Holiday Card Series 2020 – Trifold Card (ft. Purple Onion Designs)

Trifold Holiday #handmade card by Tatiana Trafimovich #tatianacraftandart - stamps by Purple Onion Designs

Hello and welcome!!!

I’ve popped in with another example featuring new absolutely stunning “The Sweetest Little Town” collection of rubber stamps from Purple Onion Designs illustrated by Stacey Yacula!

SALE ALLERT! Purple Onion Designs are offering the complete collection along with the sentiment set at a discounted price for a limited time. The bundle includes Stacey’s 20 illustrated stamps and the Holiday Messages sentiment set. It sells for $103.00, which is 30% off the regular prices. This promotion will be available HERE until Sunday, November 15, 2020.

Trifold Holiday #handmade card by Tatiana Trafimovich #tatianacraftandart - stamps by Purple Onion Designs

Today I came up with a fun trifold project that features two wonderful big background stamps: Bakery and Toy Store. To start, I trimmed all three layers from Strathmore Bristol paper since I was going to color the stamped images with water based markers. The first piece where I stamped the Bakery measured 5″ x 4 1/4″; the second one with the Toy Store was 5 3/8″ x 4 1/4″; and the card base – 6 1/2″ x 4 1/4″.

The card base was scored 1/2″ from each side so that the whole card when closed came out as a regular extended A2 size project (5 1/2″ x 4 1/4″). All the stamping was made with waterproof VersaFine Onyx Black ink. Before switching to coloring, I simply stamped the matching sentiment in the center of the card base (the biggest piece with two scored folds) from new Holiday Messages set and set this element aside for a while.

Trifold Holiday #handmade card by Tatiana Trafimovich #tatianacraftandart - stamps by Purple Onion Designs

Since I came across my old set of Distress markers that I haven’t used for years, I decided to give them a try. The blending was made with a regular brush and water.

As always, here’s the complete list of all the colors used on this card: DISTRESS MARKERS Tumbled Glass, Salty Ocean, Fossilized Amber, Peeled Paint, Moved Lawn, Pumice Stone, Weathered Wood, Worn Lipstick, Tea Dye, Vintage Photo plus TOMBOW marker n.856 (bright red shade that I didn’t find among Distress markers).

I fussy cut both colored backgrounds with my sharp small scissors following the roof lines as you can see in the pictures and glued both piece to the card base. I decided to skip all other embellishments and leave the main focus on the watercolored Christmas streets.

Trifold Holiday #handmade card by Tatiana Trafimovich #tatianacraftandart - stamps by Purple Onion Designs

Hope you like this sweet holiday card and new amazing stamps from the Purple Onion Designs’ The Sweetest Little Town Collection!

As always thanks so much for stopping by!

Hugs,
Tatiana

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Purple Onion Designs New The Sweetest Little Town Holiday/ Winter Collection

'tis The Season To Be Jolly #handmade card by Tatiana Trafimovich #tatianacraftandart - stamps by Purple Onion Designs

Hello and welcome!!!

I’ve popped in with another example featuring new absolutely stunning “The Sweetest Little Town” collection of rubber stamps from Purple Onion Designs illustrated by Stacey Yacula!

SALE ALLERT! Purple Onion Designs are offering the complete collection along with the sentiment set at a discounted price for a limited time. The bundle includes Stacey’s 20 illustrated stamps and the Holiday Messages sentiment set. It sells for $103.00, which is 30% off the regular prices. This promotion will be available HERE until Sunday, November 15, 2020.

'tis The Season To Be Jolly #handmade card by Tatiana Trafimovich #tatianacraftandart - stamps by Purple Onion Designs

Today I decided to keep everything very clean and easy and just focus on no-line coloring highlighting Sweet Snow Friends (snowman, penguin & bunny) and Church (horizon) stamp sets. To start, I trimmed a piece of Fabriano Hot Pressed Watercolor paper and stamped Sweet Snow Friends trio with a light gray ink. I stamped the same image again on a piece of a masking paper, fussy cut the mask right against the stamp lines with my sharp small scissors and applied it on the watercolor piece aligning perfectly the stamped lines to protect the main image. At this point I stamped the Church background with the same light gray ink, lifted up the mask and achieved my scene with the friends standing in front with a cute winter background behind. I proceeded with coloring using regular watercolors. I reached my customized palette of fine watercolors from Daniel Smith and Winsor & Newton brands.

Once finished with coloring, I framed the watercolor piece with faux stitched rectangle from SugarPea Designs  Card Front Elements 3 SugarCut that covers perfectly an extended A2 size (5 1/2″ x 4 1/4″) card base. The sentiment from Holiday Messages set was heat embossed in white on red and then popped on the card front.

'tis The Season To Be Jolly #handmade card by Tatiana Trafimovich #tatianacraftandart - stamps by Purple Onion Designs

Hope you like this sweet holiday card and new amazing stamps from the Purple Onion Designs’ The Sweetest Little Town Collection!

As always thanks so much for stopping by!

Hugs,
Tatiana

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Mermazing Watercolor Card (ft. Purple Onion Designs)

You Are Mermazing! #handmade card by Tatiana Trafimovich #tatianacraftandart - stamps by Purple Onion Designs #purpleoniondesigns

Hello and welcome!!!

I’ve popped in with a simple watercolor card featuring again new Under The Sea Collection of rubber stamps from Purple Onion Designs illustrated by super talented Shari Bresciani!

Today’s card is quite simple and involve only some basic watercoloring. To start, I stamped on a piece of Fabriano Extra White Hot Pressed Watercolor paper all the images I needed for my under the sea scene using VersaFine Onyx Black ink since it’s waterproof. I fussy cut all the images (except of the big background stamp) with the sharp small scissors and then colored all the elements with regular watercolors. I like to use my customized palette where I gathered together my favorite watercolors from Winsor & Newton, Schmincke and Daniel Smith brands. It’s hard to keep track of all the exact colors that I used on this project since I’m mixing some of them together to achieve a desirable shade.

And here’s the complete list of all the stamps used on this project:
Ocean Floor
Mermaid
Branch Coral Set
Ocean Rocks with Algae
Saltwater Fish Set
Seaweed, Tubes & Stripe Coral Set
Seashells & Starfish
Sea-timents (sentiment) Set

You Are Mermazing! #handmade card by Tatiana Trafimovich #tatianacraftandart - stamps by Purple Onion Designs #purpleoniondesigns

The background was framed with a faux stitched rectangle die from SugarPea Designs Card Front Elements 3 SugarCut since this die has the same exact measures as an extended A2 size card base (5 1/2″ x 4 1/4″). I glued some elements directly to the backgroung while the others were popped on a foam tape for a fun dimensional look. The sentiment from the matching Sea-timents Set was simply heat embossed on a narrow strip of a black cardstock and then added to the card.

You Are Mermazing! #handmade card by Tatiana Trafimovich #tatianacraftandart - stamps by Purple Onion Designs #purpleoniondesigns

Hope you like this cute card and new amazing stamps from the Purple Onion Designs’ Under The Sea Collection!

As always thanks so much for stopping by!

Hugs,
Tatiana

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Watercolor Autumn Leaves Card (ft. Newton’s Nook Designs)

Sending Prayers #handmade card by Tatiana Trafimovich #tatianacraftandart - Autumn Leaves Die 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 simple autumn feeling card!

Today’s card was really easy to make. To start, I took a piece of a cold pressed watercolor paper since it has more texture compared to a hot pressed version and paint a sort of splotchy and uneven background, creating a green, a red and yellowish areas. I flicked some colorful droplets on top along with white and gold ones to bring more interest to the pattern. I let the paper air dry and then die cut some leaves using Autumn Leaves Die Set.

Sending Prayers #handmade card by Tatiana Trafimovich #tatianacraftandart - Autumn Leaves Die set by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook

An extended A2 size (5 1/2″ x 4 1/4″) card base was made from a kraft cardstock. I trimmed and positioned on top another slightly smaller panel made from the watercolor paper where I wrapped and tied a bow using a matching kraft twine. I arranged my watercolor leaves and glued them directly on the background. Finally I added a heat embossed sentiment from Heartfelt Essentials stamp set. If you have troubles with heat embossing, I highly recommend you to prep the paper with a generous coat of Powder Tool to prevent the embossing powder from sticking to your paper where you don’t want it. Then use VersaMark Clear Sticky ink since this ink stays wet for a while and allows to achieve a perfect impression. A few sequins finished this simple watercolor card.

Sending Prayers #handmade card by Tatiana Trafimovich #tatianacraftandart - Autumn Leaves Die set by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook

That’s all for today! Hope you like this lovely autumn card! Thanks so much for stopping by and have a fabulous day!

Hugs,
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Miss You Card (ft. Purple Onion Designs)

Miss You #handmade card by Tatiana Trafimovich #tatianacraftandart - stamps by Purple Onion Designs #purpleoniondesigns

Hello and welcome!!!

I’ve popped in with cute and simple card featuring a few of my favorite stamps from Purple Onion Designs illustrated by super talented Stacey Yacula!

 

SALE ALLERT! Don’t miss a chance to grab your favorite stamps from Purple Onion Designs at a discounted price! The anniversary sale will end on Monday, August 24th. All stamps will be 25% off (with a few exclusions: Together Stamp Set & Sandy Allnock’s class stamp bundles).

Miss You #handmade card by Tatiana Trafimovich #tatianacraftandart - stamps by Purple Onion Designs #purpleoniondesigns

The project, I created today, is very easy to recreate. To start, I stamped on Strathmore Bristol paper with waterproof VersaFine Onyx Black ink the adorable Zoey (Bunny Reading), the Lantern String, and a piece of Grassy Shore stamp. I colored all the stamped images with water based Tombow markers, making the blending with the small waterbrush from Pentel. Next I fussy cut all the elements with my sharp small scissors, leaving a little white edge around and proceeded with the background.

I took a piece of inexpensive Bristol paper that I had in my stash since this type of paper has a smooth surface that makes the ink blending very easy and inked the sky through the edge of Newton’s Nook Designs Clouds stencil with Spun Sugar, Seedless Preserves and Wilted Violet Distress inks using the blending brushes. Then I flicked a few tiny droplets of a shimmer spray and some white splotches using a plain white gouache. An extended A2 size white card base (5 1/2″ x 4 1/4″) was created from Neenah Solar White paper along with the additional slightly smaller faux stitched rectangle with the die cut circle window in the center. Assembling all the elements together, I glued the sky directly to the card base and them popped the additional white rectangle on top using a foam tape for a bit of dimension. Then I arranged the colored elements and finished with the sentiment stamped from Everyday Blurbs set.

And here’s the complete list of all the markers used by me on this project: N79, 055, 173, 177, 452, 676, 723.

Miss You #handmade card by Tatiana Trafimovich #tatianacraftandart - stamps by Purple Onion Designs #purpleoniondesigns

Hope you like this sweet and cute card!!! As always thanks so much for stopping by!

Hugs,
Tatiana

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