Heartfelt Sympathy Embossed Card-Karen Hasheck


Hello Tonic and Nuvo lovers! Karen here today and once again I am sharing a card I made with Nuvo Embossing Powders and Tonic Studios dies. I discovered and shared in the March 9th blogpost and tutorial on this blog, and here on my own blog, a new technique using Nuvo embossing powders on sticky 2 sided sheets of tape attached to cardstock. When the embossing powder is melted with a heat tool on the sticky sheets, the result is a bumpy textured finish. You can choose to mix your embossing powders as I did on the tutorial I linked above, or just use one color of embossing powder as I did on the blue textured background of this sympathy card. I cut a piece of a sticky tape sheet attached to cardstock 3 ¾” by 5 ¼” and then die cut the outside only of the New Life Cross out of the center. I removed the top of the sticky sheet and applied Serenity Blue Embossing Powder all over the sheet, then heat set it with my heat gun.  I die cut the cross pieces again in white cardstock and popped that piece into the negative cross shaped hole before attaching it all to a navy blue card base. Here is a close-up of the blue textured background and lovely floral cross:

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Give Thanks! – Debbie Seyer

Hello Tonic Fans!  Debbie Seyer here today to share with you a fun Thanksgiving card.  My mom always hosts Thanksgiving.  She makes our Thanksgiving dinner very special from setting the table “just right” to sending out special invitations.  Can you see where I am going with this?  LOL  Yep, that means that I am always in charge of our special Thanksgiving invitations.  So today, I decided it was time to sit down and start designing them.  I wanted to keep them simple but elegant so I used the 1415E Eastern Oyster Layering Basics Die set from Tonic to help me.  Here is my invitation…..


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Holly Wreath – Sheri Holt

It’s Sheri here spreading some Holiday cheer. Can you believe that Christmas is just right around the corner!? I have already started my holiday cards because I have a very busy couple of months coming up. It’s never too late to start and Tonic Studios has some great Holiday dies to get your creative juices flowing!



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Joyful Embossed Z-Fold Christmas Card-Karen Hasheck


Hello Tonic lovers! Karen here today and it’s my turn to post a project on Blog Tonic USA and I am sharing a Z-fold card featuring three different ways to use Nuvo embossing powders on cards without any stamping. I started with a purple piece of cardstock cut to measure 5” by 11” and scored at 2 ¾” and 5 ½”. I also cut a pink piece 1” x 11” and scored it the same way, and a 4 ¾” x ¾” pink piece scored at the one inch line on both sides. After attaching the larger pink strip along the bottom of both sides of the z-fold card, I added the smaller pink strip inside for another decorative tab. I applied Nuvo Gold Enchantment Glitter Embossing Powder to ½” and ¼” strips of two sided tape and heat set them with my heat gun. When heated with a heat gun, the embossing powder on the glue strips becomes textured and sparkly. I applied the strips to the inside of the z-fold card and on the right side of the pink strip.

Here is a look at the z-fold card closed:

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Happy Holidays Double Embossed Card-Karen Hasheck


Hello Tonic lovers! Karen here today and I am so happy to be sharing a project on Blog Tonic USA once again featuring the beautiful Nuvo embossing powders along with Tonic’s gorgeous Christmas dies.  One of my favorite techniques using embossing powders is Double Embossing on Aluminum Foil. This technique combines heated embossing with dry embossing using embossing folders and results in a gorgeous textured background like the one shown on this card. I started with a thick square of cardstock covered with super heavy duty aluminum foil and swiped some purple and brown Staz-On inks direct to the aluminum foil. Next I covered the inside of one side of Tonic’s Layered Leaves Embossing Folder with Versamark Watermark Ink. You can choose which side of the embossing folder to coat with the Versamark ink, but I like to ink the front or the flatter of the two sides. I placed the aluminum covered square inside the Tonic embossing folder with the foil facing the Versamarked side and ran it through my Tangerine using the embossing plates. Then I dumped Nuvo Purple Haze, Hot Chocolate and Classic Gold embossing powders randomly on the inked aluminum foil and heat set those powders. The last step is to sponge on some black ink around the edges and the raised embossed leaves. The result is a textured colored shiny background which I attached to a purple square cardbase. Here is a close-up of the Double Embossed background:


I die cut the Rococo Fern Garland out of white cardstock, attached it to the front and added some “berries” created with Violet Galaxy Crystal Drops. To finish the card, I die cut the Happy Holidays Essentials die out of purple cardstock and black craft foam, glued them together and then to the card.

If you love die cuts and crafty project inspiration and chances to win great Tonic Studios prizes, you will want to join the new Tonic Fanatics Facebook group!  Here is a link to the group or search Tonic Fanatics USA on Facebook and join up today!

Tonic Studios and Nuvo Products Used:  Rococo Fern Garland and Happy Holidays Essential dies, Nuvo Purple Haze, Hot Chocolate and Classic Gold Embossing Powders, Nuvo Violet Galaxy Crystal Drops, Tonic Layered Leaves Embossing Folder, Tonic Tangerine Die Machine, Tonic Advantage V Blade Trimmer, Tonic Funky Glue Pen; Other:  heat tool, heavy duty aluminum foil, purple, black and brown StazOn inks, Versamark ink, black craft foam

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Be A Star!

Hello!  Debbie Seyer here today to share with you a card I created using one of my favorite Tonic Studios dies and some BARC Cherry Wood Paper from ARC crafts.  Creating a masculine card can sometimes be a challenge.  Most of the supplies sold seem to be more for women and I have to say that creating pretty cards is my favorite.  When I received some of this Cherry Wood Paper, I knew that a masculine card would be perfect.

Deb Seyer Be A Star Project

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