Mixed Media Tag set

Hello friends! Smitha here with a new tutorial today. A set of mixed media tags that are so much fun to make!


Supplies Used:

I started with three pre-made shipping tags and applied Nuvo embellishment Mousse over stencils to bring in color and dimension. I added small areas of stenciling scattered around the tags.



Next I layered some white gesso, and stickers. Added a twine loop to the top. And I also doodled black designs to bring in some contrast. Finally, I used Nuvo drops to bring in more color and gloss. I simply doodled with the Nuvo drops itself.


These tags have so much dimension and color. I love how they turned out!Smitha_Katti_Tonic_Studios-mixed-media-tags

Are you mixed media person? Or do you prefer simple paper crafting? Let me know in the comments below! Happy Crafting!

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Stencilled Planner Bookmarks

Hello friends! Smitha here with a new tutorial today. New year, new goals and that means new plans. I am making these adorable Mixed media bookmarks today! Let’s get started.


Supplies Used:

First, trim your paper to measure 2 by 6 inches. You can make the bookmark longer too if you wish, but the 2 inch width is a standard size.img_1634

Next, it’s time to add some shine. I used Glimmer paste for this. These come in various beautiful colors and they all sparkle in the light. img_1640

First, lay your stencil on top of the bookmark, align into place and then spread a thin layer of the Nuvo Glimmer paste using a palette knife.

Peel off carefully to reveal the design. This adds just a little texture and still is very flat.


I pierced a hole at the top and added a tassel to finish off my bookmark!Smitha_Katti_Tonic_Studios-glimmer-paste

Whether your new years resolution is read more or if you just need a planner bookmark, these babies are fun to make and oh so cute!Smitha_Katti_Tonic_Studios-diy-bookmarks

What have your new year resolutions been this year? Let me know in the comments below! Happy Crafting!

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Spring Birthday Tags

Hello friends! Smitha here with a new tutorial today – I am going back to basics and cutting paper to make flowers and leaves and it is so much fun to do!!


Supplies Used:

Today I felt like doing a bit of watercoloring, but I also wanted to use these pretty colors of Nuvo Embelllishment Mousse. So I just added a dab of the mousse onto my paper and then using a wet paint brush, I spread that color around. This gives a nice watery look with the shimmer of the mousse. So pretty!


Using a sharp pair of scissors, I then free handed a few leaf shapes. img_1657


Next I cut out spirals of circles to make tiny flowers. img_1658

I rolled the circles to form a flower shape. Such an old trick but still so cute!img_1659

For the sentiment, I chose Birthday themed ones from a few clear stamp setsimg_1660

I stamped the sentiments onto my tag first using the Stamping Platform.img_1661

I adhered all the flowers in place and then finished off the tags with Nuvo drop centers. This adds such a nice glossy effect. img_1662


I badly needed a few birthday tags for gifts and now I am set with three!Smitha_Katti_Tonic_Studios-spring

What if your favorite kind of paper flower to make? Let me know in the comments below! Happy Crafting!

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Koala Stamped Valentines

Hello friends! Smitha here with a new tutorial today. We are collaborating with Neat and Tangled this week, so make sure to come back and check out all the projects!

I made a set of these cute Koala Valentines, and I’ll share the tutorial below.


Supplies Used:

I first trimmed down my cardstock using the V Trimmer. I cut a 8.5 by 11 inch cardstock into two.


Next, to stamp the little Koalas I used the Tim Holtz Stamp platform. When you are stamping multiples of the same card design, this platform is very useful to have. img_1636

I stamped the Koala using some dark brown ink, and make sure your platform is set to the ‘clear’ side because all of Neat and Tangled stamps are clear stamps. img_1637

I wanted to have the sentiment pop up and contrast a bit. So I stamped the Koala onto some white cardstock first. And then I aligned and stamped the sentiment using some sticky embossing ink. I poured the copper embossing powder on top and heat set this. img_1638

The sentiment sits on a flag shape that is so cute! I cut out the flag shape and then adhered it in place.img_1639

Using the Nuvo drops, I added a big black nose and some furry details to the ear. img_1648img_1649

And I love how cure this little guy looks! I did do some simple shading to his body with a marker before applying the Nuvo drops.img_1650

Since I had all my supplies out, I went ahead and made 3 of these cute Valentines. Smitha_Katti_Tonic_Studios_NEat-and-tangled-1

I hope you have a Koality day! 😉Smitha_Katti_Tonic_Studios_Neat-and-Tangled2

Happy Crafting!

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Easy Embossed Valentines

Hello friends! Smitha here with a new tutorial today. I am combining two of my loves, die cutting and embossing today to make these simple but cute Valentines!


Supplies Used:img_1627

Using the V blade Trimmer, cut each color of cardstock in half to measure 4.25 by 11 inches .


Reserve one half for the card base and then die cut the delicate heart shape with the from the other half using the Tangerine machine.

img_1652Next, press a sticky ink pad all over the die cut heart. Or apply a thin layer of glue onto it. And pour embossing powder all over it. img_1651

Slowly heat set the embossing powder to create these beautiful shiny die cut hearts. Adhere onto card front. Smitha_Katti_Tonic_Studios-embossing

You can mix and match colors to quickly and easily create a set of Valentines in no time! Smitha_Katti_Tonic_Studios-valentinessmitha_katti_tonic_studios-rococo-die.jpg

Do you create valentines? I do! I love sending them in my kids lunch box.

Happy Crafting!

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Hand lettered Love Canvas

Hello friends! Smitha here today with a totally full DIY home decor project that you can use year after year! Let’s get crafting!


Supplies Used:

Start with a blank canvas of any size you need and choose a color of the mousse. I chose a dark red color today.


Scoop out a little of the Nuvo Embellishment mousse and with a paintbrush mix in some water to thin it down. Then using the thinned out mousse start free handing your letters. img_1631

While lettering, go slow. Go really slow at first. And then go over your strokes a couple of times to create smooth lines. img_1632

Next, to bring in dimension, I used the Nuvo gloss drop to add an outline to my letters. This covers up any uneven lines you might have from the painting. img_1633img_1644

Finally, to add some shine and glitter, I used the Nuvo Crystal drop to slowly add tiny dots inside the painted area. This gives a beautiful faux marquee sign kind of feel. img_1656

img_1645And that’s it! Three steps, three easy steps and you have a cute sign ready to be used!img_1647img_1646


Valentines day is such a great time of the year, because it means spring is around the corner right?

Happy Crafting!

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Thank you cards with Nuvo drops

Hello friends! Smitha here with a new tutorial today that is all about painting and adding floral elements with Nuvo drops! Let’s get started.


Supplies Used:

I used some pre made notecards today, because I needed a few quick thank you cards. I started by painting flower and leaf doodles all over the card with some white acrylic paint.


While the paint was drying I quickly die cut a few thank you sentiments. img_1664

Then I went over my flowers and added small lines, dots and details with the Nuvo drops. This not only brings in a pop of color to these cards but also added dimension.



How pretty are these? You can mix and match colors of the Nuvo drops to create different color schemes easily. Smitha_Katti_Tonic_Studios-thank-you-card

Are you a carmaker? My favorite cards are always thank you cards.  Let me know in the comments below what you love to make! Happy Crafting!

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