Everyday Cards - Tonic Studios Craft Kit #21

Wednesday, May 22, 2019

Today, I am sharing two cards I created using the Tonic Studios Craft Kit #21.

You an click on the video below for the process for making these cards or HERE to go directly to my YouTube Channel.

Tonic Studios provided me with some of the products used but the ideas are solely my own.  Some affiliate links are included in supply list at no cost to you!

This first card was made using the intricate Rose die that is part of the kit and cutting it twice out of the same piece of white Pearlescent cardstock, rotating the die 180 degrees between cuts to create this pattern.

The die cut piece is overlaying a piece of plain cardstock that was sponged with several thin layers of Embellishment Mousse.  Those two pieces were matted onto a piece of Navy Classic Cardstock from the kit and adhered to a white card base.  Using the same navy cardstock, I cut the sentiment out three times using another die from the kit, stacked for added dimension.  I finished of the card by adding Aqua Shimmer to the sentiment as well as 3 different types of Nuvo Drops, including the newly released Stone Drops!

For the second card, I used the stencil that came in the kit and added a continuous pattern of these hearts and dots onto the same Navy cardstock.  I matted it with one of the Specialty paper from the kit in the gorgeous Gold.

 I used that same gold cardstock to cut out the other sentiment from the kit as well as the border in vellum.  After adhering it to the front of my card base, I finished it off with more Stone Drops and Nuvo Drops in gold.

Thanks so much for stopping by today and I hope you get to check out the video.  These were pretty simple and the kind of everyday cards I always need in my stash!
Have a great day!

( Aunt's ) Day Card - Heat Embossed Background & Distress Inks

Sunday, May 12, 2019

Hello!  Happy Mother's Day!  Today, I am sharing a card I created for my sister-in-law for Mother's Day using this awesome stamp set from Simon Says Stamp.  It has so many options for 'mother' including 'Aunt' and 'Mum.'

You can click on the video below or HERE to go directly to my YouTube Channel.

I began with the Floral Background Stamp that I heat embossed in white onto watercolor paper.  I used three Distress Inks to smush some watered down ink to the paper.  After drying the inks, I used one of the large heart dies from Tonic Studios.

I added a foam layer, cut the same way to add dimension to the top background stamp.  I heat embossed the stamp onto a piece of white cardstock using a high detail gold embossing powder.  After adhering all these layers onto the card base, I used the Nuvo glue pen to add lots of similar colors of sequins randomly to the card front.

Thanks for stopping by today and hope you all have a great Sunday and coming week!  The supplies I used are linked below.  

Some affiliate links are used at no cost to you.

Die Cut Shaker Cards - Tonic Craft Kits

Wednesday, May 8, 2019

Hello!  Today I am sharing a Shaker Card I created using one of the Die Cut Patterned Panels and full sized sealed pocket of sequins and confetti behind the die cut piece.  I used at least two products from the Tonic Craft Kits, #18 & #21 in this card.  I love being able to mix and match pieces and products for continued use!

Below is the video I filmed of the process, which can click on to watch, or go HERE directly to my YouTube Channel.

I cut the intricate panel die, 'Vibrant Damask' from some heavy weight cardstock as well as 2 layers of foam for dimension.  Using one of the Project Life pocket cards, I created a pocket the same size as the die cut piece to make the entire card a shaker.  I filled the pocket with various sequins and confetti and sealed the pocket to size with my Fuse tool from We R Memory Keepers.

I used the trio of Hybrid Inks from the 'Dream in Color' Trend collection to blend a circular pattern on the piece of cardstock the shaker pocket.  I used a stamp from the Tonic Craft kit #18 to heat emboss this sentiment in white onto a piece of heavy acetate.  I used two of the Tonic Basics circular dies to cut a round frame out of the gold glitter card from the Craft kit #21.

Finally, I began to combine the elements of the card, starting with the blended ink background on to the card base, followed by the shaker pocket, then the stacked layers of die cut patterned panels and finishing it off with the acetate framed sentiment.  I added a couple of the Rose Triad gems to the acetate too. 

I did add some heat embossed stamping, from that same craft kit, to coordinate an envelope.  I love the way this card turned out and need to do another card which highlights this combination of blended inks, without covering it up!  Thanks for stopping by today and hope you have a great week!

Stencils & Rainbows & Clouds - The Crafter's Workshop May 2019

Wednesday, May 1, 2019

Hello!  I am excited to share some happy, bright cards for you on this Wednesday!
I created several cards using 4 different 6x6 stencil and 7 Distress Inks in a rainbow of colors and a heat embossed sentiment using another stencil.

The Crafter's Workshop provided me with some products, but the ideas are completely my own.

Below are the stencils I used:

 You can click the video below or HERE to go directly to the YouTube Channel.

Three of the stencils I used were circular and one rectangular.  I used scissors to fussy cut the shapes out of the white cardstock I used the stencils to ink onto.

I adhered each of the inked pieces to a piece of black cardstock and then glued that piece to a white card base.

Using a cloud digital file, I cut some colored glassine paper, much like vellum, out using my Silhouette Cameo.  I then used another stencil to heat emboss different words in Spanish onto the clouds.

I used both a white embossing powder and a gold detail embossing powder for those sentiments.

I finished off each card with a rainbow assortment of sequins or on one card, some Nuvo Drops in similar colors.

The finished cards are fun and perfect for lots of generic uses or "just because" cards, which always come in handy in any stash of cards!

Below, is a complete list of supplies and links to those products.
( some affiliate links are used at no cost to you )

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you check out the video and make some of your rainbow & cloud cards.  Have a great week!

The Perfect Pair - Happy Anniversary Card

Monday, April 29, 2019

Happy Monday!  I am sharing a card I created using one of my most used stamp sets from Avery Elle.  It is he 'Berry Good' stamp sweet and has so many sentiment applications, that's why I reach for it so often.  The pears and punny  sentiment in the set is perfect for an anniversary, shower or wedding card!

You can click on my process video below or HERE to go directly to my YouTube Channel.

I am a little obsessed with the fresh green color that comes with emerging new growth in Spring!  Which is perfect to use for most of the products in the Tonic Studios Woodland Walk collection.

I stamped these sweet pears on watercolor paper and after painting them, layered them with foam adhesive squares onto a piece of Specialty paper from Craft Perfect.  The particular piece of paper is not part of the Woodland Walk collection, but is the back of a piece of specialty paper from a previous Craft Kit.

I used the Nuvo Embellishment Mousse from the WW Trend collection to color the textured waves in the paper as a base background for the pears.  I mounted the pears onto another piece of Craft perfect Classic Cardstock and added several types of Nuvo Drops, Crystal, Vintage & the new Stone Drops.

I finished the card off by heat embossing a sentiment on piece of black cardstock and cut it out using the sentiment strip dies from Avery Elle!  I also added some white gel pen highlights.

These are the kind of cards I need loads of; simple, non-specific for gender and in every type of holiday/scenario needed!  Thanks for stopping by today and I hope you have a great day!

Tonic Studios supplied me with some product used, but the ideas are completely my own.Supplies used listed below.  Some affiliate links are used at no cost to you!

Woodland Walk Trend Release - Tonic Studios April 2019

Friday, April 26, 2019

I wanted to share the cards I created for the Tonic Studios Woodland Walk Trend release in April.  I have shared most of them on Instagram, but wanted to include them on my Blog.

The card below I created by using one of the background panel dies as an embossing panel instead of cutting thru it.  I love this technique and thinks it adds interest without adding too much, especially since I used this Mirror Card.  I cut out the sentiment strip die & its border and layered it on to a scalloped circle.  I embellished the floral details with the Gold Oval gems and some of the Nuvo Jewel Drops.

The thank you card below was made using several of the leaves and flowers from various Adorables stamp sets that I colored using the Nuvo alcohol markers.

I created a wreath of those colored images and layered them over a circle ring die cut from the Specialty Woodgrain paper.  I used a piece of this 6x6 Woodland Walk yellow scalloped paper as the card base background.  I heat embossed the sentiment using the new Golden Sunflower Embossing powder.


For this shaker card, I colored more of the Adorable stamped images "Little Something for Harry" and one of the circle shaker set pieces to create a balloon for the hedgehog to hold. 

I blended the trio of Woodland Walk hybrid inks to blend the background and then heat embossed a sentiment onto vellum.  I filled the shaker "balloon" piece with a mixture of the Nuvo Sunset Yellow Butterfly confetti, the Treasure Chest pure sheen glitter, and the Champagne Shine sequins.

I mounted the card onto one of the pieces of Craft Perfect Kraft Cardstock.  I added a couple Nuvo Drops to the butterfly.

And finally, for this exercise in layered colored images, I used the Adorables collection "Sammy Takes It Easy."  I created lots many layers using the oval dies with two of the Woodland Walk specialty handmade papers.

For the background piece I used multiple layers of the Golden Sparkler Shimmer Powder on the watercolor cardstock.  I used various depths of 3D foam squares with the palm leaves, vines and flowers.

The sloth was the main focus in the center of the card and I embellished all the layers using all four of the Woodland Walk Nuvo drops.

I heat embossed one of the sentiments onto vellum and used the Aqua Shimmer pens on some of the images.  The final touch was some black Nuvo drops on the nose and eyes of the sloth & snail.

I had a lit of fun creating these cards and the Woodland Walk collection makes it easy to coordinate pieces and get inspired!  Make sure you check out the entire collection and all the project ideas on the Tonic Studios website.

hello Card - Woodland Walk Tonic Craft Kit #20

Wednesday, April 24, 2019

Hello!  For my post today for Tonic Studios, I created a card using products included in the Woodland Walk Craft Kit #20, which are also part of the Woodland Walk Trend Collection just released at the beginning of April.

You can click on my process video below or HERE to go directly to my YouTube Channel.

I used the new Glimmer Paste and a circle stencil from The Crafter's Workshop for the background piece.  Then I used the new Shimmer Powder from Woodland Walk to "watercolor" a piece of the Craft Perfect watercolor cardstock.

Using the Tonic basic circle dies I cut vellum, some of the Pearlescent in Fresh Mint and finally this amazing specialty woodgrain paper.  Using the Copper Blush embossing powder, not part of this kit, I added some detail to the top circle.

I layered all of these circles, some using foam or dimensional tape, some not.  I used the script sentiment die to cut out 'hello' from the gorgeous "Rustic Dusk" Mirror cardstock.  I added a second sentiment I heat embossed onto vellum and finished off the card with several metallic colors of Nuvo Crystal Drops.

Thanks for stopping by today and I hope you have a great day!

Tonic Studios supplied me with some product used, but the ideas are completely my own.
Supplies used listed below.  Some affiliate links are used at no cost to you!

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