Llama Love Valentine Cards & VIDEO - Tonic Studios

Wednesday, January 23, 2019

Hello friends!
Today, I am sharing two similar Valentine cards I made for Tonic Studios.  I used several of the mediums to create two backgrounds, both in different tones of pinks and a Llama stamp & die set I picked up.

You can click on the video below to watch, or click HERE to go directly to my YouTube channel.

Tonic Studios provided me with some of the products used, but the ideas are completely my own.
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I started by stamping out the llamas onto Neenah Classic Crest paper using the black Nuvo Hybrid Ink that is perfect for using with the Nuvo alcohol makers.  While the ink dried completely, I worked on the backgrounds.  I had a square card base already cut and folded in a dove grey color, so I used watercolor paper in the same size.

One one background piece, using lots of water and two of the Nuvo Shimmer Powders, I created a pale wash of pink paint.  On the other background piece I used one of the blending brushes to add a light background color of the Nuvo hybrid ink color Panama Rose.  After that first layer of mediums dried, I added Glimmer Paste in Moonstone to the watercolor wash background using a 6x6 stencil.

I added a layer of embellishment mousse in Pink FlambĂ© using the same stencil and a blending sponge.  I wanted to create a tone on tone background to give it some interest, while not taking away too much from my colored images.

Setting my backgrounds aside to dry, I began to color my llamas.  There is a die to cut out the entire llama and one smaller die that is for the blanket on its back.  I had stamped out 4 llamas, 2 to color completely and 2 to color just the blanket of.  After coloring and cutting out the images using my new Sidekick, I began to assemble my cards.

First, I trimmed the background pieces and adhered them to the card bases.  I had already cut out a scalloped circle and some fun foam out of the same circle die.  I added some light blue ink around the edges on the circle and glued it to the card backgrounds using the Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive glue.  It is really strong and perfect for using on a textured & mixed media background.  Next, I glued the colored llama images with another layer of the cut fun foam to the scalloped circles.  I added the little  blanket pieces to the top of the image using a pop dot for even more dimension.

I stamped one sentiment using the black ink on white cardstock and heat embossed the other sentiment onto vellum.  I added each of the sentiments to the right side of the llama in the middle of the card.  I used several colors of Vintage Drops and the Crystal Drops in Bright Gold to the Pom-poms around each llama.  I finished off the card with the Glimmer Paste using a couple of the stamped hearts that are part of the set and adding some Aqua Shimmer to the blankets.

Below is a complete listing of the supplies used.

Thanks so much for stopping by today and make sure you check out the video!
Have a great day!

Blooming Fabulous Card - Tonic Studios Kit 17

Wednesday, January 9, 2019

Hello Friends!  Today I am sharing a shaker card I created using the Tonic Studios Craft Kit No 17.
It is a lovely box of happy, fresh colors, embellishments and stamps & dies.  It was such a nice breath of fresh air after all the holiday products and projects, not to mention the rainy weather!

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

Tonic Studios has provided me with some of the products used but the ideas and opinions are totally my own.
*Compensation affiliate links used.*

I wanted to concentrate on the intricate die set as the frame for the inside shaker bits.  I used the stamp from the kit to add a heat embossed sentiment onto some heat resistant acetate.  I used this gorgeous specialty textured paper “Pink Sunset” from the kit as the background inside the shaker.  

I also used that specialty paper to create a liner for the square envelope I also made.

I love the elements of this Craft Kit and I encourage you to check out some of the other videos using the kit.  Here is a link to the official un-boxing from Tonic USA:   https://youtu.be/s_ZzEOPB4iU
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