmadecard by Tatiana Trafimovich #tatianacraftandart - Harvest Happiness stamp set by Craftin Desert Divas #craftindeserdivas

As a finish touches I simply added a few sequins from Maple Leaves mix! Wow! Can’t believe I managed to used all those new products together and still achieve a clean and simple look! And what do you think about these cards! Hope to hear from you soon!

A Note Of Thanks #handmadecard by Tatiana Trafimovich #tatianacraftandart - Harvest Happiness stamp set by Craftin Desert Divas #craftindeserdivas

That all for today! Hope my cute projects will inspire you!!!! If so, 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! As always thanks so much for stopping by!

 

ZIG MARKERS:

n.51 Lemon Yellow – n.50 Yellow – n.52 Bright Yellow – n.70 Orange – n.71 Flesh Colour – n.26 Light Pink – n.22 Carmine Red – n.36 Light Blue – n.32 Persian Blue – n.41 Light Green – n.46 Mid Green – n.91 Light Gray – n.94 Gray Brown – n.93 Ochre – n.67 Mustard – n.64 Oatmeal – n.61 Light Brown – n.60 Brown -n.65 Mid Brown

COPIC MARKERS:

YG01-YG13-YG17                          Y11-Y13-Y18-Y35-Y26                          BG0000
YR04-YR18-24-YR27                     B21-B24-B26                                          R12-R24-R27-R39
E55-E59                                          E40-E41-E43-E44                                   C1-C3

SUPPLIES:

Harvest Wishes

Harvest Happiness 

Fall Border Dies

Outdoor Landscape 2 Dies

Fancy Frame Dies

Crazy Stitched Frame Dies

Maple Leaves Sequins

Multi Medium Matte

Inkssentials Glossy Accents .5oz

Mono Sand Eraser

 

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.

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