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 Sneak Peek – Floral Wreaths

Hello everyone and happy Tuesday!

I’m so excited to be on Craftin Desert Divas blog today bringing you my daily post! Today is day 3 of the sneak peak week and I’m very happy to introduce you a brand new FLORAL WREATHS stamp set available on purchase on April, 20!

Hello Friend #handmadecard by Tatiana Trafimovich #tatianacraftandart - Floral Wreaths stamp set by Craftin Desert Divas #craftindeserdivas

This stamp set is so adorable and will allow you to create beautiful, elegant cards that can cover all the occasions! Plus it’s so easy and fun to use because you have the flowers already arranged in wreaths or clusters and that means no masking and spending time trying to figure out how to put the flowers on your card are needed! Just grab the image you like, stamp it and you are ready to color! I always LOVE such versatile and clever products!

Hello Friend #handmadecard by Tatiana Trafimovich #tatianacraftandart - Floral Wreaths stamp set by Craftin Desert Divas #craftindeserdivas

Since the flower stamps from FLORAL WREATHS stamp set are so amazing, I decided to keep my card very clean and simple and watercolor the awesome heart shape wreath! My choice were Zig Clean Color Real Brush markers because these flowers look so springy and so I wished to make something cheerful and bright. My winning combo to use with Zig markers are Bristol paper (I especially love Strathmore brand) and a water brush. They allow to spread colors very easily and don’t leave hash marks.

Hello Friend #handmadecard by Tatiana Trafimovich #tatianacraftandart - Floral Wreaths stamp set by Craftin Desert Divas #craftindeserdivas

I like to work in layers on my watercolor projects: first I usually put a light initial one and then start adding more colorful spots, shadows and highlights! I play with the image unless I’m satisfied with the result and often come back working on some ares a few times! Of course, couldn’t skip some little extra finish touches such as tiny black and white splotches and a few matching sequins!

Hello Friend #handmadecard by Tatiana Trafimovich #tatianacraftandart - Floral Wreaths stamp set by Craftin Desert Divas #craftindeserdivas

That all for today! Hope you like this clean and simple card! As always thanks so much for stopping by! And 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!

ZIG MARKERS:

n.51 Lemon Yellow – n.50 Yellow – n.52 Bright Yellow – n.70 Orange – n.36 Light Blue – n.25 Pink – n.80 Violet – n.45 Pale Green – n.41 Light Green – n.47 May Green – n.43 Olive Green

SUPPLIES:

Floral Wreaths stamp set (Available on 04.20.2017)

Pastel Paradise Sequins

Mermaid Lagoon 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 Sneak Peek – Rainbows & Sunshine

Happy Sunday!

So excited to start a sneak peak week revealing the April Release from Craftin Desert Divas! It’s filled with lots of fantastic and happy goodies and they are so various as well! There are some super sweet and cute stamp sets and some more classic and elegant ones, a few fantastic dies to use on your cards and create some other paper crafting stuff! I’m sure you are going love it!

When Someone Tries To Rain Over Your Dreams #handmadecard by Tatiana Trafimovich #tatianacraftandart - Rainbows & Sunshine stamp set by Craftin Desert Divas #craftindeserdivas

Today I’m featuring Rainbows & Sunshine stamp set! It’s a very cute and fun plus it has great encouragement sentiments! And so I just couldn’t help myself playing with rainbow colors and created the sweet shaker card!

When Someone Tries To Rain Over Your Dreams #handmadecard by Tatiana Trafimovich #tatianacraftandart - Rainbows & Sunshine stamp set by Craftin Desert Divas #craftindeserdivas

I stamped a few umbrellas with a waterproof ink on Bristol paper, did a loose watercololoring with Zig Clean Color Real Brush markers and fussy cut them with my scissors.

When Someone Tries To Rain Over Your Dreams #handmadecard by Tatiana Trafimovich #tatianacraftandart - Rainbows & Sunshine stamp set by Craftin Desert Divas #craftindeserdivas

Then I prepared a splotchy background matching the scheme using ink smooching technique! It’s so fun and easy to do! Just take a piece of clear acetate (I usually recycle some packages for that), smooch a water reacting formula ink on it, make a couple of water spritzes and then applied it to your background! I tried to keep a very light touch here to conserve the splotchy texture!

When Someone Tries To Rain Over Your Dreams #handmadecard by Tatiana Trafimovich #tatianacraftandart - Rainbows & Sunshine stamp set by Craftin Desert Divas #craftindeserdivas

While my watercolor pieces were drying, I prepared the shaker part, die-cutting the frame out of Fancy Frame Dies and added a double layer of foam tape to it! Finally assembled everything arranging the umbrellas in a rainbow order, adding the sentiment and some clear drops for a faux water effect!

That all for today! Hope you like this colorful card! As always thanks so much for stopping by! And please, check Craftin Desert Divas Event Page on Facebook for more inspiration and awesome giveaways! And if you like this set and want to see more relative projects, stay tuned for my release day post going life in a few days!

Tatiana

ZIG MARKERS:

n.50 Yellow – n.52 Bright Yellow – n.24 Wine Red – n.41 Light Green – n.42 Turquioise – n.30 Blue – n.82 Purple

SUPPLIES:

Rainbows & Sunshine

Fancy Frame Dies

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 March Release – Somebunny

Hello and welcome!

Wishing you a hoppy day with a sweet bunny card! This cutie is from Craftin Desert Divas new Somebunny stamp set. It has been just released!

Wishing You A Hoppy Day #handmadecard by Tatiana Trafimovich #tatianacraftandart - Somebunny stamp set by Craftin Desert Divas #craftindeserdivas

Today I chose a little bunny girl for my card and placed her on the Inside Scalloped Circle Die to create a focal point! I used a Bristol paper this time and put in work my Zig Clean Color Real Brush markers. Love the beautiful bright colors they give! The leaf branches also come with the same Inside Scalloped Circle Die set and were color with Zig markers as well!

Wishing You A Hoppy Day #handmadecard by Tatiana Trafimovich #tatianacraftandart - Somebunny stamp set by Craftin Desert Divas #craftindeserdivas

I decided to make my own pattern paper for the background by simply stamping a few egg images with a white pigment ink on a kraft cardstock. Since I didn’t want to add any other extra layers on my card, I stretched my sentiment stamp (all the stamps I used on this card come from the same Somebunny stamp set) by trimming it in half and stamped it around the circle die. Here’s the tip how to put the stamps in a perfect shape: first place the circle die onto your acrylic block or on the door of you stamping tool, then bend and place the sentiment stamp around, remove the die and stamp! This will help you to achieve a perfect curve for your card!

Wishing You A Hoppy Day #handmadecard by Tatiana Trafimovich #tatianacraftandart - Somebunny stamp set by Craftin Desert Divas #craftindeserdivas

Finally I arranged my elements on the card base and embellished with some colorful drops from Nuvo. I used Crystal Apple Green and Crystal Ebony Black colors.

That all for today! Hope you like this sweet bunny and my card! As always thanks so much for stopping by! If you want to see this cutie in action on another card, please, check this post!

Tatiana

SUPPLIES:

Somebunny Stamp set

Inside Scalloped Circle Dies

Nuvo Crystal Drops Apple Green

Nuvo Crystal Drops Ebony Black

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.