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Welcome Baby

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I have a fun baby shower card to share using a paper piecing technique to add color and interest to a single layer die.

Tonic Studios Supplies: 

How to:

  1. Cut carriage base layer from plain white card stock
  2. Cut 2nd layer from printed card stock to use in voids
  3. Cut mirror card stock and trim off canopy
  4. Glue white carriage to your background
  5. Glue printed pieces in the voids (like putting together a puzzle)
  6. Glue mirror pieces on top to resemble the metal pieces of the carriage
  7. Hand cut additional layers of bows and pop up with foam adhesive
  8. Accent with Nuvo Crystal Drops for added dimension

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I hope you will try this simple technique!

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Mother’s Day Card using the Tim Holtz Stamp Platform

Hello friends! It’s Smitha here creating a simple card with a repetitive stamping technique. Mother’s day is coming up and since my Mom lives far away from me, I wanted to make her a special card.

Supplies you will need:

This is my first time stamping with the Tim Holtz Stamping Platform and I have to say this first- this platform makes stamping SO easy! And so much more enjoyable! I am going to be creating a pattern today using the Delicate Detail Henna Flourish Stamp set.

I have a 4.25 by 5.5 inch card held in place with the magnets on the stamping platform. I also placed a piece of purple cardstock behind it to catch any stray ink that stamps off of the edges.

To Repeat Stamp my image, I just moved my card base by 1 inch on the stamping platform, re-inked the stamp and then stamped. This is such an easy way to create a pattern with a small stamp. There is no lining up of the stamp or uncertainty. And best of all- the stamping goes by so fast!!

For the bottom row I chose a darker purple shade of ink and I needed to mask off the top of the stamp with a post it.

For the top row, I chose a yellow colored ink and followed the same principle- stamp, move card by 1 inch, re ink and stamp again. I did not have to do any masking this time, because the stamp hung off the top of the card.

And here is my finished stamped background. I love how easy it was to stamp this!

Now, I needed to stamp the sentiment- which is a clear stamp. The previous stamp was rubber and now I need to change the stamping platform plate to accomodate the clear stamp height. This is super simple to do, just hold the stamping plate at 90 degrees as seen below. The plate will come off at the hinge and you can flip it.

And now you want to add the stamping plate back in place, with the ‘clear’ side on top.

Next, I am stamping this label shape from the Hello Sweetie- Pie stamp set with the same yellow colored ink I used before.

Since this label stamp has such a large solid area to ink and stamp I had some white areas where I did not ink the stamp properly. I simply re-inked the stamp and stamped again. You can easily stamp the same image multiple times to get a darker ink shade with the stamping platform.

I also stamped the outline stamp with glue and added some Nuvo Gilding Flakes on top. I love the soft shine these gilding flakes add!

Using the Tim Holtz snips I cut out the label shape and added the letters to spell the word mom. I also stamped a “I’m missing you” sentiment beneath.

After assembling the card, I felt that the mom word needed some gilding flakes as well. I simple ran the glue over the letters and added the gilding flakes onto it, brushed off the excess. I finished off the card with a few dots of the Nuvo Crystal drops.

I simply love the way the gilded letters catch the light now!

I am off to mail this card out to mom now, hope you get to make something special today as well!

Happy Crafting!

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Mixed Media Panels

Hello crafters! It’s Smitha here with a fun Mixed Media technique. I am creating a smaller mixed media panel in some fun spring colors today!

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Supplies used:

I started by trimming my paper down to a smaller size. I am using watercolor paper today, because I plan to add lots of layers to this Mixed Media panel and I don’t want any warping. Then using the Tim Holtz snips I cut down strips of old book papers and patterned papers, glued them onto the panel.

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To add some pops of color I added Nuvo Crystal drops in few areas and then smushed it around with a brush (or you can use your fingers too!)

This is a fun way to bring color to your Mixed Media pages.

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For the next layer, I stamped a pretty flower with glue and then added the gilding flakes on top. To burnish in the gilding flakes I used a nice bristled brush.

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Now it’s time to add some dimension! I love the Nuvo Embellishment mousse- they go on so easily and dry super quick! I layered them onto the page with a pretty stencil.

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To make things springy, I added some die cut butterflies. I like to add the negative space in areas, cut some butterflies in half in areas- just to add some interest.

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I finished off my panels with a few Nuvo Crystal Drop accents. These were lots of fun to make and turned out pretty cool. And they are small enough that I can add them to a card front even. Let me know in the comments below if you thing these panels are fun to make!

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Thanks for spending some crafting time with me today friends!

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Happy Crafting!

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Let’s Celebrate Card by Marisa Job

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Hello Friends! Spring is finally here and the days are getting warmer here in California. Flowers are blooming everywhere and it always inspires me to make paper flowers. This card was created with the beautiful Invite Insert die sets which coordinate with each other and for the flowers I used Hello Sweetie Pie stamp and die set.

Tonic Studios Supplies:

Other Supplies: Metallic White Cardstock, Silver Foil Cardstock.

Instructions:

1. Create a 5 ½” x 5 ½” card base from silver foil cardstock. Cut 2 smaller layers from orange and metallic white cardstock, adhere layers to card with Funky Tape Runner.

2. Die cut decorative panels from silver foil cardstock with Beautiful Banner, Archway Stripe and Rose Garden Invite Insert Die Sets. Glue decorative panels to left side of card with Funky Glue Pen.

3. Stamp banner with Wedding & Party stamp set, then die cut with coordinating die from Beautiful Banner die set. Glue banner to center of card.

4. Die cut flowers with flower die from Whimsical Frames Hello Sweetie-Pie. Color flowers with Nuvo Embellishment Mousse in Orange Blush, Royal Aubergine and Pink Flambe colors.

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5. Die cut leaves with Arboreal Dream die set, color with Nuvo Embellishment Mousse Spring Green. Glue leaves on the right side of card and then glue flowers on top of leaves.

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6. Embellish center of flowers and also around flowers with Nuvo Glitter Drops.

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Have a great day!

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Love Mixed Media Layout

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My daughter is getting married in June and I wanted to create a scrapbook layout using one of the engagement pictures.  I wanted my layout to be fairly flat so that it could easily be displayed in a frame, but would still go into a scrapbook. Using Tonic Studios Embellishment Mousse, Nuvo Jewels drops and Tonic Studios dies helped me achieve the look I was hoping for!

Here are the supplies I used:

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  1.  Use the Super Trimmer to cut out the middle portion of the base patterned paper.  This is a great paper saving technique when there is limited patterned paper for your layout.

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2.  Distress and tear edges to create interest for the second layer of the layout.  Use a sponge dauber to apply Fresh Copper Embellishment Mousse around the outside edges.

3.  Using the Failing Diamonds 6×6 Stencil and a palette knife, apply the Fresh Copper Embellishment Mousse directly to the layout and allow to dry.

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4.  Die cut kraft cardstock using the Classic Quatrefoil Patterned Panels die.  Use the paper snips to trim the die cut to fit into the corners of the layout and adhere into place.

5.  Die cut the Sent with Love die from kraft cardstock.  Use the 5″ snips to cut off the “sent with” portion of the die so that it now only reads “love”. Use sponge to apply Fresh Copper Embellishment Mousse all over this die cut.

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6.  Free hand cut a heart from some matching patterned paper.  Sponge and distress edges to match the layout.  Adhere onto layout.

7.  Adhere the “love” sentiment die cut into place as shown.

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8.  Mat the picture onto a piece of the patterned paper that was saved from the base piece.  Adhere to the layout using foam tape.

9.  Cut flowers from the paper collection to add to the layout for added interest.

10.  Apply Rosewater Jewel Drops onto layout.

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Here is a closer look at my layout.

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Another look at the layout…….

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Have a great day!

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Enjoy Today Card – Marisa Job

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Hello friends! Today I have this vintage card to share with you. I absolutely love this die set called Greek Temple Square Layering Die Set. I usually color my flowers with distress inks, but today I tried Nuvo Embellishment Mousse and I was pretty happy with the shimmer look on the flowers.

Tonic Studios Supplies: 

Other Supplies: Blue Fern Studios – Tranquility Paper Collection, Neenah Papers – natural white and green cardstock, foam tape.

Instructions:

1. Create a 6” x 6” card base from natural white cardstock. Die cut 3 decorative frames using Greek Temple Square Layering die set from designer cardstock.

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2. Color edges of frame with Nuvo Embellishment Mousse – Cosmic Brown for a vintage look. Layer decorative frames on card using foam tape for dimension.

3. Die cut sentiment with Enjoy Today die from natural white cardstock and then adhere to center of card using Funky Glue Pen.

4. Die cut flowers with Bellus Buttercup die set from natural white cardstock. Color edges of flowers with Nuvo Embellishment Mousse in Cosmic Brown and Bubblegum Blush using a sponge dauber. Shape flowers with Floral Crafters Tool Set. Layer petals with Funky Glue Pen to form flowers and then adhere to card. Embellish center of flowers with Nuvo Crystal Drops.

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5. Die cut leaves with Acorn Swirl die from green cardstock. Glue leaves under flowers.

 

 

Have a great day!

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Spring Layout | Love You

Spring is in the air! The blossoms opening up, the sweet scents of the season to come, and a promise of a fresh start are just some of the reasons this can be a favorite season! Let’s celebrate, and get creating!

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Supplies used:

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To begin, choose your stencil and embellishment mousse.

You will then layer on your embellishment mousse in the desired areas. Then, allow to dry, or use your heat tool to speed up the drying time.

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Next, you will choose your patterned paper to make the delicate heart die. Your Tim Holtz snips will come in handy, to poke out the little pieces from this intricate type of die cut!

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Add your deluxe adhesive to the delicate heart, and adhere to doily.  Then, adhere your doily to your paper, overlapping the embellishment mousse.

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Next, you will create the heart die cut.  This die cut was borrowed, and you can make one and then have an original to trace, as this project shows.

You will then use your paper distresser along the edges of the heart.  EYamabe.TonicSpringLayout - 7.jpg

After you choose your embossing powder, you will create your sentiment Love You More next.

Using a scallop circle punch, you will punch out a 3″ scallop circle from white cardstock.

Stamp the image with versamark ink.

Add your embossing powder over your stamped image.  Tap off the excess powder.

Use your embossing gun or heat tool to allow your embossing powder to set.

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Ink your edges with any distress ink you desire.

Add your glitter accents adhesive to the outside edges.

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Your cute little banner comes next!

Choose any four of the banners from the Tonic decorative banners die cut set.

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You will create two sets of those four banner die cuts.

Apply the deluxe adhesive to the decorative side of your banner pieces.

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Lastly, you will add some Nuvo Crystal drops to the tops of your decorative banners, and voila!  Your beautiful spring layout is here!

Thank you for stopping by and making Tonic a part of your creative day!

Erin