Newton’s Nook Designs Deck the Halls with Inky Paws Blog Hop!

I’m sooooooo excited joining today the Design Team and the featured guests for the Newton’s Nook Designs Deck the Halls with Inky Paws Blog Hop!!

Make sure you scroll down to the bottom of this post to see the whole link list – there are many awesome blogs for you to visit today! Plus you can comment for your chance to win a prize too! Details at the end of this post!

You Make Cold Days Warmer #handmade card by Tatiana Trafimovich #tatianacraftandart - Santa Toucan Party stamp set by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook

There couldn’t be any proper date for this hop because today December, 8 in Italy we celebrate Feast of the Immaculate Conception! It’s day off and it’s tradition to deck the halls right on this day!!! So meanwhile you’re reading this post, I’m putting up my christmas tree, lights and nativity scene. It really beginning to look a lot like Christmas!!! LOL!!!

You Make Cold Days Warmer #handmade card by Tatiana Trafimovich #tatianacraftandart - Santa Toucan Party stamp set by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook

For this hop I created a clean and simple card with a pop of bright colors on a tropical birds dressed up for holiday period! I thought it would be fun to give another “life” and interpretation to the summer stamps and transform them into the holiday ones! And so I started stamping with a black waterproof ink on a hot pressed watercolor paper the cute toucans from NND Toucan Party stamp set along with some winter accessories from Newton’s Holiday Mischief and Santa Paws Newton sets. I colored everything with regular watercolors, fussy cut right up against the stamp lines and colored all the edges with a black marker to hide any imperfection due to the cutting. For the background I used a negative part of the circle die-cut from a masking paper, added Distress Oxide ink in Peacock Feathers color. I let everything dry before applying a textured snowflakes through gorgeous Snowfall stencil  using a white embossing paste. Finally I assembled everything popping up some elements on a foam tape and simply stamping the sentiment and a few beautiful snowflakes with the same black ink I used before.

You Make Cold Days Warmer #handmade card by Tatiana Trafimovich #tatianacraftandart - Santa Toucan Party stamp set by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook

Deck the Halls with Inky Paws Special! 
Newton’s Nook Designs is also releasing a NEW Exclusive Peppermint Die Set today! This fun new die set will only be available at Newton’s Nook Designs shop and you can get it for FREE this week with a $50 purchase! Offer is valid until Friday, December 15th, or while supplies last. This new die set is also available for purchase for $8.99.
Enter to Win! Deck the Halls with Inky Paws Hop Prizes! 
We will be choosing two lucky winners to win a $20 store credit for Newton’s Nook Designs online shop! To enter, just leave comments on the Design Team Member and Special Guest blogs (see list below)! Two winners will be chosen at random from the collective blogs in the blog hop. 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 Sunday, December 10th at 9 pm EST to comment  — winners will be announced on the NND blog on Monday, December 11th.
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Newton’s Nook Designs March Release and Giveaway – Lovable Laundry and Stitched Onesie Die

Happy Tuesday!

So happy you joined us today for the second day of the Newton’s Nook Designs March Release!

Welcome Baby #handmade card by Tatiana Trafimovich #tatianacraftandart - Lovable Laudry Stamp set by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook

Today NND Design Team is showcasing a brand new super sweet and absolutely adorable stamp set called Lovable Laundry along with the coordinating Stitched Onesie die.

Giveaway alert!! NND is giving this 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!

This baby set couldn’t be more adorable and so I just couldn’t leave you with only one example! Plus I would never choose between baby boy or girl card so I made both!

Welcome Baby #handmade card by Tatiana Trafimovich #tatianacraftandart - Lovable Laudry Stamp set by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook

I thought it would be fun to use the same card sketch and interpret it in two different ways. On the baby boy card I stamped a few cute little onesies with a black waterproof ink on a watercolor paper. Made a super simple light wash of watercolors trying to keep it very soft. I also added a little bit of shading around the stamped onesies.

Welcome Baby #handmade card by Tatiana Trafimovich #tatianacraftandart - Lovable Laudry Stamp set by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook

Assembling the card, I adhere on a foam tape a scalloped stitched white panel that was die-cut with NND new Sky Borders die releases just yesterday. And finished with a few non distractive embellishments.

Welcome Baby #handmade card by Tatiana Trafimovich #tatianacraftandart - Lovable Laudry Stamp set by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook

And here’s the baby girl version. I used once more Sky Borders die for the take on the sketch, but started with stamping a bunch of small hearts from NND Sweater Weather stamp set for the bottom section and a cute onesie with hearts. I used the same watercolor paper on this card and only one pink shade color. The gradient look was achieved by adding different amount of water: more concentrate color gives a more vibrant look, white a more diluted color becomes more soft.

Welcome Baby #handmade card by Tatiana Trafimovich #tatianacraftandart - Lovable Laudry Stamp set by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook

I used Stitched Onesie die to die-cut my stamp. This die is SO ADORABLE and CLEVER done!!! It can be used on its own or combining with the stamps from Lovable Laundry stamp set! In this case you will finish to have a faux stitching inside the stamp that looks really gorgeous! I’m in love with this die!!!

Welcome Baby #handmade card by Tatiana Trafimovich #tatianacraftandart - Lovable Laudry Stamp set by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook

My original plan was to add two little cloth-pins to the onesie, but they were too big for this card so I simply added two paper bows to “anchor” the stamped image on my card front.

Would you like to win the “Lovable Laundry” 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 March 16th at 9pm CST to comment  — winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, March 17th.

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 are here

Tatiana

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Happy Birthday Card (ft. Concord & 9th)

Happy Birthday #handmade card by Tatiana Trafimovich #tatianacraftandart - Hello Lovely Stamp set by Concord & 9 #concordand9

Happy Wednesday!

This post is for the first day of the 30 Day Coloring Challenge organized by amazing Kathy Racoosin. If you want to learn more about it, please, visit Kathy’s blog and jump into this fantastic adventure. Today I played with the stunning Hello Lovely stamp set from Concord & 9th. How gorgeous is this bouquet!

Happy Birthday #handmade card by Tatiana Trafimovich #tatianacraftandart - Hello Lovely Stamp set by Concord & 9 #concordand9

Since I was going to practice watercoloring, I stamped the flowers on a good quality watercolor paper, but used a gray dye ink instead of a usual black one for a more soft look! I decided to add the sentiment using a die-cut inlaid technique so the framed word happy from C&9th Happy Card Frame dies set was die-cut before coloring.

Happy Birthday #handmade card by Tatiana Trafimovich #tatianacraftandart - Hello Lovely Stamp set by Concord & 9 #concordand9

Once finished coloring, I assembled together all the pieces and added the other part of the heat embossed sentiment on a watercolor banner.

Happy Birthday #handmade card by Tatiana Trafimovich #tatianacraftandart - Hello Lovely Stamp set by Concord & 9 #concordand9

Finally I added some color accents with pencils and skip all other embellishments since I liked how it turned out and didn’t want to distract the attention from the beautiful flowers and watercoloring.

As always thanks so much for stopping by! I really appreciate your love and support!

Tatiana

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Craftin Desert Divas February Release – Treasure Trolls

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Hello everyone and happy Sunday!

Today I’m sharing another troll card made from the amazing brand new Treasure Trolls stamp set from the Craftin Desert Divas February Release.

You Are a Rare Gem #handmadecard by Tatiana Trafimovich #tatianacraftandart - Treasure Trolls stamp set by Craftin Desert Divas #craftindeserdivasAnd yes, there are two adorable trolls on my card this time!!! LOL!!! In case you’ve missed it, please, check my sneak peek post where I used the same stamp set in a very creative way!

You Are a Rare Gem #handmadecard by Tatiana Trafimovich #tatianacraftandart - Treasure Trolls stamp set by Craftin Desert Divas #craftindeserdivasI chose my watercolors this time and created a blue-violet splotchy background on a piece of watercolor paper that once dried was die-cut with a scallop circle die from CCD Stitched In Circle set. I stamped apart the cute trolls and watercolored them too. I tried leave a huge highlight areas on all the images to emulate the night scene.

You Are a Rare Gem #handmadecard by Tatiana Trafimovich #tatianacraftandart - Treasure Trolls stamp set by Craftin Desert Divas #craftindeserdivasAssembling the card, I added a vellum panel on my card base where I heat embossed the sentiment and a few shiny metallic gem stamps. As always finished adding a few matching sequins.

You Are a Rare Gem #handmadecard by Tatiana Trafimovich #tatianacraftandart - Treasure Trolls stamp set by Craftin Desert Divas #craftindeserdivasThat all for today! Thanks so much for stopping by! Hope you like this cute trolls and my card too! And, please, check the Craftin Desert Divas Event Page on Facebook for more inspiration and awesome giveaways!

Tatiana

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Treasure Trolls Stamp set

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Stitched In Circle Dies

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Glimmering Gemstones Sequin Mix

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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.

Watercolor Hydrangea Card (ft. Simon Says Stamp)

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Happy Friday!

I’ve just popped in to share a floral watercolor card I made using Hydrangea Blooms stamp set from Simon Says Stamp.

sss_hydrangea_2017-3Recently I set up my first watercolor palette from some professional watercolors and finally got some time to play with it. I’ll talk about this palette later once I’ll test it more.

So this card is one of my first attempts with professional watercolors. It turned out very clean and simple. I used a good quality cold pressed watercolor paper and heat embossed the hydrangea image with a white embossing powder. Then I masked the flower and stamped the leaves using a green dye ink this time since the leaf stamps are not outline ones. I’d probably have had to use distress inks for this step since they reactivate better with water, but like I said before I’m still experimenting.

sss_hydrangea_2017-2Once finished with watercoloring, I added a simple hello die-cut sentiment that was watercolored with the same purple shades as the hydrangea bloom and some little embellishments.

That’s all for today! Hope you like this card and thanks so much for stopping by and leaving me sweet comments! I really appreciate your support!

Have a fantastic week-end!

Tatiana

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