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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

 

 

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New Life Cross Easter Card – Karen Hasheck

 

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I was inspired by spring colors when making this card, particularly green which is the color for new life as in the name of this beautiful cross from Tonic Studios. Green is also my favorite color and the Pantone Color of the Year as shown here:

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Supplies needed to make this card:

The subtle yellow background on this card was created with a spray of Lemon Sorbet Embellishment Mousse and water on watercolor paper. I learned how to create this spray in a tip that Heidi Blankenship shared in this Tonic Studios USA blog post. Here is a close up look at the subtle yellow shimmer and the detail of the gorgeous green New Life Cross:

 

Here are the steps I used to create this card:

  1. Die cut a circle out of the area which is hidden by the Sunray Window diecut in the yellow background after it dries.
  2. Adhere the Sunray Window Scene die cut out of blue cardstock to the yellow background with glue, trim and attach to a square green card base.
  3. Using pop dots for dimension, attach the yellow circle to the middle of the Sunray Window.
  4. Die cut the delicate floral New Life Cross front out of green mirror card and layer it on a lighter green cross back piece, then attach with pop dots.
  5. Using Dandelion Yellow Crystal Drops, add dotted embellishments to the center of the cross flowers and around the yellow circle.

If you want to make easy and beautiful cards for any season, try any of the Nuvo products and/or Tonic Studios dies we share here on the Tonic Studios USA blog.

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DIY Embellished Gift Bags

When embellishing gift bags, I like to keep it simple but the end result still needs to add a little drama. Because if you are decorating gift bags for a party, you will have a bunch of them to make and keeping the process simple speeds things along. Using the Layering Butterfly die set is perfect for such occasions!

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Supplies used:

I start by die cutting butterflies using the Layering Butterfly die set. When I have my Tangerine Machine out I like to die cut more than I need for a project, that way I always have a few extra beautiful die cuts to make a quick matching tag or card.

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Now comes the easy part. Simple adhere the butterflies one atop another and to create a stunning dimensional butterfly! I love how easy it is to make these!

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As a final touch, I used Nuvo Crystal Drops Gloss to add small tiny circles in the centre of each butterfly. And the bags are ready for the guests!

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Another way to add these butterflies to larger paper bags, is by first decorating the bag top with a paper doily. This gives a great frame like area for you to add the butterflies.

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Again I layer the butterflies, this time I added a gold butterfly as one of the layers to add a little shine to the bag.

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To finish off these bags I used a soft pink shade of Nuvo Crystal Drops Gloss in Bubblegum shade to add dimension and gloss to the centre of each butterfly.

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Now come party day, I simply fill the bags with treats, fold the top of the paper bag down and these pretty embellished gift bags are ready to go!

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These are a few simple ideas to embellish gift bags for your spring parties. You could take this idea a step further and make matching cards, tags, banners etc using the same Layering Butterfly die set. Wouldn’t that be fun?

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Rainbow Card

Make a cute, whimsical rainbow card very easily by using oval diecuts, this card is sure to bring a smile to your gift recipient. I like to make a bunch of these at once so that I have a stack of rainbow cards ready for the month of March!

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Supplies you will need:

To begin, I die cut ovals from rainbow colored cardstock using the Oval Layering Die Set. The ovals are perfect to make a rainbow, but you could also use a stacking circle die set for this.

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Once Die cut, I easily layered and glued all of the ovals to form a stack in rainbow order.

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To turn the ovals into rainbow arcs, I simply cut the stack of ovals in the center using the V Blade trimmer. Hold the stack of the ovals in one hand and run the trimmer blade back and forth a couple of times in the same place to make sure you cut through all of the layers.

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And thats how easy it was to create two rainbows for two rainbow cards! To finish off my rainbows, I hand cut a few cloud shapes from white cardstock using the Tim Holtz 5 inch Mini snips. This handy little scissor makes cutting shapes very easy!

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At this point I felt the rainbow needed some sparkle or shine. I reached for my trusty Nuvo drops and chose the Nuvo Glitter Accent – Fresh Snowfall to add a white sparkle and shimmer to the clouds. I first like to outline the cloud shape and then fill it in with the glitter accent. Let the glitter dry and your Rainbow card is ready!

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I simply love how the glittery clouds turned out! Because we die cut the ovals for the rainbow, this is a card design that is super easy to mass produce for a class or as an invite!

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I hope this rainbow card brought a little color and cheer into your day friends! Happy Crafting!

 

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Miss You Card by Marisa Job

Hello Friends! I had so much fun coloring these new Mandala Moments stamps using the new Nuvo Brush Script markers. The markers work beautifully for coloring detailed images.

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Tonic Studios Supplies:

 

Other Supplies: White and Pink Cardstock, Ranger Distress ink pads, foam squares.

Instructions:

Die cut card base using Swirling Frame die set from white cardstock. Die cut decorative frame from pink cardstock, adhere to card base.

Stamp Miss You with Mandala Moments stamps and then die cut with coordinating dies. Color with Nuvo Brush Script pens and then adhere to card with foam squares.

Die cut multiple flowers using Plush Peony die set, color with distress inks. Shape flowers with Floral Crafters Tool Set and then glue to card using Funky Glue pen. Embellish center of flowers with Nuvo Crystal Drops.

Die cut leaves with Acorn Swirl die set, color with distress ink and then glue to card under flowers.

Create small pearls with Nuvo Jewel Drops around flowers.

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Have a great day!

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To brighten your day…

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Home decor brings me great joy to create!  Today, I have a little desk canvas, full of big LOVE for you.

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After painting the canvas, gather the stencil, embellishment mousse, and palette knife together.  Place stencil on canvas, and spread the embellishment mousse over the areas you wish to cover your canvas.

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After allowing the mousse to dry, choose your paper to use in your layering heart diecut.  Adhere the layering heart with Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive to the canvas.Tonic.canvas. - 3.jpg

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Next, stamp and color in the LOVE with the Nuvo creative pens.Tonic.canvas. - 5.jpg

 

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Add some Glimmer Paste to the doily, and adhere the doily to the canvas.  Add some glimmer past randomly on the canvas.  Finally, adhere the colored Love sentiment to your doily!

Thank you making the Tonic blog a part of your creative day!

Erin