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Birthday Wishes Card by Marisa Job

Hello friends! I have been having so much fun with my Nuvo Aqua Flow Pens. They are great for coloring and creating water colored backgrounds. The colors blend beautifully with water using the Nuvo spray bottle and Nuvo water brush.

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Tonic Studios Supplies:

Other Supplies: White, Purple and blue cardstock, white watercolor cardstock, Ranger Distress Inks, purple silk ribbon, heat tool.

Instructions:

1. Create a 6” x 6” card base from purple cardstock. Die cut a 5 ½” x 5 ½” square with Scalloped Square die set from white watercolor cardstock.

2. To create the water colored background, scribble with Nuvo Aqua Flow pens on glass cutting mat. I used Aqua Splash, Indigo Dawn and Azure Blue Aqua Flow pens. Spray water on top with Nuvo Light Mist Spray Bottle and then apply white watercolor cardstock on top to capture color. Dry wet cardstock with heat tool. Repeat this process several times until colors are darker.

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3. Die cut Posy Pillar Strips from white cardstock. Color with Aqua Flow pens as background. Glue to card with Funky Glue Pen. Color inside the die cuts with Aqua Splash pen and Nuvo Water Brush.

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4. Mat water colored square with blue cardstock and adhere to card front.

5. Die cut flowers with Apple Blossom die set from white cardstock. Color flowers and leaves with distress inks and dauber. Shape petals with Floral Crafters Tool set, glue layers together and then adhere to card as pictured. Embellish center of flowers with Nuvo Crystal Drops.

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6. Create a bow with purple silk ribbon and glue under flower.

Have a great day!!

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A card for just saying Hi!

I love simple and bright cards in the summer.  There is something about the summer colors that just make me smile and I love it when I have the opportunity to share that smile with someone that I care about.

This card is a simple way to do just that and it is a snap to create so it is the perfect balance of handmade and time-saving, married with the flair of summer.

Here’s what you will need to create your card:

Directions for putting it together:

1.Trim your kraft cardstock to 8.5″ x 5.5″ and fold it in half.  Use it to find two dies that will fit the way you like – one plain and one scalloped, with the scalloped one being smaller.

2.  Cut one of each out of the watercolor paper.

3.  Using a variety of colors of your aqua flow markers, begin adding color to the plain edged larger piece.  Dry between each layer.

4.  Using a third piece of watercolor paper, begin to create your flowers.  Start with the plain flower bases. Apply these stamps to the stamp platform.  Use the Aqua Flow pens to add color.  You might need to stamp it 2-3 times to get the color you are looking for.  Dry completely.

  

5.  Take the corresponding detailed stamp and use the alcohol markers to add the details.  Again you might need to stamp it 2-3 times.

6.  Using your snips, cut out your flower and petal shapes.  Run them through the Xyron.

7.   Adhere the desired flowers to the scalloped watercolor card.

8.  Add some subtle additional color to the cards by dripping on some of the Aqua Flow colors by tapping the pen against a finger.

9.  Add your ‘Hi” sentiment with your stickers.

10.  Use pop dots to add the layers together on the card.

Now you just need to grab an envelope, address it to the intended recipient and you are all set to go!

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Cupcake & Treat Box by Marisa Job

Hello Friends! This is such a cute box die set, very simple and fun project to make. I was able to fit 2 Nuvo Crystal Drops bottles in this box for a present for one of my friends.

 

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Tonic Studios Supplies:

Other Supplies: Teal Metallic Cardstock, White Cardstock, Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L Adhesive Sheets, Pink Silk Ribbon, Sponge Dauber.

Instructions:

1. Die cut Cupcake & Treat Box base from teal metallic cardstock. You need to die cut 2 pieces for the box base.

2. Die cut decorative pieces from white cardstock. Color with Nuvo Embellishment Mousse. I used 3 colors, Royal Aubergine, Pink Flambe and Orange Blush. I also used a sponge dauber to mix colors together.

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3. Die cut decorative background pieces from white cardstock and double adhesive sheet. Adhere colored decorative pieces to adhesive background pieces and then cover exposed sticky areas with Nuvo Pure Sheen Glitter.

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4. Adhere decorative pieces to box with Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive glue. Assemble box by folding scored lines and gluing at the tabs.

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5. Die cut small tag from die set. Tie box together with a ribbon.

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Thanks for visiting!

Marisa 

 

 

 

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Happy Anniversary Card by Marisa Job

Hello Friends! I have another card to share with you created with Tonic’s gorgeous die sets called Fanciful Florals for the borders and Beautiful Blooms for the flowers.

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Tonic Studios Supplies:

 Other Supplies: Designer cardstock, white cardstock, chalk ink in blue and green, silk ribbon.

Instructions:

1. Create a 6” x 6” card base from white cardstock. Cover card front with 3 layers of designer cardstock.

2. Cut a 5 ½” x 2 ½” piece of designer cardstock, adhere to center of card.

3. Die cut Happy Anniversary from white cardstock. Glue sentiment to center of card using Funky Glue Pen.

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4. Die cut Fanciful Floral strips from white cardstock. Glue to sentiment panel as pictured.

5. Die cut multiple flowers and leaves using Beautiful Blooms from white Foamiran. Color with chalk ink, shape with Floral Crafters tool set and then glue to card.

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6. Create bow with white silk ribbon and glue under flower.

Have a great day!

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get well soon

A family friend of ours recently had cataract surgery.  She’s one of the sweetest, kindest people on the planet, so, when she started referring to herself as a pirate, I could only laugh at that image.  Her pillaging and plundering – she’d honestly be the most giving pirate on the high seas – more of a Robin Hood and less of a Blackbeard.

While knowing she was dealing with this, resting and healing, I wanted to send her a little pick me up to let her know that we were thinking of her.  And, of course, honor that little bit of pirate hidden well below her loving surface…

Supplies:

How to put it together:

  1. Add embossing ink to the raised side of the embossing folder.                        
  2. Insert your card base and run through the tangerine.
  3. Add embossing powder, remove excess, and heat set.                                   
  4. Quickly wipe off embossing folder with wet wipe to remove ink.
  5. Cut out parts for the fox. Use washi tape, if you want, to hold the tail embossing die in place.   
  6. Use adhesive and build your fox.                                                                     
  7. Attach the fox to the card front.  Using the paw die, I cut an extra piece to create the eye patch.  I then drew on the lines for the string.
  8. Adhere a second card to the back so that you can cleanly write a message – the back will be debossed from the envelope, making it difficult to write.
  9. Add your sentiment with stickers.                                                                     
  10. Trim paper to fit inside the envelope to match the card and to add a bit of fun to the interior of the envelope. 
  11. Adhere the top portion, tucking in the bottom portion only, allowing for movement when opening and closing the envelope.

All that was left to do was add a sentiment to our favorite foxy pirate, wishing her well, and dropping this little card into the mail.

I hope she enjoys getting it as much as I enjoyed making it!  The Frankie Fox die is just too cute!

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Gelli Prints using Nuvo by Smitha Katti

Hello Friends! Smitha here showing you how I use my gel press to make colorful prints with Nuvo products.

Supplies you will need:

 I start by adding a random doodle using the Nuvo Crystal Drops. I use two blue colors and cover the entire gel plate with a design. Now onto that, I press down a Kraft card and press down firmly to transfer the color. A brayer comes in handy here to apply even pressure all over the card. Carefully peel off the card to see the print. I love how the light blue looks so soft on the card! I then pressed a blue cardstock onto the gel press to pick up the leftover color. This is called the second print or ghost print.  Next I wanted to add some stencil details. So using the Essentials stencil I layered a thin coat of the Nuvo Embellishment Mousse. The Mouse is great way to add color and shimmer to print. I then press the card onto the gelli press again. Another option is to doodle some more color onto the gel press. I love to create a 2/3 and 1/3 ratio of color on my designs.  Onto the same print, I also added a layer of Nuvo Glimmer paste. This adds such a soft shimmer to your print.  And here is how my final print turned out! It has many many layers and that is how I like it to be. You can stop layering your color at any time and make your print as simple or as busy as you want.

Have you tried gelli printing before? Have you tried it with Nuvo products? Let  me know in the comments below! Happy Crafting!

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Sending Big Hugs!

Hello friends!  It’s Debbie here to share with you a bright and colorful card today.  I love the color combo in this patterned paper and knew it would make such a cute card.

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Supplies Used:

To make this card, cut the apple cardstock to 4 1/4 x 11″.  Fold it at 5 1/2″ to create the base for the card.  Cut a piece of the patterned paper to 4 x 5 1/4″.  Cut a piece of white cardstock and run it through the Tangerine Machine with the Simple Stripes.  Adhere the embossed white cardstock onto the patterned paper panel.  Cut two strips of patterned paper and use scissors to add the banner detail on one edge of each.

Stamp the sentiment and frame onto some white cardstock.  Fussy cut the frame out and add some crystal drops.

This card is super simple and quick to create!  Plus it’s has such fun colors!

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Thanks for stopping by!

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